October 21, 2019

Jamaica: GraceKennedy Foundation gets grant to rescue Kingston Harbour

By Alicia Dunkley-Willis From Jamaica Observer HE GraceKennedy Foundation has secured a US$960,000-grant from the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, through its ecosystem-based adaptation facility, as a start to the daunting task of rescuing Kingston Harbour — the seventh-deepest natural harbour in the world — from degradation and helping to restore it to its former glory. Appearing […]

Travel advisory: Government of Canada warns of ‘state of emergency’ in Jamaica

By Elana Shepert From Vancouver Is Awesome The Government of Canada has updated the emergency status for Jamaica on a travel advisory due to a continued high level of violent crime. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency effective until October 19, 2019 for Clarendon parish and St Catherine parish. Further, a state […]

Jamaica: Government launches water monitoring initiative in schools

By Garfield Angus From JIS Story Highlights To advance the culture of water conservation, the Government has launched a water monitoring initiative among primary and high school students. Under the programme, called ‘Water IQ Initiative’, or ‘WiQi’, the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL), National Water Commission (NWC), and […]

Former Jamaican Judge Ingrid Mangatal to demit office in Cayman Islands

From Jamaica Observer Grand Court Justice in the Cayman Islands, Jamaican Ingrid​ Mangatal, is to leave the bench at the end of this month. The Cayman Compass reports that the Governor’s Office announced Monday that Mangatal, who was an acting judge in Jamaica’s Court of Appeal, will be demitting her post effective October 31. The news outlet […]

Jamaica: Reid, Pinnock and company set to spend tonight in police custody

From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Education Minister Ruel Reid seems set to spend tonight in police custody after his arrest a short while ago. Following a more than six-hour long search of Reid’s upper St Andrew residence this morning, a team from Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), emerged from the house […]

Jamaica lagging behind in Medical Tourism with no accredited facility

By Jason Cross From Jamaica Gleaner Local stakeholders and members of the diaspora are still eyeing prospects for the island to establish a booming medical tourism sector by enticing foreigners to fly to Jamaica to seek world-class services. At a forum staged by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) on September 29, various speakers made it clear […]

Regional collaboration urged against cybercrime

From The Daily Herald St. Maarten KINGSTON, Jamaica–Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), John Curran is suggesting that Caribbean countries collaborate to better fight cybercrime.   He said issues relating to cybercrime are extremely difficult to solve globally because of the inherent nature of the Internet regarding its deficiency […]

Archbishop Gregory to get the trappings of his new office on Thursday

From Jamaica Observer Bishops from the eight Dioceses in the Province of the West Indies will be concelebrants at a historic recognition service for The Most Reverend Howard Gregory, Archbishop of the West Indies, on Thursday, at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega, Spanish Town, starting at 3:30 pm. Also scheduled to attend will […]

Caribbean Airlines’ new service between Kingston and Grand Cayman

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., October 07, 2019 — Caribbean Airlines advises that the launch of its new service between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman will begin on December 03, 2019. The flights will operate twice weekly each Tuesday and Saturday. Caribbean Airlines is committed to the expansion of its northern hub in Kingston, Jamaica […]

Jamaica: Sebastian Elliott living his dream

By Vanessa James From Jamaica Gleaner Sebastian Elliot has achieved his goal, and has gone above and beyond what he hoped to attain for himself. As a locally and internationally acclaimed artist, Elliot has been a part of more than his fair share of art shows, and at the age of 35, he has a […]