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JAMAICA | Phillips points to danger in acting appointment of Col. Pryce to head Integrity Commission

Kingston, Jamaica, November 12, 2018: The Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, says the situation in the new anti-corruption agency, Integrity Commission, especially the continuing and unexplained practice of making acting or interim appointments to critical offices, is very concerning.

JAMAICA | JAS Supports Small Farmers in Medicinal Cannabis

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 9, 2018 - The Jamaica Agricultural Society has sent a strong signal to the administration that it will not be left behind in the thrust by government to develop medicinal cannabis as a major export industry. This is the word from JAS President Lenworth Fulton who says his organisation will be fighting for the inclusion of small ganja farmers in the development of the industry.

JAMAICA | Post-Brexit Trade Deal Close to Being Finalised

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 8, 2018 - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the technical work for the rollover of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into a new CARIFORUM-United Kingdom (UK) trade arrangement post-Brexit is close to being finalised.
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Jamaica Champions Climate and Financial Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster Risks

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 8, 2018 – Minister of Finance, Dr Nigel Clarke and World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar have highlighted the importance of better understanding the nature of disaster risks and the need to have a robust financial plan to manage these risks at the public forum “Facing the Fiscal Risk of Natural Disasters.”
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