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 […]

Jamaica turns down UK offer of new maximum security jail

Jamaica turns down UK offer of new maximum security jail

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – The government of Jamaica has turned down the United Kingdom’s offer to assist in the building of a new maximum-security prison in the island. This was disclosed in the Senate on Friday by minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith. “This administration does not believe that the terms […]

Enough qualified Jamaicans to fill the post of Commissioner of Police – Security Minister

Enough qualified Jamaicans to fill the post  of  Commissioner of Police – Security Minister

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of National Security,  Robert Montague, says there are sufficiently qualified candidates in Jamaica to fill the post of Commissioner of Police. The Minister, who was addressing members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) at the Half Moon Hotel in Rose Hall, St. James, last […]

‘One Love: The Bob Marley Musical’ for British stage

‘One Love: The Bob Marley Musical’ for British stage

BIRMINGHAM, England – “One Love: The Bob Marley Musical” will premiere at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in the United Kingdom this year. Actor, playwright, broadcaster and singer Kwame Kwei-Armah will direct the musical that he previously wrote and premiered at Baltimore Center Stage, where he is artistic director. “Few artistes have had as big an […]

‘Jamaica now has the same vibe as Trini carnival’ – Patrice

‘Jamaica now has the same vibe as Trini carnival’ – Patrice

KINGSTON, Jamaica  -Trinidadian soca artiste Patrice Roberts was the headliner of  Bacchanal 2017  New Year fete  and band launch at at Mas Camp, St Andrew, on Saturday. Her 30-minute performance ran the gamut of new 2017 material, like Big Girl Now, to her more popular hits such asOld & Grey and A Little Wine. Commenting […]

Jamaica’s tourism minister receives World Travel award

Jamaica’s tourism minister receives World   Travel award

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has been awarded the World’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Travel, at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final held in the Maldives, Southern Asia on Friday. Jamaica and local tourism partners also copped several prestigious awards at the event. “I am very […]

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