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British Virgin Islands to host regional parliamentary conference

May 28, 2015
British Virgin Islands to host regional parliamentary conference ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will host the 40th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Over 70 parliamentarians drawn from member states of that body are expected to arrive in the BVI in July.

Jamaican citizens' rights group welcomes coroner's verdict in police killing

May 26, 2015
Jamaican citizens' rights group welcomes coroner's verdict in police killing KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent volunteer citizens' rights action group, has welcomed the jury verdict of the Special Coroner’s Court in the inquest into the death case of Neville Lemmon.  On May 20, 2015, a coroner’s jury handed down a verdict...

UN experts condemn Canada's deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability

May 23, 2015
UN experts condemn Canada's deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability GENEVA, Switzerland -- After examining the case, a United Nations Committee has found that Canada’s deportation of a Jamaican man with a mental disability who had spent much of his life in Canada amounted to cruel and inhuman treatment, effectively leaving him without medical and family support.

Jamaica spa association launched

May 23, 2015
Jamaica spa association launched KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Professor Winston Davidson praised the formation of the Jamaica Spa Association (JSA) at the body’s launch on Tuesday at the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Business Auditorium. Davidson spoke to spa...

Letter: Tivoli Gardens massacre: Five years later and no one charged

May 22, 2015
Letter: Tivoli Gardens massacre: Five years later and no one charged It is almost five years since the state unleashed the security forces on the people of Tivoli Gardens and the wider west Kingston area, killing, maiming, looting and criminally destroying property. Christopher Coke, supposedly the pretext for this, the most deadly massacre since the 1865 Morant Bay...

Jamaicans urged to destroy mosquito breeding sites amidst zika virus outbreak in Brazil

May 21, 2015
Jamaicans urged to destroy mosquito breeding sites amidst zika virus outbreak in Brazil GENEVA, Switzerland (JIS) -- Following meetings at the World Health Assembly now taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, and subsequent to a warning issued by the Pan American Health Organization regarding an outbreak of the zika virus in Brazil and the potential of the virus to spread to other countries.

IMF appoints new mission chief for Jamaica

May 15, 2015
IMF appoints new mission chief for Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed one of its top advisors, Dr Uma Ramakrishnan, as its new mission chief for Jamaica. Ramakrishnan, who served in a similar capacity in El Salvador, prior to her assignment to Jamaica, takes over from...

Jamaican universities to receive seed-to-sale medical marijuana tracking technology

May 15, 2015
Jamaican universities to receive seed-to-sale medical marijuana tracking technology KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A provider of seed-to-sale software tracking solutions for marijuana businesses and government regulators, will provide the company's seed-to-sale medical marijuana tracking technology and training to the University of Technology, Jamaica and the University of the...

Lower House in Jamaica votes yes to CCJ; Bills now move to Senate

May 14, 2015
Lower House in Jamaica votes yes to CCJ; Bills now move to Senate KINGSTON, Jamaica -- On Tuesday afternoon, the Lower House of the Jamaican Parliament secured the favourable majority vote required to have that country access the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) appellate jurisdiction. The three bills laid before the House of Representatives...

IMF concludes review mission to Jamaica

May 13, 2015
IMF concludes review mission to Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Jamaica during May 4–12, 2015, to conduct discussions on the eighth review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the extended fund facility (EFF). At the conclusion of the mission IMF mission chief Jan Kees Martijn...

Letter: Scrutiny is good, ahead of Jamaica's UN review in Geneva

May 13, 2015
Letter: Scrutiny is good, ahead of Jamaica's UN review in Geneva On May 13, 2015, Jamaica's human rights record will be examined for the second time in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). We, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), J-FLAG, the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition...

Diaspora urged to increase investment in Jamaica

May 11, 2015
Diaspora urged to increase investment in Jamaica MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of state in the ministry of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Arnaldo Brown, has reiterated his call for increased investment in the country from Jamaicans in the Diaspora. “International investment is already taking place in Jamaica … as the Chinese are here...

Jamaican lottery fraud defendant found guilty of fraud and other charges

May 9, 2015
Jamaican lottery fraud defendant found guilty of fraud and other charges BISMARCK, USA -- Sanjay Ashani Williams, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, has been found guilty on charges of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud or mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering and 45 counts of wire fraud (counts two through 44), after a...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Can cocoa benefit from chocolate's bright future?

