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US Coast Guard rescues six Jamaicans adrift 76 miles southwest of Tortuga, Haiti


With the aid of a spotlight, Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers located the adrift vessel with six Jamaican people aboard. The Jamaican survivors stated that they were adrift for two days and they were running out of provisions. Photo: Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez/US Coast Guard District 7

MIAMI, USA — The US Coast Guard rescued six Jamaicans adrift on Friday approximately 76 miles southwest of Tortuga, Haiti.

Rescued were Garnel Goldson, 30; Rohan Smith, 50; Raymond Foster, 30; Jermaine Brown, 32; Marvin Buchanon, 39; Jermaine Lobiboun, 33; all Jamaican nationals.

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers observed a handheld flare and diverted to the origin location of a disabled vessel that was on a voyage from Jamaica to Tortuga. The master of the vessel reported to be adrift for two…

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Jamaicans Publicly Question Chinese Investment and Influence | OBOR


Jamaica’s open arms to Chinese investment in recent years has led many island residents to fret about possible adverse effects on the local economy.

Allan Hope, the Jamaican poet, musician, actor, and talk-show host better known as Mutabaruka, recently voiced his concern during his “Cutting Edge” radio talk show that Chinese road projects in Jamaica will put his country on a path toward debt default, according to a Sept. 25 article by Caribbean news site Loop.

“We must look at what is happening in other parts of the world as it relates to China. Other countries are faltering on loans and they have to take land and seaports,” Mutabaruka said.

Loop highlighted the case in Sri Lanka, when China took control of a Sri Lankan seaport and 15,000 acres of nearby land included in a…

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Canadian Based Company ‘OCEAN’ Trains and Employs Jamaicans : South Florida Caribbean News


OCEAN Boosts Employment & Trains Jamaicans for Harbour Tug Services

Kingston, Jamaica Having recently, signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica’s Port Authority for the provision of harbor towage services, Ocean invested approx. $US 60,000 on a training programme for Jamaicans who will be hired to operate the vessels.

The Québec based company also provided three of the most state-of-the-art tugboats namely, the Ocean Stevns, Ocean…

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Caribbean News – Jamaicans Slam UK PM on Twitter After Independence Greeting


Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a meeting with leaders and representatives of Caribbean countries at 10 Downing Street on April 17, 2017 in London, England. May met Caribbean leaders as her government faced severe criticism over the treatment of the ‘Windrush’ generation of British residents. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

By NAN Contributor

News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Aug. 8, 2018: UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, may have thought she was being culturally sensitive when she saluted Jamaica on its 56th independence anniversary Monday with a tweet that said simply: “Today marks 56 years of Jamaican independence. The contribution of Jamaicans in the UK and abroad is huge – long may that continue. #JamaicanIndependenceDay.”

But…

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Jamaicans among criminal aliens, immigration violators nabbed In New York | News


NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals were among 40 people arrested during a four-day enforcement operation in New York State that ended on June 21.

Jamaicans were among the 35 men and five women arrested in an operation which ICE says was targeting on-the-loose criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, immigration fugitives and other immigration.

ICE says they were among several other Caribbean nationals from Cuba and the Dominican Republic as well as nationals from other regions of the world including South America and Asia.

“This operation targeted public safety threats such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, and individuals who have violated the immigration laws of the…

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Jamaicans cite STEM robotics for Vision 2030 • Caribbean Life


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While United States media outlets have been damning the abrupt ending of the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada and the fact President Donald Trump abbreviated talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jamaicans are celebrating the fact that the tiny island distinguished itself as the only English-speaking Caribbean country invited to join the talks with leaders of France, USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada.

Heads of the European Union are traditionally asked into the conversations, however, beyond the core membership of the group few are ever asked to join in discussions with developed nations.

On this recent go round, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness…

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