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Jamaica IMF progress spurs tightest spread compression across EM
* Jamaica's bonds have returned 20.2% this year WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 15 (IFR) - Jamaican bonds are proving to be one of EM's top performers this year as markets grow more confident that the country's economy is finally turning the corner. From a total return perspective, Jamaica's international bonds have gained 20.2% year to date, trailing only Belize and Honduras, which posted gains of 24 ...(10/15/2014 10:19:08 AM)
Mexico tops Jamaica, to face US in WCup qualifying
Mexico's 3-1 win over Jamaica on Tuesday sets up a semifinal match against the U.S. on Friday.(10/21/2014 9:50:14 PM)
Watch death defying dive
Tourists who visit Jamaica and want to have a bite at Rick’s Café in Negril will also get some free extreme entertainment -- if they’re lucky. Rick’s Café is a famous hangout where people can regularly watch skilled divers, as well as brave tourists, take extreme leaps.(10/24/2014 1:19:11 PM)
Jihad on Jamaica Ave.
Zale Thompson may not have received orders from an ISIS outpost in Syria before he went after cops with an axe, but it’s clear he found radical Islam. “Which is...(10/24/2014 8:02:32 PM)
Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad impose Ebola travel bans
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday became the latest countries in the Western Hemisphere to restrict travelers from West African nations struggling with an epidemic of the Ebola virus.(10/16/2014 7:34:18 PM)
Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola-affected countries
By Horace Helps KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica announced an immediate travel ban on Thursday on foreigners who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. A government statement said the ban covered “certain persons traveling directly or indirectly, from or through” the three West African countries, where nearly 4,500 people have died of the disease ...(10/16/2014 7:07:18 PM)
In Jamaica, 4 killed after leaving Chinese company
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An official with a Chinese engineering firm says four people were ambushed and killed after leaving a company office in central Jamaica.(10/13/2014 7:08:42 PM)
Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans targets of violence
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says in a report released Tuesday.(10/21/2014 11:19:29 AM)
Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.(9/30/2014 11:27:31 PM)
NYPD concerned hatchet attack may be linked to terrorism
JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11/CNN) - Two police officers and a woman were injured, and a hatchet-wielding man was fatally shot during a bloody altercation Thursday in Queens and now officials are looking to see if the attack was prompted by terrorism. Four rookie police officers were working near 162nd Street and Jamaica Avenue when a freelance photographer asked them to pose for a photo in front of a ...(10/23/2014 2:34:26 PM)
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