Health tourism poised for expansion in Jamaica

January 6, 2017 admin 0

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health tourism is poised for expansion as the government of Jamaica takes steps to engage the diaspora as the first market in the sector. President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, said the country is developing a competitive advantage over other Caribbean countries, as focus is placed on diagnostic and dental services. […More]

Belize tourism soars above Caribbean average, U.S. visitors lead the pack

January 6, 2017 admin 0

Tourism in Belize is booming, a review released by the Central Bank of Belize today shows. “In the first half of the year, stay-over visitors to Belize soared by 16.7% to 199,204, outpacing the 4.0% increase for the Caribbean as a whole. Visitors arriving by air were up by 21.5% due to intensified marketing efforts, increased airlift capacity and lower […More]

Press freedom organisation condemns tough censorship in Venezuela

January 6, 2017 admin 0

MIAMI, Florida — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has expressed regret that the old year ended with the toughest censorship and restriction of the Venezuelan press following the announcement by the South American country’s oldest newspaper, El Impulso, that in 2017 it will no longer circulate in its print edition. The paper, founded in January 1904, announced in an […More]

US HOMELAND SECURITY

January 6, 2017 admin 0

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s US Immigration and Enforcement Agency says it removed a total of 240,255 immigrants from the country in fiscal year 2016, a two percent increase over FY 2015. The leading countries of origin for removals were all Latin American – Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Almost 2,000 immigrants were sent back to the Dominican […More]

2017 holds great promise, says incoming CARICOM chairman

January 5, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — “2017 holds great promise for us to advance our integration process which can only be possible through the involvement and participation of all. Let us resolve to play our part in strengthening our Caribbean Community and to making regional unity a living, breathing experience,” said president of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger, the incoming chairman of CARICOM. In […More]

Prime Minister Rowley leads 2-day Government Retreat

January 5, 2017 admin 0

Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, on Tuesday 3rd January led his Cabinet and other non-Cabinet members of Government in a 2-day Retreat focused on the country’s on-going Development Programme, at the Diplomatic Centre. Also attending the Retreat were the Permanent Secretaries assigned to the various Government Ministries. Speaking at the joint Ministers/Permanent Secretaries session, the Prime Minister highlighted the need […More]

OWTU urged against carrying out strike

January 5, 2017 admin 0

While the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union plans on leading a strike at State-owned Petrotrin, one former Energy Minister is appealing to the workers and the Union to reconsider the action as he says a strike is not in the best interest of T&T or the company Speaking during an interview on Power 102.1 FM Tuesday morning, Ramnarine maintained that the […More]

Candidates file nomination papers for THA election

January 5, 2017 admin 0

Nomination day for the January 23, 2017 Tobago House of Assembly election got underway today with candidates from four parties filing nomination papers. Speaking on Power 102.1 F.M Tuesday morning, Tobago Forwards political leader Christlyn Moore said she expects things to run smoothly as it relates to filing her papers as all papers have been prescreened and approved. The former […More]

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