December 14, 2017

JCPD and British Council host Summit Nov. 29

By Denise Dennis From JIS Story Highlights The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) has partnered with the British Council to host an Inclusion and Diversity Summit on Wednesday (November 29) that will explore the economic and social value of making Kingston a more inclusive city for disabled persons. Executive Director of the JCPD, […]

Trump Immigration Policy: 3 Caribbean nations to enjoy Visa-Free travel to the US starting in January 2018

By JOHN MCCARTHY From Virgin Islands Free Press WASHINGTON — People from three countries: Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: have been selected among some Asian countries to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States as part of Phase 2 of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. When it comes into force, nationals from the selected countries […]

World Bank says Haiti needs to invest more in health care

From The Jamaica Gleaner WASHINGTON (CMC): The World Bank says the health sector in Haiti needs more public investments and better allocation of resources so as to improve access to health care for all Haitians. In a report titled ‘Better Spending, Better Care: A Look at Haiti’s Health Financing’, the financial institution notes that public spending […]

Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweep

From St Lucia News Online (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) says several Caribbean nationals were among 55 immigrants detained in New York during a six-day operation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). ICE said that ERO officers “targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the […]

Lord Ahmad visits the Caribbean

From The Voice Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN highlights importance of trade between UK and the Caribbean during four-day visit to region MINISTER of state at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Lord Tariq Ahmad recently completed a four-day visit to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. During the visit, Lord […]

Caribbean Tourism continues record growth

By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Caribbean tourism continues to grow at record pace, with data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) showing that the region has welcomed 16.6 million visitors for the first six months of the year. Minister Bartlett, who was giving the welcome address […]

The Caribbean: Through a lens brightly

BY MATTHEW J. SMITH From Public Books James Anthony Froude is a name now lost to time. In the Victorian era the British historian, writer, and traveler held great prominence, much of which was due to his unabashed celebrations of imperialism, which he most famously presented in his influential 1888 study, The English in the […]

Jamaica Govt endorses Caribbean Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases

By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights The Government has endorsed the ‘Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases in the Caribbean Region,’ developed by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which provide internationally-accepted best practices for the management of such cases across the region. It offers a rights-based approach to the treatment of complainants and […]

Learnfest Caribbean Conference to focus on building resilience

From Jamaica Gleaner Finance and Planning Minister Audley Shaw will deliver the keynote address at the second staging of the Annual Learnfest Caribbean Conference set for next Wednesday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The conference, which brings together thought leaders from Jamaica and the Caribbean, will explore topical and trending issues affecting […]

Canada can’t deport illegal foreigners as countries are refusing to take them [Jamaica is on list]

Agence France-Presse From Global News Ca Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday. International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry. “But some countries are […]