National Youth Choir director Cleophas Adderley is first recipient of Icon’s Lifetime Achievement award
Nassau Guardian

Cleophas Adderley, founder and director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC), will be the recipient of the ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards’ first Lifetime Achievement Award, for his trans-generational contributions...

Passing Grade
Jamaica Observer

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday gave the thumbs up to Jamaica’s efforts to improve its economy under the six- month-old Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ginger...

PHOTO: Commissioner Quallo’s first day
Jamaica Observer

Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Passing Grade http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Passing-Grade_96049 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday gave the thumbs up to Jamaica’s efforts to improve its...

Sponsors, health agencies welcome inaugural Observer health symposium
Jamaica Observer

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will take centre stage at the Jamaica Observer “Your Health, Your Wealth Symposium”, which is set for April 25 at the Spanish Court Hotel. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

Good First Day
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s 29th Commissioner of Police George Quallo began his tour of duty yesterday from as early as 6:30 am, when he arrived at his office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Alleged mastermind in ATM scam from Romania
Jamaica Observer

THE alleged mastermind behind an automated teller machine (ATM) scam that has created apprehension in the banking sector was on Monday arrested by members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB). Local News Wed, 19 Apr...

Four alleged gangsters arrested in Clarendon
Jamaica Observer

THE police in Clarendon say four men believed to be members of gangs operating across the parish were taken into custody over the weekend. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Alleged mastermind in ATM scam from...

Tesha Miller fined $100; judge says penalty embarrassing
Jamaica Observer

Reputed gangster Tesha Miller was yesterday fined $100 for making a false declaration to Jamaican immigration officials, eliciting a comment from Parish Judge Sanchia Burrell that the maximum penalty for the offence under...

US advocate urges Holness to ensure JA benefits from ganja
Jamaica Observer

A former head of the United States National Women’s Political Caucus who was an influential fund-raiser for Barack Obama during his years as American president, has appealed to Prime Minister Andrew Holness to ensure...

IMF foresees 3.5% global economy growth in 2017
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the...

Facebook murder suspect commits suicide after brief chase — US police
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US man wanted for killing an elderly man in Ohio and posting a video of the murder on Facebook fatally shot himself Tuesday after a brief pursuit in neighbouring Pennsylvania,...

15-y-o St James girl missing
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Shanna-Lee Scott of Paradise in Norwood, St James who has been missing since Sunday. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:33:40 GMT Facebook murder...

Bartlett takes tour to promote UNWTO Global Conference
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — To increase international promotion of the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group conference, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will...

Chang hails role of agriculture in national economic growth
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang has stressed the critical role of the agricultural sector to Government’s agenda to achieve...

WICB /UWI sign MoU in honour of five Caribbean media stalwarts
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), through the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications (CARIMAC), today signed a US$150,000 Memorandum of...

Heavy rain affects road, houses in Windsor Castle, Portland
Jamaica Observer

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Heavy rain early Tuesday morning affected a number of houses in the Windsor Castle area of Portland and resulted in single lane traffic due to land slippage along a section of the north coast...

Trump targets visa programme for highly-skilled workers
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign on Tuesday, signing an order in politically important Wisconsin, to tighten rules...

Private-sector leaders give views on high levels of business and consumer confidence
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Private-sector leaders have attributed the unprecedented high levels of business and consumer confidence in the economy to several key factors. Local News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:33:36 GMT...

Jamaicans urged to take steps to mitigate climate change
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is urging Jamaicans to take proactive steps to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change....

NMIA privatisation bid extended again
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the Government seeks to get the Norman Manley International Airport off its books in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the privatisation bid for the airport has been further extended to May 1, 2017....

JP Tropical Foods to double banana production, open pineapple packing facility
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — JP Tropical Foods has announced plans to double banana production for the back-to-school season, beginning September, aimed at making more of the fresh fruit available to students. Local News Wed,...

Russia-US relations have 'worsened' under Trump: Putin
Jamaica Observer

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have deteriorated under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries' top diplomats met in...

Bahamas tops list in VAT efficiency
Nassau Guardian

A new paper has revealed that The Bahamas’ value-added tax (VAT) system has surpassed the region’s average in terms of the tax’s efficiency, suggesting that the country has one...

Fisheries industry experiencing higher yields as a result of RBDF operations
Nassau Guardian

The country’s fisheries industry is experiencing higher yields as a result of the enhanced naval/military operations being conducted throughout The Bahamas by officers and marines of the Royal Bahamas...

Haiti president calls stone-throwers ‘terrorists’
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise has slammed as “terrorists” the unidentified attackers who hurled stones at his motorcade late Saturday. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017...

PHOTO: Ground broken for new power plant
Jamaica Observer

 (From left) Don Theoc of South Jamaica Power Company; Anthony Hylton, Opposition MP; Yong-jin Kim, CEO, Korea East-West Power; Kelly Tomblin, president & CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Prime Minister Andrew Holness;...

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