Jamaica Seeks Chinese Funding to Expand Coffee Industry

Jamaica Seeks Chinese Funding to Expand Coffee Industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Last week Minister Shaw said that Jamaica had requested US$100 million in grant funding from the Chinese Government to advance the development of its coffee industry. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw said the money will be used to rebuild the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee brand. “I have already had […]

Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner apologises over Buju Banton ‘s room search

Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner apologises over Buju Banton ‘s room search

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has apologised to Jamaican reggae artiste Buju Banton, whose hotel room in Port of Spain  was raided on Saturday by police  – claiming to have a search warrant. Following the incident, in which nothing illegal was found in the entertainer’s room, the meeting was held with the Police Commissioner  who […]

Jamaica appoints new Regional Director of Tourism for Canada

Jamaica appoints new Regional Director of  Tourism  for Canada

Angella Bennett  has been appointed Regional Director of Tourism for Canada at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Bennett  who is now based in Toronto,  took up her new posting last week. She brings more than 20 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience to the position, having worked extensively in several markets, including Canada, the […]

Jamaica rated one of the ‘Best Destinations in the World’

Jamaica rated one of the ‘Best Destinations in the World’

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has been listed in the Top 25 “Best Destinations in the World” for 2019 on renowned travel website TripAdvisor. According to a report from the Ministry of Tourism, the TripAdvisor rating ranks the island among destinations such as London, Rome and Paris. Jamaica was ranked  Number 14 on the TripAdvisor Travelers’ […]

Emile Spence appointed interim head of JN Bank Canada office

Emile Spence appointed interim head  of JN Bank Canada office

Emile Spence has assumed leadership of JN Bank’s Canada Representative Office in Toronto, effective February 20. Spence previously worked with the former Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) for more than 30 years in several senior capacities, ranging from branch manager, senior marketing executive, to the general manager of JN Money Services, says a release from […]

BOONOONOONOS BRUNCH

BOONOONOONOS BRUNCH

Dr. Sylvanus Thompson, a member of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board, is surrounded by members of a dance troupe which performed at the annual Boonoonoonos brunch organized by the Jamaican Canadian Association in Toronto. It was held to celebrate Black History Month with a special tribute to the late Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately known as Miss […]

More than 30 artists from Jamaica to perform at A Tribute to the Legends of Reggae

More than 30 artists from  Jamaica to perform  at  A Tribute to the Legends of Reggae

By Stephen Weir Black History Month brings to  Canada  entertainers  from the Caribbean who might not normally  make the   trip  in the cold months. Come February, a  Tribute to the Legends of Reggae  will be held first in Brampton and then in Montreal, with over 30 singers, comedians and musicians from Jamaica,   including  Lieutenant Stitchie, […]

Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

WASHINGTON  — Senator Kamala Harris announced on Monday that she is seeking to become the first African American woman to hold the office of US president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats lining up to take on Donald Trump. Harris, whose mother is from India and father from Jamaica, chose Martin Luther King Jr. Day to confirm […]

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