Jamaica

Country Jamaica
Capital Kingston
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Jamaican dollar(JMD)
Languages English(Jamaican English) & Jamaican Patois

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The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino Indians, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually obtained increasing independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained full independence when it withdrew from the Federation in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs affiliated with the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in international drug smuggling and money laundering. Violent crime, drug trafficking, and poverty pose significant challenges to the government today. Nonetheless, many rural and resort areas remain relatively safe and contribute substantially to the economy.

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Sean Kingston Talks New Single 'Peace of Mind' & Preparing for 'Made In Jamaica' Release - BillboardSean Kingston Talks New Single 'Peace of Mind' & Preparing for 'Made In Jamaica' Release  Billboard

Sean Kingston has been preparing for his moment back in the spotlight. In the midst of creating new music and collaborating with various artists, Kingston today ...



Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain - Washington PostBond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain  Washington Post

The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's last one as 007 is heading home to Jamaica, Rami Malek is joining the cast to play a villain.



US men's national team to face Jamaica on June 5 at DC United's Audi Field - MLSsoccer.comUS men's national team to face Jamaica on June 5 at DC United's Audi Field  MLSsoccer.com



Strong Turnout Expected for Jamaica International Exhibition - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceStrong Turnout Expected for Jamaica International Exhibition  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

More than 80 exhibiters and 140 buyers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and the Caribbean are expected to attend the second annual Jamaica ...



Jamaica, Norway Deepening Economic Ties - rjrnewsonline.comJamaica, Norway Deepening Economic Ties  rjrnewsonline.com

Jamaica is looking to deepen its economic ties with Norway. Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith is in Oslo, Norway on an official ...



PHOTOS: Jamaica Government Pensioners Association Annual General Meeting - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePHOTOS: Jamaica Government Pensioners Association Annual General Meeting  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

President of the Jamaica Government Pensioners Association, Jonathan Brown (left), observes as First Vice President of the Association, June Spence Jarrett ...



Jamaica headed for the big times, says Holness of prosperity agenda - Loop News JamaicaJamaica headed for the big times, says Holness of prosperity agenda  Loop News Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated that it is time for Jamaicans to secure their economic independence. To achieve this, Holness said Jamaicans must ...



No Cases of Measles in Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceNo Cases of Measles in Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public that there are no local or imported cases of measles in the country. As stated by the Health ...



Jamaica Exporting Mangoes To The US For The First Time - rjrnewsonline.comJamaica Exporting Mangoes To The US For The First Time  rjrnewsonline.com

Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States. The shipment is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation ...



Jamaica's cannabis gamble - Head down to the herb house - The EconomistJamaica's cannabis gamble - Head down to the herb house  The Economist

WHEN JAMAICAN children catch a cold, mothers rub cannabis oil on their chests. Rastafarians smoke cannabis as a religious custom. Some believe that it grew ...



Is the Jamaica International Invitational in trouble? - sportsmax.tvIs the Jamaica International Invitational in trouble?  sportsmax.tv

The Jamaica International Invitational seems to be in jeopardy of being delayed this year or possibly not being held at all. The IAAF-sanctioned Area...



Stop Exploiting Jamaica's Workers, Anglican Bishop Urges - rjrnewsonline.comStop Exploiting Jamaica's Workers, Anglican Bishop Urges  rjrnewsonline.com

A leading member of the Jamaican clergy is adding his voice to those calling for a re-evaluation of the widespread use of short term employment contracts in ...



Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest Announces 2019 Lineup - Rolling StoneJamaica’s Reggae Sumfest Announces 2019 Lineup  Rolling Stone

Reggae Sumfest has been Jamaica's premiere festival for more than 25 years; the Montego Bay event mixes the genre's legends with local acts, plus great local ...



First Shipment of US-Bound Jamaican Mangoes Being Delivered in May - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceFirst Shipment of US-Bound Jamaican Mangoes Being Delivered in May  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States (US). This, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries ...



