Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership bids to acquire Toronto radio station CKFG (G98.7

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership  bids to acquire Toronto  radio station CKFG (G98.7

By Lincoln DePradine Tomorrow  will be an important juncture in efforts by various parties to acquire ownership of  Toronto radio station  CKFG (G98.7), the FM radio station once owned by the late Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur , Fitzroy Gordon. It will be the closing day for the submission of ownership bids to acquire the station, which some […]

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85 at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican sprinter leaves field behind in world-leading 10.85  at Rome Diamond League

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 10.85 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the women’s 100m last week in the Rome Diamond League meeting in Italy, extending her unbeaten run in the event to six straight this season. Thompson-Herah, who took over the world lead from compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who ran 10.86 seconds in Kingston on August […]

Former Jamaica prime minister urges CARICOM to be more united

Former Jamaica prime minister urges CARICOM  to be more united

Former Jamaica prime minister has warned against fragmentation of the regional integration grouping, CARICOM, and is urging regional leaders to ensure that the Caribbean is present “at the table” as negotiations continue for a new world order. Patterson was part of a virtual panel discussion on Sunday as part of the Bocas Lit Fest that […]

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

Jamaica establishes Tourism Advocacy Council

The Jamaica government has announced the establishment of a Tourism Advocacy Council that it says is  necessary “to create and craft a new narrative, but also to have another voice” within the sector. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, said the Council, comprising non-tourism stakeholders, will be led by Dr. Wesley Hughes, the former chief executive officer […]

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding

Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives  in rural Ontario riding

OTTAWA — Jamaica-born Leslyn Lewis, the Toronto lawyer who finished third in the federal Conservative leadership race last month, says she’ll seek election as an MP in a rural Ontario riding. Lewis said on Tuesday she hopes to run in Haldimand-Norfolk, held since 2004 by Conservative stalwart Diane Finley. Finley announced in August that she […]

Voters are expecting the Jamaica Labour Party to deliver on its promises

Voters are expecting the Jamaica Labour Party  to deliver on its promises

By Carlton Joseph Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) says it was satisfied that last week’s general election in Jamaica was “conducted fairly and in the main free from fear”.  The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) was returned to power, winning 48 seats to the People’s National Party (PNP) 15 seats.   The huge […]

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The only woman who was convicted in Grenada for the 1983 murder of the country’s Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, has died. Jamaica-born Phyllis Coard, 73, died at a hospital in Kingston on Sunday.  She was the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard, who was believed to be the […]

Reggae Boy Kelly hat-trick headlines Caribbean scoring spree

Reggae Boy Kelly hat-trick headlines  Caribbean scoring spree

NEW YORK — Jamaican Dane Kelly netted a hat-trick to fire Charlotte Independence to their third win in four outings in the United Soccer League last weekend, headlining a productive round of matches for Caribbean marksmen. Playing at Sportsplex at Matthews in North Carolina last Saturday, the 29-year-old Kelly banged in a brace in the […]

Returning residents want 50 per cent cut in port storage fees

Returning residents want 50 per cent cut in port storage fees

Statement released to the media last week, the association pointed out  that many Jamaicans who have shipped their belongings as they returned home, have not been able to retrieve them in a timely manner as a result of measures associated with COVID-19. “All returning residents who had shipped their belongings and may have paid their […]

Culture ministry to release commemorative stamps for Miss Lou’s centenary

Culture ministry to release commemorative stamps  for Miss Lou’s centenary

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, has announced the release of commemorative postage stamps on September 7, as part of the celebration of the centenary of Louise Bennett-Coverley, “Miss Lou”. “My ministry commissioned the Miss Lou commemorative stamps last year as one of the celebratory activities to mark her […]

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