August 17, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands; East End District Community Meeting Thursday, 30 August The RCIPS will be holding a District Community Meeting in East End on Thursday evening, 30 August. The meeting will be held at 7:00PM at the East End Presbyterian Church Hall. The […]

Ya Maka My Weekend 2018

From QC Online Hundreds came out to celebrate Ya Maka My Weekend Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the District of Rock Island. The “Original District Festival” celebrates Caribbean culture with ethnic foods, live reggae and Caribbean music, palm trees and sand.   Ya Maka My Weekend 2018 BUY NOW Irie Trinity performs during Ya Maka […]

Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee reaffirms its support of contestants

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (10 August 2018) The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has today reaffirmed its support of all of the contestants participating in the upcoming pageant, and is calling on the community to do likewise by attending the event. Ms. Derrie Lee, Chair of the Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee stated “In light […]

Jamaica’s Independence celebration for September in Philly

From NAN News Americas, Philadelphia, PA, Friday, August 10, 2018: Jamaica’s 56thanniversary of independence celebration will extend into September in Philadelphia. Non-profit organization, Team Jamaica Bickle, which caters to hundreds of students, athletes and coaches from Jamaica and the Caribbean at the annual Penn Relays annually, will celebrate the anniversary with an awards dinner on […]

Jamaica Independence Day

Happy Jamaica Independence Day! Here’s how long the Caribbean nation has been independent By Phil Haigh From METRO UK Last Monday (6) Jamaicans across the globe celebrate the independence of their home nation from British rule. 6 August is Jamaica Independence Day as it was on this day that the Parliament of the United Kingdom signed […]

Airbnb cancels Great Wall of China contest following backlash

Swapna Krishna From engadget The company won’t offer a one-night stay at the landmark after all. Apparently, renting out a priceless ancient cultural relic as a hotel for a night isn’t the best idea. That’s what Airbnb learned after it advertised a contest to spend one night atop the Great Wall of China. After backlash […]

Summertime festivals

Summertime festivals around the world From Boston Globe Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances in 2018. 1 Regional dancers perform at the Guelaguetza festival on July 30 in Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico. The Guelaguetza is a festival held once a year which gathers music, dance, gastronomy and handicrafts […]

After escaping 35 years of slavery, this black Mauritanian woman is running for office

From Face2Face Africa A former slave in Mauritania has put her name on the ballot for the elections in September. Habi Mint Rabah became a slave when she was just five years old and was only released in 2008. “I became a slave at the age of five. Every day I had to take care of […]

Amazing facts about the sheep

From One Kind Planet Sheep have very good memories. They can remember at least 50 individual sheep and humans for years. Sheep have very good memories. They can remember at least 50 individual sheep and humans for years. They do this by using a similar neural process and part of the brain that humans use […]

Jamaica Independence Day Aug 6, PM Message

PM, Andrew Holness: Jamaica Independence Day Diaspora Message 2018 Message from The Most Hon. Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister, Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – My Jamaican family in the Diaspora, the commemoration of Jamaica’s 56th year as an independent nation presents an opportunity for us to reflect on, and celebrate the significant achievements made […]