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Over 40 percent of internet users in Jamaica watch at least half of all video online

May 31, 2016
Over 40 percent of internet users in Jamaica watch at least half of all video online KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Ericsson ConsumerLab has published insights from a study called “Networked Consumption,” exploring how the increasing use of the internet and mobile apps is changing user behaviour. The study is based on 942 interviews in Jamaica representing the views of...

Commentary: Hope in PM Holness: Millennials and the message of prosperity?

May 31, 2016
Commentary: Hope in PM Holness: Millennials and the message of prosperity? During his first budget debate as prime minister, there was no trace of the Andrew Holness that was ushered into his role as prime minister by former PM Golding and the hierarchy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in 2010 then prophesied as Jamaica’s “Obama moment” being sold as the...

Bold and decisive measures will be taken to reduce crime, says Jamaica PM

May 27, 2016
Bold and decisive measures will be taken to reduce crime, says Jamaica PM KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government of Jamaica will be taking “bold and decisive” measures to significantly reduce crime and violence in the country, particularly against the most vulnerable. Among the measures to be implemented is a special...

Jamaica to strengthen co-operation with Cuba

May 27, 2016
Jamaica to strengthen co-operation with Cuba KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is moving to strengthen co-operation with Cuba on key industries, such as agriculture and manufacturing, which can benefit both nations. Minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, Karl Samuda, said Jamaica is seeking to learn from the...

Venezuela remains committed to PetroCaribe, says Maduro

May 24, 2016
Venezuela remains committed to PetroCaribe, says Maduro KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Despite facing severe economic challenges, the Venezuelan government has reiterated its commitment to maintaining its arrangements with the region under the PetroCaribe agreement. President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, along with a delegation...

Jamaica government to tackle visitor harassment

May 24, 2016
Jamaica government to tackle visitor harassment OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the government of Jamaica will be moving to deal with the issue of visitor harassment in the sector. Addressing attraction owners and other stakeholders at the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier, on May 20, Bartlett said...

Scripps National Spelling Bee awaits Caribbean contestants with harder words

May 24, 2016
Scripps National Spelling Bee awaits Caribbean contestants with harder words WASHINGTON, USA -- This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, from May 22 to 27, awaits Caribbean contestants from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands with longer rounds and harder words. And you should see the words they have this year!

Jamaica on course for IMF drawdown of US$80 million

May 23, 2016
Jamaica on course for IMF drawdown of US$80 million KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is on course for a 12th drawdown, totalling US$80 million, from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country has met all targets under the extended fund facility (EFF) for the December 2015 and March 2016 quarters, which were reviewed by the IMF.

Jamaica takes lead in regional telecoms talks

May 23, 2016
Jamaica takes lead in regional telecoms talks KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A multibillion-dollar telecommunications deal, touted as a significant growth opportunity for the Caribbean information and communication technology sector, has come under the scrutiny of the Jamaican government. Liberty Global announced the completion of its...

Commentary: Hang 'em or not?

May 23, 2016
Commentary: Hang 'em or not? Crime is ubiquitous, regardless of the basic system of government, pure democracy, absolutism, or oligarchical. Managing criminals remains a wedge issue, especially in countries that have automatic death penalty, as studies have shown. The ongoing struggles in a few dominant Caribbean islands.

CDB called on to adopt de-risking as central issue

May 20, 2016
CDB called on to adopt de-risking as central issue MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) general manager, Earl Jarrett, has told the board of governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) that the time has come for the regional financial institution to play a leading role in crafting...

Royal family and Jamaican charity renounce ties to alleged Ponzi scheme operator

May 18, 2016
Royal family and Jamaican charity renounce ties to alleged Ponzi scheme operator BOSTON, USA -- Following the recent revelations that Mark Jones, who is accused of running a $10 million “Jamaica Bridge Loan Fund” Ponzi scheme, was for four years the treasurer and a director of well known Jamaican charity, the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), of which the...

Letter: Jamaica is hostile to the self employed

May 18, 2016
Letter: Jamaica is hostile to the self employed As far as I can see, the new raft of so-called tax reliefs that the government has announced for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) workers is just another proof that this is not a country for people who wish to start a business for themselves. Increasingly, Jamaica is becoming ever more hostile to...

Justice minister praises Jamaica's judges

May 17, 2016
Justice minister praises Jamaica's judges KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Delroy Chuck, minister of justice in Jamaica, has praised the country’s judges for their high levels of integrity and professionalism in the execution of their duties. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST)...

