December 16, 2017

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 […]

Day one of the UNWTO Conference in Jamaica to focus on the Caribbean

The Caribbean will take centre stage on November 27, the first day of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James. T he Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and […]

Jamaica: Ninja Man found guilty … ‘Don Gorgon’ convicted of murder

From The Star Jamaica Entertainer Ninja Man has been convicted of murder. The entertainer, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was found guilty of murder by a seven member jury in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston just minutes ago. STAR sources say the entertainer left the courtroom smiling after the verdict. The entertainer’s […]

Four Jamaican foods Listed in Saveur Magazine’s List of 17 Essential Caribbean Dishes

By StephanieK From Saveur Magazine has created a list of the essential Caribbean dishes that everyone should try. While Jamaica’s most recognized food is jerk chicken, there are several other traditional dishes that deserve more attention. These include pepper pot soup, ackee and saltfish fritters, coconut gizzada, and coconut toto. Pepper Pot Soup is […]

No Tax Haven – Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

By Romario Scott From Jamaica Gleaner Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries. Their resolve is being fuelled by the low levels of growth in […]

Jamaica: Caribbean officials descend on Kingston for high-level IMF meeting

From Nation Wide Radio JM More than 300 officials are expected in Jamaica for the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Caribbean Forum which is slated for Thursday, November 16 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Among the officials expected to attend the forum are current and former regional heads of government, finance […]

Child Protection Agency Commits to Paying Tertiary Fees of State Wards

By Barbara Ellington From JIS + Story Highlights Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, has pledged the continued commitment of her organisation to pay the fees for wards in childcare facilities, like Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, who make it to tertiary institutions. Minister of Finance and the […]

Jamaica and Cayman Islands launch season of intentional discipleship

From ACNS The Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, in the province of the West Indies, have launched a season of intentional discipleship, following the call of last year’s Anglican Consultative Council. Around 1,500 clergy and laity gathered at the Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville, Jamaica, yesterday (Sunday) to hear Bishop Howard Gregory explain […]

AS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, to address UNWTO Tourism Conference in Montego Bay

Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Mr Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), will address the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, to be held at […]

Our generation should unite the church

By Rev. Devon Dick From Jamaica Gleaner On Tuesday, the Christian world celebrated 500 years since Martin Luther, German theologian, published 95 theses based on his understanding of justification by faith and his angst against the selling of indulgences. One unintended consequence of his action was a split in the Roman Catholic denomination. Since then, […]