April Shaping Up to be a Good Month for Tourism - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceApril Shaping Up to be a Good Month for Tourism  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says that April is shaping up to be another good month for visitor arrivals. “We are expecting this to be a huge month.



Jamaica's first shipment of mangoes to the US next month - Shaw - Loop News JamaicaJamaica's first shipment of mangoes to the US next month - Shaw  Loop News Jamaica

Come next month, Jamaica is to export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States. This is according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries ...



Naomie Harris admits it's 'amazing' to film Bond 25 in Jamaica as it's her mother's home country - Daily MailNaomie Harris admits it's 'amazing' to film Bond 25 in Jamaica as it's her mother's home country  Daily Mail

Naomie Harris, 42, has admitted that she is thrilled at being able to shoot Bond 25 in Jamaica because it's her mother's home country.



U.S. soccer team will make first visit to Audi Field for friendly vs. Jamaica - The Washington PostU.S. soccer team will make first visit to Audi Field for friendly vs. Jamaica  The Washington Post

The U.S. men's national soccer team will begin preparations in Washington late next month for the Concacaf Gold Cup, conducting an extended training camp in ...



Jamaica's Prime Minister Aims to Lure Georgia Trade Office Amid New Era of Growth - GlobalAtlantaJamaica's Prime Minister Aims to Lure Georgia Trade Office Amid New Era of Growth  GlobalAtlanta

In the map of Georgia's trade offices around the world, Jamaica's prime minister has noticed a glaring omission: the Caribbean. During a visit to Atlanta and ...



International investors dance to the tune of Jamaica’s reggae-loving central bankers - Los Angeles TimesInternational investors dance to the tune of Jamaica’s reggae-loving central bankers  Los Angeles Times

The Central Bank of Jamaica has become something of a viral sensation, using reggae to communicate a monetary policy that has helped the Kingston stock ...



Training Key to Growth of Animation Sector - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceTraining Key to Growth of Animation Sector  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

President of the Jamaica Animation Nation Network (JANN), Kevin Jackson, says training and capacity building are integral to the growth and development of ...



Things are about to get brighter at Jamaica Station with $1.2 million lighting upgrade - QNS.comThings are about to get brighter at Jamaica Station with $1.2 million lighting upgrade  QNS.com

Jamaica residents will soon be seeing their train station in a much different light. The New York Power Authority and the Port Authority have partnered to ...



This Week in History: Hailie Selassie in Jamaica - Nightlife - ABC LocalThis Week in History: Hailie Selassie in Jamaica - Nightlife  ABC Local

Why was Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie greeted as if he was a god when he visited Jamaica in 1966?



JIS TV Relocated - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJIS TV Relocated  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Jamaica Information *Service* (JIS) wishes to advise that effective April 25, the Television Department (JIS TV) has been relocated from Arnold Road and will ...



Williams leads continued Jamaican dominance at CARIFTA Games - International Association of Athletics FederationsWilliams leads continued Jamaican dominance at CARIFTA Games  International Association of Athletics Federations

Jamaica extended its uninterrupted dominance of the Games to 35 years at the 48th edition of the CARIFTA Games held in the Cayman Islands from 20-22 April.



Public-Sector Workers Welcome Energy Efficiency Workshop - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePublic-Sector Workers Welcome Energy Efficiency Workshop  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Several public-sector officers say they have benefited significantly from the recent Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (ECCP) workshop, which was ...



These are the most fun and unique water activities in Jamaica - USA Today 10BestThese are the most fun and unique water activities in Jamaica  USA Today 10Best

There are so many different ways to enjoy the water in Jamaica, from its beautiful beaches to its stunning rivers. Here are more than 10 fun water activities that ...



Bond 25 Confirms Rami Malek and Full Cast, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Writing, and Jamaica Setting - IndieWireBond 25 Confirms Rami Malek and Full Cast, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Writing, and Jamaica Setting  IndieWire

Daniel Craig is returning as 007 in the still-untitled Bond 25. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli teased the film and announced the full cast ...



