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KINGSTON (JIS) -- Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has echoed concerns that some retailers are failing to pass on oil price s...

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KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the National Council of the Partnership for Jamaica have reiterated their commitment to the agreement and have pledged to take s...

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KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), 

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  • Christmas Treat For Jack’s Hill Primary And Infant School

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The students and teachers of Jack’s Hill Primary and Infant School in St. Andrew received much-welcome Christmas gifts on Tuesday (December 16), when they were presented with three desktop computers and accompanying software valued at approximately $195,000 by the Universal Service Fund (USF).

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Titles Handed Over To Havana Heights Phase 3

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Forty residents of Clarendon are now proud property owners, having been presented with land titles to the Havana Heights Housing Scheme Phase 3 by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Limit The Lights This Christmas - PCJ

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- As Jamaicans adorn their homes with festive lights and other electrical decorations this Christmas, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is appealing to householders to conserve on their use of energy.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Retailers Chided For Failure To Pass On Oil Savings
    Retailers Chided For Failure To Pass On Oil Savings

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has echoed concerns that some retailers are failing to pass on oil price savings to customers and has pledged to address the issue.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Police Offer Safety Tips For The Festive Season
    Police Offer Safety Tips For The Festive Season

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging citizens to be extra vigilant as they go about their various activities during the festive season.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Partnership For Jamaica Membership Commits To Agreement
    Partnership For Jamaica Membership Commits To Agreement

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the National Council of the Partnership for Jamaica have reiterated their commitment to the agreement and have pledged to take steps to strengthen the structure of the partnership and to use the body to resolve issues.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Support For At-Risk Parents
    Support For At-Risk Parents

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), 

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Fall In Oil Price Good News, But Continue To Conserve

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Group General Manager of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Winston Watson, is encouraging consumers to continue to practise energy saving measures, even as world oil prices continue to fall.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Trained Workforce Key To Sustained Economic Development

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Wayne Wesley, says Jamaica’s attainment of viable and sustainable economic development is dependent, to a significant extent, on the country having an adequately trained workforce.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • G.C. Foster Eyes University College Status

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Recently installed principal of G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport in St. Catherine, Dr. Joyce Graham-Royal, says she is aiming to transform the institution into a university college.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • NYS Hails Public-Private Partners

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of the National Youth Service (NYS), Melvin Smith, is hailing the various public and private sector entities that are supporting its youth employment programmes, which are providing valuable work experience and skills training for thousands of young people across the island.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Lighting Of Elegant Corridor Progressing Well

    MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- Work is progressing satisfactorily on the installation of lights along a section of the North Coast Highway from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, 

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Jamaicans Urged To Make Use Of Consumer Protection Tribunal
    Jamaicans Urged To Make Use Of Consumer Protection Tribunal

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Dolsie Allen, has said that the Consumer Protection Tribunal (CPT) is an effective forum for aggrieved consumers to seek redress.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Crime Down But No Letting Up – Minister Bunting
    Crime Down But No Letting Up – Minister Bunting

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, says there will be no letting up in the fight against crime, even as the country is seeing reductions in all categories of violent crimes.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Police To Intensify Activities In Resort Areas

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, says the police will be strengthening activities in resort areas, with some personnel to be reassigned to ensure more effective management of resources.    

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Alcalde De Camuy Promueve El Comercio Tradicional

    CAMUY (CNM) -- Con el fin de fortalecer el comercio de su municipio, el alcalde Camuy, Edwin García Feliciano, puso en vigor el viernes, dos campañas promocionales que benefician tanto a comerciantes como a consumidores.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Jueza Presidenta Establece Programa De Voluntariado Y Crea Oficina De Educación Y Relaciones Con La Comunidad

    SAN JUAN (CNM) -- La jueza presidenta del Tribunal Supremo, Liana Fiol Matta, firmó el viernes, una Orden Administrativa mediante la cual establece el Programa del Voluntariado de la Rama Judicial y crea la Oficina de Educación y Relaciones con la Comunidad.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Con Vida Las APP De Menor Escala

