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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‘No Place Like Home’ Review: Self-Discovery in Jamaica - The New York Times‘No Place Like Home’ Review: Self-Discovery in Jamaica  The New York Times

A lively reggae soundtrack and a Jamaican setting: It's not “The Harder They Come” but Perry Henzell's long-lost follow-up to it.



Stephen Cheng Released One Single That Sounded Like Nothing Else. But Who Was He? - The New YorkerStephen Cheng Released One Single That Sounded Like Nothing Else. But Who Was He?  The New Yorker

Hua Hsu writes about the Chinese-American singer Stephen Cheng, who recorded the song “Always Together (A Chinese Love Song)” for the Jamaican record ...



The Long Lost Film Predicting How Tourism Would Ruin Jamaica - The Daily BeastThe Long Lost Film Predicting How Tourism Would Ruin Jamaica  The Daily Beast

Filmmaker Perry Henzell's follow-up to his seminal 1972 Jamaican crime saga “The Harder They Come” was thought lost for nearly 30 years. But it's now seeing ...



Centre to Advance Plant-Based Medicine Research Being Established in Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceCentre to Advance Plant-Based Medicine Research Being Established in Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says there are plans to establish a centre in Jamaica to further advance plant-based ...



One Handgun, 9 Murders: How American Firearms Cause Carnage Abroad - The New York TimesOne Handgun, 9 Murders: How American Firearms Cause Carnage Abroad  The New York Times

Hundreds of thousands of guns sold in the United States vanish because of loose American gun laws. Many reappear in Jamaica, turning its streets into ...



Jamaican bringing honey into US was held for 82 days, lost jobs - The Japan TimesJamaican bringing honey into US was held for 82 days, lost jobs  The Japan Times

A Jamaican was detained for nearly three months in the United States after bringing in bottles of honey from the Caribbean island that customs agents mista.



Review of Bank of Jamaica Act 2018 Far Advanced - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceReview of Bank of Jamaica Act 2018 Far Advanced  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Finance and the Public *Service*, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the Joint Select Committee of Parliament's review of the Bank of Jamaica ...



Newsday, 'Sprinter', the movie doing away with stereotypes about Jamaicans - BBC NewsNewsday, 'Sprinter', the movie doing away with stereotypes about Jamaicans  BBC News

'Sprinter' is a movie which strives to debunk the stereotypical storylines of guns and gangsters, commonly used to describe Jamaica. It's about the story of ...



Moon Palace Resort Captures The Essence Of Jamaican Culture - News OneMoon Palace Resort Captures The Essence Of Jamaican Culture  News One

Nestled in the heart of Ocho Rios, Moon Palace Jamaica captures the rich and bold spirit of the country through an array of cultural experiences.



Jamaica seeks return of artefacts from British Museum - The GuardianJamaica seeks return of artefacts from British Museum  The Guardian

Minister says items taken when island was a colony 'belong to the people of Jamaica'



Jamaican Consul General R. Oliver Mair Announces Launch of 5K Walk-Run Event - Jamaicans.comJamaican Consul General R. Oliver Mair Announces Launch of 5K Walk-Run Event  Jamaicans.com

Jamaican Consul General R. Oliver Mair announced the Jamaica Consulate 5K Run and the ADOPT-A-CLINIC program, which is a Ministry of Health initiative.



Leon Haughton was jailed after US customs thought Jamaican honey was meth - INSIDERLeon Haughton was jailed after US customs thought Jamaican honey was meth  INSIDER

Leon Haughton told The Washington Post he was jailed for 82 days after customs officials in Baltimore alleged that the three jars of honey were meth.



Jamaica Makes US List Of Major Drug Transit Countries - rjrnewsonline.comJamaica Makes US List Of Major Drug Transit Countries  rjrnewsonline.com

Jamaica's efforts to clean up its image as a narcotics transshipment hub have suffered a major setback as US President Donald Trump has listed the island ...



From the RBA to Jamaica, the tune of central bank communication is changing. This is why - ABC NewsFrom the RBA to Jamaica, the tune of central bank communication is changing. This is why  ABC News

If you're not a financial analyst or an erstwhile banker, do you really understand what central banks like the RBA are saying? Would it help if the message was ...



Minor Earthquake Felt In Sections Of Jamaica - rjrnewsonline.comMinor Earthquake Felt In Sections Of Jamaica  rjrnewsonline.com

A minor earthquake was felt across several parishes Thursday morning. The tremor occurred about 6:45. A preliminary report from the Earthquake Unit at the ...



Canada warns travellers as Jamaica extends state of emergency due to rise in violent crime - Global NewsCanada warns travellers as Jamaica extends state of emergency due to rise in violent crime  Global News

A warning from Global Affairs Canada mentions that Jamaica security forces will be able to have more freedom in conducting searches and seizures, detaining ...



Man spent months in jail after customs officials thought honey he brought back from Jamaica was liquid meth - Yahoo NewsMan spent months in jail after customs officials thought honey he brought back from Jamaica was liquid meth  Yahoo News

A Maryland man spent nearly three months in jail after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Baltimore's airport thought honey he had brought back from ...



Jamaica Independence Day: When did the country become independent? - Metro.co.ukJamaica Independence Day: When did the country become independent?  Metro.co.uk

The Caribbean island was part of the British Empire, however it now operates as a self-governed nation led by prime minister Andrew Holness.



In partnership with Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverIn partnership with Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica's bauxite/alumina industry is once again under pressure with jitters around the s...



Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending August 23rd, 2019 - Jamaicans.comTop 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending August 23rd, 2019  Jamaicans.com

JAMAICA'S ECONOMIC REFORM PROGRAM STILL MONITORED BY EPOC The Economic Program Oversight Committee (EPOC) will continue its monitoring ...



Taking a family vacation to Jamaica? 10 reasons to leave your all-inclusive resort - USA TODAYTaking a family vacation to Jamaica? 10 reasons to leave your all-inclusive resort  USA TODAY

Jamaica has perfected all-inclusive vacations to the point where it's tempting never to leave the resort. But if you don't, your family will miss out.



Jamaica seeks cannabis seed-to-sale software; 54 licenses 'granted' - Marijuana Business DailyJamaica seeks cannabis seed-to-sale software; 54 licenses 'granted'  Marijuana Business Daily

Jamaica's cannabis regulator has launched an international bidding process to identify an organization to provide seed-to-sale tracking software.



Jamaica cop silver at Caribbean Squash Championships - Jamaica ObserverJamaica cop silver at Caribbean Squash Championships  Jamaica Observer

Jamaica took the silver medal in the team competition after losing 2-3 in a hard-fought battle against hosts Guyana, as the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash ...



Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams on dating in Jamaica v dating in London - The TimesQueenie author Candice Carty-Williams on dating in Jamaica v dating in London  The Times

When our guest columnist checked out Tinder in Jamaica, she was inundated with likes – but would an IRL date prove too good to be true?



Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar - BernewsJamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar  Bernews

The Bank of Jamaica has advised that it will no longer exchange Bermuda dollars at its banking counter as it “has been unable to repatriate this particular ...



Trump lists Jamaica among illicit drug producers - Loop News JamaicaTrump lists Jamaica among illicit drug producers  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica, Haiti and The Bahamas are among a group of countries United States President Donald Trump has identified as major drug transit or major illicit ...



Government Moves to Modernize Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGovernment Moves to Modernize Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that the Government has not given up on the National Identification System (NIDS). The Prime Minister says the ...



Jamaica Council for Persons With Disabilities Being Given Greater Administrative Autonomy - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Council for Persons With Disabilities Being Given Greater Administrative Autonomy  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is being given greater administrative autonomy by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, under ...



'Symphony of The Seas' to Make Port Calls to Jamaica in 2020 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service'Symphony of The Seas' to Make Port Calls to Jamaica in 2020  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

There is heightening stakeholder anticipation over the impending arrival of the world's largest cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, in 2020.



Jamaica's Film Industry Scores Big in 2018/19 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica's Film Industry Scores Big in 2018/19  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Miss Robinson informed that the 'Propella' initiative, an undertaking which identifies and assists up to five local film-making projects throughout the year with ...



Jamaica wants to establish plant-based medicine research centre - Jamaica ObserverJamaica wants to establish plant-based medicine research centre  Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican Government says there are plans to establish a centre in Jamaica to further advance plant-based medicine research. Industry, Commerce ...



Leader of the Opposition Emancipation Day 2019 Message - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceLeader of the Opposition Emancipation Day 2019 Message  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

My fellow Jamaicans, as we celebrate the 181st anniversary of the abolition of plantation slavery, I greet you in the spirit of the freedom which emancipation ...



2500 Youngsters to Perform at Grand Gala - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service2500 Youngsters to Perform at Grand Gala  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

About 2, 500 young people drawn from communities across the Corporate Area and St. Catherine will perform at the Independence Grand Gala, which will ...



Mayor of Miramar a Jamaican At Heart - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMayor of Miramar a Jamaican At Heart  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Many Jamaicans in the Diaspora hold positions of prominence and use this to advance the country's development. One such individual is Wayne Messam, ...



Men Used to Dominate Jamaican Dancehall. These Women Are Changing That. - The New York TimesMen Used to Dominate Jamaican Dancehall. These Women Are Changing That.  The New York Times

For most of its history, dancehall has been a male-dominated genre. Meet four of the women who are changing that.



PHOTOS: Minister Grange, et al, at 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Final - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePHOTOS: Minister Grange, et al, at 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Final  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (right), presents winning trophy for the 2019 Jamaica Cultural Development ...



Jamaica not panicking, says Bartlett - Jamaica ObserverJamaica not panicking, says Bartlett  Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica's tourism industry is resilient eno...



Scotiabank encourages financial wellness in Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverScotiabank encourages financial wellness in Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Scotiabank encouraged financial wellness in Jamaica through its high-profile public seminar last week on planning for financial success. Among the main points ...



Travel Restrictions To Be Eased Between Cayman, Jamaica - rjrnewsonline.comTravel Restrictions To Be Eased Between Cayman, Jamaica  rjrnewsonline.com

There could be changes to visa restrictions for travel between Cayman and Jamaica. Cayman's Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he and the Jamaican ...



Kenyatta to grace Jamaica's Independence Day fete in Kingston Tuesday - Capital FM KenyaKenyatta to grace Jamaica's Independence Day fete in Kingston Tuesday  Capital FM Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is later Monday expected in Kingston, Jamaica, for a four-day State Visit which will see him attend the ...



Gov't Remains Committed to Empowering Youth Through Technology - Minister Williams - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGov't Remains Committed to Empowering Youth Through Technology - Minister Williams  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the Government remains committed to empowering the nation's youth through technology.



Children and Caregivers settled following fire at Jamaica National Children's Home (JNCH) - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceChildren and Caregivers settled following fire at Jamaica National Children's Home (JNCH)  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) extends gratitude to the management and staff of the Jamaica National Children's Home (JNCH) for ...



Met Service Says Jamaicans Must Remain Prepared - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMet Service Says Jamaicans Must Remain Prepared  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Meteorological *Service* of Jamaica is encouraging Jamaicans to remain prepared for hurricanes, amid the updated outlook for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane ...



Jamaican folk group celebrates Independence Day with elders - BBC NewsJamaican folk group celebrates Independence Day with elders  BBC News

Tan Teddy will help lead Bristol's annual celebrations marking Jamaican independence.



Strong Subba mines Jamaica's first medal at Para Pan American Games - Jamaica ObserverStrong Subba mines Jamaica's first medal at Para Pan American Games  Jamaica Observer

Theodor Subba only started para judo just a year ago and in the process he has made history by becoming the first Jamaican para athlete to make it to the ...



Jamaicans Have Much for Which to be Thankful – PM - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Have Much for Which to be Thankful – PM  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaicans have much to be thankful for as the country marks 57 years of Independence on Tuesday ...



Be good ambassadors of your country, President Kenyatta urges Kenyans in Jamaica - Capital FM KenyaBe good ambassadors of your country, President Kenyatta urges Kenyans in Jamaica  Capital FM Kenya

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 8 — President Uhuru Kenyatta today instructed Kenya's ambassador based in Cuba who is also the envoy to Jamaica to divide his ...



PM Encourages Jamaicans to Harness Potential of Digital Economy - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePM Encourages Jamaicans to Harness Potential of Digital Economy  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging Jamaicans to embrace the possibilities that can result from the country's transition to a digital ...



'We're Canadian, but we still remember where we are from': Jamaican party takes over Kipps Lane parking lot - CBC.ca'We're Canadian, but we still remember where we are from': Jamaican party takes over Kipps Lane parking lot  CBC.ca

Jerk chicken, reggae music, and good vibes. That's what a Jamaican Independence Party, which began in the parking lot of Reggae's Caribbean Restaurant, ...



Jamaicans Urged to Call Out Reckless Drivers - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Urged to Call Out Reckless Drivers  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner Jones, is calling for Jamaicans to take a stand against ...



Jamaica Ready to Exit IMF – Dr. Ngouana - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Ready to Exit IMF – Dr. Ngouana  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Dr. Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, says Jamaica has made tremendous progress over the last six ...



PHOTOS: President of the Republic of Kenya Departs Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePHOTOS: President of the Republic of Kenya Departs Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta (left), says goodbye to Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, before ...



JAMCCAR Celebrated Jamaica's 57th Year Of Independence - NYCaribNewsJAMCCAR Celebrated Jamaica's 57th Year Of Independence  NYCaribNews

The Jamaican Civic and Cultural Association of Rockland, Inc. (JAMCCAR) celebrated its 29th anniversary and commemorated Jamaica's 57th year of ...



Two Jamaicans, one Canadian held with drugs at GAIA - Barbados TodayTwo Jamaicans, one Canadian held with drugs at GAIA  Barbados Today

Police officers from the Drug Squad of the Royal Barbados Police Force on Sunday arrested and charged two Jamaicans and a Canadian with drug-related ...



Hermosa Beach Jamaica's Wailing Souls' Hermosa connection - Easy Reader NewsHermosa Beach Jamaica's Wailing Souls' Hermosa connection  Easy Reader News

“The taxi would pick us up every day. We would pick up Flabba from Roots Radics, we'd go up to the hills of Kingston and go to Alborosie's home studio,” Ken ...



Jamaica Committed to Reducing Carbon Footprint – Minister Williams - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Committed to Reducing Carbon Footprint – Minister Williams  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the country is fully committed to reducing its carbon footprint, so as to mitigate the ...



Jamaican woman arranged 28 phony marriages in US... including her own - Loop News JamaicaJamaican woman arranged 28 phony marriages in US... including her own  Loop News Jamaica

A Connecticut-based Jamaican woman who United States federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for non-US ...



Canada Issues Travel Advisory Against Jamaica - rjrnewsonline.comCanada Issues Travel Advisory Against Jamaica  rjrnewsonline.com

The Canadian government is warning its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in Jamaica due to the high level of violent crime.



Man, 25, fatally shot in front of his home in Jamaica, Queens - WABC-TVMan, 25, fatally shot in front of his home in Jamaica, Queens  WABC-TV

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Queens Tuesday night.



PHOTOS: Governor-General Meets Contestants and Officials of the 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePHOTOS: Governor-General Meets Contestants and Officials of the 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (centre), with contestants and officials of the 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition ...



Residents Encouraged to Access Water Through Appropriate Channels - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceResidents Encouraged to Access Water Through Appropriate Channels  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Deputy Chairman of the National Water Commission (NWC), Steven Fong-Yee, is encouraging residents seeking to acquire water, to do so through legitimate ...



Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce smashes 40-year-old Pan Am Games record - ReutersJamaica's Fraser-Pryce smashes 40-year-old Pan Am Games record  Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) - Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke the 40-year-old Pan Am Games 200 metres record when the twice Olympic 100 metres champion ...



PNP must have swallowed the wrong pill - Jamaica ObserverPNP must have swallowed the wrong pill  Jamaica Observer

Do not stand in a field of thorns to remove thorns. — Bemba proverb, Zambia. “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe ...



'Who is the victim, the shooter or the shot?' Jamaica playwright asks - Queens Daily Eagle'Who is the victim, the shooter or the shot?' Jamaica playwright asks  Queens Daily Eagle

By Victoria Merlino. The Jamaica, Queens artist Yogi “Y?” Guyadin speaks with the sort of frantic, tightly coiled energy usually reserved for impassioned ...



Joy Allen of Jamaica - theperrynews.comJoy Allen of Jamaica  theperrynews.com

Funeral services for Joy Allen, 83, of Jamaica will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon, ...



Elaine Thompson, Stephenie Ann McPherson win at Paris Diamond League - Loop News JamaicaElaine Thompson, Stephenie Ann McPherson win at Paris Diamond League  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica's Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson won the women's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday. Thompson ...



Acclaimed Jamaican singer brings positive vibes to Manitoba - Global NewsAcclaimed Jamaican singer brings positive vibes to Manitoba  Global News

Singer-songwriter Luciano has propelled his decades-long career – which includes hit singles in the UK and in his home country – with an unflinching ...



Jamaican-born NFL star indicted on cocaine charge - Loop News JamaicaJamaican-born NFL star indicted on cocaine charge  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaican-born NFL star Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the ...



Bob Marley widow feted during Jamaica’s 57th Independence Grand Gala - The StandardBob Marley widow feted during Jamaica’s 57th Independence Grand Gala  The Standard

President Uhuru Kenyatta presented Rita Marley, the widow of reggae legend Bob Marley, the Order of Jamaica during the Jamaican 57th Independence Grand ...



GH church joins fix-up mission in Jamaica - Grand Haven TribuneGH church joins fix-up mission in Jamaica  Grand Haven Tribune

A budding Lutheran church in Kingston, Jamaica, is getting a helping hand from Lutheran congregations from across the United States. And, this fall, a team from ...



Jamaica's Junior Athlete Crystal Morrison Found - TrackalertsJamaica's Junior Athlete Crystal Morrison Found  Trackalerts

NACAC U18 100m hurdles champion Crystal Morrison has been reported missing since Sunday (20 Aug). A photo has been circulated on social media of ...



Local Studio Lands Deal with Sesame Workshop via KingstOOn Animation Festival - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceLocal Studio Lands Deal with Sesame Workshop via KingstOOn Animation Festival  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Local studio, Listen Mi Caribbean, recently landed a deal with Sesame Workshop (best known for Sesame Street) to produce a live action short film to be aired ...



Jamaica's youngest detective to target white-collar criminals - Jamaica ObserverJamaica's youngest detective to target white-collar criminals  Jamaica Observer

More than 220 Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships since it was first introduce...



