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  • Miss Black Africa UK 2014 coming in October

    Miss Black Africa UK 2014 coming in October

    Africa news. Buy Earlybird Tickets for Miss Black Africa UK 2014, Saturday, 4th of October 2014 The 2014 edition of the Miss Black Africa Pageant & Charity Awards takes place on Saturday, the 4th of October 2014 at the Royal Regency Hall – 501 High St North, Manor Park E12 6TH. This promises to be a glamorous [...]

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    | September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal

    Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal

    Caribbean news. “If we seriously put our resources together we could certainly achieve the 30 million visitor goal we have our eye on.” Caribbean Tourism Organization secretary general Hugh Riley said this as he introduced the keynoter at the State of the Industry Conference. Here’s a transcript of the address: Hon. Donna Christian Christensen Hon. [...]

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    | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Carriacou to hold Climate Change meeting

    Carriacou to hold Climate Change meeting

    Caribbean news. Carriacou and Petite Martinique to hold Community Meetings on Funding Opportunities to cope with the effects of Climate Change. Members’ of community groups, associations and organizations of Carriacou and Petite Martinique are invited to a very important meeting to discuss a new stream of funding for communities to enhance their ability to adapt [...]

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    | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Calorie restriction for longevity

    Calorie restriction for longevity

    Health news. Long viewed as a way to both physically and spiritually detox from the rigors of daily life, fasting traditions exist in nearly every culture and have been a sacred form of primary food for most world religions. A lot of religious traditions -  Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Islam right through to shamanism and [...]

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    | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • The Scotland Referendum: Democracy Won

    The Scotland Referendum: Democracy Won

    Caribbean news. The winner of Scotland’s agonising referendum on September 18 was undoubtedly and impressively democracy. By the manner in which the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and its leaders approached the fight for the independence of Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom (UK), they set an example to nationalists in Northern Ireland and [...]

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    | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Unite strikes on London buses again on Monday

    Unite strikes on London buses again on Monday

    Dear CaribDirect reader, I am writing to let you know that the first of two 24-hour strikes on London United bus services planned for tomorrow by the Unite union has been suspended.The second strike is still scheduled for Monday, 22 September. If the strike goes ahead, it will be from 00:01 until 23:59. Night bus [...]

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    | September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • EBOLA a Western creation: Fact or Falacy

    EBOLA a Western creation: Fact or Falacy

    By Dr Cyril E. Broderick, Sr. Dear World Citizens: I have read a number of articles about the casualties in Liberia and other West African countries about the human devastation caused by the Ebola virus. About a week ago, I read an article published in the Internet news summary publication of the Friends of Liberia [...]

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    | September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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  • CEO Invest Saint Lucia addresses CIBN Saint Lucia
    CEO Invest Saint Lucia addresses CIBN Saint Lucia

    Caribbean news, Address by CEO Invest Saint Lucia McHale Andrew for CIBN Saint Lucia event in London on 15th May 2014 at the Saint Lucia High Commission. Video provided by Calabash Television, St Lucia.

  • CIBN Saint Lucia
    CIBN Saint Lucia

    The High Commissioner for Saint Lucia, Dr Ernest Hilaire hosted the first CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) under the theme, Saint Lucia at the Saint Lucia High Commission on Thursday 15th May 2014. Dignitaries included High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda Dr Carl B.W Roberts, High Commissioner for Grenada Carriacou and Petit Martinique Mr Joslyn [...]

  • CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) launch
    CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) launch

    CaribDirect Multi-Media launched the long awaited CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission on Thursday 13th March 2014. It was attended by High Commissioners H.E Dr. Ernest Hilaire from St Lucia and H.E Francine Baron from Dominica; and Mr Kedrick Malone, Overseas Territory Representative for the British Virgin Islands. Minister [...]

African and Caribbean History

Black scientist George Washington Carver was castrated

Black scientist George Washington Carver was castrated

Black History. I came across an interesting clip from the popular documentary, “Hidden Colors 3.”  In it, legendary comedian, writer, and activist Dick Gregory, gave a brief assessment on racism in America.  He also said something that was quite startling—George Washington Carver was a victim of castration. George Washington Carver who is known as one [...]

