March 27, 2017

Caribbean Unity in support of Tambourine Army activist Latoya Nugent

From awid Women’s Rights As concerned members of the Caribbean region and diaspora, we are outraged by the unreasonable and absurd charges of three counts of “malicious communication” under Section 9 (1) of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015 by the Jamaican state towards human rights defender and activist, Latoya Nugent. We are also outraged by […]

Whoops! Builders PAINT OVER a £4m Banksy art work on the side of Caribbean hotel

By Clemmie Moodie From The Daily Mail UK Builders called in to do maintenance work painted over the five original stencils They put two coats of thick white paint over walls of five-star Geejam in Jamaica Restoring the stencils, left by Banksy during stay in 2006, could cost £120,000 Owners of Tom Cruise and Sharon […]

Corned beef ban in Caribbean amid rotten meat scandal

From CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 21, 2017 – Several Caribbean countries have ordered the immediate ban on the sale and importation of corned beef from Brazil, following reports that several major meat processors in the South American nation have been selling rotten beef and poultry. Several countries have gone as far as banning all […]

Cayman Islands recalls corned beef/Jamaica bans corned beef imports from Brazil, urges public not to consume any

Cayman Islands DEH Food Recall on Corned Beef Products from Brazil The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that an alert has been issued concerning the recall of corned beef products from Brazil because the products are alleged to have been processed with contaminated meat. The DEH has requested all importers, wholesalers […]

Portmore United hunt CFU title after victory against Cayman Islands’ Scholars International

From Jamaica Observer BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (CMC) — Portmore United launched their bid for the Caribbean Football Union’s Club Championship title after stopping Scholars International of Cayman Islands 2-0, on Tuesday. Kareem Manning struck twice in the first-half to secure the victory for Portmore – the only Jamaica side left in the competition – following […]

Caribbean American legislator introduces ICE body camera bill

From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has introduced the ICE Body Camera Act of 2017 in the United States House of Representatives that would require the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to wear body cameras during field operations and removal proceedings. The bill would mandate that […]

International Women’s Day in the Caribbean: Marching in solidarity with #LifeinLeggings to end violence against women and girls

Compiled by D. Alissa Trot – Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column From Stabroek News In November 2016, two Barbadian women, Ronelle King and Allyson Benn started what has now become known as the #LifeInLeggings movement, where survivors of various manifestations of violence against women shared their personal experiences, putting a […]

‘Tambourine Army’ hits back against sexual violence in Jamaica

By Kate Chappell in Kingston from The Guardian UK New organisation in region with high rate of sex assault wants to move from culture of blaming victims to one of shaming perpetrators Women’s rights and gender equality is supported by Mama cash Early one Sunday in January, a group of women arrived at a church […]

Caribbean children fall to murder in Jamaica and Tobago

From Montserrat Reporter Two charged with murder of 15-year-old school girl by STAFF WRITER KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 11, CMC – Jamaica police have charged two men, including a 31-yeqr-old taxi driver with the murder of 15-year-old secondary school student, Shineka Gray, whose body was found with stab wounds in bushes on February 1. Police said […]

The downward spiral of #vigilante justice

By Dr Canute Thompson From Jamaica Observer There is a new form of vigilante justice that has emerged in our society — hashtag vigilante (#vigilante). The Jamaican justice system has failed to inspire confidence at various levels for several decades among a large sector of the population. Among the factors that have fuelled the loss […]