The bass line reverberates off the walls in the low-lit room. The music blares from the large speakers positioned at the corners of the ceiling. The wide glass doors to the balcony are flung wide open to let in some cool breeze. The crowd sways almost in unison to the sweet sounds of roots reggae music.
August 10, 2023 will be an indelible memory for Keisha Schahaff. That was the day she flew into space. She saw the earth from suborbital space on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity (Galactic 02) space craft. Accompanied by her 18 year-old daughter Anastasia Mayers, together they became the first female astronauts from the Caribbean and the first mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean to take that epic journey into the heavens.
ATLANTA, Georgia - It was a significant day in the history of the credit union movement as the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) Board announced the induction of veteran Credit Unionist, philanthropist, and political strategist, Gary Officer, into the esteemed African American Credit Union Hall of Fame.
Gavin Jordan, a Jamaican-born artist, embarks on an artistic journey driven by a profound desire to awaken an appreciation for the hidden beauty within life's seemingly insignificant moments. Through captivating artworks, he invites viewers to explore deep emotions and boundless imagination, transcending singular narratives.
Jamaicans are adventurous, they are explorers, never afraid of trying something new including living in a totally different environment from their island home. In fact, Jamaicans can be found on every continent. Australia is a perfect example. This massive land mass is home to some 4,000-5,000 Jamaicans including those born in Jamaica and those who claim its ancestry. So, how do we find these Jamaicans who proudly maintain and share their culture?
Diego Barnett, a novel climate change activist and Chemical Engineering student at the University of Toronto, is passionate about developing sustainable and energy efficient water technology. He graduated from Queen’s College Guyana in 2019 with an Associate Degree in Natural Sciences and received a national award for his impeccable performance at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination. Subsequently, he was employed by Guyana Water Incorporated as a Quality Analyst. During this time, he performed microbiological and chemistry-based tests on water samples to ascertain their compliance with the World Health Organization’s Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality.
This is Jamaica Inc. a Florida Non-Profit organization whose mission is “Empower the Children of Jamaica to Restore and Preserve Their Culture Through Poetry and The Creative Arts”, provides scholarships through video rendition challenges of “This is Jamaica”, a poem written by Poet and founder of This is Jamaica, Mr. Peter Gracey.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the premier tourism development agency for 25 Caribbean countries and territories, has appointed Dona Regis-Prosper the new Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer. Beginning her assignment on September 1, 2023, Regis-Prosper, who hails from St. Lucia, is set to make history as the first woman to assume leadership of the intergovernmental body.