November 15, 2019

Jamaica: Foote happy for Williams’ Austin Sealy Award success

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By Paul Reid From Jamaica Observer Holmwood Tech upset Hydel in mile relay PHILADELPHIA, USA — Shaquena Foote is happy that her teammate Briana Williams won back-to-back Austin Sealy Award, as the outstanding athlete at last weekend’s 48th Carifta Games, held in the Cayman Islands. Both young ladies won three gold medals — two individual […]

Madera outlines strategy for Caribbean Airlines

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BY RICHARD BROWNE From Jamaica Observer Coming out of its first profitable year for some time, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has big plans to develop Norman m anley International Airport (NMIA) into a regional hub for the Caribbean, according to its CEO Galvin Madera. In an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer, Madera spoke on the strategic plan to expand the […]

Jamaica: NLS provides art solutions for local artists

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By Sharlene Hendricks From Jamaica Observer What comes to mind when you think of Caribbean art? Perhaps the works of David Pottinger, or Richard Hall, or maybe even the vibrant paintings that are popular among tourists for giving that Caribbean aesthetic — washes of red and orange-rendering tropical imagery of an open ackee pod, or fishing […]

Boyz anxious to lay Cayman ghost to rest with Bonaire blowout

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From Jamaica Observer WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The Cayman Islands performance is like a stubborn ghost that won’t go away. But Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz are determined to exorcise the demon of their less than impressive 4-0 win over their neighbours in the opening Concacaf Nations League match in Kingston last month with the promise of of […]

Jamaica: Now health ministry admits one dengue-related death

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From Jamaica Observer The [Jamaica] Ministry of Health is now reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death so far this year. The information runs counter to Sunday’s news release by the ministry stating that there were no confirmed reports of dengue-related deaths on the island. Sunday’s news release was issued in response to […]

We’re not associated with Florida gun seizure, Caribbean Airlines says

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is today denying any association with the massive gun seizure at the Miami International Airport on November 13. A statement from the airline insisted that no contraband items were carried or pre-arranged to be carried on any of its flights. “Caribbean Airlines reiterates that […]

Oliver Mills: The merry-go-round of Caribbean education

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now Is Caribbean education in a merry-go-round state? Why is it that, despite the educational consultancies examining the system of Caribbean education, there is the feeling it is not serving its purpose, and is without direction? Is it because of misguided strategies used by consultants and local stakeholders, resulting […]

Trump economic measures would affect the Caribbean, warns media

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From Presna Latina Kingston, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The implementation of economic measures proposed to the United States Congress by President Donald Trump, such as the reduction of international aid by 33 percent, would affect Caribbean nations, warn media reports. The newspaper Jamaica Observer warned that Dominica would suffer a cut of 50 percent of […]

Ontario university wants more Caribbean students

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From News 784 The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) says it is so impressed with its Caribbean students that it plans to increase the number of students it recruits from the tropical islands. Already it has an international student population of 700, of which 100 are from the Caribbean.Total enrollment stands at around […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands: RCIPS issue clarification on Jamaica Observer article

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From RCIPS UPDATED: Thu 10 Aug 2017 In response to further queries on this topic, I want to further clarify that the person currently in court in Jamaica as per the article in the Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/ex-cop-accused-of-holding-woman-by-throat-for-court-today_107254  is NOT employed with the RCIPS. We have received different names for this person, including Odain Simpson or […]