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No Cash Needed to Travel; Jamaicans Soon to Have Access to a Cashless Transportation System

No Cash Needed to Travel; Jamaicans Soon to Have Access to a Cashless Transportation System

Over 20,000 taxi operators are gearing up to use the online Zypps Platform to process all commutes under the TODSS/Zyleck 20-year agreement.   KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaicans will begin to see a major change in taxi services, primarily in the way rides are scheduled and paid for, and better service delivery. Members of the Transport […]

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Commentary with Winston Barnes: Choices?

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Choices?

SOUTH FLORIDA – The visit to Jamaica by the U.S. Secretary of State should be suspected by all well thinking and conscious people. The number one question to be asked is why now? The answer might just be that the U.S. is seeking Caribbean help in electing a secretary general of the organization of American […]

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Scholarship Fund Praised for Nurturing Jamaican Young Men

Scholarship Fund Praised for Nurturing Jamaican Young Men

by Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – The David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Foundation has been recognized by the Jamaica’s Ambassador in Washington Her Excellency Audrey Marks for its consistent contribution to nurturing young men from two of the island’s premier institution. Delivering the keynote address at the David Wagga Hunt Scholarship gala in Washington, DC, on […]

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Opposition Leader Douglas in Jamaica to address 15th Regional Investments and Capital Markets Conference

Opposition Leader Douglas in Jamaica to address 15th Regional Investments and Capital Markets Conference

Kingston, Jamaica – St Kitts and Nevis’ Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Dr Denzil Douglas is in Jamaica attending the 15th Regional Investments and Capital Markets Conference. Dr Douglas, the federation’s four-term prime minister and one of the region’s most distinguished and respected leaders, has received a special invitation to address the conference […]

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World Bank Approves US$20 million for Grenada to Reduce Disaster Risks and Build Resilience

World Bank Approves US$20 million for Grenada to Reduce Disaster Risks and Build Resilience

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$20 million Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Credit for Grenada with a Deferred Drawdown Option for Catastrophe Risks (Cat DDO). The Cat DDO provides Grenada with contingent financing in case of natural disasters while supporting the country’s reform program to build multi-sectoral resilience to […]

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Caribbean Immigrants Will Be Able To Identify Origin On U.S. Census Form

Caribbean Immigrants Will Be Able To Identify Origin On U.S. Census Form

NEW YORK – For the first time in the history of the U.S. Census, persons from the Caribbean region and those with roots there will now be able to write in their nationality or ancestry on U.S. Census form this March, thanks in large part to the vision and fierce advocacy of one Caribbean immigrant. […]

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U.S. Secretary of State to meet CARICOM heads; Barbados won’t attend

U.S. Secretary of State to meet CARICOM heads; Barbados won’t attend

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Barbados Prime Minister & CARICOM Chair, Mia Mottley confirmed Barbados will not be represented at Tuesday’s (January 21st) meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica. This was revealed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley as she addressed those gathered at a gala held to commemorate the centenary birthday of Barbados’ […]

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Jamaica College Florida Alumni Chapter Awards Scholarships to Jamaica College Students

Jamaica College Florida Alumni Chapter Awards Scholarships to Jamaica College Students

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Twenty-four students at Jamaica College (JC) received a total of more than J$500,000 in academic bursaries and scholarships for the 2020 school term from the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida (JCOBAFL). The awards, which were presented on January 13, 2020, at the Jamaica College campus. The event was attended by […]

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Saint Lucia names Goodwill and Brand Ambassadors

Saint Lucia names Goodwill and Brand Ambassadors

ST. LUCIA – The Government of Saint Lucia has announced the names of twelve Saint Lucians appointed as Goodwill Ambassadors and nine as Brand Ambassadors. Speaking on behalf of the Government during a press briefing Monday, Minister for Culture and Creative Industries, Senator Hon. Fortuna Belrose said that Cabinet had ratified the proposal which came […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis PM Held Discussions with High Level U.S. Delegation

St. Kitts and Nevis PM Held Discussions with High Level U.S. Delegation

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris on Monday, January 13, met and held discussions with several high-level officials from the United States Department of Treasury and the U.S. Embassy based in Barbados. The U.S. delegation was led by Mr. Marshall Billingslea, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing within the […]

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