entertainment-insurance-jamaicaThe government of Jamaica is hatching plans to establish an entertainment insurance plan for the local music industry and its artistes.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, stated that the plan will be supported from the sales of the ‘Jamaica 55’ commemorative album. 

Trinidad & TobagoA recent list comprising 20 of world-wandering experts’ favorite destinations includes two Caribbean islands.

The collection, compiled for CNN by Danae Mercer, featured Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, and was based on recommendations that came from a variety of sources, including travel photographers, tour operators, pilots, hospitality professionals, and travel writers. 

Autism in JamaicaAutistic children residing in Jamaica are in for a treat this weekend, with an event entitled “Surfing for Autism”, hosted by the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA) and the Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) at the  Jamnesia Surf Club in Eight Miles, Bull Bay.

The local groups are partnering with California-based surf based charity group, THERAsurf for the event on June 24 and 25. 

Dr.-Camille-Wardrop-Alleyne-2Dr. Camille Waldrop-Alleyne is a Trinidad and Tobago-born  NASA aerospace engineer who has recently partnered with The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Commission to motivate girls in the OECS regions to reach for the stars against all odds.

Alleyne will use her personal journey and success story, along with the positive message of the film Hidden Figures, to inspire and empower 10,000 girls in various parts of the region to reach their full potential. 

Caribbean Soca queen Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez recently dropped her latest music video for a catchy track titled "Girls," and if you haven't seen it yet, you have been living under a rock. Girls is included on Alvarez's latest

Chris LilleyWhen Chris Lilley took the mic to deliver his literature, and laughter erupted almost immediately after his first sentence or two, we almost thought his offering would be a comedic one.

Three to four lines in, and we, too, were laughing along with his audience. Lilley is clever, though, because he knows that the best way to capture an audience’s attention closely enough to deliver a profound message, is to get them laughing first, and eager to hear the rest. 

The TxlipsIf you’ve never heard of The Txlips, you’d do well to remember the name, as it’s only a matter of time before every indie music fan knows who they are.

Hailing from the ATL, The Txlips are an all-black, all-girl indie rock band with a unique and captivating sound, and with a common goal to ensure that black women take their rightful place as Rock ‘N Roll goddesses. 

Felix Fokoua artFelix Fokoua is a concept artist and graphic designer from  Yaounde, Cameroon. At a tender age, Fokoua took a keen interest in visual art, and was encouraged to pursue his passion by his mother, who recognized his gift.

You’d be surprised to know, though, that when he headed off to college, Fokoua didn’t pursue a course of study in visual art or graphic design. Instead, he earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Buea in 2014. 

alcoholRecently completed research shows that black women who consume 7 or more alcoholic beverages per week have a heightened possibility of developing a deadly disease.

That disease is breast cancer. 

reginald_webb_family_business_mcdonald_franchiseesIn 1973, Reginald Webb started a humble career as an employee  at McDonald’s. Through hard work and consistency, he went on to be the manager and then the regional vice-president, a position which he held for 12 years. One day, the company offered him an opportunity to own his own franchise. After consulting his wife Rene, he agreed.