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  • Is Guyana political party PPP guilty of racism?

    Is Guyana political party PPP guilty of racism?

    Dear Editor, Why the PPP keeps Indians out of the army? Fifteen years after the ascension of the Indian-supported PPP to political office the Guyana Defence Force still remains an African-dominated state institution. In fact there are less Indians in the army in 2005 than there were in 1980 when the PNC dictatorship was at [...]

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    | May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • All are invited to Pop Brixton opening tomorrow

    All are invited to Pop Brixton opening tomorrow

    Greetings, Please come along to the opening night on Friday of POP Brixton, our newest attempt to help support local entrepreneurs, start ups and employment. This is an open invitation so I would be grateful if you could pass round your networks. COME AND DISCOVER 10 Street Food Kiosks 7 Retailers 7 Restaurants & Bars [...]

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    | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

    Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

    ZURICH (AP) – Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes “totalling more than $100 million” linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the [...]

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    | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Two shot at Barbados Carnival celebrations

    Two shot at Barbados Carnival celebrations

    Two people were rushed to hospital following a shooting incident this afternoon, which marred today’s Christ Church carnival. Lawmen are currently withholding the names of the victims. However, police spokesman, Acting Superintendent of Police David Welch, who spoke to Barbados TODAY at the scene, confirmed that two males – a 17-year-old and a 26-year-old – were taking [...]

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    | May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Tourism competition is not a guessing game

    Tourism competition is not a guessing game

    The performance of only five of the 14 independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are recorded in the 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Of the 144 countries measured by the Report Barbados is the highest ranked CARICOM country at 46 with Trinidad and Tobago at 69 and Jamaica at [...]

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    | May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Barbados wishes Guyana good fortune for Region’s sake

    Barbados wishes Guyana good fortune for Region’s sake

    Of the 15 countries that make up the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana stands out as having tremendous but untapped development potential. The cooperative republic on the South American mainland is blessed with a total land mass covering an area of 83,000 square miles. To illustrate the sheer vastness of Guyana, Barbados, with an area of [...]

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    | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Aligzander fiftysomethings thoughts: Man in the gutter

    Aligzander fiftysomethings thoughts: Man in the gutter

    “Let me go, I say let me go! If you don’t take your hands off me collar I will…”Then there was heavy breathing, the sound of receding footsteps and then a loud, “thump.” Of course it was quite frightening.  I froze in position as a hand grabbed hold of my neck, from behind.  It was [...]

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    | May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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  • CFDE 2015 Press Conference at SVG High Commission
    CFDE 2015 Press Conference at SVG High Commission

    British Media professionals from both African Caribbean community and mainstream organisations assembled at the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines High Commission in London to witness the formal launch of the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference & Expo 2015. See YouTube video: 

  • Video of Caribbean Knights: CFDE Pre-launch
    Video of Caribbean Knights: CFDE Pre-launch

    Caribbean Knights is the ultimate social event celebrating Caribbean food and drink in London.

  • Just four days left for Caribbean Knights
    Just four days left for Caribbean Knights

    After five weeks of preparation and hard community promotions on Vibes FM, CaribDirect.com and on TCTK Media the organisers of the upcoming Caribbean Knights, CaribDirect Multi-Media and Fairweather Productions are pleased to announce the event is going to be a proper fun night with hot raffles, delicious Caribbean food, comedy from Wayne ‘Dibbi’ Rollins and [...]

African and Caribbean History

The Truth About Jamaica and Jamaicans

The Truth About Jamaica and Jamaicans

Caribbean history. Many have no idea of the truth about the origins of the so called birth of Caribbean nation states and the European forces that continually undermine the economic development of the region. The following video is a mind boggling lecture on the conspiracy to keep black people in the Caribbean subjugated.  

The Jamaica Riverton Fire

The Jamaica Riverton Fire

History often repeats itself, sometimes much to the discomfort of humanity and there is, at times, little or nothing that can be done to prevent repeats especially when it comes natural disasters. Jamaica is no stranger to repeated natural disasters which come annually in the form of hurricanes and floods. Those disasters are always anticipated [...]

Black Saint used to convert slaves to Catholicism

Black Saint used to convert slaves to Catholicism

Historical commentary. The pious figure of a black person is often presented as a subsidiary figure within religious works of early-modern Europe. In the case of St. Benedict of Palermo, however, a man of African descent stands as the full focus of religious devotion. How this humblest of souls attained such an enduring sanctity reveals [...]

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Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

ZURICH (AP) – Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes “totalling more than $100 million” linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the [...]

Mosquito-borne virus Zika threatens Caribbean

Mosquito-borne virus Zika threatens Caribbean

Caribbean news. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health has warned Jamaicans to take necessary precautions in light of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, that could spread to the island. The warning comes after meetings at the World Health Assembly now taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, and subsequent to a warning issued by [...]

Leicester Night club bars Black student from entry

Leicester Night club bars Black student from entry

Wold news. A doorman at a Leicester nightclub has been suspended after a group of students alleged he refused to let them in because of their race. Footage recorded by one of the students shows a bouncer agreeing they were being barred “because they were black”. A statement from Ghost Nightclub said it welcomed people “from [...]

