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  • Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

    Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

    Caribbean news. Following the premiere, the first set of dates for the wider release of the #KUWTJmovie across London and the UK for May/June 2014 have been confirmed as: Stratford, Clapham and Letchworth. Booking details below. GREAT NEWS – more UK screenings of the hit Caribbean comedy #KUWTJmovie are now confirmed. Let all your family and [...]

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    | April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

    The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

    Health news. Another week and yet another food related health scare, or so it would seem if you are sceptical about being told what to eat. The latest UK food scare, if you pay attention to  the news media, concerns the rise of type 2 diabetes. According to National Health Service data since 1996 cases [...]

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    | April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

    CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

    Caribbean news. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials on Tuesday for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medallist’s two year ban. In a scathing 58-page report explaining the decision to uphold Campbell-Brown’s appeal, a CAS [...]

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    | April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • The US – Caribbean’s friend or unintentional foe?

    The US – Caribbean’s friend or unintentional foe?

    Caribbean news. In what has to rate as one of the most insensitive and outrageous demands on a Caribbean country, US government representatives have told the Bahamas government that it must drop “all duties” on US products entering the country as a condition of being admitted to membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Should [...]

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    | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • What the Doctor didn’t tell you when you turned 30

    What the Doctor didn’t tell you when you turned 30

    You passed puberty with its ups and downs, so now you think you are all set with no more worries until you hit menopause sometime in your 50-ies. You are partially right.  In a perfect world you should be able to enjoy the prime years of your life in perfect hormonal balance. Reality check – [...]

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    | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • And the diplomatic award goes to Antigua and Barbuda

    And the diplomatic award goes to Antigua and Barbuda

    Caribbean news. Ambassadors and High Commissioners from over 70 countries (and diplomats from over 100 countries) attended DIPLOMAT magazine’s 2014 annual Awards Ceremony in the glorious surroundings of the Ballroom at The Langham London hotel on Monday 14 April. DIPLOMAT presented 10 awards to some of the most influential diplomats based in the UK. The [...]

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    | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Grandma sues for unwanted stripping

    Grandma sues for unwanted stripping

    Caribbean news. A nursing home is being sued for allegedly hiring strippers to ‘entertain’ its residents on a regular basis. The New York home has been hit by a lawsuit brought by the family of an 85-year-old woman who are seeking a ‘seven-figure’ sum in damages. Bernice Youngblood, who suffers from dementia, was the victim of [...]

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    | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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  • 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 [...]

  • Diaspora News in Brief XI (For the love of acting)
    Diaspora News in Brief XI (For the love of acting)

    In Season II, Episode II presenter David F. Roberts touched base with singer / dancer Valentine. We also caught up with natural health consultant Derin Bepo; academic Dr Hilary Robertson-Hickling and Nollywood award-winning actress Theodora Ibekwe. These interviews took place at the South Bank Night Club in Camberwell.

  • Diaspora News in Brief X (How to preserve your wealth)
    Diaspora News in Brief X (How to preserve your wealth)

    In Season II, Episode I presenter David F. Roberts touched base with authors Sarran Keita and Robin Walker. We also caught up with Sean Freckleton of Affinity Legacy Planning and Nollywood award-winning actress Fatima Maada Bio. These interviews took place at the South Bank Night Club in Camberwell.

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EMI Blaq and Desmond Elliot battle it out in Bridge of Hope

EMI Blaq and Desmond Elliot battle it out in Bridge of Hope

Bridge of Hope (2012) Plot:  A traumatized woman battles to erase the tragic memories of losing all her family members. She finds happiness again in the love of a man, but information that she has withheld from him comes back to haunt her. Cast: Desmond Elliot, Yemi Blaq, Mbong Amata, Barbara Soky, Morris Sesay, Sam Obeakeme Director: Desmond [...]

The Search Starring Van Vicker and Yemi Blaq

The Search Starring Van Vicker and Yemi Blaq

Africa news. The Search (2012) Plot: A madly in love woman who believes that her relationship is alter bound is shocked to the core when her boyfriend dumps her and relocates to Kenya. This star-studded cast comes together to help a friend overcome heartbreak….. Cast: Rukky Sanda, Van Vicker, Nse Ikpe Etim, Yemi Blaq, Susan Peters, David Mckenzie [...]

Uche Jombo dates younger studs In ‘Lagos Cougars’

Uche Jombo dates younger studs In ‘Lagos Cougars’

Lagos Cougars (2013) Africa news. From the stables of Royal Arts Academy, we present the highly anticipated Nollywood blockbuster, Lagos Cougars. This hilarious raunchy chick flick centres on three bored, professional, single women in their 40′s, who decide to let go of their inhibitions by indulging in relationships with younger, hot studs. Make no apologies for following your [...]

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Keeping Up With The Joneses Premiere Video

Keeping Up With The Joneses Premiere Video

Caribbean news. The long awaited video of the hugely successful film premiere of Keeping Up With The Joneses is out…Enjoy! The London premiere of the Caribbean comedy film “Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie” took place on 27 March 2014. The cinema was sold out in advance (not a spare seat in the house!) [...]

Step Aside! It’s the IsisMas carnival launch on Friday

Step Aside! It’s the IsisMas carnival launch on Friday

Caribbean-news. FINALS of the International Carnival Costume Design Competition The seven (7) Carnival Costume Design finalists present their costumes in the finals of the international carnival costume design competition from 10pm on Friday 4th April 2014, at The Royal Lounge, 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA. In November 2013, IsisMas hosted a Carnival Costume Design [...]

Bolt displays daggering skills at Trini Carnival

Bolt displays daggering skills at Trini Carnival

Caribbean news. Usain Bolt‘s “dagger” game is STRONG — and the Olympic legend proved it by bumping, grinding and thrusting away at an insane Carnival party in Trinidad & Tobago … and TMZ Sports has the pics. The World’s Fastest Man was at Momentum nightclub during the Carnival festival last month — and put his [...]

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The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

Health news. Another week and yet another food related health scare, or so it would seem if you are sceptical about being told what to eat. The latest UK food scare, if you pay attention to  the news media, concerns the rise of type 2 diabetes. According to National Health Service data since 1996 cases [...]

Food Fraud on the Rise

Food Fraud on the Rise

Health news. CFSC warns that food fraud is on the rise. If there’s one thing the recent horsemeat scandal has revealed it is that there are plenty of people with food industry access who are little concerned with the health of the consumer’s. This situation is nothing new, you only have to look back at [...]

It’s time to think of your heart

It’s time to think of your heart

Health news. Like it or not we are in the season of hearts and flowers and with it comes the level of spending that would kick-start a flat-lining economy. In the US Valentines day is worth $17 billion to the US economy and in the UK at least £1 billion. If romance isn’t dead then [...]

Entertainment

Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

Caribbean news. Following the premiere, the first set of dates for the wider release of the #KUWTJmovie across London and the UK for May/June 2014 have been confirmed as: Stratford, Clapham and Letchworth. Booking details below. GREAT NEWS – more UK screenings of the hit Caribbean comedy #KUWTJmovie are now confirmed. Let all your family and [...]

Caribbean Media House joins CIBN membership

Caribbean Media House joins CIBN membership

Caribbean news. Ricardo Allen is Jamaican born, raised and educated, and a patriot to his country. His attribute goes beyond having full knowledge of the historical and present television programmes, but also has the knowledge of what viewers like and importantly “dislike. Lillian Allen is of Jamaican parentage with a background of more than 10 [...]

Carnival 2015: New Soca, Young Blood

Carnival 2015: New Soca, Young Blood

Caribbean news. Soca as a musical genre is as distinct from other music as much as a hummingbird is different from a Scarlet Ibis. This can also be said of its artistes. Each one possesses a unique flavour and style that affect what “their Soca” is used for. As Bungi Garlin one said in the [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

Caribbean news. Following the premiere, the first set of dates for the wider release of the #KUWTJmovie across London and the UK for May/June 2014 have been confirmed as: Stratford, Clapham and Letchworth. Booking details below. GREAT NEWS – more UK screenings of the hit Caribbean comedy #KUWTJmovie are now confirmed. Let all your family and [...]

