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Making Trench Town a premier community-tourism destination in Jamaica.

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, the Honorable Edmund Bartlett, addressed stakeholders during a tour of the Trench Town community recently, and shared that he intends to place the town high on the age

- eTurboNews - US

Amnesty International critical of Jamaica.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The London-based international human rights group, Amnesty International, has criticised the situation in three Caribbean Community countries on issues ranging from the “ill-treatment of undocumented migrants” to alleged crimes against humanity.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Women In Energy Conference next week.

More than 400 women from across Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America are scheduled to attend the second annual Women In Energy Conference on March 9 and 10 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Son of Jamaican immigrant is vice chairman of Democratic Party.

NEW YORK, USA — A Caribbean American legislator in New York has won a top position in the United States Democratic Party’s National Committee.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Muhammad Ali's son detained at Florida airport .

FORT LAUDERDALE, Feb 28 — The son of the great boxer Muhammad Ali was detained at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month after returning from Jamaica. Muhammad Ali Jr, said immigration agents asked him which...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kingston's 2TB 'world's highest capacity USB flash drive' costs almost as much as a MacBook Pro.

Kingston has unveiled the price of its 2TB USB flash drive, and it definitely falls into the category of "if you have to ask what the price is, it's not for you."

- ZDNet - UK

Kingston unveils world's largest USB and it doesn't come cheap.

The USB flash drive is capable of storing up to 2TB of data which costs $2,273 The post Kingston unveils world's largest USB and it doesn't come cheap appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Jamaica PM gives Cabinet ministers time to prove their worth.

Members of the Andrew Holness-led Cabinet have six more months to prove to him that they deserve to keep their jobs.

- Stabroek News - GY

Jamaica fishermen saved oil survey, says Tullow.

Tullow Oil surveyed far and wide offshore Jamaica, utilising modern oil-sensing equipment, but largely to no avail until fisherfolk led the company to an oil sheen near the Pedro Banks.

- Stabroek News - GY

Muhammad Ali’s son detained in Florida after Jamaican trip.

FLORIDA, USA — Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

JA to join US-led workshop on ‘Protecting Slave Related Sites and Antiquities’.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The United States Department of State says cultural heritage professionals from Jamaica will join others from across Africa, Brazil and Colombia in an extraordinary workshop on “Protecting Slave Related Sites and Antiquities” associated with the Transatlantic slave trade.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

COK launches 50th anniversary at Blast Off 2017

COK Sodality Co-Operative Credit Union launched its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations at its Blast Off 2017 event held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston recently.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Jamaica Baptist elects first woman president-elect

THE Jamaica Baptist Union on Saturday elected Rev Karen Kirlew as the organisation first woman president at its 167th General Assembly on the weekend in Montego Bay, St James.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Photo: Dominican art

Dr Jose Ares , ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Jamaica, and his wife Sheila , last week pose with one of his paintings with Enith Williams , Friends of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the Most Rev Kenneth Richards, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, ahead of an exhibition of 13 paintings at the Cathedral of the Most ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Furious British MP tells Jamaica to take its prisoners

A British parliamentarian is livid that Jamaica refused his country’s £25-million offer to help fund construction of a new prison, allowing nearly 600 Jamaicans incarcerated in the UK to be returned to the island to complete their sentences.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Nutramix targets livestock farmers in special workshops

FARMERS across Jamaica have, since January, been benefiting from a series of workshops conducted by Nutramix.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Gayle fires as Karachi thrash Islamabad

Jamaican crashes 44 off 17 balls to guide Kings into playoffs, where they meet familiar foe

- GulfNews - AE

New MP Green happy with first year

IN a short time, Jamaica Labour Party Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South West, Floyd Green, has come to realise that a standard licence is needed to steer the weathervane constituency that he took charge of a year ago.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Bartlett projects cruise shipping success for Kingston

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that despite several challenges the Government continues to pursue plans to reintroduce cruise shipping to Kingston.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Where did you get your name from? Are you Muslim? Muhammad Ali's son detained by US Customs agents at Florida airport

A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and his mother were detained at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of their Arabic-sounding names, US media reported late Friday.

- eTurboNews - US

Daddy fulfilled his purpose

Family, friends and associates of the late United Church clergyman Rev Winston Derrick Barrett packed Webster United Church in Kingston on Saturday, February 18, 2017 for a thanksgiving service for his life.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Financial abortion

Despite our presumed love for children, the unfortunate reality is that we currently have far too many unwanted children in Jamaica.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Boyne basks in Profile’s 30-year existence

On Wednesday, February 21, the television personality programme Profile attained the significant milestone of being on the Jamaican airwaves for 30 continuous years.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Smith recovering well — official

Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Derrick Smith is recovering well in a United States medical facility after undergoing a medical procedure last week, the Jamaica Observer has been told.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Tufton: Ventilation system at Cornwall Regional to be replaced

