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  • Trinidad Carnival cancellation supported by bandleaders

    Trinidad Carnival cancellation supported by bandleaders

    Caribbean news. THREE south bandleaders will support any decision by the Ministry of Health to delay the 2015 carnival celebrations as a possible measure, to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan, at an Ebola Prevention and sensitisation press conference at the ministry’s Park Street, Port-of-Spain headquarters last week, [...]

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    | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ethnic Monitoring of Firms

    Ethnic Monitoring of Firms

    Business news. Since 2008, ethnic monitoring has almost ‘gone off the boil’, as officials lump business owners under the rubric of either ‘British Whites’ or pejoratively, ‘BME, BAME’ and ‘EMGs’. Stereotyping minorities extends to business and the professions and this is creating uncertainty and is a cause for concern. Those who’re keen to understand the [...]

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    | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Oil Prices Fall Sharply: Will Poor Populations benefit?

    Oil Prices Fall Sharply: Will Poor Populations benefit?

    World news. To anyone living in a developing country that is not an oil-producer, the present drop in the price of oil is very welcome. Ever since the world’s major oil-producing nations, through the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), dramatically increased prices in 1973, the economies of developing countries have struggled. The purpose [...]

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    | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • FAO Caribbean head supports revitalizing regional agriculture

    FAO Caribbean head supports revitalizing regional agriculture

    World news. Paramaribo, Suriname, October 10, 2014 – The critical role of policy development and implementation in the process of revitalizing agriculture sectors in the region was highlighted in a workshop on governance and public policy held at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 in Paramaribo, Suriname.  In a comprehensive presentation to workshop delegates, Dr. [...]

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    | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Family farming: nourishing the world

    Family farming: nourishing the world

    World news. The fight against hunger forges ahead around the world, but with about 805 million people who still do not have enough to eat, a lot more still needs to be done. Sixty-three developing countries have already reached the Millennium Development Goal hunger target of halving the proportion of chronic undernourishment by 2015. What [...]

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    | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Invitation to unveiling of Arthur Wharton stature

    Invitation to unveiling of Arthur Wharton stature

    Dear All I am writing to invite you to join The Football Association and supporters from across the game to a very special occasion.  We will be unveiling a statue of Arthur Wharton, who became the world’s first black professional footballer after signing for Rotherham United in 1889. We are absolutely delighted that this iconic [...]

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    | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Truck kills Vincentian woman at Miami carnival

    Truck kills Vincentian woman at Miami carnival

    Caribbean news. A female Vincentian masquerader died in Miami on Sunday after being struck by a truck providing music for a band in the Miami Broward One Carnival. The woman has been identified as 54-year-old Jacqueline Annette Martin. CBCMiami quoted Miami-Dade Police as saying that Martin was a masquerader in costume from the Mascots International Mas [...]

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    | October 15, 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

The Relationship between Arabs and Afrikans

The Relationship between Arabs and Afrikans

Community news. Arabia is the world’s largest peninsula with an area of 2,600,000 sq km. It is located close to Jordon, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Ethiopia and Djibouti. Originally the people settling in the regions north of the Arabian Peninsula were from diverse ethnic groups which included the Brahuis, a Dravidian speaking people, Turkic, Armenians, [...]

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 [...]

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Invitation to unveiling of Arthur Wharton stature

Invitation to unveiling of Arthur Wharton stature

Dear All I am writing to invite you to join The Football Association and supporters from across the game to a very special occasion.  We will be unveiling a statue of Arthur Wharton, who became the world’s first black professional footballer after signing for Rotherham United in 1889. We are absolutely delighted that this iconic [...]

Miss Zambia UK wins World title

Miss Zambia UK wins World title

Africa news. Ostrava, Czech Republic: Miss Zambia UK, Andella Chileshe Matthews has won the Miss Princess of the World 2014 title in the Czech Republic. Andella was crowned Princess of the World at the 6,000 capacity Čez Arèna in Ostrava, Czech Republic, which was packed to capacity on Friday 10th October 2014.  The first runner-up [...]

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

World news. Is the global response to Ebola in West Africa indifference?  Whatever it is, the response of governments has been abysmal with the single exception of Cuba whose government has sent medical assistance disproportionately large to its size and resources. While the US and China – the two largest economies – have also sent help, [...]

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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 [...]

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Trinidad Carnival cancellation supported by bandleaders

Trinidad Carnival cancellation supported by bandleaders

Caribbean news. THREE south bandleaders will support any decision by the Ministry of Health to delay the 2015 carnival celebrations as a possible measure, to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan, at an Ebola Prevention and sensitisation press conference at the ministry’s Park Street, Port-of-Spain headquarters last week, [...]

