Nominations open on Valentine’s Day for the Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Champion Awards (JDAFCA)

On February 14th nominations will open for the Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Champion Awards (JDAFCA): The first global and virtual Jamaica Diaspora peer award with completely online public nominations and public voting. The award was first launched in 2017 at theRead More

Butch Stewart The Enigma

The lionization of Gordon Butch Stewart; the recently departed Jamaican hotel mogul and businessman began as soon as news broke in his homeland; Jamaica. Frankly, I for one am at a loss or better yet, flabbergasted at the outpouring ofRead More

$900 billion pandemic relief plan merely a “down payment” for incoming Biden administration

The incoming Biden administration will inherit a nationwide health crisis unprecedented in peace time, with a $900 billion pandemic relief plan that won’t go far enough to address problems nationwide. In fact, it’s been billed as a “down payment” onRead More

117th Congress officially sworn in amid pandemic crisis

The 117th Congress has officially been sworn in as new lawmakers make their way to Capitol Hill amid a worsening pandemic crisis. On Sunday, Congress convened where newly elected members and lawmakers took the oath of office. Nancy Pelosi returnedRead More


A major international humanitarian organization has pre-approved grants to countries that are experiencing financial difficulties primarily as a result of the onslaught of the global pandemic. The Sovereign Kingdom of Manna has called a Zoom Meeting with major stakeholders forRead More

Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development

September 14, 2020 – The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN), the sector-based network with members across 21 countries, will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme Reflections from Our Partners: Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development.Read More

Dream App Now A Reality: Jamaican Woman Develops Bible Quiz App

Living by her mantra, “I can do all things through Christ”, Author and Christian Minister, Shadeen Anglin, has ventured into the male dominated world of game app development, to create what she describes as the ultimate game for families. TheRead More

Jamaican Cultural Connection Now Celebrates Ten Years Of Existence Amid Covid-19

By now everyone is aware of the devastation this virus has caused or could cause due to public gathering.  So, the venue of Zoom was the choice for this organization to meet, select, vote, and inaugurate a new president.  RosemarieRead More

British Airways’ treatment of staff ‘a disgrace’, say MPs

British Airways’ (BA) treatment of staff during the coronavirus crisis “is a national disgrace”, MPs have claimed. A Transport Select Committee report accuses the airline of a “calculated attempt to take advantage” of the pandemic by cutting thousands of jobs andRead More

Labor Department to end unemployment benefits 1 week early

The United States Labor Department has confirmed that a large majority of Americans will be cut off from receiving their $600 weekly unemployment benefits 7 days early. According to NewsWeek, this is due to a technicality affecting the unemployment benefitsRead More

A gathering of historic proportions – Jamaica Diaspora day Live Online Virtual Celebration

A gathering of historic proportions, Jamaica Diaspora day was the first-ever virtual and global all-day event of this nature, which saw the broadcast and streaming of eleven (11) consecutive sessions throughout the day live on Facebook platform, OneLoveJamaica. EachRead More

The Clarendon-native and Florida resident is a multi-talented ordained pastor, with a passion and love for her culture

In the month of May 2020, the Jamaican Cultural Connection (JCC) inaugurated its new president, Rosemarie Roth. The Clarendon-native and Florida resident is an ordained pastor, with a passion and love for her culture. As the current leader for theRead More

Jamaica Needs your Voice to Rise up in National and Unified Support

Like any country around the world, Jamaica must deal with problems like crime, corruption, educational inequality and economic uncertainty.  The systematic causes run along the same lines too. But the single most important factor in resolving societal challenges involves creatingRead More

Coronavirus: Face masks mandatory for Uber passengers and drivers

Ride-sharing giant Uber is to make it mandatory for passengers and drivers to wear face coverings from Monday in the UK. The minicab app firm said it was taking measures “to help everyone stay safe” and had introduced measures toRead More

COVID Carre Package Update

Just over a month ago, JDTAN announced a partnership with LASCO Chin Foundation to bolster the distribution of COVID-Care Packages to communities and families in need. Shortly after we announced our partnership, the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) andRead More

How airplane seats could look in the post-coronavirus era

Airline passengers may be buckling up to new physical distancing measures in the post-coronavirus era — through novel seat configurations that prevent the spread of bugs, according to a report. Italian manufacturer Aviointeriors has created concepts for two airline seatsRead More

Covid-19 Crisis Reveals Fragile Nature of America’s Food System

If you like cheap food prices, our efficient and corporately consolidated food system is hard to beat.  But there are many links – and if a disruption like a global pandemic occurs – the farm to table chain is onlyRead More


The study on the impact of career growth on relationships in Sweden, which was published by the World Economic Forum and London School of Economics Business Review, discovered a link to a rise in divorce rates for women who enjoyRead More

IMF praises Jamaica’s economic reforms following COVID-19 outbreak

The International Monetary Fund has praised Jamaica’s efforts in reforming its economy and its fiscal discipline while facing the coronavirus crisis. The country was commended by IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, who said that Jamaica’s economic reforms and its nationalRead More

Mississippi legislators vote to unlock $300 million in business grants

Mississippi legislators voted this week to enable new grants for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The total cost of the program is estimated to be around $300 million, and businesses will be eligible to applyRead More

Before Christmas Hopes to Raise Awareness on Child Labor

Katra Film Festival Entry by Chinese Filmmaker Chuyao He In America, we know that significant change has occurred in China since the days of Tiananmen Square. There’s rich people, capitalism, and a mountain of US debt owed to the mainland.Read More

Jamaican Visual Artist Maia Chung’s Work Selected for Honours Recognition and Publication in Global Art Olympia 2019 International Biennial

This summer Jamaican Visual Artist Maia Chung helped distinguish the island nation, when the  International Open Art Event, “Art Olympia 2019” recognized her work among thousands of submissions, making her the only Caribbean representative in the prestigious Japanese Art Event.Read More


It’s everywhere — the smell of marijuana, that is. You’ll be lucky if you take your kid to a park, playground or public space, and NOT smell it. Reggae singers such as Jacob Miller, Peter Tosh and even the legendRead More

Precious L. Williams Fortune Favors the Bold

Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. Ocean News Network: We begin today’s show at the WING Soho. Precious L. Williams is a world-class master communicator who works with successful women entrepreneurs helpingRead More

Best Places in the Caribbean for Digital Nomads to Earn Money

Over the last few years, the development of technology and globalization has allowed many people to go digital. What we mean, is that people have gained the ability to work remotely. They don’t have to be bound to one locationRead More

Life Planning Helps You Start Your Business Off Right

Going into 2003, I was expecting my first son. As the New Year approached, I found myself thinking about life in a whole new way. Before this, my thoughts were of my corporate life and ofleisure activities. What I thoughtRead More

5 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

I have been involved with small business in some shape or form since I was a kid. I spent the majority of my life developing my own ideas, being an ardent student of small business and paying attention to theRead More