    SAN JUAN (CNM) -- El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla firmó el viernes, una enmienda a la Ley de Alianzas Público Privadas (Ley 29 del 8 de junio de 2009) para la creación de Alianzas Público Privadas de Menor Escala, lo que permitirá el desarrollo de proyectos de menor envergadura de manera expedita.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Anuncia La Rama Judicial Horario Especial En Los Días Festivos Como Medida De Control De Gasto

    SAN JUAN (CNM) -- La jueza presidenta del Tribunal Supremo, Liana Fiol Matta, emitió el viernes, una Orden Administrativa en la que dispone el cierre parcial de las operaciones de la Rama Judicial los días lunes 22 y martes 23 de diciembre de 2014, así como el viernes 2 de enero de 2015, como parte de las medidas de control de gastos que ha venido adoptando.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Arrestan Individuo Por Poseer Arma De Fuego Ilegalmente En Ponce

    PONCE (CNM) -- La Policía informó el viernes, del arresto de un individuo en horas de la tarde, en la calle Guardián de la urbanización Baldorioty en Ponce el cual poseía un arma de fuego de forma ilegal.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014

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  • Cutting Loose The Shackles Of The Past: Cuba And The US

    LONDON, England -- The US is cutting loose the shackles of the past by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • El Caribe Contra El Cambio Climático Desde Sus Bases Sociales
    El Caribe Contra El Cambio Climático Desde Sus Bases Sociales

    GUNTHORPES, Antigua (IPS) -- Preocupados por la seguridad alimentaria en Antigua y Barbuda, dos grupos comunitarios desarrollan una iniciativa para movilizar gente hacia actividades de mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, cuyas consecuencias afectaron la producción agrícola local.

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014
  • Caribe Obligado A Elegir Entre Cambio Climático Y ODM
    Caribe Obligado A Elegir Entre Cambio Climático Y ODM

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (IPS) -- El cambio climático obliga a la Organización de Estados del Caribe Oriental (OECO), de nueve miembros, a elegir entre gastar sus escasos recursos en lidiar con las consecuencias del fenómeno o en alcanzar los urgentes objetivos de desarrollo.

    Friday, 21 November 2014
  • Caribbean Tourism Sector Warned To Make Better Use Of Technology Or Risk Losing Business To Competitors

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CTO) -- If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age, they will lose business to destinations capable of doing so.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • La Agricultura Caribeña Busca Atraer Jóvenes Con Las TIC
    La Agricultura Caribeña Busca Atraer Jóvenes Con Las TIC

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname (IPS) -- Un proyecto caribeño busca incentivar a los agricultores a que usen aplicaciones y otras tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) para mejorar el conocimiento disponible con el que tomar decisiones beneficiosas para su actividad.

    Wednesday, 29 October 2014
  • Cambio Climático En El Caribe Es Una Amenaza Inmediata Y Real
    Cambio Climático En El Caribe Es Una Amenaza Inmediata Y Real

    KINGSTOWN, San Vicente y las Granadinas (IPS) -- Cuando de cambio climático se trata, el primer ministro de San Vincente y las Granadinas, Ralph Gonsalves, no anda con rodeos y asegura que para los pequeños estados insulares en desarrollo (PEID), este es un tema de vida o muerte.

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • Queen’s College Guyana Tops CSEC Again
    Queen’s College Guyana Tops CSEC Again

    ST MICHAEL, Barbados -- A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

    Monday, 20 October 2014
  • Trinidad And Tobago And Jamaican Students Share CAPE Awards
    Trinidad And Tobago And Jamaican Students Share CAPE Awards

    ST MICHAEL, Barbados -- Students from schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica dominate the awards for the Most Outstanding Performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

    Monday, 20 October 2014
  • Hurricane Gonzalo Swipes Virgin Islands; Late-Week Threat To Bermuda
    Hurricane Gonzalo Swipes Virgin Islands; Late-Week Threat To Bermuda

    ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A. (TWCC | 08:39 AM EDT) -- Hurricane Gonzalo is now pulling away from the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands, but may target Bermuda later this week.

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014
  • CARICOM Health Ministers Discuss Chikungunya, Ebola

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- “In as much as one country is not prepared, none is prepared.”

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • CARICOM Leading Charge against Chikungunya, Ebola Threat

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to deal with the Chikungunya epidemic and the Ebola threat.

