North America

  • JSIF Urges Increased Partnership with Service Clubs

    Jamaica Information / Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney. (FILE) + – Photo: JIS Photographer Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney. (FILE) Story Highlights Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, is encouraging more service clubs to support community development projects such as…

  • Education Ministry Looking to Offer More Science Scholarships

    Jamaica Information / National Mathematics Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, addresses a press briefing at The Mico University College in Kingston on Wednesday, January 17. + – Photo: Adrian Walker National Mathematics Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, addresses a press briefing…

  • Preservation of Culture and Heritage Vital – Minister Grange

    Jamaica Information / Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, examines sports memorabilia donated for the National Sports Museum. Occasion was the opening of a two-day textile conservation, preservation and exhibition workshop, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on January 17. Looking on (from left) are Director of Sports Monitoring and…

  • PM Holness Announces State of Public Emergency in St. James

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Right) declaring a State of Public Emergency for the parish of St. James effective Thursday, January 18. Also pictured are Hon. Robert Montague (centre), Minister of National Security and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade. + – Photo: Contributed Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Right) declaring a…

  • Government Will Be Resolute and Firm on Crime

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, speaking to St. Ann business interests as well as medical practitioners at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, St. Ann, on October 6. + – Photo: Garwin Davis Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, speaking to St. Ann business interests as well as medical…

  • Gov’t to Take Strong Action Against Criminals

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (third left) and his wife, Juliet (fourth left), with executives of Fontana Pharmacy in Mandeville (from left), Ann Chang; Founder, Bobby Chang (second left); Kevin Chang; and Ray Thierren, at the launch of Fontana Pharmacy’s 50th anniversary celebrations on January 17. Mr. Holness was the…

  • FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to help Trump

    MiamiHerald / The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of…

  • Miami could lose World Cup bid over FIFA demands at airport

    MiamiHerald / Miami risks losing its chance to serve as a World Cup city over the soccer tournament’s demands for contractual protections at Miami International Airport — including a provision that any disputes be resolved by arbitration in Zurich, Switzerland. A memo from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Miami-Dade could be disqualified as a potential…

  • JUST IN: Major Military operation under way in St James

    Jamaica Gleaner / A major military operation is now under way in St James. The details of the operation are not immediately available. However, it is in response to a surge in shootings and murders in the western parish. The latest incidents occurred three hours apart near the round-a-bout to the Sangster International Airport on…

  • Happy Foods Soups and Bad Dawg Sausages under one roof

    Jamaica Gleaner / Under its LIVE BETTER campaign, CB Foods is encouraging Jamaicans to make better food choices and facilitated the process with its first offering in March 2017. After enjoying success with the brand’s home-made Jamaican soups, which have been available in supermarkets throughout Kingston and St Catherine, Happy Foods is ready to further…

  • Close protection for FIFA delegates

    Jamaica Gleaner / Robert Finzi-Smith, head of security for the FIFA Executive Summit, which gets started today in Montego Bay, St James, said he is confident that the security protocol being implemented will be adequate to ensure the safety of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and more than 100 member association delegates who will be attending…

  • Finding love in a coconut – CIB shop serves up wide range of goodness

    Jamaica Gleaner /   There is perhaps no place in Jamaica that showcases the diverse range of coconut-based products more than The Coconut Shop on Waterloo Road in Kingston. Every day, the aroma of freshly made gizzadas, coconut drops, grater cakes, tarts, cookies, puddings and macaroons permeates the air inside The Coconut Shop. Located at…

  • Holy Trinity bars students in move to improve discipline

    Jamaica Gleaner /   Several students of Holy Trinity High School in Kingston were locked out yesterday morning as the administrators moved to improve discipline at the institution. Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt told The Gleaner that she arrived at school shortly after 9 a.m. and noticed that some students were still making their way to the…

  • Earth Today | Growing financial support for Adaptation Fund

    Jamaica Gleaner / THE ADAPTATION Fund, which bankrolls projects that help developing countries, such as Jamaica, adapt to climate change, was recently pledged more than ?600,000 (J$91 million) that should help to prolong its operations. The pledge that came from the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium raises momentum for the fund, which broke its single-year resource…

  • Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

    Jamaica Gleaner / CAIRO (AP): The Palestinian president yesterday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the US leader’s decision to recognise contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated”. Mahmoud Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a conference in Egypt that the United States has…

  • Posterboy McLeod? – Sprint hurdler prefers to focus on improving

    Jamaica Gleaner / Omar McLeod, reigning 110m World and Olympic champion said that he is focused on improving and is not too concerned about whether people consider him to be the new face of Jamaican track and field.. McLeod, who is considered a favourite for the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman of the Year Award,…

  • Something Extra | Thursday

    Jamaica Gleaner / Cloudy skies and muddy surfaces could not dampen the spirit or fashion of patrons as roots reggae concert Rebel Salute celebrated its 25th anniversary last weekend. The staples: boots, tribal prints, Rebel Salute flags and big, broad smiles. Here are the social highlights.

  • First AngelsJa successes | Patria-Kaye's journey up to Sweetie highway

    Jamaica Gleaner / Patria-Kaye Aarons is a well-known face in Jamaica. Those in the corporate world will recognise her as a marketing guru, she worked with two of the biggest companies in the region, Digicel and GraceKennedy, while the average Jamaican might recognise her from her ongoing roles as a presenter on CVM TV and…

  • Windies skipper regrets controversial appeal

    Jamaica Gleaner / MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC): West Indies Under-19s captain, Emmanuel Stewart, says he regrets the appeal which led to the controversial dismissal of South African opener Jiveshan Pillay during yesterday’s ICC Youth World Cup fixture. Following the contest at Bay Oval, which Young Windies lost by 76 runs, Stewart said while his…

Europe

Asia

  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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