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JFLL Gets $18.2m Grant From Japanese Gov’t

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Persons enrolled at the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) Adult Education Centre (AEC) on East Street in Kingston, will soon benefit from three additional classrooms to be constructed with an $18.2 million grant...

ST. MICHAEL (CDB) -- Fitch Ratings-London-09 March 2017: Fitch Ratings has assigned Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘AA+’ with a Stable Outlook and a Short-Term IDR of ‘F1+’.

Housing Minister Receives Courtesy Call From International Director Of Habitat For Humanity

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- Ms. Mónica Ramírez, Director of Housing and Human Settlements for Habitat for Humanity International (Latin America and the Caribbean) paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing...

Barataria Students Encouraged To "Discover The Possibilities" Of The Agricultural Sector!

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- Over the next five (5) years, employment opportunities in the agri-food sector are expected to increase by 15 percent across all regions.

Farmers Urged To Play Their Part In Growing Jamaica’s Economy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C Hutchinson, has called on farmers to play their part in growing Jamaica’s economy. Speaking at Friday’s (March 10) Irish potato...

Agriculture Ministry Participates In The National Cleanup Campaign

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- On Sunday 12th March, 2017, Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries led a team of one hundred volunteers as the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries...

UTT Launches The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre For The Caribbean Region

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- The historic launch of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Caribbean Region (MTCC-CA) was held at the Chaguaramas Campus of The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) on March 8th, 2017.

Prime Minister Rowley Appoints Committee To Investigate Petrotrin

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley presented instruments of appointment to a seven-member committee tasked with conducting a review of the operations of the Petroleum Company Limited (Petrotrin) on...

Application For SRC Science Fair Extended To March 17

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The deadline for schools to register and apply for the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) 2017 Science Fair has been extended to March 17. The application deadline was previously March 10. The competition, which serves to display...

The Ministry Of Planning And Development Supports Benoit's Legends Of Panderica

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- Brian Benoit is quickly becoming a name to remember in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mocho Primary To Get Resource Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Mocho Primary and Infant School in Clarendon is to get a state-of-the-art resource centre, which will be utilised by five other schools in the area. Principal of the school, Tina Reid, told JIS News that Jamalco has provided...

Manchester Women Entrepreneurs Showcase Wares

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Some 40 women entrepreneurs from the parish of Manchester showcased their original designs, hand-made creations and home-made products at the second annual Made in Manchester Women in Business Expo. The event was held on March 5...

Decrecen En Cuba Empresas Estatales Y Cooperativas Agropecuarias

HAVANA (IPS) -- Con excepción de las experimentales Cooperativas No Agropecuarias (CNA), entre 2012 y 2016, disminuyeron en Cuba todas las formas de organización económica: empresas, sociedades mercantiles, Unidades Básicas de Producción...

Rankin Plans Independent Run In Newlands

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- A former chairman of the United Democratic Party’s Bodden Town district branch, Mario Rankin has announced his intention to contest the seat of Newlands in the May General Election. However, the local businessman...

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Nominations for potential candidates wanting to stand for office in the 24 May General Election must be registered in their single-member constituencies on Nomination Day, 29 March.

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Following the reinstatement of Deputy Prison Director Natalie Aduke Joseph-Caesar after a settlement with government, independent members of the Legislative Assembly demanded answers last week over what happened...

Live-In Cops Planned For NS And EE

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has revealed plans to post live-in officers at the North Side and East End police stations after renovations to the two stations that have been closed or unmanned for years are...

New Property Tax Regime April 1

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced that a new property tax regime will be adopted starting April 1. Opening the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 9, Mr. Shaw...

Politicians Still ‘On Edge’ Over Private Eyes

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- When Alva Suckoo began his debate on the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill Thursday, he raised the issue of the claims he made about being followed by private investigators hired by local law firms.

Government Provides Addition Of $3.68 Billion To PATH

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is providing an increase of 47 per cent to the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), in a move to strengthen the country’s social safety net. This addition of $3.68 billion in the Budget for...

Heart Foundation Warns Against Hiding Illnesses

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is warning schools, parents and student athletes not to hide illnesses so that the student can participate in sports. Sports Medicine Specialist and Foundation volunteer, Dr. Paul Wright, told JIS...

St. Richard’s Early Childhood Education Centre Expanded

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The St. Richard’s Early Childhood Education Centre in Kingston has been expanded at a cost of $13.2 million provided by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sport and Education (CHASE) Fund. Play equipment was also purchased for the young...

Sir Everton Tribute To Sir Frank Worrell

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell, the legendary former West Indies captain.

Khan Leads Red Force To Crushing Win

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (WICB) -- Leg-spinner Imran Khan’s five-wicket haul led Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a 172-run crushing of Windward Islands Volcanoes here Monday, as they hauled themselves off the bottom of the Regional four-day standings...

Jaguars Retake Lead Courtesy Vishaul 50

KINGSTON, Jamaica (WICB) -- Vishaul Singh struck an unbeaten half-century as reigning champions Guyana Jaguars brushed aside Jamaica Scorpions by seven wickets to regain top spot in the Regional four-day championship here Monday.

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