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The archdiocese of the Bahamas has made negative statements in regards to the birth rate amongst poor black Bahamians. On Tuesday, Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious, of the Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, said black people in the Bahamas are “recycling poverty” by having too many children they cannot afford. Palacious was speaking […]

FIFA will be moving its regional office to Barbados. Football’s world governing body will move its office from Jamaica to Barbados by the end of February. The announcement was made last Thursday by Barbados Football Association (BFA) President Randy Harris at the BFA headquarters. President of the Barbados Football Association (BFA), Randy Harris, said “when […]

A new law school for the Caribbean region will be established in Guyana. The Government of Guyana is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and Law College of the Americas (LCA) for the “establishment of a public private partnership law school”. The joint venture is being […]

A movie profiling the life of cultural icon Grace Jones is in the works. Grace Jones’ “The Musical of My Life” has been commissioned by BBC Films and will be distributed via Picturehouse Entertainment in the UK. It has been in production since 2005 and Sophie Fiennes who directed the film, called the project an […]

A new music project brings together Jamaica and Cuba. Entitled ‘Havana Meets Kingston’, the project is the brainchild of Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (Jake Savona). Savona said his main intention was to combine Jamaican soundsystem and bass culture with Afro-Cuban and jazz traditions, to create “something fresh, bold, and exciting”. Drawing […]

An Englishman has been appointed the new CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Yesterday, the WICB announced that from February, Englishman Johnny Graves will replace Jamaican Michael Muirhead – who last October, stepped down from his position as the governing body’s Chief Executive Officer. Johnny Graves has spent the past 9 years as […]

China has agreed to help Jamaica build a new children’s hospital in MoBay. Yesterday the Governments of Jamaica and China signed an agreement and plans are already in the works to construct the Western Children’s Hospital in Montego Bay, St James. The 220 bed facility – which will be located adjacent to the Cornwall Regional […]

Bacchanal Jamaica has officially launched its 2017 season. Last Friday, Bacchanal Jamaica hosted a launch party at its St. Andrew Mas Camp and showcased its new layout. Jamaica’s Soca community came out in masses to support the launch event, which included a Band Launch and preview of this year’s carnival, costumes, and fetes. On hand […]

A chess team from University of the West Indies (Mona) has finished in second place in a prestigious international tournament. The 4-man team represented UWI Mona at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships that took place in Los Angeles, CA December 27-30, 2016. Hosted in part by the U.S. Chess Federation, the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team […]

A newly elected Haitian Senator has been arrested by the U.S. Last Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida, arrested recently elected Haitian senator Guy Philippe, days before he was to be sworn into office. That morning Phillip collected his legislative certificate, needed for today’s swearing in ceremony. However later that […]


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