GEORGETOWN, Guyana December 6, '14- Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar said on Saturday he would call early elections in the New Year, putting paid to local and international calls for him to lift the suspension of Parliament.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 6, 14 - Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will lead Jamaica’s delegation to the Fifth Summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba, which will be held in Havana, Cuba, on Monday, December 8, 2014.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 5, 2014- Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Senator A.J. Nicholson, says the recent CARICOM/Japan Ministerial Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, provided the opportunity for the strengthening of relations with Japan, both at the bilateral and regional levels.
PORT MARIA, St. Mary Dec.6, 14 - The Government has launched its first recycling project, which is seeking to recover some 4,690 tonnes of PET material (plastic bottles), and the creation of employment for over 3,000 persons over the next three years.
KINGSTON, Jamaica December 4, 2014 - National Security Minister Peter Bunting is concerned about the tremendous psychological impact that the legacy of slavery and colonialism continue to have on the societies of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
KINGSTON, December 5, 2014 - Economic and Trade Relations will be among the issues discussed at the Fifth Summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba which takes place in Havana, Cuba on Monday 8 December. The Summit will be preceded on Sunday by a meeting of the Foreign Ministers.
Washington, Dec 5.- Amidst the world wide call by the United Nations and the overwhelming majority of its Member states for the United States to release its fifty year old economic stranglehold against the Cuban government, the White House on Wednesday urged Cuba to release U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence on the Communist-ruled island after being convicted for subversion.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Decembner 5, 2014 - FOLLOWING Canada’s November 22 imposition of visa requirements for nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis and holders of the Federation’s passports to enter the north American country, the Federal Government will be replacing free of cost all passports that do not reflect the holders’ place of birth and or name changes.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) December 5, 2014 — President Donald Ramotar will tomorrow announce what position he intends to follow after the Opposition rejected his invitation for dialogue on the deteriorating political environment in the country, a senior government official has said.
KINGSTON, Jamaica December 2, 2014 - The Urban Development Corporation says the issue of Winnifred Beach in Portland and the matter of public access has been amicably resolved in the interest of the public.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tuesday December 2, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says the local economy is beginning to turn around and St. Lucia should return to positive growth by the next financial year.
NEW YORK, USA — Former head of the North East Diaspora Board Patrick Beckford says the election of immigration attorney Joan Pinnock to head the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board for the North East United States was fraught with irregularities.
KINGSTON, Jamaica December 2, 2014 - As the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry into the May 2010 military incursion in Tivoli Gardens got under way on Tuesday, Chairman of the Commission Sir David Simmonds made good on his threat to boot Lloyd D'Aguilar, convener of the Tivoli Committee from the proceedings of the Commission.
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, December 2, 2014 - People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dwayne Vaz, as was expected won the Central Westmoreland by election, becoming the fifth PNP candidate to represent the constituency since it was first won by Matthew Uriah Henry in July 1959.
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, November 30, 2014 - Following three weeks of vigourous campaigning, voters of central Westmoreland will go to the polls on Monday to elect a member of parliament to replace former Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke who died in a Florida hospital in August.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 1, 2014 – The commission of enquiry into the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion by the security forces, which left approximately seventy civilians and two members of the security forces dead, is set to begin today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 30, 2014 – Jamaica’s Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna, is urging Jamaica’s youth to prepare to compete in the changing global labour market, by making themselves marketable and creating their own opportunities for employment.
HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 27 (acn) Haiti´s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe stressed the need for regional countries to keep struggling shoulder to shoulder for the wellbeing of their peoples as Havana readies to host the 5th Summit of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on December 8.
MONTEGO BAY, November 28, 2014 - Professor of International Business and Executive Director of the Mona School of Business Management at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Densil Williams, says the time has come for the creation of economic clusters among businesses across the island.
KINGSTON, Jamaica November 28, 2014 - Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister Huntley Medley, says media reports on the unfortunate developments at the Jamaica House Media Briefing on Wednesday, November 26 have not all conveyed the position and views of the Communication and Public Affairs Department of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
KINGSTON, Jamaica November 28, 2014 - The Supreme Court has granted an injunction blocking the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) from removing former North West St Ann Member of Parliament, Othneil Lawrence, as caretaker for the constituency.
KINGSTON, Jamaica November 27, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has appealed for bi-partisan consensus in support of the the move by the Government to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica’s final appellate court, which she says will ensure access to justice for all Jamaicans.
KINGSTON, Jamaica Nov. 24, 2014- The Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) on Monday reiterated that in the purchase of the Orange Grove property, the organization acted legally, morally, and in the best interest of the entity, its contributors and the people of Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica Nov. 25, 2014- Cabinet has decided to retain the existing Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) in defiance of the Jamaica Labour Party's demand that the entire Board be fired over the purchase of the Orange Vale property in Trelawny.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Tuesday November 25, 2014 – Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace says the Ralph Gonsalves administration is misinterpreting the evaluation of the economy given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
KINGSTON, Nov. 24, 2014 - State minister in the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Julian Robinson says persons caught stealing electricity May facing stiffer penalties, including a criminal record, if convicted.
Between 1944 and 1959, the number of registered voters on list moved from 663,069 to 853,539, an increase of 190,470 (28.7%). As a result of a change in the Constitution, 45 constituencies were provided for in Jamaica, an increase of 13 over the 32 that had been fixed from 1944.
WHILE VARIOUS governments of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are in the process of making new efforts to facilitate hassle-free intra-regional movement, the Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, is seeking to inspire confidence for fresh efforts underway to honour the letter and spirit of the regional integration movement.