Modern Love Podcast: Meet Cute at Zero Years Old

These two stories will make you audibly gasp.

#babies-and-infants, #jamaica-west-indies, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Workers at Exclusive Montana Resort Reach $1 Million Wage Settlement

A group of guest workers from Jamaica had accused the Yellowstone Club and Hospitality Staffing Solutions of shortchanging their wages and tips.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #skiing, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #visas, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yellowstone-club

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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Bunny Wailer, Reggae Pioneer With the Wailers, Dies at 73

He was the last surviving original member of the group, which also featured Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, that helped spread the music of Jamaica worldwide.

#deaths-obituaries, #jamaica-west-indies, #marley-bob, #reggae-music, #tosh-peter, #wailer-bunny, #wailers-music-group

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I Met My Husband on the Maternity Ward

He needed someone to cuddle him.

#babies-and-infants, #jamaica-west-indies, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Founder of Sandals Resorts, Dies at 79

Mr. Stewart turned a rundown beach hotel in Montego Bay, in his native Jamaica, into the flagship of a chain of luxury resorts.

#air-jamaica, #caribbean-area, #deaths-obituaries, #entrepreneurship, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jamaica-west-indies, #sandals-resorts-international-ltd, #stewart-gordon-butch-1941-2021, #travel-and-vacations

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Facing Deportation, They Fled to the Safety of a Church. Now They are Free.

A Jamaican couple spent nearly two and a half years inside Philadelphia churches, isolated even further by the pandemic. This month, U.S. immigration officials relented.

#asylum-right-of, #churches-buildings, #deportation, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #philadelphia-pa, #thompson-oneita

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In the Caribbean and Beyond, Aunties Are So Much More Than Just Family

In Alecia McKenzie’s new novel, “A Million Aunties,” a Black painter seeks solace from personal tragedy in the arms of his Jamaican community.

#a-million-aunties-book, #books-and-literature, #jamaica-west-indies, #mckenzie-alecia

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As Tropical Destinations Reopen, Here’s What Travelers Need to Know

Hoping short flights and outdoor appeal will lure visitors, countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are taking different approaches to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

#bahama-islands, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #costa-rica, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jamaica-west-indies, #mexico, #panama, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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‘The Time Has Come.’ Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow

The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.

#barbados, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caribbean-area, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #jamaica-west-indies, #london-england, #reparations, #royal-families, #slavery-historical

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Toots Hibbert, a Father of Reggae, Is Dead at 77

The first to use the word reggae on a record, he sang in a soulful tone and wrote songs with subtle social commentary, helping bring the sounds of Jamaica to the world.

#deaths-obituaries, #hibbert-toots, #jamaica-west-indies, #reggae-music, #toots-and-the-maytals

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Kamala Harris’s Father, Donald Harris, is a Prominent Economist

Donald J. Harris, a Jamaican-born economics professor, has expressed regret that a custody battle brought his close contact with his daughters “to an abrupt halt.”

#berkeley-calif, #harris-kamala-d, #jamaica-west-indies, #politics-and-government

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