CASTRIES, St. Lucia, June 20, 2018 - The time has come for the introduction of inter-island ferry transportation. This is the word from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Monday evening, as she delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 65th Meeting of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Authority, in St. Lucia.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 15, 2018: The Peoples National Party Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security Horace W. Dalley is of the opinion that the island's Work Permit guidelines must be strengthened to prevent the wanton levels of abuse currently taking place in that department at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 20, 2018 - General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night announced that his party has asked the Guyana Court of Appeal to hear an election petition that has been “languishing” in the High Court since 2015.
By year end, 1,000 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) will be installed by the Government in strategic locations islandwide. These CCTVs will be fully integrated in the monitoring system of the ‘JamaicaEye’ initiative.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 20, 2018 – Venezuela cannot accept and reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in settling the border controversy with Guyana, a legal and security expert said Tuesday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 20, 2018: The People’s National Party (PNP) says it is time for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption agency (MOCA) to be called in to investigate the situation at PetroJam Limited, as there are clear indications of what may possibly be fraudulent transactions in the documentation available to the public so far.
KINGSTON, June 19, 2018 - Following public criticism over reported irregularities at the island's sole oil refinery, and a demand by the PNP for intervention by Prime Minister Holness, Cabinet has summonned the permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy as well as the senior management at Petrojam to attend next week's meeting of the Cabinet to respond to allegations of mismanagement at the State-run oil refinery.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 19, 2018 : Amidst reports that Petrojam Chairman Perceval Badahoo-Singh, and fellow Jamaican directors Richard Creary and Harold Malcom have resigned from the board, People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Energy Phillip Paulwell says although this is a step in the right direction, it does not go far enough in addressing the corruption and deepening crisis at the nation's oil refinery.
CLINTON, Oklahoma, Law360 June 18, 2018, - Jamaican students who arrived in the U.S. on J-1 exchange visitor visas to work at aHoliday Inn Expressand a Hampton Inn sued their hosts in Oklahoma federal court Friday.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 17, 2018 - Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, and Vice Minister of the Republic of Cuba, the Hon. Rogelio Sierra Diaz, have both given a commitment to continue to strengthen relations between CARICOM and Cuba.
KINGSTON, June 17, 2018 - Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley says he is seeking legal advice with the intention of taking legal action against the Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding, for what he considers a defamatory Facebook post by Mr Golding.
KINGSTON, June 17, 2018 - Amidst the furore over what has been described as widescale corruption at the island's oil refinery, Petrojam, anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe yesterday made his contribution to the public debate by demanding that any public official be sanctioned, if investigations confirm breaches of the rules at the state-owned oil refinery.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 15, 2018 - The Haitian Government said yesterday it has permanently banned international charity Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country following a scandal over sexual misconduct by some of its workers there.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, JUNE 14, 2018 - The European Union (EU) on Thursday 14 June reaffirmed its financial support for regional sustainable development and noted that it desired as one of the outcomes, a concise Regional Biodiversity Strategy for the next 5 years.
BRIDGETOWN, June 15, 2018 - Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley says the current system of managing concessions under the Tourism Development Act (TDA) is anything but fair. In fact, she told a gathering of industry stakeholders here on Wednesday that what it had essentially done was to create three classes of hoteliers in the country.
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region has now erupted into full violence.
BRIDGETOWN, June 14, 2018- The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday said former Barbadian public servant, James Ifill had received a “full, natural justice hearing” as it released the reasons for its ruling in dismissing his appeal after he was compelled to resign on several charges of misconduct.
NEW YORY, NY, June 14, 2018 - Three Jamaicans were among 91 foreign nationals arrested by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency during a five-day operation in New Jersey that targeted “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators” — the organisation said in a press release.
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - New ways of working needed to be found to tackle the implementation deficit of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Director, Economics Department, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Justin Ram said Friday.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has again highlighted the disadvantage to which small island developing states (SIDS) like Jamaica are placed, when they are classified as upper middle income countries based on their Gross National Income.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been specially invited to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Special Oceans Summit in Oslo Norway following his successful historic presentation at the outreach session of the just concluded G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada.
Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.