December 16, 2017

Kwanza 2017 honors two dynamic black women

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life Anticipation is at peak for the celebration of the 51st anniversary of Kwanza as well as the annual commemoration festivities held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. This year in particular, the seven principles will be explained, expressed and personified by tributes to two former educators who changed […]

Caribbean Public Health Agency gets lab testing accreditation

By Joyce Loan From WIC NEWS Drug testing facilities at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have been awarded an international accreditation at a ceremony in Jamaica. The testing services of the Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL) have now been certified to comply with ISO17025:2005 standards by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC). This is […]

Pope on Guadalupe feast: ‘Valiantly defend’ church’s diversity

By Nicole Winfield AP From The Spokesman Review VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying Tuesday the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black. Francis celebrated a special Mass to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the dark-skinned virgin […]

Three months after deadly hurricanes hit Caribbean islands, thousands of children still in need of assistance

From UNICEF PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 13 December 2017 – Three months after two category-5 hurricanes – Irma and Maria – barreled through the Caribbean, causing widespread damage and loss of life, thousands of children remain in need of support across the region. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, caused extensive damage […]

Activists speak out against ‘racial issues in FDNY’

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams joined local activists, including the Rev. Kirsten John Foy and the National Action Network (NAN), in speaking out against the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY) intention to allow Joe Cassano to re-enter its ranks on Monday, Dec 4. Cassano, 28, resigned four […]

NG Nature Photographers of the Year

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest By ALAN TAYLOR From The Atlantic 20 PHOTOS IN FOCUS National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National […]

European Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for a modernised Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Brussels, 12 December 2017 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and why does it need to be renewed? Since 2000, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement has been the legal framework for the EU’s relations with the 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). The […]

A Divine Super Sue

Cayman National Choir and Orchestra wow with “A Night Divine” By Georgina Wilcox ‘Super Sue’ is Sue Horrocks who is the Musical Director of the Cayman National Choir and Cayman National Orchestra. Not only is ‘Super Sue” Musical Director, at the Choir and Orchestra’s annual Christmas production she also conducted the choir and the orchestra. […]

IDB official says inclusive approach will improve tourism

By Kadian Brown From JIS Story Highlights Country Manager for the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the region must take a more inclusive and environmentally sustainable approach to improve competitiveness in the tourism industry. “It is very important that climate change be mainstreamed as an idea when we are thinking about […]

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example Paris, 12 December 2017 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private […]