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Farrakhan: Caribbean being marginalised

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says the Caribbean is being marginalised. He said students who attained tertiary level education from the University of the West Indies (UWI) were leaving Trinidad to go to places like England and the United States of America because they cannot put their theoretical knowledge to practice. He said they will free the Caribbean of the clutches of the former colonial masters.

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JAMAICA - Six Jamaicans detained in Trinidad & Tobago

Piarco_IntlJamaica’s Foreign Affairs Ministry says it’s working feverishly to have  six Jamaicans who arrived at the Piarco Intertational Airport and were detained in  the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago returned home safely.

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DIASPORA - Jamaican novel selected for presentation at int'l humanities conference

LOVERS_LEAPAward-winning Jamaican-born Canadian author Horane Smith’s popular novel, Lover’s Leap: Based on the Jamaican Legend, will be the subject of one of dozens of papers on cultural and social issues that will be presented at the 10th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, in June, this year.

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DIASPORA - Jamaican teacher facing UK deportation, granted reprieve

A Jamaican teacher who was facing deportation from the UK has been given a last minute reprieve.

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Obama urges comprehensive immigration reform

obama_lg-275x184WASHINGTON – United States President Barack Obama has urged the US Congress to work with him on “comprehensive” immigration reform.

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JAMAICA OBSERVER EDITORIAL: An Obama landslide in the making?

Obama-flag-ldFortune, it is said, favours the brave. After some very lonely days in the public opinion surveys, United States President Barack Obama is enjoying an interesting bounce back.

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JAMAICA - PNP mourns passing of Dudley Thompson

dudleythompsonKingston, January 22, 2012: The Peoples National Party, PNP painfully mourns the recent loss of one of its most outstanding stalwarts, the internationally recognised, Ambassador the Hon. Dudley Thompson.

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BARBADOS - Caribbean should take heed says US envoy

Small societies and economies like those in the Caribbean should heed the lessons learned from the case of Allen Stanford.

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US Virgin Islands targets West Indians with Tempo

NEW JERSEY, January 21, 2012 - The United States Virgin Islands is offering an extra warm welcome this year to its Caribbean neighbors and to the region's Diaspora.

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Jamaica’s Ambassador says education system is 'a time bomb ticking'

Queens, New York, Sunday, February 19, 2010 - Despite  monumental efforts from parents and government, the performance data, shows that Jamaica's investment in education “is just not bringing in the returns we would like to see.”

 

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DIASPORA - Jamaicans in Atlanta to launch Jamaica's 50th anniversary celebrations

Jamaicans residing in the southern US state of Georgia, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their homeland’s independence with a year-long series of activities.

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BARBADOS to review the Canadian farm work programme

The Canadian Farm Labour Programme is feeling the slice of the economic axe, as farms that traditionally took thousands into North America are either closing or downsizing.

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Notables of Caribbean Heritage to be Honoured in Toronto in March

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 - The University of the West Indies (UWI) will host its 3rd Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto, on Saturday March 10, 2012.

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Republicans & Democrats decline to return Stanford money

standford_in_cuffsNational fund-raising committees for the Democratic and Republican parties, President Barack Obama, and other major politicians have declined to return campaign donations totaling US$1.8 million from Houston financier R Allen Stanford, now on trial for allegedly masterminding a US$7 billion Ponzi scheme. The court-appointed receiver charged with returning money to Stanford investors obtained a federal court order last June against five Democratic and Republican campaigns. But they haven’t returned the money.

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NEW YORY CITY - Caribbean Nations could benefit from proposed NYC Pension Fund

New York City - A major investment initiative designed to spur economic and social development in the Caribbean and boost New Yorkers' public pensions is being considered by the office of New York City Comptroller.

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NEW YORK- Guyanese sworn in as a Judge in NY

Guyanese Pam Jackman – Brown , of Springlands  Corentyne was on January 27 sworn in as a Judge in the Queens Supreme Court in NewYork , becoming one of the few women to be so elected .She was nominated following elections for the post in November last year. She will preside over criminal matters.

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USA - Internet gambling gets green light in US

online_gamblingWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration cleared the way for states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue and spur web-based gambling.

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Jamaican Diaspora snubbing Air Jamaica- Dennis Lalor

Air Jamaica's Chairman, Dennis Lalor has indicated that the Jamaican Diaspora has been snubbing the airline, since its takeover by Caribbean Airlines.

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JN Money Services Adds Travel to Services in UK

In a strategic move to expand its services and respond to changing client needs in the United Kingdom, JN Money Services Limited (JNMS), through its UK subsidiary, JN Overseas UK Limited, has entered into a partnership with the well-known, Birmingham-based Diamond Travel to add a travel service component to its suite of products and services in that market.

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USA - Obama says risky to attack Iran, wants diplomatic fix

OBAMA3WASHINGTON/TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Sunday there were important risks to consider before any military strike against Iran and made clear he does not want to see more conflict in the oil-producing Gulf region.

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ONTARIO -Jamaican appointed judge of Ontario Court of Justice

One of Canada’s newest judges is Jamaican-born Aston Joseph Hall, a well known Toronto criminal law attorney. Mr. Justice Hall, 52, becomes one of the few Jamaican Canadians on the bench on the Ontario Court of Justice.

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