UB & NICH Sign M.O.U.
Channel 5 Belize

The University of Belize and the National Institute of Culture and History signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on matters of education, history and culture.   The agreement has [...]

Employers should diversify job requirements, says Reid
Jamaica Observer

EDUCATION, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid has endorsed a suggestion made by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for employers to diversify their job requirements by requesting qualifications outside...

Fighting fat
Nation News

Several health agencies are hoping to put a stop to fast-food companies sponsoring school sports and other family-oriented activities.  They are also in support of further increasing the tax on sugar...

Akanni denies betrayal
Nation News

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has not sold out public servants, nor did it collude with the then opposition Barbados Labour Party  (BLP) to bring down the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in...

Antigua Government reviewing dress code
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Less than a week after the Jamaica Government announced it had suspended the no-sleeveless policy after reviewing the long-standing practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire...

Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products
Jamaica Observer

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkey yesterday hiked tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the...

Tryall Fund hands out $18m in scholarships
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 128 students from Hanover can now head into the new school year with some degree of financial security, thanks to the $18 million in scholarship funds that they recently received, courtesy of the...

Crop simulation modelling augurs well for Caribbean agriculture
Jamaica Gleaner

THE CLIMATE-change threat to food security has left Jamaica and the Caribbean in search of an effective response to safeguard their ability to feed their people over the long term, and it appears they have found one.It is...

O.A.S.’ Many Contributions to the Jewel Are Highlighted
Channel 5 Belize

Throughout the programme there were testimonials of sorts on the O.A.S.’ contribution to the development of Belize, in areas including human development and the justice system.  Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin,...

Sean Trott Wins Run Through Hyde Park 10K
Bernews

Bermudian Sean Trott ran to victory in the Run Through Hyde Park 10k in England. Trottt completed the course in a time of 34:26, Brittany Charboneau...

SMART Hospital Project is Underway
Channel 5 Belize

The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization, with sponsorship from the Department of International Development of the United Kingdom, are hosting town hall meetings across the country [...]

Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal
Telegraph UK

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Corporate Hands | JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation supports summer programme
Jamaica Gleaner

| 12:04 AM These little ones provide some assistance to Kim Mair, CEO of the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, as she tries her hand at saying ‘good morning’ in sign language. Occasion was the arts segment of the Jamaica...

Any New Initiatives on the Horizon between Belize and Taiwan?
Channel 5 Belize

The official visit of the Taiwanese head of state is a brief one during which high-level meetings will be held with senior members of the Barrow administration.  But is Belize [...]

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job
Jamaica Observer

PENNSYLVANIA, USA (AP) — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even...

Parliament attack: Birmingham community where suspect lived thought he was "normal person"
Telegraph UK

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Corporate Hands | Sagicor donates to church back-to-school fair
Jamaica Gleaner

| 12:04 AM Brittany Quallo (right), Sagicor Life financial adviser and Sagicor Foundation volunteer, presents a cheque for $50,000 to Reverend Dr Peter Garth (left), senior pastor at Hope Gospel Assembly, and Marsha...

Special Ed Teachers Learn About Speech Language Disorders
Channel 5 Belize

A three-day language disorder workshop wrapped up today in Belize City. The training which aimed to evaluate the communication disorder among diverse populations targeted thirty-nine special education teaches and...

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to Visit the Jewel
Channel 5 Belize

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrives in Belize on Thursday afternoon on an official visit of the country.  The seventh president of the Republic of China is visiting the Jewel for [...]

Earth Today | Crop simulation modelling augurs well for Caribbean agriculture
Jamaica Gleaner

The climate-change threat to food security has left Jamaica and the Caribbean in search of an effective response to safeguard their ability to feed their people over the long term, and it appears they have found one.It is...

Belize Reflects on 70 Years of O.A.S.
Channel 5 Belize

The Organization of American States was established in 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among the thirty-five countries that make up its membership.  The international union is [...]

In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube , a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of...

130 schools equipped with metal detectors
Jamaica Observer

A total of 130 schools have been equipped with hand-held metal detectors and walk-through devices installed in five institutions under the US$4-million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project.The initiative,...

Great Belize Productions Wins Big At 49th CBU Awards
Channel 5 Belize

Great Belize Production’s News Five received multiple awards on Tuesday night during the forty-ninth annual Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s Annual General Meeting which was held in Jamaica.  This company...

Introducing PrEP to the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Belize
Channel 5 Belize

In an effort to strengthen its fight against HIV/AIDS in Belize, the National AIDS Commission in collaboration with the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children held a [...]

Street Scenes — August 16, 2018
Jamaica Observer

Laying down the lawSergeant Max Burgher removes the licence plate from a Coaster bus on Eastwood Park Road in St Andrew on Tuesday. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) Let me help, ma'amInspector Ronald McLeod assists a...

Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn
Telegraph UK

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St James innovators create beauty out of plastic
Jamaica Gleaner

Who would have ever imagined that the most beautiful day of a woman's life could find her wearing a wedding dress made of ... plastic!The elegant creation was on display for all to see, and it captured the attention of...

Earth Today | Climate change a growing threat to food security
Jamaica Gleaner

From availability to access, utilisation and systems stability, climate change is a threat to all four dimensions of food security.The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations sounded the warning from...

Hidden: The Rohingya girls who seldom see the light of day 
Telegraph UK

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City of Kingston and Gibraltar to twin
Jamaica Observer

THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, at its council meeting on Tuesday, voted in support of a resolution for the twinning of the city of Kingston with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

Free training, boarding at Ebony Park HEART Academy
Jamaica Observer

EBONY Park HEART Academy in Clarendon is calling on Jamaica's unattached youth to take advantage of the free training programmes and boarding being offered by the organisation for the upcoming academic year.

Genoa collapse: Hundreds more bridges 'at risk' across Italy as ministers blast highways firm
Telegraph UK

Arcangelo Merella, a former member of Genoa city council with responsibility for transport, said: I was saying that the bridge was at risk, that it was no longer adequate and that there was the need to find an alternative...

Climate change a growing threat to food security
Jamaica Gleaner

FROM AVAILABILITY to access, utilisation and systems stability, climate change is a threat to all four dimensions of food security.The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations sounded the warning from...

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined
Bernews

The lack of major problems caused by plant pests and diseases on the island is something most of us probably take for granted, but there is work done...

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview
Bernews

[Written by MP Chris Famous] During my brief trip to Tortola in March, I had the opportunity to meet Angela Burnett, author of the Irma Diaries,...

Who will catapult this country and people into 'the spring of hope'?
Jamaica Observer

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,It was the season of light, it was the season of...

Corporate Hands | JN Bank helps university student with tuition
Jamaica Gleaner

| 12:05 AM Carlene Edwards (left), sales promotions and events manager, JN Bank, presents Venisha Campbell, student of the University of the West Indies, Mona, with a cheque towards her 2018-2019 tuition. Campbell is the...

Church's mission to increase, cure
Jamaica Observer

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards celebrates 60 years of his birth today. Apart from giving thanks to God for his life so far, turning 60 means that he has another 15 years to send in his...

Arthur Saldivar Launches News Lawsuit against P.U.P.
Channel 5 Belize

Attorney Arthur Saldviar has launched a second lawsuit against the People’s United Party. Saldivar’s application to contest the P.U.P.’s Belmopan Convention was turned down twice. In the first instance, his...

Corporate Hands | Nestle encourages healthy eating habits among children
Jamaica Gleaner

| 12:06 AM Nestlé Jamaica recently hosted students at its corporate office for a one-week summer cooking programme, where they were taught to cook quick and easy dishes using their favourite Nestlé products.Culinary...

Workshops on handling conflicts, grievances in mining under way
Jamaica Observer

THE Mines and Geology Division is staging a series of workshops on conflict-sensitive mining and grievance-handling mechanisms for stakeholders in the mining sector.The objective is to equip persons with skills to address...

Saint Jean praises students’ CSEC performance despite Hurricane Maria
Dominica News Online

Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, has said that the brutality of Hurricane Maria was not enough to wash away the determination or to drown the resolve of the country’s young people. Saint Jean was delivering...

Innovation centres will provide safe space for young people
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green says the ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established...

Cordon bleu on wheels
Royal Gazette

Cordon bleu food is on the menu for Meals and Wheels clients, thanks to cooking classes from a top chef. Danai Hongwanishkul, executive chef at Marcus Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club, has conducted a...

A voice from the womb
Jamaica Observer

From time to time the question of abortion has raised its head. So that there be no gloss on such a vital matter, it is indispensably necessary that we understand what the issues are.Abortion is the termination of the...

Register for Pals Mad Hair Day
Royal Gazette

A cancer charity is to hold a Mad Hair Day to raise funds to support its work. Pals wants schools and businesses to join in and style their hair in a mad or crazy way or hold a Denim Day to boost the Paget-based charity....

St Peters West to rent St Georges vestry
Royal Gazette

A disused church in St Georges will soon be home to a new congregation. Gillian Outerbridge, parish administrator at St Peters West, said that building on Wellington Slip Road will now be used by the New Testament Church...

Back to School drive under way
Royal Gazette

A Back to School uniform and supply drive is being organised by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hamilton. People are urged to donate uniforms, shoes, sneakers and socks for public schoolchildren of all ages to the...

Man lucky not to lose leg in fatal crash
Royal Gazette

A yachtsman involved in a fatal crash said he was lucky not to have lost a leg after a motorboat smashed into his inflatable. Charlie Watson said his boat did not have lights, but that the collision would not have been as...

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