August 14, 2018

Jamaican Bartender Challenge 2012

From Jamaican Gleaner, Sep. 13, 2012 Over the past month the best bartenders across the island gave it their all to see who would represent Jamaica against bartenders from Mexico, the United States, Peru, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingston and the Cayman Islands in the finals to be held in Kingston next month. […]

Jamaica demands apology from Mugabe for saying they are hooked on marijuana

The Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs A.J. Nicholson says his office will be seeking clarification from the Government of Zimbabwe over ‘rude’ comments made by President Robert Mugabe attacking Jamaican men as “drunkards and perennially hooked on marijuana”. While giving a “distinguished lecture” at the Research and Intellectual Expo 2012, Mugabe who neither smokes nor […]

Contractor General’s Open Letter to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition

Office of the Contractor-General September 12, 2012 The Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, MP, ON Prime Minister of Jamaica Office of the Prime Minister 1 Devon Road Kingston 10     The Hon. Andrew Holness, MP Leader of the Opposition Office of the Leader of the Opposition 1 West Kings House Road Kingston 6 Dear Madame […]

OCG Questions Legitimacy of and Motive for Gorstew’s Sandals Whitehouse Court Challenge

Kingston; September 10, 2012 – The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has taken note of a story which appeared in yesterday’s Jamaica Sunday Observer newspaper which is entitled: ‘OCG has no power to probe Sandals Whitehouse’ (Go to: The story asserts that Gorstew Limited, which is owned by the Hon. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, […]

Caribbean Project: Review: The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Hunter Wallace Stephen Palmie and Francisco A. Scarano’s The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples is a sweeping 600+ page overview of the history of the Caribbean from 1492 to 2010. The state of the art book is far too comprehensive to sum up in a […]

Usain Bolt may play for Manchester United in charity game

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says sprint legend Usain Bolt could play for the club in a charity match next year. Six-time Olympic champion Bolt, 26, has joked he wants a trial at the club. “It’s interesting he says he’d like to play in a charity game,” Ferguson told Inside United, the club’s magazine. […]

New edition of Tracing Your Caribbean [and Cayman Islands] Ancestors

By Chris Paton, British GENES (British Genealogy News and Events) A new edition of Guy Crannum’s “Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors”, which deals with ancestral research in the British West Indies, has been published by Bloomsbury. The National Archives (TNA) has a post on the back of the announcement detailing some of its online resources at […]

Allegation of Thwarted Threat of Execution on the Life of OCG Staff-Member

Kingston; September 5, 2012 – The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has received a report of an alleged failed attempt at the execution of one of its staff-members by a Government contractor. The report, which was conveyed to the OCG this morning, alleges that the OCG staff-member, while he was at a certain location, […]

OCG to Review Jamaica 50th Independence Anniversary Procurement Expenditures

Kingston; August 31, 2012 – In keeping with the discharge of its mandates under the Contractor General Act, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has written to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Mr. Robert Martin, to request documents to enable it to review the procurement related expenditures that were […]

Fourteen-year-old Jamaican girl on murder charge gives birth

By STABROEK EDITOR A 14-year-old girl before the courts on a murder charge gave birth yesterday, raising concerns in her community about whether she was being properly monitored by the state. The teen is charged with the murder of 21-year-old Chrissann Wilson, better known as ‘Angel’, in July of last year. Wilson was two months […]