Students in Jamaica to Win Grants in JN Money “Back-to-School” Promotion - South Florida Caribbean NewsStudents in Jamaica to Win Grants in JN Money “Back-to-School” Promotion  South Florida Caribbean News

Over US$7000 in scholarships will be awarded to students nominated by persons overseas as part of JN Money Services' back-to-school 'Winning Skoolaz'



IN PICTURES: 21 gun-salute for President Uhuru Kenyatta on arrival in Jamaica - Capital FM KenyaIN PICTURES: 21 gun-salute for President Uhuru Kenyatta on arrival in Jamaica  Capital FM Kenya

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 6 - President Uhuru Kenyatta received by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Governor General Patrick Allen of Jamaica on landing ...



Over 7,000 lbs of ganja seized in Jamaica - Stabroek NewsOver 7,000 lbs of ganja seized in Jamaica  Stabroek News

(Jamaica Gleaner) The St Mary police made a massive ganja seizure on Friday evening after raiding premises in the Boscobel area in the parish. The lawmen.



Jamaica on alert but #stillbelieving - Jamaica ObserverJamaica on alert but #stillbelieving  Jamaica Observer

We are borrowing Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams' hashtag #stillbelieving as we reflect on the global economic jitters that have resulted from the US-China ...



889 Murders Since The Start Of The Year - rjrnewsonline.com889 Murders Since The Start Of The Year  rjrnewsonline.com

Jamaica has recorded 869 murders - among them 30 children - since the start of the year. This constitutes a two per cent increase over the corresponding period ...



New reality series 'conquers' Shakespeare | Entertainment - Jamaica GleanerNew reality series 'conquers' Shakespeare | Entertainment  Jamaica Gleaner

The new TVJ reality television series, Conquering Shakespeare, follows eight local high schools as they compete in the second Jamaica Schools Shakespeare ...



Jamaicans Encouraged to Exercise Caution When Using Pesticides - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaicans Encouraged to Exercise Caution When Using Pesticides  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaicans are being encouraged to exercise caution when using pesticides, especially near waterways that are accessed by nearby communities. The advice ...



Jamaican firm claims conspiracy stalling Monymusk proposal | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerJamaican firm claims conspiracy stalling Monymusk proposal | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican firm Yallahs International Inc (Yii) is accusing the Government and private entities associated with the local sugar industry of using underhanded ...



Jamaica records highest tourist arrivals ever during summer - Antigua ObserverJamaica records highest tourist arrivals ever during summer  Antigua Observer

According to CANA, Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says arrival figures for July shows that an estimated 250,584 visitors arrived on the island, the ...



Jamaican poet likens gays to ex-slaves - Trinidad NewsJamaican poet likens gays to ex-slaves  Trinidad News

A Jamaican poet has likened the inclusion of street-dwelling gay men in Jamaica's Carnival to the participation of ex-slaves in Carnival in 1800s Trinidad.



Six Jamaicans benefit from J$40 million in US scholarships - Loop News JamaicaSix Jamaicans benefit from J$40 million in US scholarships  Loop News Jamaica

Six Jamaicans are among hundreds worldwide to benefit from the 2019 US Government-funded International Exchange programmes and fellowships; Fulbright ...



Jamaica investigating divorce racket - Nation NewsJamaica investigating divorce racket  Nation News

KINGSTON – Justice Minister Delroy Chuck believes “charlatans” including members of the legal profession are behind a divorce racket in Jamaica.



Plans Underway To Advance Plant Based Medicine Research - rjrnewsonline.comPlans Underway To Advance Plant Based Medicine Research  rjrnewsonline.com

Minister of Industry and Agriculture Audley Shaw, says there are plans to establish a centre in Jamaica to further advance plant-based medicine research.



Jamaican-born woman pleads guilty to arranging 28 sham marriages - Jamaica ObserverJamaican-born woman pleads guilty to arranging 28 sham marriages  Jamaica Observer

CONNECTICUT, United States (AP) — A Connecticut woman who federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for ...