How Jamaica Is Using Reggae to Communicate Monetary Policy - BloombergHow Jamaica Is Using Reggae to Communicate Monetary Policy  Bloomberg

Jamaican Finance and Public *Service* Minister Nigel Clarke discusses the nation's economy and central bank policy communication efforts on "Bloomberg ...



IMF chief to Jamaica rejects call for fixed exchange rate - Loop News JamaicaIMF chief to Jamaica rejects call for fixed exchange rate  Loop News Jamaica

A fixed exchange rate cannot be accommodated under Jamaica's current economic programme, according to Dr Uma Ramakrishnan, the International Monetary ...



Review: ‘Sprinter’ puts Jamaican spin on inspiring sports genre - Los Angeles TimesReview: ‘Sprinter’ puts Jamaican spin on inspiring sports genre  Los Angeles Times

Sprinter,” executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, tells a standard sports story from a unique Jamaican perspective.



Jamaica Records Most Successful Winter Tourist Season - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Records Most Successful Winter Tourist Season  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The 2018/19 Winter Tourist Season has emerged as Jamaica's most successful based on earnings and visitor arrivals, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett ...



Joyful Learning Seminar on May 5 at Knutsford Court Hotel - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJoyful Learning Seminar on May 5 at Knutsford Court Hotel  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Psychologist who specialises in Child and Adolescent Development, Camile Swapp, through her organisation, Swapp and Associates, will host the inaugural ...



Tourism ministry luring visitors to Jamaica's 'Top Events' - Loop News JamaicaTourism ministry luring visitors to Jamaica's 'Top Events'  Loop News Jamaica

The Ministry of Tourism, through its Tourism Linkages Network (TLN) has launched the Top Events Jamaica initiative – designed to increase visitor participation ...



FDNY Investigates Cause of Jamaica Fire That Injured Three - NY1FDNY Investigates Cause of Jamaica Fire That Injured Three  NY1

Three people sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital.



Jamaica weather: isolated thunderstorms for some parts of the island - Loop News JamaicaJamaica weather: isolated thunderstorms for some parts of the island  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, April 22, 2019 by the Meteorological *Service* Division. SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Trough across Jamaica.



World Circuit: Inside Jamaica's Growing Film Industry - AwardsCircuit.comWorld Circuit: Inside Jamaica's Growing Film Industry  AwardsCircuit.com

Though it may not be making major headlines, Jamaica's film industry is currently having a significant moment in the spotlight. This month's release of “Sprinter” ...



CARIFTA Games and Jamaican Schools become latest recipients of World Athletics Heritage Plaque - International Association of Athletics FederationsCARIFTA Games and Jamaican Schools become latest recipients of World Athletics Heritage Plaque  International Association of Athletics Federations

While attending the 48th edition of the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands (20-22 April), IAAF President Sebastian Coe confirmed the latest recipients of the ...



Jamaica debt falls below 100% of GDP, first time since 2000 - Trinidad NewsJamaica debt falls below 100% of GDP, first time since 2000  Trinidad News

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting that for the first time since 2000, Jamaica's public debt will fall below 100 per cent – to 98.7 per cent for 2019.



The Teenage Girl Leading Jamaica’s New Reggae Scene - The AtlanticThe Teenage Girl Leading Jamaica’s New Reggae Scene  The Atlantic

KINGSTON—Toward the end of August 2017, a 17-year-old Jamaican musician named Mikayla Simpson uploaded a video of herself singing to her Instagram ...



The Globalization Of Fast Food, Public Health And Why We Should Have An Eye On Jamaica - ForbesThe Globalization Of Fast Food, Public Health And Why We Should Have An Eye On Jamaica  Forbes

In Jamaica, quick-*service* restaurants are the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant sub-sector, with 50% of the market composed of U.S. fast-food franchises ...



Half Moon: As Jamaica's Iconic Resort Turns 65, There's Much More To Come - ForbesHalf Moon: As Jamaica's Iconic Resort Turns 65, There's Much More To Come  Forbes

One of Jamaica's most historic resorts, the beloved Half Moon just celebrated its 65th anniversary. Not to rest on laurels, the property is soon to open a ...