Caines' Commentary Corner

Eat soup and stay Supa!

Eat soup and stay Supa!

Food commentary. There’s something reassuring in the saying, the more things change, the more they are the same. The aphorism can’t always be taken at face value but it does suggest that life is about the fundamentals. Take soup for instance, well this is a feature on food, no matter how fancy we get with [...]

Eat your fill and leave the pills

Eat your fill and leave the pills

Cooking commentary. If you were to do a count of the prescription pills you’ve taken over the last few years would you (a) be surprised that you’ve been so sickly or (b) justify your consumption by claiming you wouldn’t be here today if you hadn’t taken them? If your answer was b, here’s another question [...]

The Poor don’t need to eat Poorly

The Poor don’t need to eat Poorly

Food commentary. In the time that I’ve been doing this article I’ve been acutely aware that income is a major factor in deciding what we eat. Unsuprisingly this situation has been greatly exacerbated by the current economic down-turn. In the UK over the last two years we’ve seen the rise and rise of the discount [...]

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Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

ZURICH (AP) – Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes “totalling more than $100 million” linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the [...]

Two shot at Barbados Carnival celebrations

Two shot at Barbados Carnival celebrations

Two people were rushed to hospital following a shooting incident this afternoon, which marred today’s Christ Church carnival. Lawmen are currently withholding the names of the victims. However, police spokesman, Acting Superintendent of Police David Welch, who spoke to Barbados TODAY at the scene, confirmed that two males – a 17-year-old and a 26-year-old – were taking [...]

Mosquito-borne virus Zika threatens Caribbean

Mosquito-borne virus Zika threatens Caribbean

Caribbean news. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health has warned Jamaicans to take necessary precautions in light of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, that could spread to the island. The warning comes after meetings at the World Health Assembly now taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, and subsequent to a warning issued by [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb arrested on corruption charges

ZURICH (AP) – Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes “totalling more than $100 million” linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the [...]

Tourism competition is not a guessing game

Tourism competition is not a guessing game

The performance of only five of the 14 independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are recorded in the 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Of the 144 countries measured by the Report Barbados is the highest ranked CARICOM country at 46 with Trinidad and Tobago at 69 and Jamaica at [...]

Grenada wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Grenada wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Caribbean news. The Grenada-Cathy John exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 named ‘Pure Grenada’s Rainforest’ has won a Gold Medal. The all-new Show team, led by Grenadian-based designer Cathy John, brought Grenada to life with a fragrant scale representation of the mountainous rainforest and volcanic crater lake at the heart of the island. [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Is Guyana political party PPP guilty of racism?

Is Guyana political party PPP guilty of racism?

Dear Editor, Why the PPP keeps Indians out of the army? Fifteen years after the ascension of the Indian-supported PPP to political office the Guyana Defence Force still remains an African-dominated state institution. In fact there are less Indians in the army in 2005 than there were in 1980 when the PNC dictatorship was at [...]

SVG Ambassador presents credentials in Argentina

SVG Ambassador presents credentials in Argentina

Caribbean news. Kingstown, St. Vincent- The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines continues to demonstrate its dedication towards strengthening its diplomatic relations and partnerships with countries around the world especially through South-South relations. As a testament of this thrust, on April 23rd, 2015 His Excellency Andreas Wickham presented Letters of Credence to Argentinean Vice-President, [...]

Guyanese electorate showed maturity

Guyanese electorate showed maturity

Caribbean news. In what turned-out to be a very close general election the twenty-two and a half years reign of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) as the government of Guyana has come to an end.  By a narrow margin of just over 5,000 votes it fell four and a half years short of the rule [...]

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Significant oil find off Guyana’s coast

Significant oil find off Guyana’s coast

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A decades-long search for oil offshore Guyana has finally yielded success with Exxon Mobil Corporation reporting a “significant oil discovery”. The Exxon Mobil press release issued today follows:  Liza-1 well encounters more than 295 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs  Well is first on 6.6-million acre Stabroek Block and drilled to [...]

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ICC committee reviews playing conditions

ICC committee reviews playing conditions

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After the completion of the 50-over cricket World Cup, it’s time for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take a re-look at the game. Acknowledging that the balance had shifted too much in favour of batsmen in the limited-overs format, the ICC Cricket Committee on Monday recommended the removal of batting powerplay besides allowing five [...]

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Water is no substitute for formula and can cause death

Water is no substitute for formula and can cause death

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. A new baby is expensive— the cost of diapers, formula, and baby supplies adds up quickly. Unfortunately, one Georgia couple’s inability to pay for formula resulted in the death of their young one. According to Daily Mail, the baby’s mother, Lauren Fristid, wasn’t producing enough breast milk. But instead of adding formula to supplement, [...]

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Warne, Tendulkar plan T20 cricket in USA

Warne, Tendulkar plan T20 cricket in USA

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sports news. The world has witnessed some great battles between Indian great Sachin Tendulkar and Australian wizard Shane Warne on the cricket field. But after hanging up their boots, it’s time to work together for them. According to some reports in the media the cricket greats are planning to start a new Twenty20 competition for [...]

