Tag: Jamaica


Seven Events To Watch During The Upcoming Olympics

With the opening ceremony set for Friday, July 23, the Olympics will captivate the mind, heart, and time of most humans on planet Earth for the next two weeks. Caribbean sports fans will especially have their eyes peeled on the performance of the region’s best athletes. That said, here are the top seven events to watch during the Olympics from […]


Is The PNP Suffering From Myopia?

If a fix is suggested for the PNP, the assumption is that one understands the problem that needs to be corrected, at least papered over so that the party can squeak by as the winner in a soon-to-be-called election. There then is the rub. The problem, whatever the problem is, requires not so much an inconvenient solution as a necessary […]


Jamaica’s Prime Minister Is Upbeat About Economic Growth

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says he is “cautiously optimistic” that Jamaica could record economic growth within the top end of the current four to nine percent forecast range. Mr. Holness said this optimism was based on the higher-than-expected pace of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations locally, the anticipated release of pent-up vacation demand, and the impact of the new, significant fiscal […]


CARICOM Paying Close Attention To The Situation In Haiti

Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says Jamaica and the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been closely monitoring developments in Haiti. “Jamaica has expressed our willingness to participate in a mission [and] to use our good offices. We have engaged, through the Organization of American States (OAS), and otherwise, in an effort to try […]


Positioning Jamaica For Significant Growth

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is on the right track to position the country for significant future growth. “I’m very proud of the fact that Jamaica has resolved [issues related to the] financial/fiscal management of its economic affairs. I believe we are on a very good course, having gone through several International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs, to […]


That Girl Shelly-Ann

Photo credit: Erik van Leeuwen Assessing Fraser-Pryce’s Shot At Winning Olympic 100 And 200 Meters Double It is said that the only thing in life that ages well is fine wine. Well, at 34 years old, Shelly-Ann Fraser is proving to be like that fine wine in the world of athletics.  In 2019, her win as a 32-year-old made her […]


Jamaica Welcomes Flights From Canada And Germany

Jamaica welcomed flights, Air Canada Dreamliner and Condor airline from Germany, which touched down at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday, July 4. Air Canada Dreamliner landed with 190 passengers and a 10-member flight crew, whereas Condor had 210 passengers and 12 crew members. These airlines resumed flights to Jamaica, which had stopped following the […]


Tourism Ministers Of Jamaica And Saudi Arabia Discuss Areas Of Collaboration

Jamaica and Saudi Arabia are exploring a number of areas in which there can be collaborations between the two countries. This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, after guiding the Minister of Tourism for Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, on a tour of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre at the University of […]


Jamaica’s COVID Cases Now Over 50,000

Jamaica’s COVID-19 case count has increased to 50,054. Forty-nine new cases were confirmed from 459 samples on Sunday. This represents a positivity rate of 9.2 per cent. The death toll remains at 1,061. There are now 103 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the country. Eight of the cases are critical. Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want […]


Jamaica Edging Towards 50,000 COVID-19 Cases

The latest COVID-19 case count in Jamaica has increased to 49,735. Meanwhile, the death toll from the virus numbers 1,037. The latest victims are a 52-year-old woman from St. Elizabeth, an 89-year-old woman who lived in Kingston, and a 55-year-old Westmoreland woman. The Ministry of Health confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases from 286 samples, in a recent report. The positivity […]