Jamaica News

Nigel Clarke
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.
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.

P J Patterson

PJ Patterson commends outcome of St Vincent meeting

(Jamaica Observer) Jamaica’s former prime minister and Caribbean elder statesman PJ Patterson has commended last Thursday’s summit between Guyana and Venezuela in Argyle, St Vincent, and described the outcome as “a welcome sign of relief” for the hemisphere.

In Jamaica: Man gets $14m award against Gov’t after false arrest

(Jamaica Gleaner) A man who was falsely arrested and charged in January 2011 for obtaining goods by false pretences and conspiracy to defraud, arising from the purchase of an AC Delco battery, has been successful in obtaining a Supreme Court award of $14 million with interest against the Government.

Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams assessing derelict buildings in downtown Kingston which were impacted by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that jolted Jamaica Monday morning. (Photo: @MayorWilliamsJA Twitter)

Jamaica shaken by strong quake

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Up to mid-afternoon yesterday, there were no reports of loss of life or significant damage to buildings and infrastructure resulting from a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that shook Jamaica.

Maurice Tomlinson

Jamaica buggery law to remain

(Jamaica Gleaner) Asserting that the State is being driven by an “agenda” to preserve the country’s buggery laws, the Supreme Court says it is worrying that savings law clauses are being used to prevent scrutiny of laws violating citizens’ rights.

UNESCO hosts free AI online conference September 28

(Jamaica Gleaner) More than 50 presenters and experts from across the globe are expected to join in discussion on a range of topics focusing on whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an existential threat or tool for scaling over human limitations.

Jamaica declares dengue outbreak

(Jamaica Gleaner) With some 565 suspected, presumed and confirmed cases as of Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday declared an outbreak of dengue in Jamaica.

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