December 13, 2018

Cruise ship arrives in Miami to begin Caribbean and Cuba Cruises

By Emrys Thakkar From Cruise Hive MSC Armonia has arrived in Miami, Florida to begin year-round Caribbean and Cuba cruises. The cruise ship will begin her new service when she departs for a call in Havana, Cuba. MSC Armonia has started year-round Caribbean cruises out of PortMiami, Florida. The ship arrived at the cruise capital of the […]

‘Wicked and un-Jamaican’

From Jamaica Observer National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday condemned the murders of returning residents Karen Cleary-Brown and Barbara Findley and said that the Government and his ministry remain steadfast in their mandate to serve and protect all citizens. Chang, in the statement sent to the media, called the murders “wicked and un-Jamaican”. He […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister to review AG’s report on Petrojam

by Donique Weston From Proud Jamaica A watershed moment for transparency and accountability in the country – this from Prime Minister Andrew Holness who is to review the Auditor General’s report on the operations of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, The report, titled ‘A review of aspects of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and a […]

Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

From Jamaica Observer A Canadian law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport last month. According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class-action was filed last Friday, seeking […]

Top Caribbean institution initiates historic partnership With Nigeria

From The Stewardship Report Lagos, Nigeria. A development that can be described as historically significant took place recently when the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Kingston, Jamaica signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with Nigerian educational institutions that will enhance cooperation between the Caribbean institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. Vice President Osinbajo (centre) […]

Caribbean Entrepreneurship Community gets ready for opportunity-driven cooperation

From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, DC – The launch of The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP), on Thursday, November 15 signaled to the Caribbean Community that its business leaders are ready to take charge in making entrepreneurship inclusive at home and in the diaspora. The strength of that move was marked […]

The complexities of rape victims’ cases in the Caribbean

By Derrick Miller From Caribbean News Now A sexual assault alarm: Stuck in traffic on a commuter bus one evening heading home from work, I came across an article published on October 2, 2018, by the Detroit Free Press about two women raped in Jamaica at an exclusive hotel by an employee hired few days […]

Jamaica: It is ‘Cruz’, not ‘Prekeh’, say Cops – Much-feared gangster still on the run

By Adrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor From Jamaica Gleaner Residents of Cambridge and Retrieve in St James are begging the security forces not to leave their community until wanted man Delano ‘Prekeh’ Wilmot is caught as they fear his wrath following yesterday’s killing of his right-hand man in a gun battle with the security forces. […]

Actor and playwright David Heron to receive Caribbean Life Impact Award

From Broadway World Award winning actor and playwright David Heron will be honored in New York next week with the Caribbean Life Impact Award in recognition of his career achievements in Entertainment and Entrepreneurship. The Jamaican born Heron will be feted along with other 2018 awardees at the gala awards event to be held at […]

Jamaica: Gov’t finalising prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill

By Latonya Linton From JIS The Government is finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives shortly. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 6). Delivering a Statement on […]