February 26, 2021

Caribbean states urged to develop regional bamboo industry

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BY: ALECIA SMITH From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the development of a regional bamboo industry is critical in further diversifying the Caribbean’s agricultural product offerings. “Bamboo’s time has come… as we aim to extend the agro-based sector beyond the traditional crops of sugar, banana, […]

Jamaica to host Bamboo Symposium from November 27-28

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By Ainsworth Morris From JIS Story Highlights Cabinet has given approval for the hosting of the first Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium at the Jamaica Conference Centre on November 27 and 28, 2018. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the announcement during the post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House […]

250 students graduate from Caribbean Maritime University

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From Jamaica Gleaner The newly chartered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Tuesday graduated its first cohort of students to be certified since the institution’s formal upgrading in September. Approximately 250 students were conferred with master’s and bachelor’s degrees and diplomas during the graduation ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, having successfully completed studies […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism signs contract with the Jamaica National Group

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Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism signs contract with the Jamaica National Group to manage logistics for the UNWTO conference this November Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Mr. Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group (JN Group) yesterday, July 26, 2017, signed an agreement under which the JN Group will provide planning, management […]

Holness charged to lead Jamaica to global ganja prosperity

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From Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being challenged to lead Jamaica forward to global prosperity, by way of a well-pronounced ganja industry, and to prevent the nation from soon having to import the herb. Basil Hylton, president of the Kingston and St Andrew Ganja Growers and Producers Association, made his appeal to the […]

Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference to officially launch April 4th

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From South Florida Caribbean News Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference official launch to be streamed live Andrew Holness will officially launch the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be the keynote speaker at the official launch of Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on Tuesday, April 4 at the Office of […]