Hylton defends changes to car import policy

Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton has defended new provisions in the Motor Vehicle Import Policy in the wake of rumblings in the used car trade. He says there was adequate consultation on the revised policy. The Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association last week declared that its members will not comply with new requirements that they provide warranties […]

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Patricia Francis reportedly short-listed for ACP post

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A Jamaican is among three candidates short-listed for the post of  Secretary-General of  the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping.     A Caribbean Media Corporation report says she’s Patricia Francis, former Executive Director of  the International Trade Centre.     The others are Guyana’s Brussels-based Ambassador to the ACP, Dr. P.I Gomes and Dr. Hamid Ghany, […]

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Oriel gives Jamaicans a taste of his skills with promotional tour

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Contributed Oriel in a scene from the ‘Serious’ video. Dominican reggae singer Oriel Barry recently undertook a two week promotional tour of Jamaica. The tour coincided with the release of Oriel’s mix tape called the Rise of the Revoluteers which was released on September 11. Oriel did a number of radio and TV interviews as […]

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Boy, 15, guilty of shooting girl dead

29 September 2014 Last updated at 17:23 A 15-year-old boy is cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughterA teenage boy has been found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh died after a single bullet from a counterfeit 1930s Italian Beretta pistol struck […]

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Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends

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29 September 2014 Last updated at 21:48 The man (C in shirt) who held a hotel employee hostage for hours was taken to a police station for interrogation. An armed man who held a hostage in a hotel in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, for nearly seven hours has surrendered. About 300 people were in the Saint […]

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Clooney wedding sealed in Venice

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29 September 2014 Last updated at 13:00 The marriage of actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin has been sealed with a civil ceremony in VeniceThe marriage of actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin has been sealed with a civil ceremony in Venice.The couple went by boat to the city hall building where the […]

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Canada body parts murder trial opens

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29 September 2014 Last updated at 15:03 Police have said Magnotta filmed the murder of Jun Lin and posted it online The trial of a Canadian man accused of killing his lover and sending parts of his body in the post to political figures has begun in Montreal.Luka Magnotta, 32, has pleaded not guilty to […]

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Clarke rift will not sway McGinley

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Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley says his strained relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence his opinion on who should succeed him. McGinley is part of a five-man committee that will choose the European captain for 2016. Clarke initially backed McGinley’s bid to be the 2014 captain, only to put himself forward and then […]

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Clash ‘kills seven Ukraine troops’

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29 September 2014 Last updated at 17:57 Ukrainian troops have been battling pro-Russian rebels across the east of the country Seven Ukrainian soldiers are said to have died in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport – in what would be the deadliest single incident for the military since a truce deal.A tank shell […]

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Maragh wins Joe Hirsch shoot-out but breaks arm in spill

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ELMONT, New York (CMC) — Jamaican jockey Rajiv Maragh snatched a thrilling win aboard Main Sequence in the US$600,000 Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes here Saturday, but his outing at Belmont Park turned sour when he suffered a broken arm in the next race after taking a heavy spill.Going off at odds of […]

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