July 22, 2017

Jamaica ranks number one for cybersecurity in Caribbean

From Jamaica Observer Jamaica’s efforts to boost cybersecurity have been given international recognition, according to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, after the country was ranked number one in the Caribbean on the Global Cybersecurity Index. According to a report produced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Jamaica was among 134 member states which […]

Dancehall & Reggae Star Konshens addresses standards of beauty

From South Florida Caribbean News Kingston, Jamaica – With the recent release of his single “Beautiful“, recording artist Konshens recently defied stereotypical male view points by addressing the issue of conventional standard of beauty that plague women of all ages, races and creeds. From magazines to videos, to the increasing “Social media models” that constantly […]

Fuss over CAPE rankings

BY SASHA ROWE AND JOVANEY ASHMAN From Jamaica Observer Educate Jamaica stands by its position, others disagree Ainsworth Darby, CEO of Educate Jamaica, the think tank that produces the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) school rankings, is standing firm behind the publication, amidst criticism from some members of the public who question the legitimacy of […]

Rugby: Bermuda in semi-finals [after beating Cayman Islands]

From Royal Gazette 2017 RAN U19 Championship Bermuda Under-19s got off to a strong start in the Rugby America’s North Championship in Miami on Saturday, beating Cayman Islands 15-10. Tries from Alex Doyling and Mikel Dill, and a penalty and conversion by Jaymin Hodgkins set-up a semi-final against USA Rugby South A tomorrow. The Americans […]

Grange defends Jamaica 55 celebrations

From Jamaica Observer MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia “Babsy” Grange is defending Government’s position on the staging of Jamaica 55 celebrations amid a slew of questions and concerns raised by her Opposition counterpart Lisa Hanna. Hanna, in her Sectoral Debate contribution to Parliament earlier this month, insisted that Grange had embarked on […]

New UWI Chancellor takes office

From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 17 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Robert Bermudez assumes duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed […]

Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company celebrates its 55th season

From South Florida Caribbean News The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) Gala Opens 55th Anniversary Season July 21 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Established at the time of Jamaica’s Independence, The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), together with the nation, celebrates its 55th Anniversary this year. As its premier event, the National Dance Theatre Company will host […]

News of Falmouth, Jamaica’s decline is premature

From Travel Pulse Is one of the Caribbean’s busiest and most successful cruise ports losing major cruise ship calls? The answer depends in part on whom you ask. The question emerged this week after Colin Gager, Falmouth, Jamaica’s mayor, claimed in local press reports that three Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships—which he said collectively bring 10,000 travelers […]

In focus: [Peter Polack] New book chronicles 100 years of filming in Jamaica

By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life A new book documenting the international movie industry filming in Jamaica was released earlier this month and hopes to share the history of Jamaica as a destination for filming. In the book, “Jamaica, the Land of Film,” author Peter Polack chronicles all of the mainstream films from the early […]

Communities step up to help save Jamaica’s forests climate change

By Desmond Brown From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) – According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 31.1 percent or about 337,000 hectares of Jamaica is forested. Of this, 26.1 percent or 88,000 is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. But between […]