Jamaica, Mexico sign MoU on multi-destination tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica and Mexico on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to concretise a multi-destination marketing arrangement, which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing between Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, took place at the Westin…

Dominica’s Lady of Song comes to Trinidad

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…

New Orleans’ Caribbean chefs give Jerk Chicken Fest authentic flavor

  By Ann Maloney NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune In an ideal world, jerk chicken would be grilled over an open fire scented with pimento wood, the sounds of sizzling meat mingling with the gentle lapping of waves and a favorite reggae tune. These days, Clinton “Johnny” Haughton of Montego Bay, Jamaica, owner of Johnny’s Jamaican Grill, makes…

Barbados honors its sport ambassadors

West Indies middle-order batsman Shai Hope’s coming of age in 2017 saw him cop the 2017 National Sports Council’s (NSC) Sports Personality of the Year accolade at the NSC’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday night at the Frank Collymore Hall. In addition to outstanding performances on the domestic front for Barbados, Hope put aside his initial rough…

Bolt to have Dortmund trial in bid to earn Manchester United move

After retiring from athletics as one of the sport’s greatest ever, Usain Bolt continues to set his sights on a professional football career. Sprint star Usain Bolt will undergo a trial with Borussia Dortmund in a bid to earn a professional contract at Manchester United. The Jamaican, an all-time athletics legend after winning eight Olympic…

California mudslides claim 18 lives

  On the fourth day of search for victims of the southern California mudslides, the death toll has increased. The Santa Barbara sheriff’s office reports that an 87-year-old victim was located in his Montecito, Calif. home, bringing the total number of casualties from to 18. At least 7 people, including a 2-year-old, remain missing. The victims’ ages…