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Canada defends visa requirement for visits to North American country - 7:52 AM
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — A senior Canadian diplomat has defended the decision not to grant visas to a number of St Lucians even though her country would like more people to visit.  “The rate is very high because we don’t receive proper documentation for visas,” says ...


JPs in western Jamaica to be trained today - 7:39 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — All Justices of the Peace (JPs) in western Jamaica are invited to the launch of   training for that part of the island at the Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Mount Salem, St James, today. The ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 am, is targett ...


Pit latrines to be replaced in schools by March 2018 - 7:22 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — More schools across the island are to benefit from the construction of 26 sanitation blocks this fiscal year. A sum of $200 million has been set aside in the 2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure to carry out this activity under the School Sanitation Project.  The ...


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Work advanced to establish Jamaica Centre for Tourism and Innovation  - 9:50 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work is advanced to establish the Jamaica Centre for Tourism and Innovation, which will target training and certification for the hospitality industry’s labour force. This was disclosed by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, during the presentation of the 2016 To ...


Report identifies IS suicide bomber as British citizen of Jamaican origin - 9:20 PM
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday. The British fighter who IS claimed detonated a suicide bomb against Iraqi forces outside Mosul was named in Bri ...


Take sex breaks on work time, suggests Swedish councillor - 8:45 PM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Swedes should take a one-hour paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners, a local councillor suggested in a proposal Tuesday aimed at improving people's personal relationships. "There are studies that show sex is healthy," Per-Erik Muskos, a 42- ...


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