Bring it on! - Gov't scoffs at Opposition's threat to take NIDS to court
The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's...
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Daughter's kidneys stolen? - Mother wants independent pathologist
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A Kingston mother is pressing her claim for a local hospital to allow her an opportunity to have an independent pathologist at her daughter's autopsy.Nadine Evans' daughter, Carell White, passed away at a hospital in Kingston on December 19, 2017....
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Attempted robbers shot, one fatally, by cop in Westmoreland
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One of two men who attempted to rob a policeman in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland on Tuesday night was...
Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother’s asue. There weren’t any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn’t customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]
Learning about Jamaica’s Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into “land of wood and water” but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]
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Tourism and Education Ministries to Launch Tourism Certification Programme for High School Students
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says a tourism certification programme for secondary students will officially be launched, with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on the 15th of March.
The joint initiative will provide certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) in their Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) to students in grades 10, 11, 12 and 13.
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