• Breaking News

    Maritime partnership project

    Jamaica Gleaner / Maritime partnership project Members of Jamaica’s National Task Force on the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) two-year global maritime energy efficiency partnership project share lens time following their first meeting in Kingston. Jamaica is one of ten Lead Pilot Countries around…

  • Breaking News

    Fuel subsidy headed for history books?

    The trinidad Guardian / Last Friday the Minister of Finance announced further increases to the prices of super gasoline and diesel. This came as no surprise. As I had mentioned before, the subsidy on petroleum products has its basis in the Petroleum Production Levy and Subsidy Act of 1974.  The removal of the subsidy can…

  • Breaking News

    BRIT SHOT DEAD *

    Trinidad Express / Mt Dor   ADRIAN St John’s dream was to play cricket for the West Indies. That goal was cut short on Sunday night when the United Kingdom citizen was shot to death when he and two relatives were ambushed by bandits and robbed of cash and cellphones at Mt Dor. Police arrested…

  • Breaking News

    Big burden for all at hands of few

    Trinidad Express / Senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies Dr Roger Hosein continuously calls for the devaluation of the TT dollar. Let me point out to Dr Hosein that devaluation is a slippery slope from which you can never recover. What you are in fact doing by devaluing is putting a burden…

  • Breaking News

    Caymanas Bay Waiting to Exhale

    Jamaica Gleaner / A very rough, dusty, marley stretch of road takes you from the Caymanas Country Club Estate to Caymanas Bay where the river running through the community is its main attraction. Residents claim that the water has mineral qualities and it is loosely referred to as a ‘mineral bath’, but research shows no…

  • Breaking News

    Unbowed Central Bank calling its own shots

    Trinidad Express / Reactions to measures adopted and proposed in Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s mid-year review divide between disappointment that he didn’t go far enough, and alarm that he went too far. Given today’s globalised lifestyle defined by communications, sentiment is understandable that the seven per cent levy on online sales represents digital overkill. The…

  • Breaking News

    Drink more green tea

    Jamaica Gleaner / Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, besides water, and has been used by man for millennia. Medical research highlights the many health benefits of a specific tea – green tea, a drink made from the leaves of the tea plant ( Camellia sinensis ). The same plant that produces…

  • Breaking News

    Online tax to benefit merchant class?

    The trinidad Guardian / Online shoppers shop online to bypass local price-gouging merchants. What are we citizens to do when government sanctions us with tariffs to force us to desist from boycotting their merchant friends and party financiers? The Finance Minister blames private online shoppers for draining US currency. But he doesn’t blame merchants for…

  • Breaking News

    Treat Taylor with kid?s gloves

    Jamaica Gleaner / Social media is currently awash with talk of Christopher Taylor. The Calabar High School World Youth champion, with last year’s 45.27 over the 400m, is being hailed as the next great campaigner over the one-lap distance. This, despite his slender body structure, as against the traditional towers who continue to dominate the…

  • Breaking News

    Obama's approval rises with improving economy

    Jamaica Gleaner / WASHINGTON, (AP): As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they’re increasingly warming to the president they already have. Buoyed by some good economic news and a surge of goodwill from his base of supporters, President Barack Obama is seeing his approval rating rise….

  • Breaking News

    Million-dollar drug bust in Icacos *

    Trinidad Express / Icacos FIVE men were arrested on Sunday in Icacos for trafficking of $1.5 million in marijuana. The suspects were detained by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) during an exercise in the Gulf of Paria. The suspects were turned over to the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB)….

