February 20, 2018

Amritsar International Folk Fest: Fusion of Caribbean, Punjabi folklore

From the Times of India AMRITSAR: The artists from Costa Rica gave a scintillating performance during the ‘7th Amritsar International Folk Festival’ held at Khalsa College of Education (KCE) here on Saturday. The Caribbean dances intermingled with the Punjabi folk as a great fusion of culture and music was on the display at the heritage […]

CDB, UNICEF partner to improve quality of early childhood education in the Caribbean

From CARICOM Today February 15, 2018, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda– International and Regional academicians, researchers and practitioners have convened in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss opportunities and plans for improving the quality of and access to early childhood education for Caribbean children ages zero to five. The three-day Early Childhood Development Regional Research Conference, […]

How Africa connects us: The Caribbean Diaspora

By Dewayne Goforth, From Torchonline Students and professors analyze the African footprints placed in the Americas The second of a three-part series called, “How Africa Connects Us” focused on “The Caribbean Diaspora: The Effects of the African Slave Trade” on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The event was sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Latin American […]

West Indies, Rest of the World XI to play fundraising T20I

From ESPN Cricinfo World T20 champions West Indies will face an ICC Rest of the World XI in a one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 later this year, to raise money towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year. In particular, the proceeds of […]

OPINION – Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100

By Amílcar Sanatan From teleSUR Among the many achievements of the Jagan-led PPP, his analysis of the conditions of sugar workers was intellectually profound and insightful. Cheddi Jagan was born on 22 March 1918. As we approach his hundredth birthday, I reflect on his contribution to Caribbean social and political thought based on his sugar […]

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

From BBC A Palestinian teenage girl filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has gone on trial in an Israeli military court in a case which has split public opinion. Ahed Tamimi, 17, is charged with 12 offences, including assaulting security forces and incitement to violence. If convicted, she could face a lengthy jail term. For Palestinians, […]

Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8

By Ainsworth Morris From Jamaica Information Service Story Highlights Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean from March 5 to 8 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in Rose Hall, St. James. It will focus on four main areas – […]

Cayman Islands Discovery Day 2018 and 2019

From Public Holidays Global On the third Monday of every May, the people of Cayman Islands celebrate the discovery of their islands by Christopher Columbus in 1503. Year Date Day Holiday 2018 21 May Mon Discovery Day 2019 20 May Mon Discovery Day For the most part, the Cayman Islands were uninhabited upon discovery and […]

Mixing Magic – Cayman Wine and Spirits sparkle at Mixology

By Latara Boodie From Jamaica Gleaner The recent Taste of Cayman held in Camana Bay, Cayman Islands, saw a variety of culinary activities that created an exciting gastronomical experience. One of those experiences involved The Seven Fathoms Rum Challenge mixology competition. This featured mixologists from around the world competing to determine the Taste of Cayman […]

Tennessee man successfully treated for heart failure in the Cayman Islands

By Health City Cayman Islands (PRESS RELEASE) – An American citizen seeking medical treatment for heart failure has been successfully attended to by doctors at Health City Cayman Islands using a pioneering technique unavailable elsewhere in the region. Thanks to the medical team at Health City Cayman Islands, Gerald “Gerry” Johnson now has a state-of-the-art […]