May 23, 2018

Extradition Ordered for Jamaican Muslim Cleric Accused in US of Recruiting for ISIS

From CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday May 2, 2018 – A judge has signed an extradition warrant, ordering radical Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal be handed over to authorities in the United States to face terrorism-related charges. But el-Faisal has 15 days to challenge the extradition order made by Parish Court Judge Broderick Smith. US […]

Jamaica: Tourism Minister says safety and security issues impacting regional tourism

By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says safety and security issues represent the biggest problems facing global tourism and that Jamaica and the rest of the region must never lose sight of that reality. Addressing the opening of the 33rd annual general meeting and conference of the Association […]

Jamaica third largest Internet user base in the Caribbean

From With more than half of Jamaica’s population having access to the Internet, the country is currently the third largest Internet user base in the Caribbean — a position which Sales Enablement Manager at Google Daniel O’Hara is urging Jamaican businesses to capitalise on. O’Hara reported that in 2017 Jamaica recorded 1.5 million Internet […]

Criminal gangs said a great challenge to law enforcement in region

BY HORACE HINES From Jamaica Observer ROSE HALL, St James — President of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) Michael DeSilva has described the proliferation of criminal gangs in the region as the greatest challenge to law enforcement. “…Across the Caribbean, gangs, gun violence and drug trafficking all go together, and they represent […]

Caribbean Canadian Group demands formal apology over MP’s shocking marijuana remark

From NAN News Americas, NOVA SCOTIA, Canada, Weds. May 2, 2018: A Caribbean group in Canada is demanding an official apology from a Canadian politician after she reportedly claimed legalizing cannabis in Nova Scotia will make the province unproductive like Jamaica. The members of the Jamaican Cultural Association of Nova Scotia say they want the […]

Caribbean police commissioners meeting in Jamaica

From Caribbean National Weekly Caribbean police commissioners began a four-day meeting in Jamaica on Monday discussing the implication of crime on the growth and development of the region. The Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) conference is being held under the theme: ‘An Integrated Approach Against Serious and Organized Crime – Implications for Regional Growth and […]

Portmore to host FLOW CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship tourney

From Jamaica Observer THOMAS… it is very important, because it is another platform where we can showcase our talent and it is also another chance to win a trophy (Photo: Observer file) Freshly minted Red Stripe Premier League champions Portmore United will host the FLOW CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship (FCCCC) four-team tournament at Anthony Spaulding […]

Jamaica: Regional body writes to Holness about legal action against HFJ

By Livern Barrett From Jamaica Gleaner The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), a group of close to 100 civil society organisations across the region, has written to Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness declaring that it has serious concerns about the legal action brought against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) by Wisynco Group Limited. The looming […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister lauds Development Bank of Jamaica

By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) for its ongoing commitment to facilitating economic growth and job creation through programmes, such as the Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE) initiative. “We are proud of their continued achievements, which […]

Jamaica hosts ACCP Conference April 30 to May 4

By Peta Gay Rowe From JIS Story Highlights Jamaica will host the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) conference from April 30 to May 4, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, under the theme: ‘An Integrated Approach Against Serious and Organised Crime – Implications for Regional Growth and Development’. […]