4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.

Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations.

4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.

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. […]

Barbadians Working Together for Community and Country

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.

Barbadians Working Together for Community and Country

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 […]

IMF predicts moderate expansion in regional economic growth in 2019

IMF predicts moderate expansion in regional economic growth in 2019

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 […]

International Women’s Day: Women’s skills, ideas important — Johnson Smith

This year themes: Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change and #BalanceforBetter

International Women’s Day: Women’s skills, ideas important — Johnson Smith

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. […]

Prime Minister calls for closer regional unity in a changing global environment

Prime Minister calls for closer regional unity in a changing global environment

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 […]

Canada raises travel alert for Haiti

Canada raises travel alert for Haiti

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 […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

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 […]

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