Is It Worth It? Migration And Jamaica’s “Barrel Children”

Every year millions of dollars worth of items are shipped to Jamaica in brown fiber or blue plastic containers used to send material support to family especially children back home. These barrels usually contain food, clothing, school supplies and items that can be sold to help support the family. # 10 Essential Food Items To Send Home…

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Video Update: First Look Inside Bronx Building After Deadly Fire

A FDNY video offered a glimpse of the devastation inside the fire-ravaged Bronx building where 12 people died: Charred doors, scorched walls and crumbling ceilings. The grim aftermath of the five-alarm blaze was chronicled in a 96-second video made public Friday afternoon, moving from the missing windows on its front facade to the post-fire refuse…

Jamaican Man Convicted on Gun, Assault Charges. Facing 18 Years in Prison.

Orland, FL. – Oniel Christopher Russell, 39, was last evening convicted of possession of a weapon and assaulting a federal officer in a Florida Court. It is reported that Russell, who entered the U.S. in October 2008 and granted stay until January 2009. He overstayed his visa and was pulled over by Orange County deputies in August…

One Family, Four Dead: Jamaicans Among 12 Killed In Bronx Fire

Among the 12 confirmed fatalities of the deadly Thursday night fire at 2363 Prospect Avenue in Belmont, Bronx NY, are Karen Stewart-Francis, 37; her children Kylie Francis, 2, and Kelly Francis, 7; and Shawntay Young, 19, their cousin. Reports from the authorities is that the fire was caused by a 3-year-old boy who was playing with the knobs…

Reggae Spider! Australian Marine Spider Named After Bob Marley

A newly discovered species of marine spider has been named after Jamaican and international renowned reggae icon Bob Marley – You heard that right! Its name, Desis bobmarleyi or the Bob Marley arachnid spider.  According to in Australian researchers, the high tide/low tide habitat where such intertidal species make their homes, reminded them of Marley’s song…

Embassy of Jamaica Says Farewell To Charge d’Affaires.

Washington DC – Mrs. Marsha Coore-Lobban, Deputy Chief of Missions at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington D.C., will officially depart the United States to Jamaica after completing her tenure as Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Jamaica. At a well attended farewell party organized under the Patronage of Her Excellency, Audrey Marks, Mrs. Coore-Lobban was…

Haile Thomas: Jamaican, CNN Young Wonder, Certified Nutrition Coach, CEO

Over the past 11 years, CNN Heroes has recognized regular people who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the world. This year, five extraordinary young people making a difference in their communities were honored during “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” aired Sunday, December 17, 2017. Among the five was Haile Thomas, a…

Cryptocurrency, Caricom and Financial Inclusion.

A few days ago I was graciously gifted 0.0357 lites (Litecoin) which works out to $10 US or $1,295.79 JMD. All I had to do was download a cryptocurrency wallet (another friend with much more experience suggested Jaxx mobile wallet), give my Litecoin address and wait for the transfer. At the time of writing, 1 LTC…