February 19, 2018

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 […]

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

By Erin Brodwin  Business Insider From msn Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, Lee recommends five other types of workouts. They generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones. The findings are detailed in a Harvard […]

Why we’re focusing on Africa, Caribbean discourse—- IADS Director

By Elizabeth Uwandu From Vanguard ngr DIRECTOR, Institute of Africa & Diaspora Studies, IADS, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Muyiwa Falaiye has said the newly formed institute in partnership with the University of West Indies, was aimed at discussing timely and relevant issues about Africa, the Caribbean and the world at large. Prof. Falaiye disclosed […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Gambling: From ancient Egypt to the 21st Century

Excitement is an inherent attribute of a person and civilization is a whole. Mankind has been playing games where the profit depends on the chance for thousands of years. Some games replace others, but their essence doesn’t change. Games at the Dawn of Civilization Researchers found that the first game, in which the win was […]

UPDATE: FOUND – Cayman Islands police request public assistance to find 11-year-old girl missing from home since 9 February

11-year-old Girl Safely Located – The RCIPS can confirm that the whereabouts of the 11-year-old girl reported missing yesterday are now known, and that she is in good health. We thank the media and public for their assistance.  From RCIPS Today, 16 February, around 3pm, police received a report that Azaria Jackson, age 11, of […]

Cayman Islands: UPDATE-Woman arrested for assault GBH, 16 February

UPDATE – From RCIPS -The woman, aged 39 of West Bay, who was arrested on Friday, 16 February (see below), has been charged with Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent, Wounding or Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm, and Carrying an Offensive Weapon. She is appearing in court today, 19 February. From RCIPS Shortly after […]