February 26, 2020

Jamaica: 7 injured in fiery explosion at Mandeville gas station

From Stabroek News (Jamaica Gleaner) Dramatic scenes unfolded in Mandeville, Manchester, yesterday evening [Feb 21 2020] as the long-standing Heaven’s FESCO petrol station there went up in flames, causing injuries to at least seven people and sending passers-by scampering for cover. Four persons have been hospitalised with third-degree burns and three others are now nursing minor […]

Kurt Riley heads to Cayman on Magnum Xplosion Club Tour

Veteran Jamaican Disc Jock Kurt Riley will later this month headline Magnum Xplosion Club Tour in Grand Cayman. The tour, which kicks off on February 26, will see Riley adding his musical genius to Magnum Tonic Wine events in the territory. The Magnum Xplosion Club tour is a key element of the Magnum Xplosion Stage […]

The UWI and Canada’s Brock University launch joint Institute for Canada-Caribbean Affairs.

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Wednesday, 19 February 2020. It was an historic event at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on February 17, 2020 when The UWI and Canada’s Brock University finally launched a joint institute to promote, transform, and upgrade two hundred years of solid relations that […]

Moral pollution and the moral revolution

By Louis Moyston From Jamaica Observer The issue of corruption is not a modern behaviour in Jamaica; it is rooted in the history from slavery through colonialism to the present. In fact, one of the major problems in Jamaica during the 1865 period was political corruption. There were cases of blatant corrupt activities by Governor Edward […]

Jamaica: Two other patients test negative for Novel Coronavirus

From MOH JIS The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising the public that the test results for all three patients who were placed in isolation for investigation of the Novel Coronavirus have come back negative. The results for the second and third patients were received today (Feb 13) from the Caribbean Public Health Agency, […]

How Caribbean music has influenced other cultures

The Caribbean Islands have become legendary for many reasons. In addition to their laid back atmosphere, delightful tropical weather, friendly people, mouth-watering cuisine, and breathtaking nature, there is the incredible Caribbean music. In fact, their music is one of the greatest gifts the islands have given the world. Visiting the Caribbean is something out of […]

Jamaica: Jamaican isolated after symptoms progress amid coronavirus concern

From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaican health authorities are reporting that a patient who was being quarantined after returning home from China is now showing a “progression of symptoms” of the Coronavirus. The patient had been quarantined as part of measures imposed by the Government late last month in response to the Coronavirus that has so far killed […]

Cedric Stephens | Passing storms can still spike your insurance

From Jamaica Gleaner ADVISORY COLUMN: INSURANCE HELPLINE My plan to offer readers some viewpoints for property insurance rates in 2020 was almost foiled. None of the intended local sources – one, a vice president in the country’s biggest non-life insurers, the other a broking executive – played ball. As I debated options, the Insurance Association […]

British cruiser Aurora arrives in Progreso for the first time

From Yucatan Times As part of its 55-day tour of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the luxury cruiser Aurora, which departed on January 4th from Southampton, England, arrived this week for the first time to Progreso with 1,748 passengers and 850 crew members. On behalf of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, the head of […]

Memorial for travel exec, Dinaz Boga Kaprielian

From New York Daily News Friends, colleagues and others will be gathering at the United Nations in Manhattan on Thursday 2.13 to celebrate the life and accomplishments of travel industry professional Dinaz Boga Kaprielian, who died unexpectedly on Nov. 18 in Orlando, Florida. She was 77. Remembered as a “creative force and disciplined marketer,” she […]