December 12, 2017

TRT Exclusive: Queer and Caribbean: LGBTQ+ Culture & The Island Identity

By: Mike Givens/TRT Assistant Editor From The Rainbow Times In part one of a two-part series, The Rainbow Times examines the LGBTQ culture through the lens of Caribbean lifestyle. Not too long ago, Erick Diaz and a few of his friends visited a Latin nightclub in Providence, Rhode Island. While socializing together, Diaz overheard a comment […]

Cayman Islands delegation attended WISTA AGM & Conference 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

4th December, 2017 George Town, Grand Cayman Dorisley Jackson, current Cayman Islands WISTA President, and Robynette Hera, Board Director, attended WISTA International’s AGM and Conference in Rotterdam 3rd – 6th October, 2017. This year’s theme was “Future‐proofing Maritime Solutions”. Approximately 280 women from WISTA chapters from around the world were in attendance. WISTA was formed […]

JCPD and British Council host Summit Nov. 29

By Denise Dennis From JIS Story Highlights The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) has partnered with the British Council to host an Inclusion and Diversity Summit on Wednesday (November 29) that will explore the economic and social value of making Kingston a more inclusive city for disabled persons. Executive Director of the JCPD, […]

Caribbean Youth Environment Network and Solar Head of State launch partnership

Plans to educate youth about renewable energy across the region During this year COP23 climate conference, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Solar Head of State (SHOS) launched a partnership to promote education on renewable energy across the Caribbean region. The CYEN is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering […]

Colours Cayman Petition to the European Parliament declared Admissible

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 8 November 2017: We refer to our press release dated 15 May 2017 regarding the petition submitted to the European Parliament. We are delighted to announce a very important and positive development for the LGBTI people of the Cayman Islands: the petition has been declared admissible by the Committee on Petitions of […]

Another reason to not smoke, drink: These habits may ruin your dental fillings

Indo Asian News Service From hindustantimes US researchers have found that fillings failed more often in patients who drank alcohol within two years of the dental procedure, while the overall filling failure rate was higher in men who smoked. If you drink or smoke you are not only damaging your teeth but also your dental fillings. […]

Football: FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

 AFP From World Soccer Talk New York (AFP) – It was the raid that changed the face of the world’s most popular sport. Swiss police swooped in on a five-star Zurich hotel at dawn, arresting seven soccer officials at US request. Two and a half years later, the only defendants detained in the United States […]

Kevin Spacey: Netflix severs ties amid sex assault allegations

From BBC Entertainment company Netflix has severed ties with Kevin Spacey, star of its House of Cards show, amid a number of sex assault allegations against him. Netflix said it would hold talks with the producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Spacey. Netflix also said it would not […]

Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

From Springer Link Authors Authors and affiliations Camille Ragin Elizabeth Blackman Robin Roberts Raleigh Butler Samuel Gathere Darron Halliday Kimlin Ashing Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of African Ancestry worldwide [4, 5]. […]

Did Tom Petty’s rocker lifestyle shorten his life?

By Charlotte Libov From Newsmax Tom Petty’s punishing lifestyle on the road probably contributed to the legendary rocker’s early death, a top heart-health expert says.“The surest way to shorten your life is to be a rock star,” renowned cardiologist Dr. Chauncey Crandall tells Newsmax Health. The 66-year-old front man for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers […]