January 16, 2019

The Caribbean Golden Murder Awards

By Jolly Green 1st Place Award goes to the US Virgin Islands [top award of the Caribbean, Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands (world murder ranking #4)] 2nd Place Award goes to Jamaica [a close run second place (world murder ranking #6] 3rd Place Award […]

Jamaica: Despicable! – parents, children advocates condemn liquid candy with ‘rainbow-coloured penis’ being sold at primary school gates

By Carlene Davis From Jamaica Gleaner A new liquid candy being marketed to the children at primary schools across the island, with a symbol that appears to be rainbow-coloured male genitalia, has sparked outrage from some parents and children advocates. The CiCi liquid fruit candy comes in colourful packages featuring minions, the fictional yellow creatures […]

Jamaica Combined Cadet Force keen on steering youth from crime

By Rosheika Grant From JIS The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) is aiming to tackle crime by engaging the nation’s youth and diverting them from becoming involved in illicit activities. Addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the agency’s head office in Kingston, JCCF Adjutant Training Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Simoan Foster, said the […]

UWI celebrates with leaders

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life Seventy of the outstanding Caribbean graduates from the University of the West Indies of the period ranging between 1960s and 2000s got a chance to relive their passing out experiences at Cave Hill Campus this week. The occasion formed part of UWI’s year-long celebration of its 70th anniversary and […]

Jamaica Health Ministry developing sexual and reproductive health policy

By Latonya Linton From JIS Story Highlights The Ministry of Health is pursuing the development of a Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy, which will create a framework for identifying effective strategies to reduce maternal mortality rates. The framework will focus on strengthening the linkages between obstetric and non-communicable disease programmes and review the Ministry’s capacity […]

UNESCO examining Jamaica’s reggae submission

By Chad Bryan From JIS Story Highlights The Government will know in November whether it has been successful in its efforts to have reggae music inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List. Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that UNESCO technical experts […]

Jamaica: Tourism Director hails marathon as part of Kingston City Run

By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights Tourism Director, Donovan White, has lauded the organisers of the annual Kingston City Run for expanding the slate of activities for the seventh staging in 2019 to include a marathon, noting that this has the potential to attract visitors to the capital city. The three-day run, organised by […]

Nutrition and medical support during pregnancy critical – Jamaica’s Senator Reid

By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has highlighted the importance of access to proper nutrition and medical care for expectant mothers in ensuring the healthy development of children. He informed that officials from the Ministries of Education, and Labour and Social Security have […]

Jamaica: Over three dozen children killed in this Caribbean nation so far this year

From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 24, 2018: Over three dozen children have been killed in just one Caribbean nation so far this year, as crime continues to be a scourge on the tourism paradise. So far, nearly 40 children have been murdered in Jamaica in 2018, much to the stunned disbelief […]

CCJ president perplexed at C’bean people’s non-acceptance of regional court

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says after 50 years of political independence, he remains perplexed that Caribbean people are still finding “excuses” in support of the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court. Justice Saunders, who will receive an honorary […]