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Jamaica Seeks More Chinese Investment

 Above: the Chinese embassy in Jamaica Above: the Chinese Embassy in Jamaica (Photo: Chinese Embassy) Jamaican Minister of Finance Audley Shaw said an invitation has been extended to the Chinese to expand their investments in the country. Shaw, who was …

Jamaica Signs Deal on Solar Testing

 The Jamaican Cabinet has approved an agreement for GreenRG Management to introduce, test and research its solar technology across the country. GreenRG has volunteered to test its technology for streetlights, buildings, water pumps and other infrastructure, and it will not …

Jamaica Could Restart Gold Mining after Chemical Leak in Clarendon

 Above: Housing, Environment and Water Minister Dr Horace Chang (2nd left), addressing journalists about a toxic leak at the gold mine in Pennants, Clarendon, during a media briefing at the National Environment and Planning Agency on Monday. Others (from left) …

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 Following the lead of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica has given new low-cost air carrier REDjet the go-ahead to begin operations. “In continuous discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday and Friday, and ultimately, the chairman, they advise me that …

 Despite the introduction of cruise ship tourism in Jamaica’s city of Falmouth, Mayor Collin Gager is concerned that the area is not capitalising on the number of opportunities available. Gager, who is also a councillor in Falmouth, appealed to the …

 Above: Doctors in Jamaica (JIS-FP) Jamaica has signed a biomedical agreement with the Cuban government as part of an initiative to improve the equipment at the country’s health facilities. The plan will see Cuban experts coming to Jamaica to work …

 Above: Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert at her first sitting in Parliament (JIS Photo) The Jamaican House of Representatives welcomed new Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, along with Deputy Speaker Tarn Peralto, at their first sitting since Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding appointed new ministers …

 Jamaica’s Opposition People’s National Party is planning an island-wide protest concerning the government’s handling of the extradition crisis involving Christopher “Dudus” Coke. Former Justice Minister KD Knight, the lead attorney representing the party during the recently-concluded Commission of Enquiry, said …

 Following the purchase of 174 gas stations in the Eastern Caribbean by Vitogaz, a subsidiary of French petroleum company Rubis, Texaco is putting its stations in Cayman and Jamaican on the block. The initial deal included stations in 11 countries, …

 Israeli Ambassador to Jamaica Moshe Sermoneta said Israel is interested in helping Jamaica solve its energy problems, along with offering knowledge on tourism and agriculture. “Israel is a country that lacks natural resources,” he said. “We don’t have oil, we …

 Luis Breuer, the new Caribbean Regional Director of the International Monetary Fund, is due to visit Jamica on Wednesday to discuss outstanding issues considered by the IMF’s board for its quarterly reviews. This will be Breuer’s first visit to Jamaica …

 Above: Environment Minister Dr Horace Chang and Spanish Ambassador Celsa Nuno A joint Spanish-Jamaican initiative is working to focus on environmental awareness, with the second phase of the Spanish Jamaica Foundation’s programme aiming to promote a cleaner environment in Montego …

 After some delay, Jamaican Prime Minister has named attorney Ransford Braham the country’s new attorney general. Braham was a partner at law firm Livingston, Alexander and Levy’s litigation department, where his practice included work in the Court of Appeal and …

 Above: Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen swears in new Justice Minister Delroy Chuck (JIS Photo) Jamaica’s Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, swore in newly-appointed cabinet members Delroy Chuck and Sen. Arthur Williams yesterday at King’s House. Chuck is taking over the …

 Above: the Jamaican Parliament (JIS Photo) Communications in Jamaica’s Parliament have traditionally been oral — despite a number of members who violate the rules by reading from prepared texts. But one senator, Norman Grant, has tabled a motion in the …

 Above: the Wigton wind farm Jamaica is considering the feasibility of introducing a smart grid to the island’s electrical distribution network, Minister of State for Energy and Mining, Laurence Broderick, announced yesterday. “We are looking at [a smart grid],” he …

 Jamaica should soon have direct flights to China, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. China is the fastest growing market for outbound travelers in the world, he said. The plan would introduce direct flights between Beijing and Montego Bay, …

 Above: Jamaican PM Bruce Golding and former Minister Dorothy Lightbourne (JIS photos) Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding removed Sen. Dorothy Lightbourne from her post as Justice Minister today, replacing her with current House Speaker Delroy Chuck. Lightbourne was one of …