January 17, 2019

Three Caribbean countries ban single-use plastics

From teleSUR As promised, Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos are taking a stand for nature. Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos have joined the Caribbean quest to mediate environmental pollution by launching nationwide plastic bans to start the new year. Preceded by Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the three nations are the most recent additions to […]

New music from Benje 2019 Gaulin Riddim

BENJE IS STILL IN DE BACCHANAL!! And you thought because the year was ending, that Benje would be done?! Well you thought wrong!! He is riding a brand new riddim named the Gaulin Riddim out of The Bahamas for 2019, pulling out one of the many surprises he has in store for his fans! In […]

New music from Benje 2019 Goombay Riddim

DOING DE STUPIDNESS WITH BENJE!! The love for Soca Music has no season or time of year!! Benje happily releases this new track to end 2018 on a high note!! Riding this brand new Goombay Riddim for 2019, Benje presents the world with his instalment named Stupidness. Stupidness was written by Benjamin ‘Benje’ Alexander. Produced […]

Blended learning programmes for teacher training in the Caribbean

From UNESCO Office In Kingston Jamaica The UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean hosted a consultative meeting on “Blended Learning Programmes for Teacher Training in the Caribbean”, as a strategic component of the 11th Policy Dialogue Forum. The forum, organized by UNESCO, The International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 and the Ministry of Education, […]

Several Jamaican resorts have allegedly covered up years of sexual assault

By Lisa Dunn From Uproxx A disturbing new report from the Detroit Free Press has revealed what appears to be a long-standing pattern of sexual assault cover-ups by Jamaican resorts, including Sandals, in order to protect their businesses. Multiple resorts are being accused of offering refunds, cash payouts, free vacations, ignoring complaints altogether, and/or manipulating guests into not reporting […]

Cruise ship arrives in Miami to begin Caribbean and Cuba Cruises

By Emrys Thakkar From Cruise Hive MSC Armonia has arrived in Miami, Florida to begin year-round Caribbean and Cuba cruises. The cruise ship will begin her new service when she departs for a call in Havana, Cuba. MSC Armonia has started year-round Caribbean cruises out of PortMiami, Florida. The ship arrived at the cruise capital of the […]

‘Wicked and un-Jamaican’

From Jamaica Observer National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday condemned the murders of returning residents Karen Cleary-Brown and Barbara Findley and said that the Government and his ministry remain steadfast in their mandate to serve and protect all citizens. Chang, in the statement sent to the media, called the murders “wicked and un-Jamaican”. He […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister to review AG’s report on Petrojam

by Donique Weston From Proud Jamaica A watershed moment for transparency and accountability in the country – this from Prime Minister Andrew Holness who is to review the Auditor General’s report on the operations of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, The report, titled ‘A review of aspects of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and a […]

Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

From Jamaica Observer A Canadian law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport last month. According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class-action was filed last Friday, seeking […]

Top Caribbean institution initiates historic partnership With Nigeria

From The Stewardship Report Lagos, Nigeria. A development that can be described as historically significant took place recently when the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Kingston, Jamaica signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with Nigerian educational institutions that will enhance cooperation between the Caribbean institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. Vice President Osinbajo (centre) […]