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US resident Jamaican citizen sentenced to prison in connection with lottery scam

July 2, 2015
US resident Jamaican citizen sentenced to prison in connection with lottery scam HARRISONBURG, USA -- A Jamaican citizen residing in Virginia was sentenced to prison on Wednesday for his role in an international lottery scam. Carlos O’Brien Ricketts, 32, was sentenced by US District Court Judge Michael Urbanski of the Western District of Virginia to serve ten months in prison.

Caribbean prosecutors join forces to clamp down on corruption and money laundering

July 1, 2015
Caribbean prosecutors join forces to clamp down on corruption and money laundering CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Chief prosecutors from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean region have gathered for the first time to discuss recurrent issues that interfere with the prosecution of corruption and money laundering and the recovery of the proceeds of these crimes.

South African minister begins five-nation Caribbean tour

July 1, 2015
South African minister begins five-nation Caribbean tour PRETORIA, South Africa -- South Africa's deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, began a high level official visit to five Caribbean nations on Monday. The visit will underscore the cordial relations South Africa enjoys with the governments and people of Guyana...

Jamaican police investigating hacking of government websites

June 27, 2015
Jamaican police investigating hacking of government websites KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Science, technology, energy and mining state minister, Julian Robinson, says the Jamaican police have commenced investigations into the hacking of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) website, and those of five other entities, which the JIS hosts. These are: Culture...

Letter: Classism oftentimes a mask for silent wrongs in Jamaica

June 27, 2015
Letter: Classism oftentimes a mask for silent wrongs in Jamaica As the ongoing debate and discourse about class, colour, identity and ethnicity continued to be debated, as the discourse continues on social media, on the streets, on verandahs, in the printed media such as the numerous letters to the editor in the Jamaica Observer, the Jablogz blog and electronic media.

Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption

June 26, 2015
Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- National authorities from 12 Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean have joined forces to establish a new regional body to enhance transparency and help fight corruption. The Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Commonwealth Caribbean...

Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference in Grenada

June 23, 2015
Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Anti-corruption commissions from across the Caribbean are gathering in Grenada this week for a Commonwealth conference aimed at boosting regional cooperation and sharing innovations in the fight against graft. The first Commonwealth regional conference for heads of...

Letter: Time for Jamaica to break relations with the Dominican Republic

June 23, 2015
Letter: Time for Jamaica to break relations with the Dominican Republic If ever a country in that geographical space called the Caribbean ever proudly demonstrated its racism, if ever a country ever openly expressed anger towards its neighbour that country is the Dominican Republic. For scholars of history and cultural studies the Dominican Republic has a racial blemish...

Commentary: Jamaicans must read China's record, not just its lips

June 18, 2015
Commentary: Jamaicans must read China's record, not just its lips On May 26, 2015, Li Keqiang, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China spoke before the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). He urged greater economic cooperation between Latin American and Caribbean nations and Beijing.

Jamaican government to consider Diaspora vote

June 17, 2015
Jamaican government to consider Diaspora vote MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator A. J. Nicholson, says the matter of allowing overseas nationals to participate in the country’s electoral process will be discussed at length, in order for the best arrangement to be put in place. Addressing the opening...

IMF approves US$39.8 million disbursement to Jamaica

June 17, 2015
IMF approves US$39.8 million disbursement to Jamaica WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the eighth review of Jamaica’s economic performance under a program supported by a four-year extended fund facility (EFF) of SDR 615.38 million (about US$932.3 million at the time of approval).

All hands on deck for the 2015 Jamaican Diaspora Conference

June 16, 2015
All hands on deck for the 2015 Jamaican Diaspora Conference MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The sixth biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference is an incubator of ideas for dialogue and discussions. It is quintessentially becoming more mainstream and critical to the nation and the Caribbean region to engage more than three million Jamaicans living abroad.

Customs officers in Miami discover cocaine in fried fish from Jamaica

June 16, 2015
Customs officers in Miami discover cocaine in fried fish from Jamaica MIAMI, USA -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport seized over two pounds of cocaine concealed inside fried fish being carried in the luggage of a passenger arriving from Jamaica on Saturday morning. During an X-ray examination...

Jamaican PM calls for change in middle income status

June 13, 2015
Jamaican PM calls for change in middle income status BRUSSELS, Belgium (JIS) -- Prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, has pressed for changes to be made to the existing classification of some developing countries as “middle income”. She noted that the classification has prevented these countries from accessing greater levels of funding.