Market Intelligence training for entrepreneurs

Market Intelligence training for entrepreneurs

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 14, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has launched their Market Intelligence Training Workshop road show across CARIFORUM working in partnership with national Business Support Organisations (BSOs) to build capacity for export within the regions private sector. The concept of market intelligence is relatively new to the CARIFORUM [...]

Caribbean Media House joins CIBN membership

Caribbean Media House joins CIBN membership

Caribbean news. Ricardo Allen is Jamaican born, raised and educated, and a patriot to his country. His attribute goes beyond having full knowledge of the historical and present television programmes, but also has the knowledge of what viewers like and importantly “dislike. Lillian Allen is of Jamaican parentage with a background of more than 10 [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

The US – Caribbean’s friend or unintentional foe?

The US – Caribbean’s friend or unintentional foe?

Caribbean news. In what has to rate as one of the most insensitive and outrageous demands on a Caribbean country, US government representatives have told the Bahamas government that it must drop “all duties” on US products entering the country as a condition of being admitted to membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Should [...]

And the diplomatic award goes to Antigua and Barbuda

And the diplomatic award goes to Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean news. Ambassadors and High Commissioners from over 70 countries (and diplomats from over 100 countries) attended DIPLOMAT magazine’s 2014 annual Awards Ceremony in the glorious surroundings of the Ballroom at The Langham London hotel on Monday 14 April. DIPLOMAT presented 10 awards to some of the most influential diplomats based in the UK. The [...]

A.N.R. Robinson – A Remembrance

A.N.R. Robinson – A Remembrance

Caribbean news. Among the many epitaphs and  eulogies to  A.N.R. Robinson may I add my own as a fellow West Indian.  It was as  a West Indian that I knew him first – as a young Member of the House of Assembly of the Federation of The West Indies when I was a member of [...]

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Why There Are No Black People in the Film ‘Noah’

Why There Are No Black People in the Film ‘Noah’

| April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Entertainment news. O.K. let’s see if this makes sense. No doubt, one of the most talked about films so far this year is Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. The film has gotten its share of rave reviews, though there are those who have major problems with it. However, one cannot deny that it is truly an ambitious, [...]

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Lily-white workers wanted says Dutch company

Lily-white workers wanted says Dutch company

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Europe news. “Only whites need apply.” It’s a phrase that would bring any American back to the memories of the segregated south. Except this is a sentiment that was recently expressed in present-day Netherlands, and it was not meant to stir debate about the past. It was a job advertisement. The owner of a Dutch [...]

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Marketing Caffee to help UK charities

Marketing Caffee to help UK charities

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business news. With many charities and not for profit organisations struggling to remain relevant and visible to their intended markets, many have closed up shop. Following work with a few charities CaribDirect Multi-Media has realised that a structured program is needed to provide much needed professional services to charities and not-for-profit organisations committed to making [...]

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10 Mistakes Americans make about the Caribbean

10 Mistakes Americans make about the Caribbean

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. 1. The Caribbean is an Archipelago, a chain of islands. Most Americans believe Jamaica is the Caribbean, They believe that St lucia, Barbados, Trinidad etc are parts of Jamaica. SMH 2. Bermuda is not part of the Caribbean. Bermuda is indeed a beautiful place, actually my second favorite place after St Lucia – [...]

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Norman Girvan: The passing of a Caribbean Patriot

Norman Girvan: The passing of a Caribbean Patriot

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) mourns the passing of a true Caribbean patriot, Professor Norman Girvan. Professor Girvan has contributed immensely to the struggle for social justice, equity, the improvement of the well being and dignity of the ordinary Caribbean man, woman and child and the sovereignty of the region. While a [...]

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A tale of Caribbean Entrepreneurship touches New York

A tale of Caribbean Entrepreneurship touches New York

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean Author, Giftus R John reaches out to Phenomenal Women Book Club  Caribbean news. Basseterre, 11 April 2014 – Caribbean Author, Giftus R John continues to reach out to wider audiences with his book Ma William and Her Circle of Friends and connected with the Phenomenal Women Book Club of New City, NY on 23 March 2014. According [...]

