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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 […]

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PM Says Work Completed To Protect Cockpit Country PRIME Minister Andrew Holness last Thursday listed a number of new projects which have led to “significant progress” in advancing the protection of the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA). The prime minister told the House of Representatives in his budget presentation that he was proud to advise members that the work to […]

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Jamaican Economy Already Feeling Effects Of Russia-Ukraine War, Says Clarke Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke says the Jamaican economy is already feeling the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war. He says the Government is “closely monitoring the developments and the reaction of the market”. Read more at — Jamaica observer.com Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian Homes In West Bank Israel […]

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Highway In Jamaica To Be Named In Honor Of Harry Belafonte, Says Holness WASHINGTON, United States — One of Jamaica’s highways is to be named in honor of the renowned singer, actor, and civil rights activist of Jamaican heritage, Harry Belafonte. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement in a message to mark Belafonte’s 95th birthday anniversary on March 1. Read more at — Jamaica observer.com […]

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Problem After Problem’ Jamaican students in Ukraine facing severe challenges as they flee war-ravaged country. “Problem after problem,” a distressed parent lamented to the Jamaica Observer on Sunday following an update from her son in Ukraine that he, along with 23 other Jamaican students, had been forced to embark on a nine-hour walk to the Polish border from the city […]

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Uganda Taking CBDC Lessons From Jamaica The African country of Uganda is currently drawing lessons from Jamaica on the implementation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Jamaica, which is about to roll out its CBDC, named JAM-DEX, is being viewed as a model case by Uganda, which recently announced plans to introduce its own CDBC. Read more at — […]