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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 ...
Mr. Bernard was speaking at the launch of a photo exhibition to mark the 70-year milestone and the 10th anniversary of the UWI Open Campus, Jamaica Eastern Region, at Camp Road, Kingston, on April 9. The regional institution, which began in 1948 as a college of the University of London, achieved full ...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Disbarred attorney Harold Brady was today evicted from his home in the upscale community of Cherry Gardens, St Andrew. Men were seen removing furniture and other items from Brady's premises this morning. The disbarred attorney narrowly avoided eviction from his home last ...
Health Minister, Christopher Tufton (right), shakes the hand of Director of Running Events Limited, Alfred Francis (left), during the media launch of the 'Everyone's a Winner' 5k and 10k race on Tuesday (April 10) at the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) headquarters on Old Hope Road in Kingston.
"The good news is that we are in a robust position to absorb external shocks," Clarke told The Gleaner following his inaugural address as finance minister at a Labour Market Forum at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston. "Our reserves at the Bank of Jamaica are at extremely high levels. In fact, some of the ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Darling Street police in downtown Kingston are seeking the public's assistance in re-uniting a woman with her family. She has identified herself as 22-year-old Nomie Whyte, of Cave Valley in Hanover. Whyte was reportedly found wandering on Darling Street in downtown ...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation has advised that several roads in the parish will be closed on Wednesday to facilitate a ceremony commemorating the 145th anniversary of Kingston becoming the capital of Jamaica. KSAMC, in a newspaper advertisement today, ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island's Carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 12.4 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Central police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a new born baby that was found in the vicinity of the National Gallery in downtown Kingston this morning. Reports are that about 9:30 am, the body was found in a black plastic bag by a team from the ...
KINGSTON – The Jamaica parliament has approved an extension of the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North area after it had been imposed ... The results from the survey reveal a steady increase in support for military rule in Jamaica under extraordinary circumstances in the last 10 years.
Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) — As part of its thrust to improve the quality of service and the standard of care in public hospitals and health centres across the island, the Ministry of Health has introduced a Compassionate Care Programme. The launch of the new initiative took place at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Top executives of the world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation visited Port Royal on Monday, continuing the government's push for Port Royal's development as a cruise destination. The Port Royal tour was led jointly by the Ministry of Tourism and the Port Authority of ...
Three women from three very different countries met recently in Kingston, Jamaica. Under normal circumstances, their paths may never have crossed, but these inspiring activists have one thing in common: each of them lost a relative at the hands of the police. As part of their effort to draw attention to the ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An argument between two students turned violent at a high school in Kingston yesterday afternoon. According to police assigned Olympic Gardens station about 1:50 pm, the argument between two male students escalated and a knife was used to inflict a wound to one of the boys.
Amid expansion and modernisation works at the Kingston Container Terminal, now operated by KFTL under concession, the current project aims to modernise the offices at the port. The buildings are largely dated and at odds with the massive investments in new cranes, heavy dredging and increased ...
It will be held concurrently at the St. William Grant Park, in Downtown Kingston and at the Rudolph Elder Park in the eastern parish of St. Thomas. A central feature of the launch is the simultaneous symbolic turning on of Blue lights at all three locations at 6:00 p.m. (local time). The locations were carefully ...
These workshops, which will be held at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, at 9:30 am and the Jamaica Pegasus hotel at 3:00 pm, respectively, will be led by Danny Warshay, award-winning educator, successful entrepreneur, and executive director of the Jonathan M Nelson Center for ...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston Western Police have listed 13 individuals as persons of interest. Investigators believe these individuals can assist them in several matters currently under investigation. They are being asked to report to the Denham Town Criminal Investigations Branch by 6:00 pm ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Michelle Smith, owner of Chocolate Dreams, widely regarded as Jamaica's premier chocolatier, has decided to sweeten up the Jamaica ... At the Jamaica Observer's Food Award's pre-event dinner at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston last night, Smith announced that she has ...
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) will be seeking to maintain its dominance of the Development Bank of Jamaica's (DBJ) National Business Model Competition (NBMC) for tertiary institutions when it contests this year's renewal slated for The Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, from March 22 to 23.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Trench Town (Jamaica) has produced its share of superstars, one Bob Marley comes readily to mind. But when power couple Jay Z and Beyonce showed up in the fabled Jamaican community to film scenes for a music video, residents turned out in numbers. The duo, accompanied ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says a compassionate care programme designed to drive the customer care element in the public health system will be ... He was speaking at the 50th anniversary launch of Biomedical Caledonia Laboratory Limited in Kingston yesterday.
The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has received approximately $6 million towards the rebuilding of the Walker's Place of Safety in Kingston, which was destroyed by fire earlier this year. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency, Rosalee Gage-Grey, made the disclosure to JIS ...
They came down to Kingston and sank $1 million to produce a Middle Eastern movie. Jamaicans woke up one morning to find camels walking through the streets of Kingston. Film producers loved Jamaica. The people are very literate. They are relatively sophisticated and this became more important when ...
These include the lands lying between the Causeway and the terminal, referred to as the West Terminal Lands; those currently occupied by the Kingston Free Zone and the Jamaica International Free Zone; the Old Zinc Factory lands, which are immediately adjacent to the Kingston Freeport Terminal ...