  • Breaking News

    April fools

    The trinidad Guardian / The first week of April is often a time of startling notices. I don’t mean Budget speeches which we know mean little, since governments do what they want in the Caribbean without parliamentary oversight or civil society representation. For example, in April 1957, the BBC broadcast a film on the news…

  • Breaking News

    Narine returns to KKR today *

    Trinidad Express / Kolkata Champion off-spinner Sunil Narine is set to return to India today, and could make a highly anticipated appearance for Kolkata Knight Riders in tomorrow’s mega clash against Mumbai Indians, in the Indian Premier League. KKR team officials confirmed yesterday that the 27-year-old off-spinner was scheduled to arrive today from Trinidad and…

  • Breaking News

    Imbert: Govt on top of the economy from day one

    Trinidad Express / The People’s National Movement (PNM) Government has a handle on the economy and what has happened in the past will not be repeated, said Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Imbert was speaking on TV6’s Morning Edition yesterday. Host Fazeer Mohammed questioned Imbert on whether the PNM and he as Finance Minister really have…

  • Breaking News

    Slain officer’s funeral today

    Trinidad Express / STE Madeleine POLICE Constable Anson Benjamin, who was killed in the line of duty last week, will be given his final rites today, without a suspect in custody or charged with his murder. Benjamin will be given a State funeral with full military rites, beginning with a procession through the streets of…

  • Breaking News, North America

    Donald Trump and Groucho Marx *

    Trinidad Express / “These are my principles, and if you don’t like them…Well, I have others.” Groucho Marx The odds have lengthened against a Donald Trump presidency after his Wisconsin defeat, and they were probably already ten-to-one against. If he wins the Republican nomination, which is still very likely, he will almost certainly face Hillary…

  • Breaking News

    Parliamentary pomp & pageantry

    Jamaica Gleaner / Duke Street in downtown Kingston is set to be transformed this Thursday as members of parliament, senators, members of the judiciary, and the business and religious communities travel to Gordon House for the ceremonial opening of Parliament for the 2016-2017 parliamentary year. The Gleaner’s Norman Grindley captured images of the preparations being…

  • Breaking News

    Protection of workers must take priority

    The trinidad Guardian / The country has sustained its’ people all their lives and now it is the turn of the people to return the favour to the country. The time is right and conditions are perfect, for it is the beloved PNM that created the freeness and the dependency syndrome and quite appropriately it…

  • Breaking News

    ‘Curry favour’ for HDC houses *

    Trinidad Express / Port of Spain PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has described as “laughable” a statement by former housing minister Dr Roodal Moonilal that he assisted media workers with their applications to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) because they are poorly paid. Rowley was responding to a question from the Express on whether he,…

  • Breaking News

    Sellier conquers Rincon Open I race

    News day / The popular local mountain bike rider, sponsored by Music Radio 97, completed the treacherous course in a time of one hour, 21 minutes and 46 seconds, almost two minutes ahead of eventual runner-up and third place finishers, Breakaway’s Ryan Chin and Christopher Govia. Kevin Tinto (Central Spokes) crossed the finish line in…

  • Breaking News

    Comets head to T20 quarters in style *

    Trinidad Express / Alescon Comets romped to a quarter-final spot when they defeated Jenexcon Tableland by 62 runs at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva yesterday in their final Pool D NGC T&T T20 round-robin match. Comets will play Pool B runners-up Clarke Road tomorrow from 7 p.m. in the second game of a…

  • Breaking News

    Tough decisions needed *

    Trinidad Express / PORT OF SPAIN Former Mexican president Felipe Calderon has advised this country that tough economic decisions, including cutting subsidies, must be made during a recession even if it means governments paying the political price of being voted out of office. Calderon is in Trinidad for a leadership and innovation conference which took…

  • Breaking News

    Our cricket champions must inspire all

    Trinidad Express / We are all revelling in the glorious victories of the West Indies cricket teams—women, youth and senior. This has brought back great memories to a particular section of the West Indies public who tell stories to their children and grandchildren of a once all-conquering West Indies team. And those children may have…

  • Breaking News

    Garcia: All schools open on time *

    Trinidad Express / “I am very pleased to say for the second consecutive time all our schools opened on time…both primary and secondary schools. This has not happened over the last 15 years. It is unprecedented in the annals of the education system.” Education Minister Anthony Garcia made this declaration at a conference to address…

  • Breaking News

    Something Extra Tuesday

    Jamaica Gleaner / There is never a dull moment in JA. Today we bring you highlights of Shaggy’s performance at the chic five-star, four-diamond Moon Palace Jamaica Grande hotel in Ocho Rios, St Ann, while in Kingston, communications giant FLOW got an early start on Jamaica Expo 2016. Here is today’s dose of Something Extra.

