Tag: Government


Iran Seeks To Expand Its Military Cooperation With China

TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed Wednesday his government’s desire for closer cooperation with China in remarks made during a visit by the Chinese defense minister, state media reported. According to the report, Raisi told China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe that Tehran sees its ties with Beijing as strategic. Closer cooperation would serve to confront what the Iranian […]


Cayman Joins In The Act Of Freezing Billions of Russian Assets

According to press reports, more than 800 asset freeze designations of individuals and entities have been enforced in the Cayman Islands since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. The Cayman Government has created a task force to coordinate a new sanctions regime. Numerous financial service providers have submitted more than 400 compliance reporting forms confirming that assets with an […]


Jamaica Announces Kamina Johnson Smith’s Candidature for Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Government of Jamaica is pleased to announce the candidature of Senator the Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. A decision on the appointment of a Secretary-General is to be made during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, to take place from 20th to 25th June 2022 […]


Government Set Aside $103.5 Million To Complete UN House In Jamaica

The Government has allocated $103.5 million to complete the establishment of the United Nations (UN) House in Jamaica during the upcoming fiscal year. Funding provisions have been made in the 2022/23 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The project, being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, through the National Land Agency (NLA) with […]


Jamaica Braces For Economic Impact From Russia And Ukraine Conflict

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that the Government is monitoring and preparing for the impact that the country’s economy will face because of conflict between the neighboring countries, Ukraine and Russia. “We expect that the impact on Jamaica could be through the global energy prices, oil prices, in particular, and possibly through some commodities, maybe wheat [and] flour prices,” […]


Jamaica Looking To Woo Investors At EXPO2020 Dubai

Photo credit: JIS The Government is looking to leverage Jamaica’s participation in EXPO2020 Dubai to attract investments from business interests in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), among other countries. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who heads Jamaica’s delegation attending the global event, said that “shovel-ready” projects are available at the country’s pavilion, […]


Barbados Prime Minister Sworn Into Office

Mia Mottley was sworn into office as prime minister on Thursday, thus assuming the leadership of Barbados’ government for the second term. Mottley, who along with reappointed Attorney General Dale Marshall was sworn in by President Dame Sandra Mason at State House, said she would give serious thought over the weekend to who would form her team of ministers. She […]


St. Vincent And The Grenadines Set To Go Europe With Medicinal Cannabis

St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently became the first member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to be granted permission for the export of medicinal cannabis. The government recently announced that the island would export its first shipment of medicinal cannabis to Europe. The announcement follows the recent approval of the first export certificate. The export permission was […]


Bermuda’s Lead Director On COVID-19 Throws In The Towel

Bermuda’s Director of the Molecular Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, Dr. Carika Weldon, has resigned. This move comes on the back of charges by Dr. Weldon that the government has failed to adhere to her advice amid active COVID-19 cases that have soared to more than 1000. Dr. Weldon reportedly said that the David Burt-led government has failed to heed her […]


Gov’t Working Towards More Face-To-Face Classes In The New Year

Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says that through collective efforts with stakeholders in the education sector, the Government is working towards facilitating more face-to-face classes in 2022. “So, my own view, and I’m venturing out here on a limb, but what has been articulated is that whatever happens, we need to move towards getting our children […]