Chinese-owned alumina plant in Jamaica aims for monthly exports

Chinese-owned alumina plant in Jamaica aims for monthly exports

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), the Chinese entity that owns and operates the Alpart refinery in Jamaica, is aiming to upgrade the plant and increase its capacity to facilitate the exportation of a minimum one shipment of alumina every month. Assistant Managing Director of JISCO Alpart Jamaica, Sun Jing, disclosed that […]

‘Sustainable food systems’ vital to combat overweight and obesity in Latin America and Caribbean- FAO Director-General

‘Sustainable food systems’ vital to combat overweight  and obesity in Latin America and Caribbean- FAO Director-General

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday. “Eradicating hunger must not be our only concern […] in a region where 7 per cent of children […]

Golden performances by Jamaica’s gymnasts in Canada

Golden performances by Jamaica’s gymnasts  in Canada

Jamaica’s Junior Development gymnasts established several gold ribbon performances at the Strathcona Challenge in Edmonton over the weekend. The young gymnasts easily shook off their pre-tournament jitters as they opened Friday’s first day in good nick, courtesy of the Level Three team which won in all four age group categories. Victoria Lewis, the youngest member […]

Jamaican prime minister urges artistes to promote peace and love through music

Jamaican prime minister urges artistes to promote peace and love through music

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged 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. Holness, who was speaking at a Reggae Month reception last week said while music sometimes […]

Jamaica gets major cruise endorsement – tourism minister

Jamaica gets major cruise endorsement – tourism minister

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica’s cruise sector is poised for even further growth, following commitments and “glowing reviews” from the world’s major cruise lines. Bartlett, who recently attended Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Puerto Rico, said a recent trip to Carnival Corporation’s headquarters in Miami resulted in one of “the biggest cruise […]

Jamaican senate approves bill to absolve national heroes from criminal liability

Jamaican senate approves bill to absolve national heroes  from criminal liability

KINGSTON, Jamaica — History was made in the Jamaican Parliament last week when the Senate approved the Bill entitled, ‘The National Heroes and other Freedom Fighters (Absolution from Criminal Liability in Respect of Specified Acts) Act, 2017’. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, who piloted the Bill in the House of Representatives, […]

Jamaica National Expands its Expo in Canada

Jamaica National Expands its Expo in Canada

“Connect. Learn. Grow.”  That’s the  theme of  this year’s Jamaica National (JN)  Group Expo to be held at the Pearson Convention Centre  in the Greater Toronto  Area on April 28  and  at Hotel Ruby Foo’s in Montreal on April 30. The  JN  Group says  it was so overwhelmed by the success of its inaugural  exposition […]