October 19, 2019

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 […]

4.2 magnitude earthquake felt across Jamaica Monday

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From Jamaica Observer Monday July 3 ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Sections of the island were last night rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude 4.2. The Earthquake Unit at the University of The West Indies said the quake, which occurred at 11:56 pm, was located off the south west of Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth […]

Jamaica to export Irish potatoes to Cayman Islands

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From Jamaica Observer The way has been made clear for Jamaica to export grown Irish potatoes to the Cayman Islands. This was announced by JC Hutchinson, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, while addressing farmers at an Irish potato and onion production seminar, held Thursday, at Hounslow in St […]

Jamaica: Pastor caught In ‘Compromising Position’ with 15-y-o

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From Caribbean News Service ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica, Jan 01 2017 – Police say a Moravian pastor based in Manchester, alleged to have had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl on Wednesday night is likely to be charged with “having sex with a girl under 16 years old”. Under Jamaican law, the age of consent for sexual […]

Ministers welcome acquisition by Virgin Group of renewable energy company in Jamaica

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By Garwin Davis JIS Story Highlights: “The signal this has sent is that we are open for business here in Jamaica. These are the kinds of investments that can lead to even bigger and better things and which our country needs in our drive for economic prosperity and a sustainable future,” he said. The British […]

Jamaica: Another deadly lovers’ quarrel in St Elizabeth [Cayman Islands student involved]

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From Jamaica Observer SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A 25-year-old man is dead and a 22-year-old female student from the Cayman Islands is battling for life after yet another lovers’ quarrel turned violent in St Elizabeth. Police have identified the dead man as 25-year-old Kevin Dennis of Negril, Westmoreland, who had a visiting relationship with […]

Holness optimistic Ja will become gas hub for Caribbean

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From Jamaica Gleaner Washington, DC: Prime Minister Andrew Holness is optimistic that Jamaica will become the hub for gas in the Caribbean and promises that his government will be strategic in its efforts to diversify the country’s energy sector. “Renewables will have to feature in a far greater way in our energy mix. The falling […]