November 16, 2018

Jamaicans face a systemic crime epidemic

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life On a recent visit to New York, Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness all but admitted to diasporans that his island / nation suffers from a chronically systemic crime epidemic. In an address to expats the leader explained data confirming a prevailing world view accurately casting the country as […]

Jamaican Prime Minister reveals personal ambition for 50% renewables by 2030 while installing solar PV on his public offices

Caribbean Island Nation Joins Solar Head of State Coalition to Install Solar Panels on the Office of the Prime Minister in Effort to Combat Climate Change October 16, 2018 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness today revealed his ambitions for the country to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030, up from the official policy of […]

Jamaica intensifies security in tourism sector

From Presna Latina Kingston, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican authorities ordered on Monday an audit of the security systems of the tourism sector with the aim of strengthening the guarantees offered by the country as a destination. The Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, decreed the review of the system in hotels and other facilities by […]

Wrong On Crime – IDB study shows Jamaica and other regional states not spending smart enough to make their people safer

By Corey Robinson From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica and other countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are being encouraged to spend smarter and not necessarily more to reduce crime. A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), dubbed Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More […]

Boyz anxious to lay Cayman ghost to rest with Bonaire blowout

From Jamaica Observer WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The Cayman Islands performance is like a stubborn ghost that won’t go away. But Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz are determined to exorcise the demon of their less than impressive 4-0 win over their neighbours in the opening Concacaf Nations League match in Kingston last month with the promise of of […]

JAMAICA: Jamaicans urged to make buildings earthquake resistant

By Deandrea Hamilton From Magnetic Media TV Montego Bay, October 13, 2018 – Jamaica – Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.  He said that while seismic activity throughout the Caribbean since the start of the year […]

Jamaica: Hotel entertainment coordinator charged with the rape of female guests

From Jamaica Gleaner Detectives attached to the St James Criminal Investigations Branch have charged the entertainment coordinator who allegedly raped two female visitors at the RIU hotel in Montego Bay, St James. Twenty-four-year-old Demar Dowe Scott, otherwise called ‘Ninja’, of Comfort district in Manchester, is charged with illegal possession of firearm, two counts of assault […]

Arts Festival in Jamaica to expose budding artists across the Caribbean

By Howard Campbell From South Florida Caribbean News MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Next March (2019) when Oniel Cunningham and his business partners launch CARICS international Fine Arts Festival in Montego Bay, they hope to expose budding artists in the tourist city and Caribbean. An architect by profession, Cunningham has been an art lover for many years […]

Jamaica wants stronger voice on financial matters in Caribbean

From Jamaica Observer MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams says Jamaica is taking steps to increase its voice in the Caribbean on matters relating to the financial sector. In that regard, Williams is to head a Jamaican delegation to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) to […]

Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica

By Derrick Scott From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, has provided medical assistance to tune of US$6 million and has seen just over 50,000 patients over the last 25 years during annual health mission to Montego Bay. […]