June 25, 2018

Jamaica to host final round of the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier

The final round of the regional qualifier will determine the three Caribbean representatives for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Miami (Thursday, June 7, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today that Jamaica will host the final round of the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier, scheduled to be […]

accessing finance to become a reality for Caribbean women-owned businesses

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, May 31, 2018. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank has kicked off the inaugural activity of the Women Empowered through Export (WE-Xport) programme with a two-day workshop aimed at increasing participating firms’ and regional business support organisations’ (BSOs) access to finance. Access to finance has […]

Caribbean women in business to showcase at European Development Days 2018

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, May 30, 2018. Caribbean Export will showcase at Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development, European Development Days (EDD) bringing greater publicity to their women focused programme Women Empowered through Export (WE-Xport). WE-Xport was launched in March of this year with the aim of supporting women-owned businesses to grow through assisting in […]

Women, Protagonists in UNESCO’s Latin America and the Caribbean Week

Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The 2018 edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Week was inaugurated today at Unesco, a date that on this occasion is dedicated to highlighting the role of women in the development of the region. This was emphasized by the Charge d´Affairs of Paraguay to that UN organization, Leticia Casati, […]

Latin America welcomes Barbados’ New Prime Minister Mia Mottley

Congratulatory messages for the newly elected first female prime minister have poured in from across Latin America and the wider world. Congratulations are pouring in from across Latin America after Mia Mottley was elected Barbados’ first female prime minister earlier this week. Jamaica‘s Prime Minister Andrew Holness laudedMottley for “an impressive landslide victory” during the Barbadian general elections on May 24. […]

US: Lincoln woman makes swimming history in the Caribbean

From KWBE A Lincoln woman made history as the first female to swim the St. Lucia channel. “I thought of quitting 100 times,” said Molly Nance, “but i’m so glad I didn’t because it really was worth it to make it to the finish”. Nance made her dreams come true by crossing the channel last […]

Mexico’s women’s rugby sevens team trains in Sask. for worlds

By Britton Gray Regina / 980 CJME The rugby community in Regina has been opening their arms to some special guests as a major tournament approaches. Mexico’s women’s rugby sevens team is training in the Queen City as they prepare for the World Cup in July in San Francisco. Sevens is different from traditional rugby […]

Cayman Islands DCR offers Female Empowerment Services

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) established a Female Empowerment Services Project to expand the gender specific services they offer to female offenders in the Cayman Islands. As part of this project, the DCR launched a workshop series entitled “Inspire: Women Empowered” in the Fall of 2017.  The series consists of […]

Hennessy Carolina on coming out to her Caribbean Family: ‘My Mom she did not play with that…I opened up her heart’

By Maya J. Boddie From Blavity Cardi B’s little sister is carving her own path while representing for the queer community. Not only is 2018 Cardi B’s year, it’s also a win for her younger sister, Hennessy Carolina. Like her big sister, the 22-year-old up-and-coming actress is a Love and Hip Hop: New York alum and social media star. She’s […]

Me Too movement founder among women for WOMI Award

By TANGERINE CLARKE From Caribbean Life Founder of the Me Too movement, activist Tarana Burke will be among several Guyanese women, who will receive the Women of Mission International (WOMI) Award for meritorious contributions they have made through their professional duties and service to their community. WOMI — a Brooklyn-based non-profit that empowers women and […]