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AFRICANGLOBE - When I was a young adult living in Jamaica, the government of then Prime Minister Michael Manley had very strong ties and a special relationship with Cuba. Jamaica lies just south of that island, fewer than 300 miles away. And before the Cuban revolution, Jamaicans and Cubans had always traveled freely back and forth between the two countries.
AFRICANGLOBE - The classic irony was on full display in the Jamaica's Parliament on Tuesday. Just as the House prepared to engage in a marathon debate on the National Housing Trust, news arrived that Hugo Chavez the President of Venezuela and a great friend of Jamaica, had taken his last breath.