September 21, 2017

Scientists trying to prevent Jamaica from experiencing similar crisis to Grand Cayman

BY VERNON DAVIDSON From Jamaica Observer Green iguana worry Local scientists are growing concerned that Jamaica could experience damage to its ecosystem from the invasive green iguana after reports of sightings and the capture of one of the large lizards in Clarendon last year and one in St Andrew four years ago. The concern has […]

David Jessop: The value of the genuine Caribbean

By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner In an age when most in the business of tourism are seeking to increase their income by selling authenticity to millennials and baby-boomers, it is perhaps puzzling that another rapidly growing industry segment now wants to deliver just the opposite. Type the words ‘private islands’ into a search engine […]

UPDATE Cayman Islands: Canoe intercepted Fri night, 15 September – men charged

From RCIPS Three Men Charged with Drug Offences and Illegal Entry, 18 September Three Jamaican Nationals, ages 31, 37, 53, have been charge under the Misuse of Drugs Law with Importation of a Controlled Drugs (ganja) and Possession of a Controlled Drug (ganja). The men were also charged with Illegal Entry under the  Immigration Law. […]

First-ever regional Outsource to the Caribbean Conference to be held in December

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 15, 2017. Over 100 industry leaders from the public and private sectors across the region are expected to converge in Jamaica this December to discuss how best to attract more business from international companies to the Caribbean in areas such as call centre operations, website and animation design, and legal and accounting […]

IDB and Jamaica government sign US$20 million loan to increase access to credit for MSMEs

From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the government of Jamaica signed an agreement on September 6, for a US$20 million loan that will facilitate increased access to credit for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Jamaica. This credit enhancement programme for MSMEs will capitalize the credit enhancement […]

JAMAICA – Losses pile up as a result of air space shutdowns

From Caribbean News Service The Jamaican Government is facing more losses following Friday’s lightning strike which damaged radar and communication equipment at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority and resulted in intermittent shutdowns of the country’s air space. Nari Williams-Singh, Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, has confirmed that the entity’s revenues have been […]

Jamaica trying to determine severity of Irma’s impact on Caribbean neighbours

From jamaica Observer France, Britain, Holland rush aid to devastated islands The foreign affairs ministry yesterday said that it is still trying to determine the extent of the loss of lives, injury and damage as category five Hurricane Irma continues its rampage through the Caribbean. However, its efforts are hampered by a lack of, or […]

JAMAICA – Openly gay fashion designer was murdered

From Caribbean News Service Fashion designer Dexter Pottinger, whose body was found on Thursday, was murdered. Pottinger was reportedly stabbed multiple times. According to reports, neighbours told the police that they heard him screaming for help about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Pottinger’s body was found at his house at Yarico Place off Washington Boulevard, St […]

$100M cocaine seizure at Kingston Container Terminal

From RJR News Online The Narcotics Police are reporting the seizure of nearly 200 pounds of what’s suspected to be cocaine with an estimated street value of more than a $100 million. The seizure was made yesterday at the Kingston Container Terminal. The police say about 2:45 Narcotics Police along with members of the Customs […]

UNWTO Global Conference to highlight sustainability, investment and linkages

The hosting of the inaugural United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability, in Jamaica this November, takes place at a time when tourism around the globe is outperforming growth recorded in the financial and business services, manufacturing, public services, retail and distribution, as well as, transport sectors. “The conference […]