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • Hospitales Inteligentes Contra Desastres Naturales En El Caribe
    Hospitales Inteligentes Contra Desastres Naturales En El Caribe

    PUERTO ESPAÑA, Trinidad (IPS) -- Cuando se produjeron las inundaciones que devastaron la parte oriental del Caribe los últimos días de 2013, el nuevo hospital inteligente de San Vicente, abierto apenas unos pocos meses antes, superó la prueba de “mantenerse operativo durante e inmediatamente después de un desastre natural”.

    Monday, 29 September 2014
  • Briefing session held on new statistics project

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Staff Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is aimed at boosting the capacity of National Statistics Offices (NSOs).

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • CWA preparations well advanced

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Preparations for hosting the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 6-12 October, 2014, in Paramaribo, Suriname, are well advanced, according to organisers of the event.

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • The Changing Face Of Caribbean Migration
    The Changing Face Of Caribbean Migration

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (IPS) -- Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanour and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants.

    Thursday, 25 September 2014

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  • La Guadeloupe Accueille Son Premier Startup Weekend
    La Guadeloupe Accueille Son Premier Startup Weekend

    BASSE-TERRE -- C’est le 26 Septembre prochain que la Guadeloupe accueillera son tout premier Startup Weekend !

    Saturday, 02 August 2014
  • Copa Airlines Annonce 5 Vols Par Semaine A Partir De Décembre
    Copa Airlines Annonce 5 Vols Par Semaine A Partir De Décembre

    MARIGOT -- La Directrice de l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, Silviane John, félicite ses homologues de Sint-Maarten et d’Anguille après l’annonce de Copa Airlines le week end dernier qui va augmenter la fréquence de ses vols entre Panama City et Saint-Martin de 2 à 4 par semaine pour finalement proposer 5 vols par semaine à compter du mois de décembre 2014.

    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • On Behalf Of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille Visits The United Nations
    On Behalf Of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille Visits The United Nations

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- On behalf of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille made an official visit to the United Nations June 5-7 to contribute to the Permanent Memorial in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014
  • 4e Edition De l’Open Saint-François -Région Guadeloupe
    4e Edition De l’Open Saint-François -Région Guadeloupe

    BASSE-TERRE -- La collectivité régionale est très fière de s’associer pour la deuxième fois à l’Open de golf de Saint-François-Région Guadeloupe, le plus grand tournoi professionnel international de la discipline dans toute la Caraïbe, qui se déroulera du 29 au 31 mai 2014 au golf international de Saint-François.

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014
  • VIe Sommet Des Chefs d’Etats Et De Gouvernements De l’Association Des Etats De La Caraïbe

    BASSE-TERRE -- Suite à l’adhésion officielle de la Guadeloupe à l’Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (AEC) en qualité de membre associé en son nom propre, la Région Guadeloupe participera au VIe Sommet des Chefs d’Etats et de Gouvernements de l’AEC, le.premier auquel prendra part notre territoire en tant que membre associé.

    Monday, 28 April 2014
  • Get A Weekly Peek At Island Wildlife
    Get A Weekly Peek At Island Wildlife

    GRAND CASE, Saint Martin -- Residents and tourists of all ages are invited to learn a little about island wildlife every week, at the booth hosted by the Les Fruits de Mer Association at the Mardis de Grand Case street fair each Tuesday. 

    Monday, 10 March 2014
  • Yacht Agent Yacht Assistance® Represented In Florida At Fort Lauderdale

    MARIGOT -- Yacht Assistance® / Maritime Services, a ship and yacht agency with headquarters in St.Martin-St.Maarten in the Caribbean announced that as from February 10, 2014 they also have a representation in Fort Lauderdale in addition to the many Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean and other parts of the world.

    Friday, 14 February 2014
  • La Gran Tarea De Salvar A La Pequeña Martinica
    La Gran Tarea De Salvar A La Pequeña Martinica

    FORT-DE-FRANCE (IPS) -- Sánchez es un pequeño y central distrito comercial en Pequeña Martinica, la diminuta isla que forma parte del estado de Granada y que corre el riesgo de volverse aún más diminuta.

