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The Mandy Premier League (MPL) will join a number of other sporting bodies and execs in raising funds for Derrick "Pretty-boy" Edwards and Danny Benjamin who both face drug charges in Jamaica. Edwards and Benjamin, were arrested last month after less than 4 pounds of cannabis were found in ...
He implored members of the society to "take the necessary action and to embark on activities that will inspire our fellow Jamaicans, affirm our values and energise our people for voluntary service in building a brighter Jamaica". The Governor-General said the awardees have used their talents to give ...

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), views displays at the booth of business entity, ListenMi Caribbean Limited, being shown to him by Chief Executive Officer, Kenia Mattis (left), during Friday's (April 27) closing ceremony for the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Innovation Grant ...
Jamaica will host the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) conference from April 30 to May 4, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, under the theme: 'An Integrated Approach Against Serious and Organised Crime - Implications for Regional Growth ...
Lawrence Watson, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), said on RJR's midday newscast last Tuesday that, the JCC does not support the call for an immediate end to the SOE in St James. I interviewed then president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura ... lobbyists
"As you are to be removed on a specially chartered flight to Jamaica" on route to visit 63y/o Jamaican Grandmother in #YarlsWood handed this yesterday. STOP THE CHARTER FLIGHT! Join us outside the Home Office, 1pm Tues #WindrushJustice #Windrush #AmnestyNow pic.twitter.com/k5IMbHi08O. woman UK

Another stellar Swing Ting project has landed in time for the summer months, with the Manchester crew tapping collective affiliate Alexx A-Game for a new boisterous mixtape. With the likes of Ill Blu, Swiftee and Famous Eno locked in for production duty, the mixtape fuses new and old, with a few ... woman UK
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Saturday April 28, 2018 – Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the Jamaica Moves campaign into Caribbean Moves, with the objective of reducing the region's growing rate of persons living with ... woman UK
Speaking with JIS News at the handover ceremony, deputy director general, regulatory affairs, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Rohan Campbell, said the project aims to reduce power usage from the public grid as well as aircraft generators, to provide power while an aircraft is at the gate. woman UK
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), presents Fabian Brown (right) with his award for Community service and Development. Mr. Brown was among 65 persons who were conferred with the Prime Minister's Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for 2017, during a ceremony held ... woman UK
A charity ball is one of several year-long activities to be undertaken by the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. Established in 1978, the Centre motivates young mothers to choose education instead of continuous motherhood. The ball will take place on ... woman UK
Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge (right), engages Kingston High School students, Deandrea Gardner (second left), and Treshana Goodger (second right) in discussion during a function at the Sagicor Auditorium, New Kingston, on ... woman UK
State Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Zavia Mayne (left), speaking during the launch of the 2016 Jamaica Youth Activity Survey at the Mona Visitors' Lodge, St. Andrew, on Wednesday (April 25). Seated (from second left) are Statistician, Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Marsha ... woman UK
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) launched its 'Too Much Junk' online petition in Jamaica on Monday (April 23), in the hope of reducing obesity in children across the country. The petition is part of a regional campaign aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among children. The launch took place at ... woman UK
He is going to continue to fight, but since returning to Jamaica he is starting afresh with some new opportunities provided by the British High Commission: it has sponsored him for a short media course at the University of the West Indies, something he says will help him to re-integrate, and broaden ... UK
JAMAICA is set to chair the next Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) when elections are held tomorrow at the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) in London, England. Four Jamaicans are contesting the elections to fill three of the positions on the council's executive, a release from the Ministry of ... UK
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie (third left) cuts the ribbon symbolising the official handover of four new fire trucks to the Jamaica Fire Brigade during a ceremony at the fire boat station, Newport East, Kingston, on April 16. Others sharing in the moment ... UK

