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Jamaica Cruise Ship Arrivals up 10%

Jamaica welcomed 916,300 cruise passengers between January and September, a 10% increase over the same period last year, a result of Disney and MSC cruise lines diverting from storm-affected islands. “Both Disney and MSC came to Jamaica in summer, which did not happen last year,” William Tatham, head of cruises at the Port Authority of Jamaica, said in a phone ...

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Jamaica is Now Seaching For Oil

In five to eight years, Jamaica should know if it has enough oil and gas to allow for commercial production, Tullow Oil plc officials said yesterday. The Irish oil and gas exploration company will put up an initial us$60 million to finance the exploratory phase in the search for the valuable commodities. The majority of that amount is earmarked as ...

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Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years in Jail

Lee Joon-seok, the captain widely derided by families for leaping to safety while the hundreds of people remained inside the sinking South Korean ferry, was sentenced today to 36 years in jail. In Photo: Lee Joon-seok (center) Although he was acquitted of murder, Lee was found guilty of violating “seamen’s law” and abandonment causing death and injury. The sentence was ...

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Fire Damages MoBay’s Old Fort Craft Market

Executive director of the Tourism Product Development Company Dennis Hickey says a temporary site has been identified to house craft vendors dislocated from the Old Fort Craft Market which was razed by fire Sunday night. “In order to assist the vendors to be able to continue selling, we are working out, as we speak, a temporary relocation into the park ...

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JPS Bills To Go Down By 8.4% For November

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says light bills for the month of November will be going down as world oil prices continue to dip. According to the JPS, a typical residential customer will see a decrease of approximately 8.4% on the November bill compared to the October bill. The light and power company says the cut in the cost ...

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Harry Belafonte Receives Humanitarian Oscar

Entertainer Harry Belafonte, was among four cinematic veterans honoured on Saturday at the Governor’s Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA. The others are: Maureen O’Hara, Hayao Miyazak and Jean-Claude Carriere. Belafonte was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his activism. The 87-year-old was a prominent civil rights campaigner and friend of Martin Luther King Jr, who he supported during ...

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Plans Being Made To Search For Missing Glazer Plane

Arrangements are being made to carry out another search for the wreckage of a private plane that crashed north of Jamaica in September, killing New York couple, Larry and Jane Glazer. It has emerged that the couple’s family will send a team to find the wreckage of the US registered plane. According to a source, the Glazer family has hired a ...

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Bob Marley 5th on Forbes Dead Celebrities Top-Earning List

Reggae legend Bob Marley is listed at fifth among the highest-earning dead celebrities by Forbes magazine. Marley, who died of cancer at age 36 in 1981, is said to have earned us$20 million year-to-date for his fifth place. The list is topped by King of Pop Michael Jackson, who is estimated to be raking in some us$140 million since the ...

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Chik-V Virus Now Present in All 14 JA Parishes

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday that all parishes are now being affected by the Chikungunya virus, with increasing numbers being recorded in the western part of the island. There has been a significant decline in new cases in eastern parishes, including St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew as well as St. Catherine, the Ministry reported. In the meantime, ...

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Red Stripe Posts j$476M in 3Q Profit

Consumers are drinking more beer, which led large brewery Red Stripe to post j$476 million in after-tax profit for its September quarter or 30% higher than a year ago. Local sales of Red Stripe, Guinness, Dragon and Heineken in the September quarter of 2014 cumulatively outpaced levels consumed a year earlier, according to just-released financials at the brewery. “Revenue from ...

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