Dominican Republic signs trade agreement with Cuba
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic has signed a Partial Scope agreement with Cuba in an effort to boost economic, trade and cooperation between both countries. Local News Sat, 08 Apr...

US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States, Mexico and Canada are going to announce a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup on Monday, a person familiar with the decision said. Local News Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:17:31 GMT Dominican...

Brazil yellow fever outbreak forces vigilance in St Kitts
Jamaica Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Health officials in St Kitts are monitoring reports of an outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil to ensure that the endemic does not spread to the Federation. Local News Sat, 08 Apr 2017...

Windies wary of complacency with series win beckoning
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Opener Kieran Powell said Saturday West Indies were cognisant of the danger of becoming overwhelmed by their historic win in the opening One-Day International against Pakistan, as they...

IMF study on Caribbean: VAT can yield more revenue
Trinidad Guardian

WASHINGTON— The IMF has released a Working Paper that reviewed the tax administration reforms that have been undertaken by 20 Caribbean countries with the support of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the...

#Champs 2017: Cbar's Russell breaks 110m hurdles record
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Records continue to flow at the 107th staging  of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships, with Calabar’s Dejour Russell being the latest to make the...

#Champs2017: Holmwood 's Chrissani May, STETHS' Butler take 800m titles
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chrissani May of Holmwood Technical and Rayon Butler of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were crowned champions of the Class One 800m at the 107th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy...

#Champs 2017: Cbar, Edwin Allen lead tables
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Defending champions Edwin Allen and Calabar are now at the top of the points standings on the final day of the 107th staging of the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships...

#Champs2017: St Jago, Edwin Allen clock 200m records
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — St Jago’s Brianna Lyston and Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, both clocked records on their way to victory in the girls’ Class Four and Three 200m finals at the 107th staging of the...

#Champs2017: Petersfield's Nedrick sets national junior shot put record
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Petersfield’s Kevin Nedrick established another  national junior record, this time in the boys’ Class One shot put at the 107th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and...

#Champs2017: Holmwood's Harriott, STETHS' Dennis take Class Two 200m
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Michae Harriott of Holmwood Technical and Sachin Dennis of St Elizabeth Technical were crowned champions of the Class Two 200m events at the 107th staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and...

Lewis-inspired Windies crush Pakistan in 3rd T20
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (AFP) — Evin Lewis thrashed his way to 91 off 51 balls as the West Indies swept aside Pakistan by seven wickets in the third T20 International at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad...

Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — When Nevisian Floyel Stapleton appeared in a Manhattan Criminal Court in New York for a routine hearing in his misdemeanour assault case, he was stunned to be met by US federal...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: New property tax wicked but PNP taking J'cans for fools
Jamaica Observer

Dear editor, Local News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:44:36 GMT Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy...

Education minister urges students to research career choices
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, is encouraging students to learn about their preferred career choice as well as to develop sound moral values.  Local News...

NIS to revise forms
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be streamlining its services to enable more efficient processing of pensions and benefits. Local News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:51:48 GMT Education...

Venezuela court retreats on bid to boost president
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court on Saturday abandoned measures to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power, which had drawn international condemnation and raised pressure on him as he...

Cops make arrest in $15.5m cocaine bust at NMIA
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police is reporting that detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division yesterday seized just under 30 pounds of cocaine valued more thab J$15 million at the Norman Manley International Airport...

Ambris, Shillingford take Windwards to new heights with record-breaking performances
Dominica Vibes

Press Release (Basseterre) Over the weekend, Windwards Volcanoes teammates Sunil Ambris and Shane Shillingford achieved record breaking milestones in Round 8 of the Digicel-sponsored WICB Regional 4-Day match against the...

Ambris, Shillingford take Windwards to new heights with record-breaking performances
Dominica Vibes

Press Release (Basseterre) Over the weekend, Windwards Volcanoes teammates Sunil Ambris and Shane Shillingford achieved record breaking milestones in Round 8 of the Digicel-sponsored WICB Regional 4-Day match against the...

ANSA McAL looking at new acquisitions
Trinidad Guardian

Group chairman and CEO of the ANSA McAL Group Norman Sabga has signalled the conglomerate’s intent to bolster its growth through a number of acquisitions soon to be finalised. “We are looking at two acquisitions...

CRICKET-UPDATE: Hurricanes struggling at 41-5 vs Scorpions
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leeward Island Hurricanes were struggling at 41-5 at the first interval in their day/night Digicel Regional four-day contest against hosts Jamaica Scorpions here at Sabina Park. Local News Sat, 18...

Expanded Super50 a great stepping stone — Adams
Jamaica Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — The region’s new director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, believes this year’s expanded Regional Super50 was a major stepping stone in helping players to set new standards of...

Powell eyeing longest format despite
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Big-hitting all-rounder Rovman Powell is hoping to avoid being pigeon-holed as a limited-overs specialist, and make a successful transition to the game’s longest form. Local...

World Cup spot key as West Indies face England
Jamaica Observer

St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — West Indies face England in a three-match one-day series starting today under pressure to reverse a run of poor form that could see them facing the indignity of having to...

Brazilian All-Stars face Jamaica All-Stars today
Jamaica Observer

BRAZILIAN All-Stars will come face-to-face with the Jamaican All-Stars in a friendly football match called “Share the Love Tour” today at the National Stadium, starting at 7:30 pm. Local Sports Fri, 03 Mar 2017...

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