December 8, 2019

The Hon Bruce Golding re-conferred title of Honorary Distinguished Fellow at The UWI

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, November 29, 2019—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that it has re-conferred the title of Honorary Distinguished Fellow on the Honourable Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica and Mona Campus alumnus, for another five years from November 11, 2019. Mr Golding first received this […]

Bring our boys home

Jamaica: Help us bring our boys home From St George’s Anglican Church, Grand Cayman Many recall the shock when they heard of the fire that totally destroyed the Clifton Boys’ Home in Jamaica on the night of January 5, 2017.  Following on the groundbreaking ceremony on March 20, 2019, the rebuilding committee has been going […]

Cayman: Tortuga targets a slice of the Jamaican fruit cake market

From Jamaica Observer Tortuga Rum Cake (TRC) Limited is marking its 35th anniversary with an expanded portfolio and ever-growing market presence, recently announcing that the Jamaican Rum Fruit Cake, its latest offering, is generating strong interest among consumers in the Jamaican Diaspora. TRC, a subsidiary of the Jamaica Producers (JP) Group, has shared that the company […]

Sir Edward regaled in special court sitting

By Jonathan Bell From The Royal Gazette Sir Edward Zacca, a former President of the Court of Appeal, made an “unparalleled contribution to the development of law in the Overseas Territories”, the court heard yesterday. Sir Christopher Clarke, the President of the Court of Appeal, opened tributes to Sir Edward, who died on November 11 […]

Jamaica’s Prime Minister meets  The UWI’s software engineering students in China

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Saturday, 16 November 2019—How can software engineering improve Jamaican society? Seven Jamaican students from The University of the West Indies – China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT)—and Mona lecturer Dr Ezra Mugisa—had the chance to discuss this with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, during a private […]

Cayman: Rundown time again!

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – It’s Rundown time again! Cayman’s most hilarious comedy show is back for its 27th season with its usual disclaimer “If You Don’t Laugh, Sue Me”. However, neither the performers or the organisers – Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) – should be in any danger of legal action because attendees are […]

Cayman: CNCF brings back Gimistory

CNCF Brings Back Gimistory International Storytelling Festival Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 31 October 2019 – Some of Cayman’s favourite performers will return to beaches and parks on all three islands this November and December to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very popular Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Gimistory. After a year’s hiatus, the […]

Kingston Properties CEO Kevin Richards proceeds to fund acquisitions in Jamaica and Cayman

Kingston Properties readies for $2- billion rights issue on November 8 By Durrant Pate From Jamaica Observer Kingston Properties has announced November 8 as the date for its $2 billion renounceable Rights Issue.The real estate investment trust company is seeking to raise approximately $2 billion by offering to its existing ordinary shareholders the opportunity to […]

State of Emergency continues in Jamaica

From Vax-Before-Travel UK FCO travel advice for Jamaica includes notice of high levels of crime including Kingston October 24th, 2019 – The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for Jamaica was recently updated regarding ‘high levels of crime and violence, particularly in the capital Kingston.’ On October 24, 2019, the UK’s FCO website published […]

Caribbean, Latin American families eating themselves to death

From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says ultra-processed foods are gaining ground among Latin American and Caribbean families. The report, published on Wednesday, says ultra-processed food, sugary beverages and fast food, with poor nutritional quality, are replacing more nourishing domestic foods in diets […]