Farm labour programme surviving despite challenges, says Barbados Minister
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer Suckoo says the future viability of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme (SAWP) will be among agenda items discussed during the annual review...

Australia welcomes scrapping of plans for wind farm on major First World War battlefield in France
Telegraph UK

Decision to scrap wind farm on First World War battlefield welcomed as 'wonderful news for every Australian' Fill 1 Fill 1 ALL SECTIONS More Decision to scrap wind farm on First World War battlefield welcomed as...

Report of 'extremely high' radioactive pollution suggests nuclear cloud came from Russia
Telegraph UK

Report of 'extremely high' radioactive pollution suggests nuclear cloud came from Russia Fill 1 Fill 1 ALL SECTIONS More Report of 'extremely high' radioactive pollution suggests nuclear cloud came from Russia An employee...

Increased demand for reading programme
Royal Gazette

Demand for a local reading programme was up during the last school year, a new report has confirmed. According to The Reading Clinic, 100 students took part in its core reading programme during the 2016-17 school year up...

Princess celebrates first responders
Royal Gazette

Fifty first responders have been honoured by the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The emergency medical technicians and firefighters were invited to a luncheon as part of the WelcomeHeroes initiative from the hotels...

Time change for parade rehearsal on Thursday
Nation News

Representatives of the armed and unarmed units participating in this year’s Independence Day Parade are asked to note that the full rehearsal scheduled for this Thursday, November 23, will now begin at...

Early court closure on Wednesday
Nation News

Members of the public are asked to note that all High and Magistrates’ Courts will close at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, to allow staff to attend the funeral of former Registrar, the late Marva Clarke....

US hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout
Nation News

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Dr Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. His tiny plot, located in the...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule
Nation News

HARARE – Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule. The 93-year old clung on for a week...

LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Go Jamaica

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE There is a trough across Jamaica. The Trough is expected to slowly drift west, remaining in the vicinity of the island for the rest of the week. 24-HOUR FORECAST This morning, expect isolated showers...

Rosemount residents living in fear
Jamaica Star

Residents of Rosemount, which lies on the outskirts of Montego Bay, are now cowering in fear following recent attacks on the community by marauding gangsters.This has resulted in the death of one man and the shattering of...

Nearly $2 billion for road repairs
Jamaica Star

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to spend another J$1.7 billion to rehabilitate roadways across the island.According to Stephen Shaw, manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, some 21 roadways in seven...

Freeman's Hall to get water
Jamaica Star

Residents of Freeman's Hall in southern Trelawny should soon have a sustainable source of water in their community as the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica has approved a J$5 million project to provide them with...

Salt Spring gets a hand from PROVEN
Jamaica Star

Salt Spring Primary School in St James got something to smile about recently when the staff and students got a surprise visit from Omoi Green, branch manager for PROVEN Wealth Limited, Montego Bay branch.Green brought...

Garbage collector wants better pay
Jamaica Star

John Brown* spends his days on the back of a garbage truck collecting tons of smelly domestic waste, but these days he can't motivate himself to go to work.And this has nothing to do with whether he enjoys his dirty job....

Rebuild yes – but don’t change beautiful Dominica
Dominica News Online

On September 18th, I spent that fateful night huddled by myself in my bedroom in Jimmit. Like so many Dominicans who went to bed that night, we were expecting a hurricane – not a brutal and cruel demon. I had...

Two die, three injured in Temple Hall crash
Jamaica Gleaner

Two people have been confirmed dead and three others rushed to hospital following an early-morning crash along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew.

New regulations governing locally sold coffee now in place
Jamaica Gleaner

Under these regulations, all imported coffee that is packaged and sold in Jamaica must include at least 20 per cent Jamaican Coffee. Minister Samuda, who has been encouraging coffee farmers to increase their productivity,...

Flash flood warning discontinued
Jamaica Gleaner

The Meteorological Service has downgraded: The Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas and Kingston and St Andrew to a Flash Flood Watch.

Video: Nov 21st Bernews Morning Newsflash
Bernews

The Government’s offer of a 2.5% pay increase being accepted by the BPSU, the Premier announcing the ‘Ageing Well Committee’, Bermudian Marcus Smith...

Shernette Wolffe: Enduring, Rich, Proud Legacy
Bernews

In celebration of the school’s 120th anniversary, the Berkeley Institute Anniversary Celebration Committee is shining a spotlight on its alumni, with...

Video: “Paradise Lakes” Song Showcases Island
Bernews

Greg Morrison, a writer and singer who has lived in Bermuda, has released a song and video titled “Paradise Lake,” which highlights...

Dellwood School Reopens After Plumbing Issue
Bernews

After closing early yesterday [Nov 20], Dellwood Middle School opened as usual to students and staff this morning [Nov 21]. Yesterday’s early...

Collision: Cement Truck Overturned In Paget
Bernews

[Updating] A collision occurred in Paget this morning [Nov 21] resulting in a cement truck overturning. Emergency services on the scene to assist,...

Satellite company signs agreement for Dominica relief
Dominica News Online

Satellite communications company UltiSat has signed an agreement with the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to cooperate in disaster recovery efforts in the Carribbean island of Dominica in the aftermath of the...

UK relaxes on travel warning to Dominica after Maria
Dominica News Online

The United Kingdom has eased its travel warning to Dominica after the passage of Hurricane Maria, saying it no longer advised against all but essential visits to the island. However, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office...

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