    Thursday, 06 February 2014
  • Saving The Tiny Island Of Petite Martinique
    Saving The Tiny Island Of Petite Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE (IPS) -- Sanchez is a small central business district in Petite Martinique, the tiny island that forms part of the tri-nation state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

    Wednesday, 05 February 2014
  • Sail Training Vessel WYLDE SWAN Sailing In St. Martin
    Sail Training Vessel WYLDE SWAN Sailing In St. Martin

    MARIGOT (CSTA) -- The Dutch sail training vessel WYLDE SWAN, which is the largest two mast top sail schooner in the world, has sailed on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from the Port of Galisbay Marigot with approx.

    Thursday, 23 January 2014
  • Tour De Martinique: Bertrand De Broc Race Ambassador, 15-16 February 2014
    Tour De Martinique: Bertrand De Broc Race Ambassador, 15-16 February 2014

    PARIS, France -- The 2014 Tour de Martinique race was officially presented by the Association Ven Dan Vwèl 972 at the Paris boat show on Saturday, 7th of July with the event ambassador Bertrand de Broc, who has just returned from the Transat Jacques Vabre race.

    Sunday, 08 December 2013
  • Caribbean Energy Transition In The Spotlight In Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE -- The first Caribbean conference on energy transition (CTEC 2013) held last week in Martinique (October 22 and 23) has been hailed a success.

    Saturday, 02 November 2013
  • Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Wins CSA Award
    Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Wins CSA Award

    POINTE-À-PITRE -- Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes wins the Ludlow Stewart Award for best multi-purpose terminal at the Caribbean Shipping Association‘s 43rd Annual General Meeting in Panama City, where more than 300 shipping executives from across the Americas attended.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Reçoit Le Prix «Meilleur Port Multi-Usages De La Caraïbe 2012»
    Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Reçoit Le Prix «Meilleur Port Multi-Usages De La Caraïbe 2012»

    POINTE-À-PITRE -- Au cours de la 43ème Assemblée Générale de la Caribbean Shipping Association (C.S.A.) qui s’est tenue du 7 au 9 octobre 2013 à Panama, les 350 représentants du monde du shipping, de la Caraïbe et de la zone Amérique centrale ont mené les réflexions sur la prochaine ouverture (fin 2015) du 3ème jeu d’écluses du Canal de Panama qui permettra le passage de navires de plus de 6000 TEUS.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board Unveils New Destination Specialist Training Program For North American Travel Advisors
    Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board Unveils New Destination Specialist Training Program For North American Travel Advisors

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board has unveiled a fully integrated multi-media Destination Guadeloupe Islands Specialist training program targeted at North American travel advisors.

    Friday, 11 October 2013

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  • Alcalde De Camuy Promueve El Comercio Tradicional

    CAMUY (CNM) -- Con el fin de fortalecer el comercio de su municipio, el alcalde Camuy, Edwin García Feliciano, puso en vigor el viernes, dos campañas promocionales que benefician tanto a comerciantes como a consumidores.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Jueza Presidenta Establece Programa De Voluntariado Y Crea Oficina De Educación Y Relaciones Con La Comunidad

    SAN JUAN (CNM) -- La jueza presidenta del Tribunal Supremo, Liana Fiol Matta, firmó el viernes, una Orden Administrativa mediante la cual establece el Programa del Voluntariado de la Rama Judicial y crea la Oficina de Educación y Relaciones con la Comunidad.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Con Vida Las APP De Menor Escala

    SAN JUAN (CNM) -- El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla firmó el viernes, una enmienda a la Ley de Alianzas Público Privadas (Ley 29 del 8 de junio de 2009) para la creación de Alianzas Público Privadas de Menor Escala, lo que permitirá el desarrollo de proyectos de menor envergadura de manera expedita.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Anuncia La Rama Judicial Horario Especial En Los Días Festivos Como Medida De Control De Gasto

    SAN JUAN (CNM) -- La jueza presidenta del Tribunal Supremo, Liana Fiol Matta, emitió el viernes, una Orden Administrativa en la que dispone el cierre parcial de las operaciones de la Rama Judicial los días lunes 22 y martes 23 de diciembre de 2014, así como el viernes 2 de enero de 2015, como parte de las medidas de control de gastos que ha venido adoptando.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Arrestan Individuo Por Poseer Arma De Fuego Ilegalmente En Ponce

    PONCE (CNM) -- La Policía informó el viernes, del arresto de un individuo en horas de la tarde, en la calle Guardián de la urbanización Baldorioty en Ponce el cual poseía un arma de fuego de forma ilegal.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • U.S. Flag Can Be Seen Again In Cuba
    U.S. Flag Can Be Seen Again In Cuba

    HAVANA (IPS) -- The announcement that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations took most Cubans by surprise. Over half of the population was born after the severing of ties in 1961 and the start of the embargo that has marked their lives.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Energía Renovable Mejora La Vida Del Campo Cubano
    Energía Renovable Mejora La Vida Del Campo Cubano

    JIGUANÍ (IPS) -- El silencio es casi total en la finca Guasamal, donde vive la cubana Carmen Cruzata.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Uno De Los Momentos Más Trascendentales De La Historia Cubana
    Uno De Los Momentos Más Trascendentales De La Historia Cubana

    HAVANA (IPS) -- El 17 de diciembre de 2014 ha sido percibido, dentro y fuera de Cuba, como uno de los momentos más trascendentales de nuestra historia.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Un Novio Para Dorian
    Un Novio Para Dorian

    HAVANA (IPS) -- Erotismos castrados, cuerpos ausentes, personajes construidos desde la alteridad y el estereotipo: he aquí algunos de los lugares comunes que han caracterizado al tratamiento de los homoerotismos masculinos en el cine cubano contemporáneo.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Cuba: RSF Pide Apertura A La Prensa
    Cuba: RSF Pide Apertura A La Prensa

    WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Reporteros Sin Fronteras pidió una mayor libertad de información en Cuba y la liberación de periodistas presos en la isla.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Cuba A La Espera De Más Liberaciones
    Cuba A La Espera De Más Liberaciones

    WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- En el marco del anuncio del nuevo sendero en las relaciones entre EE.UU. y Cuba, el gobierno cubano tomó algunas decisiones adicionales.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Cubans Imagine New, More Prosperous Life Without an Old Foe
    Cubans Imagine New, More Prosperous Life Without an Old Foe

    WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • US Expects January Talks With Cuba
    US Expects January Talks With Cuba

    WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- A U.S. State Department official said a January meeting that had been previously scheduled with Cuban officials in Havana is being expanded and moved to a higher level of diplomacy.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • US-Cuba Trade Could Grow Significantly
    US-Cuba Trade Could Grow Significantly

    WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Trade and economic links between the United States and Cuba could significantly expand with the end to their half century of diplomatic estrangement, but likely not overnight.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Gobernador Firma Enmiendas A Ley De APP
    Gobernador Firma Enmiendas A Ley De APP

    SAN JUAN (La Fortaleza) -- El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla convirtió en ley hoy el Proyecto de la Cámara 2114, que enmienda la Ley 29-2009 conocida como Ley de Alianzas Público Privadas.

    Friday, 19 December 2014

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  • 3rd Annual Clash Of The Carolers Highlights Youth
    3rd Annual Clash Of The Carolers Highlights Youth

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Social Development Department reinforced the holiday spirit by putting the youth in the forefront of this year’s Clash of the Carolers.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Update: East End Road To Close From December 19

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Ministry of Communications and Works is informing the public that the Blackburn Highway from Parham Town to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on evenings beginning Friday, December 19 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. 

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Safe Disposal Of Waste Oil Is Everyone’s Business
    Safe Disposal Of Waste Oil Is Everyone’s Business

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Department of Waste Management is encouraging the community to dispose of waste oil safely at the incinerator in Pockwood Pond.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Main Street To Close On Saturday, December 20

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Ministry of Communications and Works is informing the public that Main Street, from the turn-off on Caldwell Street to the junction in front of Smith Gore will be closed on Saturday, December 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon to vehicular traffic.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Boo Bay Drive To Close On Saturday, December 20

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Ministry of Communications and Works is informing the public that the road along Boo Bay Drive between Tortola Department Store and Commerce House will be closed on Saturday, December 20 to vehicular traffic. 

