April 19, 2019

The Editor speaks: Mercury

We have published in today’s iNews two articles concerning mercury, and this mercury is not the planet. The mercury I am talking about is the element that looks so pretty in its shiny, fast-moving liquid form. But don’t touch it. It’s very poisonous to us humans. It is actually named after the planet, Mercury. This […]

Destinations of the week

The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 2 By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. Unique architecture, […]

Jamaicans in Cayman Islands sending more money than in the last 10 years

From RJR News Online Jamaicans and other foreign workers in Cayman are sending more money to their home countries than they have in the last 10 years.  According to Cayman Islands Monetary Authority data, workers sent almost $235 million home last year, compared to $217.7 million in 2017.   The previous high for remittances was almost […]

Fly Jamaica Airways announces all staff positions redundant

Fly Jamaica Airways, is an airline headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica, with flight operations at the Norman Manley International Airport. As of March 31st 2019, Fly Jamaica Airways has made all employee positions redundant due to lack of aircraft. The airline has been trying to recover after one of its planes crash landed at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International […]

The View From Europe: Sugar producers right to complain about Import Tariff Waiver

By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner It is probably without precedent for a major Caribbean industry to declare that unless Caricom’s Common External Tariff, the CET, is properly enforced, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of rural and other workers will be put at risk. For this reason, the March 15 statement by the normally […]

Madera outlines strategy for Caribbean Airlines

BY RICHARD BROWNE From Jamaica Observer Coming out of its first profitable year for some time, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has big plans to develop Norman m anley International Airport (NMIA) into a regional hub for the Caribbean, according to its CEO Galvin Madera. In an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer, Madera spoke on the strategic plan to expand the […]

Guyana, eight other Caribbean countries sign pact to preserve UK trading

From Stabroek News (Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith says Jamaica and eight other countries in the region, have signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms with the United Kingdom in a Post-Brexit era, backed by UK Trade Minister, George Hollingbery. In a statement yesterday, […]

CARIBBEAT: Much respect coming for supporters of Team Jamaica Bickle’s quarter-century of aid to visiting high school track-and-field athletes

By Jared McCallister From New York Daily News The Team Jamaica Bickle hospitality initiative —marking its 25th year of aiding Caribbean scholastic track-and-field athletes at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia — is celebrating by recognizing former Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby and others for their support for the organization […]

Trump strategy could weaken the cohesion of the Caribbean region

From Haiti Libre On his return from the USA/Caribbean mini-commet in Mar-A-Lago with President Trump and 4 other Caribbean countries, President Jovenel Moïse who spoke with Trump, as well as with President Danilo Medina (Dominican Republic) and Prime Ministers Andrew Holness (Jamaica), Allen Chastanet (Saint Lucia) and Hubert Minnis (Bahamas), declared that he had made […]

Grupo Therrestra continues to lead construction in the Caribbean with a new project in Jamaica of 957 rooms

The new “Ocean Coral Spring by H10 Hotels” of approximately 120,000 m2 of construction, will be an avant-garde complex with an imposing design composed of two phases, a wide range of entertainment spaces for all ages.SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Grupo Therrestra, under the leadership of Engineer Hugo Pérez Ovalles, continues […]