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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 […]

President Trump’s early-Friday denial that he used vulgar language in reference to immigration from certain countries only fueled the Capitol Hill furor over the remarks, with one leading Democrat standing by press accounts and accusing the president of using “hate-filled” language. Two Republicans, meanwhile, said they could “not recall” the president using the language — […]

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 […]

Trinidad & Tobago has been ranked amongst the best kickboxers in the world. Yesterday the World Association of Kickboxing Organization (WAKO) announced that T&T is now ranked 47 out of its 65 affiliate countries, and 10 of its athletes received individual rankings. Of 10 – who are all members of T&T’s Point Kickboxing Association, 7 […]

Government ministers in St. Lucia walk out of a Parliament sitting. On Tuesday, members of the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) walked out of Parliament after realizing their motion regarding the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) had not been included on the sittings’ Order Paper. Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre questioned the […]

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 […]

Junior athletes across the Caribbean are preparing for the upcoming CARIFTA Games 2017. Scheduled to take place next weekend April 15-17 at the Ergilio Hato Stadion in Willemstad Curacao, the traditional Easter Weekend championships will see more than 600 athletes and officials representing 26 Caribbean nations. In its second year as the Official Broadcast Partner […]

Caribbean-American New York Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, is calling on the Caribbean community to stand up against Donald Trump. Clarke – the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, made the call while delivering the keynote address at the 25th anniversary celebration of Brooklyn’s Progressive Democrats Political Association (PDPA). During her address, Clarke – who represents the 9th […]

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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