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • “Building A Healthier Virgin Islands”

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- My fellow Virgin Islanders and friends, I am so pleased and honoured to see so many of you here this morning on this wonderful occasion.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • East End Road To Be Completed By The Holidays
    East End Road To Be Completed By The Holidays

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- Works on the Blackburn Highway in East End are swiftly moving forward with road paving works. 

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • New Cases Of HIV/AIDS Lowest Since 2007
    New Cases Of HIV/AIDS Lowest Since 2007

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Ministry of Health and Social development is reporting the lowest cases of new HIV/AIDS infections since 2007.

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • Public Encouraged To Recycle Tree Trunks And Barks

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Department of Waste Management is inviting the public to take advantage of its wood chipper, a motor-driven machine used to recycle non-processed wood, like tree trunks and barks, reducing it to smaller woodchips called mulch.

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • Closure Of Government Offices For Holiday Season

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Deputy Governor’s Office is informing the public that Government offices will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 and again at 1:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31. 

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • New Peebles Hospital Officially Opened And Dedicated On December 17
    New Peebles Hospital Officially Opened And Dedicated On December 17

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Government of the Virgin Islands ushered in the dawn of a new era in healthcare delivery, with the official opening and dedication of the New Peebles Hospital on December 17 at the Hospital Grounds.

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • Premier Smith - "A Red-Letter Day For Healthcare In The Virgin Islands"

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- Today is a red-letter day in this Territory - a day many of us have looked forward to for some time.

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014
  • Update: East End Road To Close The Evenings Of December 15 And 16

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Ministry of Communications and Works is informing the public that the Blackburn Highway from Parham Town to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the evenings of Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
  • Public Invited To Recognition Ceremony For Local Gold Medallist

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting the public to a recognition ceremony to honour gold medallist, Ms. Chantel Malone on Friday, December 19 at the Central Administration Complex Breeze Way at 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
  • Department Of Motor Vehicles To Host Customer Appreciation Day

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- The Department of Motor Vehicles is inviting the public to participate in its annual Customer Appreciation Day to be held at the Tortola office in Pockwood Pond on Friday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

    Monday, 15 December 2014

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  • Christmas Treat For Jack’s Hill Primary And Infant School

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The students and teachers of Jack’s Hill Primary and Infant School in St. Andrew received much-welcome Christmas gifts on Tuesday (December 16), when they were presented with three desktop computers and accompanying software valued at approximately $195,000 by the Universal Service Fund (USF).

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Titles Handed Over To Havana Heights Phase 3

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Forty residents of Clarendon are now proud property owners, having been presented with land titles to the Havana Heights Housing Scheme Phase 3 by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Limit The Lights This Christmas - PCJ

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- As Jamaicans adorn their homes with festive lights and other electrical decorations this Christmas, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is appealing to householders to conserve on their use of energy.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Retailers Chided For Failure To Pass On Oil Savings
    Retailers Chided For Failure To Pass On Oil Savings

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has echoed concerns that some retailers are failing to pass on oil price savings to customers and has pledged to address the issue.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Police Offer Safety Tips For The Festive Season
    Police Offer Safety Tips For The Festive Season

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging citizens to be extra vigilant as they go about their various activities during the festive season.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Partnership For Jamaica Membership Commits To Agreement
    Partnership For Jamaica Membership Commits To Agreement

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the National Council of the Partnership for Jamaica have reiterated their commitment to the agreement and have pledged to take steps to strengthen the structure of the partnership and to use the body to resolve issues.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Support For At-Risk Parents
    Support For At-Risk Parents

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), 

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Fall In Oil Price Good News, But Continue To Conserve

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Group General Manager of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Winston Watson, is encouraging consumers to continue to practise energy saving measures, even as world oil prices continue to fall.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Trained Workforce Key To Sustained Economic Development

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Wayne Wesley, says Jamaica’s attainment of viable and sustainable economic development is dependent, to a significant extent, on the country having an adequately trained workforce.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • G.C. Foster Eyes University College Status

