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Chile approves same-sex civil unions

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 22 min ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Chile's Congress on Wednesday approved the country's first law authorising civil unions of gay and lesbian couples.
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Judges need protection, says Opposition

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 34 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opposition spokesman on justice and justice reform, Senator Alexander Williams has expressed shock and amazement at the minister of national security’s announcement of plans to review the assignment of close protection police personnel for the protection of judges.
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Businesswoman facing fraud charges for motor vehicle insurance

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 42 min ago
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – Forty-four-year-old businesswoman Sandra Morris of Cassava Piece, St Andrew, was on Tuesday charged for her role in the production of fraudulent motor vehicle insurance documents.
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Looking Behind The Different Invalidation Rates Of Oppositions And IPRs

Intellectual Property Watch - 6 hours 39 sec ago
Opposition proceedings in Europe have long served as a powerful tool for third parties to challenge the validity of a patent before the European Patent Office (EPO). Now, under the America Invents Act (effective September 2012), the United States (US) has two new procedures for challenging the validity of a patent before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review. Current statistics indicate a higher invalidation rate for IPRs as compared to EPO oppositions.
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Several men held in police/military operation

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 17 min ago
KINGTSON, Jamaica – Several men from the downtown Kingston area were Wednesday morning taken into custody during a joint police/military operation.
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Russian bank chief kills 3 colleagues, himself after being fired

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 33 min ago
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russian news reports say that a manager at the Central Bank's branch in a far eastern city has killed three colleagues and then himself after losing his job.
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YouTube overloaded, staff cannot filter content, says Google

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 7 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror-related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.
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B'dos Gov't tables legislation to abolish mandatory death sentences

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 14 min ago
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados Government has tabled legislation aimed at abolishing mandatory death sentences.
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Windies team sponsor for the Cricket World Cup 2015 announced

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 56 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that Yepme will be the West Indies team sponsor for the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
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Hanna says she was not informed of Kaci's departure or arrival

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 3 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has responded to criticisms from Jamaicans who are disgruntled that no Government official was present at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Monday, when Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell returned to the island.
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VIP Protection Division shake-up

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 30 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A review is currently being done of the deployment of personnel at the VIP Protection Division (formerly Protective Services Division) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
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The Challenge Of Complying (Or Not) With Communication Laws Online

Intellectual Property Watch - 8 hours 36 min ago
Is it possible to fully comply with all the laws surrounding online communication? Michel Jaccard, founder of id est avocats says, “The answer is, ‘no.’” Speaking last week at the Club Suisse de la Presse, Jaccard made the case that when it comes to the online world, we should look beyond legal compliance and start thinking more strategically.
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Calling all event promoters, organisers

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 50 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Promoters and organisers of events are invited to submit their activities for inclusion in the Jamrock Summer promotional programme, being spearheaded by the entertainment division of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.
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PM thanks US Congress for supporting Ja's IMF programme, encourages investment

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 31 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has thanked members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in the United States House of Representatives for their support when Jamaica sought to secure funding under an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2012.
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US measles outbreak grows to 87 cases

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 12 min ago
LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.
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West Indies to bowl in rain-delayed ODI

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 36 min ago
CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) – The West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl in the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
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Educator Olive Fitz-Henley dies

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 42 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Educator and co-founder of the Fitz-Henley Secretarial Institute, Olive Fitz-Henley, is dead.
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Canadian Gov't supports disaster management in Jamaica

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 59 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government of Canada is spending more than CA$95,000 to assist Jamaica in implementing disaster risk reduction projects.
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14-y-o in Israel prison for throwing rocks

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 10 min ago
BETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth.
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UHWI to get equipment worth J$6 million from 5k proceeds

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 46 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Guardian Life Limited will today hand over J$6 million worth of equipment to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).
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