Tag: Jamaica

Jamaican Pol Wants Bob Marley Named A National Hero

KINGSTON (Reuters) — A Jamaican legislator is asking the country’s parliament to name reggae legend Bob Marley a national hero, an effort that comes amid rising nationalism in English-speaking Caribbean countries that are distancing themselves from their colonial past. The proposal by lawmaker Lisa Hanna would make the iconic singer a national hero, a title […]

IBEX CARES: Jamaican Team Raises $6,462.69 To Help Co-Worker Who Lost Her Legs

KINGSTON — IBEX, a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer engagement technology solutions, today announced its team in Jamaica raised $6,462.69 ($1 million Jamaican dollars) to help pay for new prosthetic legs for teammate Charmonique Willis. Willis lost her legs when she was two years old and needs new prosthetics. “I […]

Caribbean Students Apply To Tennessee State For Grant Program

NASHVILLE, Tennessee— More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean nations, the university said in a news release. High school graduates must have a minimum 3.25 grade […]

UK’s Prince William Says He Wants to Serve After Caribbean Criticism

LONDON (Reuters) — Prince William has said he is committed to service and “not telling people what to do” after a tour of the Caribbean that was marked by protests over the British empire and criticism that the trip reflected a throwback to colonial times. William released the statement at the end of an eight-day […]

U.S. Seeks Extradition From Jamaica of Suspect in Murder of Haiti’s Moise

KINGSTON (Reuters) — The United States has requested the extradition from Jamaica of a suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, the suspect’s lawyer said on Thursday. Former Haitian Senator John Joel Joseph, whom the Haitian government considers a key suspect in Moise’s murder last July, was arrested in Jamaica after having fled […]

First Child-Friendly Space Opens Under U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Partnership

KINGSTON —The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston and the Ministry of National Security jointly launched Jamaica’s first ever child-friendly space to assist child victims of human trafficking and other serious crimes. This safe space, based out of the Falmouth Police Station in Jamaica’s Trelawny Parish, is specifically designed with children in […]

Jamaican Bobsled Team Committed To Overcome Challenges At Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING — Jamaica’s bobsled team are determined to overcome financial issues and challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic as their four-man line-up returns to the Winter Games for the first time in 24 years. Jamaica’s bobsled teams have been a welcome sight at Winter Games ever since the nation, known more for its tropical […]

With St. Croix Refinery Auction Sale Closed, EPA Looks To Regulate Operations

CHRISTIANSTED — With the long-expected sale of the Limetree Bay refinery finally closed, many are looking ahead to what’s next, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Tuesday, court documents were filed noting the closure of the bankruptcy sale — the deadline for which was extended to Monday to allow time for $62 million […]

SOUTHCOM Commander Makes Historic Visit to Jamaica

KINGSTON — U.S. Army General Laura Richardson, who made history as the first woman to lead United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Jamaica on January 20-22 for three days of high-level meetings focused on the United States’ longstanding bilateral defense ties with Jamaica. Richardson attended the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Change-of-Command ceremony Friday night where […]

Jamaica Detains Ex-Senator, Key Suspect in Killing of Haitian President

KINGSTON — A former Haitian lawmaker who is a suspect in the assassination of the country’s president has been arrested in Jamaica, Jamaican authorities said Saturday. Ex-senator Jean Joel Joseph, wanted in the July 7, 2021, killing of president Jovenel Moise, was arrested Friday evening, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said in a statement. The […]