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GIVING BACK THE LOTTERY CONTRACT TO BRADS A HUGE MISTAKE

When the United States became a country, education was not a priority for the government so it became a responsibility for the churches. The churches were also afraid of the government converting their children through different religious beliefs so theyRead 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

A Response To Brian Plummer’s Letter On Venezuela

Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science The United States is in a Cold War with China and Iran – not Russia. China is now the richest country in the world because of the amount of goods they export toRead 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 Jamaicans.com 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

FOR BELIZE TO BECOME A NATION THAT CAN MAXIMIZE ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL IN THIS WORLD BELIZEANS WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIPS MUST BE GRANTED ALL THEIR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS OF BELIZE

The People’s United Party (PUP) have always been against granting Belizeans with dual citizenships who live in the United States their constitutional rights. On the other hand, the United Democratic Party (UDP), pretended as if they were in favor ofRead More

Time for the government of Belize to implement a plan to deal with the issue of mental health in our country

When I was growing up in Belize, the people that had mental problems were not treated with any respect and that is still happening today. Our government must educate our people about mental illness to reduce this disrespect. If 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

Travel Authorization Protocols Now in Effect for Jamaican Nationals and Visitors

Travel authorization protocols are now in effect for Jamaican nationals and non- nationals arriving on the island. Speaking during a digital press briefing on Friday June 12, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that both categories of persons will require aRead More

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A VERY POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE?

The most powerful earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 temblor in Chile in 1960. A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting. A researcher at Tohoku University told the government’sRead 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

Belizeans Now Need To Demand Lots and Land Distribution With A Titled Expedited Process

Belize is a country with a population of about 400,000 people. It is underpopulated and there is enough land in the 8,867 square miles, to give each Belizean a lot to build a home for his family and himself. Plus,Read More

Jamaicans across the Diaspora celebrate Jamaica Diaspora Day on June 16th

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Jamaica worldwide will join together to celebrate Jamaica Diaspora Day with a full day of virtual sessions. The event hosted by the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) in association with Jamaicans.com will highlight the extraordinary work andRead More

TWO CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR TRAVEL WITHOUT VISAS

Two Caribbean countries have signed an agreement that permits holders of diplomatic and official passports to travel to and enter the territory of the other party without the need for a visa. HE Anton Edmunds, Ambassador of St Lucia to theRead More

A RESPONSE TO MR BRIAN PLUMMER’S ARTICLE IN AMANDALA “WHAT IS BELIZE’S PLAN” DATED MAY 23RD, 2020

Dear Mr. Brian Plummer and My Belizean People, I have been listening to the Press Conferences that our Prime Minister has been giving and he makes it looks as if we do not have a major problem when in factRead More

WHAT WE CAN DO TO PRESERVE OUR GARIFUNA LANGUAGE

We the Garifuna people are among the 400 million people on this earth who speak one of the 6,000 indigenous languages that exist. Most of us are struggling to preserve our languages that we have been speaking for centuries beforeRead More

BELIZE CHIEF JUSTICE MICHELLE ARANA, FIRST BELIZEAN WOMAN AND GARIFUNA WOMAN TO SIT AND HEAD THE SUPREME COURT

When Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin from Guyana reached his mandatory retirement age of sixty-five years, he retired from the Judiciary. In Belize, most of the Judges that the government of Belize employs from another country, are given contracts. At theRead More

ABOVE NORMAL 2020 HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTED

A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook   An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division ofRead More

JAMAICA RECORDS 389 GANGS WITH 250 ACTIVE

This was disclosed by National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang in Parliament on Tuesday as he tabled the report of the Joint Select Committee that reviewed the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act of 2014, also called anti-gang legislation.Read More

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EVENTIDE TRAGEDY IN JAMAICA

Forty years ago, May 20, 1980, fire at the Eventide Home in Jamaica claimed the lives of over 140 destitute and elderly women. During a coroner’s jury on May 5, 1981 for just over 15 minutes, the deliberations resulted inRead More

DISGRUNTLED SHIP WORKERS SAFELY ARRIVE AT FALMOUTH PORT, JAMAICA

Over one thousand ship workers who are aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, which arrived at the Falmouth Port in Trelawny, Jamaica, will be allowed to disembark in stages. The process, which begins on Thursday, willRead More

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS ALL OF US THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on many families throughout the world. The biggest fear for many people is that; it will shatter their unaccomplished dreams, stop some of them to enjoy what they have accomplished in theirRead More

ST KITTS AND NEVIS GOES TO THE POLL ON JUNE 05

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Thimothy Harris announced that the general elections will be held Friday, June 05, 2020. The electorate will at that time, chose a government to lead the Federation for the next five years.Read More

BABY USAIN BOLT HAS ARRIVED

Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has sent well wishes to sprint legend Usain Bolt and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett on the birth of their first daughter. The couple launched the countdown to the birth of Baby Bolt in JanuaryRead 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

CARICOM and the Caribbean in the Changing International Order: Towards a new foreign policy?

Charged by the Treaty of Chaguaramas to present a communal forward-facing picture to the external world, politically and economically, the member states of the Caribbean Community are now faced with the new theatrical deviations of the international order. Mingled withRead More

Senior executive leadership of UWI sets up student fund

The University of the West Indies’ senior executive team has allocated a percentage of their annual salaries towards a student hardship fund. The executive leadership team which includes pro-vice chancellors, campus principals, the university bursar, the vice-chancellor, and registrar allRead More

Should US aid to Caribbean countries be consistent with the US vote in the UN system?

United Nations NY: Beyond any doubt, the Caribbean’s position in international organizations will improve as its bilateral relations with individual countries get better within the changing international order. Yet, questions persist of how will this affect the substance of international relations?  Read More