October 30, 2020

The first Concacaf workshop targeting team managers and general secretaries was deemed a success

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Concacaf Development 22 Jul 2018 Kingston, Jamaica – The first Concacaf workshop targeting team managers and general secretaries was deemed a success by participants and instructors alike. Staged at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, the three-day event had an exciting climax on Friday and many attendees gave the development activity the proverbial thumbs up. […]

“Jamaica is on The Path to becoming the Caribbean’s First Digital society” – IDB Group President Luis Alberto Moreno

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By Ministry of Finance and the Public Service From JIS Story Highlights The Government of Jamaica on February 26 took strategic steps to strengthen the foundation for the creation of a digital society, with the signing of a package of loan operations from the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB). The loans are part of a […]

Two-Day IDB Caribbean Governors Meeting

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From Jamaica Information Service Photo: Contributed IDB Logo Story Highlights A two-day meeting of Caribbean governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) gets underway on Monday (Feb. 26), at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. The meeting will include a series of bilateral and plenary sessions and is intended to prepare the Caribbean Governors […]

Jamaica Govt endorses Caribbean Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases

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By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights The Government has endorsed the ‘Model Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases in the Caribbean Region,’ developed by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which provide internationally-accepted best practices for the management of such cases across the region. It offers a rights-based approach to the treatment of complainants and […]

Tourism Minister urges more Jamaicans to own tourism inputs

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says more Jamaicans need to own the inputs of tourism so that the country can benefit from a raise in the level of retention of earnings from the industry. Speaking at the third staging of the Tourism Linkages Network’s ‘Christmas in […]

Thompson, McLeod among Caribbean Hall of Fame nominees

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By Shayne Fairman From Jamaica Star Olympic Games 100m and 200m champion, Elaine Thompson and men’s 110m hurdles winner Omar McLeod headline nominees to be inducted in this year’s 13th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence on Friday, November 25, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, starting at 7 p.m. The award […]

OAS Observer Mission lauds Jamaica electoral process

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By Alecia Smith Edwards From Jamaica Information Service Jamaica has received high praise from the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the manner in which the country’s 17th General Election was conducted. Chief of Mission, EOM, Janet G. Bostwick, said several “good practices” were observed during the electoral process, […]

Jamaica and Caribbean facing global financial regulations

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica and those in the wider Caribbean are feeling the erosion of options to conduct international financial transactions due to tough global banking regulations. Economist Dr. Damien King said the challenge to banking regulations goes well beyond restrictions on basic transactions such as remittances and wire transfers. […]