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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

WINDRUSH RESIDENTS IN LIMBO

WINDRUSH RESIDENTS IN LIMBO

Guyana: Dispatches concerning the status of Caribbean nationals who wrongly deported to the region after being invited to settle in the United Kingdom after World War Two continue to be depressing. British authorities reported this week that an increasing number of people they have been trying to contact to repatriate them back to the UK are either dead or remain in hiding from the shame and humiliation of their deportation and, in some cases, from the abject state of their destitution. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

People: Jamaicans are in a state of euphoria after a week of outstanding accomplishments that celebrate nationals at home and abroad. The nation declared Oct. 15 Heroes Day and handed out medals to 123 distinguished citizens considered exemplary. Comment

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Jamaican play about mental health, displacement premieres in New York

Arts & Theater: A popular Jamaican play exploring friendship and displacement has made its New York premiere at the New Perspective Theater, and will be playing until Oct. 28. “The Key Game,” by Pat Cumper, follows four men — three patients and their caretaker — in a dissolving psychiatric hospital in Jamaica, set to be destroyed for a high-rise hotel. The stage play tackles an important theme on mental health during adversity, and dealing with things beyond their control, said the producer. Comment

Jamaica qualifies for FIFA Women World Cup

Caribbean: Jamaica became the first English-speaking Caribbean nation to qualify for the 2019 FIFIA Women’s World Cup by defeating Panama 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday night to claim third place in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

US DEFEATS JAMAICA

US DEFEATS JAMAICA

Caribbean: FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women’s national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. Comment

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Jamaicans face a systemic crime epidemic

Caribbean: On a recent visit to New York, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness all but admitted to diasporans that his island / nation suffers from a chronically systemic crime epidemic. Comment

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Mavado releases ‘Dancehall Prophecy’

Music: International Dancehall star Mavado recently released his single titled ‘Dancehall Prophecy.’ Produced by Justus Arison, ‘Dancehall Prophecy’ is climbing on the Reggae iTunes Charts. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

Team Jamaica Bickle donates defibrillators to Jamaican high schools

Health: The Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the organization that provides meals and accommodation to Caribbean athletes participating in the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has said that it will donate 15 more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) to schools across Jamaica. Comment

Jamaican hospitality groups wants travelers to donate

Travel: Don’t forget your toothbrush, or your donations. A hospitality group in Jamaica wants you to think beyond your traveling trip essentials if you plan to visit Jamaica this fall. The Courtleigh Hotel Group is inviting its guests to donate useful items for local charities. From now until the end of winter, the organization is asking visitors to not only come with their belongings, but to also come with different types of vital and basic necessities, as part of their participation in the “Pack for A Purpose Initiative.” Comment

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua A LIAT flight operations supervisor, Daren Leslie Dunnah, has been slapped with four charges as the police wrapped up their probe into the importation of marijuana into Antigua and Barbuda Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua The former Antiguan and Barbuda Financial Services Regulatory Commissioner (FSRC), Leroy King, who is seeking to stop his extradition to the US to face 11 fraud charges stemming from the US$7billion Ponzi scheme operated by Allen Stanford, has lost his appeal in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court recently. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Jamaica PM addresses diaspora, leaders at UN

People: On the same day the president of the United States was laughed at during the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations, a segment of the immigrant Jamaican community laughed with endorsement of their leader Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Comment

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

JAMAICA IMPOSES CURFEW

JAMAICA IMPOSES CURFEW

Caribbean: Outside of Jamaica, very few people in the 15-nation Caribbean Community could, perhaps, properly process and ingest an announcement by a regional prime minister that authorities are working assiduously to bring down the annual murder rate to around 1,000, calling it an achievement if this is done. Comment
St Lucia: Jamaica has blanked staging any of the upcoming Women’s Twenty20 World Cup matches in the Caribbean because of the high cost. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas Former Minister of Tourism Oble Wilchcombe has accused the Bahamas government of victimizing gaming operators, saying it should consider all the industry has undergone to date, inclusive of the millions of dollars the operators were made to pay in back taxes. Comment

Rum making with Appleton Estate’s master blender

Caribbean: Some drinkers may say ‘All rum is rum’ but after taking Joy Spence’s Master Class at the Appleton Estate Rum Experience, in Jamaica one will quickly appreciate the efforts that go into making the world famous Appleton Rum so special. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Brandon Sealy kicks for a second Jamaican gold in Canada Open

Caribbean: Jamaica Taekwondo Federation member, Brandon Sealy, stood proudly on the podium after earning the gold medal in the -73KG Junior Male category against strong competitors from the United States and Chile in the Canada Open held last week in Richmond, British Columbia situated outside of the second most popular Canadian destination, Vancouver. Comment

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