September 21, 2023

Ground Broken for Cedar Grove High School, Jamaica

Ground has been broken for the construction of the Cedar Grove High School in Gregory Park, St. Catherine. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, headed the list of officials who  took part in the ceremony, on June 28. The others were: Administrative Bishop of Jamaica […]

Legislating Common Sense: Canada’s Lesson on Managing Growth

By Donovon Kellyman Just this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney announced plans that make it harder for Canadians to own a home. The average Canadian might not like the government’s plans, but they’re based on strong economic sense. Canadians will have to meet higher standards in order to qualify […]

Overcoming the problem of corruption in Jamaica

Guest Speaker Address by Greg Christie, Contractor General to the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North, on Monday, June 25, 2012 Mr. Master of Ceremonies, the President and Officers of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North, the incoming President and Officers-Elect of the Club, Members of the Club, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Evening […]

From the Office of the Contractor-General, Kingston, Jamaica

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Ambassadors Continue Diplomatic Missions

Cayman Islands government officials are continuing to build upon the already solid relations with neighbouring countries, with recent visits by American and Cuban officials resulting in the forging of even stronger relations, and better understanding of current issues. Over the past month, Cayman hosted visits by the newly-appointed United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency […]

Mutual Assistance Treaty amendment underway in Jamaica

Changes critical to war on transnational crime, says justice minister. The Government has taken steps to free itself to respond to requests for legal assistance from several countries in the region designated British Overseas Territories. This, after a complaint from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in late March indicated that it […]

300 Jamaican schools to get free Internet service from LIME

AN estimated 200,000 students at 300 primary schools across the island are expected to benefit from free Internet access through a partnership between the LIME Foundation and the Ministry of Education. Garry Sinclair, managing director of LIME Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, on Thursday said that the project will run over three years, covering 100 […]

Webb hopes to lure stars to region

Newly installed CONCACAF president Jeff Webb says bringing international stars to the Caribbean is high on his list of priorities over the next few months. Webb, who was elected last month at the FIFA Congress in Budapest, said it was important for the growth and development of young regional footballers that they interacted with those […]

Jamaican OCG now in Possession of Legal Opinion from Queen’s Counsel confirming validity of OCG’s Positions on Independent Oversight Panel (IOP)

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is now in possession of a formal written Independent Legal Opinion, from eminent Queen’s Counsel, Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, which supports the legal validity of the OCG’s contentions regarding the Government’s Independent Oversight Panel (IOP). The IOP was established in April by the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. […]

Caribbean leaders sharpen fisheries focus

Member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) now have a more focused agenda for improving sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, coming out of the 6th Meeting of the CRFM’s Ministerial Council, hosted on Friday, June 15, in Nassau, The Bahamas. Outgoing chairman of the Ministerial Council, Minister Hilston Baptiste of Antigua and Barbuda, urged […]