March 19, 2018

The queer Caribbean women fighting a vital, dangerous culture war

Text Louis Staples From Dazed We speak to activists from Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad about their continued resistance in places where it’s unsafe to be LGBT Former British colonies such as Uganda and Kenya, as well as Pakistan and Bangladesh, are among the world’s worst places to be gay. Britain has played a major role […]

Marriage equality isn’t quite there yet, so same-sex couples can now get married at sea

BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Not living in a country where same-sex marriage is legal? Even though your own government isn’t recognising your civil right to marry whoever the heck you like, the sea will. Cruise ship company Celebrity Cruises has announced the commencement of legal same-sex marriages onboard their ships, officiated by the captain […]

Petition filed by Colours Cayman to the EU Parliament – UPDATE

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 17 December 2017: Colours Cayman filed a Petition with the EU Parliament in May 2017 in which it was requested that the following pre-conditions be imposed on the United Kingdom (“UK”) for the entry into negotiations over any trade agreements upon its exit from the European Union (“EU”) and for any […]

Africa’s filthy rich

Filthy rich: The lavish ways of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators By Tony Mochama From SDE The lavish ways of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators Late last month, the new president of Zimbabwe, Emerson Mnangagwa, issued an amnesty that runs from December 1 to March 1 for the return of funds that companies and individuals have hidden […]

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. […]