WASHINGTON, DC - By two pm, the numbers in Rockland Lake State Park, in Rockland County, upstate New York, had swelled to some 8,000 picnic goers from across North America and as far away as the United Kingdom, Canada, and Jamaica, packing the sprawling tree-lined lake park with colorful picnic blankets and baskets, tables, tents, and smoky barbeque grills.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Magistrate Sunil Scarce Monday adjourned to July 4, the case against a 15-year-old girl, charged with 19 counts of murder arising from last weeks fire at the dormitory of the Mahdia Secondary School.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’ indigenous sport, road tennis, and the Barbados Landship Movement, a major part of this island’s ancestral ties to Africa, will be nominated for inscription on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's government has warned nationals against participating in illegal attempts to enter the United States as it confirmed that the body of a person found on the streets in Mexico was a Jamaican national, who was seeking to enter the North American country illegally.
ATLANTA, Georgia - Industry Investment and Commerce Minister Senator Aubyn Hill, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Aquarium, as the country explores opportunities in the blue economy towards national development.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it is now using the additional 658 area code for new telephone numbers.
WASHINGTON, DC - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has expressed sadness at the passing of retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, a Jamaican American engineer, trailblazer, and unwavering supporter of Jamaica who passed away on April 28, surrounded by his family.
DURHAM, NC – Hayti, the leading Black-owned news aggregation app that pulls content solely from Black publishers, announced today that it is officially the largest source of podcasts led by Black hosts.
Final Judgement of More Than US$100 Million Awarded to Trinidad and Tobago in Piarco Airport Court Case
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A United States judge has delivered a final judgement totaling US$131.3 million in the civil matter arising out of the Piarco Airport corruption scandal in Trinidad and Tobago, former attorney general, Faris Al-Rawi has said.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The government of St. Kitts-Nevis on Wednesday unveiled plans for transforming the residence of the Federation’s first national hero into a museum saying that the country must recognize the contributions of those who have served with distinction in the process of nation-building.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says a ban will be imposed on the use of plastic lunch boxes, effective December 31, this year, as efforts continue to shift to more sustainable options.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has described Haiti as a “tragic situation” and appealed to the international community to do more to help Haiti overcome its present political and socio-economic conditions.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Public Alert Notification System (PANS) that allows emergency alert information to be shared on a nationwide scale has been officially launched by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM).