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Jamaica to Host 2010 Meeting of Hemispheric Parliamentarians

Jamaica is expected to host the next meeting of the executive committee of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA), which unites democratic Parliaments in the Americas. This has been confirmed by Jamaica’s representative on COPA’s executive committee, Othneil Lawrence, … Continued

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Parliament to Observe Commonwealth Day

The Parliament of Jamaica will be observing Commonwealth Day, on Monday, March 9, at the Medallion Hall Hotel, in Kingston, beginning at 10:00 a.m., under the theme: ‘The Commonwealth at sixty, serving a new generation’. This year’s activities will see … Continued

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Cabinet Resumes Three-Day Retreat Today

Dr. Richard Bernal, alternate executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank(IDB) in Washington, will be the main speaker when the 3-day pre-budget cabinet retreat resumes at Jamaica House, today(Saturday). According to Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, … Continued

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Cabinet Begins Three-Day Budget Retreat Today

The Cabinet goes into retreat today(Friday/Feb 20) as it continues the process of preparing the 2009/2010 budget. The three-day retreat will continue next week Saturday, Feburary 28, and will be completed on Sunday, March 1. Today’s opening session will focus … Continued

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Spanish Investments Impressive – King

His Majesty, King Juan Carlos I, of Spain, has said that since the end of the 1990s, the Spanish private sector has spearheaded an impressive investment process on the island, resulting in Spain being one of the leading foreign investors … Continued

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Joint Select Committee to Analyse Special Prosecutor Act

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, has said that a Joint Select Committee of Parliament will meet shortly to commence an analysis of the Corruption Prevention (Special Prosecutor) Act. “The Corruption Prevention (Special Prosecutor) Act, was tabled … Continued

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Rhodd Wants Manadatory Rehabilitation of Sex Offenders

Member of Parliament for Eastern Portland, Dr. Donald Rhodd, has suggested a mandatory rehabilitative programme for certain categories of sex offenders. These include persons who commit sexual assaults, attempted rape, assault with intent to rape, and child sex offences, such … Continued

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