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Creating A Gateway For Innovation And Commerce In The Caribbean

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Governments around the world are investing heavily into building tech ecosystems and altering entire tax systems to attract startup entrepreneurs. Stakeholders must focus on fostering big disruptive ideas with global potential and serious bankability.

The Expendable Value Of Black Life Is A Worldwide Issue

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The loss of innocent black lives over the past few days is devastating and an atrocity. I pray that in the months and years to come we stay focused on...

Duh...we know #AllLivesMatter but do #BlackLivesMatter?

Toni Thorne | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Toni Thorne

Upon seeing the senseless killings of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this past week in America, I was immediately angered and disgusted. Being a Caribbean  citizen, I did the only thing I thought I could do to aid in the fight against gun violence by American police officers against black people, in particular.

Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Your honeymoon is probably the most important holiday you will take in your life -- and it is the perfect excuse to splash out and go somewhere really...

Did The Savior Just Walk Across The Atlantic, And Is This Her Sandal?

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

A girl's rubber sandal stood out in the beach wrack, that pile of sexily-reeking sargassum and other decaying sea plants, creatures and things heaved up onto the South Florida shoreline by the restless Atlantic Ocean. The rainbow canvas foot strap with the SAVIOR patch was frayed and twisted.

UNVEILED: Davidoff Art Initiative Presents Olivia McGilchrist Aka 'Whitey'

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Olivia McGilchrist, Still of "from many sides". Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2016 During the recent Art Basel Fair in Switzerland the Davidoff Art In...

10 Experts Weigh In On Caribbean Businesses Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media Marketing

Katyan Roach | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Katyan Roach

Running a successful business is not without its fair share of challenges. Staffing, competition in the market and economic uncertainties, are only a few of the trials the average business owner will encounter.

3 All-Inclusive Resorts for Every Riviera Maya Traveler

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

As a world-class vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to a ragbag of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, each one offering amenities that target a specific type of audience. In many ways, that's a good thing as it gives us travelers a chance to pick and choose. But having too many choices can be a frustrating thing, as you know, and sometimes we need to boil it down to what kind of vacation we want to have.

Why Destra Garcia Is Dominating Social Media And Music While Staying True To The Caribbean

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 06.22.2016 | Media
N. Kimron Corion

I spent 5 years in Mexico, and one of my fondest memories was the occasional "Fiesta Caribeña" my friends and I organized. We mainly planned and exec...

Suriname: Facing The Storm With A Correction Of Course

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Suriname is facing twin - external and fiscal - deficits that originated in the commodity price slump of recent years. In response, the Surinamese government started a four-pronged adjustment program in August 2015 to adapt to new circumstances.

Marie's Jamaican Patties

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 06.21.2016 | Taste
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

One of the best places for Jamaican patties in South Florida is Marie's Patties. I have been going there for over 20 years as well, and they never disappoint. They make their patties from scratch and they are always hot and tasty. The pastry of the patty is flaky perfection and the meat filling so delicious.

Caribbean Delite: A Trini Restaurant

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 06.21.2016 | Taste
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I have been living in America for 20 years, and since I have been in this glorious country, Caribbean Delite has been the place I go to if I want food from home: Trini food. Anything from roti, aloo pie, doubles, bake and shark, pepper sauce, and all the Trini sodas (soft drinks) are there and waiting for your pleasure.

The Miami of the German World

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

Graz is a town, some say city (depending on your definition) you might not expect to exist in the German-speaking world. It may have something to do with the fact, that you have never heard of a city called Graz to exist.

Best Snorkeling Spots in Caribbean for Families

MiniTime | Posted 06.14.2016 | Travel

Looking for kid-friendly snorkeling spots? This is the list for you. (Flickr: Carissa Rogers) Thinking of setting out to the sunny Caribbean for a va...

How Grenadian and Caribbean Soca Artists can use Facebook and Instagram to build their Brands

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 06.13.2016 | Media
N. Kimron Corion

When I younger, I wanted to become a soca artist. I even started writing songs with my friends, but I quickly realized I didn't have what it took, so ...

Loving My Hair Has Allowed Me to Love Myself

Shanice J. Douglas | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Shanice J. Douglas

My hair is no longer my crutch in a dark state of self-loathing, neither is it my crowning glory. Loving my hair as it is, has allowed me to love myself as I am, and this natural hair journey was the perfect catalyst for this state of introspection.

Why Are Caribbean Businesses Ignoring the Power of Digital Marketing!

Katyan Roach | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Katyan Roach

If you take a minute to Google the words "Social media marketing", you'll find loads of information on not only its definition but also its value, but if you add the words "in the Caribbean" to your search term you'll find that it's a different story.

Dominica: The Best Hikes on the Nature Island of the Caribbean

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Till Bruckner

I recently had the pleasure of spending four months in the Commonwealth of Dominica, one of the most beautiful countries on earth. In between listenin...

Meatless Monday: Vegan Takes a Holiday

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy Memorial Day, the unofficial launch of summer and summer holidays. Where to go? And what to eat? A growing number of vegan tour groups make travel more fun and remove the worry about what's in your dinner. Think of it as plant-based Trip Advisor.

How To Retire In The Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

It's the oldest European city in the Americas and the capital of Spain's first colony in this part of the world. Founded by Christopher Columbus' brother Bartholomew, colonial Santo Domingo might best be described as dignified. It feels more genteel than the cities built in other of Spain's colonies in the decades to follow.

Religious Defense of Child Marriage in Trinidad and Tobago Ignites Firestorm

Jessica Joesph | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Jessica Joesph

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old.

A Barbados for All

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

Known for its sophisticated beaches and enough culture to quench any traveler's adventurous and inquisitive side, Barbados is a tropical island that c...

5 Reasons to Visit St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Travelzoo | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel

On a recent trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines, I found an idyllic island lifestyle amid unspoiled stretches of sand. Looking to go yourself? Read o...

China's Spillovers On Latin America and the Caribbean

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

China's economic rise has entailed increasing repercussions of its development in the rest of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean. No wonder there is so much attention and hope for smoothness in China's current economic rebalancing. After all, what happens in China does not stay in China.

I Thought I Wanted to Date But.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Life is so funny, isn't it? I finally feel good about myself, and I don't mean just about my physical self. I feel good mentally, in a good headspace...