April 24, 2018

Garifuna celebrate their heritage at City Hall

BY TEQUILA MINSKY From Caribbean Life In the spirit of the evening, echoing Garifuna colors, New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson wore a dress in bold geometric designs of black, yellow, and white at the City Hall event ‘Celebrate Garifuna Heritage.’ “We should celebrate the culture of the Garifuna every day,” she beamed. […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery recognized as a “Top 5” Caribbean Museum

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has been listed as one of the “Caribbean’s Best Museums You Should Visit” by News Americas Now, a news, travel and lifestyle publication that covers the Caribbean and Latin America and its diasporas. The US-based organisation has content syndicated across 21 news sites including on the Caribbean […]

A reflection on CARIFESTA 2017

From Barbados Today “When we observe calmly, we discover that everything has their fulfillment.” BASHO: Japanese Poet. Judy Layne-Banks, a Barbadian batik artist who lives and works in the Kentucky Elementary school system as an art educator, spent part of the 2018 Spring Break reflecting on her visit to Barbados for CARIFESTA 2017. Did she, as Basho […]

Beyonce’s debut Coachella performance pays tribute to Afro, Caribbean legends

BY NDUTA WAWERU From Face2Face Africa Singer and performer Beyonce lit up the crowd at her debut performance at Coachella, a year after she was announced as a headliner. She becomes the first black woman to headline the  music festival held in Indio, California She not only bought her husband Jay Z and fellow Destiny Child […]

IFF Panama discusses distribution of Central American and Caribbean Films

By Martin Dale From Variety Fest included panel on VOD opportunities in Latin America PANAMA CITY — One of the biggest challenges facing filmmakers from  Central America and the Caribbean is how to release their films in neighboring countries. This is a problem facing Latin American cinema as a whole, but in larger countries such […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

United Church Convocation The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Regional Mission Council will host Convocation 2018 beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, 22 April, 2018, at Cayman Prep and High School Auditorium on Walkers Road. All are invited to join this year’s Convocation with the theme Disciples of Peace.   Cayman […]

St Lucian designer to be recognised at 2018 Caribbean Style & Culture Awards and Fashion Showcase

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – St Lucian designer Christine Samuel of Christy Creations has been nominated for the 2018 Caribbean Style & Culture- Award of Excellence- Fashion Innovation. Samuel has been recognised for her contribution to the fashion industry both in St Lucia and within the Region and was selected from among a large number […]

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator journeys to Jamaica for Caribbean visual artists exchange

From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – From April 18 – April 27, 2018, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) in collaboration with Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and traveling with Caribbean scholar Alix Pierre, PhD, contemporary Caribbean artists living in Miami-Dade will return to Kingston, Jamaica to share in an […]

Movie making booming in Caribbean

From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Film production is surging in the Caribbean and Central America despite natural – and some political – turmoil, according to Variety. “The region’s film industry indeed feels more effervescent,” said the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama) artistic director Diana Sanchez. Puerto Rico was the hardest hit by Hurricane […]

Here’s what you missed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

By Roberto Baldwin From engadget This year’s Geneva Motor Show seemed to be all about going fast without stopping at the gas pump. Gas-powered vehicles continue to dominate the market, but automakers took the opportunity to showcase their electrified roadmap as they transition from oil to electrons. From supercar concepts like the Rimac Concept 2, […]