Experts say normative frameworks insufficient for achieving gender equality in the Caribbean

Experts say normative frameworks insufficient for achieving gender equality in the Caribbean

Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — Experts attending a seminar in Chile on women’s economic autonomy say that while normative frameworks are necessary, they are not enough to achieve substantive equality between men and women in Latin America and the Caribbean. “The […]

US Congress resolution honoring Shirley Chisholm

Reps Clarke, Lee and Senator Schumer Introduce Bicameral Resolution Honoring Shirley Chisholm

US Congress resolution honoring Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, First Black Woman Elected to Congress.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, has joined a move by United States Congressional representatives in introducing a resolution acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the election of Shirley Chisholm as the first Caribbean and African-American woman in the United States Congress. Clarke, the […]

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 […]

British Airways offers special fares for Christmas travel

British Airways offers special fares for Christmas travel

BRITISH Airways is now offering special fares from Jamaica to London’s Gatwick, and also plans to increase its services between Kingston and London next summer. British Airways currently operates non-stop flights three times per week from Kingston to London Gatwick and will operate an additional service during the peak summer months in 2019. The airline […]

Jamaica to benefit from climate change resilience project

Jamaica to benefit from climate change resilience project

JAMAICA is one of three countries participating in a US$35.7-million project designed to strengthen resilience of urban areas through Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EBA). The project, entitled ‘Building climate resilience of urban systems through EBA in Latin America and the Caribbean’, also includes Mexico and El Salvador. Funding in part for the project has been provided by […]

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

NYC Health Department Urges On Time Measles Vaccination For All Children

HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS ELEVEN NEW CASES OF MEASLES IN BROOKLYN’S ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY, URGES ON TIME VACCINATION FOR ALL CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY BEFORE TRAVELING TO ISRAEL AND OTHER COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING MEASLES OUTBREAKS. There are now seventeen children who have been diagnosed with measles in Williamsburg and Borough Park. Health Department recommends the measles, mumps, and rubella […]

Barbados tourism boost

Stewart welcomes PM Mottley's decision to level concessions playing field

Barbados tourism boost

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley (right) and her Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds (centre) listen as Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart (left) gives an update on the Beaches Resort to be built on the old Almond Bay property at Heywoods, St Peter, Barbados. (jamaicaobserver.com) Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s […]

Caribbean progress under threat from anti-migration policies, says Phillips

Caribbean progress under threat from anti-migration policies, says Phillips

 Dr Peter Phillips BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday told the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) 80th annual conference that the vision and reality of Caribbean progress are under threat from anti-migration policies in the global economic centres. The Opposition Leader said the region must take serious […]

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