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 […]

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 […]

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