December 11, 2017

Ultimate Christmas trip

Is this the ultimate Christmas trip? Holiday includes stays at world’s most festive hotels – but it will set you back £45 ByJulie Delahaye From Daily Mirror UK Just wait until you see the gingerbread pirate ship Talk about the Christmas holiday of a lifetime! One luxury travel company has created the festive itinerary of […]

Vigils for the Dead

BY BERT WILKINSON From Caribbean Life On Friday, Dec, 8, opposition politicians, surviving relatives, grieving friends and even some officials in government will hold the usual candlelight and other types of vigils in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, to mark the 35th anniversary of the execution of 15 of that country’s most well-known citizens. The […]

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 […]

Indian Caribbean Diaspora Focus of Columbia University conference

By Suman Guha Mozumder From India Abroad The Indian Caribbean diaspora’s struggle, its efforts for preserving its culture and its success in building an influential community from both a historical and socio-political-anthropological perspective came under focus during a daylong conference at Columbia University in Manhattan on Dec. 2. The conference, the “History, Present and Future […]

Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts

The 11 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World By Alex Creange From Oyster.co.uk Let’s face it — all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you’re heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it’s nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that […]

The Caribbean: The challenges of integration on the empire’s frontier

By Sergio Alejandro Gómez From Granma Former President of Dominica Juan Bosch described the Caribbean as an “imperial frontier,” and point of conflict between the economic and political interests of global powers, a reality which hasn’t changed since the time of Christopher Columbus Former President of Dominica Juan Bosch described the Caribbean as an “imperial […]

Will sharing economy save civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By GERARDO TORRES From democracia Abierta Sharing economy has the potential to recreate “communities” in Latin America, a region where most of the population distrusts its neighbors, its government, its community organization and its church. Español This article is part of our series on the 2017 International Civil Society Week, where CIVICUS and the Pacific Islands […]

Drug dealers convicted for trafficking teen girl

From Freedom United Two drug dealers have been charged with trafficking a teenage girl in the UK, making it the first time the UK’s Modern Slavery Act has been used to prosecute drug dealers. The two men, Mahad Yusuf, 20, and Fesal Mahamud, 19, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the human trafficking charges and conspiracy to […]

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

By Jamie Robertson From BBC The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. A “watchlist” of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued. The “grey list” includes several with UK links, including Hong […]

Giving hope to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary patients

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is recognised all over the world as a public health problem and the Cayman Islands is not an exception. In the Cayman Islands, diseases of the respiratory system account for 10% of deaths, the third leading cause of death among residents as of 2015 according to the Economics and Statistics […]