June 26, 2019

International all-star football legends coming to Cayman for charity match on Constitution Weekend

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Following 12 months of initiatives, activities, events, and campaigns celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, Celebrate Cayman moves its focus to the 60th anniversary of the first written Cayman Islands Constitution.  The yearlong celebrations begin with five events between 29 June – 4 July and […]

Caribbean chefs to battle for pork pride in Miami

Time to get crackling at Caribbean305  MIAMI (June 20, 2019) – Which Caribbean destination serves the best pork shoulder?Attendees at Caribbean305, South Florida’s premier Caribbean cuisine and culture celebration will soon find out as top regional chefs battle for porcine supremacy when they compete at the “2019 Contemporary Caribbean Individual Street Pork Competition” or “Pork Roast” […]

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries

By Bocchit Edmond FromJjamaica Observer Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica’s prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the Dominican Republic have been on a downward trend since 2011. In the Bahamas, statistics for 2018 highlight an overall drop in crime from the previous year […]

4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships

The Associated Press | By COLLEEN LONG From Military.Com WASHINGTON — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering sun while their families believed they were dead, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Coast Guard said officers […]

Caribbean Community of Retired Persons forms Chapters to support the elderly

By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights With over 50 per cent of Jamaica’s elderly (60 years and older) said to be either alone, single or widowed, the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) has been forming chapters islandwide to offer both social and emotional support. Founded in 2010 by Communications Consultant and Seniors Advocate, […]

“Let’s Live in a State of Goal!” Campaign raises awareness of diversity and inclusion at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Initiative promotes a stadium atmosphere of respect, equality and acceptance during the 31 matches of the competition Miami (Friday, June 14, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) will leverage the expansion of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup to continue raising awareness on diversity and inclusion through its “Let’s Live […]

Jamaica wins big at Caribbean Tourism Industry awards in New York

From South Florida Caribbean News NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) proudly served as the co-sponsor for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner held on June 6th at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. Part of CTO’s annual Caribbean Week in New York City, the awards program recognizes excellence in the promotion of […]

2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Group Stage Doubleheader in Houston Sold Out

Group doubleheaders in Los Angeles and Kansas City nearing sellouts; Tickets still available for other Gold Cup group matches as well as knockout round at www.GoldCup.org Miami (Wednesday, June 12, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup group doubleheader at Houston’s BBVA […]

Jamaica: Sangster airport fastest growing in Caribbean – Montague

From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says that the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is now the fastest growing facility of its kind in the region. “We saw a six per cent growth over 2017 and are projecting a three per cent growth in 2019,” the Minister […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Edward Seaga – A Caribbean enigma

By Sir Ronald Sanders from Caribbean News Now Edward Seaga was a great Jamaican patriot well deserving of the many tributes that have been paid to him concerning his devoted service to his country.  But, he was not a regionalist and his tenure as Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, contributed to the deceleration […]