CARIBBEAN NEWS

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To show their commitment to Marley’s life, legacy and cultural significance, Grant said Irie Jam Radio will host an ‘earthstrong’ celebration, billed ‘The Birth of A King’, on Tuesday, February 6, at SOB7s Club in Manhattan. The event will feature the performance of a rising superstar out of Kingston, recording artiste Dre Island, who will […]

A year before he chose Zion in 1981, Jamaica’s most famous son Robert Nesta Marley, OM hailed the transformation of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe with a stirring performance at the Independence Day celebrations in Salisbury. On April 21,1978 at the One Peace Concert in Kingston, he united then Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley and leader […]

An elusive felon busted 16 years ago for trying to sell 25 pounds of marijuana in New Jersey was captured Tuesday in Jamaica, where he has been making a living as a DJ. Davey Scott attempted to sell the pot to an undercover detective with the Bergen County prosecutor’s office narcotics task force in December […]

The French government has officially acknowledged that to err is human for citizens when dealing with officials and bureaucracy. Legislation passed with a show of hands in the Assemblée Nationale in Paris allows for the “right to make mistakes” without being punished. However, the government’s patience is limited: citizens will be forgiven just one error […]

Nicaragua (0W-1D-2L, 1 point) rallied from a pair of deficits to secure a 2-2 draw with Jamaica (0-1-2, 1 point) to clinch third place in Group B in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Tuesday at Ato Boldon Stadium. Nicaragua, which earned its first-ever point after six all-time CU20W games, finished third in the group on […]

Hugh Masekela, the celebrated South African musician, died yesterday in Johannesburg at age 78. According to a statement from his family, he succumbed to a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”. The prolific trumpeter recorded over 40 albums in a 60-year career that saw most of his best work done in the United States […]

THE agriculture ministry says it will be spending $100 million to help with flood damage repair and recovery in the parishes of Portland, St Mary and Trelawny, which have suffered agricultural and infrastructure damage of more than $342 million from recent heavy rains. Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda, who made the announcement in the House of […]

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says industry players are satisfied that visitors are still coming to Montego Bay, St James, despite the declaration of a state of public emergency in the parish last Thursday. Bartlett, who was scheduled yesterday to meet with travel agents and destination bookers as it relates to future bookings for the country, […]

A directive in 2016 by the Auditor General’s Department that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) should take action to recover the retirement benefits paid to former executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica is to be carried out by the public body following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. Two former executives of […]

he Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of lessening the plight of the nation’s most vulnerable children. Members of the private sector and the public must also act if these youngsters are to see a brighter future, many-time World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has asserted. In a speedy response to the fire that destroyed […]


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