Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

KINGSTON,  Jamaica  – American singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, whose mother was of Jamaican descent, has been accorded Jamaica’s fourth highest order — the Order of Merit — for outstanding contribution in the field of music. Belafonte, 91, was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing calypso music with an international audience in […]

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Supreme Court of Jamaica granted an injunction last Friday preventing the board of management of the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, from blocking a five-year-old girl from entering the school because of her dreadlocked hairstyle. The injunction was granted on a motion filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a human […]

Caitlin Chang wins historic silver medal in fencing

Caitlin Chang wins historic silver medal in fencing

Jamaica’s Caitlin Chang won an historic silver medal in the final of fencing’s individual epee competition at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on Saturday. It’s the first fencing medal won by a Jamaican at a multi-sport event. Chang, who began competing in the morning session, took silver after going down 10-15 […]

Sandals Montego Bay Is Jamaica’s newest resort

Sandals Montego Bay Is Jamaica’s newest resort

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Sandals Resorts has introduced its re-imagined and renovated flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay. First opened nearly four decades ago by founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts International Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Montego Bay has remained the heart of Sandals Resorts as the company has grown, expanding across multiple brands and islands to achieve […]

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them. This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and […]

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains – Andrew Wheatley

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains  – Andrew Wheatley

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s  Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the country must stake its claim on all local strains of marijuana for research and development. Jamaica is said to have some of the finest marijuana strains in the world, which include the Jamaican Lamb’s Breath (or Lamb’s Bread) and Marley’s Collie. […]

Retired British couple murdered in Jamaica

Retired British couple murdered in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican police are investigating  the murder of  a British couple in Mount Pleasant  in  the parish of Portland. Halford Anderson, 75, also called ‘Charlie’ and his wife, 71-year-old Florence Anderson, also called ‘Gayle’, were found dead about 1:30 p.m. on Friday According to local media reports, residents discovered  the man’s body near […]

Caribbean businesses invited to explore opportunities in Cuba

Caribbean businesses invited to explore opportunities in Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Businesses in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean are being encouraged to explore opportunities for trade and investment with Cuba. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Cuba, Rogelio Sierra Diaz, said his Government is seeking to widen cooperation with countries in the region under its foreign investment law. “We are now promoting trade […]

Miss Lou’s treasured stories and poems discovered at book sale in UK

Miss Lou’s treasured stories and poems  discovered at book sale in UK

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) says a signed copy of one of the first books written by the late Dr Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley has been discovered at a second-hand book sale in the United Kingdom (UK). The book titled Anancy Stories and Jamaica Dialect Poems, which was written in 1944 […]

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