The Traveler's Guide to Negril, Jamaica: Where Cannabis, Food, and Culture Meet - LeaflyThe Traveler's Guide to Negril, Jamaica: Where Cannabis, Food, and Culture Meet  Leafly

Leave the tourist traps behind and seek out authentic cannabis, cuisine, and culture in Jamaica's most herb-friendly region.



Reggae Boyz To Meet USA In Friendly International - rjrnewsonline.comReggae Boyz To Meet USA In Friendly International  rjrnewsonline.com

The United States and Jamaica will renew their ongoing rivalry when they face off in an international friendly in June. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has ...



Jamaican dollar depreciates by 14 cents | Loop News - Loop News JamaicaJamaican dollar depreciates by 14 cents | Loop News  Loop News Jamaica

The Jamaica dollar depreciated by 14 cents against the US dollar on Wednesday, according to the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) trading summary. The local currency ...



Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises | News | Sport - Mail and GuardianGet up, stand up: Jamaica rises | News | Sport  Mail and Guardian

Doin' it for themselves: Five years ago the Jamaican women's team was nonexistent but it has since come back to life and is competing once again. (Ronald ...



Don't isolate children with disabilities – Morris | News - Jamaica Star OnlineDon't isolate children with disabilities – Morris | News  Jamaica Star Online

Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, Senator Floyd Morris, is encouraging parents not to isolate, ...



Jamaica's sports minister mandates greater accountability from associations - sportsmax.tvJamaica's sports minister mandates greater accountability from associations  sportsmax.tv

Jamaica's sporting bodies will have to show greater accountability if they are to gain access to the funding they need. This as the country's sports minister Olivia ...



4-H Movement Celebrating 79 Years - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service4-H Movement Celebrating 79 Years  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is celebrating 79 years of engaging young Jamaicans in the business of agriculture. Established in 1940, the organisation, which falls ...



Mexico City's most colorful market is Mercado Jamaica, the flower market - Mexico News DailyMexico City's most colorful market is Mercado Jamaica, the flower market  Mexico News Daily

When you find yourself in the doghouse at 3:00am, take comfort in knowing there's a 24-hour flower market in Mexico City.



Jamaica records decrease in murders for first quarter of 2019 - Nation NewsJamaica records decrease in murders for first quarter of 2019  Nation News

KINGSTON, Jamaica, – The number of people killed in Jamaica so far this year stood at 406 as at the end of April 20 , according to figures released here.



Style Out There: What Sex & Spandex Does For Dancehall Queens In Jamaica - Refinery29Style Out There: What Sex & Spandex Does For Dancehall Queens In Jamaica  Refinery29

Jamaica's dancehall queens are known for their provocative moves that simulate sex and risqué, skin-out style. But is there a cost to embodying sexiness?



Bridging Regulatory Gaps: IAEA Supports Jamaica in Achieving Stronger Radiation Safety - International Atomic Energy AgencyBridging Regulatory Gaps: IAEA Supports Jamaica in Achieving Stronger Radiation Safety  International Atomic Energy Agency

Jamaica's Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act (NSRPA) was passed by Parliament in July 2015 and came into effect in August 2015. Under the new Act ...



Missing teacher Samuel Martin found dead in Clarendon - Jamaica GleanerMissing teacher Samuel Martin found dead in Clarendon  Jamaica Gleaner

The decompsing body of 41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, has been found in bushes in Juno Crescent, May Pen, Clarendon. Head of the Clarendon Police, ...



IMF stays silent on NIDS, wants Integrity Commission empowered - Jamaica GleanerIMF stays silent on NIDS, wants Integrity Commission empowered  Jamaica Gleaner

IMF officials have opted not to weigh in on the implications of the court ruling on Jamaica's National Identification System, NIDS, even though it forms part of the ...



