‘We have to pay for our development by growing our economy’ – Jamaican prime minister Holness

‘We have  to pay for our development by growing our economy’  – Jamaican prime minister Holness

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness  told fellow nationals in  Mississauga, Ontario last Thursday  that  Jamaica’s debt to GDP ratio will fall below one hundred per cent by the end of the financial year. “This is not a political achievement. It is a national achievement. But it is forcing us now to pay for our development […]

Jamaica partners with UNDP to implement early warning systems

Jamaica partners with UNDP to implement early warning systems

KINGSTON, Jamaica– As part of  its efforts to strengthen disaster resilience in vulnerable communities, the Jamaican government is partnering with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to implement early warning systems in four parishes. Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie said the initiative will be undertaken in St Catherine, St Mary, Portland and […]

Judge Tulloch tells Ryerson graduates they have the responsibility ‘to change the world’

Judge Tulloch tells Ryerson graduates they have  the responsibility ‘to change the world’

By Lincoln DePradine Over his career as a legal practitioner, Michael Tulloch has received numerous awards. Still, he is “humbled’’ by the latest -an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University. “It’s a great honour; I’m humbled by it. This is an amazing institution,’’ Tulloch, an Ontario judge, told the Caribbean Camera  yesterday after […]

Nesta Carter loses appeal

Nesta Carter loses appeal

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee’s decision to strip him and Jamaica’s men’s sprint relay team of their gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Switzerland-based court handed down the ruling on Thursday, six months after the appeal was […]

Jamaica and US amend open skies agreement to enhance commerce

Jamaica and US amend open skies agreement  to enhance commerce

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica and the United States of America have revised their Open Skies Air Transport Agreement to further strengthen the aviation partnership between the two countries and deepen commercial and economic ties. Under an amendment signed yesterday, the Governments have agreed to allow all cargo airlines from their respective countries to continue to third […]

Scotiabank to sponsor investment forum

Scotiabank  to sponsor  investment forum

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Scotiabank has signed a (Jamaican) $6-million sponsorship agreement with Jamaica Promotions  Corporation (JAMPRO) for the Jamaica Investment Forum, scheduled to take place at the Montego Bay Conference Centre from June 12 to 14. The conference is being held under the theme ‘Setting the Stage – Why Invest in Jamaica,’ and is expected […]

Jamaican women’s team wins Penn Relays 4×100 gold

Jamaican women’s team wins Penn Relays 4×100 gold

PHILADELPHIA –  The  Jamaican  women’s 4x100m team won the Pennsylvania Relays gold in the  USA vs The World  series on Saturday  at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The team of Gayon Evans, Kerron Stewart, Schillone Calvert-Powell, and Jura Levy ran 43.14 seconds to beat two American teams and Guyana and retained the title they won last […]

Belleville college students build houses in Jamaica

Belleville college students build houses in Jamaica

Twenty-three students from a Catholic college in Belleville, Ontario along with four of their  teachers, spent eight days in Jamaica during the  recent March break. But they were not there  as regular Canadian tourist  just to enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea. The students from  Nicholson Catholic college were  hard at work building […]

Jamaican author Garfield Ellis dies at 57

Jamaican author Garfield Ellis dies at 57

Jamaica-born author Garfield Ellis died on Friday at the Scarborough General hospital in Toronto after a battle with cancer. He was 57. Ellis who grew up in Jamaica, was the eldest of nine children. He studied marine engineering, management and public relations in Jamaica and completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University […]

Usain Bolt in the pepper sauce business

Usain Bolt in the pepper sauce business

Usain Bolt is bringing Caribbean flavors to Australia with his Usain’s Insane Hot Sauces. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist decided to do more than just get a sponsorship deal with a brand that is already established and instead made the move to get in contact with chilli farmers to create his own product. According to […]