Jamaican Irwine Clare, Sr. OD., philanthropist, immigration advocate and Diaspora power-house will be honored Wednesday with the Global Spotlight Award by the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) at the group’s annual Business and Civic Leadership Award at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Comment
A center for reparation research became a reality at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica last week when the island’s prime minister and numerous government officials launched the Center for Reparations Research, a CARICOM mandated facility. Comment
Arts & Theater:
The Jamaican musical ‘Welcome to America’ premieres at the Cramton Auditorium, Howard University in US Capital on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Jamaican born, New York based author Karl O’ Brian Williams who has had his own share of immigration issues earlier this year, deals with many of the issues in his new Jamaican musical. Comment
Dr. Julius Garvey is front and center to a week-long celebration of Jamaica’s heritage and culture. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
The Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia and Palm Island in the Grenadines are open for business and normal tourism activities have resumed.
Reports are that services to these islands have returned to normal operation and are accepting flights from all gateways. Comment
Researchers at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be trying to discover the secret of longevity from Jamaica’s late oldest citizen.
The body of supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown has been donated to University of the West Indies for scientific research. Comment