Bartlett noted that the new model of TEF, restructured to operate as Jamaica's Centre of Tourism Innovation, will “create the added value that the industry needs to go one step further, by being ahead of competition and defining the new ways in which Jamaica is going to remain top-of-mind in the industry”. UK
Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke (centre), shares a joke with Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry (left), and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Country Department General Manager, Therese Turner-Jones, during the ... UK
London (CNN) The British government has been criticized for a guide published in 2013 that urges people deported from the UK to Jamaica to "try to be 'Jamaican'" and adopt a "local accent" upon arrival. The guide, published first in March 2013 and updated in November 2015, was widely criticized after ... UK
Her previous posts in the foreign service include deputy permanent representative of Jamaica to the United Nations in the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations (UN) in New York NY). She has also served previously on two occasions at the Jamaican High Commission in London, including ... UK
Jamaica's Public Affairs and Religious Liberty director Nigel Coke said the stance by the PSOJ is long overdue and very timely. ... organization who violate the constitutional rights of workers to worship on the day they choose,” said Everett Brown, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica. UK
“Jamaica remains committed to cooperating with international bodies and other Member States to combat corruption in the forms of bribery, international graft, and organized crime. Organized crime affects us all and Jamaica is currently engaged at the domestic and international levels to find meaningful ... UK
The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has said that she has nothing but praise for the Jamaica Team which came out of the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia with a record 27 medals. “It is the first time that Jamaica is winning this many ... UK
“We must all play a major part in deciding the kind of Jamaica we want to live in – a country that is climate-resilient and able to withstand the shocks of climate change, one that is firmly on the path to sustainable development, or one that is always at the mercy of the adverse impacts of climate change ... UK
Alando Terrelonge (right) speaking with CONCACAF Instructor, Vin Blaine, during the opening ceremony for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 'D License' coaching course in Jamaica on April 11 at the University of the West Indies (UWI)/Jamaica ... UK
Daryl Vaz (right), is in discussion with General Manager, Caribbean Region, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Jason Nestor. Occasion was a Blockchain Design Workshop put on by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority in Kingston ... UK
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett urged more Jamaicans to embrace innovative tourism enterprises, such as Airbnb, as they have the potential to have a major impact on the local economy. He noted that in 2017 some 910 Kingston hosts earned a collective US$2.4 ... UK
Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (left) is being shown strawberry seedlings by Director of Jamaica Floral Products Limited/Evergrow Garden Centre, Burrell Scarlett, at an Evergrow seminar on fertiliser use, at Caymanas Golf and Country ... UK
Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmond Bartlett (third left), makes a point to Vice President of the Jamaica Home Sharing Association, Sheri-Ann Llewellyn (left), at the launch of Airbnb's Kingston Host Club at Devon House, St. Andrew, on Tuesday (April 10). Also sharing in the ... UK
Photo: Contributed Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (8th left, front row) and Minister of Education, Youth, and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (12th left, front row), are with the first cohort of participants to be certified under the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) programme. UK
In a precedence-setting move, CEO/Commissioner of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker, has been elected by the membership of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to serve as Chairperson of the WCO's Capacity Building Committee (CBC). She has the distinction of ... UK
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday April 3, 2018 – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a champion of freedom. The anti-apartheid freedom campaigner died yesterday in her homeland, South Africa, after a long illness. She was 81 years old. Holness said Winnie ... UK
GOLD COAST, Australia — Swimmer and reigning Sportswoman of the Year, Alia Atkinson with great pride led Jamaica's contingent into the Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia during the opening ceremony to signal the start of the 21st Commonwealth Games a short while ago. UK
Meanwhile, Jamaica, which will begin its quest for glory on the opening day of action - Wednesday night (Jamaica time) - will be competing in 15 sporting disciplines, the largest number ever for the country. Of the 15 sports, Jamaica will be participating for the first time in triathlon, wrestling, lawn bowl and ... UK
The April 9 event is being held under the patronage of the Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy H Williams and hosted by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation. It will be held under the theme “Caribbean Cities: Honouring the Past, Embracing a Smart Future.” The Caribbean Conference of ... UK
KINGSTON, Jamaica — It's now official. The Miss Jamaica World franchise now belongs to Crown of Beauty Jamaica Limited. The announcement was made today via a press release issued to the media. Crown of Beauty Jamaica Limited's principals are playwright, actor and marketing guru Aston Cooke ... UK
The country's technical capacity for wildland (bush) fire investigation will be significantly improved following a one-week training of personnel from the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Jamaica Constabulary Force and Office of the Director for Public Prosecution. The training held last month, was facilitated by ... UK
The book, The Long Road to Progress for Jamaica, was written as part of his contribution for what he hopes will be the realisation of the dream to find sustainable progress for Jamaica after 55 years of Independence. Guest speaker at the launch was Professor Neville Ying, pro chancellor for The Mico ... UK
Jamaica may be best known for its beachy resort towns and all-inclusive resorts, but it's easier than ever to explore the eastern half of the island. Rent a rugged 4x4 in Kingston and head straight to the island's lush Blue Mountains, home to stunning coffee plantations, ultra-luxe resorts, and quiet slivers of ... UK
Caymanians are in for a treat on May 12, 2018 at Crowns Square when JN Money hosts “I Love Jamaica Day: Dweet fi di Likes”. The event will take the form of a family fun-day/expo that will highlight key components of Jamaican culture. The JN Group has previously hosted 'I Love Jamaica Day' in the UK ... UK
Sharing in the moment are (from left): Acting Director, University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, Patrick Pendergast; Teacher at the Montego Bay Community College, Vinette Fearon-Hall; Coordinator at the University of Technology, Sophia McIntosh; and Executive Member of the Mo Bay City ... UK
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is undertaking seismic work along the island's North Coast. Group General Manager for the PCJ, Winston Watson, speaking at a recent JIS 'Think Tank', said that the explorers have found two small oil seeps in Trelawny. He noted that they have tested the oil, ... UK
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 Caribbean island to formally ... UK
Expo Jamaica 2018 Co-Chairman, Richard Coe (left), outlining details of this year's 46th staging of the biennial trade show slated for April 19 to 22 at the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, during a JIS Think Tank at the Agency's head office. Looking on is Manager for ... UK
Photo: Claudia Gardner Former National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague (2nd left), looks on as Canada's High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Laurie Peters (2nd right), unveils a plaque marking the official opening of the Caribbean Special Tactics Centre (CSTC) at the Jamaica ... UK
The ministry said the evening will feature first class entertainment by some of Jamaica's outstanding performers including the National Dance Theatre Company, Xaymaca Dance Company, ASHE Performing Arts Company, gospel artiste Jermaine Edwards, singing trio One Third, and the Jamaican Folk ... UK
In this regard, Dr. Chang said not only is there need to engage young professionals and demonstrate to them what opportunities exist, but stakeholders must repeatedly emphasize that BPO is the way of the world today and that developing the industry islandwide “is part of linking Jamaica with the ... UK
Out of a strong desire to be of service to others, a group of five youths and eight adults from Faith Lutheran Church in Little Falls traveled to Jamaica in February for nine days. They found that they were often impacted even more deeply than those they went to help. “The boys at Sunbeam (Boys Home in ... UK
Photo: Adrian Walker Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade, (left) addresses journalists at a press conference on Sunday (March 18) at Jamaica House, during which Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, declared a State of Public Emergency now in effect in the St. Catherine North ... UK


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