British-Jamaican Comedian Makes History as One of Two Black Women Nominated for Comedy Award - Jamaicans.comBritish-Jamaican Comedian Makes History as One of Two Black Women Nominated for Comedy Award  Jamaicans.com

London Hughes, a British-Jamaican comedian, is making history in being one of two black women on the shortlist of nominees for the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy ...



Nineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019/20 Chevening Scholarships - Jamaica ObserverNineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019/20 Chevening Scholarships  Jamaica Observer

The youngest detective sergeant in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); a chemical engineer who wants to improve the management of Jamaica's water ...



Jamaica Ramps Up Awareness In Face Of Banana Disease Threat - St. Lucia Times Online NewsJamaica Ramps Up Awareness In Face Of Banana Disease Threat  St. Lucia Times Online News

Jamaica Observer:- EXCEPT for those in the agricultural sector, most Jamaicans have no idea what Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Tropical Race 4.



Jamaican woman convicted of drug smuggling - Barbados TodayJamaican woman convicted of drug smuggling  Barbados Today

Issues with infertility prompted a 32-year-old Jamaican woman to take a trip to Barbados but it was an act of deception on a family member's part that landed her ...



The golden age of cinema in Jamaica - Movie theatres doubled as stageshow venues - Jamaica GleanerThe golden age of cinema in Jamaica - Movie theatres doubled as stageshow venues  Jamaica Gleaner

There was a time when cinemas dotted the Jamaican landscape islandwide. In the '60 and '70s, Kingston was overflowing with cinemas of various shapes and ...



Schedule for Jamaicans at Birmingham DL on Sunday - Loop News JamaicaSchedule for Jamaicans at Birmingham DL on Sunday  Loop News Jamaica

With the IAAF Diamond League finals just weeks away, 14 Jamaicans are scheduled to compete at the 11th meeting of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, ...



OSU student shares food safety advice in Jamaica - Journal RecordOSU student shares food safety advice in Jamaica  Journal Record

Jaymee Zabienski, an Oklahoma State University biosystems and agricultural engineering graduate student from Tulsa, served two weeks this summer as a ...



China's ambassador predicts more investments, as Huawei sends 10 students away - Jamaica ObserverChina's ambassador predicts more investments, as Huawei sends 10 students away  Jamaica Observer

China's Ambassador to Jamaica Tian Qi has predicted far more investment in the local economy by his country, as one of the Asian giant's companies, Huawei, ...



600 youth TAP in, prepare for jobs | Lead Stories - Jamaica Gleaner600 youth TAP in, prepare for jobs | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

More than $500 million has been pumped into the training and certification of roughly 600 young men and women under the Technology Advancement ...



Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield Selection Quandary - TrackalertsJamaica's Akeem Bloomfield Selection Quandary  Trackalerts

Akeem Bloomfield told reporters he would not compete in the 400m at Jamaica's National Senior Championships, which was coming up two weeks later.



‘I Wanted to Leave Something in Return’: Artist Claudia Comte on Why She Installed Permanent Underwater Sculptures Off Jamaica’s Coast - artnet News‘I Wanted to Leave Something in Return’: Artist Claudia Comte on Why She Installed Permanent Underwater Sculptures Off Jamaica’s Coast  artnet News

The Swiss artist concluded a recent TBA21–Academy residency in Jamaica by installing concrete sculptures under the sea.



Cannabis Canada: Aphria to open first pot shop in Jamaica - Article - BNN - BNNBloomberg.caCannabis Canada: Aphria to open first pot shop in Jamaica - Article - BNN  BNNBloomberg.ca

Aphria to open pot shop in Jamaica – at a legit, real location. Aphria is opening a pot shop in Jamaica. The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer said its ...



Why Uhuru should avoid these two places when he visits Jamaica — Miguna Miguna - The StandardWhy Uhuru should avoid these two places when he visits Jamaica — Miguna Miguna  The Standard

Before leaving the country for Jamaica, President Kenyatta will preside over the official opening of a leather complex developed by the Ewaso Ngiro South ...