February 25, 2017

C’bean countries warned of the impact of lingering drought situations

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year but there is some likelihood for incipient drought concerns in some places by the end of February if it becomes as dry as January, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought […]

ILO to conduct high-level forum to discuss the Caribbean’s future of work

Port of Spain (ILO News) – A Caribbean Future of Work Forum, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, will be held on 22 February 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. The Forum will bring together Ministers with responsibility for Labour, Permanent Secretaries and high-level officials of the English- and […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Seafarers AGM The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the Annual election meeting, on Tuesday February 21 at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect. Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm”.   U.S. entrepreneurs travel to Latin […]

Jamaican entertainer Anthony Cruz’s daughter killed by stepfather in US

By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Online JAMAICA OBSERVER – WHEN 32-year-old Jamaican Kevin Nelson told his sister, Janice Smith, that he had shot his spouse and her 15-year-old daughter to death last Friday, she was relieved when he said he was joking. However, on Monday, Nelson made an about-turn when he phoned the Sunrise […]

Caribbean Future of Work Forum

Port of Spain (ILO News) – A Caribbean Future of Work Forum, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, will be held on 22 February 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. The Forum will bring together Ministers with responsibility for Labour, Permanent Secretaries and high-level officials of the English- and […]

Jamaica dominated CCIC boot camps in 2016

By Tomeica Gunn From JIS Story Highlights Approximately 40 green technology start-up entities have been established through the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center’s (CCIC) seven boot camps held across the region in 2016. Project Manager, Carlington Burrel, says that of these, 16 were Jamaican companies, with 10 coming from Trinidad and the remainder from other Caribbean […]

Diocese of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands launches Boys’ Home rebuilding fund after fire

From ACNS The Diocese of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands is appealing for donations after a boys’ home that it ran for more than fifty years was completely destroyed by a fire. The cause of the blaze, at the Clifton Boy’s Home, in Westmoreland, is unknown. Immediately after the fire, last month, the 29 residents […]

Jamaica: Tourism pivotal to economic growth – Min. Bartlett

By Kadian Brown Story highlights: Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says tourism remains a pivotal driver of economic growth and prosperity for Jamaica, as it continues to generate increased visitor arrivals and earnings. “The latest figures show that from January to December 2016, we recorded total tourist arrivals of 3.84 million, up by roughly four […]

Jamaica: Police pledge to restore order in St. James

By Marlon Tingling From JIS Story Highlights Commanding Officer for the St. James Police Division, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be taking all of the necessary measures to restore order to the parish and make it safe for the residents. Superintendent Nesbeth said the St. James police have received […]

Garvey’s family gives back to Jamaica

By Vinette K. Pryce Jamaica Information Service The insignia of the Order of National Hero which was presented posthumously to Marcus Mosiah Garvey when he was made Jamaica’s first National Hero in 1969 was generously donated by his family to add to exhibits at the Museum at Liberty Hall in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Julius Garvey, […]