November 15, 2019

Cayman: Rundown time again!

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – It’s Rundown time again! Cayman’s most hilarious comedy show is back for its 27th season with its usual disclaimer “If You Don’t Laugh, Sue Me”. However, neither the performers or the organisers – Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) – should be in any danger of legal action because attendees are […]

Cayman: CNCF brings back Gimistory

CNCF Brings Back Gimistory International Storytelling Festival Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 31 October 2019 – Some of Cayman’s favourite performers will return to beaches and parks on all three islands this November and December to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very popular Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Gimistory. After a year’s hiatus, the […]

Kingston Properties CEO Kevin Richards proceeds to fund acquisitions in Jamaica and Cayman

Kingston Properties readies for $2- billion rights issue on November 8 By Durrant Pate From Jamaica Observer Kingston Properties has announced November 8 as the date for its $2 billion renounceable Rights Issue.The real estate investment trust company is seeking to raise approximately $2 billion by offering to its existing ordinary shareholders the opportunity to […]

State of Emergency continues in Jamaica

From Vax-Before-Travel UK FCO travel advice for Jamaica includes notice of high levels of crime including Kingston October 24th, 2019 – The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for Jamaica was recently updated regarding ‘high levels of crime and violence, particularly in the capital Kingston.’ On October 24, 2019, the UK’s FCO website published […]

Caribbean, Latin American families eating themselves to death

From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says ultra-processed foods are gaining ground among Latin American and Caribbean families. The report, published on Wednesday, says ultra-processed food, sugary beverages and fast food, with poor nutritional quality, are replacing more nourishing domestic foods in diets […]

The US, the Caribbean, and climate change

From Dominican Today Speaking last week in Pittsburg, President Trump all but confirmed that the US was withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement.  “The Paris accord would have been shutting down American producers with excessive regulatory restrictions like you would not believe, while allowing foreign producers to pollute with impunity,” he said, adding: […]

Country risk: Barbados and Jamaica offer alternatives to South American turmoil

By Jeremy Weltman From Euromoney As protests accompany austerity across Latin America, investors may wish to take heed of experts pointing towards the calmer waters of the Caribbean.  Euromoney’s latest country risk survey signalled a positive mood shift towards Caribbean sovereign borrowers in the third quarter of 2019, with upgraded risk scores for Antigua & […]

Jamaica’s heritage in dance & music

From JIS Music and dance have always been integral elements of a people’s culture; in Jamaica this is no different. Jamaica’s musical and dance forms are rich, powerful and vibrant and reflect both the high and low points in the society. They are aspects of Jamaican life which represent the general sentiments of the working class […]

Jamaican journalist and airline industry veteran among 2019 CMEx Leadership awardees

MIAMI (October 22, 2019) – Leading Caribbean journalist and entrepreneur Janet Silvera and veteran airline executive Chris Kennedy are two recipients of the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards which will be conferred on December 14, 2019 in Miami. CMEx President Bevan Springer announced that Silvera, an award-winning journalist, philanthropist and recently installed President […]

Respect court’s ruling on gays matter — Cayman jurist

By Anthony Lewis From Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chief justice of the Cayman Islands Anthony Smellie says Jamaicans must accept the outcome of the matter being contested in the court by the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group, Montego Bay Pride, and the city’s Mayor Homer Davis and the St James […]