December 14, 2017

We’re not associated with Florida gun seizure, Caribbean Airlines says

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is today denying any association with the massive gun seizure at the Miami International Airport on November 13. A statement from the airline insisted that no contraband items were carried or pre-arranged to be carried on any of its flights. “Caribbean Airlines reiterates that […]

Oliver Mills: The merry-go-round of Caribbean education

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now Is Caribbean education in a merry-go-round state? Why is it that, despite the educational consultancies examining the system of Caribbean education, there is the feeling it is not serving its purpose, and is without direction? Is it because of misguided strategies used by consultants and local stakeholders, resulting […]

Trump economic measures would affect the Caribbean, warns media

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From Presna Latina Kingston, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The implementation of economic measures proposed to the United States Congress by President Donald Trump, such as the reduction of international aid by 33 percent, would affect Caribbean nations, warn media reports. The newspaper Jamaica Observer warned that Dominica would suffer a cut of 50 percent of […]

Ontario university wants more Caribbean students

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From News 784 The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) says it is so impressed with its Caribbean students that it plans to increase the number of students it recruits from the tropical islands. Already it has an international student population of 700, of which 100 are from the Caribbean.Total enrollment stands at around […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands: RCIPS issue clarification on Jamaica Observer article

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From RCIPS UPDATED: Thu 10 Aug 2017 In response to further queries on this topic, I want to further clarify that the person currently in court in Jamaica as per the article in the Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/ex-cop-accused-of-holding-woman-by-throat-for-court-today_107254  is NOT employed with the RCIPS. We have received different names for this person, including Odain Simpson or […]

Jamaica: A Caribbean teen is murdered for refusing sexual advances?

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From NAN News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Aug. 9, 2017: A Caribbean teen in the island of Jamaica has been murdered in her home for reportedly refusing the sexual advances of men in her neighborhood. Mickolle Moulton, a 17-year-old of Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, was shot through her bedroom window Sunday night, the Jamaica Observer […]

Colonel Harris to be buried in Nanny Town on July 8

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By Balford Henry From Jamaica Observer Former Colonel of the Moore Town (Nanny Town) Maroon community, CLG Harris, who died on May 23, days after celebrating his 100th birthday, is to be buried on July 8 in his hometown in Portland. Harris will be buried at Nanny Bump, where Nanny, Jamaica’s only national heroine, was […]

CONCACAF: Reid embraces new challenge, wants to partner with MAs to drive growth

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By Sean A Williams Deputy Sport Editor From Jamaica Observer The purpose of CONCACAF’s newly inaugurated Caribbean development office, through official rhetoric, is expected to be wide ranging in portfolio, and through “strategic execution”, far-reaching in effect. To get the ball rolling, the office already has in its scope achievable short-term goals, but its leading […]

Jamaican entertainer Anthony Cruz’s daughter killed by stepfather in US

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By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Online JAMAICA OBSERVER – WHEN 32-year-old Jamaican Kevin Nelson told his sister, Janice Smith, that he had shot his spouse and her 15-year-old daughter to death last Friday, she was relieved when he said he was joking. However, on Monday, Nelson made an about-turn when he phoned the Sunrise […]

Domestic-murder spree clouds Christmas in Jamaica

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By Emma Lewis  Global Voices From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica — As 2016 draws to a close, Jamaicans might agree that the year has yielded some progress on the economic front, holding some hope for 2017. But a dark cloud remains: homicides — most of them in certain areas of the island. In particular, […]