February 23, 2019

Jamaica: Health Ministry making progress in containing dengue

 BY: LATONYA LINTON From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is giving the assurance that the team at the Ministry is making progress and will continue to take the appropriate actions necessary to contain the dengue virus. He made the remarks during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday […]

Jamaica: CMU to launch Caribbean Merchant Marine Cadet Corps

From JIS Story Highlights The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is to launch its paramilitary uniformed group for high-school students, called the Caribbean Merchant Marine Cadet Corps (CMMC), early in 2019. In an interview with JIS News, President of the CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock, explained that the group (which is an outreach of the university), was […]

Jamaica takes action to safeguard energy security

By CHAD BRYAN From JIS Story Highlights In an effort to safeguard Jamaica’s energy security, the Government will take legislative action to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, which is held by the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company, PDV Caribe. At a press conference at the Foreign Affairs and […]

Amnesty International: English-speaking Caribbean – time to make the death penalty history

From Amnesty International Ten years ago, on 19 December 2008, the authorities of Saint Kitts and Nevis carried out what was to become the last execution in the Americas, outside the USA. This anniversary, which follows on from the observance on 2 November of 25 years since a key judicial decision that put a brake […]

Three Caribbean countries ban single-use plastics

From teleSUR As promised, Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos are taking a stand for nature. Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos have joined the Caribbean quest to mediate environmental pollution by launching nationwide plastic bans to start the new year. Preceded by Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the three nations are the most recent additions to […]

New music from Benje 2019 Gaulin Riddim

BENJE IS STILL IN DE BACCHANAL!! And you thought because the year was ending, that Benje would be done?! Well you thought wrong!! He is riding a brand new riddim named the Gaulin Riddim out of The Bahamas for 2019, pulling out one of the many surprises he has in store for his fans! In […]

New music from Benje 2019 Goombay Riddim

DOING DE STUPIDNESS WITH BENJE!! The love for Soca Music has no season or time of year!! Benje happily releases this new track to end 2018 on a high note!! Riding this brand new Goombay Riddim for 2019, Benje presents the world with his instalment named Stupidness. Stupidness was written by Benjamin ‘Benje’ Alexander. Produced […]

Blended learning programmes for teacher training in the Caribbean

From UNESCO Office In Kingston Jamaica The UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean hosted a consultative meeting on “Blended Learning Programmes for Teacher Training in the Caribbean”, as a strategic component of the 11th Policy Dialogue Forum. The forum, organized by UNESCO, The International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 and the Ministry of Education, […]

Several Jamaican resorts have allegedly covered up years of sexual assault

By Lisa Dunn From Uproxx A disturbing new report from the Detroit Free Press has revealed what appears to be a long-standing pattern of sexual assault cover-ups by Jamaican resorts, including Sandals, in order to protect their businesses. Multiple resorts are being accused of offering refunds, cash payouts, free vacations, ignoring complaints altogether, and/or manipulating guests into not reporting […]

Cruise ship arrives in Miami to begin Caribbean and Cuba Cruises

By Emrys Thakkar From Cruise Hive MSC Armonia has arrived in Miami, Florida to begin year-round Caribbean and Cuba cruises. The cruise ship will begin her new service when she departs for a call in Havana, Cuba. MSC Armonia has started year-round Caribbean cruises out of PortMiami, Florida. The ship arrived at the cruise capital of the […]