Jamaica-born Khadija Shaw scores goals in bundles

Jamaica-born Khadija Shaw scores goals in bundles

Growing up in Jamaica, Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw wasn’t allowed to play football and had to sneak out her house to play with her brothers in her school uniform. Now, the new Manchester City forward is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the women’s game and is Jamaica’s all-time top scorer at 24 years […]

Montserrat – The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean

Montserrat – The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean

This tiny island is one of the region’s best-kept secrets — its black sand beaches, coral reefs, soaring mountains and rainforest-covered hills, not to mention rare, endemic plant and animal species, make it a paradise for nature-lovers. Montserrat — a dramatic island in the Caribbean dominated by the smoking Soufrière Hills volcano and home to […]

Caribbean Community Tourism Network launched

Caribbean Community Tourism Network launched

Tourism product development authorities in the Caribbean now have a resource from which to draw when developing their community-based tourism (CBT) programmes. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched the Caribbean Community Tourism Network (CCTN) to provide a platform to support the continued development of CBT in the Caribbean. CCTN will facilitate the exchange of […]

Former Montserrat chief minister jailed

Former Montserrat chief minister jailed

A High Court Judge on Monday sentenced former chief minister David Brandt to 15 years in jail after he had earlier been found guilty on six counts of sexual exploitation and one count of perverting the course of justice. But Brandt immediately indicated that he intends appealing the sentence, insisting that he had no physical […]

Montserrat launches Remote Work Program

Montserrat launches Remote Work Program

Montserrat launches Remote Work Program BRADES, Montserrat – The pristine Caribbean island of Montserrat joins the global marketplace of destinations courting home-based professionals, with the announcement of the Montserrat Remote Workers Stamp. The 12-month long distance-work visa, launched January 29 at a press conference held at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, will give professionals and entrepreneurs […]

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada recorded more than 1,000 small earthquakes at the underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny last week, causing the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to issue an advisory warning marine traffic and communities within proximity about the  build-up of activity. Located between Carriacou and Grenada, the submarine volcano has been on yellow […]

Hurricanes named ‘Person of the Year’

Hurricanes named ‘Person of the Year’

NEW YORK – A prominent Caribbean-American publication here has named Hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017,” as its “Person of the Year.” The Brooklyn-based EVERYBODY’S Magazine, published by Grenadian Herman Hall, said it is the first time the 40-year old publication “selected a phenomenon as its Person […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]