Traditions in African childcare practices Part 3

Traditions in African childcare practices Part 3

Community news. Formal massage and exercise to improve motor skills begins in infancy in many African and Caribbean communities. In Western societies, those skills were often formalised outside the home in the later stages of a child’s development, often in the form of sports and dance movements. However, with the spread of alternative medicines and [...]

Traditions in African childcare practices  Part 2

Traditions in African childcare practices Part 2

The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Developmental Science. Vol. 1, Domains of Development across Cultures, had this to say about such childcare practices: Community news. “Among African and Caribbean cultures, childcare routines include formal exercises to stimulate development of particular skills. To facilitate sitting, mothers hold newborns on their laps and support them round their waists ((J. [...]

Hot Topics

Miss T&T UK 2014 set for Saturday 27th September

Miss T&T UK 2014 set for Saturday 27th September

Caribbean news. It’s that time again when the finest of young bright Trinidad and Tobagan ladies show off not only their beauty but their brains through intelligent responses to difficult questions. This year all roads lead to Carnival Village where reigning Queen Karimah Farrell is expected to gracefully hand over her coveted crown to her [...]

Busy Signal mashes up WC Music Festival

Busy Signal mashes up WC Music Festival

Entertainment news. The iD Project gives you never-before-seen access to the world’s biggest Creole Music festival in the heart of the nature isle of Dominica. Featured artists incl. Busy Signal, Kassav, Machel Montano, Tito Puente Jr. and more! The next World Creole Music Festival is October 24th 2014. © 2014 Richard Etienne, Maven Pictures UK. Additional footage [...]

Icons, Innovation and Industry at CaribbeanTales Film Festival

Icons, Innovation and Industry at CaribbeanTales Film Festival

Caribbean news. Toronto, ON (Sonique Solutions) – The 2014 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) was indeed a landmark occasion as this year the festival broke boundaries in gaining additional recognition for the creativity and culture of the Caribbean. The festival which ran alongside the Toronto International Film Festival highlighted the region’s icons as well as [...]

Caines' Commentary Corner

The benefits of eating to retain muscle mass

The benefits of eating to retain muscle mass

Health news. In all of my reading on the benefits of a good diet there seems to be two recurring themes: (1) regardless of your income level if you aren’t considered in what you eat you’ll end up with a poor diet (2) what you eat on a day to day basis will have a [...]

Eat well, sleep well, and live longer

Eat well, sleep well, and live longer

Health news. Recently I made mention of a spate of news stories concerning the problems caused by a lack of sleep: it seems the medical world is concerned that too many of us are spending too much time in the digital world rather than getting a good night’s sleep. This situation is further exacerbated by [...]

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe Video

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe Video

Is bread really the stuff of life? Caribbean news. Since I last wrote, a number of food issues have surfaced or in some cases resurfaced: issues with sugar and the amount that we eat on a daily basis continue to occupy the news media. There’s been some action on the horse meat scandal with a [...]

Entertainment

Miss Black Africa UK 2014 coming in October

Miss Black Africa UK 2014 coming in October

Africa news. Buy Earlybird Tickets for Miss Black Africa UK 2014, Saturday, 4th of October 2014 The 2014 edition of the Miss Black Africa Pageant & Charity Awards takes place on Saturday, the 4th of October 2014 at the Royal Regency Hall – 501 High St North, Manor Park E12 6TH. This promises to be a glamorous [...]

Miss T&T UK 2014 set for Saturday 27th September

Miss T&T UK 2014 set for Saturday 27th September

Caribbean news. It’s that time again when the finest of young bright Trinidad and Tobagan ladies show off not only their beauty but their brains through intelligent responses to difficult questions. This year all roads lead to Carnival Village where reigning Queen Karimah Farrell is expected to gracefully hand over her coveted crown to her [...]

Busy Signal mashes up WC Music Festival

Busy Signal mashes up WC Music Festival

Entertainment news. The iD Project gives you never-before-seen access to the world’s biggest Creole Music festival in the heart of the nature isle of Dominica. Featured artists incl. Busy Signal, Kassav, Machel Montano, Tito Puente Jr. and more! The next World Creole Music Festival is October 24th 2014. © 2014 Richard Etienne, Maven Pictures UK. Additional footage [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal

Caribbean Tourism: 30 million visitor goal

Caribbean news. “If we seriously put our resources together we could certainly achieve the 30 million visitor goal we have our eye on.” Caribbean Tourism Organization secretary general Hugh Riley said this as he introduced the keynoter at the State of the Industry Conference. Here’s a transcript of the address: Hon. Donna Christian Christensen Hon. [...]

