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Bahamian student athletes shine bright in U.S. college track & field meets. At the Illini Classic in Champaign, Illinois, redshirt junior Pedrya Seymour won the women’s 60 meters hurdles in 8.20 seconds. At a dual meet between Purdue ad Indiana State, fellow Bahamian Devynne Charlton – also a junior, won the women’s 60m hurdles in […]

Jamaica has rejected the U.K’s offer to help build a new maximum-security prison. On Friday, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, made the announcement in Parliament. Jamaica’s former administration had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which the British government would have contributed £25 million (US$30 million) towards building the […]

IrieJam is featured in a video by Dancehall star Alkaline. Last November, Alkaline filmed the video for his single “City” in New York City. Directed by Jay Will – who is responsible for videos from artists like Shaggy, Vybz Kartel, Ky-Mani Marley, – “City” shows Alkaline and his crew in both his home town and […]

Haiti’s national football team has advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Playoffs. Last week Haiti defeated Trinidad & Tobago 5-1 and Suriname 4-2, to secure 5th place in the CFU Caribbean Cup playoffs. With the wins, Haiti knocked of Jamaica for the top spot in the The Caribbean Football Union (CFU), and solidified its place […]

Age of consent laws are being challenged in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. In Jamaica, Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison, is calling for the age of consent to be raised from 16 to 18, to protect minors from “predatory relationships”. Gordon Harrison has been advocating for raising the age of consent since 2014, when she […]

The Marley Brothers will take the stage together for the first time in more than 20 years. Stephen Marley is reuniting with his siblings Ziggy, Damian, and Ky-Mani onstage for Miami’s Kaya Fest. The inaugural event is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in downtown Miami. Presented by Fruit of Life Productions, […]

A former Jamaica and West Indies batsman has been appointed Director of Cricket for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). On Tuesday, Jimmy Adams officially took over the position on a three-year contract. Adams who turned 49 just the day before the announcement, replaces Richard Pybus, who opted not to renew his 3-year contract. The […]

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 […]


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