May 16, 2022

Cayman: Agriculture Minister Speaks at National Plant Health Ceremony in Kingston

Grand Cayman – Agriculture Minister Hon. Jay Ebanks was one of the speakers at the National Plant Health Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday, May 12. The event was held in commemoration of International Day of Plant Health, which is designated by the United Nations to raise global […]

Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike in Jamaica Disrupts Cayman Airways Flight Schedule

Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike in Jamaica  Disrupts Cayman Airways Flight Schedule May 12, 2022:  To all Cayman Airways’ valued customers, due to a strike by Air Traffic Controllers in Jamaica closing Jamaican airspace, Cayman Airways has had to cancel today’s flights to and from Jamaica.  Passengers on the affected flights (KX 604 and KX 605) […]

Cayman: Agriculture Minister on Official Visit to Jamaica

Issued by: Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure Grand Cayman – Minister of Agriculture Hon. Jay Ebanks will visit Jamaica during May 11 to 18 for bilateral meetings between the countries to discuss various issues concerning the agricultural sector. During the visit, Minister Ebanks will meet with Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Hon. Pearnel […]

ibex Cares: Jamaica team raises $1 million JMD to help coworker

CaribPR Wire, PORTMORE, Jamaica, April 27, 2022: — ibex (NASDAQ: IBEX), a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer engagement technology solutions, today announced its team in Jamaica raised $1 million JMD to help pay for new prosthetic legs for teammate Charmonique Willis. Willis lost her legs when she was two years old and needs […]

Barbadian, Vincentian and Antiguan Businesses Top UWI Open Campus and Compete Caribbean Regional Business Plan Competition 

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Monday, April 25, 2022 — On Thursday, April 21, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus and Compete Caribbean hosted the Virtual Award Ceremony for the Regional Business Plan Competition, which was launched on January 25, 2022. The overall winner of the competition is Ms […]

Martin: Bob Marley – struggles of a biracial man

By Melissa Martin Bob Marley led a colorful and controversial life, and he is remembered and celebrated as both a music icon and a humanitarian for equality.  Marley stated his racial views in 1975 by declaring “My father was white and my mother black, you know. Them call me half-caste, or whatever.  Well, me don’t dip […]

Caribbean Report: Intra-Regional Discussions Take Flight

Stimulating the return of the intra-Caribbean travel market came into focus during back-to-back discussions produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) last week. The sessions featured leading travel and tourism stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Highlights of the first session are shared below. Catch the full action, including the presentation slides here. Albert Bryan […]

New UN climate change report identifies urgent need for capacity building and adaptation strategies in small islands

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, March 29, 2022— In February,the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest global report. Better known as the Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group II (AR6-WG2), it reveals the impacts, vulnerabilities and risks of climate change, and focuses—more than previous reports—on adaptation solutions for human […]

UWI Professor releases new book on Digital Transformation for Higher Education Institutions

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Tuesday, March 29, 2022—The new Chair of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Steering Committee and Head of the Digital Transformation Strategic Initiative, Professor Lloyd Waller, has published his latest book, ‘Digital Transformation for Higher Education Institutions: A Framework for the Future’.  […]

Calls from Jamaica for reparations as the world remembers slavery

March 27, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Prison slaveryCalifornia gets closer to ending involuntary servitude in prisonsA new bill in California is the latest in a movement to outlaw all forms on involuntary servitude, including its legal use as punishment for a crime, across the U.S. The bill introduced in California’s Assembly […]