Skinner humbled by SeaKeepers award
Royal Gazette

J. P. Skinner will never forget the wonder of his first scuba dive. He was 16, and captivated by all the fish. I thought, for thousands of years people havent been able to do this, and I can, he said. Since 2001 hes spent...

Munnings: No evidence of value for money in cultural consultancy
Nassau Guardian

Veteran Bahamian entertainer Freddie Munnings Jr. said there is nothing that he can see “emanating from the current or former Ministry of Tourism” that would suggest that there was value for money in the more...

Consultant strikes back
Nassau Guardian

The cultural consultant at the heart of what many considered to be stunning revelations made in Parliament last Thursday by Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar has fired back in a lengthy statement, rejecting the...

Minnis pledges to revitalize Nassau, boost tourism
Nassau Guardian

Highlighting that more diversification is needed in the tourism industry, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis promised to revitalize Nassau and construct a native food market Over-the-Hill as part of his strategic plan to...

Election date clash with RBDF memorial regrettable, PM says
Nassau Guardian

Responding to concerns expressed in some quarters about the general election being held on May 10, the anniversary of the HMBS Flamingo tragedy, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday it is “regrettable, and...

Remembering an 'Ingredient'
Jamaica Observer

WHEN news broke last Thursday that soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr of American R&B group The Main Ingredient was found dead in his car, local show promoter Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson said he was left in...

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Ready for the Road
Jamaica Observer

Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t to have faster...

Plug pulled on Int’l Jazz Day concert
Jamaica Observer

PLANS for this year’s International Jazz Day concert has been cancelled. The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, which had set the concert for Devon House in St Andrew on April 30, said the event...

Bartlett extends condolences to victims in RIU explosion
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of Hotel RIU Reggae’s Maintenance Manager, Sederhori McIntosh, and the injury of four other members of staff as a...

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million — WHO
Jamaica Observer

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls from the viruses rising, the UN said Friday. Local News Fri, 21 Apr...

Commissioner Quallo to be officially installed next Friday
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — George Quallo will be officially installed as the new Commissioner of Police next Friday at the Police Officer’ Club on Hope Road. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:54:33 GMT Cases of hepatitis...

Suspected suicide in Kingston
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man is suspected to have committed suicide on Dewsbury Avenue, Kingston 6 yesterday morning. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:58 GMT Commissioner Quallo to be officially installed next Friday...

SDC seeking to expand economic development programme
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Social Development Commission (SDC) is seeking to expand its Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP), says the agency’s Executive Director, Dr Dwayne Vernon. Local News...

South Africa bus crash kills 20 children
Jamaica Observer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, emergency services said, as paramedics treated the injured at the scene. Local...

St Lucia lifts ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The temporary ban placed on the importation of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted by the Government of St Lucia. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:25 GMT South Africa bus crash kills...

West Indies 71-4 at lunch in first Test
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — West Indies were 71 for four batting first against Pakistan at lunch on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Local News Fri, 21...

Programme launched to train people in 3D Animation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A project which seeks to train 150 young people annually for the global US$230-billion animation industry was launched on Wednesday. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:39:43 GMT West Indies 71-4...

J'cans urged to support work of child month committee
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chair of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr Pauline Mullings, is appealing to Jamaicans to support the work of the committee. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:32 GMT Programme...

US Immigration Services wants end to temporary protection for Haitians
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), James McCament, has issued a recommendation that the United States end temporary protections by next January...

Work to begin this year on expansion of Ian Fleming airport
Jamaica Observer

Work is slated to begin this year on the expansion of the runway at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT United in Social Media ...

United in Social Media 
Jamaica Observer

On Monday, a video made rounds on the internet of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday night. Uproar ensued online. Then an official statement from the CEO followed, which only fuelled...

Venezuela president heckled as protests spread to slums
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scattered protests flared Wednesday in slums that have long been a bulwark of support for Venezuela’s socialist leaders only hours after a pro-government rally degenerated into heckling...

Trash collection reduced in Puerto Rico city amid crisis
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Garbage could soon pile up in one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities because it has not paid a trash-collecting bill amid a deep economic crisis. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017...

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