North America

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Gov’t commits $70 million to help Trelawny farmers transport sugar cane

    Jamaica Observer / ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Maduro desestima eventual embargo petrolero de EE.UU.

    La voz de america / El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, desestimó el jueves el impacto de un eventual embargo petrolero por parte de Estados Unidos y dijo que de acordarse la medida le costaría la carrera política a su par estadounidense Donald Trump. “Venezuela en todo caso no depende de un embargo petrolero de Estados…

  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane

    Jamaica Information / Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny on Wednesday, February 14. + – Photo: Claudia Gardner Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Republican Mitt Romney announces US Senate bid

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Mitt Romney, the former Republican White House hopeful and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he is seeking a US Senate seat in Utah, beginning a closely-watched return to the national political stage. “I am running for United States Senate to serve the people…

  • Key West settles with tattoo artist for $425,000

    MiamiHerald / The city of Key West has reached a $425,000 settlement with a tattoo artist it tried to stop from opening a new shop in the historic district, citing an old law later struck down by an appellate court. Brad Buehrle has agreed to drop his federal case against the city, filed in May…

  • #ICYMI: Hey! Politics! Why can’t you just leave us all alone?! (VIDEO)

    RT / It can’t have escaped your attention that politics now infests every part of life. You can’t watch the Oscars, update your Facebook page or even go to the lavatory without having to choose sides. Legend tells of a time when people would engage in conversation and debate, having formed opinions based on evidence…

  • NWC Launches World Water Day Essay and Photo Competitions

    Jamaica Information / Acting Community Relations Manager for the Eastern Division of the National Water Commission (NWC), Delano Williams, addresses the launch of the NWC’s essay and photo competitions on February 13 at the agency’s Hope Water Treatment Plant in St. Andrew. + – Photo: Donald De La Haye Acting Community Relations Manager for the…

  • Reynolds happy Reno moving in right direction

    Jamaica Observer / New FC Reno Head Coach Vassell Reynolds believes that his team is ready to stake a claim for a spot in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). That would certainly give them a chance to make an assault on the league title when the play-off rounds begin. Since…

  • Churches challenged to help make Jamaica ‘Positively exceptional again’

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Seventh-day Adventists and the wider Christian community have been challenged to make Jamaica positively exceptional again by incorporating outreach programmes that reflect their stewardship responsibilities for all facets of the lives of Jamaicans. The challenge came from Professor Alvin Wint while delivering the main address at the Recognition and…

  • Parent Place for Mount Salem by End of March

    Jamaica Information / Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) headquarters in Kingston. + – Photo: Mark Bell Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information…

  • Reggae Music Jamaica’s Most Valuable Export – Grange Tells UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Meeting

    Jamaica Information / The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston (centre) are joined by delegates attending the four-day meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Subnetwork taking place at the Jamaica Pegasus. + – Photo: JIS Photographer The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister…

  • Construcción de viviendas en EE.UU. repunta en enero

    La voz de america / La construcción de casas en Estados Unidos subió en enero impulsada por un repunte en la edificación de unidades unifamiliares, mientras que los permisos de construcción subieron a su nivel más alto desde 2007. Los inicios de construcción de casas escalaron un 9,7%, a una cifra desestacionalizada de 1 millón…

  • Veteran liberal Yavlinsky opposes presidential election boycott

    RT / Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal party Yabloko has urged voters not to dismiss their right to participate in elections, adding that boycotts inevitably fail to produce any results. ” We should not go on strike, we should vote, because this is our right. If we all stay at home simply nothing…

  • What Jeter has done to Marlins is shameful betrayal of trust

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Marlins begin spring training Monday with the first full-squad work up in Jupiter, but hope does not spring eternal. Hope sprung a leak. It smells like rotten Fish in here. The Marlins are tanking the season after a shameful winter salary dump that betrayed the trust of fans yet again. South…

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;…

Latin America

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