• Breaking News

    ILO director: No quick recovery for Caribbean economies

    The trinidad Guardian / Though the current downswing in the economic fortunes of Latin American and Caribbean countries cannot rate in shock value against the global, economic “heart-attack” of 2007-2008, for some it can probably be likened to the onset of chronic, silent killers such as hypertension and diabetes. International Labour Organization (ILO) regional director…

  • Breaking News

    Love Your Feet

    Jamaica Gleaner / You cannot walk towards greatness with bunions and corns. You need to take care of your feet as if they were your beautiful face. You need to know your feet like we know our skin. What is your size? Is it wide? Do you have a high arch? You need to know…

  • Breaking News

    Balance the climate scale – Jackson

    Jamaica Gleaner / Bridgetown, Barbados: As countries in the Caribbean work on their inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, Ronald Jackson, executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), is urging governments to ensure that there is a balance of the issues. Speaking with The Gleaner following a Weather and Climate Forecasting Press Conference…

  • Breaking News

    Election promises

    Jamaica Gleaner / Likening the ‘pay day’ tax policy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a broken campaign promise made in 2007 to double the salaries of nurses, the governing People’s National Party has made yet another appeal for Jamaicans to view the promised abolition of income tax for persons earning $1.5 million or…

  • Breaking News

    Are you a patriot?

    Jamaica Gleaner / Someone, somewhere must’ve wanted the turmoil of our history to be forgotten quickly and thus chose the shortest month for its commemoration. This Black History Month, ironically, has been chosen to celebrate the perpetuation of the politics of hardship the month was meant to memorialise for the sole purpose of helping us…

  • Breaking News

    Red Stripe

    Jamaica Gleaner / Chairman of Red Stripe Richard Byles said it took two years to take back the production of Red Stripe beer for the international market to Jamaica. He said this happened due to several factors. “We’ve done a lot of, plant improvements here,” he said, noting the efforts of the previous managing director,…

  • Breaking News

    JTA hails contribution of former regional officer

    Jamaica Gleaner / Evelyn Tugwell, former regional officer of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) in western Jamaica, has been hailed for her “immeasurable contribution and impact on the education sector and the community” in a career spanning almost half a century. Her commendation came at the recent presentation of the association’s highest accolade, the JTA…

  • Breaking News

    Beware of empty election promises, warns PNP

    Jamaica Gleaner / Likening the ‘pay day’ tax policy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a broken campaign promise made in 2007 to double the salaries of nurses, the governing People’s National Party has made yet another appeal for Jamaicans to view the promised abolition of income tax for persons earning $1.5 million or…

  • Breaking News

    Red Stripe's return two years in the making

    Jamaica Gleaner / Chairman of Red Stripe Richard Byles said it took two years to take back the production of Red Stripe beer for the international market to Jamaica. He said this happened due to several factors. “We’ve done a lot of, plant improvements here,” he said, noting the efforts of the previous managing director,…

  • Breaking News

    Are you a patriot?

    Jamaica Gleaner / Someone, somewhere must’ve wanted the turmoil of our history to be forgotten quickly and thus chose the shortest month for its commemoration. This Black History Month, ironically, has been chosen to celebrate the perpetuation of the politics of hardship the month was meant to memorialise for the sole purpose of helping us…

  • Breaking News

    Red Stripe's return two years in the making

    Jamaica Gleaner / Chairman of Red Stripe Richard Byles said it took two years to take back the production of Red Stripe beer for the international market to Jamaica. He said this happened due to several factors. “We’ve done a lot of, plant improvements here,” he said, noting the efforts of the previous managing director,…

  • Breaking News

    He Said, She Said probes relationships

    Jamaica Gleaner / What do men want versus what women really want? Are all things fair and equal in the world of romance and relationships? Can physical pleasure ever be enough for some people? Are we surrounded by or obsessed with too much sex? These are some of the humorous interrogations in He Said, She…

  • Breaking News

    Love Your Feet

    Jamaica Gleaner / You cannot walk towards greatness with bunions and corns. You need to take care of your feet as if they were your beautiful face. You need to know your feet like we know our skin. What is your size? Is it wide? Do you have a high arch? You need to know…

  • Breaking News

    Sagicor?s Perkins ?very pleased with support?