Miss T&T UK 2014 set for Saturday 27th September

Miss T&T UK 2014 set for Saturday 27th September

Caribbean news. It’s that time again when the finest of young bright Trinidad and Tobagan ladies show off not only their beauty but their brains through intelligent responses to difficult questions. This year all roads lead to Carnival Village where reigning Queen Karimah Farrell is expected to gracefully hand over her coveted crown to her [...]

Busy Signal mashes up WC Music Festival

Busy Signal mashes up WC Music Festival

Entertainment news. The iD Project gives you never-before-seen access to the world’s biggest Creole Music festival in the heart of the nature isle of Dominica. Featured artists incl. Busy Signal, Kassav, Machel Montano, Tito Puente Jr. and more! The next World Creole Music Festival is October 24th 2014. © 2014 Richard Etienne, Maven Pictures UK. Additional footage [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

The Scotland Referendum: Democracy Won

The Scotland Referendum: Democracy Won

Caribbean news. The winner of Scotland’s agonising referendum on September 18 was undoubtedly and impressively democracy. By the manner in which the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and its leaders approached the fight for the independence of Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom (UK), they set an example to nationalists in Northern Ireland and [...]

EBOLA a Western creation: Fact or Falacy

EBOLA a Western creation: Fact or Falacy

By Dr Cyril E. Broderick, Sr. Dear World Citizens: I have read a number of articles about the casualties in Liberia and other West African countries about the human devastation caused by the Ebola virus. About a week ago, I read an article published in the Internet news summary publication of the Friends of Liberia [...]

Barbican’s racist human zoo boycotted

Barbican’s racist human zoo boycotted

Caribbean news. Exhibit BC, (Black Community) speaks. Hundreds gather outside the Barbican to boycott the racist human zoo 13.09.14 JetBlakInk™ had to get SplishySplashy in the name of art, with this edit of the highlights of the protest, which sprang from a 20,000 petition, started by activist Sara Myers. Speakers featured in this clip include: [...]

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Who is penetrating whom in St Lucia?

Who is penetrating whom in St Lucia?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dear Sir: This has been an interesting and educational few days for me and, no, not because of the anonymous “Silencer” published by The Voice. I received a message on my trusty Blackberry from a well connected friend in England, who asked me what was going on in St Lucia to cause so much merriment [...]

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Slave Children Camel jockeys thrill rich Arab Sheikhs

Slave Children Camel jockeys thrill rich Arab Sheikhs

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. The fact that Arabs have not lost their taste for enslaving human beings to sustain their lavish lifestyles is demonstrated in the following video. Since the trafficking of Black and other slaves over four hundred years ago, many of the wealthiest members of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) engage in the dehumanisation of [...]

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Who is your plane passenger from hell?

Who is your plane passenger from hell?

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The seat recliner, the passenger who lets their children run riot, the chatterbox or the lurking smelly traveler, who you wish would travel somewhere else? The smelly passenger, who we’ve dubbed ‘Smellus Maximus’ has soared up to be the number two hate of air travelers. This “hell” passenger comes in just behind those who recline [...]

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Caribbean Export supports Haiti and DR in JIPS

Caribbean Export supports Haiti and DR in JIPS

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, September 14, 2014.  Caribbean news. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is to support the development of a Joint Investment Promotions Strategy (JIPS) for Haiti and the Dominican Republic that will focus on the mutual development of opportunities that will attract foreign direct investment (FDI).  This was announced by Deputy [...]

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World Food Day 2014 poster competition

World Food Day 2014 poster competition

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), continues to invite entries for their World Food Day 2014 poster competition. World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th each year and the deadline for submissions to the poster competition is approaching on 30 September 2014. The competition is open to children [...]

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Trinidad’s Dr Rowley wows London

Trinidad’s Dr Rowley wows London

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Selwyn Cudjoe and Rawle Boland Caribbean news. As Trinidad and Tobago approached its anniversary of independence, across-section of citizens, from far and wide, packed a meeting in the heart of London. It was held on August 30th at Senate House, the hub of London University, amid its famous colleges. It was organised by Trinbagonians, [...]