Jamaica SC Follows Justice Chandrachud's Aadhaar Dissent To Declare Its National Identification System (NIDS) Unconstitutional [Read Judgment] - Live LawJamaica SC Follows Justice Chandrachud's Aadhaar Dissent To Declare Its National Identification System (NIDS) Unconstitutional [Read Judgment]  Live Law

'Dr Chandrachud J, in my respectful view, demonstrated a greater sensitivity to the issues of privacy and freedom that is not as evident in the judgments of the ...



Young entrepreneur creates Patois-inspired T-shirt line - Jamaica Star OnlineYoung entrepreneur creates Patois-inspired T-shirt line  Jamaica Star Online

A suggestion from a friend is what charted the way forward for Andre Swaby towards owning and operating his own start-up, the Jamaican Slangz and Patwa ...



Jamaica Ends Campaign On Winning Note At Regional U15 Cricket Tournament - rjrnewsonline.comJamaica Ends Campaign On Winning Note At Regional U15 Cricket Tournament  rjrnewsonline.com

Jamaica's Under 15 team ended their campaign at the West Indies Super50 tournament with a crushing 141 run win over the Leeward Islands at the Sir Vivian ...



Jamaica Stock Exchange to Pilot Bitcoin and Ether Trading - CoinDeskJamaica Stock Exchange to Pilot Bitcoin and Ether Trading  CoinDesk

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is soon to trial bitcoin and ether trades with help from Canadian fintech firm Blockstation. The two firms jointly announced ...



Oney British gets fashionable send-off | News - Jamaica Star OnlineOney British gets fashionable send-off | News  Jamaica Star Online

Several skimpily dressed female mourners who attended the funeral for Alfonso 'Oney British' Harriott were ushered out the church because of the revealing ...



Wigton IPO subscribers top 10000, but public sector applications lag - Jamaica GleanerWigton IPO subscribers top 10000, but public sector applications lag  Jamaica Gleaner

The number of applicants for shares in the Wigton Windfarm IPO has exceeded the 10000 goal set by the Jamaican Government. But a representative of lead ...



Wigton has Saved Jamaica US$54 Million in Oil Imports - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceWigton has Saved Jamaica US$54 Million in Oil Imports  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, says that Wigton Windfarm Limited has saved the Government expenditure of over US$54 ...



Jamaica Ripe for Investment in Animation – Senator Charles Jr - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Ripe for Investment in Animation – Senator Charles Jr  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says Jamaica is well positioned to benefit ...



Teachers and Students Trained as Jamaica Moves Ambassadors - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceTeachers and Students Trained as Jamaica Moves Ambassadors  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Health Promotion and Education Officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Gerald Miller, says the Ministry of Health's Jamaica Moves Initiative has trained ...



Top shooters take aim at Ja Invitational Pistol Tournament - Jamaica GleanerTop shooters take aim at Ja Invitational Pistol Tournament  Jamaica Gleaner

TOP Jamaican shooters, led by Master Andy Yap and 'A' Class Ryan Bramwell, are in action against crack international marksmen at the ninth Jamaica ...



Easy, breezy, beautiful CoverGirl Tifa | Entertainment - Jamaica Star OnlineEasy, breezy, beautiful CoverGirl Tifa | Entertainment  Jamaica Star Online

Dancehall artiste Tifa continues to break new ground in the endorsement realm after recently being named the face of CoverGirl Jamaica. The entertainer, who ...



Jamaica Poised for More Investments from China - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Poised for More Investments from China  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica is poised to benefit from significant economic and infrastructural development initiatives under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the ...



Jamaica Fire Brigade Urges Adherence to National Building Code and Disabilities Act - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Fire Brigade Urges Adherence to National Building Code and Disabilities Act  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is urging adherence by individuals and entities to stipulations under the National Building Code Jamaica, and the Disabilities ...



Jamaica's New Houses of Parliament Unveiled - ArchDailyJamaica's New Houses of Parliament Unveiled  ArchDaily

Hines Architecture + Design and Design Collaborative have been selected to design Jamaica's new Houses of Parliament in Kingston.



