December 14, 2017

A musical love story…taking soca to the world

By Peter Ray Blood From Guardian tt In Trinidad for just over a year, DJ Mika Raguaa (Dominika Tux) has been making quite a name for herself, especially for her mixtape productions and recent weekend gigs at the popular Club 63 on Ariapita Avenue. Though born in Poland, Raguaa has familiarised with not just the […]

Culinary tours give a glimpse of the world through a chef’s eyes – and taste buds

By SARAH TRELEAVEN From THE GLOBE AND MAIL7 Every year, the paradise that is the Cayman Islands plays host to one of the Caribbean’s most popular events: The Cayman Cookout, a four-day food festival that will mark its 10th year in January. The event’s host hotel is the sprawling beachside Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and the […]

Black women at high risk for breast cancer

By JANELLE DE SOUZA From Newsday Trinidad & Tobago Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than women of any other ethnic group. This according to Dr Phyllis Morgan, one of the co-ordinators for the family nurse practitioner specialisation at Walden University. Morgan has participated in research focussed on cancer issues among […]

We must decolonize the Caribbean

By Angel “Monxo” Lopez Santiago,  NACLA From Readers Supported News In the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the Caribbean must escape the trappings of modern-day colonialism and seek out its own kinds of sovereignties. aría and Irma, 2017’s two most destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean basin, have exposed the trappings and inequalities of colonialism […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

HMCIPS Literacy Fest 2017 WHO: Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service WHAT: Literacy Fest 2017 WHEN: Friday, 27 October 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. WHERE: HMP Northward, Courtyard and Chapel Participants: Inmates and special guests will perform during the event and showcase their literacy skills and talents Background: Literacy Fest 2017 is an […]

Tesla faces lawsuit for racial harassment in its factories

By Swapna Krishna From engadget Three men claim to have been subject to continuous and repeated racism. A new lawsuit brought by three former Tesla employees alleges that they were subject to constant racial discrimination and harassment in the electric car company’s factories. The case, first reported by the Mercury News, was filed yesterday in […]

Cayman Islands Spookfest Oct 28 – Pedro’s Castle – Free Event

Hershey’s presents Spookfest 2017 sponsored by DMS (kiss, Hot, CayRock, 107), Tourism Attraction Board (TAB), Progressive, and Visual Art Society (VAS). The event is open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at Pedro’s Castle and entrance fee is one Hershey wrapper per person or 2 per family. There will be many fun […]

Famous Cayman Brac artist CHARGED

Man Arrested this 18 July, on Cayman Brac now charged From RCIPS The 63-year-old-man referred to in the below press release has now been charged for displaying an obscene object for public exhibition, intending to corrupt moral, relative to section 157 (1) of the Penal Code (2017 Revision). The man is expected to be in […]

After-hours viewing & film screening at Cayman Islands Gallery

AFTER HOURS VIEWING AND FILM SCREENING Thursday, 19 October 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Did you miss the exhibition opening last week? Can’t make it to the National Gallery during our opening hours? Well you’re in luck. NGCI is hosting a special after hours viewing next week Thursday, 19 […]

Brooklyn’s Panamanians celebrate 22nd annual festival

By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life Panama querida! Thousands descended on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights to celebrate the 22nd annual Panamanian Independence parade on Oct. 7. The yearly festival commemorates the country’s sovereignty, and honors their traditions with a show of Panamanian culture. For many frequenters, the parade consistently grows by the numbers and […]