June 26, 2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines bids farewell to outgoing Director General Of FAO

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — Outgoing Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Dr. Jose Graziano de Silva will demit office later this year and the newly elected Director General will assume the much coveted office. Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, remembers Dr. Graziano for his […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands police respond to stabbing incident at West Bay residence, one man dead

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From RCIPS UPDATE: Police can now confirm that the deceased in the stabbing incident which occurred last Sunday, 16 June in West Bay (original release below) was Errol George Grey, age 42.  Mr. Grey was living in Cayman but is originally from Jamaica. The RCIPS extends its condolences to the relatives of the deceased. End […]

Discipleship focus for new Primate of the West Indies, Archbishop Howard Gregory of Jamaica

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By Rachel Farmer and staff writer From ACNS Discipleship for a Church in transition will be a key focus for the new Primate of the Church of the Province of the West Indies, Archbishop Howard Gregory. The Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Archbishop Howard, is the first Jamaican-born Archbishop of the West Indies to […]

St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris’ Statement on the Passing of the Rt. Hon. Edward Seaga, Jamaica’s Fifth Prime Minister and Longest-Serving Member of Parliament

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Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis extends heartfelt condolences to the people of Jamaica and the Caribbean on the passing of the Rt. Hon. Edward Seaga, Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister (1980-1989) and longest-serving parliamentarian, who was a successful record producer before entering politics.  […]

Jamaica’s ‘Voices for Climate Change’ spreads its message with music

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica – From reggae and dancehall music to jingles extolling the virtues of everything from laundry detergent to fast food, the way to any Jamaican’s heart is through song — prompting Panos Caribbean, a media-savvy non-governmental organisation, to take a musical approach to spread its environmental message. The organisation has […]

Jamaica to host hemispheric disaster risk reduction meeting

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From Jamaica Observer GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, says the hemispheric conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Jamaica next year presents an excellent opportunity for Caribbean voices to be heard on the issue. Jamaica will host the Seventh Regional Platform […]

Event: The Caribbean Journey to 2020 Compliance//10-13 September to be held in Jamaica

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Set to be one of industry’s landmark events of 2019, The IBIA Caribbean Bunker Conference (ICBC) – The Caribbean Journey to 2020 Compliance – is hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and presented in partnership with Ship & Bunker. ICBC takes place from September 10-13, 2019 at the Iberostar Grande / Suites Hotel in […]

Opinion: Just how stupid are present-day Vincentians?

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By Nancy Jo Moses Ever since Ralph Everard Gonsalves was a young man, he was disliked and mistrusted by the Vincentian old folk because of his alleged Marxist-Leninist communist beliefs; the old folk would never have elected him, would never have allowed him to be prime minister. By the old folks I do not mean […]

Caribbean Women: Our health is our freedom

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By Brenda Roach From Words in the Bucket Women in the Caribbean need more research and awareness on endometriosis. “Endo what?”, she said. This is a common response of those who have never encountered this disease.  Pronounced en-do-me-tri-osis, it is one of the most complex and least understood diseases within the medical field, often resulting in […]

Jamaica falls but outranks neighbours on press freedom index

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) Thursday named Jamaica as the Caribbean country that most respects freedom of information. In its 2019 World Press Freedom Index, the RSF, which conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, […]