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Role model Harvard Grad turns out to be a crook

Role model Harvard Grad turns out to be a crook

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. Corey Lamont Waller’s rags to riches story is often used as an example to African-Americans from impoverished backgrounds. Waller’s exemplary life story took an unexpected turn, however, when he was arrested and charged with possession of 200-400 pounds of marijuana. Waller grew up in the projects of Louisville with his single mother, was [...]

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Saint Vincent ‘Building Capacity in trade in Services’ week

Saint Vincent ‘Building Capacity in trade in Services’ week

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Commerce and Information Technology in collaboration with the SVG Coalition of Service Industries will be hosting a Services Week under the theme ”Building Capacity in trade in Services” from 18 22 May 2015. The main objectives of the week would be: i.               To update stakeholders on [...]

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Starvation blamed for Bajan boy’s suicide

Starvation blamed for Bajan boy’s suicide

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. St Lucy district in Barbados is shattered by news of apparent suicide. Twelve-year-old Shamar Weekes had big dreams of becoming a lawyer someday. However, following his untimely passing on Saturday, he will never have the opportunity to represent anyone, much less himself in court. Ironically, many residents in Shamar’s sleepy rural district, known [...]

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CFDE Press Conference hailed as resounding success

CFDE Press Conference hailed as resounding success

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CaribDirect Multi-Media and Fairweather Productions in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives delivered an informative and inspiring press conference to introduce the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference & Expo 2015 to British media. On Tuesday 12th May 2015 Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 was delivered to a packed room of print, radio, [...]

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CPL hopes to have Indian players soon

CPL hopes to have Indian players soon

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sports news. The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) formed on the lines of the world’s most popular Twenty20 tournament the Indian Premier League (IPL) has already caught the imagination of the Island nations. However, they still miss Indian players playing in the league due to the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) dictact which [...]

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Caribbean Food Expo Jerk Stands Sold Out!

Caribbean Food Expo Jerk Stands Sold Out!

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. With just under eight weeks to go for the first Caribbean Food and Drink Expo in London, the organisers of Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 are pleased to announce that 4 of the jerk stands available are now sold out. Details of the stand holders can be seen on www.caribbeanfoodanddrinkexpo.com. Persons wanting [...]

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T&T could be awarded silver medal from US Olympics cheats

T&T could be awarded silver medal from US Olympics cheats

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A day after they stripped the U.S. men’s sprint relay team of its silver medal from the 2012 London Games, officials with the International Olympic Committee still had some decisions to make. The IOC could bump third-place Trinidad and Tobago into the second spot and award the bronze to fourth-place France. “I look [...]

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Retired Army General new President of Guyana

Retired Army General new President of Guyana

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A retired army general, David Granger, is expected to become Guyana’s new president, the election board says. His A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition won by a slim margin. Guyanese politics is divided on racial lines; the Indian-dominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) has held power for 23 years. [...]

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Phase 2 of Grenada’s General Hospital continues

Phase 2 of Grenada’s General Hospital continues

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Work has started in earnest on what is popularly referred to as the metal/steel structure at the St. George’s General Hospital. On Tuesday an official from the Government Information Services (GIS) made a visit to the site where workmen were observed welding and bolting metal frames while crane operators were also seen moving heavy building [...]

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Antiguan tree-huggers protest Guiana Island development

Antiguan tree-huggers protest Guiana Island development

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. An international environmental organisation has given its backing to a growing protest in Antigua against a massive development on its environmentally protected North shore. The announcement came on the same day as the Antigua Conversation Society launched a petition which gained 850+ signatures in the first 24 hours. The Mangrove Action Project, which [...]

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Leader of attack Narine back for KKR

Leader of attack Narine back for KKR

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sports news. After days of suspense and confusion, the BCCI, on Thursday, finally cleared Sunil Narine to bowl his off-breaks. The decision, however, comes with a rider that if the Kolkata Knight Riders spinner is reported again, he would be straightaway banned for this season. But that did not deter the defending champions to pick their mystery [...]

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Plane crashes in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Plane crashes in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. On Monday 11th May 2015 a US registered light twin engine aircraft (registered as N504ME) which was en route from George Charles Airport in St. Lucia to E.T. Joshua Airport, reported at about 2:27 pm that it had a slight problem and requested priority for landing. The aircraft was reported to be about [...]

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Young Black woman upsets tradition of legal system

Young Black woman upsets tradition of legal system

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest qualified barrister in more than 600 years She passed her Graduate Diploma in Law at the tender age of just 17 Miss Turnquest will return to the US to chase her dream of being a fashion lawyer An American teenager has become the youngest person in more than 600 years [...]

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Haiti’s debt to France to be canceled

Haiti’s debt to France to be canceled

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Those present, including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit, immediately gave him a standing ovation, while other members of the delegation broke down into tears upon hearing the announcement. President Francois Hollande announced today, during the official unveiling of the Memorial ACTe in [...]

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