Cabinet resumes system to pay for Venezuelan oil with Jamaican goods
Jamaica Gleaner

The Cabinet has approved the reactivation of the trade compensation mechanism under bilateral arrangements with Venezuela.  In a statement this afternoon, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said beginning in the...

Massive food imports arrive in Venezuela from T&T
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (AFP) — Trinidad and Tobago sent approximately 68 tonnes of food and commodities to crisis-hit Venezuela last week, with hundreds more tonnes set to arrive in the coming days, a...

Venezuela to reassign private, public workers to agriculture sector
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela on Tuesday said private and public companies will be obliged to let their workers be reassigned to grow crops, in a dramatic move in the middle of the country’s crippling...

Jamaica beyond the IMF — confidence, access to capital and partnership (Part 3)
Jamaica Observer

At the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica annual economic seminar of July 12th, Minister of Finance Audley Shaw stated that the Government intended to negotiate a staff-monitored programme (SMP), defined as an...

We need a serious approach to development
Jamaica Observer

The current government has economic growth as its main thrust. The phrase coined by the Growth Council — “Five in four” — refers to the objective to have five per cent growth in four years. If this is...

Mara Made Designs — bringing life to fallen wood
Jamaica Observer

The company name Mara Made Designs announces the identity of Tamara Harding’s dream enterprise which, to her is more of a mission — to turn fallen wood into items of art, heart and desire. Local Business Fri, 29...

Tension rises at Lasco/Medimpex battle postponed to September
Jamaica Observer

Shareholders of local traders Lasco Distributors and Medimpex Jamaica will have to wait at least another two months for damages arising from their battle with global pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, to be decided in court....

Hawkeye breaks into T&T security market
Jamaica Observer

Sean Clacken, CEO of Hawkeye Security Ltd, indicated this week that security expert Joseph Smith has been appointed managing director of Hawkeye’s new offices in Trinidad. Local Business Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT...

Rainforest Seafoods to launch into St Vincent and the Grenadines
Jamaica Observer

Rainforest Seafoods Ltd has announced that it will be investing approximately US$10 million in an expansion project at their Montego Bay plant, and will soon launch a new plant in St Vincent and the Grenadines, according...

Fitness concerns cloud Jamaica's Rio hopes
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) – Incomparable Usain Bolt leads the charge, but lingering fitness concerns over several stars could see Jamaican athletes struggle to repeat their 12 medal haul of London at the Rio Olympic...

Clinton vows to be president for 'all Americans'
Jamaica Observer

PHILADELPHIA, United States (AFP) – Hillary Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic Party's White House nomination, casting herself as a tireless champion of the people and rejecting Donald Trump's dark picture...

Venezuela police block opposition march for recall vote
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuelan police blocked a march Wednesday by opposition protesters demanding a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, a prospect looking less likely as the leftist government...

Hundreds to participate in beach clean-up day
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Hundreds of volunteers are expected to join forces to remove garbage and other debris from beaches across the island on International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day. Local News Thu, 28 Jul 2016...

Gov't to increase protection of fishing territory
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaic (JIS) – Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to do more to safeguard the country’s territorial waters against poaching. Local News Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:39:09 GMT High-level...

Hopes rest on Bolt to lead athletics out of doping darkness
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – World athletics is counting on Jamaican superstar and six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt told lead the sport out of its darkest hour amid doping and corruption scandals. "I...

Guyana to deport 14 Venezuelans who crossed border for food 
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A group of 14 Venezuelans who crossed illegally into neighboring Guyana apparently to flee the economic crisis engulfing their country will be deported by the end of the week, Guyanese...

Third Manchester Parish Council fraud accused gets $3M bail
Jamaica Observer

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Temporary Works Overseer at the Manchester Parish Council, Kendale Roberts, who was on Monday arrested on fraud charges was granted bail in the sum of $3 million in the Mandeville Resident...

Mahfood denies selling out to T&T during Rowley’s visit
Jamaica Observer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) William Mahfood has denied suggestions that he “sold out” to Trinidadian Prime Minister Keith Rowley, during the prime minister’s visit to...

Gov't to partner with private pharmacies for distribution of prescription drugs
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health is looking to partner with private pharmacies to distribute drugs to patients who use public health facilities. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:00:29 GMT ONLINE READERS...

White teacher cites race discrimination in lawsuit against US school
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A Florida teacher who speaks no Spanish is suing her employer for discrimination, after the school rejected her for a job that required teaching an hour of Spanish per day. Local News...

Gov't moving to make secondary education a legal right
Jamaica Observer

This was disclosed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during today’s (July 26) sitting of the House of Representatives. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:40:37 GMT White teacher cites race discrimination in lawsuit...

MOCA charges another Manchester Parish Council employee
Jamaica Observer

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Another Manchester Parish Council employee was today charged by detectives from MOCA for Conspiracy to Defraud and breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:00:44...

Neymar defends his party boy lifestyle ahead of Olympics
Jamaica Observer

"I'm 24 years old. (...) I have my faults, I'm not perfect. I like to go out and have fun with my friends. Why shouldn't I go out and party? I don't see why not," Neymar said at the training camp in Teresopolis, outside...

Use your extra pay responsibly, Shaw tells workers
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw has urged Jamaican workers, who have benefited from increased take-home pay with the increase in the personal income tax threshold to...

Man held as scores of bullets seized in Westmoreland
Jamaica Observer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Forty rounds of ammunition were seized during a police operation in Dunbar’s River, Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland yesterday. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:35:55 GMT Use your extra pay...

Charlie Smith top aided Corporate Area school under new auxiliary fee programme
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Charlie Smith High School in Trench Town, Southern St Andrew, will receive the largest budget for Corporate Area high school from the new figures produced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and...

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