Caribbean rum and rhythm comes to New York City

June 12, 2015
Caribbean rum and rhythm comes to New York City NEW YORK, USA -- The islands of the Caribbean are well known for their beauty, delicious food, the warmth of its people, and stunning beaches. But each island has something that is unique about it, and all have one thing in common: they excel in their respective cuisines. The month of June is when...

Traveller from Jamaica intercepted with 54 cocaine pellets

June 11, 2015
Traveller from Jamaica intercepted with 54 cocaine pellets MIAMI, USA -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport intercepted a passenger arriving from Jamaica on May 28. The subject was escorted to secondary inspection for further examination and CBP determined that the subject may be an internal carrier...

Jamaica records five percent increase in 2014/15 winter tourist arrivals

June 10, 2015
Jamaica records five percent increase in 2014/15 winter tourist arrivals MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Tourism and entertainment minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, says Jamaica recorded a five percent increase in overall visitor arrivals for the 2014/15 winter tourist season over the corresponding period last year. Speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s...

Letter: Hard to believe Islam is not intolerant

June 10, 2015
Letter: Hard to believe Islam is not intolerant According to a news report, we are being told by a representative of the Islamic Council of Jamaica (ICJ) that the Muslim faith is very tolerant of other religions and the right of people to choose their religious beliefs. I must say that I find this Islamic claim to be very hard to believe. I want to first say that...

Open letter to Terrence Williams

June 9, 2015
I am shocked at your silence during the relentless attack upon INDECOM by lawyers and police officers at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry claiming that your office stymied their investigations into allegations of police killings arising from the 2010 Tivoli Gardens massacre.

CONCACAF postpones Under-15 Boys' Championship 2015

June 9, 2015
CONCACAF postpones Under-15 Boys' Championship 2015 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) executive committee has decided to postpone until further notice of the CONCACAF Under-15 Boys’ Championship 2015 due to be held in the Cayman Islands and...

Turks and Caicos minister attacks foreign nationals

June 8, 2015
Turks and Caicos minister attacks foreign nationals PROVIDENICALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) minister of finance, Washington Misick, has drawn the ire of a cross section of TCI citizens and foreign residents, when he made disparaging statements in the House of Assembly on May 14 about foreign nationals celebrating their culture.

Counterfeit goods worth US$60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean

June 5, 2015
Counterfeit goods worth US$60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean LYON, France -- Car parts, fuel, food, detergent, cigars, shampoo and steel were among fake goods worth nearly US$60 million seized in a two-week operation across the Americas and the Caribbean. Codenamed Maya II, more than 2,000 interventions by police, customs, investigators and...

Bureau of Standards Jamaica to improve packaging centre and service

June 5, 2015
Bureau of Standards Jamaica to improve packaging centre and service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the signing of a grant agreement between the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the CDB. The grant is valued at EUR213,820 and was approved under the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean...

Caribbean food products recalled

June 5, 2015
Caribbean food products recalled WASHINGTON, USA -- Golden Krust Patties, a New York producer of Jamaican-style meat patties, is recalling approximately 9,073,384 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Meanwhile, in Jamaica, Grace Foods has announced a Class III recall...

Jamaica's ministry of education falls for 'Charlie Charlie' viral marketing scam

June 4, 2015
Jamaica's ministry of education falls for 'Charlie Charlie' viral marketing scam KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Scared by the supposedly demonic potential of the internet viral “Charlie Charlie” pencil and paper game, Jamaica’s ministry of education took the unusual step to ban the supposedly evil game from within the precincts of all schools throughout the island. As news of the ban...

Caribbean Airlines opens new office in Jamaica

June 4, 2015
Caribbean Airlines opens new office in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Caribbean Airlines has relocated its ticket office, administrative and operations teams in Jamaica. The company has moved its offices from two locations – the hangar at Norman Manley International Airport and Trafalgar Road – consolidating into a single office building in Liguanea.

Caribbean insurers urged to develop products for agriculture, tourism

June 3, 2015
Caribbean insurers urged to develop products for agriculture, tourism MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Players in the Caribbean insurance industry have been urged to develop innovative products that will provide natural disaster protection for critical sectors such as agriculture and tourism. Deputy speaker of Jamaica’s House of Representatives, Lloyd Smith, made...

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