No Rasta recompense - Coral Gardens victims waiting in vain two years after PM’s $10m trust fund promise

Two years after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised for the State’s role in the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre and promised compensation to victims and families of the deceased, The Gleaner understands that no money has been disbursed. Holness,...more..


Ganja growers group warns against synthetic cannabis use

President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ), Richard Crawford, has urged the Government to take urgent steps to prevent the importation of synthetic marijuana even as the United States grapples with an opioid and vaping...more..


Clean-up resumes as Humberto swirls away

MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas (AP): Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was...more..


CARICOM ‘loud and clear’ on climate crisis

Caribbean Community leaders are expected to speak with one voice “loud and clear” on the deadly implications of the climate crisis for the region when they begin to appear at the United Nations from Tuesday, CARICOM Ambassador David Comissiong has revealemore..


Trade threat

Barbados’ allure as a tourist destination could come under siege if the threat of the illicit goods trade isn’t taken seriously. The caution has come from Director of Crime Stoppers International Michael Ellis who has contended that the issue of illicit more..


No blind eye to illicit imports

The Ministry of Trade and Commerce has been quick to address any issues which have arisen relating to the entry of illicit goods into the country or illegal practices by companies which place consumers at risk. Deputy Director of Commerce in that ministrmore..


Vacancy: Marine Mechanic and Technician

The successful applicant must be educated to at least diploma level in a relevant background subject. Deadline for applications: 18 October 2019.more..


Public workers to vote for new First Vice President in special election

The membership of the Public Workers Union (PWU) will be voting in a special election on Wednesday, 18 September.more..


International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September

“The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.”more..