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Commission tours Tivoli Gardens

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica –Members of the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry are gearing up to begin their tour of the community that was the centre of the May 2010 operation to apprehend then don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.
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Apple smartwatch sold-out on launch day

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:34
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Apple gave consumers their first hands-on look at its smartwatch Friday pushing into wearable tech just as rival Samsung rolled out its new flagship smartphones.
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Public holiday in Anguilla as new chief minister sworn in

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:13
THE VALLEY, Anguilla (CMC) – Victor Banks was sworn in as the new head of government in this British Overseas Territory after his Anguilla United Front (AUF) was swept into power on Wednesday.
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Four to hang for girl's rape, murder in Indian Kashmir

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 03:27
SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – A court in Indian-administered Kashmir sentenced four men to death Friday after they were convicted of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl which sparked protests across the region.
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Samsung releases Galaxy S6 Edge in Korea

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 03:16
SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) – Samsung rolled out its new smartphone in South Korea and 20 other countries on Friday in a bid to restore its role as market leader.
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FBI investigates British rogue trader for allegedly stashing millions in C’bean offshore banks

Jamaica Observer - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 02:35
LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) – The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is investigating a British trader who allegedly stashed millions of pound sterling in offshore bank account in some Caribbean islands. 
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House approves Revenue Appeals Division Bill

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
GOVERNMENT on Wednesday fulfilled an outstanding recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2008, to make the Taxpayer Appeals Department an independent entity within the Ministry of Finance.
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Relief for minimum business taxpayers

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
Changes to the provisions of the Minimum Business Tax Act increasing the threshold to $5,000, and introducing a two-year grace period for newly started businesses were approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
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30 per cent of Jamaicans have no bank account

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — With more than 30 per cent of Jamaicans said to be "unbanked", chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), Colin Bullock, is calling for greater financial inclusion for all citizens as a key ingredient in fostering growth and national development.
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Medical doctor dies in crash

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
A medical doctor assigned to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) was killed in a motor car accident on Wednesday.
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Junior minister wants more girls in IT

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson wants more girls to become actively involved in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
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500 LED street lights to be installed in communities islandwide

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
THE Government will be installing 500 light-emitting diode (LED)-powered street lights in various communities across the island this year.
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St Aubyn Bartlett ‘fired up’ to take Central Manchester

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
BELLEFIELD, Manchester — Close to a year since becoming the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Central Manchester, Dr St Aubyn Bartlett says he is "fired up" to replace Peter Bunting as Member of Parliament as well as help his party to form the next government.
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70 Longville Park units for special allocation

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
CABINET has approved a recommendation for the retroactive implementation of the special selection housing beneficiaries in Phase Three of the Longville Park Housing Development in Clarendon.
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'Amazing outcome to a sad story'

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
MUCH like they did when his dire situation was highlighted last month, Jamaica Observer online readers had much to say about Rosalvo Patterson's improved living conditions as published yesterday. Patterson moved into his new home two Sundays ago, weeks after he was reported to be living in a ramshackle fowl coop in Jericho, St Catherine. The readers particularly praised music producer Wayne "Lonesome" Brown, who led the assistance for the elderly man. Here are some edited comments:
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A tale of two boards

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
Seems that the PNP will respond to popular sentiment but on its own time. The chairmen of the NHT and the NSWMA boards, Mr Easton Douglas and Mr Steve Ashley, respectively, have been replaced with hardly any fanfare. Some have already commented that they hope Mr Dennis Chung knows what he is in for in taking up the NSWMA chairmanship.
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CRASH!

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
The driver of the truck was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of the vehicle on reaching the bottom of Red Hills in St Andrew. It was not clear if the truck developed mechanical problems after descending the hill. (PHOTOS: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)
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Woman pleads guilty to conning three of $310,000

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
A woman who pleaded guilty of conning three people out of $310,000 after offering to rent them an apartment, breathed a sigh of relief this week when her bail was extended.
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Thank you

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
The management of the Jamaica Library Service on Wednesday feted its administrative secretaries to mark Administrative Professionals Day. The women were treated to gifts and makeovers, while there were motivational speeches.
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J'can man wanted in connection with St Lucia murder

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The police are searching for a Jamaican man in connection with the latest homicide here - the sixth since the start of the month.
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