Tag: Jamaica


West Indies Squad Announced for T20I Series Against South Africa

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has announced the squad for the upcoming T20 International (T20I) Series against South Africa. This significant series, preceding the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, starts on Thursday, 23 May, at the iconic Sabina Park.  The squad has been gearing up for this exciting and highly anticipated series with a training camp held at […]


Jamaican Students Gain Scholarships To Study In Cuba

Fifteen young Jamaicans have gained scholarships to pursue tertiary training in medicine, nursing, and civil engineering in the Republic of Cuba, under the Jamaica-Cuba Bilateral Scholarship Programme. Speaking at the awards ceremony for the students, held at the Embassy of Cuba in St. Andrew on April 24, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. […]


PM Conferred With Honorary Doctorate From Delaware State University

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the Delaware State University in the United States. The Prime Minister received the award recently, following his address to the approximately 200 doctoral and masters graduates, of which 38 were Jamaican doctoral candidates who participated in an international programme put on by the […]


Government Seeking To Remove Negative Evaluation Of Jamaica

Jamaica is working to remove those elements that are considered to foster a negative evaluation of the destination, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. “We are working also with our diplomatic partners to enable a better understanding of the Jamaican situation, and we are relying heavily now on Jamaica’s history of strong, safe and secure experiences,” he noted. Minister […]


Jamaica – Farmers Generate $1 Billion In Sales Via ALEX

Small-scale farmers have generated approximately $1 billion in sales via the Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX). Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made the announcement in his 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House recently. “We want to double that, and in my next presentation I will speak about the supply side, and the supply logistics hub, which I know you are interested […]


Jamaica — 14,000 Jobs From Planned Resort Development

More than 14,000 temporary and long-term jobs are expected to be generated from the planned multifaceted resort development in St. Ann by the Spanish hotel chain, the Pinero Group, which owns the Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Barlett, who met with the Group’s principals in Madrid, Spain recently to discuss the project, said “it will mean more […]


JCA Receives Cricket Gears From India

The Government of the Republic of India has handed over 90 sets of cricket kits, valued at approximately US$50,000, to the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) towards the sustained development of the sport locally. Included in the kits are cricket bats, batting pads, gloves, cricket balls, helmets, guards (abdominal, thigh, arm, and leg), cricket bats, grip, grip cone, kit bags, stumps, […]


Jamaica Scorpions Set For Regional 4-Day Campaign At Home

The Jamaica Scorpions will begin their regional 4-day campaign at home against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park from February 7-10. Chedwin Park in St Catherine will also play host to the Combined Campuses and Colleges opposing Barbados Pride. The other two matches in the round will be played in St Kitts. The country will also host the next two […]


Jamaica Set To Access Multi-Million Dollar IMF Funds

According to press reports, Jamaica is set to gain access to about $255 million under the IMF’s Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF). After the second review of the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) and the RSF for which the country was approved last year, a staff-level agreement was reached with the Jamaican authorities. The International Monetary Fund completed its Article […]