July 17, 2018

Seaga is a visionary for the cultural sector – Holness

By Office of the Prime Minister Jfrom JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Former Prime Minister The Most Honourable Seaga as a visionary, leader and statesman who did much for the cultural sector. Mr. Seaga played a pivotal role in the creation of the Cultural Training Centre now the Edna Manley School […]

Jamaica: Now health ministry admits one dengue-related death

From Jamaica Observer The [Jamaica] Ministry of Health is now reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death so far this year. The information runs counter to Sunday’s news release by the ministry stating that there were no confirmed reports of dengue-related deaths on the island. Sunday’s news release was issued in response to […]

Fabian ‘The Dancing Policeman’ – Jamaican making waves in Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

By Carlene Davis From Jamaica Gleaner From a chef in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to a dishwasher on a cruise ship, now a member of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), Fabian O’Connor has always been determined to serve. Today, the Jamaican is a popular figure in the Cayman Islands, signing autographs and […]

Four Caribbean countries where visitors need to take extra caution

By Nduta Waweru From Face2Face Africa The Caribbean and Latin America have one of the highest insecurity levels according to the recently released Law and Order Index. The Index, annually generated by Gallup, indicated that crime rates in this region dropped from 64 points in 2016 to 62 points in 2017. The report sought to […]

Jamaica to host final round of the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier

The final round of the regional qualifier will determine the three Caribbean representatives for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Miami (Thursday, June 7, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today that Jamaica will host the final round of the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier, scheduled to be […]

UK: US$70M, 2-Year Deportation Bill sends 900 back to Caribbean

From teleSUR UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said 63 people may have been unjustly deported to the Caribbean and that the Home Office is investigating. According to figures disclosed by United Kingdom (UK) immigration state minister,Caroline Nokes, about 1,000 people, suspected to be undocumented immigrants, were deported to the Caribbean, one year before the Windrush […]

Why 79 ACP countries and EU must enter into new partnership

By Robert Johnson From In Depth News BRUSSELS | LOMÉ (ACP-IDN) – The Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of 79 States and 28 European Union (EU) members expires on February 29, 2020. Formal negotiations for a successor Agreement should commence by August 2018. With a view to underpinning […]

Deported, desperate, but determined

BY ALAYNE RICHARDS From Jamaica Observer Parents sent to Jamaica go the extra mile to reunite with children in the USA HUNDREDS, if not thousands, of deported Caribbean parents are desperately trying to reunite with children left behind in the United States. For Clinton, (not his real name) sheer desperation to see his injured daughter […]

Heavy rains fail to dampen the energy at JN Money’s I Love Jamaica Day in the Cayman Islands

Heavy rains in The Cayman Islands on Saturday, May 12, failed to put a damper on the inaugural JN Money’s I Love Jamaica Day which was held at Crown Square, East Avenue. The event which promised a ‘360-degree’ package did not disappoint, as many patrons benefitted from a wide range of financial services, scrumptious meals […]

The 1st Caribbean WNBA player Simone Edwards turns over new career leaf

By Cassidy Sparks From Rolling Out Basketball player, community leader and writer, Simone Edwards is a woman who does it all. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she became the first Jamaican player to be signed to the WNBA. She garnered many awards and traveled the world during her career in basketball. Aside from her talent […]