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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

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 […]

POLITICS

St. Kitts And Nevis PM In A Spot Of Bother

According to press reports, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said he had asked the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament immediately. After dismissing several ministers, including his deputy, Shawn Richards, and Nevis Premier, Mark Brantley, he made the announcement. In a radio and television broadcast, Dr. Harris said he would soon announce the date for the general election. […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Public Beaches Set To Upgrade

According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, public beaches will be upgraded this fiscal year, to improve the overall experience for Jamaicans. He said this is being done to facilitate the Government’s commitment to good governance and the unwavering belief that Jamaicans should be able to enjoy the natural assets of their country. The Prime Minister underscored the importance of having […]

NEWS

The Bahamas Prime Minister Calls For Doubling Of Effort In Tourism

The Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis has called for the doubling of effort in the tourism sector. He also said the country’s economy will be diversified to facilitate and integrate the tourism industry. Mr. Davis was speaking on Thursday at the official reopening of the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, which has undergone a $55 million renovation. […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Recovering Steadily Says PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica is recovering steadily from the economic fallout sparked by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, based on the out-turns of several key indicators. Notable, he says, is growth of 14.2 percent and 5.8 percent in the April to June and July to September 2021 quarters, respectively, following an 18.4 percent economic contraction in […]

NEWS

Barbados Prime Minister Shuns Opposition Injunction Effort

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said she is not bothered by the attempt of the opposition to stop the general election. The opposition had earlier filed an injunction in the High Court to put the general election on hold. The Barbados Sovereignty Party, which is also seeking to have action brought against President Dame Sandra Mason and the Attorney […]

Jamaica

Dr. Derrick McKoy Appointed New Attorney General

Photo credit: JIS Jamaica’s Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Dr. Derrick McKoy as the new Attorney General in his latest move to reshuffle his cabinet. Dr. McKoy has significant knowledge and experience in law. Derrick McKoy is a former Contractor General of Jamaica and a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Prime Minister In A Spat With Maroon Chief

Accompong Maroon Chief Richard Currie in a no-holds-barred comment rebutted the argument put forward by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that Jamaica is a unitary, sovereign state, with no other sovereign authority existing within its borders. Mr. Holness in a media briefing on Sunday made it clear that his government will not support any activity which could contribute to the breakdown […]

EDITORIAL

Reshuffle Is Not Enough Mr. Prime Minister

Somebody plays the wrong domino And want the world to follow Someone is fillin’ their sack In a compulsory block [Chorus] Who colt the game A you colt the game Why you play the bad card Now we catch you off guard — Bob Marley The system of government in Jamaica is rooted in a constitutional monarchy under which The […]