Invitation to unveiling of Arthur Wharton stature

Invitation to unveiling of Arthur Wharton stature

Dear All I am writing to invite you to join The Football Association and supporters from across the game to a very special occasion.  We will be unveiling a statue of Arthur Wharton, who became the world’s first black professional footballer after signing for Rotherham United in 1889. We are absolutely delighted that this iconic [...]

Miss Zambia UK wins World title

Miss Zambia UK wins World title

Africa news. Ostrava, Czech Republic: Miss Zambia UK, Andella Chileshe Matthews has won the Miss Princess of the World 2014 title in the Czech Republic. Andella was crowned Princess of the World at the 6,000 capacity Čez Arèna in Ostrava, Czech Republic, which was packed to capacity on Friday 10th October 2014.  The first runner-up [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Trinidad Carnival cancellation supported by bandleaders

Trinidad Carnival cancellation supported by bandleaders

Caribbean news. THREE south bandleaders will support any decision by the Ministry of Health to delay the 2015 carnival celebrations as a possible measure, to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan, at an Ebola Prevention and sensitisation press conference at the ministry’s Park Street, Port-of-Spain headquarters last week, [...]

Ethnic Monitoring of Firms

Ethnic Monitoring of Firms

Business news. Since 2008, ethnic monitoring has almost ‘gone off the boil’, as officials lump business owners under the rubric of either ‘British Whites’ or pejoratively, ‘BME, BAME’ and ‘EMGs’. Stereotyping minorities extends to business and the professions and this is creating uncertainty and is a cause for concern. Those who’re keen to understand the [...]

Caribbean Export and GIZ join forces

Caribbean Export and GIZ join forces

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 13, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has once again partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to support the development of the SERVICES Go Global programme – an instructor-led, competency based export training programme for service providers managed by the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Saint Lucia Can Learn from Antigua and Barbuda

Saint Lucia Can Learn from Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean news. CASTRIES, St Lucia (October 10, 2014) – The announcement last week by the government of Antigua and Barbuda that it had taken decisive action to restructure and merge its various offices in New York to allow them to function as a single unit and save the country thousands of dollars in future operating [...]

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

World news. Is the global response to Ebola in West Africa indifference?  Whatever it is, the response of governments has been abysmal with the single exception of Cuba whose government has sent medical assistance disproportionately large to its size and resources. While the US and China – the two largest economies – have also sent help, [...]

The end of military rule in Fiji: The Commonwealth’s role

The end of military rule in Fiji: The Commonwealth’s role

World news. The value of the Commonwealth of Nations was again evident recently as its perseverance paid off in Fiji. After 8 years, Fiji returned to Commonwealth membership last week following the decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) that “credible elections” had brought to government a political party supported by the majority of [...]

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GUBA EXPO 2014 explodes in Royal Greenwich Borough

GUBA EXPO 2014 explodes in Royal Greenwich Borough

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business news. GUBA EXPO 2014 EXPLODES IN ROYAL GREENWICH BOROUGH GUBA Awards will be hosting a two-day Expo at the Charlton Athletic Football Club (The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton SE7 8BL) on Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of November 2014. The Expo will be taking place from 9am to 6pm for both days. [...]

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Mozambique National and Provincial Elections 2014

Mozambique National and Provincial Elections 2014

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth news. Statement by Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, former Prime Minister of Bahamas and Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, in Maputo, on 10 October 2014: “It is an honour and privilege to have been asked by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to chair the Commonwealth Observer Group for Mozambique’s National and Provincial Elections, taking place [...]

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International Day of the Girl Child 2014

International Day of the Girl Child 2014

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. 10 October 2014 – Speaking ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2014, Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma today said: “Every Commonwealth citizen can and should contribute to a world that is safe from violence against girls. Our 53 governments and the extensive range of Commonwealth organisations that link our [...]

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Tribute to Rafiq Khan

Tribute to Rafiq Khan

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guyana news. I learnt of Rafiq Khan’s passing with a profound sense of sadness.  He and I were rivals when we managed radio stations that competed for audiences and advertising revenue in the 1970s in an era where television did not exist and radio was the only form of electronic communication. But, we were also friends.  [...]

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Protect yourself: Prevent Chikungunya

Protect yourself: Prevent Chikungunya

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. Prevention is better than cure especially when that cure is the future. Presently, there is no known cure for the mosquito borne viral disease, Chikungunya.  Naturally, you recover after a few days. However, joint pain will persist for months for some people. So if you haven’t been “shot” already, it’s in your best [...]

