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Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida. He was 74.(8/28/2014 6:22:37 PM)
Jamaica's Olympic ice hockey trials
Jamaican ice hockey aims for the Olympics(8/27/2014 4:14:11 AM)
Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida after experiencing chest pains at Miami airport
Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition.(8/28/2014 4:53:52 PM)
Playa Resorts Management Names Carl A. Hendriks General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., today announced the appointment of Carl A. Hendriks as General ...(8/28/2014 4:29:16 PM)
Athletics-Meeting Zurich men/women results
Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Meeting Zurich Men/Women on Thursday Men's 100m1. Kemar Bailey-Cole (Jamaica) 9.96 2. Mike Rodgers (U.S.) 10.05 3. James Dasaolu (Britain) 10.06 4. Asafa Powell (Jamaica) 10.07 5. Adam Gemili (Britain) 10.13 6. Nesta Carter (Jamaica) 10.14 7. Chijindu Ujah (Britain) 10.16 8. Churandy Martina (Netherlands) 10.18 Men's 200m1. Alonso Edward (Panama) 19 ...(8/28/2014 4:21:54 PM)
Jamaica re-opens to Canadian beef
Canadian beef producers have scored access to a long-closed market as Jamaica will again take Canadian product. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Monday that Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada, effective immediately.(8/28/2014 7:06:54 PM)
Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team
Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of "poaching" Canadians of Jamaican descent.(8/28/2014 6:48:04 AM)
Jamaica Raising Bus Fares by 20% to Rein in Subsidies
Jamaica’s government said it would raise bus fares in a bid to slow the growth of subsidies as the country tries to address a debt load estimated at 140 percent of gross domestic product.(8/21/2014 11:20:27 AM)
NYC protest planned for Jamaica custody death
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An attorney for relatives of a Jamaican man who died after a beating in a lockup earlier this month will lead a protest outside the Jamaican consulate in New York.(8/26/2014 7:30:04 PM)
Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expression.(8/26/2014 2:50:19 PM)
Source: Yahoo