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Open letter to Nation Newspaper on Venezuela situation

Open letter to Nation Newspaper on Venezuela situation

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dear Ms Gittens, Approximately one week ago, you and your Nation Newspaper facilitated the staging of a Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) — a United States of America dominated association of media corporations and media owners. And as was to be expected, the IAPA utilized its Barbados-based [...]

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More UK Screenings of Caribbean Film KUWTJ

More UK Screenings of Caribbean Film KUWTJ

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. To everyone that missed out on seeing the hit Caribbean film (“Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie”) in the historic cinema premiere recently (March 2014) in London, worry no more – some good news is at hand! First, you can feel the excitement and catch up on the great event itself with the [...]

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Caribbean Overseas Territory Representatives meet CIBN

Caribbean Overseas Territory Representatives meet CIBN

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. As the first networking session focusing on trade and investment with a St Lucia theme gathers momentum, CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) Project Director, David F. Roberts met with Overseas Territory Representatives from Bermuda, Montserrat, The Cayman Islands, Anguilla and British Virgin Islands in London on Thursday. These discussions, held at the offices [...]

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Sri Lanka – straining the Commonwealth

Sri Lanka – straining the Commonwealth

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Commonwealth of 53 nations is facing yet another ordeal because of the government of Sri Lanka.  This time the Sri Lankan government is refusing to co-operate with a UN-mandated investigation. On March 21 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution requesting the UN Human Rights Commissioner to undertake “a [...]

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Jamaica earns USD$58 Million from prostitution

Jamaica earns USD$58 Million from prostitution

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A website Havoscope.com, which provides data and information on black market activities around the world, ranks Jamaica 25th in Prostitution Revenue Worldwide. According to the ranking posted March 2014, Jamaica earned US$58 million from the industry, falling behind the Czech Republic which earned US$200m. The number one earner according to the Havoscope.com [...]

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Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after he tested positive for a banned stimulant last June. In the sprinting powerhouse’s capital of Kingston, a three-member panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said its decision was unanimous. “In all the circumstances, [...]

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Business Talk: What is Digital Marketing?

Business Talk: What is Digital Marketing?

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business news. Every company knows what is marketing; marketing has been carried out for many decades, but now there is a new twist to it. In the earlier days, marketing was only about handing out flyers or leaflets, having big billboards across the streets, and word of mouth, even though it still happens, this is [...]

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Caribbean Export launches in-firm design project

Caribbean Export launches in-firm design project

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 9, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Developmental Agency (Caribbean Export) has launched an In-Firm Design and Branding initiative that will provide participating CARIFORUM state firms with technical support and financial assistance for the strengthening of their packaging design and product branding. The In-firm Design and Branding Project is the second phase [...]

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A Woman Named Solitude:Enslavement in Guadeloupe

A Woman Named Solitude:Enslavement in Guadeloupe

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Community news. A Woman Named Solitude: A brief history of the resistance to enslavement in Guadeloupe. Throughout the enslavement of African people, women of African descent have always played their part in bringing down the institution of slavery. Some came from cultures where military disciplines were instilled in them and they used such knowledge to [...]

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Patrick Wasawo joins CIBN membership

Patrick Wasawo joins CIBN membership

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) launched on 13th March 2014 in pleased to introduce Patrick Wasawo as a member of CIBN. See Patrick’s profile below: My name is Patrick Wasawo a Wellness Coach and founder of Wasawo Fitness Ltd a small Fitness and Wellness Company offering: One to One Weight Loss Management and [...]

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Caribbean Business Report: April 7th 2014

Caribbean Business Report: April 7th 2014

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Headlines for April 7th 2014 Caribbean Business Report Register now for inaugural Saint Lucia Investment Forum May 4-6 Monroe College offers Corporate Partnership Programme PM: we cannot close our eyes to economic citizenship Blanchard Combined’s ‘floating bridge’ is best overall science project Blue Waters now bottled in St. Lucia Energy Minister Dr. Fletcher [...]

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Dying Dutch language of Guyana entertains students

Dying Dutch language of Guyana entertains students

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America, but English has been the official language for much less than the 232 years when Dutch was the main medium of communication. The actual words spoken by most Guyanese is an English base creole that is very elastic to various regions and has slight [...]

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