Tue04252017

Last update01:35:06 PM

Back You are here: Home World World News Diaspora

GUYANA calls for "immediate" ceasefire in Palestine-Israel conflict

Guyana on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict while at the same time urged respect for the 1967 borders of Palestine.

Read more...

Surinamers in diaspora could get PSA status

PARAMARIBO–The National Assembly DNA last week Monday installed a commission of rapporteurs that will prepare new legislation that will govern the status of People of Surinamese Origin PSA.

Read more...

NAJASO mourns the death of Caribbean Icon Mervyn Dymally at age 86

Los Angeles- California - October 11, 2012. Caribbean Icon and Former California Lieutenant Governor and first Black to serve in this position, Mervyn M. Dymally affectionately referred to as the “Godfather of African- American politics”, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 86 .

Read more...

Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally 332-206

FloridaVO_480x360ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.

Read more...

Jamaica's chairmanship of OAS Council ends

Vasciannie-OASWashington, DC - Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Stephen C. Vasciannie, on Monday concluded his chairmanship of the Permanent Council, the second highest decision-making body of the hemispheric organization, describing the past three months as “an interesting but challenging time.”

Read more...

JAMAICA - Community Based Tourism Policy Being Drafted

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the Ministry is currently in the final stages of drafting a community based tourism policy for presentation to Cabinet.

Read more...

Shining light on the Caribbean diaspora

After making its local screening debut at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival in Movietowne, Port-of Spain, on September 25, Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, was lauded by the viewing audience for its informative and enlightening content.

Read more...

Canada a Key Market For Jamaica says PM Portia

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says Canada remains an important market for Jamaica as it looks to boost visitor arrivals.

Read more...

USA -Study finds school segregation by race, poverty growing fast

SCHOOL_DESKIn 1954 the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case decided that separate public schools for white and black students was unconstitutional.

Read more...

JN Money Transfer cuts 50% off remittance fees ...For Sandy recovery

Leesa_Kow_6Jamaicans in the Diaspora, remitting funds to local relatives and friends, via JN Money Transfer, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will receive a 50 percent discount on fees, from October 26 through November 1, Leesa Kow, General Manager of JN Money Services Limited (JNMS), announced today.

Read more...

JAMAICA to make health donations to the island a lot easier says Health Minister

Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson says his Ministry is currently fine-tuning a gift policy with regard to health, which, when finalized, will vastly assist in streamlining and standardizing donations in the health field.

Read more...

Minister McNeill to address Hummingbird Gala

Kingston, Jamaica: October 25, 2012 – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill will today address the 2012 Humming Bird Gala in New York, hosted by the American Friends of Jamaica.

Read more...

Belize Default Looms as Negotiations Continue

belize-currencyWall Street Journal. September 23, 2012

  - Belize is poised to default on its only bond, as the country's negotiations with creditors continue.

Read more...

Glasgow Business Community Supports Jamaica

LONDON - The London office of JAMPRO, the Government's trade and investment promotions agency, has secured the support of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to promote Jamaica as an investment and business destination.

Read more...

Mark Simmonds is new British Overseas Territories boss

British Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed 48-year-old chartered surveyor Mark Simmonds as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign Office, replacing Henry Bellingham who was fired last week for under-performing.

Read more...

Kittitian-born Dr. Allan Somersall appointed to Stemtech Scientific Advisory Board

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 15th October 2012– Kittitian-born Dr. Allan C. Somersall, has been appointed to the prestigious Board of Stemtech International, Inc., a pioneer in the field of stem cell nutrition.

Read more...

Bellingham out as OT Minister

About a week after the Cayman Islands government budget received final approval from the United Kingdom, the man who oversees the British Territories in the Caribbean and the Atlantic is out of his post in the UK Coalition government.

Read more...

Jamaican Canadian wins Woman of the Year Award

TORONTO, Canada - Author, Speaker and radio radio talk show host Paulet Biedermann is the first and only Caribbean native to win the Oktoberfest-Rogers TV woman of the year award. She was recognized for making significant long term contribution to her community and her country. On Tuesday Oct.9th, Biedermann won the Waterloo Region’s most prestigious award, the 2012 Oktoberfest-Rogers TV Woman of the year award.

Read more...

PM Douglas, Ambassador Henry-Martin to grace Sandy Point Benefit Gala in New York

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, 30TH AUGUST 2012 St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas joins Sandy Pointers and other nationals this weekend for the Benefit Gala organised by the Sandy Point Benevolent Society.

Read more...

Olympic Medalist Yohan Blake Gives Back to Food For The Poor

COCONUT CREEK – Jamaican Olympic medal winner Yohan Blake remembers how he felt when he received his first cricket bat from the nonprofit Food For The Poor.

Read more...

Correa Shuns USA Economic Threats On Ecuador

Quito, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa reaffirmed his opposition to any economic threat from the United States for granting asylum to Australian Julian Assange, founder of the social network WikiLeaks.

Read more...