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Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as crisis worsens The resignation comes hours after PM’s supporters stormed a major protest site in Colombo and attacked anti-government demonstrators. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned after protests over the island nation’s worsening economic crisis turned deadly. In a statement on Monday, his office said he was quitting in order to help […]

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Canada’s Trudeau Says Putin Responsible For ‘War Crimes’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new weapons for Ukraine and imposes new sanctions against Russia during his visit to Kyiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin is responsible for “war crimes“, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said during a surprise visit to Ukraine, while announcing new weapons for Kyiv and imposing new sanctions […]

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Sex Abuse’s Culture Of Silence Though it is the hope of officials that perpetrators are exposed for sexually abusing and, worst-case scenario, impregnating young girls, they concede that a culture of silence stands in the way of such. Pointing specifically to situations where “dons” prey upon underaged girls in inner-city communities, officials told the Jamaica Observer that out of fear, […]

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MoneyGram Sued Over Timeliness Of Money Transfers To Caribbean Recipients NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Attorney General Letitia James says she has collaborated with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in filing a lawsuit against one of the largest international money transfer providers in the United States, MoneyGram International, Inc and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc (MoneyGram) for […]

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MoneyGram Sued Over Timeliness Of Money Transfers To Caribbean Recipients NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Attorney General Letitia James says she has collaborated with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in filing a lawsuit against one of the largest international money transfer providers in the United States, MoneyGram International, Inc and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc (MoneyGram) for […]

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Maroons Finally Say Sorry Indigenous group regrets bloody takedown of slave uprisings on behalf of British colonialists 283 years after It took almost three centuries, but on Good Friday 2022 the Maroons of Jamaica apologized for their sordid role in crushing popular anti-slavery uprisings and forcibly returning runaway slaves to hellish conditions on British-owned sugar plantations, sullying their storied history. Read […]

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Minister Vaz To Assume Chairmanship Of Inter-American Committee Of Science And Technology KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Minister of Science and Technology Daryl Vaz, is to assume the chairmanship of the Inter-American Committee of Science and Technology (COMCYT) at the end of April for a period of three years. The COMCYT is designed to define and execute the Organization of American States […]

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Saied Accused Of Taking Tunisia Back Towards One-Man Rule In another abrupt, constitutionally dubious move, Kais Saied formally ended parliament reining in his near-total grip on power. Tunis, Tunisia – Political crisis in Tunisia has intensified following President Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve the parliament after freezing it in a power grab on July 25 last year. The decree came on Wednesday […]

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Iraq Says March Oil Exports Stand At $11BN, Highest In 50 Years Iraq’s oil ministry says country exported more than 100 million barrels for revenues of $11.07bn, the highest since 1972. Iraq’s oil ministry says it exported $11.07bn of oil in March, the highest level in 50 years, as crude oil prices soared in the wake of Russia’s invasion of […]

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Ganja Industry Coughing Myriad challenges set back growth of once promising herb and its by-products For decades many people, particularly from the Rastafarian community, advocated the opening up of a Jamaican cannabis industry. It served as the theme for many protest songs, the most popular of which is arguably Peter Tosh’s Legalize It. But for many in the industry, the […]