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Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar

Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar

The Bank of Jamaica has advised that it will no longer exchange Bermuda dollars at its banking counter as it “has been unable to repatriate this particular foreign currency.” This is according to a statement on the bank’s website, which said, “Bank of Jamaica wishes to advise that effective 26 August 2019, it will no longer exchange... Read more of this article

Court: Simmons To Be Sentenced In Jamaica

Court: Simmons To Be Sentenced In Jamaica

Bermudian Zharrin Simmons appeared in a Jamaican court in connection with charges of possession and attempting to export cannabis. According to a report from McKoy’s News, “The St. James Parish Court has deferred sentencing for Zharrin Simmons, the Bermudian born British woman who was nabbed at the Sangster International Airport in Montego... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Fatal Collision In Jamaica

Police Investigating Fatal Collision In Jamaica

A 54-year-old, reportedly having a “Bermuda address”, was allegedly involved in a fatal collision in which two people died in Jamaica, according to a report by Loop Jamaica. The report said, “Two pedestrians died as a result of injuries they sustained when they were mowed down by a motorcar along a main road in St James on Saturday night. The... Read more of this article

Report: Jamaica Court Issues Arrest Warrant

Report: Jamaica Court Issues Arrest Warrant

A court in Jamaica has reportedly issued an arrest warrant for a 31-year-0ld Bermudian who failed to appear in court on drug charges, according to a story in the Jamaica Gleaner. The story said, “The St James Parish Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Bermudian national who should have appeared in court on cocaine charges on Thursday but... Read more of this article

Neletha Butterfield Speaks At Event In Jamaica

Neletha Butterfield Speaks At Event In Jamaica

Bermudian Neletha Butterfield served as a guest speaker at this year’s PNP Women’s Movement conference in Jamaica, which had a theme of “Just watch us grow – The Sky is the Limit” and was held on July 15th at the Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. President Jennifer Edwards of the PNP Women’s Movement... Read more of this article

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Ms Trudy Deans made her first official visit to Bermuda and was welcomed by Acting Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban during a courtesy call on the Cabinet Office. “Apart from her duties in the United States, Ms Deans is also responsible for the Honorary Jamaican Consulate... Read more of this article

Report: 31-Year-Old Arrested In Montego Bay

Report: 31-Year-Old Arrested In Montego Bay

31-year-old Paulos Francis has been charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine, according to a story in the Jamaica Observer. The story said that a 31-year-old Bermudian was “arrested and charged” after he” reportedly attempted to board a flight destined to Belgium” with a suitcase... Read more of this article

Video: Arijahknow Live Wires In Jamaica

Video: Arijahknow Live Wires In Jamaica

Reggae artist Mitchelle “Arijahknow Live Wires” Trott recently performed in Jamaica for a series of Bob Marley 73rd Anniversary Tribute performances. The Bermudian artist performed hits from his album ‘Reggae Highway’ on the grounds of the Bob Marley Museum, and you can enjoy some of his performance in the video below. Related... Read more of this article

Minister Burch’s Trip To Jamaica Cost $1,768

Minister Burch’s Trip To Jamaica Cost $1,768

A trip in December 2017 by Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch to Jamaica for the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum cost $1,768, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from December 11, 2017 – December 12, 2017, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Public Works travelled... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister Attending Forum In Jamaica

Premier & Minister Attending Forum In Jamaica

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch are this weekend traveling to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to participate in the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum hosted by KPMG and CIBC FirstCaribbean. “The forum opens on Monday morning with a welcome from Conference Chairman, Mr. Nigel Holness, Managing Director... Read more of this article

Butterfield Attends Conference In Jamaica

Butterfield Attends Conference In Jamaica

Former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister Neletha Butterfield recently attended the PNP Women’s Movement 2017 Annual Conference in Kingston, Jamaica to honour former Prime Minister Portia Simpson U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters was the keynote guest speaker, along with other international speakers in attendance to give thanks for the part... Read more of this article

BPS Assisting JCF With Murder Investigation

BPS Assisting JCF With Murder Investigation

The Bermuda Police Service is assisting the Jamaican Constabulary Force with their investigation into the death of 55-year-old Bermudian Ronald Raynor, with the BPS saying that the “circumstances of Mr. Raynor’s death are suspicious and the JCF is dealing with the matter as a murder investigation.”A police spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

BPS Confirm Death Of Bermudian In Jamaica

BPS Confirm Death Of Bermudian In Jamaica

The Bermuda Police have confirmed the death of a Bermudian man in Jamaica “under suspicious circumstances.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of the death of a Bermudian man in Jamaica under suspicious circumstances. “A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to the deceased’s family... Read more of this article