Jamaica

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is reporting that the country has successfully passed the targets set under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement. “As at the end of December 2017, the Government of Jamaica has successfully met all the quantitative performance criteria and indicative targets agreed with the […]

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has been commended for hosting the 35th Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). “Thank you for organising this conference in a short time,” Director-General of the FAO, José Graziano da Silva, said at […]

HE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior hurdler Jeanine Williams was invited to Jamaica’s national team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association announced this week. With the World Indoors (March 2-4 in Birmingham, England) scheduled for one week prior to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 9-10 in College Station, Texas), Williams […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As the nation celebrated the 16th staging of Jamaica Day, at least one West Kingston educator believes in its continued relevance as a source of reinforcing the country’s heritage for future generations. Principal of the Denham Town Primary School, Eugenie Brown believes the day’s significance, as well as its accompanying activities […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”. Schools island-wide will be engaged in a number of activities to highlight the theme, share […]

(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, […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AFP) — Thirty years after the Jamaican men’s bobsleigh team took the world by storm at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, it was the turn of a hardy trio of women from the tiny Caribbean island to launch themselves down an icy chute at breakneck speeds at the Pyeonchang Games. “Cool Runnings” the […]

The “Queen Of Stage” landed a role in the hit VH1 reality series when the cast took a trip to Jamaica last month for vacation in Montego Bay. In a snippet uploaded online, the “Needle Eye” deejay can be seen greeting a few of the ladies at the airport, they then proceeded to take welcome shots […]

Jamaica Skeleton slider Anthony Watson will have his work cut out if he is to secure a place on the medal podium at the ongoing Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang. The 28-year-old Watson finished his sixth official training run on Wednesday, clocking his second best time of the series with 53.17 which was good enough […]

An unbeaten Andre Russell century saved the Jamaica Scorpions a few blushes in their Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival game against the Kent Cricket Club on Wednesday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Russell’s century cancelled out one from Kent opener Daniel Bell Drummond, 105 not out, after the English County side […]


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