November 17, 2019

“Jamaica Live” to the world

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s newest reggae music package being offered to the world took off in Kingston on Saturday August 17 at Serengeti, Hope Gardens, called Jamaica Live. Jamaica Live is a monthly musical concert series featuring mainly Reggae artistes, with some Hip Hop and R&B artistes, along with special fusion […]

Sargassum seaweed clean-up costs Caribbean US$120 million

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – The unprecedented levels of sargassum seaweed that washed up on Caribbean beaches in 2018 resulted in estimated clean-up costs of US$120 million, according to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), Hon. Edmund Bartlett. In addition to costly removal, tourism […]

Jamaica: Pioneering trade facilitation improvements in the Caribbean

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From The World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS With support from the World Bank Group, Jamaica is improving trade facilitation with a new trade information portal aimed at generating more trade and investment. The Jamaica trade information portal makes it easier and less costly for the private sector to move goods across borders. Jamaica is moving towards […]

Join global business luminaries at the Destination Experience – Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Since its inception 4 years ago, the Destination Experience and the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) have maintained a harmonious relationship of mutual support due to their collective interest in driving sustainable development for Jamaica. The AFJ has been the exclusive philanthropic partner of the Destination Experience and proudly supports this mission.  The platform […]

Jamaica: PM orders audit after one minister racks up $8 million cell phone bill

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From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 2017 – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered an audit of all cell phone bills of Cabinet Ministers. Holness, who issued the order ahead of Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament, said the issue of communication costs and high cellular phone bills being incurred for roaming and data charges, […]

Nearly 600 murdered in Jamaica in six months

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From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 11 2017 – Nearly 600 people were murdered in Jamaica during the first six months of this year. Figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show that between the period January 1 to June 3, a total of 585 people were murdered representing a 16 percent increase […]

Jamaica: Former Moravian President and VP arrested in sex scandal

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From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan 24 2017 — Former Moravian President Paul Gardner and his deputy Jermaine Gibson have been both arrested and charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault. The attorney-at-law representing the men said that his clients said the accusations are being done “out of sheer malice, with the intention of […]

Caribbean mobile entrepreneurs urged to participate in Canadian government funded project

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From Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 29, CMC –Regional mobile entrepreneurs are being given an opportunity to compete for a share of US$75,000 and be recognized as some of the top tech talent in the region under a project aimed at enhancing the mobile app development ecosystem across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). PitchIT Caribbean says […]

FLOW moves call centre to Jamaica, promises more than 350 jobs

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A partnership agreement has been signed between FLOW and Advantage Communications Ltd. (ADV) that sets the stage for the telecommunications company’s multi-million dollar investment to repatriate its call centre to Jamaica, and create 350-plus jobs. Officials of both companies welcomed the move that they said would see more Jamaicans finding gainful employment in a […]

Jamaica has new guidelines for arresting persons with small quantities of marijuana

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday August 13, 2014, CMC – The Jamaica government has outlined new guidelines which are to be implemented immediately by police regarding how they treat persons who are charged with minor offences such as possession of small quantities of marijuana. National Security Minister Peter Bunting said that the guidelines would allow […]