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Unknown disease kills eight people in Venezuela

Unknown disease kills eight people in Venezuela

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The information was confirmed by the president of the Medical Association in Aragua state (north Venezuela). Four adults and four children died in recent hours at the Maracay’s Central Hospital after being admitted with a 40 C-fever, general discomfort, and skin rashes that turned into blisters The Medical Association of Aragua state (north [...]

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12 Months Movie due at Urbanworld Film Festival

12 Months Movie due at Urbanworld Film Festival

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The documentary about generosity will make its East Coast debut USA, September 10, 2014 – 12 Months (2014), a documentary about a man who rents his home for a year to a family in transitional housing for $1 per month, will be shown on Friday, Sept. 19th at 12:00PM at AMC 34th Street [...]

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Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. 10 September 2014 – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is delighted to announce the launch of The Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014, which will take place on Monday 3 November 2014. Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, commented, “The annual Caribbean Tourism Journalism Awards is a highly anticipated [...]

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Caribbean Export Supports Start Up Jamaica

Caribbean Export Supports Start Up Jamaica

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 12, 2014.  Caribbean news. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has pledged financial support towards the launch of Start Up Jamaica, as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), in efforts to accelerate development in youth entrepreneurship, [...]

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Scotland’s Referendum: Its consequences

Scotland’s Referendum: Its consequences

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. If the people of Scotland vote for independence from the United Kingdom on September 18, they will be buying a one-way ticket to their own misfortune, and with consequences that will go beyond their borders affecting Commonwealth countries. Notwithstanding the arguments of the Scottish National Party, the Scottish economy cannot sustain an independent [...]

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Black History Month Comedy Special

Black History Month Comedy Special

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Entertainment news. You are invited to celebrate Special Black History Month, do come and warm up to the Hottest Comedy Show in October.  There will be hilarious comedy from your favourite comedians. Come and hear the stories, comedy tease and jokes.You will be tickled with laughter at the jokes you will hear as we celebrate Black History Month. Please see [...]

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Global heavyweights to feature at “The Wedding Convention”

Global heavyweights to feature at “The Wedding Convention”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The most anticipated wedding industry event in Trinidad and Tobago will be returning to The Banquet and Conference Centre, Movie Towne, P.O.S. on September 27th & 28th . The event will not only be a gathering of top local wedding vendors and premium brands but will also host 2 [...]

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Brian Lara Invitational XI v Warwickshire CCC 1990’s XI

Brian Lara Invitational XI v Warwickshire CCC 1990’s XI

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Brian Lara Invitational XI v A Warwickshire CCC 1990’s XI Supporting the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation Caribbean news. A team of cricketing stars will come together on Sunday 14th September under the leadership of Brian Lara, one of the greatest batsmen the game has ever seen.  He will captain a Brian Lara Invitational XI [...]

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Karen Hinds on Caribbean Professional Development

Karen Hinds on Caribbean Professional Development

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Waterbury, CT (Sonique Solutions) – With numerous accolades and international work experiences under her belt, acclaimed author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur Karen Hinds is on a journey to increase personal and professional development within the Caribbean community’s workforce and general population. Born and raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Karen, who is [...]

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Making Caribbean tourism ‘Chinese-ready’

Making Caribbean tourism ‘Chinese-ready’

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. In recent years Chinese tourists have been touted as the new opportunity for growth of the industry in the Caribbean.  But how realistic is this prospect for countries in the Caribbean, many of which are now reliant on tourism for employment and foreign exchange income? Until there is huge investment in marketing, airlift, [...]

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Simone Battle of X Factor Found Dead at LA Home

Simone Battle of X Factor Found Dead at LA Home

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Entertainment news. Former X Factor contestant Simone Battle has died at her home in Los Angeles, California, aged 25. Tributes have been pouring in for the singer from celebrities and friends, including from X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Cheryl tweeted: “Such tragically sad news to hear of the passing of Simone Battle… My thoughts and prayers are with her [...]

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US Comedian Kevin Hart to host Hartbeat Weekend

US Comedian Kevin Hart to host Hartbeat Weekend

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Entertainment news. Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions and iGO Marketing & Entertainment are proud to announce the second annual HARTBEAT WEEKEND. Following last year’s success, US sensation Kevin Hart is expanding his HartBeat Weekend to London, UK, on 11th and 12th October 2014. www.hartbeatweekend.com Kevin will host HartBeat Weekend, packed with music, comedy, parties and celebrity [...]

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