May 21, 2018

Tortuga Opens Rum Cake Store at Falmouth Jamaica Cruise Ship Pier

Falmouth, Jamaica – When Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica on Wednesday, July 18, doors to Tortuga’s new flagship retail store at the pier opened to welcome them and share their authentic taste of Jamaica with over 5,000 cruise ship passengers. They were greetedwith Tortuga Rum Cake samples, Rum Punch, Fruit […]

The “Royal” Jamaicans arrive for the Olympics

Usain Bolt was barely visible through the thick row of hedges that guarded the track. Still, the curious fans tried to sneak a peek at the world’s fastest man, if only for a brief second. Some climbed on railings in an attempt to peer over the top of the bushes, while others pushed the prickly […]

SportsMax to Stream London Olympics 2012 Live

Available in 17 Caribbean Countries, July 27-August 12 For the first time ever in the Caribbean, the Olympic Games will be streamed on the internet live courtesy of SportsMax on sportsmaxolympics.tv. The regional sports channel will be streaming Olympic action on seven channels to Caribbean audiences in 17 Caribbean territories from July 27 to August […]

JNBS Targets Cayman Market

Investors and Jamaicans in Cayman will have a chance to explore real estate opportunities available in Jamaica through a two day Mortgage Fair, which will be held at the Triple C Auditorium on Fairbanks Road in Cayman from Thursday, July 19 to Friday, July 20. The Mortgage Fair is being organised by the Jamaica National […]

OCG Concludes Investigation into PBX Telephone System Contract Award by Accountant General’s Department

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has concluded its Special Investigation into allegations of impropriety and/or irregularity in the circumstances surrounding the award of a contract, by the Accountant General’s Department (AGD), to a named contractor, for the supply and installation of a telephone system at the AGD’s offices. The OCG’s Investigation follows a […]

Gay powers to 100m win

Former world champion Tyson Gay shrugged off damp and cold conditions to power to victory in the 100m at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday. Gay, the second-fastest man in history, took advantage of the late withdrawal of Jamaican rival Asafa Powell to clock a respectable 10.03 seconds into a headwind at Crystal Palace. […]

Jamaica to sign new agreement with CHEC

The government of Jamaica has announced it will sign a “significant agreement” next week with China Communications Construction Company, parent of China Harbour Engineering Company, in addition to the ongoing US$400 million Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme. According to an article in the 12 July 2012 issue of The Gleaner, Transport, Works and Housing Minister Dr […]

Which way is up?

Garnett Roper, GUEST COLUMNIST for The Jamaican Gleaner As Jamaica celebrates 50 years of political Independence, the question of the adequacy and appropriateness of its political-economic system is a moot one. It is clear that since Independence, the political economy of the country is one which has been able to take 70 per cent of […]

OCG Files Affidavit in Response to Transport Minister’s Application for Judicial Review of OCG’s Requisition to IOP

Kingston; July 6, 2012 Attorneys for the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) have today filed an Affidavit in the Supreme Court in response to the Application that was recently lodged in the Courts by the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies. Dr. Davies, in his Application, has sought, among […]

Memories of 1939 By: Brenda Quin

The month was August, a few weeks into summer vacation. I was 11 years old that month, and the best part of the holiday was time at my Great Uncle Sterling Fisher’s property ‘Mount Pleasant’, a few miles above Runaway Bay on Jamaica’s beautiful North Coast. I was a lover of all animals from as […]