    Jamaica Gleaner / KIRK Brown and Karlene Blagrove continued their good form this season as they captured the male and female 5K titles at yesterday’s Sagicor Sigma 5K Run in New Kingston. Brown, who copped the men’s title, won in 17 minutes 15 seconds, finishing ahead of former champion Shawn Pitter, who clocked 17.41 minutes,…

  • Breaking News

    Shortened Reggae Wednesdays ends on high

    Jamaica Gleaner / This year’s staging of the Reggae Wednesdays concert series came to a premature end last week. Due to the impending elections, this week’s final staging of the concert series has been cancelled. With that in mind, organisers of the event made sure that patrons got a full dose of entertainment to make…

  • Breaking News

    Tips from Tam: hiring the right help

    Jamaica Gleaner / In our previous article, we shared the top five things householders dislike about domestic help. The following is a guide to hiring and retaining a housekeeper. We include a template job description, which you may customise for personal use. First, let us define the role. According to Jennifer Troyer, a cleaning professional…

  • Breaking News

    Balance the climate scale – Jackson

    Jamaica Gleaner / Bridgetown, Barbados: As countries in the Caribbean work on their inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, Ronald Jackson, executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), is urging governments to ensure that there is a balance of the issues. Speaking with The Gleaner following a Weather and Climate Forecasting Press Conference…

  • Breaking News

    Sagicor?s Perkins ?very pleased with support?

    Jamaica Gleaner / KIRK Brown and Karlene Blagrove continued their good form this season as they captured the male and female 5K titles at yesterday’s Sagicor Sigma 5K Run in New Kingston. Brown, who copped the men’s title, won in 17 minutes 15 seconds, finishing ahead of former champion Shawn Pitter, who clocked 17.41 minutes,…

  • Breaking News

    Tips from Tam: hiring the right help

    Jamaica Gleaner / In our previous article, we shared the top five things householders dislike about domestic help. The following is a guide to hiring and retaining a housekeeper. We include a template job description, which you may customise for personal use. First, let us define the role. According to Jennifer Troyer, a cleaning professional…

  • Breaking News

    Three to watch on election day

    Jamaica Gleaner / Political observers are all agreed that the results in 12 to 16 seats could determine which party gets the nod to form the government after the votes are counted on Thursday. The race is expected to be close in some of the marginal seats across the island, and anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle…

  • Breaking News

    ILO director: No quick recovery for Caribbean economies

    The trinidad Guardian / Though the current downswing in the economic fortunes of Latin American and Caribbean countries cannot rate in shock value against the global, economic “heart-attack” of 2007-2008, for some it can probably be likened to the onset of chronic, silent killers such as hypertension and diabetes. International Labour Organization (ILO) regional director…

  • Breaking News

    Renee Robinson on a mission to success

    Jamaica Gleaner / A leader is someone who creates an inspiring vision of the future, motivating and inspiring others to engage with that vision. The vibrant, multicultural RenÈe Robinson is doing just that as the new film commissioner at JAMPRO. “I actually can paint, draw, sculpt, and perform theatrically,” she revealed to Flair , adding,…

  • Breaking News

    Fascinating book on bats of TT

    News day / I loved peering up to the tree’s canopy and watching the family sleep during the day. This is why I couldn’t resist a new book on bats entitled Bats of Trinidad and Tobago: A Field Guide and Natural History by Geoffrey A Gomes and Fiona A. Reid. This glossy book filled with…

North America

  • Kisko Amari ready to lead way Catch Di Riddim

    Jamaica Observer / St Ann -based deejay Kisko Amari is gearing up to release a five-track EP titled Lead the Way in early June. The project is being spearheaded by Street People Entertainment. His first full-length album is also in the making. “I think that a good album is crucial to the development of a…

  • James’ epic start helps Cavs even series with Pacers

    Jamaica Observer / LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James crystalised his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in NBA history on Wednesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a game one rout with a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers. James scored 20 of his 46 points in the opening…

  • JTA expresses concern about decision to extend school year

    Jamaica Observer / THE Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has noted with concern, the Ministry of Education’s decision to extend the school year by three days. Yesterday’s Jamaica Observer front page story said that some teachers have suggested that this action is a direct response to the teachers’ sick-out on March 12-14 as wage negotiations with…

  • IDB’s Retirement Savings Laboratory a good initiative

    Jamaica Observer / The Retirement Savings Laboratory launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a worthy initiative that should be embraced by all governments in the jurisdictions to which it applies. According to the IDB, this project is designed to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean….

