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‘Broadbandits’ give Bolt the run-around in new Virgin Media ad

Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt stars in another Virgin Media TV ad. Usain Bolt has returned to UK TV screens for the latest Virgin Media advertising campaign, which sees him sharing his broadband connection with three 'gadget rascals'. In the firm's new TV ad, the champion sprinter is joined by three cheeky racoons - known as the Broadbandits - who cause chaos while he tries to stream … [Read More...]

Entertainment

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Soul Skelly – Jamaican Talent in NYC

Jamaicans make an impact wherever they go- they pursue their dreams and work hard by using their talents. I had the pleasure of speaking with one such talented member of the Jamaican diaspora who lives in New York City – the upcoming dancehall artiste Soul Skelly. This budding musical lyricist is the voice behind the […]

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‘Broadbandits’ give Bolt the run-around in new Virgin Media ad

Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt stars in another Virgin Media TV ad. Usain Bolt has returned to UK TV screens for the latest Virgin Media advertising campaign, which sees him sharing his broadband connection with three ‘gadget rascals’. In the firm’s new TV ad, the champion sprinter is joined by three cheeky racoons – known […]

Business

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US firm offers to assist Jamaican cannabis market

DENVER, (CMC) – A communications and marketing firm here says it is ready to provide services to the “newly-minted” Jamaican cannabis market. Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) says it is now offering a “full suite of services” to assist companies wanting to be among the first to do legal cannabis business in the Caribbean, and has […]

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British Jamaican rum enters world trade market

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Morant Bay Rum – founded by the Morant Bay Distillery owner Peter Townsend – will make its international debut in London at the International Food & Drink Expo (IFE) at the Excel centre in March. The four-day IFE Expo is said to attract people from more than 100 countries, covering food and […]

Law & Politics

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Jamaican government votes to decriminalize marijuana, set up medicinal pot system

Irie, mon! Ganja is now decriminalized in Jamaica after the Caribbean island’s Parliament voted to lessen the penalty for those caught with two ounces or less of marijuana. The Jamaica government will also establish a “cannabis licensing authority” for medicinal marijuana on the island, where its music and even Rastafarian religion has been influenced by […]

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Jamaican opposition: Marijuana bill opens door to discrimination

Opposition members in Jamaica’s Senate warn that a bill to decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal or religious purposes could lead to discrimination. Sen. Tom Tavares-Finson said he is against Section 7 of the bill because it gives power to the Minister of Justice “to authorize persons, groups or organizations, he recognizes as Rastafarian, […]

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Jamaica Sees Success in Curbing Killings by Police

Courtesy of abcnews.com: Jamaican police have often been viewed with suspicion and fear, routinely accused of indiscriminately using their weapons and intentionally killing suspects as the island struggled with soaring violent crime. Now, with overall violence ebbing, the Caribbean country is on track to have the fewest deaths at the hands of law enforcement in years, […]

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