October 21, 2018

Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica

By Derrick Scott From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, has provided medical assistance to tune of US$6 million and has seen just over 50,000 patients over the last 25 years during annual health mission to Montego Bay. […]

CTO state of the tourism industry: The latest post-hurricane Caribbean updates

From Travel Agent At the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), islands across the Caribbean provided the latest updates regarding their recovery from last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The conference is taking place October 1 – 5 at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Here are the latest updates: […]

Caribbean to fight for IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C temperature rise

From CARICOM (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, […]

Expedia highlights Jamaican mobile demand growth during JAPEX 2018

From South Florida Caribbean News Montego Bay, Jamaica – Expedia Group™ participated in this year’s Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), which took place September 23-25. The Expedia Group market management team took advantage of this annual event to meet with lodging partners, talk strategy and showcase the latest data findings that are key to travel partner’s […]

Jamaica: Kingston communities under State of Emergency

September 23 2018 From The Star A State of Emergency has been declared in sections of Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. This follows similar declarations in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, St James, and the old capital of Spanish Town and its environs. Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared the State of Public Emergency for sections […]

Jamaica: PM Holness and Minister Tufton to launch Caribbean Moves at UNGA

From Office of the Prime Minister Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Hon. Christopher Tufton are expected to launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, United States. Minister Tufton is also part of the Government’s delegation to UNGA. His mission is to champion […]

Jamaica voted Caribbean’s Leading Destination at Annual World Travel Awards

From South Florida Caribbean News Jamaica Voted Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Tourist Board MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica is this year’s Leading Caribbean Destination and Leading Caribbean Cruise Destination as determined by the World Travel Awards. The annual Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony took place at the Sandals Montego Bay on September 22, […]

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still characterised by frequent wet days and wet spells, […]

US seeks to extradite Jamaican to Cayman Islands

From RJR News US law enforcement authorities are attempting to extradite a Jamaican to Cayman where he is wanted for manslaughter in relation to the death of a ward of the state three years ago. According to documents filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Larry Levers,46, was a supervisor […]

Caribbean sugar producers want protection from white sugar imports

By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News With the region no longer enjoying fixed quotas and guaranteed access to the European raw sugar market, the region’s four remaining sugar producers have asked governments to clamp down on refined, or white, sugar imports, saying they can meet the required average demand for 100,000 metric tons. This week, […]