WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US spy agencies scooped up the communications of members of Donald Trump's presidential transition team late last year, possibly including those of the president-elect himself, a senior Republican lawmaker sa ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, has hailed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for earmarking a number of Clarendon communities for assistance. The communities will be receiving develop ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health launched its National Sealant Programme yesterday, at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston. The programme aims to provide access to preventative oral and dental care for primary- and bas ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Netball Jamaica has announced the appointment of Jermaine Allison-McCracken as the new head coach for the Senior Sunshine Girls. In a press release a short while ago, Netball Jamaica disclosed that three individuals resp ...

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KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) — Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes positive results on the tour of West Indies starting this weekend, will be important in boosting team morale in the wake of yet another cricket corruption scandal. Five player ...

Windies series vital for morale, says skipper Sarfraz - Latest News

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Finance Minister Audley Shaw, in closing the 2017/18 budget debate stated that companies which pay the new General Consumption Tax (GCT) on group health insurance on behalf of their workers will be able to deduct 25 per ce ...

Shaw says GCT on group health insurance deductible from companies' income tax filings - Latest News

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today. 1. Jamaican woman charged with arson, bodily harm in Barbados A 24-year-old Jamaican, Kimone Tasheeka Carty, has been charged with arson and serious bodily harm in Bar ...

O-WRAP: Budget approved... 4 dead in UK 'terror attack'... GraceKennedy corned beef suppliers not investigated - Latest News

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BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil's government fought Wednesday to save the country's meat industry from getting burned in a corruption scandal that has prompted several countries to pull Brazilian beef and chicken from the menu. Agricu ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and a decrease in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, March 23, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. 87- and 90-octane gasolin ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, March 22, ended trading at J$128.35, down by seven cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$94.93 ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government members voted solidly with Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, to pass the 2017/18 budget, after an Opposition walkout. Opposition members of Parliament walked out of the chamber after it wa ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Stephen Price has been appointed managing director of Flow Jamaica effective June 1. Price, the communications’ giant’s vice-president of retail sales and distribution, is stepping into the position following t ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting that there has been no evidence of lead in curry samples sold locally. Earlier this year, 26 samples of curry sold locally from 17 companies, were ...

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There has been some anxiety locally over the budget blueprint unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last week as he is proposing US$54 billion in cuts to large swathes of the Federal Government, including popular programmes that have som ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Finance Minister Audley Shaw in his final contribution to 2017/2018 Budget Debate took Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr Peter Phillips to task over comments he made in his contribution to the debate on March 14. The f ...

#BudgetDebate: Shaw chides Phillips over 'transferring wealth from rich to poor' comment - Latest News

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WHETHER your baby is interested in the food that you are eating or he/she is no longer showing interest in breast milk and formula, sometimes you may decide to introduce solid foods much sooner than is recommended. One of the most common items for Jamaicans, according to nutritionist and dietician J...

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Lights on the Eiffel Tower will be switched off at midnight (2300 GMT) on Wednesday in solidarity with those killed and injured in a terror attack outside Britain's parliament. The decision was taken by Paris Mayor Ann ...

Eiffel Tower to go dark at midnight for London victims - Latest News

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) this afternoon walked out of Parliament as Finance Minister Audley Shaw sought to wrap up his final presentation on the 2017/18 estimates and expenditure (budget). The Opp ...

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A first of its kind, Build Expo and Conference is to be held in Montego Bay June 9-11 to promote the local construction industry and encourage homeownership and property development. The expo, which will emphasise clean, alternative energy solutio ...

Build Expo & Conference 2017 for MoBay in June - Business

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