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German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushes for trilateral ‘Jamaica’ coalition

October 7, 2017 9:00 pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushes for trilateral ‘Jamaica’ coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who won a fourth term in office in the September 24 parliamentary elections, has pledged that she would support a three-way coalition with two less popular parties. Merkel said on Saturday that she would support efforts to build a new coalition with the Free Democratic Party […]

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Extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

October 4, 2016 11:00 am
Extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew moved slowly over the Caribbean on Sunday night, following a track that authorities warned could trigger devastating floods in parts of Haiti. The powerful Category 4 hurricane had winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday. Its center was expected to pass to the east of […]

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Jamaica’s Parliament gave final legislative approval to an act decriminalising marijuana

February 26, 2015 10:01 am
Jamaica’s Parliament gave final legislative approval to an act decriminalising marijuana

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in US states, […]

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Jamaica

December 10, 2012 7:36 am

Jamaica, island country, situated in the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba. With its lush mountains and pristine beaches, the island is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and is a popular tourist destination. Jamaica became a British colony in 1670. During the 18th century, planters began importing African slaves to work on the […]

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