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Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities. The ‘bleachers’ are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications were referred for further investigation in the last two years by officials at the Passport and Immigration Citizenship Agency […]

Celebrated Caribbean songstress Ophelia Marie performs her famous Cadence-Lypso music style Under The Trees of The Normandie, St Ann’s for Carnival 2018. Marie, of Dominica, is back at The Normandie after her sparkling appearance here a few years ago. With the recent hurrricane devastation to Dominica, Marie has shown her resolve to rise above the […]

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 12, 2018) — A top Tourism official on Nevis believes that CNN Travel’s recent decision to name the island among its top 18 best places to visit in 2018 is significant for the tourism industry and the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA).   Mr. Greg Phillip, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NTA […]

Conan O’Brien is hitting the road again to hit back at President Donald Trump in a “Conan Without Borders” episode. The late-night host said Sunday he will visit Haiti after Trump reportedly called the country a “shithole” as he discussed immigration protections for certain nations. “Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it,” […]

The road to the 2018 Winter Olympics keeps getting better, and Team USA’s roster continues to be filled with impressive (and increasingly diverse) young women. This time, 25-year-old speed skater Erin Jackson, of Ocala, Florida, just became the first African-American woman to make Team USA’s long-track speed skating team. Long-track skating differs from the short-track competition by […]

H&M’s “monkey” sweatshirt debacle is yet another sad reminder of how much more work needs to be done when it comes understanding the implications that can arise behind certain images and messaging. The Sweden-based global fashion chain is learning that firsthand after a photo of a young black male modeling a hoodie imprinted with the […]

A Jamaican national has won the 2017 edition of Caribbean’s Next Top Model. Caribbean’s Next Top Model is the regional version of the popular U.S. reality show and competition for aspiring young women. In the season finale that aired on Monday, 5-foot-9 Shamique Simms is said to have won judges over with what they described […]

The music of Skip Marley is featured in a controversial Pepsi ad. On Tuesday PepsiCo released a new ad featuring Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner, using the instrumental of Skip Marley’s new release ‘Lions’ as the background. In the 3 minute long spot, Jenner is in the middle of a modeling photoshoot when a protest march […]

A history meeting was held between the major investing entities of Carnival in Jamaica. The Jamaica Observer is reporting that last Friday, all major representatives and stakeholders involved in Carnival celebrations in Jamaica, met as one focused group for the first time in the event’s history. Held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew, […]

The Government of The Bahamas has postponed the Junkanoo Carnival, in light of upcoming elections. On Monday Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the carnival celebration – originally scheduled for May 4­6 in Nassau, has been “suspended” due to the approaching general election. Chairman of Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Paul Major, also confirmed […]


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