October 19, 2018

Human-trafficking survivor and UN adviser Rani Hong changed US law – now she wants to end modern slavery

BY KATE WHITEHEAD From South China Post India-born human rights advocate was sold into slavery as a child. Now she works to end the trade in people in the hope no child will have to endure what she went through Sold into slavery I was born in Kerala, in southern India, in 1972. I had […]

How Firelei Báez uses Yoruba Icons and her Afro-Caribbean heritage in her profound ‘Joy Out of Fire’ murals

By Jasmin Hernandez From Art Net The artist opens a new show at Kavi Gupta in Chicago this weekend. “When I was I was growing up, I’d be the one who’d be drawing the paper dolls for everyone in the neighborhood,” the artist Firelei Báez explains to me over refreshing San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa drinks […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices The Savannah United Church presents “Total Wellness Health Fair” on Saturday, September 22, from 8 am – 2 pm at the Church. There will be FREE health screening, personal consultation with health practitioners and pharmacists corner for Brown Bagging.  There will […]

Human Chain “Shows We Are On Our Way, We Are United”

Press Release of the Government of the British Virgin Islands Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — Scores of persons from various organisations in the BVI joined hands at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Saturday September 8 to form a human chain spelling “One BVI” in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Irma. Among those […]

Caribbean Wellness Day/Week promotes good health and well-being

From SXM Talks GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) was observed across the region on September 8 to promote good health and well-being. In 2011 the CWD was expanded to become Wellness Week in the Americas commencing on September 8 and running until the 14.  This was part of the Political […]

Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress

By Philippe Halbert From The Junto In 1779, a fashion plate depicting a woman’s garment “in the creole style” was published in Paris. Consisting of a lightweight muslin gown with wrist-length sleeves, the dress was “in the style of a chemise,” the basic female undergarment of the period.[1] Worn over a petticoat, the gown was […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery News and Events!

Current Exhibition on View Until 28 November: Art of Fashion The Art of Fashion Exhibition Opens (Jawara Alleyne, Natalie Urquhart, Rory Mann, Isy Obi) Photo: Jonathan Tatum The Art of Fashion exhibition opened with a Member’s Preview on 24 August and will be on view until 28 November (Preceded by NGCI’s Annual Costume Gala.) The […]

“My Dinner With Herve” starring Peter Dinklage & Jamie Dornan, premieres November 10, only on HBO

MIAMI, FL., September 10, 2018 – HBO’s new original film, MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ will premiere in the Caribbean on Saturday, November 10th at 21hrs AST*, only on HBO. Inspired by a real story, MY DINNER WITH HERVE explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world’s most […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Black must be discharged!

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Nowhttp://www.sirronaldsanders.com Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com By […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   Cayman Islands Seafarers Hall now available for Rental every day of the week “The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform the community that the Hall is now available for Rental every day of the week, including Saturdays as the church […]