July 23, 2018

Jacob Ross, the Caribbean Chekov

By Keith Jardim From newsDay tt Jacob Ross’s recently published Tell No One About This: Collected Stories 1975-2017 is probably the most important and well written gathering of stories ever to appear in the English-language Caribbean, maybe in any language here. I would even dare to say it’s one of the best story collections in […]

Syria: The Evolution Revolution By Peter Polack

From U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center magazine – Posted by permission from the Author

Hot tubs, Cayman Islands, yawning hosts

By Andrea Behling From Channel3000 The stories behind these 1980s covers of Madison Magazine October 1980  Our staff kept coming back to this October 1980 cover of a greasy-haired, shirtless man dressed in dirty cut-off jean shorts, smoking a pipe on a remote beach, as it seemed an interesting choice for the “Special Travel Issue: […]

The Story of Kyle

From Snopes One boy’s befriending of an outcast new kid at school stops him from committing suicide. EXAMPLE:   [Collected on the Internet, 2000] One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices World Ocean Day Presentation today [Sat 9] at Cayman Islands GAB Entrance Today at 12.30 pm, at the GAB entrance, Minister of Environment, the Honourable Mr Dwayne Seymour will be accepting from students of Cayman Prep & High School, Cayman International School, […]

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month!

By Loribelle Lapaix From OOM Scholastic Heritage (noun) – something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: something that come or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot of portion. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea – some of its islands are surrounded by […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Mia Mottley Elected First Female Prime Minister of Barbados as Labour Party Wins Election From teleSUR The BLP attacked the current government on its policy of high taxation and focused on the cost of living during the campaign The Barbados Labour Party […]

Sam Selvon: The ground-breaking author who gave voice to the Windrush generation

By Chris Baynes From Independent UK His ground-breaking 1956 novel The Lonely Londoners is as important today as it ever was, relating the story of Caribbean immigrants who arrived in Britain full of hope and found themselves struggling in isolation Sam Selvon was one of the first fiction writers to give voice to the Windrush […]

Jamaica: Hon. Andrew Wheatley to receive 2018 Technology Leadership Award

By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy & Technology Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley will receive the Inaugural 2018 Technology Leadership Award from Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York (JCOBA-NY) for his achievement as a scientist, innovator and policy leader. The presentation will be […]

MOTHER (Better known as Mama)

By Joan (Watler) Wilson ‘Mama’ as we called her was so quiet and sweet To hug and kiss her was really a treat. She was fat like mothers of her day you see Having nine healthy children she was pleased as could be. She never wandered far from home – no way, She kept watch […]