May 9, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: Can cocoa benefit from chocolate's bright future? Since 1991, international demand for chocolate has been growing, causing cocoa prices to surge. Although the global market for chocolate may have peaked at around US$114 billion annually, it is clear that the Caribbean could do more to encourage the production of the growing premium price global...

Another Jamaican arrested at JFK smuggling cocaine

May 6, 2015
Another Jamaican arrested at JFK smuggling cocaine NEW YORK, USA -- On April 19, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) stopped Gyan Damian Morgan, a Jamaican citizen, who was arriving on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica. During the course of the inspection, CBP officers noticed Morgan...

US Navy hospital ship to offer medical services in Jamaica

May 6, 2015
US Navy hospital ship to offer medical services in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaicans are to benefit from medical services offered by the United States Navy hospital ship ‘Comfort’, which docked at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) on Monday. The medical personnel on board will carry out procedures as well as outreach activities.

Commentary: Jamaican Association of Bermuda Annual Jerk Festival

May 6, 2015
Commentary: Jamaican Association of Bermuda Annual Jerk Festival On Sunday, April 26, 2015 the Jamaican Association of Bermuda ( JAB) held its annual Jerk fest at the Shelly Bay Field. With the atmosphere created and tons of jubilant personalities in attendance, one could be forgiven for thinking they were actually in Jamaica for a few hours. Early in the day...

Travellers from Dominican Republic and Jamaica arrested at JFK carrying cocaine

May 5, 2015
Travellers from Dominican Republic and Jamaica arrested at JFK carrying cocaine NEW YORK, USA -- Passengers arriving from the Dominican Republic and Jamaica were arrested by US Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States. On April 20, Romano Zurlini, an Italian citizen, arrived at JFK...

Letter: If you think we should support Cuba and Venezuela - the 'CubVen Empire' - watch this video

May 5, 2015
Letter: If you think we should support Cuba and Venezuela - the 'CubVen Empire' - watch this video This is so important that everyone in the Caribbean should view the video embedded above. This is the confirmation of what I have told you about Venezuela. The stories I have told you about my being there and witnessing the slaughter of Venezuelan students by Cuban special forces in civilian attire.

Jamaica to expand trade with Cuba and Costa Rica

May 1, 2015
Jamaica to expand trade with Cuba and Costa Rica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The government of Jamaica is moving to strengthen and deepen trade relations with Cuba and Costa Rica. The move follows the successful outcomes of trade missions to the countries earlier this month, which were led by industry, investment, and commerce minister...

Five firms to bid for privatisation of Jamaican airport

April 30, 2015
Five firms to bid for privatisation of Jamaican airport KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The ministry of transport, works and housing in Jamaica has reported that five firms have been pre-qualified to participate in the bidding process to operate, finance, develop and maintain the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston.

Women's rights rapporteurs conduct study visit to four Caribbean countries

April 30, 2015
Women's rights rapporteurs conduct study visit to four Caribbean countries PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Rashida Manjoo, United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as rapporteur on the rights of women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

Cable operators in Jamaica ordered to cease transmission of 19 channels

April 27, 2015
Cable operators in Jamaica ordered to cease transmission of 19 channels KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Subscriber television (cable) operators are to cease transmission of 19 unlicensed channels in their packages by May 31 this year, or face sanctions. The directive was issued by the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) on Friday, at a press conference.

Jamaica welcomes Spanish hotel chain

April 27, 2015
Jamaica welcomes Spanish hotel chain KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Tourism and entertainment minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, has welcomed the entry into the Jamaica’s tourism market of the largest Spanish hotel chain, Melia Hotels and Resorts. The company has signed a 15-year lease agreement with the government.

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...

Costa Rica and Jamaica strengthen trade ties

April 25, 2015
Costa Rica and Jamaica strengthen trade ties KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s minister of industry, investment and commerce, Anthony Hylton, and Costa Rica’s minister of foreign trade, Alexander Mora, signed an agreement last week in Costa Rica to cement a trading partnership between both nations. The Jamaican and Costa Rican...

Jamaica signs MOU for integrated development of logistics hub

April 24, 2015
Jamaica signs MOU for integrated development of logistics hub KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- On Wednesday, the government of Jamaica signed of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to pave the way for a possible US$5 billion investment in its planned logistics hub. The MOU, which was signed by the minister of industry, investment and...

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