JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

Dunn’s River Falls to boost Jamaica’s cruise industry

Dunn’s River Falls to boost Jamaica’s cruise industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Michael Belnavis,  Chairman of Jamaica’s National Cruise Council (NCC),  says upgrading of the Dunn’s River Falls attraction in Ocho Rios will further boost Jamaica’s growing cruise sector. Belnavis said that Jamaica was already on course to becoming the number-one cruise destination in the region and that the recent Dunn’s River upgrade has […]

Jamaican government to address mental illness among prison inmates

Jamaican government to address mental illness  among prison inmates

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, State Minister for National Security,  says the Jamaican Government will be putting measures in place to deal with mentally ill people in lock-ups. “There are plans to allocate budgetary and manpower resources to meet the treatment needs of the mentally ill who are incarcerated. We also hope […]

New PNP president says current generation must eliminate poverty in Jamaica

New PNP president says current generation must eliminate poverty in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The new president of the People’s National Party(PNP)  Dr Peter Phillips told supporters on Sunday that the current generation of the organisation will have to fix and eliminate poverty. It is for that reason, Phillips says, he will not apologise for embracing democratic socialism which he insists still has a place in developing 21st-century […]

Online platform to raise awareness on gender-based violence DITORIAL

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has developed a regional online platform – ‘Break the Silence’ – aimed at raising awareness on gender-based violence. A soft launch was held during the International Day Women’s Concert last week  at Emancipation Park, Kingston, under the theme ‘Unite to End Gender-based Violence’. The online platform, […]

Jamaicans abroad to attend conference in Kingston in July

Jamaicans abroad to attend conference in Kingston in July

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaicans overseas will be welcomed home later this year for the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, which will be held from July 23-26, 2017, the foreign ministry has announced. The conference, which will return to the Jamaica Conference Centre in the capital city for the first time in nine years, will focus on […]

Three fined for breaching Code

Three fined for breaching Code

  The West Indies Cricket Board reports  that Jerome Taylor, Damion Jacobs and Cassius Burton were fined for separate breaches of the Code of Conduct during Group B play of the Regional Super50 Tournament. The trio admitted to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Match Referee Stephen Proverbs. So there was no need […]

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