World leaders commit to tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

World leaders commit to tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), emphasises a point at a post-United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) press conference held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Monday (October 8). At left is Head, Health Promotion & Protection Division, Ministry of Health, Dr Simone Spence. (Photo: JIS) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of […]

Prime Minster of Barbados Marks First Visit to New York

Prime Minster of Barbados Marks First Visit to New York

Prime Minister Mottley addressing her supporters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn By Daisy Campbell Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP, was embraced by fellow Barbadians at a Friends of Crown Heights event held on September 6, 2018. The Caribbean community welcomed her with pride as she became the first female as well as the 8th Prime […]

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, but some symptoms can be caught early just by being proactive about your breast health. Keep your breast health in check with the Know the Symptoms guide today. Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? I thought I did, […]

The Caribbean LGBTQ Community Takes a Stand Against Sexual Violence

The Caribbean LGBTQ Community Takes a Stand Against Sexual Violence

(L-R) Marcus W. Persaud, Marcus Kissoon, Darren J. Glenn, and Mohamed Q. Amin, post-October 1, 2018, Unchained: Caribbean LGBTQ Support Group   By Vijai Naraine, Special to Caribbean American Weekly October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In observance, “Breaking the Rejection Cycle, Building Unity,” were the words that served as a slogan for the Lesbian, Gay, […]

Haiti and Mexico sign MOU on defense cooperation

Haiti and Mexico sign MOU on defense cooperation

Delegates attending the XII Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.   CANCUN, Mexico (CMC) — Haiti has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico on defence cooperation as well as training and cooperation in military matters. Haiti’s Defence Minister Enold Joseph signed the agreement on Monday with Secretaries of Defence of Mexico General Cienfuegos […]

The Trump Administration’s Proposed Public Charge Rule

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AILA National’s Policy Counsel, Jason Boyd, explains the Trump Administration’s announcement of a proposed rule entitled, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” under which immigrants who legally use public benefits could be denied green cards. Caribbean American Weekly

Jamaica ripe for investment in sports infrastructure, says tourism minister

Jamaica ripe for investment in sports infrastructure, says tourism minister

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (right), greets Vice President of Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment/ Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament, Frank Cuervo (left), at the recent media launch of the event at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Looking on are Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, […]

Shea Butter: A New and Exotic Cosmetic Ingredient

Shea Butter: A New and Exotic Cosmetic Ingredient

BY VICTORIA ONWUCHEKWA, Ph.D. The pervasive trend to the natural look and to natural sources for raw materials has made a commercial impact on most consumer products including cosmetics. Presently, certain oils traditionally used for edible purposes are being used to an increasing extent in the formulation of cosmetics. Many oils and fats extracted from […]

Performance of regional tourism sector described as ‘tale of two situations’

Performance of regional tourism sector described as ‘tale of two situations’

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Caribbean tourism experienced contrasting performances over the last year with the newly appointed chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, (CTO), Dominic Fedee, describing the experiences as a “a tale of two situations”. “On the one hand, we have robust growth in countries that were not affected by last year’s hurricanes. On […]

Jamaica Positioned for Strong Growth and Development

Jamaica Positioned for Strong Growth and Development

Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. By Thalia Auguste, Special to Caribbean American Weekly. Recently, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, was accompanied to New York by Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) President, Diane Edwards. Together the two delivered a dynamic presentation on why this is the right […]