August 17, 2018

St Kitts recruits senior officers from Jamaica to enhance police force

From Jamaica Observer BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — In its bid to further strengthen the capacity and capabilities of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), the Ministry of National Security has recruited two senior level officers from Jamaica to serve in different capacities with the local police force. Joining the ranks are […]

Regional nursing body agrees to review exams managed by CXC

From Jamaica Gleaner GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) has agreed to a recommendation from Jamaica for a review to be conducted of the Regional Examination for Nurses Registration (RENR) as managed by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). A communique issued Monday following last week’s RNB’s 45th annual general meeting noted that […]

Jamaica: General Manager of Alliance Financial Services shot dead

From RJR News The General Manager of Alliance Financial Services Limited was shot outside his St. Andrew home on Thursday night. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital Friday morning. He has been identified as 50 year-old Arnie Francis. His wife was also shot and injured during the attack. Reports are that Mr. Francis arrived […]

Ya Maka My Weekend 2018

From QC Online Hundreds came out to celebrate Ya Maka My Weekend Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the District of Rock Island. The “Original District Festival” celebrates Caribbean culture with ethnic foods, live reggae and Caribbean music, palm trees and sand.   Ya Maka My Weekend 2018 BUY NOW Irie Trinity performs during Ya Maka […]

Jamaica’s Independence celebration for September in Philly

From NAN News Americas, Philadelphia, PA, Friday, August 10, 2018: Jamaica’s 56thanniversary of independence celebration will extend into September in Philadelphia. Non-profit organization, Team Jamaica Bickle, which caters to hundreds of students, athletes and coaches from Jamaica and the Caribbean at the annual Penn Relays annually, will celebrate the anniversary with an awards dinner on […]

Caribbean aims to become World’s First Climate-Smart Zone

From The World Bank 26 countries and 40+ private sector partners create coalition to fast track climate action across the Caribbean •        Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, President of the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and World Bank Vice President for Latin America […]

Why music lovers should visit the Caribbean

By MARK ROGERS From TravelAge West For many travel agents, Caribbean music is probably considered to be a “value add” to a Caribbean vacation. For millennials, this isn’t necessarily the case. A new eye-opening survey shows many millennials note music as the determining factor in where they choose to vacation. An April 2018 survey of […]

Jamaica Independence Day

Happy Jamaica Independence Day! Here’s how long the Caribbean nation has been independent By Phil Haigh From METRO UK Last Monday (6) Jamaicans across the globe celebrate the independence of their home nation from British rule. 6 August is Jamaica Independence Day as it was on this day that the Parliament of the United Kingdom signed […]

Jamaica opens first retail marijuana seed store

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Jamaica has opened its first retail marijuana seed store located in the Marketplace on Constant Spring Road, the Jamaica Gleaner reported. The ribbon-cutting ceremony signified the start of a new era for the use of medical marijuana in Jamaica, with brothers Karibe and Dwayne McKenzie at the helm. The […]

Cayman Islands adopts ‘Eat What You Grow’ policy from Ja

From Jamaica Gleaner Agriculture minister in the Cayman Islands Juliana O’Connor-Connolly says her country has adopted Jamaica’s mantra of ‘eat what you grow, grow what you eat’. Speaking to The Gleaner on Saturday at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon, O’Connor-Connolly pointed out that the fledgling agriculture industry in her country owed […]