April 24, 2018

Garifuna celebrate their heritage at City Hall

BY TEQUILA MINSKY From Caribbean Life In the spirit of the evening, echoing Garifuna colors, New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson wore a dress in bold geometric designs of black, yellow, and white at the City Hall event ‘Celebrate Garifuna Heritage.’ “We should celebrate the culture of the Garifuna every day,” she beamed. […]

UK expands its diplomatic network across the Caribbean

By British High Commission (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has today announced an expansion of the UK’s overseas network, with the opening of nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth. Three of these nine posts will be in the Eastern Caribbean, with new British Resident Commissioners’ offices in Grenada, Antigua […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below Hedge fund accountant Rob Patraulea fights for license in Cayman Islands By David Marchant From OffshoreAlert Robert Patraulea v. Council of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants: Notice of Originating Motion Canadian hedge fund accountant Robert Patraulea, who has worked in Cayman since at […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery recognized as a “Top 5” Caribbean Museum

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has been listed as one of the “Caribbean’s Best Museums You Should Visit” by News Americas Now, a news, travel and lifestyle publication that covers the Caribbean and Latin America and its diasporas. The US-based organisation has content syndicated across 21 news sites including on the Caribbean […]

A reflection on CARIFESTA 2017

From Barbados Today “When we observe calmly, we discover that everything has their fulfillment.” BASHO: Japanese Poet. Judy Layne-Banks, a Barbadian batik artist who lives and works in the Kentucky Elementary school system as an art educator, spent part of the 2018 Spring Break reflecting on her visit to Barbados for CARIFESTA 2017. Did she, as Basho […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below   Cayman Islands: Suspected Arson in Bodden Town Friday, 20 April From RCIPS On Friday, 20 April, just after 11AM, police and fire officers responded to a report of a fire on Nettie Levy Close in Bodden Town that had caused significant damage to a […]

On 17th April: Columbus & the Caribbean

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, ROBERTO MÚKARO BORRERO From World Policy On April 17, 1492, Christopher Columbus reached an agreement with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain on the terms of his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish monarchs would fund the journey, and in return they were promised the majority of Columbus’ future discoveries for Spain. Columbus was granted […]

Regional Action Plan: Strengthening the regional response to large-scale migration of Venezuelan migrants in South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean

REPORT  from International Organization for Migration UN Migration Agency Launches Regional Action Plan to Strengthen Response to Venezuelan Outflows Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the […]

Opinion: Reviving the Caribbean Court of Justice debate

BY STEPHEN VASCIANNIE From Jamaica Observer THE central question is familiar: Which court should we have as the final decision-making power for our disputes — and why? I return to this well-trodden path for three reasons. First, the current situation in the Caribbean has not reached an equilibrium point. Only four states out of 12 […]

Fighting gentrification by making Little Haiti great again

From VOA MIAMI — On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, tropical music fills the air as two friends sip from a freshly cut coconut outside the Caribbean Marketplace. Nearby, two men are savoring grilled meat and Jamaican patties with rice and peas. Farther down the sidewalk, on the weekly market day, […]