Caribbean

Constitution to be amended to hire retired judges

Minister DELROY CHUCK
By Admin 22.06.2016

KINGSTON: In an effort to reduce the backlog of cases in the nation’s law courts, the Government of Jamaica has announced that it is proposing changes to the Constitution that would allow judges to sit on the bench past the …

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Embarking on medical internship

Dr. Sanneta Myrie
By Admin 22.06.2016

Miss Jamaica World 2015 Dr. SANNETA MYRIE returns to her medical commitment on July 1 when she begins her medical internship at the Mandeville General Hospital in Manchester. After graduating from the University of the West Indies in November 2015 …

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Jamaica gains 34% increase in foreign investments

By Admin 22.06.2016

Kingston, Jamaica: The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s annual World Investment Report (WIR) revealed that Jamaica increased its foreign direct investment by 34 per cent in 2015. Jamaica had the highest increase in investment inflows in the …

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Premier sees Nevis as a World Heritage Site

By Admin 22.06.2016

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS: Premier of Nevis Vance Amory says if Nevis is accepted as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Site, it would be a significant milestone which could contribute to the island’s economic development. Amory …

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Children of Nevis valued, says Premier

Students from the Maude Crosse Prep School taking part in the parade.
By Admin 15.06.2016

CHARLESTOWN: Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education, Vance Amory, says the annual Child Month Parade is a demonstration to the world, that the children of Nevis are a valuable asset. Amory made the comment when he spoke with the …

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CARICOM pledges support for Guyana in dispute with Venezuela

Guyana President DAVID GRANGER
By Admin 08.06.2016

GEORGETOWN: Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has reiterated that the regional body is committed to preserving Guyana’s territorial integrity. LaRocque made the announcement last week following a meeting with Guyana President David Granger. The South American …

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Jamaica to receive climate change aid from Japan

Minister DARYL VAZ
By Admin 08.06.2016

Jamaica to receive climate change aid from Japan   KINGSTON: Jamaica will receive nearly US$2 million from Japan to assist in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Approximately J$73 million (US$587,054) of the total US$1.8 million in aid will be provided …

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Guyana presents Barbados PM with national award

Barbados PM FREUNDEL STUART
By Admin 01.06.2016

GEORGETOWN: Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been presented the insignia of the Order of Roraima, Guyana’s second-highest national award. Stuart was conferred the honour last week at State House in Guyana in recognition of his support for the rights …

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Jamaica, Cuba want to increase bilateral trade relations

Minister KARL SAMUDA
By Admin 01.06.2016

KINGSTON: Jamaica is moving to strengthen co-operation with Cuba in key industries, such as agriculture and manufacturing, which can benefit both nations. Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, said his country is seeking to learn from …

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St. Lucians to vote for a new government in early poll

PM Dr. KENNY ANTHONY
By Admin 26.05.2016

CASTRIES: St. Lucia will have a new government next month, almost a year earlier than constitutionally due. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, announced in a televised address to the nation last week that June 6 has been set …

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