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  • Usain Bolt Races on the Beach in Rio

    Usain Bolt Races on the Beach in Rio

    Caribbean news. Usain Bolt ran his first 100m race of 2014, winning with a time of 10.06 seconds. The race took place on Sunday on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero. Bolt missed the beginning of the 2014 season while recovering from a foot injury. He returned and led Jamaica to the gold medal in the [...]

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    | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Steelpan movie Panomundo to premiere in London

    Steelpan movie Panomundo to premiere in London

    Caribbean news. UK/USA (August 20, 2014)  Award-winning filmmakers Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper will premiere their documentary, Panomundo, in London in autumn. The feature-length film about the history of the steelpan and its global influence, will be shown during the Bringing Sunshine to London series as part of Black History Month in October 2014. [...]

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    | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

    Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

    Caribbean news. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” [...]

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    | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • St. Lucia: Suzie d’Auvergne passes away after illness

    St. Lucia: Suzie d’Auvergne passes away after illness

    Caribbean news. Suzie d’Auvergne L.L.B. QC, OBE, former High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Saint Lucia Circuit), has passed away. After five years of private practice, having been called to the Bar on January 9, 1975, she joined the Civil Service as a Magistrate in 1984 despite the discouragement of her colleagues [...]

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    | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Caribbean Export strengthens relations in the DR

    Caribbean Export strengthens relations in the DR

    Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 12, 2014.  Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton addressed an audience of beneficiaries and key partners and extended congratulations to the firms that recently were awarded grants under the Agency’s Direct Assistance Grant Scheme yesterday evening. Throughout the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme [...]

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    | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Making smoothies is trending

    Making smoothies is trending

    Health news. In case you haven’t heard, juicing and making smoothies is trending.  Recent claims have promised that drinking fresh-pressed juices can help you – lose weight, – boost immunity, – prevent cancer – cleanse your system  Should I juice my veggies or should I blend them?   Comparing juicing with blending is like comparing jogging [...]

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    | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • SVG: Possible causes of Tiger Shark death

    SVG: Possible causes of Tiger Shark death

    In Shark Week, Shark CSI in the Grenadines Clifton, August 15, 2014 – SusGren reports back on efforts to determine the cause of death of the tiger shark that was recently found floating dead in the Grenadines. Caribbean news. Less than two weeks ago we reported on the unusual occurrence of a dead tiger shark [...]

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    | August 17, 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

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. [...]

Traditions in African Guyanese childcare practices

Traditions in African Guyanese childcare practices

Community news. When enslaved people were transported to the Caribbean and America’s during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, they took with them their cultural beliefs and practices. Various customs that make up the African Guyanese culture have their roots in West African traditions that survived, despite efforts to stamp out all forms of African cultural [...]

Hot Topics

Steelpan movie Panomundo to premiere in London

Steelpan movie Panomundo to premiere in London

Caribbean news. UK/USA (August 20, 2014)  Award-winning filmmakers Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper will premiere their documentary, Panomundo, in London in autumn. The feature-length film about the history of the steelpan and its global influence, will be shown during the Bringing Sunshine to London series as part of Black History Month in October 2014. [...]

Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

Caribbean news. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” [...]

Announcing Ms Trinidad & Tobago UK 2014

Announcing Ms Trinidad & Tobago UK 2014

Caribbean news. In conjunction with the United Kingdom other Caribbean countries and the world. Sponsored by Caribbean Airlines-Design Essential Supported by The Yaa Assantwaa- Tobago House of Assembly- Cascadia Hotel- Lyn Manor Villa Tobago-Kbell Cosmetic- Soca News-Albert St Clair Photography -Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company-The Carnival Village. THEME: In Celebration of Women of Our [...]

Caines' Commentary Corner

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 [...]

We need to raise our per day fruit and veg intake

We need to raise our per day fruit and veg intake

Health news. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you were doing well getting in your fruit and vegetable five-a-day but I’ve got some bad news for you: the latest thinking is that we all need to be eating a seven-a-day diet. What’s more that thinking comes with the conclusion that those eating a seven a [...]

Entertainment

Steelpan movie Panomundo to premiere in London

Steelpan movie Panomundo to premiere in London

Caribbean news. UK/USA (August 20, 2014)  Award-winning filmmakers Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper will premiere their documentary, Panomundo, in London in autumn. The feature-length film about the history of the steelpan and its global influence, will be shown during the Bringing Sunshine to London series as part of Black History Month in October 2014. [...]

Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

Caribbean news. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” [...]

