August 3, 2021

ibex takes firm hold of BPO Industry Leadership in Jamaica – Opens its fifth site in five years

Company Leverages Jamaica to Accelerate Technology-Driven Job Growth and Strengthen its Base of Digitally-Enabled Blue Chip and New Economy Clients New ibex Jamaica Customer Experience Delivery Center ibex opens its Campus delivery center, its fifth location in Jamaica in five years. CARIBPR WIRE, WASHINGTON, Aug. 02, 2021: — ibex (NASDAQ: IBEX), a global leader in business process outsourcing […]

Inspector Courtney Myles: A lifelong commitment to policing in the Cayman Islands

From RCIPS Looking back, it’s clear that former RCIPS Inspector Courtney Myles has fulfilled a lifelong commitment to policing in the Cayman Islands. Not only did he grow up three hundred yards from the George Town Police station, but in 1979 at just 17 years of age he joined what was then, the Cayman Islands […]

Athletics-Brilliant Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican sweep in 100m

From Reuters TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women’s 100 metres final on Saturday, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in history. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had been seeking a third gold in the event, took silver in 10.74 with […]

Jamaica: Emancipation Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition – August 1st 2021

Greetings Jamaica! This is our “emancipendence” week, when we celebrate two significant milestones in our nation’s history – Emancipation Day on August 1st and Independence Day on August 6th. For a short period after our Independence, we stopped celebrating Emancipation Day as a separate holiday. Thankfully, in 1997 Prime Minister PJ Patterson fittingly re-established Emancipation Day […]

Jamaica: Emancipation Day 2021 Message by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, PC, MP

83 years ago today on August 1, 1838, the descendants of trafficked and enslaved Africans, who themselves grew up in generations of slavery, finally celebrated their full freedom, as declared in the Emancipation proclamation. There are many reasons to be considered as to why the British Parliament decided to end slavery as a means of […]

The UWI congratulates alumnus the Honourable Philip J. Pierre on becoming Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 30, 2021—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the Honourable Philip J. Pierre who was sworn in as Saint Lucia’s 8th Prime Minister on July 28. Prime Minister Pierre, an Economist and UWI alumnus, led his political party to win the country’s recent general election. […]

UWI’s first female graduate from Antigua and Barbuda to receive honorary degree this weekend

The UWI, Five Islands Campus, Antigua and Barbuda. Friday, July 30, 2021— On Saturday, July 31, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will confer an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on Dr. Ruby Lake-Richards.  Dr. Lake Richards is one of the first 33 medical students who attended The UWI (then University College of […]

World Bank commits to supporting a resilient recovery for Jamaica

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 –The World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, completed a three-day visit to Jamaica yesterday. This was his first official visit within the region since being appointed to the post in May last year. Lilia Burunciuc, the recently appointed Country Director for Caribbean countries, […]

World Bank Catastrophe Bond provides Jamaica $185 Million in storm protection

Washington, DC, July 19, 2021 – The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) priced a catastrophe bond that will provide the Government of Jamaica with financial protection of up to US$185 million against losses from named storms for three Atlantic tropical cyclone seasons ending in December 2023.    The government of Jamaica is the […]

Althea Gordon appointed as Open Campus Registrar

he UWI, Open Campus Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Tuesday, July 13, 2021—Ms. Althea Gordon has been appointed Campus Registrar of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus. Ms Gordon’s appointment takes effect on August 1, 2021. She replaces Mrs Karen Ford-Warner who retires at the end of July 2021. A national of […]