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has announced the decision to replace the noxious fume-leaking ventilation system at the Cornwall Regional Hospital , which has brought a temporary termination to all operations on the three lower floors of the 43-year-old institution.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Samuda happy with poultry growth

Ministe of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda, says that Jamaica increased poultry meat production by over 12 million kilograms in 2016.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

After failed experiments, it’s morning again in Jamaica

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. — Winston Churchill

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Immigration officials reportedly questioned Muhammad Ali, Jr. about his Muslim faith

Ali Jr.'s lawyer argues it's a sign that Trump's travel ban targets Muslims and is still being enforced despite court injunctions.Demonstrators against the Muslim ban at Los Angeles International Airport on February 4. CREDIT: AP Photo/Reed SaxonMuhammad Ali, Jr., son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, is saying he was ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Muhammad Ali Jr held and questioned by immigration officials at Florida airport over his religion

The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was reportedly detained for two hours after traveling back from Jamaica.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Muhammad Ali's son detained at Florida airport, asked by border agents: 'Are you Muslim?'

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Officials: Off-duty Jamaican police sergeant killed at party

KINGSTON, Jamaica " Police in Jamaica say one of their sergeants was shot and killed while off duty outside a party.Officials say 55-year-old Sgt. Neville Bryan was parked in his car with two females outside a party southwest...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained by immigration agents asking, 'Are you Muslim?'

Muhammad Ali Jr., the son of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, was detained by immigration agents on Feb. 7 at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, his family reported Friday. Ali Jr. was traveling with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, on his way home from speaking at a Black History Month ...

- The Week - US

Muhammad Ali's Son May Sue Over Airport Detention

The family of Muhammad Ali is threatening a lawsuit after one of his sons was detained at a Florida airport and asked about his religion. Customs officials held Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, for about two hours at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when he flew in from Jamaica with his...

- Newser - US

Muhammad Ali's son detained at US airport; repeatedly asked 'Are you a Muslim?'

The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name The post Muhammad Ali's son detained at US airport; repeatedly asked 'Are you a Muslim?' appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport because of his Arabic-sounding name

A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho...

- The Raw Story - US

Scrap metal dealers get 7 days to clean up and leave

ILLEGAL scrap metal dealers who operate along Spanish Town Road, in the vicinity of Riverton City in Kingston, were yesterday given seven days to clean up and leave the area.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Herbert Morrison High gets $500,000 energy-efficiency system

HERBERT Morrison Technical High School will be installing a 3000-watt grid-tied solar photovoltaic system, following a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica .

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported late Friday.  

- GMA News - PH

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali reportedly detained at Florida airport and asked whether he was Muslim

REUTERS/Andreas MeierWashington - A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother ...

- Business Insider - US

Closure of CRH depends on recommendation of experts

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dr Christopher Tufton, the health minister, on Thursday told health care workers at the Cornwall Regional Hospital that he will be guided by the recommendation of experts to determine if the risk level to patients are sufficient to warrant a full closure of the facility so as to effect repairs ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Cops in mourning

MEMBERS of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were in mourning yesterday following the death of two police officers — one who was shot dead by robbers in Gregory and another who was reportedly accidentally shot and killed by a female colleague last week.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Section of Marcus Garvey Drive to be closed tomorrow

MARCUS Garvey Drive, between the intersection of East Avenue and Industrial Terrace in Kingston, will tomorrow be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to facilitate work by the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

News24.com | Muhammad Ali Jr detained at US airport because of Muslim name

One of boxing legend Muhammad Ali's sons was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media has reported.

- News24.com - ZA

Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport. Chris Mancini tells the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Are you Muslim?', Muhammad Ali's son repeatedly asked as he is detained at airport

The son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration staff at a Florida airport, who repeatedly asked him "Are you Muslim?", a lawyer has said. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, that the incident happened as Muhammad Ali, 44, and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Muhammad Ali's son detained by immigration, asked "are you a Muslim"

, Feb. 25 : In a shocking development, it has been revealed that the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, and was repeatedly asked about his religion.Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad ...

- Sify - IN

Jamaican refinery due $1-billion overhaul

The governments of Venezuela and Jamaica have finalized an agreement to undertake the long-planned expansion and modernization of their Petrojam Ltd. joint venture’s 36,000-b/d hydroskimming refinery in Kingston, Jamaica.

- OGJ - US

Hanna lambasted for suggesting ban on Vybz Kartel's music

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party spokesperson on Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna is being lambasted by social media users for comments she made calling for incarcerated Dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel's music to be banned from public airwaves.

- Stabroek News - GY

Diabetes Association hosts health, music festival tomorrow

Diabetes Association of Jamaica is set to host its inaugural charity event, Jam Live Music Festival, at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston tomorrow.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

PHOTO: United for Haiti

Ian Forbes , chairman of United Way of Jamaica, presents a cheque for $2 million to the Salvation Army’s Major Stanley Griffin yesterday. The funds will be used in the Salvation Army’s restoration and rehabilitation work in Haiti.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

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