Toronto Reggae Fest is here: Beres, Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley and more

Toronto Reggae Fest is here: Beres, Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley and more

Saturday: Doors at 3pm On or around 3:30pm Maxi Priest will take the stage for a FULL band performance. Then at 5:00pm Mr. Vegas and his band will energize the crowd and make sure everyone isBlessed. Then at 6:00pm Mr. Singy Singy himself Tarrus Riley with his Blacksoil band will demonstrate why they call him [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

Seaborne Airlines makes traveling throughout the Caribbean Easier

Caribbean news. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” [...]

Caribbean Export strengthens relations in the DR

Caribbean Export strengthens relations in the DR

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 12, 2014.  Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton addressed an audience of beneficiaries and key partners and extended congratulations to the firms that recently were awarded grants under the Agency’s Direct Assistance Grant Scheme yesterday evening. Throughout the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme [...]

CPL already touted as a success in Saint Kitts and Nevis

CPL already touted as a success in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 15, 2014 (SKNIS): West Indies cricket news. St. Kitts and Nevis’ participation in the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament has been widely considered a success with one more game left to be played. CPL Director Tom Moody reflected on the games at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium, which included [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Scotland’s Independence: Should the Commonwealth Caribbean care?

Scotland’s Independence: Should the Commonwealth Caribbean care?

Caribbean news. On September 18, the electorate in Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide if Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom (UK).   A vote for independence will have far-reaching implications for both Scotland and what remains of the UK – England, Wales and Northern Ireland. BBC Radio Scotland interviewed me this [...]

No Caribbean appetite for a rum fight

No Caribbean appetite for a rum fight

Caribbean news. It is alarming that Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, John Beale, has publicly stated that CARICOM (the 15-nation Caribbean Community) is “inactive” and needs to take a position on the issue of Caribbean rums being wiped-out of the US market. Inactivity is not in the interest of CARICOM rum producers and governments.  They have much [...]

Sir Hilary addresses H.O.C on Reparations

Sir Hilary addresses H.O.C on Reparations

Address delivered by professor Sir Hilary Beckles, chairman of the CARICOM reparations commission, house of commons, parliament of great Britain, committee room 14, Thursday, July 16, 2014, 9:00 p.m. Madam Chair, the distinguished member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, other distinguished members of the House of Lords, and House of [...]

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Be a Teen Star register with Miss Teen Caribbean UK today

Be a Teen Star register with Miss Teen Caribbean UK today

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Miss Teen Caribbean UK Ltd is gearing up to host the most anticipated talented teen pageant in the UK Caribbean Diaspora this summer 2014. It is the only talented teen pageant that caters for the entire UK Caribbean Diaspora. The objective of the pageant is to select a teen ambassador that can represent [...]

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A special tribute to the inspirational Dr Maya Angelou

A special tribute to the inspirational Dr Maya Angelou

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Write Thing & Fairweather Productions presents IN CELEBRATION OF OUR CULTURE A Black History Month Event Hosted by Juliet Alexander BBC A Special Tribute To The Inspirational Dr MAYA ANGELOU in Song, Dance, Film, Laugher & Spoken Word, IDMC GOSPEL CHOIR DIANE ABBOTT MP DONA CAROLL (Dr who) NAIROBI THE CARIBBEAN BALLETPART 2 LAUGH [...]

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BVI Biwater Desalination Plant on target

BVI Biwater Desalination Plant on target

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. BVI Minister of Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool reports, ‘Yesterday afternoon, I went on a tour of the Biwater Desalination Plant in Paraquita Bay, along with Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Anthony McMaster, as work continues to improve the supply of potable water in the Territory. The tour was [...]

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Spanish National Charged in Death of “Junk A Body”

Spanish National Charged in Death of “Junk A Body”

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Ramon Palmer of Wades Garden was yesterday arrested and charged in the death of well known personality and mechanic Brian “Junk a Body” Francis. Junk A Body became a household name in the 80′s for not only his mechanical skills but also his motorcycle skills. Stories of his Motorcycle stunts and exploits are [...]

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Saint Lucian born footballer signs deal with Premier League club

Saint Lucian born footballer signs deal with Premier League club

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014 – Saint Lucian born footballer Janoi Donacien who turns 21 in November 2014, signed a new two-year deal in July with the Premier League club Aston Villa that he joined in 2009. Donacien had moved to Luton in the United Kingdom with his parents in 2001, and just two years ago, [...]

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The moral outcry for justice in St Lucia

The moral outcry for justice in St Lucia

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. As a vital institution of state that ought not to be handicapped, the current justice system in Saint Lucia should be a major embarrassment for the authorities and the political establishment, under the guidance of prime minister Dr Kenny Anthony — a distinguished constitutional lawyer — and the minister for justice, home affairs [...]

