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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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is confirmed that a student of Jamaican heritage was killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. She is 17-year-old Helena Ramsey. The shooter shot and killed 17 students. In a statement, foreign affairs minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, expressed condolences to the family of the […]

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 […]

Among the shining stars of this weekend’s opening of the Marvel Studios’ superhero movie “Black Panther” were Letitia Wright from Guyana and Winston Duke of Tobago, who gave notable performances in the Hollywood blockbuster. The pair are riding the success of the anticipated film, which had record-setting advance ticket sales and is in the middle […]

The word from the Jamaican camp at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, is that the team is united, coaches are in place and there will be no equipment change. The positive outlook comes in response to reports that the team’s driving coach, Sandra Kiriasis, quit the post today and could take with […]

Danielle Herrington is full of emotion after being named this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit  cover girl. The 24-year-old model is the third black woman to ever be featured on the cover of the annual publication, following Tyra Banks and Beyonce. Herrington tells ET that she’s still in disbelief to have her name be affiliated with such powerful women. “That makes […]

NEW YORK, USA — Hundreds of reggae lovers and Bob Marley fans, some coming from as far as New Jersey, Connecticut, and upstate New York squeezed inside SOB’s in Manhattan for Irie Jam’s Bob Marley, 73rd birthday celebration which doubled as a Reggae Month event and the station’s inaugural 25th anniversary kick-off party. From his […]

The threat to disrupt Carnival 2018 is still very much on, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams stated yesterday as he announced that three more people are now in police custody following ongoing investigations into the matter. A total of seven adult males have now been detained with respect to the threat, Williams said. That threat, […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13. The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by Marks, who was invited by the Government of the United […]

It had been just about 24 hours since a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattled Taiwan’s east coast, crumbling walls and knocking tall buildings askew, when rescue workers felt another big rumble late Wednesday. A temblor — this time magnitude 5.7 — had just struck again near the city of Hualien. Still, even amid dust and heavy […]


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