Development of marijuana industry urgent, says Jamaican finance minister

May 16, 2016
Development of marijuana industry urgent, says Jamaican finance minister KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of finance and the public service, Audley Shaw, says Jamaica must move with urgency to develop a medical marijuana industry. He pointed out that exploiting the benefits of marijuana is “not about smoking a spliff” or “walking around with...

Letter: Flow billing

May 14, 2016
Letter: Flow billing On my April 2016 bill from Flow a charge of $400+GCT has been included for an on demand movie from 9th May 2015. This charge has already been charged to me on my June 2015 bill, which has been paid long ago. I have written to Flow about this and have gotten no response. 

Letter: Six years and still no justice: The Tivoli Gardens Massacre remembered

May 10, 2016
Letter: Six years and still no justice: The Tivoli Gardens Massacre remembered May 2016 marks six years since the Jamaican security forces carried out a premeditated massacre of civilians in Tivoli Gardens and West Kingston. Though not on the scale of the 1865 Morant Bay massacre, it was no less barbaric. Indeed, it is also a reflection of the cruelty and absolute...

Commentary: Jamaica's self-inflicted wound

May 9, 2016
Commentary: Jamaica's self-inflicted wound On Sunday, May 1, 2016, in St Mary Parish, Jamaica the bodies of Harold Nichols, 53, and 48-year-old Randy Hentzel, two US missionaries, were found during what appeared to be a routine missionary mission to one of the nation's poor rural communities. Randy and Nichols loved their duties.

Commentary: The View from Europe: Reading the writing on the wall

May 7, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Reading the writing on the wall In Havana on April 28, the Dominican Republic and Cuba agreed to explore the possibility of a partial scope trade agreement. There Cuba’s deputy minister of foreign trade and investment, Ileana Nunez, and Cesar Dargan, the Dominican Republic deputy foreign minister for commercial affairs...

Expedia reports increase in travel demand for Jamaica in 2015

May 4, 2016
Expedia reports increase in travel demand for Jamaica in 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has reported that travel demand to Jamaica on all Expedia sites grew nearly 20 percent in 2015 when compared to 2014. Package bookings, transactions that combine components like flights and hotel, continue...

Jamaica to sign multi-destination marketing agreement with Cuba on Friday

May 3, 2016
Jamaica to sign multi-destination marketing agreement with Cuba on Friday MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, said he will be signing an agreement on Friday with his tourism counterpart in Cuba, which will facilitate multi-destination marketing between the countries. Addressing the official opening of the Jamaica...

Letter: World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2016
Letter: World Press Freedom Day One of the things we love about sport is the freedom to enjoy and play what we want, when we want, with whom we want. Such freedoms are never questioned until they come under threat. Until a government or governing body or impinges on our right to play. The same can be said...

Jamaica to take full advantage of CARICOM benefits

April 29, 2016
Jamaica to take full advantage of CARICOM benefits KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The government of Jamaica will be appointing a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission, aimed at positioning the country to take full advantage of benefits under the organisation. This was announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Jamaica's Christian conservatives point fingers over comprehensive sex education

April 25, 2016
Jamaica's Christian conservatives point fingers over comprehensive sex education KINGSTON, Jamaica -- There are two topics that really get Jamaicans hot under the collar: sexuality and religion. When the two are combined, fireworks are the likely result. The debate between fundamentalist Christian Jamaicans and those advocating for greater sexual and reproductive...

Jamaica Ponzi scheme may impact US charity linked to Royal Family

April 23, 2016
Jamaica Ponzi scheme may impact US charity linked to Royal Family MIAMI, USA -- On the eve of the 35th charity gala put on by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) in Miami, whose patron of honour in previous years has been The Prince of Wales, it has come to light that a former director and treasurer of AFJ is Mark Jones, who was arrested last month.

$48,000 in unreported currency seized from Jamaica-bound passenger

April 23, 2016
$48,000 in unreported currency seized from Jamaica-bound passenger PHILADELPHIA, USA -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Philadelphia International Airport seized $48,935 on Tuesday from a Massachusetts man for violating federal currency reporting regulations. There is no limit to how much currency...

Where are Caribbean footballers now?

April 23, 2016
Where are Caribbean footballers now? LONDON, England -- The Caribbean has had a strong history of producing quality players who have plied their trade in the Premier League. Dwight Yorke is the most notable name to emerge from the region, becoming the most successful player from Trinidad and Tobago by winning the...

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