April 24, 2018

Caribbean eyes untapped potential of world’s largest climate fund

By Zadie Neufville From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica (IPS) — The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region’s access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Centre is on the hunt for proposals from the private and public sector organisations around the […]

UK government guide advises people being deported to Jamaica to fake Caribbean accent to avoid attention

By Harriet Agerholm from Independent UK ‘Try to be Jamaican,’ Foreign Office tells deportees A Government guide given to Jamaican deportees advises them to fake a “local accent” to help them stay safe. “Try to be Jamaican,” it says. “Use local accents and dialects (overseas accents can attract unwanted attention).” The advice emerged after the Government admitted some people […]

Jamaican reaction to Trinidad buggery law ruling is predictably mixed

Written by Emma Lewis From Global Voices Jamaicans reacted in fairly predictable fashion to the news of the April 12 court ruling in Trinidad that found the “buggery law” unconstitutional and illegal. Local LGBT lobby groups and individual campaigners expressed their delight, while those representing fundamentalist Christian groups voiced disapproval. The matter has been relatively […]

Jamaica Government facilitating access to sport for all

By Chris Patterson From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to make sport accessible to all. “Studies have shown the importance of engaging in regular physical activity from a young age, which means that physical activity not only produces an immediate benefit, but […]

US: Acting Secretary Sullivan’s meeting with Caribbean leaders

From State Gov. Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with the Caribbean Heads of Government and Foreign Ministers of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia on the margins of the Summit of the […]

Cayman Islands police request public assistance in search for illegal person

From RCIPS Police are requesting the public’s assistance in their search for a illegal man by the name of Marlon Crowe, age 36, from Jamaica.  His picture is attached. Mr. Crowe was deported from the Cayman Islands in October 2017 and is believed to have returned to the islands illegally.  Anyone who sees Mr. Crowe […]

UK: C of E bishops want immigration amnesty for ‘Windrush generation’

By Harriet Sherwood From The Guardian Petition calls on government to fix anomaly that has left many longterm Caribbean immigrants denied status and services Four Church of England bishops have joined a call for an immigration amnesty for people who moved to the UK from the Caribbean decades ago but now face uncertainty over their […]

Jamaica: Mayor says inaugural conference was opportunity to share ideas

By Garfield L. Angus From JIS Story Highlights Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says the three-day inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors provided an opportunity for them to share developmental approaches in their respective countries. Addressing a press conference held at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston today (April 12), where the mayors […]

Cayman Islands: Man found dead in Windsor Park, 13 April

From RCIPS Shortly after 11:30AM Friday, 13 April, a man was found unresponsive by officers at an address in Holmes Turn, Windsor Park. The man, age 58, was a Jamaican national resident in Cayman. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The matter is currently under police investigation.

Geneive Brown Metzger receives Clare Boothe Luce Award

From Caribbean Life In recognition of her many contributions of economic development and diplomacy, Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD Hon received the 2018 Clare Boothe Luce Award for International Service from The J. Luce Foundation at the foundation’s annual gala on March 1, at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York City. […]