Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Emerging and established fashion designers across the Caribbean are being urged to dig deeper into the region's cultures in creating styles that appeal to the global market.

Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Presenters at the International Fashion Festival in Bridgetown, Barbabos (from left) Ronny Oppong — global retail relations director at Liberty Fashion and Lifestyle Fairs; Luam Keflezghi, international buyer of ready-to-wear fashion; Danielle A Cooper, fashion influencer and blogger; Stacey McKenzie, fashion model and runway coach; Ouigi Theodore, founder of the Brooklyn Circus, a retro-urban fashion […]

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 […]

How to Save the Most Money on Holiday Travel

By Victoria Falk, award-winning CEO of Passionate Travel Inc.

How to Save the Most Money on Holiday Travel

As we move into the busiest travel season of the year, the winter holiday season, there are constant reminders for consumers to spend money on gifts, dining, entertainment, and a whole host of other things.  It’s hard to walk into a store or turn on the television, without someone trying to convince you to shop […]

Ruling from the grave

Ruling from the grave

By Richard Johnson (Observer senior reporter) He has been dead for nearly four decades, but the music of reggae icon Bob Marley shows no sign of dying. The musical legacy of the man born Robert Nesta Marley of modest means in Nine Miles, St Ann continues to be a force on global music charts. Marley, who […]

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organisation warned Monday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 per cent of children under the age of 15 — a full 1.8 billion youngsters, […]

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI

India players celebrate after the wicket of West Indies batsman Shai Hope during the fourth one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on October 29, 2018. (Photo: AFP) MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Opening batsman Rohit Sharma slammed a dominant 162 to set up India’s crushing […]

PAHO urges Caribbean to keep Polio at bay

PAHO urges Caribbean to keep Polio at bay

UN health agency advisor on immunization policies has called for two smaller doses of polio vaccine to be injected under the skin at six and 14 weeks after birth. WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries are being urged to take immediate action to increase polio vaccination coverage to 95 per cent as the world […]

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, […]

Caribbean Launches “The Rhythm Never Stops” Marketing Campaign

MIAMI, United States, – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in the Caribbean’s incredible natural beauty, diverse cultures and hidden treasures. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism […]