October 16, 2018

Wrong On Crime – IDB study shows Jamaica and other regional states not spending smart enough to make their people safer

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By Corey Robinson From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica and other countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are being encouraged to spend smarter and not necessarily more to reduce crime. A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), dubbed Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More […]

JAMAICA: Jamaicans urged to make buildings earthquake resistant

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By Deandrea Hamilton From Magnetic Media TV Montego Bay, October 13, 2018 – Jamaica – Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.  He said that while seismic activity throughout the Caribbean since the start of the year […]

2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Final Set

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United States and Canada will battle for the regional title; Panama will face Jamaica for the last available direct ticket to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Miami (Sunday, October 14, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed the matchups and kick off times for the Final and […]

Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica

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By Derrick Scott From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, has provided medical assistance to tune of US$6 million and has seen just over 50,000 patients over the last 25 years during annual health mission to Montego Bay. […]

The Editor Speaks: When supervisors need supervising

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Words do fail me and today is one of those days. I have been reading the media reports and the documents filed n the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida concerning Jamaican national Lionel Dwight Levers. He, together with Michael Anthony Stewart were supervisors employed at our Bonaventure Boys Home in […]

Sangster International Airport wins for 10th Consecutive Year at World Travel Awards

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From South Florida Caribbean News Montego Bay, Jamaica – Sangster International Airport (SIA), Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport for the tenth year in a row at the World Travel Awards (WTA) hosted at Sandals Montego Bay on Saturday, September 22nd. Operated by MBJ Airports Limited, SIA emerged as […]

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still characterised by frequent wet days and wet spells, […]

US seeks to extradite Jamaican to Cayman Islands

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From RJR News US law enforcement authorities are attempting to extradite a Jamaican to Cayman where he is wanted for manslaughter in relation to the death of a ward of the state three years ago. According to documents filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Larry Levers,46, was a supervisor […]

Caribbean sugar producers want protection from white sugar imports

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News With the region no longer enjoying fixed quotas and guaranteed access to the European raw sugar market, the region’s four remaining sugar producers have asked governments to clamp down on refined, or white, sugar imports, saying they can meet the required average demand for 100,000 metric tons. This week, […]

Hurricane Isaac mysteriously disappears, Jamaica spared

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian Guyana Guardian – Weather forecasters had predicted last Thursday that remnants of Hurricane Isaac were scheduled to hit parts of Jamaica on Saturday (yesterday). But scientists are now saying that Isaac has disappeared into thin air by 5am Saturday morning, signalling the sudden death of the storm. “We could no longer […]