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A number of Jamaicans have been numbered among 271 immigrants who were recently nabbed by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during operations conducted at several locations, including Florida, Puerto Rico and the U. Virgin Islands. The enforcement action occurred between March ...
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of the late Nelson Mandela and the South African anti-apartheid campaigner, died yesterday at the age of 81 after a long illness. Madikizela-Mandela, who fought the apartheid system for 30 years, was dubbed “Mother of the Nation”. For 27 of those years her husband ...

Photo: Michael Sloley Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (right), in discussion with Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, at the launch of the Jamaica-United Nations (UN) Blue Heart Campaign at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Wednesday (March 28). Jamaica is the first ...
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is sparing no effort in ensuring the safety and security of Jamaicans. “We will continue our commitment to enhanced security measures through zones of special operations and states of public emergency as well as a suite of other ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Salvation Army's Caribbean Territory will be led by Jamaicans for the first time in its 131-year history. Lieutenant Colonels Devon and Verona Haughton, currently serving as chief secretary and territorial secretary for women's ministries respectively, have been appointed to take ...
Photo: Dave Reid Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Courtney Cole, addresses the Agricultural Information Forum hosted by JAMPRO at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (March 13).

He was clear on his stance against carnival activities, but the Reverend Astor Carlyle believes the Church's stance to host a massive parade will produce few results in yielding behavioural change. Some sectors of the Church last week announced that a parade would take place later this year as a direct ...
Risky behaviour, inter-generational sex, and dwindling public-education campaigns are said to be factors contributing to a recent increase in HIV among Jamaica's young people. While figures for 2017 are not yet available, the 2016 Ministry Of Health HIV Epidemiology Report shows just over 2,000 newly ...
It is fast becoming a convenient way of shopping for many, but scores of Jamaicans are now finding out that going online to purchase items comes with its own challenges and dangers. It the latest case, scores of persons have found that an online store they sent their money to has blocked them from its ...
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, has encouraged Jamaicans to support the Government's National Quality Policy 2017, as it aims to increase the nation's annual gross domestic product (GDP) and export earnings. “Quality upgrading of our ...
Chef Nigel Jones has opened a new Caribbean restaurant, Kaya, in partnership with Daniel Patterson in the San Francisco area. Kaya opened on January 11, 2018, in the space on Market Street formerly occupied by Patterson's Alta. Jones moved rapidly to open the new restaurant, which was just an idea ...
Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood is among three Jamaicans named in a 13-member West Indies A squad for three One-day matches against England Lions on March 6, 9 and 11 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Andre McCarthy and Odean Smith are the other Jamaican players in the squad.
Last month in this space we wrote: “Too many good ideas go to government to die.” That was in respect of the Sandz, the party which blocked the Palisadoes strip leading to and from the international airport, and the US$5,000 grant to entertainer Ms Shauna McKenzie, more popularly known as Etana, ...
Money transfer company WorldRemit has made a bid for even more of the online remittance market with a new service for Jamaicans in New York, according to regional head, Erick Schneider. The company, through local agents such as JMMB and VMBS, has been targeting the Jamaican market since ...
THE Partners Intervention Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) says it is aiming to provide Jamaicans with affordable cardiovascular services through its most- recently opened, full-service cardiac care facility at the privately owned Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston. Medical Director and consultant Cardiologist ...
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson is among 10 Jamaicans who will begin their hunt for glory at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England when competition enters its second day on Friday. Thompson will be the first Jamaican in action on the day as the 25-year-old will ...
Jamaica's fourth heat time was actually the 13th fastest time on the descent. The silver medal went to the United States team of Lauren Gibbs and Elena Meyers Taylor (3:22.52) with bronze going to Canadians Phylicia George and Kaillie Humphries (3:22.89). On Tuesday, the Jamaicans had posted times ...

