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Peter King (JMA File Photo)
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

The search continues for the killer of the former chairman of the Jamaica Trade Board and former Trade Ambassador, Peter King. Meanwhile, tributes continue to pour in for the long time civil servant.

King, 63, was found dead in his Kingston apartment early Mar. 20. Jamaican police have questioned three men that spent the night at King’s apartment at the time of the murder.

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Kenny Anthony
CASTRIES, St Lucia
–Prime  Minister Kenny Anthony says he is concerned about allegations of corruption being leveled at his St Lucia Labour Party administration.

The allegations intensified in the run-up to this week's Castries Central by-election, which was won by independent candidate Richard Frederick.

Dr. Anthony told a news conference Mar. 15 that he would be carefully scrutinizing various comments made with regard to official corruption.

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P.J. Patterson JIS File Photo
WASHINGTON,D.C.
—In what was essentially his farewell speech to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Jamaica Prime Minister P.J. Patterson said Mar.9 that Caribbean countries continue to face a very hostile and unpredictable international environment despite the potential benefits from globalization and trade liberalization.

Speaking on the theme, "Caribbean Integration in Emerging Hemispheric Relations," before the protocolary session of the OAS Permanent Council, Patterson said inequalities still remain in the global environment, with Latin America and the Caribbean at increasing economic risk.


Portia Simpson Miller
Portia Simpson Miller
KINGSTON, Jamaica—
President -designate of the ruling People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson-Miller says she is not yet ready to discuss speculation about the possibility of a snap-election.

Responding to reporters' questions, following her Feb. 25 victory, the Prime Minister-designate said, "I would never have any discussion. I have not even taken by oath of office yet. When I have to speak about those issues I'll do so at the appropriate time," she said.

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