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Coach raises funds for Trinidad and Tobago women’s team

Coach raises funds for Trinidad and Tobago women’s team

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports news. Trinidad and Tobago women’s national soccer team coach Randy Waldrum had to assume the unexpected role of emergency fundraiser. Waldrum, also head coach of the NWSL’s Houston Dash, sent out an urgent plea on Twitter on Wednesday morning. “I need HELP! Trinidad and Tobago sent a team here last night with $500 total. No [...]

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CIBN Caribbean Construction Investment Conference

CIBN Caribbean Construction Investment Conference

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CaribDirect launched in March 2014 ‘The CaribDirect International Business Network’ (CIBN). CIBN which is gaining regional support as a credible option to assisting the Caribbean to stimulate the region’s economies is pleased to introduce CIBN: Caribbean Construction Conference, a high profile business facilitation event for entrepreneurs who operate within the construction sector and [...]

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5th International Steelpan Conference

5th International Steelpan Conference

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

5th International Steelpan Conference 10-12th October, 2014 “The Profound Influence of the Caribbean Carnival Art Forms (steelpan, calypso and masquerade) within the Diaspora and in the Wider World”  Venue: University of East London Cass School of Education and Communities, Stratford, E15 4LZ                          (Parking available; nearest Tube – Stratford – Jubilee Line and Central lines). [...]

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Amidst controversy, Windies make a statement

Amidst controversy, Windies make a statement

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

West Indies cricket. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This maxim seems to perfectly fit this West Indies cricket team. After landing in India, the men in maroon had done nothing of note till the first ball of the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi at the [...]

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Suriname: FAO coordinates dialogue on family farming at Caribbean Week

Suriname: FAO coordinates dialogue on family farming at Caribbean Week

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Paramaibo, Suriname, 7 October 2014 : Under the theme “Transforming Caribbean Agriculture through Family Farming”, the Caribbean Week of Agriculture got off to a strong start on Monday, 6th October with a seminar coordinated and organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The seminar was pivotal in setting [...]

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15 Million Caribbean People Have Reliable Internet Access – ITU

15 Million Caribbean People Have Reliable Internet Access – ITU

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. 15 Million Caribbean People Have Reliable Internet Access – ITU. Mobile subscribers grow while landline decline LONDON/CARIBBEAN (October, 7 2014) – More than 15 million people in the Caribbean had reliable Internet access by the end of 2013, representing 35% of the 43 million people living in the region. Caribbean Internet users represent 0.66% [...]

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Don’t miss Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

Don’t miss Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. There’s still time to send your submissions! 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 [...]

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India, WI start journey for World Cup

India, WI start journey for World Cup

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports news. India’s journey for next year’s World Cup cricket will begin in Kochi in the southern part of the country when they play West Indies in the first of five ODIs on Wednesday. Though conditions in Kochi will not be similar to Australia and New Zealand, the venue of 2015 World Cup, this series [...]

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Phenomenal Woman Conference returns to the Caribbean

Phenomenal Woman Conference returns to the Caribbean

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Waterbury, CT (Sonique Solutions) – The picturesque multi-island state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be the location for the 2015 annual Karen Hinds’ Phenomenal Woman Conference (KHPWC). Now going into its 3rd year, the 2-day event will take place on April 10th-11th 2015 at the Russell’s Complex in Kingstown as it [...]

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Chikungunya or Flu: Tips to get over it

Chikungunya or Flu: Tips to get over it

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s been some confusion about the current epidemic we are experiencing in Jamaica. People in several parishes are experiencing symptoms of severe joint pain, high fevers, rashes, joint swelling and headaches. People are experiencing some or all of said symptoms and it has caused somewhat of a panic. The thing is many Jamaicans aren’t sure [...]

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Dreaded Ebola expected in UK in three weeks

Dreaded Ebola expected in UK in three weeks

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. There is a 50 per cent chance the Ebola virus could reach Britain within three weeks, experts have predicted. The virus is spreading rapidly across West Africa, with more than 3,400 people known to have died and 7,500 infected. Using Ebola spread patterns and airline traffic data a team of U.S. scientists have [...]

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AfroNOIRE: New season, New nails

AfroNOIRE: New season, New nails

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fashion news. As women, we’re always on the lookout for the latest healthier, lighter or more delicate products for our skin, but let’s not forget about the nailcare.  Many nailcare brands are changing their formulas to include less (and in some cases, no) toxins.  Nail Polishes can be gentle on the nails and long-lasting.  So, for [...]

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Abigail Kelly plays Susanna in Opera de Bauge

Abigail Kelly plays Susanna in Opera de Bauge

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. As some of you know we love opera and encourage others to view this art form in order to increase its appeal.  We saw this production in France during the summer by Opera de Bauge where it ran for four weeks  and was sold out for each performance. The French and a lot of people from Britain in the [...]

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