... she outlined. Corrine's story is similar to that of many Jamaicans, who say they know they should be saving, but find it difficult. ... However, she said that it is important for Jamaicans to inculcate the habit of thrift, as this is important not just for building individual wealth, but wealth for the country as a whole.
The majority of Jamaicans would support the temporary suspension of their rights and accept military rule under a coup in order to curtail high levels of crime and corruption. That is the finding of a comparative study of democracy and governance, as part of the Political Culture of Democracy in Jamaica ...
We are more than just 'b***ymen' or men in wigs. Transgender Jamaicans are hard-working citizens wishing to make a positive contribution to Jamaica's development. Sadly, because of a lack of understanding of trans identities and prevailing negative attitudes/actions within the society, transgender ...
DESPITE significant positive advances in digital banking in Jamaica over the past decade, a number of Jamaicans continue to shy away from the use of electronic payment instruments. Statistics in the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), which were released in March 2017 by the Government ...
Jamaicans will strongly support action on the part of Government to combat obesity, including imposing a tax on sugary drinks. “Based on the findings of this survey, it is clear that there is the need for a comprehensive package, which would include policies as well as regulatory measures to create the ...
Jamaica's small contingent at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea stole the show and Twitter just loved it. In total, the contingent to the 23rd edition of the Winter Games is a mere seven of the 2,952 athletes expected to participate, but that did not prevent them from warming up the chilly ...
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid (right), is greeted by Tashri Thompson, a student of the Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, as he arrives at the school on February 8 to participate in the launch of a coin drive dubbed 'Education Makes Cents'.
Team leader and driver Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian of Jamaica corners in the second women's unofficial bobsleigh training session at the Olympic Sliding Centre, ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang on February 8, 2018. (Photo: AFP). PYEONGCANG, South Korea ...
Courteousness have failed amongst the average Jamaican people and therefore, the idea of Giving up their seat to an elderly person and also helping a disabled to cross the Street can be very difficult to associate our people with. That is a very sad state of affairs but its the truth. The drivers of the public ...
A study, to be officially published soon, has revealed that more Jamaicans are less willing to accept or pay bribes. Speaking yesterday at a Rotary Club Luncheon at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew, executive director of National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe, cited statistics from the Latin ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health (MOH) is encouraging Jamaicans to ensure that their surroundings are free of mosquito breeding sites. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) 'Think Tank' yesterday, Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health, ...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has taken issue with those he says appear to be waiting for the government to fail at fighting crime and who mock his promise that Jamaicans would be able to sleep with their doors open under a Jamaica Labour Party government. Reminded of the election campaign ...
Human rights activists, online campaigners — and many other Jamaicans — were pleased with the government's recent decision to deny entry to American fundamentalist pastor, Steven Anderson. While concerns regarding free speech linger, it was not just the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) ...
This year Jamaica celebrated its 55th year of Independence, which was observed under the theme “Celebrating Jamaicans at home and abroad”. This theme recognizes that the strength of Jamaica lies in the talent, resilience and creativity of our people, whether at “yawd” or “abrawd” – a people that ...
"Some have taken them just for Christmas Day while others have taken them for a longer period, so we are quite pleased that Jamaicans have responded and taken these children into their homes," added Gage-Grey, as she noted that persons from all walks of life are hosting the wards of the state.
As Jamaicans look to complete their shopping for the Christmas holidays, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says just under $111 billion was in circulation up to yesterday. According to the Central Bank, this represents an annual nominal growth of 11.8 per cent, compared to 16.2 per cent for the corresponding ...
The tourism industry of Jamaica marked a significant and historic milestone on December 15, when the island welcomed its four-millionth visitor in 2017. Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett and a delegation of officials from the tourist sector greeted Jill Bell at Sangster International Airport in ...
JAMAICANS are giving the environment a hand with the increased demand for, and purchase of, potted Christmas trees this season. "The potted Christmas trees have sold out; they are taking on. We had persons from as far as Trelawny coming for trees," said Jerome Smith, principal director of forest ...
As the happiest time of the year peeps around the corner, and with everyone busy making their wish list for Christmas or their bucket list for the new year, what's the one thing people have in common? The need to get and enjoy all their favourite things without breaking the bank - because life should be ...
Jamaicans are being warned that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are dangerous and should not be viewed as a viable option to regular cigarettes. In an interview with JIS News, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of the National Chest Hospital, Dr. Terry Baker, said that although e-cigarettes have been put ...
He said that this would ensure that the squatting problem in Jamaica is reduced as affordable housing starts would be made available to Jamaicans. ... Holness asserted that he understood the struggles of the Jamaican people, noting that his mother - a civil servant - was the beneficiary of an NHT house.
With the advent of Brexit, Jamaican business operators no longer need permission from 27 countries in the European Union to trade with the United Kingdom (UK), says new British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad. "This is an opportunity for Jamaicans to do business with Britain, which has one ...
... “it is imperative that Jamaicans understand that many of the same risk factors for non-communicable diseases are linked to the development ...
Deputy Chief Education Officer, at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Lena Buckle Scott is encouraging Jamaicans to do more to ...
He said the mission of the JCDC is to unearth, develop and showcase the creative talents and cultural expressions of the Jamaican people.
With rampant criminality contributing to the backlog within the court system, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is advocating for Jamaicans to buy ...
Famous author Olive Senior has called on Jamaicans to hone their ... Senior said Jamaicans tend to be “buying globally and neglecting what is ...
JET's chief executive officer, Diana McCaulay, says she is heartened to see that the concerns of Jamaicans were considered during the ...
An estimated 20,000 more Jamaicans will become overweight or obese this year alone, with one health expert fearing that the battle to shrink ...
Canopy Growth Corporation, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange as WEED, announced this week that it has formed a partnership with ...
Students from Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay, St James, get information on how to apply to Bryant University in Rhode Island, ...
Director of the Fi Wi Jamaica Project, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, is appealing to citizens to show a greater sense of national responsibility, ...
Several outstanding Jamaicans who have contributed to music, film and cultural development were recognised on Monday (October 16) at the ...


 

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