June 25, 2018

Jamaica: Multi-stakeholder acceptance of Fiscal Council will be kKey – Finance Minister

By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success. He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” […]

Ja among 14 Caricom countries preparing projects to mobilise ‘green funds’

From Jamaica Observer SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – Jamaica is among 14 Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states which will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources that will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation of agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change climate. The projects stem from a new fund created […]

Conflicting reports resolved over cause of death of gay man linked to Trinidad and Tobago chief justice

By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Almost a month after the death of convicted felon, Kern Romero, the gay friend of Chief Justice Ivor Archie implicated in a public housing fraud scheme that he (Romero) was convicted of in 2015, the conflicting reports as to how he died have […]

Inside Life: “Jamaica to UK, the Reggae Revolution”

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life “Jamaica to UK, the Reggae Revolution” themes IRD’s 2018 Celebration of 50 Years of Reggae & Synergy With England. A mention of the word reggae and folks may conjure images of red, gold and green, Rastafarians, Jamaica, music, dance and maybe even scents from puffs of aromatic weed […]

Jamaica reaffirms infrastructure investment commitment

By NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has reiterated the Andrew Holness government’s commitment to providing an enabling infrastructure for investment. In addressing the opening ceremony of the third staging of the nation’s premier investment event, the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), at the Iberostar Convention […]

IMF staff concludes visit to Jamaica

From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Kingston from June 11 to 15, 2018, to take stock of progress on Jamaica’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s precautionary stand-by arrangement (SBA). At the end of the visit, Ramakrishnan issued the following statement: […]

Jamaican man imprisoned in Cayman Islands for beating boss with hammer

From Jamaica Gleaner A Jamaican man has been sentenced to six years in prison in the Cayman Islands after he was convicted of wounding with intent for hitting his supervisor on the head with a hammer. According to a report from the Cayman News Service, 33-year-old Dain Damean McPherson was going about his usual work routine […]

Empire Windrush: forgotten archive material reveals who was on its outward voyage to the Caribbean

By James Procter Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Newcastle University From The Conservation Disclosure statement James Procter has previously received funding from the Leverhulme Trust, AHRB, AHRC and the British Academy. Partners Newcastle University Newcastle University provides funding as a member of The Conversation UK. The arrival of the Empire Windrush – back in […]

Top Caribbean athletes shine in Jamaica

From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 15, 2018: Several Caribbean and Caribbean American athletes were in winning form at the JN Racers Grand Prix meeting at Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston last weekend. Former World and Olympic female sprint champion, Jamaica’s Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, returned to winning form after giving birth, […]

Seaga is a visionary for the cultural sector – Holness

By Office of the Prime Minister Jfrom JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Former Prime Minister The Most Honourable Seaga as a visionary, leader and statesman who did much for the cultural sector. Mr. Seaga played a pivotal role in the creation of the Cultural Training Centre now the Edna Manley School […]