Bajan singer Krisirie

Bajan singer Krisirie searches for hope in new track “Return to Love”

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, it's difficult for even the most optimistic to keep their hopes up. At times, singer Krisirie finds herself among the despondent....
Linda Julien Miami Gardens

Meet Linda Julien of Miami Gardens: A Haitian-American Story

Miami Gardens City County candidate Linda Julien has a uniquely Haitian-American history. “My mother came here on a boat,” she explains. “It was a life-threatening trip that...
Four Caribbean playing musical instruments.

Exploring Santiago de Cuba Through Stunning Snapshots

In lieu of travel, there's nothing like photography to take us to new, exciting places, exploring the rich cultural corners of the Caribbean. For those craving to...
Jahmiel Dancehall

Dancehall Star Jahmiel’s Go-To Quarantine Dishes

Music and food are two of the Caribbean’s most sought-after exports. And perhaps no other regions loves both so much in equal measure. With this in mind,...
Windrush compensation

Death Of Caribbean-Born activist spurs calls for Windrush Compensation

The death of Caribbean-born British activist Paulette Wilson has intensified calls for the acceleration of the payment of reparations by the British government to the Windrush generation...
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Island Origins Live – Jamaica Leads as a Model for Safe Tourism

Donovan White is the current Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). His job is to oversee the marketing of Jamaica to the...
BEST JAMAICA FESTIVAL SONGS

THE BEST JAMAICA FESTIVAL SONGS EVER, By Decade

For decades, the Jamaica Festival Song Competition has provided a soundtrack to Jamaican history, culture and national pride. Since launching in 1966 as part of the Independence...
Buju Banton Jamaica Festival Song Competition

Buju Banton Triumphs in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition

Jamaican music icon Buju Banton has emerged the winner of this year’s Jamaica Festival Song Competition, among ten finalists. His entry “I am Jamaican” gave the Grammy...
novelist Elizabeth Acevedo

Y.A. Novelist Elizabeth Acevedo Celebrates Caribbean-American Teens

Whether set in space, other magical worlds, or just down the street, the books we read as young adults can become valuable explorations and expressions of our...
Haitian Entrepreneur Kevin Celisca

Haitian Entrepreneur Kevin Celisca Is Changing Education Post COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States, the education system has been thrown into a logistical crisis. Navigating social distancing advisories, schools, teachers and...

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