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New director appointed for ILO Caribbean

August 28, 2015
New director appointed for ILO Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective August 1, 2015. Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Jamaica charts new economic course with National Export Strategy II

August 24, 2015
Jamaica charts new economic course with National Export Strategy II KINGSTON, Jamaica -- With the vision of creating “a leading per capita export country known for its commitment to creativity, innovation and exceptional quality”, the Jamaican government has launched the second phase of the National Export Strategy (NES) to increase Jamaica’s exports and improve the...

IMF concludes review mission to Jamaica

August 24, 2015
IMF concludes review mission to Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Jamaica from August 12-21, 2015, to conduct discussions on the ninth review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the extended fund facility (EFF). At the conclusion of the mission...

Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland

August 18, 2015
Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Belfast was treated to Caribbean hospitality and festivities on Saturday with the official launch of Caribbean Week 2015. The annual Caribbean Week highlights Caribbean history, food, music, poetry, photography, fashion, tourism, agriculture, including emancipation and...

Jamaican energy minister hails LNG deal

August 17, 2015
Jamaican energy minister hails LNG deal KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- A new agreement between the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and New Fortress Energy for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the generation of electricity is the catalyst that can establish Jamaica as an energy hub for the Caribbean and Latin America.

Jamaica on course to pass ninth consecutive IMF test

August 15, 2015
Jamaica on course to pass ninth consecutive IMF test KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is on course to pass its ninth consecutive review under the extended fund facility (EFF) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This, after successfully surpassing all the key economic targets set by the IMF for the April to June quarter. A team from the IMF...

Jamaica hires consultant to recommend regulations for medical marijuana and industrial hemp

August 14, 2015
Jamaica hires consultant to recommend regulations for medical marijuana and industrial hemp KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica's ministry of industry, investment and commerce has hired BOTEC Analysis as a consultant for the development of regulations to guide Jamaica's nascent medical marijuana and industrial hemp sectors. At the end of the consultancy, BOTEC Analysis will submit to Jamaica's...

WICB president, vice president speak at town-hall meeting in Jamaica

August 10, 2015
WICB president, vice president speak at town-hall meeting in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The series of town-hall meetings hosted by the West Indies Cricket Board continued on Friday in Jamaica. President and vice president, Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan, were the two main speakers. The meeting was dominated by cricket aficionados mainly from the...

Jamaica to promote economic growth with $130 million loan

August 7, 2015
Jamaica to promote economic growth with $130 million loan WASHINGTON, USA -- Jamaica will strengthen its structural program for economic growth with a $130 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that was approved by the IDB’s Executive Board on Wednesday. This is the second operation of a policy-based loan series.

Jamaica hosts 20th international meeting of BirdsCaribbean

August 7, 2015
Jamaica hosts 20th international meeting of BirdsCaribbean KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Every two years, bird educators, scientists and conservationists from throughout the Caribbean and beyond gather for BirdsCaribbean’s international meeting. At this year’s meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, over 220 international and local delegates gathered to share the latest...

Jamaica raises US$2 billion to buy back PetroCaribe debt

August 5, 2015
Jamaica raises US$2 billion to buy back PetroCaribe debt KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- On July 23, 2015, Jamaica raised US$2 billion on the international capital market – the highest amount it has ever raised during a single transaction window – at the lowest rates it has ever been able to access from that market. A third of that money, US$650 million...

WICB town-hall meeting set for Friday in Jamaica

August 5, 2015
WICB town-hall meeting set for Friday in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nanthan have been engaging stakeholders through a series of town-hall meetings around the region since May this year. So far, the top brass of the WICB have had dialogue with...

Jamaica launches new electronic procurement system

August 3, 2015
Jamaica launches new electronic procurement system KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The government of Jamaica has launched the country’s first electronic procurement platform, which will improve the efficiency and quality of public procurement. The system was funded jointly by the government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Commentary: Fly the flag and fight for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey

August 3, 2015
Commentary: Fly the flag and fight for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey August 17 will mark the 128th birthday of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the visionary Jamaican-born leader who built the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) into the largest mass movement for liberation in the history of Africans in America.

Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI

July 31, 2015
Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Representatives from 13 countries are in the British Virgin Islands attending the 40th Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The conference began on July 25 and will conclude on August 1.

Jamaican prime minister to address UN Security Council

July 30, 2015
Jamaican prime minister to address UN Security Council KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday address a special United Nations Security Council Open debate on peace and security challenges facing small island developing states (SIDS) at the UN Headquarters in New York. Simpson Miller was invited...

Commentary: Big Dragon on Campus: China's soft power-play in academia

July 29, 2015
Commentary: Big Dragon on Campus: China's soft power-play in academia This past April, in a ceremony attended by the Chinese ambassador, Barbados announced the establishment of a Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies (UWI)-Cave Hill. This institute is one of over 400 Confucius Institutes established in schools across 115 countries.

Commentary: Central Jamaican Conference of SDA leads the way!

July 25, 2015
Commentary: Central Jamaican Conference of SDA leads the way! Over the past years I have been writing commentaries sometimes criticizing what I see as the nonchalant attitude towards crime and violence in the Caribbean by agencies, governments, NGOs, school boards and even the faith community. In the presence of the media, great speeches...

Jamaica's venture capital programme ranks ninth in Caribbean and Latin America

July 21, 2015
Jamaica's venture capital programme ranks ninth in Caribbean and Latin America KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s efforts to put venture capital into the investment and entrepreneurial mix are paying off. The Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) has ranked the country ninth in its 2015-2016 Scorecard, thereby placing Jamaica ahead of the...

Jamaican private university college plans to go public

July 21, 2015
Jamaican private university college plans to go public KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) located in Jamaica is aggressively advancing its strategic plans to become the first private university college in the Caribbean to go public. This move, it is believed, would address the huge gap between market demand for tertiary education...

Letter: Racist connotations in international soccer

July 20, 2015
Letter: Racist connotations in international soccer I happen to be a sports loving, Panamanian-born doctor of naturopathy and doctor of bilingual-multicultural education, and I have noticed a peculiarity that leaves me feeling rather unsettled in my spirit. It is my contention that the use of the coined word “Jamaiquino” utilized by the sports announcers.

Jamaican minister hails crowdfunding as a way to 'democratise' development financing

July 18, 2015
Jamaican minister hails crowdfunding as a way to 'democratise' development financing ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Crowdfunding was heralded as a potential source of billions of dollars of financing for developing countries by experts and policy-makers at a global conference in Ethiopia this week. Jamaica’s minister of finance, Dr Peter Phillips, told a side-event at the United Nations...

Jamaica announces three-pronged strategy to address spike in murders

July 17, 2015
Jamaica announces three-pronged strategy to address spike in murders KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of national security Peter Bunting on Tuesday announced new policy measures to address the current spike in murders in Jamaica. The three-pronged strategy, which he unveiled in the House of Representatives, will focus on strengthening the operational...

Jamaica positioning to benefit from nutraceutical industry

July 16, 2015
Jamaica positioning to benefit from nutraceutical industry KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of science, technology, energy and mining, Phillip Paulwell, says Jamaica is positioning itself to derive tremendous economic and social benefits from the global nutraceutical industry, which is valued at over $150 billion. “Within our hemisphere, Brazil is one of the major...

Ten Caribbean hotels named in list of world's best-reviewed hotels

July 16, 2015
Ten Caribbean hotels named in list of world's best-reviewed hotels BELLEVUE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced on Tuesday the results of the Expedia 2015 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Out of 650 global properties, the following ten Caribbean...

Caribbean countries engage in south-south cooperation roundtable to combat child labour

July 15, 2015
Caribbean countries engage in south-south cooperation roundtable to combat child labour BRASILIA, Brazil -- From 1-3 July 2015, delegations from 25 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including The Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, participated in a roundtable for south-south cooperation focused on combating child labour, with the signing of four...

American Airlines adds new routes to the Caribbean

July 14, 2015
American Airlines adds new routes to the Caribbean FORT WORTH, USA -- American Airlines plans to add eight new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America later this year, further strengthening its position in these key regions and providing customers with increased options when traveling to these destinations. Expanded service includes...

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