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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 […]

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 […]


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