Jamaica News

Fallen trees block a section of Holland Bamboo in St Elizabeth on Wednesday. - Ian Allen photo
Fallen trees block a section of Holland Bamboo in St Elizabeth on Wednesday. – Ian Allen photo

Jamaica: Hurricane Beryl devastates St Elizabeth and Manchester

(Jamaica Gleaner) Hurricane Beryl has left a trail of devastation across the southern parishes of Manchester and St Elizabeth where infrastructure was severely impacted by the system’s strong winds and driving rain.

Bertrand Smith, director general, Maritime Authority of Jamaica, during his address on the eve of World Oceans Day at the World Oceans Day Ceremony, which was hosted by Earth Ambassadeurs on June 7. (Ainsworth Morris photo)
Bertrand Smith, director general, Maritime Authority of Jamaica, during his address on the eve of World Oceans Day at the World Oceans Day Ceremony, which was hosted by Earth Ambassadeurs on June 7. (Ainsworth Morris photo)

Jamaica Maritime Authority Head sounds alarm over oil spill risk

(Jamaica Gleaner) Four months after a mystery shipwreck caused a disastrous oil spill from the Caribbean island of Tobago to neighbouring Bonaire, Bertrand Smith, director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, wants more support for the country’s marine planning and the prevention of ghost fishing.

Vybz Kartel - File photo

Kartel, co-accused to remain behind bars

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Supreme Court has ruled that dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel and his co-accused are to remain behind bars pending a decision in the Court of Appeal on whether they should be retried for murder.

Nigel Clarke

Jamaica closer to being removed from FATF’s grey list

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has approved an on-site visit to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the measures Jamaica has implemented to address deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and countering of the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime.

A man walks by the Companies Office of Jamaica in New Kingston.

Jamaica to build offshore company registry

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica plans to develop an offshore company registry as its next step in the process to attract a portion of the funds that flow to International Financial Service Centres (IFSC) like the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, and others.

Senator Matthew Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

New plastics policies for Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Acknowledging that Jamaica has a plastic problem, Senator Matthew Samuda says a string of policies, including a national one on the environmentally sound management of single-use plastic products, is to be implemented this calendar year.

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