March 20, 2018

UWI withdraws approval for film show with ties to controversial US pastor

From Jamaica Gleaner The University of The West Indies (UWI), Monay, has withdrawn approval for the showing of a film on its campus with ties to the controversial US pastor Steven Anderson. The university has also sought to clarify a statement carried in The Sunday Gleaner of January 28, 2018, which stated that the gay-bashing […]

Cayman’s Shoe Tree

From The Star Jamaica Ricardo Makyn Multimedia Photo Editor The Cayman Shoe Tree was started by Wolfgang Brocklebank and his fiancé Giovanna Inselmini in 2004. Brocklebank and his fiance were disgusted by the garbage on the beach and decided to do something about. The couple was crazy about recycling and inspired hundreds of persons to […]

Cayman Islands Joint Marine Unit officers recover boat containing large quantities of ganja, arrests made

From RCIPS At about 4:30AM on Thursday, 25 January, officers from the Joint Marine Unit (JMU) came upon two vessels acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the Big Channel entrance to North Sound. As the JMU moved into position to intercept them, both vessels made off. The JMU, with assistance from the Air Operations Unit, […]

Jamaica signs agreement with Cayman Islands

From ITIJ 26 January 2018 The tourism industries of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands have agreed to sign a multi-destination marketing arrangement later this year. The plan is for the two Caribbean nations to improve their collaborative efforts and drive mutual traffic. The Cayman Islands also presented Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism with a plaque bearing […]

Five murders a day – outrage from civil-society leaders as 100 killed in first 20 days of New Year, with 12 killed in 24 hours

By Livern Barrett From Jamaica Gleaner Civil-society leaders reacted with alarm and disgust after it was revealed yesterday that Jamaica recorded 100 murders 20 days into the new year. The latest statistics compiled by the police revealed, too, that a suspect was arrested and charged in just 28 of those killings, as criminals continue to […]

New Orleans’ Caribbean chefs give Jerk Chicken Fest authentic flavor

By Ann Maloney From NOLA | The Times-Picayune In an ideal world, jerk chicken would be grilled over an open fire scented with pimento wood, the sounds of sizzling meat mingling with the gentle lapping of waves and a favorite reggae tune. These days, Clinton “Johnny” Haughton of Montego Bay, Jamaica, owner of Johnny’s […]

Expert calls Caribbean to strengthen Tsunami Alert System

From Presna Latina Kingston, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The head the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson called today to strengthen the tsunami alert systems in the region, according to reports by the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner. According to the CEDEMA official, that preventative technology is a pressing need for the countries in […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism named as Caribbean Tourism Minister of 2017

By Laura Rawlings From The HolidayPlace Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, has been named as the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017. The awards were judged by the editorial team of the Caribbean Journal website, who said that Mr Bartlett is an exceptional ambassador for the […]

How Jamaican David Martin became an Animation Evangelist

By Kimron Corion From Huffington Post Today on “How They Did It” I speak to David Martin, the Jamaican born Animation Evangelist currently leading the charge where digital animation in the Caribbean is concerned. Tell me a little about who you are: My name is David Martin, 38 years old. Jamaican born grew up in […]

Jamaica to sign multi-destination marketing agreement with Mexico

From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Efforts to boost cooperation between Jamaica and Mexico, in the area of tourism, will bear fruit as both countries will sign a memorandum of understanding to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement, in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2018. The move forms part of a greater plan to […]