October 21, 2018

Jamaica: Canadian arrested at Sangster Airport for cocaine

From Jamaica Observer ST JAMES, Jamaica – The police are reporting the arrest of a male Canadian visitor after the seizure of approximately five pounds of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Thursday. Reports from the Narcotics Police are that about 12:30 pm, the Canadian arrived at the airport […]

Jamaican in Cayman Islands sentenced to six months for importing ganja

From rjr news online A Jamaican man who was nabbed in Cayman after importing ganja was this week sentenced to six months imprisonment. 27 year old Marvin Campbell was also sentenced to one month concurrent for illegal landing when he appeared in court on Monday. His co-accused 49 year old Dencle Vic Barnes was sentenced […]

Cayman Islands Immigration Amnesty update

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) –The Department of Immigration (DOI) reports that 14 persons have taken advantage of the ongoing amnesty from prosecution for certain immigration offences, ahead of the deadline this Friday, 31 August 2018, at 3 p.m. Breaking down the group by gender, age and nationality, this includes: Nine males and five females, Eleven adults […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Antigua The Antiguan government has received a request from the Indian government for the extradition of Indian billionaire businessman Mehul Choksi, who is wanted by law enforcement authorities in his homeland on fraud charges. The government issued a statement, saying that Ambassador Manreept Vohra was dispatched by […]

Ganja conference to be held in Jamaica

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley has been invited to attend an international cannabis conference to be held in Jamaica next month in the ongoing discussions on decriminalization and possible legislation of marijuana. He will be among speakers for the event, which will include former president of […]

Cayman Islands teacher laid to rest

Monica Elaine Bryan was laid to rest last Saturday (25) at Prospect Cemetery on Grand Cayman. This was after a Mass of Resurrection for her amazing life at St George’s Anglican Church, Courts Road, George Town. The church was overflowing to a tent in the church car park. Monica was a founding member of the […]

Reggae Boyz plan to get things right for start of Nations League

By concacaf With 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying now just two weeks away, the Jamaican National Team is fine tuning things before their first encounter on September 9 versus Cayman Islands. Last week the Reggae Boyz continued their preparation for the CNL with a pair of friendlies, defeating Grenada 5-1 in Jamaica before a hard-fought […]

Jamaica: Policeman murdered in Westmoreland

From Jamaica Observer WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a police constable was murdered in Westmoreland last night. According to reports from the Whithorn police, 41-year old Rohan Bucknor, who was assigned to the Little London Police Station, was at a barbershop in Petersfield in the parish getting a haircut when he was […]

Jamie Oliver has been inspired by Jamaican culture without having any respect for its history – that’s why it’s cultural appropriation

By Marianne Miles From The Independent UK Can Caribbean recipes be adapted and modernised? Of course. But you cannot claim a historic traditional term and apply it to your product for profit Jamaica’s catchphrase is “Wi likkle but we tallawah”, loosely translated as: “We are small but we are strong and fearless”. The global allure […]

Canadian based company ‘OCEAN’ trains and employs Jamaicans

From South Florida Caribbean News OCEAN Boosts Employment & Trains Jamaicans for Harbour Tug Services Kingston, Jamaica – Having recently, signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica’s Port Authority for the provision of harbor towage services, Ocean invested approx. $US 60,000 on a training programme for Jamaicans who will be hired to operate the vessels. The […]