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(JIS) The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working on building a framework for Kingston to fully operate as a musical economic zone. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a reggae month reception on the lawns of Jamaica House on February 20. “Having received the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, […]

JAMAICA’S leading information technology magnate Douglas Halsall still has a little way yet to complete his current fixation, which is to fully digitalise operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona. But he has already moved on to his next inclination, which is to start the Caribbean’s first major Internet retailer business, […]

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as “wicked”, the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons’ accounts under the guise of special fees. He was speaking at a service yesterday, at St Anne’s Roman Catholic […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has commended outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he has played in raising the profile of bilateral relations between the countries and securing meaningful cooperation to positively impact the lives of Jamaicans. He was speaking at a reception […]

The Prime Minister of Grenada has promised to hold those accountable if payments to public workers suffer “undue delays”. Keith Mitchell, who is also the country’s finance minister, made the pledge during a meeting with permanent secretaries and finance officers last week. He explained that he called the meeting because of serious concerns stemming from […]

ST GEORGE’S (CMC) — Grenada celebrated its 44th anniversary of political independence from Britain yesterday with the traditional military parade, a public holiday and Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell keeping an eye firmly on next month’s general election. “This current generation of Grenadians who have inherited the victories and achievements from slavery to independence, has carried […]

Wedged between Brazil and Venezuela, Guyana could easily go unnoticed. It has fewer than 750,000 people and a per capita income of $4,300, half the regional average, qualifying it as the hemisphere’s third-poorest nation. At the moment, Guyana also might be its luckiest. Having struck big oil offshore starting in 2015, industry experts reckon total reserves at around 2 billion […]

JamaicaObserver.com Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are being urged to loosen their chokehold on the concept of sovereignty and move now to fully embrace all tenets of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, specifically the Caribbean Single, Market and Economy (CSME). The call was made by Jamaica’s former Prime Minister Bruce Golding who chaired a commission appointed in […]

New Area Development Manager for North America, Central America and the Caribbean Athletics Association –NACAC AA The NACAC Council in its meeting February 3, 2018 chose Professor Luis Roberto Reeves as the new Development Manager in the Area Association that consists of 31 Member Federations and 4 Associate Members. An experienced, bilingual athletics national coach […]

No murders were reported in St James last week even as 26 persons were killed across the island. Police statistics show that over the past three weeks only one murder has been recorded in St James, where a public state of emergency is in effect. This has led to a 50 per cent reduction in […]


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