JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

MAYOR OF KINGSTON SCHOOLED ABOUT POT INDUSTRY IN DENVER—03/14/15 Angela Brown Burke, the mayor of Kingston, is visiting Denver, Colorado, to learn more about the marijuana industry. The mayor met with officials from Denver and the state to discuss laws and regulations. Brown Burke noted that she had learned much about the Colorado operations and […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: March 7th – March 13th, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CREATE ALLIANCES WITH CANADIANS—03/07/15 Students from Islington High School in St. Mary are participating in an innovative communications project that involves connecting with students in St. Thomas More Catholic School in Toronto, Canada. The students are discussing their countries and cultures via the Internet with online video chat session on Skype. Dr. […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: February 28th – March 6th, 2015

CARIBBEAN NATIONALS TRY TO ENTER UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY—02/28/15 Ten migrants from the Caribbean were caught trying to enter the United States illegally off Miami, Florida. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (GBP), the individuals were apprehended following warning shots and additional gun fire disabled their vessel. The authorities had been tracking the […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

UTECH, COLORADO LABORATORY PARTNER ON MARIJUANA RESEARCH—02/21/15 Jamaica’s University of Technology (UTech) has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Ganja Inc. in the United States to partner on research into the best practices of medical marijuana cultivation. The partnership between UTech and Ganja Labs USA will include the creation of a multimillion dollar joint […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: February 14th – 20th, 2015

LISA MILLS SAYS SHE WILL ATTEND STANFORD—02/14/15Jamaica’s Lisa Mills has always dreamed of attending Stanford Law School in the United States, and at 21, she has shown she has the academic background to make her dream a reality. Her father is working to ensure this as well and is putting all his resources toward her […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: February 7th – 13th, 2015

EXTRADITION SOUGHT IN DEATH OF CAR MART MANAGER—02/07/15Paula Llewellyn, the Director of Public Prosecutors (DPP), says that police in Jamaica have asked for the extradition of a second suspect connected to the murder of Robert Mendez, manager of Payless Car Mart. Mendez, 41, was shot and killed by two men posing as customers in April […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: January 31st – February 6th, 2015

REGGAE ARTISTE SAYS FARMING IS THE KEY TO SURVIVAL—01/31/15Kabalist, a reggae artiste who was born in Jamaica but who now lives in the United States, believes that music and farming are compatible and calls farming the “key to survival.” He noted that his grandfathers were farmers and that farming is his passion. While he is […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: January 24th – 30th, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH TO HOST 2015 TROPICAL RUM FESTIVAL—01/24/15The third annual Tropical Rum Festival is scheduled for February 7, 2015, at the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront park. The festival will provide its guests with rum tasting events from both local and global rum producers, and feature authentic island foods. The event will also include […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: January 17th – 23rd, 2015

NEW YORK BUSINESSMAN DONATES TO HIGH SCHOOL IN ST. MARY—01/17/15Islington High School in St. Mary, Jamaica, is set to receive tens of thousands of U.S. dollars for the upgrade of its computer and sports equipment thanks to pledged donations from a businessman in New York and his two friends. Roy Reid, the founder of the […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: January 10th – 16th, 2015

JAMAICAN SENTENCED IN NEW YORK FOR GIRLFRIEND’S MURDER—01/10/15Christian Ferdinand, 22, of Jamaica, received a sentence of 29 years in prison in New York for the murder of a teenage girl who had refused to abort their child. Ferdinand was convicted of murdering his 14-year-old girlfriend, setting her body on fire, and throwing the remains into […]
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