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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Jamaican philanthropist to receive Global Spotlight Award

Jamaica: 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

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

UWI launches Reparations Research Center

Jamaica: 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

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Jamaican musical premieres in US capital

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

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Garvey among celebrants to honor Jamaican heroes

Jamaica: Dr. Julius Garvey is front and center to a week-long celebration of Jamaica’s heritage and culture. Comment

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean 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

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

University embarks on longevity research

Jamaica: 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

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