September 21, 2019

Jamaica rugby chief happy as men and women keep Olympic hopes alive

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By Michael Hudson From Planet 7s Jamaica men’s and women’s sevens teams finished runners-up at the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens tournament in the Cayman Islands, thereby advancing to the final Olympic qualification repechage event. The chairman of the country’s Rugby Football Union, Jerry Benzwick, couldn’t be more pleased that the national teams have one […]

The UWI has no agreement with the University of Glasgow for reparation payments

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From Jamaica Gleaner The following statement is issued by the vice-chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The headline of the story originally published in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper dated November 25, 2018, and subsequently carried by other regional media outlets addressing the vice-chancellor of the University of […]

Caribbean to fight for IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C temperature rise

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From CARICOM (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, […]

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

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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 opens first retail marijuana seed store

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Jamaica has opened its first retail marijuana seed store located in the Marketplace on Constant Spring Road, the Jamaica Gleaner reported. The ribbon-cutting ceremony signified the start of a new era for the use of medical marijuana in Jamaica, with brothers Karibe and Dwayne McKenzie at the helm. The […]

NAN’s Caribbean Sports Round-Up

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From NAN Top Caribbean Cyclist Charged With Manslaughter Jamaican cyclist Marloe Rodman has been charged with manslaughter. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 8, 2017: A top Caribbean-born cyclist has been charged with manslaughter for a fatal accident that occurred in St Catherine, Jamaica. Jamaican cyclist Marloe Rodman, the reigning Beacon Cycling on the […]

The race to the bottom in the Caribbean

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By John Peters From The Voice St Lucia How long will it take for our Caribbean leaders to learn a simple lesson that has been so eloquently put by Albert Einstein: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’’ In fact, maybe Einstein’s other quote may be more […]

Digicel founder has hands in business of new telecoms operator

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KINGSTON – Irish business magnate Denis O’Brien, founder and chairman of telecommunications provider Digicel, is behind the St Lucia-based subsea cable operator Deep Blue Cable that has announced plans to operate a fibre-optic cable network that will provide connectivity across the Caribbean. Deep Blue Chief Executive Officer Stephen Scott confirmed O’Brien’s involvement to the Jamaica […]

News of Falmouth, Jamaica’s decline is premature

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From Travel Pulse Is one of the Caribbean’s busiest and most successful cruise ports losing major cruise ship calls? The answer depends in part on whom you ask. The question emerged this week after Colin Gager, Falmouth, Jamaica’s mayor, claimed in local press reports that three Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships—which he said collectively bring 10,000 travelers […]

Cruise Lines are pulling out of Falmouth, Jamaica

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By EMRYS THAKKAR from Cruise Hive Cruise Lines are pulling out of the Falmouth Port in Jamaica due to several concerns. The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting that cruise lines are not happy with the port in Falmouth, Jamaica and at least three cruise ships are set to stop calling there. In a statement on the […]