May 29, 2017

Jamaica lauded for its customs processes to be used as model for other Caribbean countries by International body

By Jamaica Customs Agency Story Highlights The Jamaica Customs Agency has been lauded for its customs processes by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, who today, paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, at the offices of the Ministry. The country […]

Jamaicans dominate foreign prisoner population in Cayman

From RJR News According to newly released data, there are more Jamaicans than any other foreign nationals imprisoned in The Cayman Islands. A report published by the Cayman Reporter newspaper shows that, of the 147 inmates behind bars, 17 are Jamaicans. Two of the Jamaican inmates are serving life in prison, one for murder and […]

Massive flooding in Clarendon as heavy rains continue to lash Jamaica

From RJNewsOnline Heavy rain has wreaked more havoc in Clarendon. Roads in Ballards River, Pennants, Green River, Ettrick Hall, Commissary and 19 Miles are flooded. The police are advising motorists to avoid the locations. Member of Parliament for Clarendon Northern, Horace Dalley, late last night said persons were preparing to evacuate. Two bridges in Frankfield […]

BRT Weekend

Headliners announced: BRT Weekend Palm Springs USA May 12, 2017: Palm Springs, California is ready to welcome its first 3-day Caribbean Music Festival—Beach Road Trip (BRT) Weekend—on May 26 to May 28. BRT weekend is an all-inclusive (food and drinks) series of themed parties featuring great music and entertainment by some of the best DJs, […]

NCB Capital Markets gets positive rating

From The Jamaica Gleaner The Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) has assigned NCB Capital Markets Limited a local A-plus rating for a debt issue of about J$16 billion with a positive outlook, which indicates good creditworthiness. The current rating indicates that NCB Capital Markets is a strong business institution in Jamaica and […]

Gay Jamaican-American man beaten up during carnival in the Bahamas

From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, May 09 2017 – Aman who was allegedly attacked by a group of people during a concert at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival early Saturday morning is alleging that he was “targeted and beat up” because he is gay. After leaving Doctors Hospital where he was treated for a laceration to […]

Jamaica to set up task force to use marijuana to promote tourism

By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Newsonline JAMAICA OBSERVER – A special task force to inform the Tourism Ministry on using cannabis-enthused tourism for the promotion of the sector, is to be established. Ed Bartlett, the tourism minister, said that although cannabis is still subject to Schedule I of the United States Controlled Substances Act, […]

Jamaican cricketer supports blind Jamaicans

By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels has donated Jam$1.5 million (US$11,700) to the Jamaica Society for the Blind. The announcement was made at a press conference recently in Kingston where it was also revealed that Samuels, through his foundation, would also disburse a further J$350,000 to Garfield Mitchell, 23, […]

Starbucks to open in Jamaica, grow in the Caribbean

From QSR Starbucks Coffee Company announced it has entered a geographic licensing agreement with Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, a consortium led by Margaritaville Caribbean Group, a leading restaurant management and franchise operator in the Caribbean. The agreement grants Caribbean Coffee Traders the exclusive rights to own and operate Starbucks® stores in the country. Jamaica will […]

Canada warns its citizens about travel to 8 Caribbean nations

By NAN Contributor From Times Caribbean News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Weds. May 3, 2017:The scourge of crime in some Caribbean nations has led the Canadian government to update its travel warnings on Tuesday May 2nd on eight Caribbean nations. Canada’s government is warning its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to […]