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Just Over 19,000 Jamaicans Migrated To The USA, Canada And UK In 2021

A total of 19,063 Jamaicans were granted visas for permanent residence or citizenship in the United States of America (USA), Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK) in 2021. This is contained in the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) 2022 Economic and Social Survey, which was tabled in the House of Representatives recently. The document notes that the USA remains the […]

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Jamaica and UK Sign Framework Document For A $2.9-Billion Violence-Prevention Project

The Governments of Jamaica and the United Kingdom (UK) have signed a framework document signaling their intention to collaborate on a £15-million ($2.9-billion) violence-prevention project. The document was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the UK, the Rt. Hon. James […]

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UK Economy Escapes Recession In Final Quarter Of 2022

According to press reports, the UK narrowly avoided falling into recession in 2022 after the economy saw zero growth between October and December. The Office for National Statistics says this is despite a sharp 0.5% fall in economic output during December, partly due to strike action. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said the figures demonstrated underlying resilience but that the country was […]

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Iranian-British Citizen Sentenced To Death For Spying On Iran

The UK called Iran’s planned execution of former defense official Alireza Akbari ‘politically motivated’ and demanded his immediate release. Iran’s Supreme Court sentenced an Iranian-British citizen to death on charges of spying for the United Kingdom. Alireza Akbari was given the death penalty for “corruption on Earth and for harming the country’s internal and external security by passing on intelligence”, […]

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UK Sees Drop In Living Standard

The Living standards in the UK has a taken a nosedive as the rise in cost of living takes a toll on people’s wages. Reports indicate that household incomes would be lowered by 7 percent in coming years once rising prices continue to impact household incomes. The number of people who are unemployed is also expected to rise by more […]

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Jailed Egyptian Activist On ‘Water Strike’ As UK PM Vows Support

Alaa Abd el-Fattah has stopped drinking water, his family says, as UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vows to lobby for his release. Jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah has stopped drinking water, his family said on Sunday, escalating his hunger strike as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he will raise his case with Cairo during the COP27 climate […]

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UK Trade Minister Heads to Taiwan for Talks, Sparks China Rebuke

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Britain announced Monday that a trade minister was heading to Taiwan for the first in-person talks since the coronavirus in a bid to strengthen ties with the island, a trip that sparked a rebuke from Beijing. Trade Policy Minister Greg Hands will co-host annual talks and meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen during his two-day visit, the Department […]

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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss Changes Thus

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced another U-turn in her government’s tax-cut plan in an effort to reassure financial markets. The British Prime Minister argued that she will reverse her plan to scrap an increase in corporation tax and admitted the government’s mini-budget had gone faster and further than many expected. It comes after the PM sacked her chancellor, […]

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UK Treasury Chief Jeremy Hunt Reverses Nearly All Tax Cut Plans

Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt scraps most of an economic package announced by the UK government just weeks ago. British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has reversed most of an economic package announced by the government just weeks ago, saying the country needed to rebuild investor confidence. Hunt said on Monday he was scrapping “almost all” the tax cuts announced […]

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UK Treasury Chief Jeremy Hunt Reverses Nearly All Tax Cut Plans

Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt scraps most of an economic package announced by the UK government just weeks ago. British Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has reversed most of an economic package announced by the government just weeks ago, saying the country needed to rebuild investor confidence. Hunt said on Monday he was scrapping “almost all” the tax cuts announced […]