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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

  MIAMI, United States (AP — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge...
January 24th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Frustration mounts over US$$ supply in Trinidad

  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Mounting frustration over the inaccessibility of foreign exchange led businessmen present at an economic forum hosted by the...
January 24th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP - A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada getting to look at her newborn child for the...
January 24th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness

KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP - Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down early on Sunday in an incident blamed on a...
January 24th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Japanese hostage's father says mind 'totally blank'

  TOKYO, Japan (AFP - The distraught father of a Japanese hostage believed executed by his militant Islamist captors told Sunday how his mind had gone...
January 24th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Jamaica Gleaner News Feeds

CCJ debate without the noise (Arguments for and against retaining the Privy Council as Jamaica's final court of appeal)

Shena Stubbs-Gibson, ContributorWhile Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness last week waxed eloquent on the...
January 25th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Deafening silence - Members of the deaf community decry poor treatment

Corey Robinson, Gleaner Staff ReporterThey live in a world where their silence is deemed silly and attempts to communicate are made more difficult as the...
January 25th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Marriage war - Estranged couple each claim they were the victim in failed relationship

Ryon Jones, Staff ReporterShe says she had to run for her life to break the chain of abuse in her Christian marriage. He says there was no abuse and his...
January 25th 2015Views 1Comments 0

We are endangered! Male family members of man killed by police in Orange Villa, downtown Kingston, fear for their future

Jodi-Ann Gilpin, Gleaner WriterOne year after their brother was fatally shot by members of the police force, Robert 'Nakia' Jackson's brothers are still...
January 25th 2015Views 1Comments 0

Justice Jam - Shortage of judges, increase in the number of lawsuits clogging court system

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner WriterIncreased litigation by Jamaicans has heaped loads of cases on an already overburdened judicial system, and this has...
January 25th 2015Views 1Comments 0