Hotel industry increasing consumption of local produce — Tourism Linkages Network
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tourism Linkages Network says it has been reaping success through its efforts at strengthening the relationship between the tourism and the agricultural sectors, resulting in an increase in...

Ethiopia jails soldiers who protested for better pay
Jamaica Observer

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — An Ethiopian court has jailed 66 soldiers over a rare protest in the capital in October demanding better pay, state media reported today.The Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)...

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to...

Traffic changes for Christiana come Monday
Jamaica Gleaner

Starting on Monday, Main Street in Christiana, Manchester will operate as a one-way flowing north, the National Works Agency (NWA) has announced. The one-way system will be in operation for 24 hours each day and is...

SERHA gets $12-m mobile HIV testing unit
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A mobile human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing unit, valued at over $12 million, has been handed over to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA).The unit was donated by the United...

Shakira accused of tax evasion
Jamaica Gleaner

Prosecutors in Spain have accused international superstar Shakira of tax evasion. It’s alleged that the singer owes more than 14.5 million euros in taxes. The allegations cover the period between 2012 and 2014 when,...

Saturday Social: BYRON'S Peace of Mind
Jamaica Observer

The warmth of vintage Edison bulbs and Mariah Carey's traditional Christmas carols in the background permeated the Island Art & Framing showroom in Orchid Village Plaza last Wednesday evening. 'Twas the unveiling of...

Court grants Jamaican students permission to challenge Immigration Division
Nation News

PORT OF SPAIN – A High Court judge has given three Jamaican students permission to challenge the decision of the Immigration Division to refuse to renew their student permits that would have allowed them...

Miss Kingston Iconic, Beauty, and Talent competition tonight
Jamaica Observer

The 8th annual Miss Kingston Iconic, Beauty, and Talent competition is all set for 9:00 tonight at 57 Woodpecker Avenue off Waltham and Hagley Park roads in Seiveright Gardens, Kingston 11.Staged by Iconic Modelling...

Codes of practice to protect the disabled
Jamaica Observer

THE Codes of Practice to protect persons with disabilities (PWDs) are to be completed in the upcoming 2019/2020 financial year. Meanwhile, the Disability Regulations are to be completed by the end of December.This was...

Stranded Fly Jamaica customers seek refund
Jamaica Observer

SOME Fly Jamaica Airways customers who had planned to spend Christmas with their family overseas say they were robbed of the opportunity, as fares paid to the airline have not been returned.Thirty-five days after Fly...

Tourism, agriculture ministries open linkage centre to assist farmers
Jamaica Observer

IN an effort to boost the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and increase the consumption of local produce by tourists, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries have...

Little people, big moves - Sara Mungalsingh's magic touch
Jamaica Gleaner

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Eight-year-old Sara Mungalsingh has been excelling in most, if not all, areas of her life and said it is her dream to continue the trend of winning."I really like dancing and gymnastics, and I have...

Dwight Fletcher | Christmas breeze - gifts of Christmas - Part III
Jamaica Gleaner

Christmas is just around the corner and everywhere you look, there is a shop or a vendor with a beautiful arrangement of goods enticing you to purchase. But finding the perfect gift for a friend or loved one can be a...

There is life after Christmas Make the family understand budgeting
Jamaica Gleaner

Why don't you give love on Christmas Day?Oh the man on the street and the couple upstairsAll need to know there's someone who caresGive love on Christmas DayNo greater gift is there than loveGive Love on Christmas Day -...

#HappyGoLeckie - Newlyweds committed to service to God
Jamaica Gleaner

"Even when the fight seems lost I'll praise You Even when it hurts like hell I'll praise You Even when it makes no sense to sing louder Then I'll sing Your praise", were the words sung by Shavonne Leckie as she made her...

'Protect your happiness from the devil'
Jamaica Gleaner

There is always a potent word available for those who attend fasting services at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic church in Yallahs, St Thomas, each Wednesday. This week was no different.Engaging the saints in a...

Sister Charmaine Ital says she is the bearer of mystical gifts
Jamaica Gleaner

Mandeville, Manchester Sister Charmaine Stobbs, more popularly known as Charmaine Ital, and who has been a part of the Rastafarian movement from birth, said that she has always been mystically led with the gift of words...

Education, health benefiting most from volunteerism
Jamaica Gleaner

The education, health and environment sectors have been identified by individuals and member organisations of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) as sectors in which volunteers are creating the greatest...

Absent councillors threatened with budget cut
Jamaica Gleaner

Fed up with councillors' non-attendance at meetings, chairman of the St Mary Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has threatened to take action.Addressing the corporation's monthly meeting on...

Inside the Municipal Corporation: Mayor to take a child home for Christmas
Jamaica Gleaner

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is showing a heart this Christmas. Creary says he has applied to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) to be part of the Take a Child Home for...

Main Street, Santa Cruz, will operate as one-way as of Monday
Jamaica Gleaner

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing traffic changes in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, come Monday, December 17. The changes are to facilitate the conversion of Main Street in the town into a one-way. As of...

Farmers earn over $39M from Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange pilot project
Jamaica Gleaner

The Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) pilot project has assisted 400 local farmers with the marketing of approximately 360,000 kg of agricultural produce valued at over $39 million. ALEX, which is a joint initiative...

Clarke appoints NIF Investment Management Review Commission
Jamaica Gleaner

An Investment Management Review Commission has been established to review the National Insurance Fund (NIF) Investment Management Governance Framework. The Commission, slated to come into effect in January 2019, will be...

Tommy Lee's lawyer pressures cop on witness stand
Jamaica Star

The forensic examiner in the lottery scamming trial of Tommy Lee Sparta and his co-accused O'Brian Smith, told the Circuit Court yesterday that devices examined did not require a password for access. The witness,...

Micro-insurance saves farmer's business
Jamaica Star

Twelve years ago, while Gary Watson worked at his nine-to-five job, he became extremely frustrated because he realised that his sole income source would never afford him the lifestyle he always dreamt of.As a result, he...

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