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...

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...

Guyana reviewing bauxite industry
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it expects to receive a report soon on the review of the bauxite industry that was commissioned last year marking the centennial of the sector here. Local...

Little relief for hotels, other properties with value of over $20 million
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and Planning Audley Shaw yesterday announced adjustments to the property tax regime that will see a four per cent reduction in the rate applied to the higher valuation bands. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

Bank of Jamaica preparing for new FX auction system
Jamaica Observer

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced on Tuesday April 11 that it is developing plans to buy and sell its foreign exchange from and to authorised dealers (ADs) and cambios by competitive auction. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

interCaribbean Airways beefs up flights with increased air link to BVI
Jamaica Observer

InterCaribbean Airways has added another flight to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, making travel easier for Caribbean nationals without a US Visa. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Bank of Jamaica...

Hook, Line Sinker!
Jamaica Observer

With a yen for under-the-sea bites and the requisite trimmings and accompaniments (on the menu: pickled-onion topped snapper, succulent shrimp, piping-hot fish soup, and fried bammies and festivals), the Friday evening...

NHT responds to Jamaica Observer article
Jamaica Observer

The Editor, Sir: Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hook, Line Sinker! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/Hook--Line-Sinker-_95231 With a yen for under-the-sea bites and the requisite trimmings and...

Billy Craig Insurance to lauch new ‘Benefit Blue Card’ this month
Jamaica Observer

The new Billy Craig Benefit Blue Card is to be launched during the company’s Wellness Fair, which takes place in Montego Bay on April 28. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NHT responds to Jamaica Observer...

Winter bonanza: Resort rooms to jump 30 per cent by December
Jamaica Observer

The Ministry of Tourism has indicated that 1,000 new and upgraded rooms are likely to come on stream by year end, adding to 2,000 already completed. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Billy Craig Insurance to...

Household and corporate indebtedness grows; but financial monitor says no need for alarm
Jamaica Observer

The Financial System Stability Committee (FSSC) indicates that growth in credit is increasing financial system vulnerabilities linked to higher corporate sector and household debt. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

Oil price likely to settle around US$60 per barrel — Oppenheimer analyst
Jamaica Observer

Oil and gas analyst Fadel Gheit, senior energy strategist and managing director of Oppenheimer & Co Inc, speculates that US$60 could be regarded as the new normal price for oil. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017...

National opens online store, invests in staff and plant
Jamaica Observer

Gary “Butch” Hendrickson makes no effort to conceal his excitement these days. In fact, he freely admits that he is “can’t sleep excited”. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Oil price...

Single Real Estate Authority to be created
Jamaica Observer

Cabinet has given approval for the merger of the Real Estate Board (REB), the Commission of Strata Corporations and the Registrar of Timeshare into a single Real Estate Authority of Jamaica. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr...

Entertaining, captivating and thrilling
Nassau Guardian

Performances from popular Broadway musicals like The Wiz and theater classic, Porgy & Bess; as well as mesmerizing classical and spiritual arrangements from a variety of composers — Dan Forrest, the late Jack...

No visa, no problem! - BRT Weekend goes to Dominican Republic
Jamaica Star

No visa, no problem! - BRT Weekend goes to Dominican Republic

‘Don’t cry over nurses leaving; train more,’ says educator
Jamaica Observer

Mandeville, Manchester — Rather than responding to a migration-spurred shortage of trained registered nurses as if the “sky is falling”, Jamaican authorities should be concentrating on training more nurses,...

Photo: Dominican art
Jamaica Observer

Dr Jose Ares (second right), ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Jamaica, and his wife Sheila (right), last week pose with one of his paintings with Enith Williams (left), Friends of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the...

Opposition senator calls for implementation of Disabilities Act
Jamaica Observer

OPPOSITION Senator Floyd Morris has called for the Disabilities Act, which was passed in Parliament in October 2014, to be quickly brought into force. Local News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Dominican art...

Furious British MP tells Jamaica to take its prisoners
Jamaica Observer

A British parliamentarian is livid that Jamaica refused his country’s £25-million offer to help fund construction of a new prison, allowing nearly 600 Jamaicans incarcerated in the UK to be returned to the island...

This Day in History - February 27, 2017
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 58th day of 2017. There are 307 days left in the year. Local News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Furious British MP tells Jamaica to take its prisoners...

18-inch water main on Mandela Highway broken again
Jamaica Observer

AN 18-inch water main on Mandela Highway in St Andrew was broken again yesterday, the third time since work to widen the road from four to six lanes has started. Local News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT This Day in...

Lisa Hanna responds to death threats
Jamaica Observer

DECLARING that she is without fear of reprisal when it comes to women’s and children’s rights, former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna yesterday lashed her critics, some of whom had sent death threats, for...

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