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Recently installed principal of G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport in St. Catherine, Dr. Joyce Graham-Royal, says she is aiming to transform the institution into a university college.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • NYS Hails Public-Private Partners

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Executive Director of the National Youth Service (NYS), Melvin Smith, is hailing the various public and private sector entities that are supporting its youth employment programmes, which are providing valuable work experience and skills training for thousands of young people across the island.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Lighting Of Elegant Corridor Progressing Well

    MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- Work is progressing satisfactorily on the installation of lights along a section of the North Coast Highway from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, 

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Jamaicans Urged To Make Use Of Consumer Protection Tribunal
    Jamaicans Urged To Make Use Of Consumer Protection Tribunal

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Dolsie Allen, has said that the Consumer Protection Tribunal (CPT) is an effective forum for aggrieved consumers to seek redress.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Crime Down But No Letting Up – Minister Bunting
    Crime Down But No Letting Up – Minister Bunting

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, says there will be no letting up in the fight against crime, even as the country is seeing reductions in all categories of violent crimes.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014
  • Police To Intensify Activities In Resort Areas

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, says the police will be strengthening activities in resort areas, with some personnel to be reassigned to ensure more effective management of resources.    

    Saturday, 20 December 2014

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  • CARICOM Health Ministers Discuss Chikungunya, Ebola

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- “In as much as one country is not prepared, none is prepared.”

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • CARICOM Leading Charge against Chikungunya, Ebola Threat

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to deal with the Chikungunya epidemic and the Ebola threat.

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • Briefing session held on new statistics project

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Staff Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is aimed at boosting the capacity of National Statistics Offices (NSOs).

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • CWA preparations well advanced

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Preparations for hosting the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 6-12 October, 2014, in Paramaribo, Suriname, are well advanced, according to organisers of the event.

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • EU Consultancy aims to boost capacity of National Statistics Offices

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Efforts continue to intensify to build the capacity of National Statistics Offices, and provide high quality statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • Key Decision-Makers Tackle Important Issues Affecting the Region’s Response to HIV

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Key decision-makers of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) met this week for a series of strategic meetings vital to the region’s continued response to HIV.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • CARICOM Releases Animation Works On Love And Belonging For International Day Of Peace, 21 September 2014

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Sunday 21 September 2014 is the day that the Caribbean joins the rest of the world in observing International Day of Peace.

    Sunday, 21 September 2014
  • CARICOM, El Salvador enter new era of cooperation

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- What was described as a “new era” of diplomatic relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and El Salvador began Friday (19 September) when Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General accredited a new envoy from the Central American country.

    Sunday, 21 September 2014
  • PANCAP to hold high-level meetings

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- A series of high-level meetings of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, next week.

    Friday, 19 September 2014
  • CARICOM Regional TVET Strategy for Workforce Development and Economic Competitiveness to be launched

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA) will formally launch the CARICOM Regional TVET Strategy for Workforce Development and Economic Competitiveness on Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago.

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
  • Wellness revolution’ continues at CARICOM Secretariat

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Headquarters of the Caribbean Community, the CARICOM Secretariat on Monday commenced  a week of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2014  and to sustain the ‘wellness revolution’ that began in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in September 2007.

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • CARICOM Consults on Draft Legislation for the CSME

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues its drive to establish a single economic space through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • CARICOM SG calls for innovative alternatives to finance SIDS’ development

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Even as the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) examined the issue of financing sustainable development for SIDS in Apia, Samoa, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has posited the need for new and innovative alternatives.

    Saturday, 06 September 2014
  • CARICOM makes case for sustainable development of SIDS at UN conference

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials at the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) made the case for the peculiar vulnerabilities of SIDS to be considered when the international community formulates economic policies for those countries.