'Heaven on Earth' experienced at Epican | News - Jamaica Gleaner'Heaven on Earth' experienced at Epican | News  Jamaica Gleaner

It was a proud moment for patrons and sponsors as No-Maddz, the dynamic reggae dub duo, debuted their sophomore project Heaven on Earth on Wednesday.



Jamaican Nationals Association Donates Scholarships to Students - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaican Nationals Association Donates Scholarships to Students  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Five students of Jamaican heritage, who are attending colleges and universities in the United States, have been awarded the 2019 Jamaican Nationals ...



Port Authority to Finance Five Major Projects - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePort Authority to Finance Five Major Projects  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) is financing five major projects from its 2019/20 capital budget of approximately $4.39 billion. These, according to the ...



Suicide leaves biggest casualties behind | News - Jamaica GleanerSuicide leaves biggest casualties behind | News  Jamaica Gleaner

With an average of one suicide per week in Jamaica, according to the police, another family is plunged into the abyss of psychological and emotional trauma ...



Samuda shocked at murder of lecturer Samuel Martin - Jamaica GleanerSamuda shocked at murder of lecturer Samuel Martin  Jamaica Gleaner

Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda has expressed shock at the murder of St Joseph's Teachers' College lecturer Samuel Martin. He said the ...



As Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out - Thomson Reuters FoundationAs Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out  Thomson Reuters Foundation

The government said it wants to bring all of Jamaica's cannabis farmers into the formal industry as it tries to tap into a global market that it estimates will be ...



Failure to invest in infrastructure affecting Jamaica's growth-IDB - Loop News JamaicaFailure to invest in infrastructure affecting Jamaica's growth-IDB  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica has been named among six countries from the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region where growth has been “sharply impacted” by the failure to ...



How Bakersteez is pushing Jamaican rap to new heights - The FADERHow Bakersteez is pushing Jamaican rap to new heights  The FADER

Kingston-raised rapper Bakersteez is leading the way for a new crop of artists on the island.



Shares in Wigton Windfarm Available April 17 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceShares in Wigton Windfarm Available April 17  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaicans will have the opportunity to purchase shares in Wigton Windfarm Limited, when the initial public offering (IPO) opens on April 17. Eleven billion ...



Deportee husband might be giving me 'bun' | Tell Me Pastor - Jamaica Star OnlineDeportee husband might be giving me 'bun' | Tell Me Pastor  Jamaica Star Online

Dear Pastor, I'm writing to ask your opinion. I've been with my partner for 14 years, and he has been deported to Jamaica. I chose to join him here in Jamaica.



This summer, a fourth mission trip to Jamaica - Catholic Star HeraldThis summer, a fourth mission trip to Jamaica  Catholic Star Herald

Jen Ramirez has been a youth leader on previous missions to Jamaica. She is pictured with Lenroy, who has lived in the Mustard Seed Community all his life.



University Professor Suggests Public Education Programme On Vaccines - rjrnewsonline.comUniversity Professor Suggests Public Education Programme On Vaccines  rjrnewsonline.com

Professor Winston Davidson, head of the School of Public Health and Health Technology at the University of Technology, has recommended the implementation ...



Djenaba five-for wrecks Jamaica - Trinidad GuardianDjenaba five-for wrecks Jamaica  Trinidad Guardian

T&T medium pacer Djenaba Joseph collects the player of the match award from umpire Carlton Best for her match winning bowling figures of 5 for 6 to help T&T ...



Green Island Primary Launches Jamaica Moves Club - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGreen Island Primary Launches Jamaica Moves Club  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Green Island Primary School in Hanover has launched its Jamaica Moves Club, aimed at promoting physical activity and proper nutrition among students.



Road March - A “Famalay” Affair Road March A 'Famalay' affair | Entertainment - Jamaica GleanerRoad March - A “Famalay” Affair Road March A 'Famalay' affair | Entertainment  Jamaica Gleaner

Skimpy costumes and untamed dancing aside, carnival road marches are paramount meeting grounds for people of all ages, cultures, and class – and for some, ...



