August 20, 2018

Cayman Islands adopts ‘Eat What You Grow’ policy from Ja

From Jamaica Gleaner Agriculture minister in the Cayman Islands Juliana O’Connor-Connolly says her country has adopted Jamaica’s mantra of ‘eat what you grow, grow what you eat’. Speaking to The Gleaner on Saturday at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon, O’Connor-Connolly pointed out that the fledgling agriculture industry in her country owed […]

Jamaica Independence Day Aug 6, PM Message

PM, Andrew Holness: Jamaica Independence Day Diaspora Message 2018 Message from The Most Hon. Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister, Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – My Jamaican family in the Diaspora, the commemoration of Jamaica’s 56th year as an independent nation presents an opportunity for us to reflect on, and celebrate the significant achievements made […]

Minister for Agriculture, Cayman Islands’ Premier headed to Jamaica’s Denbigh Agriculture Show

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Agriculture Minister Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin will attend the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon. The annual runs from Saturday, 4 August, 2018, to Monday, 6 August, 2018. The event, under the theme “Grow what we eat, eat […]

The stats on visitor numbers to the Caribbean

By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly How do the visitor arrival numbers for the Caribbean look midway through the year? Is the region on target to meet or beat its forecast of an increase between 2% and 3% over 2017’s record 30.1 million visitors? Last year’s numbers were achieved despite hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

Jamaica Senate gives green light for Extension of State of Emergency

From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday July 30, 2018 – The State of Public Emergency now in effect in the northwestern parish of St. James will continue for another three months. Members of the Senate unanimously approved the extension under the Emergency Powers (Continuance) (No. 3) Resolution, 2018, until November 1. Last week, the Lower House […]

Jamaica: Microcredit act to be tabled within 12 months

By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights “We are seized of the importance of the Microcredit Act. We have (several) pieces of legislation, of which the Microcredit Act is an important component, that we intend to table in the House of Parliament. I can definitely give you the assurance… (that) the Microcredit Act will be […]

Jamaica’s PM Holness engages Jamaican and Caribbean diaspora in Namibia

By Office of the Prime Minister From JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday afternoon (July 24) engaged Jamaican and Caribbean nationals living in Namibia as part of his official visit to the southern African state. The Prime Minister addressed the Diaspora in keeping with his mission to update and discuss matters involving the […]

The cost of connecting the Caribbean: over extensions, fruitless expansions and disappearing brands

By Ian McMurtry News From Airline Geeks Looking across the U.S., it’s common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their […]

JAMAICA: This government offers Thai cave survivors a free Caribbean vacation

From NAN News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 23, 2018: A Caribbean government is extending an all-expense paid vacation to the 12 teenage soccer players and their coach who were recently rescued from a cave in Thailand after being trapped there for more than two weeks. The Government of Jamaica says it will be inviting […]

Caribbean football on the decline – Yorke

By Robert Bailey From The Jamaica Gleaner Former Trinidad and Tobago and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke said there is a major decline in football in the Caribbean and believes the governing bodies must move swiftly to address this matter. The 46-year-old Yorke, who led Trinidad and Tobago to the FIFA World Cup in 2006, […]