When members of the Chesterfield County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority learned children in Jamaica needed shoes, they didn't hesitate. Sorority members partnered with Shortwood Practising School in Kingston, Jamaica, to provide new shoes for fifth graders at the school as one of their ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it recently completed spray patching works on a number of roadways in four parishes ... Phase two of the spray patching programme, which is set to get underway next week, will benefit the parishes of Westmoreland, Kingston, Manchester, ...
He rose to the occasion, improving SAJ's capabilities to the benefit of the membership, the shipping companies, port employers, port workers, the port of Kingston, and indeed Jamaica. "Past President Geoff Collyer, who was one of the chief negotiators of the 1966 agreement, concurs. He said: 'Tony ...
Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Lorna Goodison, says the talents and gifts possessed by cultural icon, Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou), were “purely Jamaican”. Speaking at the second presentation in the 'Four Women' series held yesterday (March 18) at the Institute of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Approximately 123 people, including three wanted men, were taken into custody for processing during the first 24 hours of the State of Public Emergency in St Catherine North. Twenty-seven remain in custody, while the other 96 have been processed and released. Four members of ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The standard of living of 43,000 residents of Northern Clarendon and Western Kingston is expected to significantly improve under a US$6.45 million project to be jointly implemented over the next three years by several United Nations (UN) agencies in partnership with the ...
A beautiful old colonial house in the heart of Kingston, Devon House was built for Jamaica's first black millionaire, George Stiebel. The house is filled with antiques and the gardens have a lovely array of flowers. Next to it there's also a collection of interesting gift shops, cafes and restaurants around a lovely ...
The Government will be spending $566 million to construct and improve police stations and other buildings in the new financial year. Part of the funding will go towards the construction of the autopsy suite in Kingston and the construction of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) divisional headquarters in ...
1) David Reid otherwise called 'BJ' of Greenwich Park Road, Kingston 5 and St William Pathway, Kingston 12. 2) Mikail Green otherwise called 'Mosquito' or 'Blacks' of Brynes Street, Kingston 12. 3) Leonardo Campbell otherwise called 'Money' of Harris Street, Kingston 13. 4) Rohan James alias 'Warder' ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Social media, especially Twitter users, have been in a frenzy all afternoon after pop power couple Jay Z and Beyonce were spotted in the Kingston 12 area shooting scenes for a music video on a “yeng yeng” bike. So far, some Twitter users have reported seeing the couple in Jones ...
WITH the twinning of the cities of Kingston, Jamaica, and Miramar, Florida, now being formalised, a track and field competition between high school athletes from the two cities is being explored, Kingston Mayor Senator Delroy Williams said Tuesday. “They want their schools to participate in a competition ...
The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, today (March 13) passed a Resolution in support of the twinning of the City of Kingston with the City of Miramar, Florida, in the United States. The City of Miramar is home to a large Jamaican diaspora, many of whom have contributed in significant ways to ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Earthquake Unit at the University of West Indies, Mona that a very minor earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 was felt in Harbour View, Kingston about 9:53 am this morning. According to the unit the epicenter of the quake was in the Jacks Hill area of St Andrew with a focal depth ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is encouraging recording and performing artistes to play an integral part in the fight against crime by using their music as a source of inspiration to promote peace and love in the society. Speaking at a Reggae Month reception on the lawns of ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers. Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, ...
Kingston Freeport says the upgrading, along with the completion of dredging to deepen the shipping channel, makes it possible for Jamaica to accept calls from vessels with capacities up to 14,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). The company, which manages the Kingston Container Terminal under a ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A security guard was shot and injured and a firearm seized during an alleged confrontation with the police last night in Love Lane, central Kingston. According to reports a police team was on mobile patrol in the area around 11:25 pm when they observed the guard acting in a ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) says a geological study recently conducted by CGG Robertson of the United Kingdom has revealed further “encouraging” signs for possible petroleum potential on and off-shore Jamaica. “The investigations, which were carried out over ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that a blown Jamaica Public Service (JPS) transformer at its Well H facility has impacted water supply distribution on the Eastern Headwork's series of relift stations. This has resulted in customers in some sections of St Catherine ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided over $8 billion in funding support for businesses islandwide since the start of ... Managing Director, Milverton Reynolds, says the funds have been made available through equity funding under the Jamaica Venture Capital ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Scotia Jamaica Microfinance Company Limited, formerly traded as CrediScotia, has changed its name to LASCO Microfinance Limited, effective December 1, 2017. The move follows the November 2017 acquisition of CrediScotia by LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL).
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has extended its deepest condolences to the family of former councillor for the Mocho Division of the Clarendon North Central constituency, Helene Fay Simpson. The party in a release last evening said Simpson who served as Councillor from 1998 ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fitch Ratings Agency yesterday affirmed Jamaica's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'B' and revised the outlook from “stable” to “positive”. The rating action, according to a release from the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, was predicated on the ...
Uriel James, the leader of the reputed Rose Town-based Discipline Gang was this morning shot and injured in the parking lot of the Spartan Health Club in New Kingston. James was leaving the club shortly before 8 o'clock when two men dressed like construction workers opened fire. One of the bullets ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Denham Town police have issued an appeal for help identifying the body of a man that was found in a culvert on Spanish Town Road in Kingston this morning. The unidentified man is thought to have been in the region of 60 years old. Residents reportedly summoned the police ...


 

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