July 22, 2017

FAME-Caribbean to help create business opportunities for artisans

By Sasha Harrinanan From Trinidad and Tobago NewsDay The Foundation for Fashion, Art, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship and Export (FAME-Caribbean) has been established by Trinidad-born Savile Row master tailor, Andrew Ramroop, to help create sustainable business opportunities for artistic people across the region. “Having travelled extensively to different locations throughout the world (and) currently consulting in India […]

Being Gay In The Caribbean

BY NATTALIE GORDON From Curve Magazine Growing up gay—and female—in the Caribbean means being in survival mode. In June 2004, founding member and the public face of the Jamaican Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) and Jamaica’s leading gay-rights activist, Brian Williamson, was stabbed to death in his home… Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher […]

Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company celebrates its 55th season

From South Florida Caribbean News The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) Gala Opens 55th Anniversary Season July 21 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Established at the time of Jamaica’s Independence, The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), together with the nation, celebrates its 55th Anniversary this year. As its premier event, the National Dance Theatre Company will host […]

The Editor speaks: Immigration reform

Although the government have engaged local consultants Deloitte on a Process Improvement Project (the “Project”) to support its role in delivering strategic and policy direction to the Department of Immigration (DoI) they are still relying on the public’s input. Immigration have been lumped in with the National Workforce Development Agency (“NWDA”), and the Department of […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Relevance and State of US-Caribbean Relations: Part 1

By Sir Ronald Sanders From caribbean360 WASHINGTON DC, United States, Friday July 14, 2017 – The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC has produced a publication entitled ‘The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views’.  The title is misleading. While the three views, articulated by eminent scholars on the Caribbean, are good […]

In astronomy, women of color face the most discrimination

By Rob LeFebvre, from engadget Almost half of women of color report bias, harassment and assault in the planetary sciences. There’s tons of evidence that women face a gender bias in the STEM fields. Last May, one report found that Facebook rejects female-authored codemore often than code written by men. A female engineer who featured […]

50th Toronto Caribbean Carnival

50th anniversary of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival kicks off From CBC Annual celebration of Caribbean culture runs from July 17 to August 7 A half century after the first ‘Caribana’ made an indelible mark on the city, revellers officially kicked-off the 50th anniversary of the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival in Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday. The […]

First International Reggae Day in London

By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life Following the successful launch of the very first celebration of International Reggae Day in London, an amalgam of Black music devotees claim they are fully committed to making July 1 a hallmark event on the annual, British cultural calendar. Members of BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC), organizers of the […]

The Editor speaks: “Three Little Birds”

CIFA Favourite Song: “Three Little Birds” “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” Even after the revelation that the first man arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption and money laundering investigation being conducted by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission is none other than former President and now […]

From the Publisher: A beautiful verse and we adopted it

By Joan (Watler) Wilson “For he hath founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters” Psalm 24 v 2 What a beautiful and fitting verse from scripture for us to adopt….. Living in the Cayman Islands up to the present [that’s 82 years plus] has meant that God has given me the […]