October 16, 2018

Wrong On Crime – IDB study shows Jamaica and other regional states not spending smart enough to make their people safer

By Corey Robinson From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica and other countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are being encouraged to spend smarter and not necessarily more to reduce crime. A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), dubbed Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More […]

NBC News: US pastor to be released after secret Turkey deal

By Eric Mack From Newsmax North Carolina Pastor Andrew Brunson is expected to be released from detention in Turkey and returned to the U.S. after a secret deal has been worked out, according to senior Trump administration officials, NBC News reported Thursday. The secret deal is reportedly tied to a commitment to ease economic sanctions on […]

Chinese entrepreneurs launch the next Caribbean invasion

By  Jewel Fraser From OZY Why You Should Care Chinese immigrants have a new home: the sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean. Tall and well-groomed, Brian Rochester has eyes that smile when he talks about the fellowship he says exists between Chinese immigrants and Trinidadians of African or Indian descent at the Grace Chapel church in […]

Trinidad: Obeah outside PoS Magistrates Court

From NewsDayTT OBEAH: A chicken’s severed head, tied to a black mini coffin was found at the entrance gate to the Port of Spain Magistrates Court prompting talk of obeah outside the courthouse. COURT and Process police are reviewing CCTV footage in an effort to locate the person who left the severed head of a […]

OJOH CANCER CARE MINISTRY LEADERS: Here’s a group picture from the Commissioning

By Janel Howard Johnson Here’s a group picture from the Commissioning Ceremony held on Thursday, September 27 at Thankful Baptist Kennesaw. It was a blessed occasion as five members of our Health and Wellness ministry accepted the calling to be Cancer Care ministers. Our pastor, Rev. John W. Harris, led the ceremony in which he […]

Report: Christians in North Korea executed, tortured for praying

By Eric Mack From Newsmax Religious persecution in North Korea is so bad it can get you jailed for life, or even cost you your life, if you pray or read the Bible. “If you are a Christian in North Korea and you are discovered to be a Christian, if you are found to possess […]

Young Caribbean American ordained into priesthood

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Over 1,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, Long Is. on Sept. 15 to witness the ordination of the Rev. Leandra T. Lambert to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church. The cathedral, which seats 600, could not accommodate the crowd, […]

Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names

By Philip Pullella Reuters From Yahoo News ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday defended a landmark deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, saying he, and not the Beijing government, will have the final say on who is named. In his first public comments on the deal […]

Three Jamaican clergy honored at CAFBLC Awards in Washington DC

By Derrick Scott from South Florida Caribbean News Washington, DC – Three Jamaican clergymen were among fifteen ministers from denominations in the USA, Caribbean and parts of Africa who were recognized by the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC)based in Washington, DC. The 5th annual Caribbean and African faith-based leadership award ceremony was held at […]

A look at Caribbean slavery through eyes of a descendant

Against impossible odds, a ragtag army of black, mulatto, and poor Frenchmen band together to fight for freedom over elite soldiers from Britain and Napoleon’s grand army on the tiny Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. This compelling historical novel begins during the French Revolution in the late 1700s, when the islands were home to slaves […]