Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations.
On behalf of the organizers and volunteers at the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP), we want to thank you for attending our 4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations. It is our sincere hope that you found the community safe space that we created together healing, transformative and empowering. […]
The gathering, billed Summit 1 - Barbadians Working Together, an initiative of Consul General of Barbados at NY, Mackie Holder, was held at Medgar Evers College.
Three initiatives benefitting the Child Care Board and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados were launched recently in Brooklyn, NY, at a convocation of individual Barbadians and representatives of Barbadian Associations. A dedicated cancer funding project and a comfort programme for children will benefit the QEH while a child sponsorship programme will target the Child […]
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said economic activity in the Caribbean is still projected to pick up in 2019-20 mainly due to robust tourism from the United States and reconstruction from the devastating hurricanes of 2017. Figures released by the Washington-based financial institution note that real gross domestic growth in […]
This year themes: Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change and #BalanceforBetter
Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has noted that the themes for this year’s International Women’s Day challenge us to develop transformative thinking and adopt innovative approaches to dismantle persistent barriers to an acknowledgment of women’s equality. […]
Small states, as Jamaica has proven over the years, can have an impact well beyond their economic and population size on much more powerful countries, including superpowers. This is even more so when the small states act collectively. As a bloc, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has had a long and outstanding record of influencing international […]
Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel speaks with the press after voting in the referendum for the new Cuban Constitution in Havana, on February 24, 2019. (Photo: AFP) HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cubans voted overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional reforms that cement the role of socialism in the island nation, the electoral commission said Monday. Some […]
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States and Russia clashed Friday over how to assist ailing Venezuela, with Moscow pledging new relief channelled through President Nicolas Maduro and Washington slapping sanctions over the blocking of US aid it tried to force through the border. A day after Russia and China vetoed a US and […]
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andre Holness underscored the need for closer unity among the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping particularly in an environment of instability and uncertainty. Holness, who addressed the 30th inter-sessional meeting of the regional leaders here as the outgoing chairman of the grouping, said the region had to […]
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada raised its travel alert for Haiti late Thursday, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean island nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is “deeply concerned by the unfolding events in Haiti.” The upgraded federal advisory followed […]
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults […]