Tag: Jamaica


Attractions Continue To Be Major Pull Factors – PM

Jamaica’s attractions, including the “iconic” Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, St. James, continue to be major pull factors in bringing more visitors to the island, says Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Mr. Holness, who completed a recent tour of western Jamaica where he opened a new Fire Brigade station (Montego Bay) and visited the Sangster International Airport to […]


Jamaica Set To Get Its Fourth International Airport

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says his government is seriously contemplating adding another airport to the transportation infrastructure in the country. This move would bring the number of airports in Jamaica to four. The Prime Minister said his government intends to pursue Vernamfield in Clarendon as a viable option for a new international airport. Mr. Holness said […]


Jamaicans Urged To Look For Overseas Business Opportunities

Local businesspeople are being encouraged to look for opportunities in other countries, even as Jamaica continues to court international investments. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness said that the move will assist the country’s expansion into overseas markets. “We want to see investors come into Jamaica and we are encouraging Jamaicans to go and invest elsewhere as well. In […]


Jamaica Scorpions Make Two Changes For Next 4-Day Outing

The Jamaica Scorpions have made two changes to their 15-man squad for the upcoming regional four-day match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Tarouba next Wednesday. West Indies batsman Brandon King and wicketkeeper-batsman Aldaine Thomas have been drafted into the squad that sits bottom of the six-team table after defeats to the Trinidad and […]


Jamaica Contemplating Going Back To Venezuela For Oil

Jamaica’s Energy Minister Daryl Vaz has indicated that the JLP government is open to discussions on reapproaching Venezuela for the purchase of oil. The relationship between Jamaica and Venezuela soured in 2019 after Jamaica voted not to recognize the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s election win. The Petrocaribe Agreement, under which Jamaica imported oil from the South American country, ended a […]


India Gives Johnson Smith’s Candidature The Nod For Commonwealth Post

According to press reports, India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has endorsed Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s candidature for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Dr. Jaishankar on Monday held talks with Mrs. Johnson Smith ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Jamaica later this month. He noted that Johnson Smith has strong credentials and her […]


Jamaica Healthcare Cost Spiraling Into Billions Of Dollars

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, the spiraling cost of healthcare is a challenge facing Jamaica that needs to be addressed now if the country is to adequately meet the healthcare needs of its people in the future. The Minister noted that a close look at the National Health Fund (NHF) budget shows that costs […]


Jamaica The First To Launch Climate Risk Analysis Tool

Photo credit: JIS Rudranath Fraser Jamaica now has the capacity to conduct more informed climate risk analyses to better guide the public sector’s decision-making regarding future infrastructural investments. This follows the official launch of the Jamaica Systemic Risk Assessment Tool (J-SRAT) by the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Matthew Samuda, […]


EU To Provide €30 Million In Support To Jamaica

The European Union (EU) has set aside an initial €30 million to support Jamaica in the areas of digital transformation, climate change resilience, and improved governance, human rights, and citizen security up to 2027. Ambassador of the Delegation of the EU to Jamaica, Her Excellency Marianne Van Steen, who made the disclosure, noted that these areas have been identified as […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Jumps To 23.8%

Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rate has increased to 23.8 percent amid the presence of the highly transmissible Omicron BA.2 variant. The Ministry of Health says 89 COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Monday from 2,216 samples. Hospitalizations from the virus have reached 37, up from 28 on Sunday. One of the patients is severely ill while two are in critical condition. Two […]