Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  — The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will resume its regional and international operations from July 6 on a phased basis out of its hub in Jamaica. The airline, like many others worldwide, was grounded as countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has […]

WMO warns of effects of Saharan dust on the Caribbean

WMO warns of effects of Saharan dust on the Caribbean

GENEVA – The World Meteorological Office (WMO)  said on Friday that the massive dust storm currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, is posing a significant threat to regional health and has noted the importance of having effective warning systems in place. The storm arrived in the Eastern Caribbean from North Africa, affecting a wide […]

Governor General will no longer wear offensive medal

Governor General  will no longer wear offensive medal

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has announced that he will no longer be wearing the insignia of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) containing the offending image depicting St Michael standing on the neck of a chained black man. This follows his acknowledgement of concerns raised by citizens over […]

Holness appeals to OACPS to mount a campaign to assist developing countries

Holness appeals to OACPS to mount a campaign to assist developing countries

NAIROBI, Kenya — Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed the “hard earned gains of sustainable development” and appealed to the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to mount a campaign to assist developing countries gain access to emergency liquidity support. Addressing the one-day virtual extraordinary inter-sessional summit of […]

Jamaica open to international travel from June 15

Jamaica open to international travel from June 15

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – The Jamaica government is to reopen the country’s ports for entry for the repatriation of Jamaicans on Monday and to international travellers on June 15. The announcement was made to tourism stakeholders in a letter signed by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. This came as Jamaicans headed back to work on Monday […]

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange,  will be the guest speaker at the  online Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat seminar  which will be held today,  starting at 2.00 pm.  Forrest will address the topic “Diaspora Investment Opportunities: Rechanneling Remittances Towards Productive Capital & Climate Finance.” According to a news release from […]

Billboard names Beenie Man winner Of Verzuz battle

Billboard names Beenie Man winner Of Verzuz battle

Billboard, the American music magazine, has named Beenie Man the champion of Sunday’s friendly clash with long-time dancehall rival Bounty Killer, during  the Verzuz battle. However, it named Bounty Killer the ‘people’s champion’ for his “off-the-cuff adlibs and manic energy.” According to Billboard, Beenie Man had the edge in 13 of the 26 rounds while […]

Officials wrong to order deportation of Jamaica-born man, says US court

Officials wrong to order deportation of Jamaica-born man, says US court

CONNECTICUT, United States  — A federal appeals court has reversed a decision by immigration authorities to deport a Connecticut man because he was convicted of felony assault 19 years ago, when he was 18, despite state officials having pardoned him. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled last Thursday that […]

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