  • Freddie, Etana live up to billing

    Jamaica Observer / HEADLINERS Freddie McGregor and Etana as well as Ashe Ensemble delivered sparkling performances in front of a capacity audience at Jammin’ on the Lawns — Evening of Excellence held at Shortwood Teacher’s College’s Cherry Gardens campus in St Andrew on Saturday. The proceeds from the annual event will be used primarily to…

  • STETHS capture another Spalding Cup title

    Jamaica Observer / SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) regained the ISSA GraceKennedy Financial Group Spalding Cup title after taking first-innings honours in the drawn play-off match against Innswood High at STETHS field. Yesterday Innswood closed on 88-6 in their second innings, chasing an improbable 252 in the final session…

  • Patrick Roberts quits Arnett Gardens

    Jamaica Observer / After months at loggerheads with players, Patrick Roberts yesterday tendered his resignation as president of Arnett Gardens Football Club. Roberts, who was thrown in the spotlight following complaints from players about a number of issues to include but not limited to a salary dispute, had promised to vacate the post at the…

  • Cuba’s Diaz-Canel: president for the post-Castro era

    Jamaica Observer / HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel, who formally replaced Raul Castro as president yesterday, has the task of steering the communist island through a period of uncertainty as it turns the page on six decades of Castro rule. In his opening speech, the silver-haired 57-year-old vowed to “continue the Cuban revolution”…

  • Magnificent Mandeville Magnificent Mandeville

    Jamaica Observer / Residents of cool Manchester were in for a treat last Sunday when the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) made their annual trek to the parish. The club visited two venues, instead of the usual one. The first stop was Midway Mall in Mandeville, which was followed by the regular hang-out of choice…

  • Educator: More graduates but fewer jobs

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica currently boasts a literacy rate of 88 per cent, with 19 per cent of the population earn-ing first degrees, educator Denworth Finnikin noted. This is a major increase in comparison to 20 years ago when persons graduating with first degrees were only three per cent. As a nation, Jamaica graduates approximately…

  • Something Extra | Friday

    Jamaica Gleaner / From the Gypsy House Tapas Restaurant launch mixer, the Miss Jamaica World 2018 launch at the Knutsford Court Hotel, to Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett’s Jamaican Lifestyle Calendar signing at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, it was all about beautiful people being captured in their happy moment.

  • Tanya Lee | The Marlon Samuels saga

    Jamaica Gleaner /   For the last two weeks, sports fans have watched with concern as the ongoing saga between Marlon Samuels and a popular TV host plays out on social media and in local entertainment circles. Marlon’s sensationalist behaviour aside, I believe there are some good lessons in reputation management that I’ve seen him…

  • BOJ improves executive compensation, struggles with staff retention

    Jamaica Gleaner / The compensation packages for executive management of the Bank of Jamaica were topped up during 2017, amid efforts to retain critical staff. The central bank’s annual report reported that individual executives were compensated within a range of $9.28 million to $19.3 million, which was just over a million dollars higher at either…

  • For the Reckord | JMTC’s concert delayed but delightful

    Jamaica Gleaner / This year’s Easter concert by the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) was delayed “by carnival activities,” the chairman, John Waite, told me. “We didn’t want to have to compete with the road marches.” And so it was that the audience at the Alhambra Inn got a late musical taste of Easter Sunday….

  • Analysis of 3D oil survey could take 18 months

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, PCJ, indicates that it will take up to 18 months to know the findings of the ongoing 3D gas and oil survey being conducted by Tullow in Jamaica’s waters. “The seismic work will last between 50 and 60 days, and then it may take another 12 to…

  • Reggae, house music and yoga intersect at Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival

    Jamaica Gleaner / With a vision to bring progressive under-ground talents to the fore, Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival will return to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, from May 1-6 as the premier multifaceted destination experience where yoga, house music and reggae music intersect. “With Tmrw.Tday, it’s nothing like anything I’ve been a part of. Dealing with wellness,…

  • Our mission is to serve every single individual, says new Salvation Army head

    Jamaica Gleaner / “Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity” – the motto of the Salvation Army – has been, in a nutshell, the undertaking of Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton for almost four decades. Haughton, 58, was recently promoted to the rank of commissioner and appointed territorial commander (chief director of the work) of…

  • Top class stars for Racers Grand Prix

    Jamaica Gleaner /   A rematch between Commonwealth Games women’s 200 metres gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas and silver medal winner, Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, will be one of the highlights of the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix which is scheduled for June 9 at the National Stadium. Speaking at the launch…

  • Expo Jamaica goes fully digital with online sales

    Jamaica Gleaner / This year Expo Jamaica, the Caribbean’s largest trade show, has taken a major step into the future by fully digitising all services for the four-day exhibition. This step pushes the showcasing of Jamaican manufacturing forward and has already produced a growth in international buyer participation. The event organisers, the Jamaica Manufacturers Association…

  • Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

    Jamaica Gleaner / MINNEAPOLIS (AP): No criminal charges will be filed in Prince’s death, and evidence shows that the musician thought he was taking a common painkiller instead of a counterfeit pill containing the fentanyl that killed him, a Minnesota prosecutor said yesterday. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz said investigators found no evidence of “any…

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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