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USTR’s Investigations On IP Rights Against India: Is There A Tenable Case?

Intellectual Property Watch - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:47
On 14 October, the US Trade Representative (USTR) began the out-of-cycle review (OCR) of India’s intellectual property (IP) laws, the mandate which it gave itself in the 2014 Special 301 Report. Like several years in the past, the USTR once again included India in the Priority Watch List, but this time, India’s IP laws are being subjected to the additional scrutiny through an OCR. It is to be seen whether the OCR sets the stage for naming India as a Priority Foreign Country, viewed by the USTR as worst offender of intellectual property rights, in the next Special 301 report. USTR’s inclusion of India for the OCR was a reflection of the influence that the domestic lobbies have on the country’s engagement with its partner countries, and about USTR's consistency with World Trade Organization rules, writes Biswajit Dhar.
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Veteran singer John Holt is dead

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:10
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital on Sunday. He was 69.
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US lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola — report

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:42
WASHINGTON, (AFP) — A cruise ship carrying a lab worker suspected of contact with Ebola returned to Texas Sunday, as US media reported the woman had tested negative for the deadly disease.
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Rastafarian leader urges members to emulate Nation of Islam teachings ‎

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Rastafari group in Jamaica today showed their appreciation to Nation of Islam leader Lious Farrakhan at the staging of the Million Man March now underway at the National Arena.
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UPDATE: Vaz says first move is to unite Central Westmoreland constituency

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:25
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Dwayne Vaz in an interview with OBSERVER ONLINE Sunday said that his first mission was to work to unite People's National Party (PNP) supporters in Central Westmoreland ahead of the general elections due in 2016.
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Health Minister asks Canada for assistance with Jamaica’s Ebola preparedness

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:39
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson has asked that Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica look at possible ways in which his country can assist Jamaica in its Ebola response.
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Dwayne Vaz PNP candidate for Central Westmoreland  

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:14
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — People's National Party (PNP) delegates today voted for Dwayne Vaz as the man to replace the late Roger Clarke as their next representative in the Central Westmoreland constituency.
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New-look Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal now complete

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:46
ST ANN, Jamaica — The multi-million-dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal is now complete, with visitors and local tourism interests benefiting from the work done.
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Cop busted in alleged sex-case extortion of teacher  

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another policeman has been arrested on suspicions that he breached the Corruption Prevention Act.
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Million-Man March underway at National Arena

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:11
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Nation of Islam-held 'Million Man March', being hosted in Jamaica for the first time, is now underway at the National Arena in Kingston.
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In Spain, nursing assistant declared Ebola-free

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:48
MADRID (AP) — Spain says a test has shown a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola is now clear of all traces of the virus.
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 Police seize firearm during Waltham Park Road spot check

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Hunts Bay Police say they have seized a .380 semiautomatic pistol and nine .380 rounds of ammunition on Waltham Park Road, Kingston 13 on Saturday, October 18.
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Portland Art Gallery hosts fair today

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:14
PORTLAND, Jamaica -- The Portland Art Gallery is today hosting an exhibition titled ‘The finest art with a touch of magic’ at Cajanas Café in the Port Antonio square.
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Ebola guidelines for funeral homes Tuesday

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:29
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson will be officially handing over the completed Guidelines for the Operation of Funeral Establishments and Mortuaries to operators of funeral establishments at a function scheduled for next Tuesday.
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PNP delegates now casting vote for Roger Clarke’s replacement

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:08
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — People's National Party (PNP) delegates in Central Westmoreland are steadily streaming into Mannings High School to select the party's representative for the constituency.
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Trini girl held in ‘candle wax’ death of 9-year-old brother

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:08
PORT-OF-SPAIN (Trinidad Express) — A teenage relative of nine-year-old Abeomi Jeremiah, who was found motionless on his bed with candle wax on his eyelids, has been in police custody since Monday.
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Jamaica hosts Million Man March today

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Nation of Islam-held 'Million Man March' will be staged in Jamaica today for the first time since inception in 1995.
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Ferguson to lead Ebola response delegation to Cuba

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:00
MINISTER of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson will be leading a delegation to Cuba to seek support in light of the threat of Ebola.
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Milton Miller and ConserveIt giving solar a huge lift

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:00
GROWING up, Milton Miller watched his father, Frederick, an electrical engineer, try various methods to generate energy on the farm on which they lived in Hanover.
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Retired librarian to be honoured tomorrow

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:00
WHEN Patricia Cuff began working at the Jamaica Library Service in 1965, it was completely different from what it is today.
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