April 25, 2019

The pirate queens

The pirate queens of the Caribbean: Fearless pair who dressed as men and ‘fought like warriors’ would expose their breasts to their dying victims to reveal they had been vanquished by a woman By Leigh McManus From Daily Mail UK n the 1700s, the pair’s arrest caused a stir in Britain as it was thought […]

Jamaica: NLS provides art solutions for local artists

By Sharlene Hendricks From Jamaica Observer What comes to mind when you think of Caribbean art? Perhaps the works of David Pottinger, or Richard Hall, or maybe even the vibrant paintings that are popular among tourists for giving that Caribbean aesthetic — washes of red and orange-rendering tropical imagery of an open ackee pod, or fishing […]

Jamaica participates in Routes Americas

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Jamaica is participating in Routes Americas in Quebec, Canada between 12 and 14 February to promote the country as a tourism and business destination. Routes Americas is top leading summit in the Western Hemisphere for the development of new routes and airlift attended by airline and airport […]

Another stalwart of Jamaica’s Opposition Party is murdered

From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday February 11, 2019 – The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is grieving the loss of a second member in just a week after a former councillor was killed in her house yesterday, only eight days after one of its Members of Parliament was found dead, also at home. Marjorie ‘Madge’ Morris […]

Jamaica: Hughes among athletes expected on show at Camperdown Classics

By Sherdon Cowan From Jamaica Observer British sprint star Zharnel Hughes is eager to do a real assessment of his current form when he opens his season at the 15th staging of the Camperdown Classic inside National Stadium today. Hughes is expected to join a number of athletes from top clubs such as Racers, Akon […]

Make Jamaica green again: 10 powerful women leading The Sustainability Movement

by James Ellsmoor From Forbes Jamaica is a green, island nation situated in the heart of the Caribbean. The island is the third-largest of the Greater Antilles, behind Cuba and Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). With a population of just 3 million people, Jamaica is well known the world over for its vibrant […]

Jamaica: Constable ‘Chucky’ Brown sentenced to life in prison for “death squad” involvement

From RJR News Police Constable Collis “Chucky” Brown has been sentenced to life imprisonment following his conviction in the so-called Clarendon police “death squad” trial.  He is to serve 51 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.  Constable Brown was convicted on November 15 last year of three counts of murder, conspiracy to murder […]

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

BY: ALECIA SMITH From JIS Story Highlights The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has commended Jamaica on its work to advance activities relating to its climate change agenda. “Jamaica is in a position of leadership. You are way ahead of a lot of countries in this realm,” said Chief of Operations, IDB Jamaica, Adriana La Valley, who […]

Drink recipe of the week

Jamaican Sorrel Drink By Healthier Steps From Yummly 8 Ingredients 15 Minutes Ingredients 8 cups water 2 cups sorrel (dried, buds) 2 inches ginger (grated) 1 orange peel 6 allspice berries (/pimento) organic cane sugar organic cane sugar sweetener Sorrel Drink is a popular drink that used to be served mostly during Christmas time in Jamaica, but now its served all year round. It has great health […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the C’bean

From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV […]