The Bahamas falls behind on day one of CAGC
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After day one of competition of the 60th Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships at the 18-hole, par-72 Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island right here in The Bahamas, the host country finds itself in sixth place...

Crown Trace excels at ESPN’s Disney Cup
Trinidad Guardian

Crown Trace Football Club was in fine style at the ESPN Wide World of Sport in Orlando, Florida at the Disney International Cup, last week.  The team, from Central Trinidad, finished among the top three in the Gold...

U-19 water polo girls in 5th place
Trinidad Guardian

This country's Under-19 water polo girls team missed out on a semi-final spot and had to settle for fifth place at the UANA Junior Pan American Water Polo Championship being held at Kinsmen Sport Centre in Edmonton,...

Eight fishermen from same family murdered in Mexico
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OAXACA, Mexico (AFP) — Gunmen burst into a home and killed eight shark fishermen from the same family in Mexico's Pacific beach resort of Puerto Escondido on Tuesday. Local News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:36:19 GMT Karl...

National Parent Teachers Association pleased with auxiliary fee talks
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the National Parent Teachers Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) Everton Hannam has deemed consultations between parents and the Ministry of Education on the matter of auxiliary fees as...

UPDATE:  PNP members feel they 'put heads out at own peril', says Blythe
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former PNP vice-president Dr Karl Blythe says Peoples National Party (PNP) members fear a backlash if they challenge party leader Portia Simpson Miller. Local News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:10:12 GMT...

Jamaica, Mexico to explore investment in timeshare industry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Tourism will host a group of investors from Los Cabos, Mexico, in August to explore business opportunities in the local timeshare industry. Local News Tue, 19 Jul 2016...

Forex: J$126.32 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Tuesday, July 19, ended trading at J$126.32, up by four cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:45:10...

Multi-destination deal with Cuba, Mexico and Dom Rep close – Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is close to finalising a multi-destination marketing arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Local News Tue, 19 Jul...

Republican Party formally nominates Donald Trump for president
Jamaica Observer

CLEVELAND, United States (AFP) — The Republican Party formally nominated Donald Trump for president of the United States on Tuesday, capping a roller-coaster campaign that saw the billionaire tycoon defeat 16 White...

Businessman found guilty of decapitating mother of his child
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A High Court judge will on July 28 decide on the sentence to be imposed on businessman, Trevor Taffe, who was found guilty of decapitating the mother of his child on April 3. Local News Tue, 19...

Scuffles erupt among Cleveland protesters
Jamaica Observer

CLEVELAND, United States (AFP) — Scuffles broke out between opposing protesters in Cleveland on the second day of the Republican National Convention. Local News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:45:54 GMT Businessman found guilty...

T&T Integrity Commission warns delinquent public servants
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Integrity Commission, on Tuesday warned that it is prepared to go to court to get more than 1,400 people in public life here to file a declaration, or a statement of registrable...

Puerto Rico utility to issue up to US$900M in debt amid crisis
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Government on Wednesday approved a law to allow its heavily indebted water and sewer company to issue up to US$900-million worth of bonds amid a worsening economic...

Antigua bracing for competition from Jamaica and Cuba
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda government Tuesday warned that Cuba provides a threat to its tourism industry and reminded stakeholders the sector is becoming more and more competitive daily....

Maduro again extends Venezuela’s state of emergency
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has extended the country’s state of “economic emergency” for another 60 days, an official newspaper reported, a sign of declining...

Cuba eyes ‘reforms’ with new role for economy chief
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba announced Wednesday it was reshuffling leadership at its economy ministry so its current chief could focus on making reforms. Local Business Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Maduro again...

Less restrictive IMF programme will still get int’l stamp of approval – Byles
Jamaica Observer

Co-Chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Richard Byles is more focused on Jamaica having oversight by the IMF, relative to the structure of its successor programme come next year. Local Business Fri,...

Objections increase as Noranda presses to sell  
Jamaica Observer

Brandy L Chetsas, editor in chief at bankruptcompanynews.com, posted on July 13 that objections to the sale of assets by Noranda Aluminum Holdings Corporation (NAHC) from creditors are growing, now including among their...

Jamaica beyond the IMF (Part 1)
Jamaica Observer

On July 12th, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica held its annual economic forum, entitled “Developing beyond the IMF”. Finance Minister Audley Shaw broke the news at the seminar that the Jamaican...

Departure tax may hurt Jamaica tourism, says airline CEO
Jamaica Observer

Chief Executive Officer of interCaribbean Airways, Trevor Sadler, is concerned that Jamaica could see a decline in its tourism numbers relative to Cuba, as a result of the Government’s imposition of an additional...

A conversation with Jacqueline Sharp
Jamaica Observer

On a sunny morning with the grey-blue waters of the Caribbean sea embracing the Kingston Harbour nine floors below her Port Royal Street Office, Jacqueline Sharp, president and CEO Scotia Group Jamaica and new head of the...

Ashton Puerto Charged for Roaring Creek Murder
Channel 5 Belize

Eighteen year old Roaring Creek resident Ashton Puerto was detained Sunday night for the murder of another youth, Maleek Norris, also eighteen. The two teenagers were allegedly beefing over a [...]

Misunderstanding Leads to Murder in Roaring Creek
Channel 5 Belize

The community of Roaring Creek is grieving in the wake of an apparently senseless murder on Sunday. One teenager, Maleek Norris, is dead while another, Ashton Puerto, awaits arraignment at [...]

Amazon Warriors beat Tallawahs by seven wickets
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by seven wickets in the ninth game of the Caribbean Premier League at the National Stadium here Thursday night. Local News Thu, 07 Jul 2016...

Junior golfers finish 2nd in Barbados
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – On today’s final day of the 54-hole Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship, Jamaica secured second place behind defending champions Puerto Rico at Barbados Golf Club. Local News Thu, 07...

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