    Saturday, 06 September 2014
  • CARICOM Kicks Off Government Procurement Consultations

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The CARICOM Secretariat has convened three regional consultations to discuss the findings of a major consultancy on government procurement in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

    Monday, 01 September 2014

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  • Windies Struggle On Rain-Hit Second Day
    Windies Struggle On Rain-Hit Second Day

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (WICB) -- The hosts declared on 552/5 before rain prematurely ended the second day's play in Centurion.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • T&T U-17s Go Two Up In Goodwill Series
    T&T U-17s Go Two Up In Goodwill Series

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (WICB) -- Trinidad & Tobago Under-17s beat Barbados Under-17s in their two limited overs matches of their Goodwill Series at Friendship on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Fudadin Ruled Out Of Series With Injury
    Fudadin Ruled Out Of Series With Injury

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (WICB) -- West Indies Cricket Board announced today that left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match Test Series against South Africa due to injury.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • ICC Launch Fans’ Chance To Pick Their Greatest World Cup XI
    ICC Launch Fans’ Chance To Pick Their Greatest World Cup XI

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (WICB) -- The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins on February 14 when New Zealand takes on Sri Lanka in the tournament opener in Christchurch.

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Sir Curtly Backing Windies Pace Attack
    Sir Curtly Backing Windies Pace Attack

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (WICB) -- West Indies bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose believes a Sheldon Cottrell-led attack can compete with the top-ranked Proteas attack ahead of the first Test between the two sides starting in Centurion on Wednesday.

    Monday, 15 December 2014
  • Lara Strokes Classy 51* But Legends Lose
    Lara Strokes Classy 51* But Legends Lose

    PERTH, Australia (WICB) -- A bumper crowd has packed Perth’s Aquinas College to watch some of the greats of past and players of the present as the Perth Scorchers beat the Australian Legends by 50 runs in the WA Festival of Cricket Twenty20.

    Monday, 15 December 2014
  • Jaguars Start Super50 Training Today
    Jaguars Start Super50 Training Today

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (WICB) -- Except for the now infamous final morning episode that resulted in the shocking two-run defeat to Barbados Pride, Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Chairman of Selectors Rayon Griffith is pleased with the performances of the Guyana Jaguars, prior to the festive season break in the West Indies Cricket Board/Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional four-day tournament.

    Monday, 15 December 2014
  • Chanderpaul Under Pressure In Rankings
    Chanderpaul Under Pressure In Rankings

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (WICB) -- Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting here Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat.

    Monday, 15 December 2014
  • West Indies Name 30-Man CWC Squad
    West Indies Name 30-Man CWC Squad

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Panel today named the 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand in February and March, 2015.

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
  • Barbados Snatch Nerve-Wracking Win
    Barbados Snatch Nerve-Wracking Win

    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (WICB) -- Barbados Pride held their nerves to pull off a nail-biting 11-run victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes and post their second straight win in the WICB Professional Cricket League here Monday.

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
  • T&T Fight But Guyana Jaguars Prevail
    T&T Fight But Guyana Jaguars Prevail

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WICB) -- A responsible half-century from Akeal Hosein was not enough to save Trinidad and Tobago Red Force from their second straight defeat of the WICB Professional Cricket League, as they crashed to an innings and ten-run loss to leaders Guyana Jaguars here Monday.

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
  • Jamaica Storm To Easy 4 Wicket Victory
    Jamaica Storm To Easy 4 Wicket Victory

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (WICB) -- Jamaica Franchise required just half-hour on the final morning here Monday to trounce Leeward Islands Hurricanes by four wickets and log their third victory of the new WICB Professional Cricket League.

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
  • Scotiabank T&T Commits To Kiddy Cricket
    Scotiabank T&T Commits To Kiddy Cricket

    ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad (WICB) -- Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited has pledged its commitment to the Kiddy Cricket Programme which recently presented awards for its academic component at the Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre at Balmain in Couva.

    Thursday, 04 December 2014
  • Confident Guyana Jaguars Depart For T&T
    Confident Guyana Jaguars Depart For T&T

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (WICB) -- Following their shocking two runs defeat at the hands of Barbados Pride in the third round last Monday, the Vishaul ‘Cheesy’ Singh led Guyana Jaguars 13-man squad departed these shores for Trinidad and Tobago yesterday morning.

    Thursday, 04 December 2014
  • Crisis Now In The Past, Says Sir Richie
    Crisis Now In The Past, Says Sir Richie

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (WICB) -- Team manager Sir Richie Richardson says the West Indies have moved beyond the recent controversial impasse with their union and board, and are fully focussed on the upcoming Test series against South Africa.

    Thursday, 04 December 2014

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