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OCG concerned about gov’t deal


KINGSTON – THE Office of the Contractor General (OCG) says it has grave concerns regarding Government’s proposed multi-billion dollar deal to sell its 45 per cent stake in the jointly owned Government/Alcoa JAMALCO alumina ...

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‘Caribbean a special area’


Minister of Agriculture Senator Haynesley Benn, wants the General Assembly of the United Nations to designate the Caribbean Sea as a special area within the context of sustainable development.Benn, speaking at the opening o...

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Jamaica gov’t to extradite Dudus


The Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said sorry for the manner in which he has handled the Manatt affair. He has also confirmed that the justice minister, Dorothy Lightbourne, will sign the extradition request for West King...

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‘No part in plot’


PORT-OF-SPAIN – Fuad Abu Bakr, Political Leader of the New National Vision (NNV) and son  of 1990 attempted coup leader Yasin Abu Bakr, has categorically denied any link between his party and five persons who were arrested ...

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‘Give us the truth’


KINGSTON – OUTSPOKEN Adventist pastor Lorenzo King Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Bruce Golding tell the nation the “full, . . . truth” about the unfolding Manatt, Phelps & Phillips affair that has engulfed the g...

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Demand high for campaign T-shirts

Demand high for campaign T-shirts


PORT-OF-SPAIN – The fashion statement for the month of May is T-shirts  in shades of “balisier red”, “rising sun yellow” or just plain white.The demand  for T-shirts in these  three colours are  so high that suppliers confe...

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Civil service accepts pay cut


GEORGE TOWN – The Cayman Islands Civil Service Association has indicated it will not oppose government plans to cut workers’ salaries by 3.2 per cent starting in July.However, the group’s president has said government might...

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Monsanto gives Haiti $4 million in hybrid seeds


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. agriculture giant Monsanto Co. is donating $4 million worth of seeds to Haiti, the biotechnology manufacturer’s first major foray into the chronically hungry nation.The corporation, based i...

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Venezuelan gas rig sinks


CARACAS – An offshore natural-gas platform sank off Venezuela yesterday, and 95 workers were rescued safely, the government said.All of the workers on the Aban Pearl platform off eastern Sucre state were safely evacuated, a...