March 19, 2018

Caribbean tribe believed extinct is right here among us

By ROBBY BERMAN From Big Think When Columbus arrived, the Caribbean islands were populated by people known now as the “Taino.” Most likely they were descendants of the Arawaks of South America, and Taino was actually just their language — at the time, they were known as Lucayans locally in the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and […]

Cayman Islands Arts and Culture Award Winners announced

 The winners of the 24th annual National Arts and Culture Awards were announced at a press conference today (19 February).  Fifteen individuals, and one company are honoured for their significant contribution to the arts and culture of the Cayman Islands. Minster for Culture Hon. Dwayne Seymour, Ministry of Culture Chief Office Jennifer Ahearn, and CNCF […]

Ancient city’s LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

By Mariella Moon,From engadget LiDAR has become an invaluable archaeologist’s tool. When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than […]

New Urban Agenda Action Plan for LAC calls for paradigm shift

By LEILA MEAD Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (US) From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Regional Action Plan for 2016-2036 includes six action areas and their strategic objectives, which comprise the key components necessary for implementing the New Urban Agenda in LAC. The RAP enables synergies with other global agreements and agendas. According […]

Amritsar International Folk Fest: Fusion of Caribbean, Punjabi folklore

From the Times of India AMRITSAR: The artists from Costa Rica gave a scintillating performance during the ‘7th Amritsar International Folk Festival’ held at Khalsa College of Education (KCE) here on Saturday. The Caribbean dances intermingled with the Punjabi folk as a great fusion of culture and music was on the display at the heritage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russian court rejects mother’s adoption bid after breast surgery

From BBC A Russian court has ruled that a woman who chose to have her breasts removed cannot look after two adopted boys since she identifies herself as a man. The long-running case of Yulia Savinovskikh affects two mentally disabled boys who were removed from her care last August. She appealed against the decision, but […]

Cayfest 2018 to showcase the best of Cayman Islands’ culture

Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, gets underway this month, and organisers, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), are looking forward to once again showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic talent that exists in the community. The event, which features various activities over a 10-day period, kicks off with the National Arts & […]

Shakespeare heads to the islands for a Caribbean Dream

From Voice Online The reimagining of Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a fun and mysterious movie set against a scenic backdrop FOR THOSE who are interested in Shakespeare plays with a twist, A Caribbean Dream might just before you. The film directed and written by Shakirah Bourne is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic Midsummer Night’s […]