December 18, 2018

The Editor speaks: Since when was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a controversial holiday favourite ?

Since a couple of months ago! OK. Maybe two years ago…?* The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 and at no time ever was any question raised that the lyrics could be interpreted as a man trying to lace another unwilling lady’s drink so he could rape her! That has all changed […]

Meet [Miss Cayman Islands] & the 13 [other] breathtaking Caribbean beauty queens at the 2018 Miss World

BY ELIZABETH OFOSUAH JOHNSON, From Face2Face Africa On December 8, 2018, the most coveted beauty pageant in the world, Miss World 2018, will take place in China where the 2017 winner, Manushi Chhillar of India, will crown her successor. Since November 9, 2018, the 118 beauty queens from around the world gathered in China competing […]

High fashion meets high design in the Cayman Islands at NKY Fashion Week

Globally recognised designers to preview new collections at Cayman Islands’ NKY Fashion Week with Mercedes Benz, BCBG MAX AZRIA , Trina Turk, Robert Graham, Hale Bob and Dart Real Estate’s The Residences at Seafire Headlining NKY Fashion Week will be global fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, who will be joined by New York-based men’s luxury brand Robert […]

Global Wage Report 2018/19: Global wage growth lowest since 2008, while women still earning 20 per cent less than men

GENEVA (ILO News) – Global wage growth in 2017 fell to its lowest rate since 2008, far below levels before the global financial crisis, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report. The Global Wage Report 2018/19  finds that in real terms (adjusted for price inflation) global wage growth declined to 1.8 per cent in 2017 […]

Facebook fails to save child bride from auction

From Freedom United Facebook has come under fire for allowing the “barbaric use of technology” that led to a girl in South Sudan being married off to the highest bidder. An auction was held on Facebook for a 16-year-old girl in order to drive up her dowry. Plan International reports that five men placed competing […]

Béziers train poster: French court clears controversial ad

From BBC A French court has ruled that posters showing a woman tied to train tracks did not promote violence against women. The posters were put up around the town of Béziers last December to celebrate the arrival of high-speed TGV trains. They carried the caption: “With the TGV, she would have suffered less.” The […]

Traffickers paying Guyanese girls airline tickets to come to Barbados

By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian In the wake of revelations that an alarming number of Guyanese women are prostituting in Barbados, the Island’s Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinckson has expressed the belief that a sophisticated human trafficking network is actually bringing a number of young Guyanese women to Barbados to be involved in […]

OECS YES In Action highlights Rechelle Meade

Anguillian Athlete breaking records and forging her own path in the international arena This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Rechelle Meade, a 21 year old Anguillian student-athlete making history at the University of Idaho. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a student athlete at the University of Idaho. I am […]

American Airlines passenger who says she was raped in plane toilet sues carrier

From South China Post Aubrey Lane says staff failed to protect her and others when they served the alleged attacker as many as six alcoholic drinks American Airlines ‘deeply troubled by any allegation of misconduct onboard our aircraft’ An American Airlines passenger who says she was raped in the bathroom on a domestic flight is […]

12 Great movies exploring the unique horror of being a woman

By Martha Polk From Vulture This Halloween, we need more than jump scares and gross-outs. You know what’s scarier than monsters, ghouls, and goblins? The patriarchy. Forget the blood geysers, aliens, and flesh-devouring apocalypses — we need thrillers and horror flicks that get at the truly terrifying stuff of female experience, like being married (to […]