October 22, 2018

Reef Conservation Month at Divetech Grand Cayman

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From Dive Magazine UK During the month of October, Divetech Grand Cayman is focusing its efforts on conservation issues which concern the dive community. In conjunction with Eco Divers and Vivo restaurant, Divetech is hosting a Coral Conservation workshop on Sunday, 28 October 2018, all proceeds from which will go the Eco Divers Coral Reef […]

New climate change report claims dire picture for Caribbean, world,

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From The Virgin Islands Consortium A major report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change has alarmed leaders the world over and sent a shock through global citizens on the near-future consequences of changing weather patterns caused by global warming. The changes threaten to destroy the current way of life for tens of […]

New partner to lead Carey Olsen’s trusts and private wealth teams in BVI and Cayman

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Leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed Bernadette Carey to head up its trusts and private wealth practice across the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands – reflecting the ongoing growth of the firm’s Caribbean offices. Ms Carey, who joins from another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands, has a broad private […]

OECS Commission Statement on Haiti Earthquake

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By Bernadette Auguste International Relations Officer OECS Commission Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist the people and Government of Haiti following the recent 5.9 magnitude earthquake which to date has left more than eleven dead and […]

Goodbye to single use plastic bags Ban to take effect from January 2019

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By Olivia Rose From TC Weekly News SINGLE use plastic shopping bags will soon be removed from supermarkets and shops across the TCI as the Government plans to crack down on the environmental villain. This comes as the Government forges ahead with its plan to better preserve the environment and safeguard the territory’s ‘beautiful by […]

GCSE book pulled after stereotyping Caribbean dads as ‘largely absent’

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From BBC A publisher has said it will stop selling a GCSE textbook after it was found to contain stereotypes about Caribbean families. AQA GCSE (9-1) Sociology says Caribbean men are “largely absent” from family situations. The comments have been called “really dangerous” as there’s no social or historical context. Hodder Education says it’s taking […]

Arts Festival in Jamaica to expose budding artists across the Caribbean

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By Howard Campbell From South Florida Caribbean News MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Next March (2019) when Oniel Cunningham and his business partners launch CARICS international Fine Arts Festival in Montego Bay, they hope to expose budding artists in the tourist city and Caribbean. An architect by profession, Cunningham has been an art lover for many years […]

SVG PM deplores violation of the principle of non-intervention

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Stating that the principles of non-intervention and non-interference are of particular importance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves has deplored, in no uncertain terms, “every violation of the principle of non-intervention.” In addressing the 73rd Session of […]

Why Disney hated Johnny Depp’s Pirates Of The Caribbean performance

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BY SARAH EL-MAHMOUD From Cinema Blend With Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald soon approaching theaters, audiences will soon get to see the unconventional Johnny Depp make his mark on yet another beloved franchise as the film’s sinister villain. Although the 55-year-old actor has roots as a rebellious indie favorite in the 90s, he is best […]

Superyacht AVALON opens for Caribbean charters

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BY REBECCA BRADBURY From Yacht Charter Fleet The 46m/151ft motor yacht AVALON from Delta Marine is now available for charter in Caribbean hotspots such as Antigua and the Virgin Islands. Luxurious outdoor areas, a stylish interior and an array of modern entertainment facilities make AVALON a top charter choice for winter getaways to the Caribbean. […]