Jamaica

Jamaica's AG objects to US Embassy flying rainbow flag in Kingston

A controversy is brewing in Jamaica over the decision by the US Embassy there, to fly a rainbow flag at half mast together with the US national flag. 

The rainbow flag is widely recognised as representative of the LGBT community and was hoisted following the massacre at the Orlando gay club. 

Jamaica’s Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte used Twitter to criticise the flying of the rainbow flag by the Embassy in Kingston.

New doping revelation could see T&T being awarded 2008 Olympic 4x100 gold medal

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 Olympic 4x100 metre team could be awarded the gold medal for the event, after placing second at the Bird Nest Stadium in Beijing.

The Gleaner Newspaper in Jamaica is now reporting that Jamaican Nesta Carter, who was part of Jamaica's gold medal team, has been identified as one of 32 athletes who failed a retrospective drugs test.

That now puts Jamaica's gold medal in jeopardy.

The Gleaner said a retest of Carter`s `A` sample from the Beijing Games had found traces of the banned stimulant Methylexaneamine.

Jamaica's Industry Minister hopes for 'favourable' talks on T&T oil price

Jamaica's Minister of Industry and Commerce Karl Samuda says he is hopeful discussions with this country over its oil pricing regime will prove beneficial to Jamaica. 

The island has accused T&T of charging a premium for oil sold to its Caricom partners, resulting in lower costs of production for Trinidadian companies. 

Samuda said he would continue to engage this country on the matter. 

However, the Industry Minister says Trinidadian authorities cannot continue to subsidise its local economy given the Treaty of Chaguaramas. 

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