February 18, 2018

Jamaica signs agreement with Cayman Islands

From ITIJ 26 January 2018 The tourism industries of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands have agreed to sign a multi-destination marketing arrangement later this year. The plan is for the two Caribbean nations to improve their collaborative efforts and drive mutual traffic. The Cayman Islands also presented Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism with a plaque bearing […]

Five murders a day – outrage from civil-society leaders as 100 killed in first 20 days of New Year, with 12 killed in 24 hours

By Livern Barrett From Jamaica Gleaner Civil-society leaders reacted with alarm and disgust after it was revealed yesterday that Jamaica recorded 100 murders 20 days into the new year. The latest statistics compiled by the police revealed, too, that a suspect was arrested and charged in just 28 of those killings, as criminals continue to […]

New Orleans’ Caribbean chefs give Jerk Chicken Fest authentic flavor

By Ann Maloney From NOLA NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune In an ideal world, jerk chicken would be grilled over an open fire scented with pimento wood, the sounds of sizzling meat mingling with the gentle lapping of waves and a favorite reggae tune. These days, Clinton “Johnny” Haughton of Montego Bay, Jamaica, owner of Johnny’s […]

Expert calls Caribbean to strengthen Tsunami Alert System

From Presna Latina Kingston, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The head the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson called today to strengthen the tsunami alert systems in the region, according to reports by the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner. According to the CEDEMA official, that preventative technology is a pressing need for the countries in […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism named as Caribbean Tourism Minister of 2017

By Laura Rawlings From The HolidayPlace Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, has been named as the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017. The awards were judged by the editorial team of the Caribbean Journal website, who said that Mr Bartlett is an exceptional ambassador for the […]

How Jamaican David Martin became an Animation Evangelist

By Kimron Corion From Huffington Post Today on “How They Did It” I speak to David Martin, the Jamaican born Animation Evangelist currently leading the charge where digital animation in the Caribbean is concerned. Tell me a little about who you are: My name is David Martin, 38 years old. Jamaican born grew up in […]

Jamaica to sign multi-destination marketing agreement with Mexico

From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Efforts to boost cooperation between Jamaica and Mexico, in the area of tourism, will bear fruit as both countries will sign a memorandum of understanding to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement, in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2018. The move forms part of a greater plan to […]

Jamaican injured in Cayman house fire sent back to Jamaica for treatment

From RJR News The Jamaican woman who suffered severe burns in a suspected arson attack at a house in the Cayman Islands last month is being treated for her injuries in Jamaica. Elaine Ricketts was flown to Jamaica on January 2 following the December 27 fire. Elaine Harris, Jamaican Honorary Vice Consul in Cayman, said […]

Anti-LGBT U.S. pastor does not expect Jamaica to ban him

From Washington Blade An anti-LGBT pastor from the U.S. tells the Washington Blade that he does not expect the Jamaican government to ban him from the country.Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., is scheduled to be in Jamaica from Jan. 29-Feb. 3 for a “Missions Trip.” Jay John, a Jamaican […]

No visa, heartbroken man absent from daughter’s funeral in NY

From Jamaica Observer PAUL Stevens has been denied a United States visitor’s visa four times, but the last time hurt the most. His 21-year-old daughter Rachel was buried yesterday in Bronx, New York, after succumbing to her illness on December 17 last year, and he was not able to attend the funeral. Rachel, for the […]