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Taja’mes Branch Receives $2,000 HCEA Award

Taja’mes Branch Receives $2,000 HCEA Award

The Jamaica Association of Bermuda [JAB] has revealed Ms. Taja’mes Adia Nestajah Branch as the successful recipient of the Hazel Christopher Educational Award [HCEA] for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ms. Branch is the first beneficiary of the $2,000 USD educational award, instituted by JAB in honour of one of its four founding members, the late Hazel... Read more of this article

Jamaica Association Offer $2000 Scholarship

Jamaica Association Offer $2000 Scholarship

The Jamaica Association of Bermuda [JAB] is accepting applications for the Hazel Christopher Educational Award [HCEA] for the 2015-2016 academic year. The award is valued at USD$2000.00 and is issued yearly to a new recipient living in Bermuda who is of Jamaican lineage and studying at the collegiate level. Through the HCEA, the JAB supports one student... Read more of this article

Jamaican Association’s One Love Jerk Festival

Jamaican Association’s One Love Jerk Festival

The Jamaican Association of Bermuda [JAB] is staging the JAB One Love Jerk Festival on Sunday, 26th April 2015 at the Shelly Bay Field in Hamilton Parish under the theme “One love, One heart, One people”. A spokesperson said, “The JAB One Love Jerk Festival is a family festival with emphasis on the world renowned Jamaican jerk cuisine. Jamaica... Read more of this article

Magma Launches First Album: ‘The Mission’

Magma Launches First Album: ‘The Mission’

Bermudian reggae artist Magma has officially launched his first album, titled ‘The Mission,’ at the Countryside Club in Jamaica, the nation where he currently resides. A report in the Jamaica Observer said, “It was Nyahbinghi with a Bermudian feel last Thursday at the Countryside Club in St Andrew, where singjay Magma launched The... Read more of this article

Jamaica Senate Passes New Marijuana Law

Jamaica Senate Passes New Marijuana Law

In Jamaica on Friday [Feb 7], the Senate passed Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 following two weeks of debate. The new law would see the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis a non-arrestable offence. A Jamaican Gleaner report said, “The Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 will make the possession of up to two ounces of ganja a non-arrestable... Read more of this article

Russell Appointed New Marine & Ports Director

Russell Appointed New Marine & Ports Director

The Governor, under the recommendation of the Bermuda Public Service Commission, has approved the appointment of Richard Russell,  a former Lieutenant Commander of the Jamaican Coast Guard, to the post of Director of Marine and Ports within the Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport. The Ministry said, “Lt Cdr Russell will work under... Read more of this article

JAB To Celebrate Jamaica Holiday With Cruise

JAB To Celebrate Jamaica Holiday With Cruise

In celebration of Jamaica’s 52nd Independence Anniversary, the Jamaican Association of Bermuda [JAB] will be hosting the annual Independence Cruise on August 9, 2014, taking celebrants out aboard the MV Bermudian. The cruise will feature entertainment from Magnum Force and Ranger Force, with DJ Jackstain. In acknowledging the holiday, which falls... Read more of this article

Jamaica Government Relaxes Cannabis Laws

Jamaica Government Relaxes Cannabis Laws

Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding announced that individuals caught with small amounts of cannabis [two ounces and under] will no longer be subject to a criminal conviction, the Jamaica Observer reports. Mr Golding said, “Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. “These relate to possession of small quantities of ganja... Read more of this article

Jamaica Observer Interviews Dr Ewart Brown

Jamaica Observer Interviews Dr Ewart Brown

The Jamaica Observer has featured an interview with former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown, who attended St Jago High School in Jamaica as a teenager. Asked what were the high and low points serving as Bermuda’s premier, Dr. Brown said, “The high points came when I saw how much the people supported me in times of stress. “I would imagine the... Read more of this article

Gordon Asks Jamaica For Ganja Oil Shipment

Gordon Asks Jamaica For Ganja Oil Shipment

Medical ganja activist Alan Gordon — in an open letter to Jamaica’s Health Minister copied to The Jamaica Gleaner — asked for a permit to export enough medical ganja oil extract that he said would help over 300 Bermuda cancer patients to have 18,000 large doses over a 2-3 month period. Mr. Gordon says that Bermuda’s Cabinet has previously... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Work Violation Skips Bail

Man Charged With Work Violation Skips Bail

A 58 year old Jamaican national who was charged with working illegally in Bermuda was due to appear in Court yesterday [Mar 31], however the Court heard he has ‘skipped bail’ and left the island. Last week, Owen Charles Morrison was bailed in the sum of $2,000 to appear in Magistrate’s Court on Monday to stand trial on a charge alleging... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Working Without Work Permit

Man Charged With Working Without Work Permit

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 24], Owen Charles Morrison, pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in gainful employment in a garage in Wellbottom, Southampton on 18th March 2014. Seeking to determine his legal status and answering to Senior Magistrate Archie Warner, the prosecutor told the Couet that the 58 year old was a Jamaican... Read more of this article

Jamaica Looking At Decriminalising Marijuana

Jamaica Looking At Decriminalising Marijuana

Leader of Government Business in the Jamaican House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell said that decriminalisation of marijuana in specific quantities is on the Parliamentary agenda this year, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner. “I met with the group last week and I indicated to them that as House leader, it is my view that the House,... Read more of this article