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CaribbeanTales Film Festival 2014 seeks talent

CaribbeanTales Film Festival 2014 seeks talent

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Caribbean news. CaribbeanTales Film Festival 2014 shines spotlight on regional talent Toronto, ON (Sonique Solutions) – The successful and highly respected CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates its 9th annual edition in 2014. This unique event which takes place in the metropolitan city of Toronto from September 3rd to 13th will highlight the many facets [...]

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St Kitts delivers exciting CPL experience

St Kitts delivers exciting CPL experience

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 08, 2014 (SKNIS): Caribbean news. “This is one of the best places to host cricket. People are having a good time, man. The music, the camaraderie, all of that is adding to [the excitement] that is happening here under the lights.” These were some of the sentiments expressed by members of [...]

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Caribbean Export invites you to China Summit

Caribbean Export invites you to China Summit

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Invitation to CARIFORUM BSOs (Business Support Organizations) to participate in the 8th China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Business Summit, September 12-13 2014, Changsha City, Hunan Province China   Caribbean Export would like to invite you to participate in the 8th China-LAC Business Summit to be held in Changsha City, Hunan Province, China, [...]

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The Most Destructive Myths About Ebola Virus, Debunked

The Most Destructive Myths About Ebola Virus, Debunked

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. Myths and rumors about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are hindering health workers from doing their jobs abroad and causing unnecessary panic and paranoia in the United States. Here’s the truth about some of the most common misconceptions about Ebola virus: Myth: Ebola virus is airborne, waterborne or spreads through casual contact. Truth: Ebola [...]

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Cojie unleashes his fiery ‘Rootikal Warriah’ mix

Cojie unleashes his fiery ‘Rootikal Warriah’ mix

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Music news. The Mighty Crown mixes keep BLAZING! The latest addition to ‘The Far East Rulers’ fiery mix catalogue hails from ace Mighty Crown selector Cojie. Known for his sick mixes and passion for music, Cojie thrives as Mighty Crown’s music conneiseur. We encourage you to sit back and indulge in this conscious, uplifting and [...]

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Commonwealth mediation training for disputes

Commonwealth mediation training for disputes

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

06 August 2014 – Commonwealth news. Senior officials from 14 national human rights commissions from around the Commonwealth will meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, later this month for a week-long training exercise to explore ways of preventing, managing and resolving human rights related disputes. The Commonwealth Secretariat will conduct this training with ACCORD, the African [...]

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Annual Prudential RideLondon weekend

Annual Prudential RideLondon weekend

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports news. The annual Prudential RideLondon weekend festival of cycling is taking place this weekend. There are lots of places to watch the events. Roads and bridges on and around the routes will be closed to traffic. Road users are advised to avoid the affected areas wherever possible. Buses will be on diversion or stop [...]

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Mighty Sparrow comes to London

Mighty Sparrow comes to London

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The man who brought you Jean and Dinah, 50,000 Frenchmen cant be wrong, London Bridge is falling down and many other classic calypsos, Slinger ‘ Mighty Sparrow’ Francisco is coming to the Carnival Village next week.

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CPL players excited to be in Saint Kitts

CPL players excited to be in Saint Kitts

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 06, 2014 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis has received a thumbs up from team officials as matches for the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 enter a critical stage of the competition. Three of the top four teams vying for an automatic spot in the finals take the field at the [...]

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SVG: Gonsalves takes over ECCB Chair

SVG: Gonsalves takes over ECCB Chair

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Caribbean news. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves took over the Chairmanship of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), at the 79th meeting of the Monetary Council PM having accepted the chairmanship from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny [...]

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Bolt steals the show to take CWG gold

Bolt steals the show to take CWG gold

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt stole the show to give the Commonwealth Games the moment it had been waiting for by leading Jamaica to gold in the 4×100 metres relay on Saturday. After weeks of build-up, anticipation and controversy, eight-times world champion Bolt delighted the Hampden Park crowd as he raced down the [...]

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Jamaica braces for Ebola Disease

Jamaica braces for Ebola Disease

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Caribbean news. The Ministry of Health says it is strengthening its preparedness measures and will increase efforts to make Jamaicans become more vigilant about the Ebola virus currently plaguing West Africa. This follows a recent meeting led by Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson with health officials including Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse. Dr [...]

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Olive’s Live Talk: Feeding the Soul

Olive’s Live Talk: Feeding the Soul

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. When we think of nourishment we think mainly of what we eat. Nourishment is far deeper and greater, as it is, all the things that we consume. It is the words we use, the programmes we watch, the music we listen to, the people we surround ourselves with, how we communicate, our behaviour, [...]

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