Minor Quake Felt Across Sections Of Jamaica - rjrnewsonline.comMinor Quake Felt Across Sections Of Jamaica  rjrnewsonline.com

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was felt in sections of Jamaica Monday morning. It occurred about 8:53. The Earthquake Unit says the tremor was reportedly felt in ...



Jamaica seals Gold Cup host slot - SportsPro MediaJamaica seals Gold Cup host slot  SportsPro Media

Concacaf, the soccer confederation for North and Central America, as well as the Caribbean, has confirmed that Jamaica will host Gold Cup finals matches for ...



News Briefs | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerNews Briefs | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

Workers at the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) were ordered to return to their jobs after they staged a two-day protest this week over the non-payment ...



Two arrested in Jamaica in connection with the killing of Amherst's Nancy Hardy - GazetteNETTwo arrested in Jamaica in connection with the killing of Amherst's Nancy Hardy  GazetteNET

AMHERST — Two men who investigators believe are responsible for the killing of Amherst resident Nancy Hardy in Jamaica last November have been arrested, ...



'Action Ann' and Jamaica's promise - Jamaica Observer'Action Ann' and Jamaica's promise  Jamaica Observer

We Jamaicans should be proud of ourselves. We had a vibrant example of democracy in action last week with colourful campaigning and an electoral office that ...



Jamaica unveils winning design for its new Houses of Parliament in Kingston - The Architect's NewspaperJamaica unveils winning design for its new Houses of Parliament in Kingston  The Architect's Newspaper

Jamaica's new Houses of Parliament will be designed by a team led by local architect Evan Williams of Design Collaborative. The group beat out 23 other teams ...



Rousseau hailed as a truly remarkable man | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerRousseau hailed as a truly remarkable man | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

A true renaissance man.” That was how Patrick Rousseau's brother, Peter, remembered him during yesterday's *service* to celebrate the life of the late attorney.



Dismissed accountant wins case against JN | Business - Jamaica GleanerDismissed accountant wins case against JN | Business  Jamaica Gleaner

Clinton Reid took on his former employer, Jamaica National Building Society, JNBS, in a five-year battle, and won. But the 50-year-old chartered accountant ...



Gov't Committed to Implementing Robust Diaspora Policy - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGov't Committed to Implementing Robust Diaspora Policy  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Government remains committed to implementing a robust diaspora policy that provides the framework for effective partnerships with Jamaicans living ...



Trailer load of fun | Entertainment - Jamaica GleanerTrailer load of fun | Entertainment  Jamaica Gleaner

As revellers flood the streets of the Corporate Area on Sunday, they will be accompanied by a fleet of huge trailers. Since carnival road march began in Jamaica ...



Gayle expects strong World Relays performances | Sports - Jamaica GleanerGayle expects strong World Relays performances | Sports  Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) selection committee has put together a strong set of athletes to represent the country in the 4x400m for ...



Prized Jamaican big man Kofi Cockburn signs with Illinois - Washington PostPrized Jamaican big man Kofi Cockburn signs with Illinois  Washington Post

Illinois has signed prized big man Kofi Cockburn to a national letter of intent.



Man of Jamaican descent jailed for life in murder of NY woman - Jamaica ObserverMan of Jamaican descent jailed for life in murder of NY woman  Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — A 22-year-old man convicted of murder in the 2016 death of a New York City runner was sentenced to life in prison on ...



Clarifying the role of the Water Resources Authority | Letters - Jamaica GleanerClarifying the role of the Water Resources Authority | Letters  Jamaica Gleaner

THE EDITOR, Sir: Note is taken of the Editorial comment in the Daily Gleaner (2019/04/22) regarding the reallocation of water from the National Irrigation ...



Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company Moves to Boost Operations - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Ultimate Tyre Company Moves to Boost Operations  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company Limited (JU Tyre) is looking to introduce new products and services in order to improve its operations. As stated in the 2019/20 ...



Gov't Targeting Standards-Driven Transformation for Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGov't Targeting Standards-Driven Transformation for Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Government is targeting Jamaica's transformation to a standards-driven society, through the certification of key State agencies under the International ...