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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)
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)
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)
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Set to Open November 23, 2014
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. ("Playa"), a leading owner, operator and developer of all inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations, is proud to announce the upcoming ...(10/21/2014 8:36:23 AM)
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)
Jamaica bans travelers from West African nations over Ebola crisis
Jamaica has issued a travel ban against travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the Ebola crisis, a government news service announced Thursday. It joins the island of St. Lucia, Guyana and Haiti in barring people from the three West African countries from entering the...(10/17/2014 2:50:59 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)
Jamaica sets campaign to develop sports tourism
Jamaica is launching an initiative to develop sports tourism on the island that is the world's dominant sprinting hothouse. The initiative dubbed Jamaica Sport is part of an effort to diversify the tropical ...(10/2/2014 11:42:07 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)
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