Birth Tourism and Africa

Birth tourism is a major financial commitment as it costs between $25,000 and $60,000. Antenatal service in Maryland, USA for example, could cost as high as $3,500 depending on one’s country of origin. Compared to the cost of the same service in an average hospital in Africa, it’s almost 300 per cent higher.

Birth Tourism and Africa

By Africa News Tourism is a dynamic industry that grows everyday. Every year, new revenue sources are discovered by nations, and this includes exploration of newer forms of tourism. One of the old, yet recently discovered forms of tourism is birth tourism. Birth tourism is a form of tourism that involves a pregnant woman travelling […]

Record Arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

Record Arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

BY  South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island’s carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events that attracts […]

Jamaican Jerk Festival Ready to Celebrate Caribbean Culture in Washington, D.C.

Jamaican Jerk Festival will feature Celebrity Chefs, Cooking Demos & Tastings

Jamaican Jerk Festival Ready to Celebrate Caribbean Culture in Washington, D.C.

BY South Florida Caribbean News Washington, DC – The annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will be back at RFK Stadium, in Washington, D.C., on June 10th to deliver a gastronomical and cultural experience to thousands of patrons who will feast, frolic and dance to celebrate the food, music and culture of the Caribbean. “June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month […]

Brooklyn Embarks on One-Day Island Getaway at Upcoming Caribbean Food Crawl

The crawl offers a great overview of Flatbush’s thriving Caribbean community, as well as samples of some of the very best Caribbean cuisine in the city

Brooklyn Embarks on One-Day Island Getaway at Upcoming Caribbean Food Crawl

BY BK READER In 2017, this cultural hub received the official designation “Little Caribbean” to celebrate and promote the food, culture and small businesses in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Since then, the Little Caribbean commercial corridor has become home to numerous events throughout the year, including walking tours, […]

A British museum is considering returning Ethiopia’s looted art treasures

More than a century after they were looted by British forces, some of Ethiopia’s long-lost treasures could be returning home soon—but only on loan.

A British museum is considering returning Ethiopia’s looted art treasures

BY QUARTZ AFRICA In the build-up to a display of some the Ethiopian artifacts this week at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tristram Hunt, the museum director, says a “long-term loan” can be arranged to allow the items be displayed in Ethiopia, The Guardian UK reports. The Ethiopian artifacts were plundered by British forces on […]

Australia cricket scandal: A body blow to an incredulous nation

By Phil Mercer BBC, Sydney  26 March 2018 What were they thinking? It’s a simple question that has consumed many Australians since the nation’s cricket team was engulfed in a cheating scandal in South Africa. This weekend, captain Steve Smith said his team’s “leadership group” had hatched a plan to deliberately tamper with the ball during a Test […]