St. Lucia implements open ship registry
Antigua Observer

The St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) says the island is expected to gain several benefits after a decision to implement an open ship registry allowing for companies or people from another countries to...

Communities, scientists partner to restore Saint Lucia mangroves
Jamaica Gleaner

OFFICERS from the departments of forestry and fisheries, together with Saint Lucia National Trust staff and residents of Vieux Fort and Praslin, recently joined regional experts to establish mangrove nurseries to help...

Caricom deficiences leading to FRAGMENTATION AND WEAKNESS
Anguilla Life

By Sir Ronald Sanders - (This commentary is a shortened version of a Feature Address to the St Lucia Hotels and Tourist Association on 19May, 2016)

SLP urges voters not to gamble with their future
Antigua Observer

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, May 23, CMC – The ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has warned voters against accepting the promise of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) regarding a promise to remove the value added...

Sandals Foundation spending US$1.5-m annually on improving Caribbean lives
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS): Programmes manager at the Sandals Foundation, Heidi Clarke has disclosed that the seven-year old entity has been spending US$1.5 million annually to help improve the lives of Jamaicans and...

Economist critical of ruling party’s 15-point programme
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Luca (CMC) — A former member of the ruling St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has poured cold water on a 15-point programme which Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says a new SLP Administration will implement if...

Fish, belly, official & bird
Jamaica Observer

Friends, mi did feel sorry fi di four fish dem (4, 30) weh get stuck inna di shallow pool a muddy water. Everybody was wondering how dem end up deh so. Local News Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Economist critical of ruling...

‘Man no haffi tief’
Jamaica Observer

TYRONE Taylor proudly displayed the more than 40 goats, mainly Nubian-bred, that he now owns as he spoke with the Jamaica Observer North and East about the value of hard work and commitment. Local News Mon, 23 May 2016...

Farming a way of life
Jamaica Observer

COOPER’S Hill, which is located above the Rio Grande Valley in western Portland, is a small farming community where residents work together for the community’s development, despite the small population and bad...

Marvin ‘Jubby’ Brown braves sharks to care for family
Jamaica Observer

ONE would think that after many close encounters with sharks, Marvin “Jubby” Brown would give up fishing, especially spearfishing. But the 44-year-old said he is not prepared to put away his speargun just yet...

Agriculture can transform Ja’s economy, says CDB president
Jamaica Observer

Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) President Dr Warren Smith believes agriculture can potentially transform Jamaica’s economy into one that engenders growth and prosperity. Local News Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Memorial service held for slain US missionaries
Jamaica Observer

Mourners attend a memorial service at Boscobel United Church, last Saturday, for two United States missionaries who were killed in Wentworth near Albion Mountain, St Mary, on April 30. Local News Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00...

Reid defends auxiliary fee policy
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has again argued that his Government’s planned removal of auxiliary fees will not have a negative effect on high schools as was being claimed by the...

‘Youthman, don’t let negative influences overpower you’
Jamaica Observer

State minister in the Ministry of National Security Senator Pearnel Charles Jr has urged wards at the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Remand Centre for boys to find a positive goal to work towards and not allow the negative...

Photo: Open Day at Tavares Gardens
Jamaica Observer

Special projects officer at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Christine Ade-Gold (right), explains to students of Tavares Gardens Primary School what the JIS book, ‘Jamaican Folk Customs and Beliefs,’ is all...

US Coast Guard seizes US10m in illegal drugs in the Caribbean Sea
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, USA — The United States Coast Guard says it has seized US$10.1 million in illegal drugs in the Caribbean Sea. Local News Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Open Day at Tavares Gardens...

W Kingston residents unable to bring civil action against State?
Jamaica Observer

Rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) says it is deeply concerned that after this May 24-26 anniversary of the “terrible loss of life”, residents of Tivoli Gardens and West Kingston would be unable to bring...

Photo: Observing faithful labour
Jamaica Observer

(From left) The Jamaica Observer’s Sharla Murray Wright, account executive, agency; and Nichelle Wright, sales executive, get a hand with painting the outer wall of Faith Tabernacle Basic School on Lyndhurst Road in...

Photo: Cool under pressure
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right) leads Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro into the conference hall at Jamaica House yesterday for a press briefing. Maduro, showing exceptional calm under presure from political...

Taxi group not seeking fare hike now
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) says it will not ask for a fare increase in response to the $7 hike in the Special Consumption Tax on petrol, but that it wants, among other things, the...

Removal of auxiliary fees could hurt, say some St Ann principals
Jamaica Observer

Removal of auxiliary fees in high schools could see some schools reducing programmes which they offer if parents are not willing to continue making a financial contribution to the running of the schools, St Ann principals...

Portia calls on citizens to make Jamaica ‘nice and clean’
Jamaica Observer

As the country observes Labour Day today, Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller is encouraging Jamaicans to join in giving back to their communities and country through voluntary service. Local News Mon, 23 May 2016...

Let’s take personal responsibility for our health, communities
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsie’ Grange yesterday urged Jamaicans to lend their support to the national project as well as projects happening at the parish and community...

Jamaica, Venezuela discuss bilateral issues amid turmoil in Caracas
Jamaica Observer

Leaving a power keg behind him in Caracas, Venezuela’s beleaguered President Nicolas Madura met yesterday with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness for private talks focused on trade, energy and culture. Local News...

JPS wants big jump in annual tariff adjustment
Jamaica Observer

Light and power company Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has asked the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) to approve an increase in its annual revenue target to $45.07 billion, up from a base year target of $40.6 billion,...

Labour minister says decent, safe work a priority
Jamaica Observer

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson said workplace safety and wellness contributed significantly to productivity and efficiency, and were key factors in reducing poverty and achieving sustainable...

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