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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Friday | February 22, 2008

British royals visit Jamaica in March - US official arrives next week
King's House has announced that Their Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be making an official visit to Jamaica from March 12-14. The visit forms part of a Caribbean tour by Their Royal Highness. During their stay in Jamaica they will tour...

Rising food prices will hurt Budget - Davies

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has again blasted the Government for its handling of the continuing increase in basic food prices. Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Omar Davies says the increases have impacted consumers negatively and will have serious implications...

Chicken price flies high - Global hikes spark 4% increase

The price of chicken meat supplied by Jamaica Broilers was on Tuesday increased by four per cent. Yesterday, another supplier of the country's preferred source of protein reported that its price might inch up within another month.Currently, the price of chicken meat ranges...

Caribbean governments urged to ease airline taxation

WESTERN BUREAU: International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Cyriel Kronen-burg wants Caribbean governments to eliminate surcharges, implement independent economic regulations and adopt a regional approach to the aviation industry....

Regional banana exporters uneasy as Latin America pressures EU

The Caribbean Banana Exporters' Association (CBEA) is expressing grave concern that the European Union (EU) might bow to pressure from Latin American banana producing countries and reduce its 176 euros per tonne tariff for bananas from that region....

Shaw says FINSAC to undergo audit

Minster of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has ordered a forensic external audit of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) and Financial Institution Services Ltd (FIS).Mr Shaw told the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, that the purpose of the audit...

Jamaicans visit healing waters of Lourdes

It is reported that in February of 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, a teenage girl, had a divine experience while she was gathering firewood at the grotto of Massabielle outside Lourdes, in France.

No bail for Zekes

Former Matthews Lane strongman Donald 'Zekes' Phipps was on Wednesday denied bail on his double-murder convictions.Phipps had sought bail pending the outcome of his appeal. Attorney-at-law Jacqueline Samuels Brown made the application on the grounds that...

JP freed of gun, assault charges

St Andrew businessman and Justice of the Peace Bryan Jacas on Wednesday had the illegal possession of firearm and assault charges against him dropped when he appeared in the Gun Court. The couple who Jacas allegedly assaulted with his licensed firearm told the court...

Tougher laws for foreigners seeking British citizenship

LONDON (AP): Foreigners who live and work in Britain will have to wait longer, pay more and even carry out charity work if they want to become citizens under new laws proposed Wednesday.Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said those who want citizenship, which...





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