Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson Wins Gold in 50m Breaststroke at FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo

Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson Wins Gold in 50m Breaststroke at FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo

Photo Source: Facebook By Xavier Murphy (jamaicans.com) Jamaica’s swim sensation and Olympian, Alia Atkinson took first place gold in the 50-meter breaststroke competition on Sunday, August 4 at the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, adding another gold medal to her expanding collection. Atkinson, who holds the short course world record in this event, made […]

Jamaicans across the US celebrate island’s 57th Anniversary of Independence

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Jamaicans across the US celebrate island’s 57th Anniversary of Independence

WASHINGTON DC, United States — The 57th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence is in the spotlight with Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica celebrating across the United States the island’s milestone of gaining independence from Britain on August 6, 1962. For the Jamaicans residing in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, several Jamaica Independence events will be held, endorsed by […]

Prime Minister calls for closer regional unity in a changing global environment

Prime Minister calls for closer regional unity in a changing global environment

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andre Holness underscored the need for closer unity among the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping particularly in an environment of instability and uncertainty. Holness, who addressed the 30th inter-sessional meeting of the regional leaders here as the outgoing chairman of the grouping, said the region had to […]

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has commended Jamaica on its work to advance activities relating to its climate change agenda. “Jamaica is in a position of leadership. You are way ahead of a lot of countries in this realm,” said chief of operations, IDB Jamaica, Adriana La Valley, who was speaking at a Capacity-building Initiative […]

Record Arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

Record Arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

BY  South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island’s carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events that attracts […]