April 24, 2019

Reggae star and CoP press for Caribbean unity

By Kevin Felmine From Trinidad & Tobago Guardian While re­la­tions be­tween T&T and Ja­maica seems ques­tion­able at times, a hand­shake be­tween Ja­maican reg­gae star Bu­ju Ban­ton and Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith might just see the start of greater uni­ty be­tween the na­tions. “How can you ever think Trinidad and To­ba­go, don’t ever doubt, we are your […]

Jamaica starts the year with record breaking arrival numbers

From Travel Pulse WHY IT RATES: The island of Jamaica continues to be a favorite vacation spot for travelers headed to the Caribbean. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record-breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the […]

Team Jamaica expects to lead the medal count at CARIFTA 2019

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Several of Jamaica’s top athletes will miss the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, but the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is confident the team will once again top the medal standing when the meet takes place this Easter weekend (20 to 22 April) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The country, […]

Jamaican Government welcomes Windrush compensation scheme

By Alecia Smith From JIS Story Highlights The Government has welcomed the announcement of the establishment of the Windrush Compensation Scheme by the British Government, and is encouraging individuals who have been affected to submit their claims. The scheme applies to members of the ‘Windrush Generation’ – immigrants who arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) […]

Caribbean animators learn, earn and display at KingstOOn 3

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 12, 2019. Caribbean animators had the opportunity to showcase their skills to an audience of local, regional and international players in the content and technology industry and access seed funding for their animated concepts thanks to the KingstOOn 3 Animation Festival which was held in Jamaica April 5 -7, 2019. Caribbean Export […]

Caribbean region urged to fight crime collectively

From Caribbean Observer ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council for Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE), Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says a collective approach is needed to effectively address security across the region. “We need each other as our fight against crime is a collective one”, he […]

Jamaica: National Security Ministry and HOPE partnering to transform youth offenders

By Rosheika Grant From GIS Story Highlights The Ministry of National Security will be partnering with the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme to provide jobs for at-risk youth. The collaboration will be facilitated under the Ministry’s flagship ‘We Transform’ youth empowerment Initiative, which was launched in 2017. Minister of State, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, […]

Visually impaired persons can now visit the National Museum Jamaica

By E. Hartman Reckord From JIS Story Highlights Visually impaired visitors to the National Museum Jamaica can now appreciate the various artwork and artefacts through the touch of their hands. The museum is making this possible through a ‘Guided Touch Tour’ Educational Programme that allows patrons to learn and explore artefacts through touching. Located on […]

UK: Immigration Minister apologises for data leak of Windrush victims’ personal details

By Jenn Selby from Rights Info Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has been forced to apologise to victims of the Windrush scandal after 500 private email addresses were accidentally shared, resulting in a breach of data protection regulations. The details were mistakenly revealed to people and organisations who had registered an interest in a compensation scheme […]

Agent 007 will return to Jamaica for Bond thriller

By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life It is no secret that author Ian Fleming loved the island of Jamaica. Of all the places in the world he could have lived, he chose to live and work on that particular Caribbean destination. As a naval officer he travelled the globe and was commissioned by the […]