Jamaican Diaspora Women (West Hartford, Connecticut) Qualify for 2019 World Cup in France

Jamaican Diaspora Women (West Hartford, Connecticut) Qualify for 2019 World Cup in France

West Hartford, Connecticut – Chantelle and Allyson Swaby are making history. “Six months ago I never thought that anything like this would ever happen. It honestly happened so quickly,” said Chantelle. The 20 and 22-year-old sisters will be one of the first to do something no one has ever done before. They’ll be going to the […]

Caribbean Airlines enhancing fleet with Boeing 737 MAX

Caribbean Airlines enhancing fleet with Boeing 737 MAX

Caribbean Airlines and Boeing last Wednesday signed an agreement for the acquisition of (12) 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Holding the ceremonial pens used to sign the agreement are Reggie Abel (second left), Boeing’s director of sales, Africa and the Caribbean; and Garvin Medera, chief executive officer Caribbean Airlines. Flanking them are Colm Imbert (left), Trinidad […]

Caricom reiterates support for the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Caricom reiterates support for the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Photo: EQRoy / Shutterstock.com GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping has reiterated its support for the World Trade Organization (WTO) amid growing concerns to the multilateral trading system. The Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat yesterday said the region’s trade and economic affairs ministers at their meeting here last week “reiterated the Caribbean Community’s support for the rules-based, […]

Jamaica seeks world heritage status for reggae

Jamaica seeks world heritage status for reggae

Photo: shutterstock.com PARIS, France (AFP) — Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO announced. Paris-based UNESCO keeps a list of so-called “intangible heritage” found around the globe, which groups together traditional cultural practices such as horse games in central […]

IDB says Caribbean urgently needs ‘quality leap’ from declining export competitiveness

IDB says Caribbean urgently needs ‘quality leap’ from declining export competitiveness

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CMC) — A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Latin America and the Caribbean need a “quality leap” from declining export competitiveness. On Wednesday, the IDB said in the first quarter of 2018, the value of exports from Latin America and the Caribbean grew at a year-on-year rate of […]

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 […]

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 […]