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  • CaribbeanTales acquires New Slate of Films

    CaribbeanTales acquires New Slate of Films

    Caribbean news. CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) has recently amped up its efforts to boost the global Caribbean film industry via new acquisitions to its growing film roster. The initiative is an integral part of CTWD’s ‘3D Distribution Project’, financed by the EU’s ACPCultures+ Program. The new acquisitions include feature length films, documentaries, short-films, and episodic [...]

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    | April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Mind, Body & Hair: Afro Hair & Beauty next week

    Mind, Body & Hair: Afro Hair & Beauty next week

    Caribbean news. Afro Hair and Beauty LIVE 2015 promises its patrons a holistic experience focusing on Hair, Beauty and Well-being. We at Afro Hair and Beauty champion the message a beautiful inside radiates beauty outside. So we are proud to introduce a number of products featuring for the first time at this year’s show,  geared [...]

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    | April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Lukewarm to the Commonwealth?

    Lukewarm to the Commonwealth?

    Caribbean news. The political parties contesting the May 7 general election in Britain have now published their manifestoes and my friend and colleague, Professor Philip Murphy, found in them a ‘decidedly lukewarm attitude’ to the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations. He notes that the Labour manifesto “makes only a couple of brief mentions of the Commonwealth. [...]

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    | April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Caribbean Knights

    Caribbean Knights

    Born out of the CaribDirect Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Expo a collaboration with Fairweather Productions and in association Black Cultural Archives, Caribbean Knights is intended to be the ultimate social event in the United Kingdom celebrating Caribbean food and drink. Planned for quarterly events Caribbean Knights will appeal to African Caribbean and other [...]

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    | April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

    CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

    Caribbean news. Please be advised that the deadline for food stands to be secured (purchased) for the Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 (CFDE) at the historic, Windrush Square Brixton South London on Sunday 12th July 2015, is Friday 29th May 2015. No food stand applications will be considered after this date. To avoid disappointment [...]

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    | April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • First Anguilla Sculpture Symposium Launches

    First Anguilla Sculpture Symposium Launches

    Caribbean news. From November 9th to 27th internationally renowned sculptors, all members of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, will pack their chisels and hammers and head to the First Anguilla Sculpture Symposium – the first event of its kind in the Caribbean. This select group of artists will create unique public sculptures for permanent [...]

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    | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Londoner returns to the UK to launch  healing Pimento oil

    Londoner returns to the UK to launch healing Pimento oil

    A former Londoner is returning home to the UK to launch an organic ‘healing’ oil range following successful launches in the United States, Australia and Jamaica. During a trip to Jamaica from the US in 2008, Sandra Gustard, better known as Lady English, founder of Fountain Pimento Oil, discovered the healing benefits of the island’s [...]

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    | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Featured Videos

Featured Videos
  • 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 [...]

  • Diversity Matters Seminar trailer
    Diversity Matters Seminar trailer

    Here’s the mini version of the video produced for the African Caribbean Reflections in British Media: Diversity Matters seminar held on 17th December 2014.

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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CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

Caribbean news. Please be advised that the deadline for food stands to be secured (purchased) for the Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 (CFDE) at the historic, Windrush Square Brixton South London on Sunday 12th July 2015, is Friday 29th May 2015. No food stand applications will be considered after this date. To avoid disappointment [...]

7th Annual Grenadian Heritage Day

7th Annual Grenadian Heritage Day

Saturday, 4th July 2015   – 1.00pm – 7.30pm Caribbean news. Grenadian community groups in the UK  and the High Commission for Grenada, will be hosting the 7th Annual Grenadian Heritage Day on Saturday, 4th July 2015 at The Old Lyonian Sports and Social Club, 74 Pinner View, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4QF. The Annual Grenadian Heritage [...]

Caribbean Cooks and Drink makers needed for May event

Caribbean Cooks and Drink makers needed for May event

Are you an experienced cook, chef, pastry maker, drink manufacturer or home drink expert from a Caribbean background? Can you make Caribbean delicacies such as sugar cake, tamarind balls, nut cake, guava cheese, mauby, sorrel drink, ginger beer and so on? If you answered yes to any one of these questions we’d like to speak [...]

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 [...]

Entertainment

CaribbeanTales acquires New Slate of Films

CaribbeanTales acquires New Slate of Films

Caribbean news. CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) has recently amped up its efforts to boost the global Caribbean film industry via new acquisitions to its growing film roster. The initiative is an integral part of CTWD’s ‘3D Distribution Project’, financed by the EU’s ACPCultures+ Program. The new acquisitions include feature length films, documentaries, short-films, and episodic [...]

CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

Caribbean news. Please be advised that the deadline for food stands to be secured (purchased) for the Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 (CFDE) at the historic, Windrush Square Brixton South London on Sunday 12th July 2015, is Friday 29th May 2015. No food stand applications will be considered after this date. To avoid disappointment [...]

AfroAsia Week UK 2015 – “Not Just A Minority”

AfroAsia Week UK 2015 – “Not Just A Minority”

World news. AfroAsia Week UK is a Non Profit Organisation working to improve community cohesion, social integration and celebrate African and Asian heritage. This year we will hold a special 2 day event to showcase foods, fashion, business, culture and traditions of individuals in Great Britain who are of African or Asian Heritage encouraging social [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

CaribbeanTales acquires New Slate of Films

CaribbeanTales acquires New Slate of Films

Caribbean news. CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) has recently amped up its efforts to boost the global Caribbean film industry via new acquisitions to its growing film roster. The initiative is an integral part of CTWD’s ‘3D Distribution Project’, financed by the EU’s ACPCultures+ Program. The new acquisitions include feature length films, documentaries, short-films, and episodic [...]

Caribbean Knights

Caribbean Knights

Born out of the CaribDirect Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Expo a collaboration with Fairweather Productions and in association Black Cultural Archives, Caribbean Knights is intended to be the ultimate social event in the United Kingdom celebrating Caribbean food and drink. Planned for quarterly events Caribbean Knights will appeal to African Caribbean and other [...]

CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

CFDE Food Stand Deadline: May 29th 2015

Caribbean news. Please be advised that the deadline for food stands to be secured (purchased) for the Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 (CFDE) at the historic, Windrush Square Brixton South London on Sunday 12th July 2015, is Friday 29th May 2015. No food stand applications will be considered after this date. To avoid disappointment [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Xenophobia: Immigrants to South Africa not stealing jobs

Xenophobia: Immigrants to South Africa not stealing jobs

World news. With every outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa, the refrain is the same. “The kwerekwere are stealing our jobs,” people say. Shops are torched. Streets are barricaded. Tyres are set alight. Rocks become weapons. People are hacked, stabbed, shot and burned to death. Jubilant mobs hound Somalis, Mozambicans, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis [...]

Giving Way to ‘Proportional Representation’:

Giving Way to ‘Proportional Representation’:

Political commentary. In recent years, there has been a gradual wane in the two-tier Party system as voters show frustration with levels of cronyism, nepotism, staleness and bland policy ideas. Essentially, traditionalism has given way to modernity with the influx of young and emerging sophisticated voters including women and young professionals who are no longer [...]

Are Jamaican roads being fixed for Obama visit

Are Jamaican roads being fixed for Obama visit

Almost two weeks before US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Jamaica; the government stated that a massive repaving programme across sections of the Corporate Area will be done. Many have assumed that President Obama coming to the island is the cause of such a renovation. It is no question that numerous roads [...]

Recent Posts

Dominica government to ban pit latrines

Dominica government to ban pit latrines

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Residents of the Tete Morne Community may soon say good bye to pit latrines as EC$ 100,000 has been made available from the government to kick start the process in eradicating them. The cheque presentation was made on Wednesday by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit during the  14th inauguration of the Tete Morne village Council. [...]

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St. Vincent airport Invitation to Tender

St. Vincent airport Invitation to Tender

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The International Airport Development Company Limited (IADC) is seeking Proposals for the following concessions at the Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Food, Beverage, Retail and Duty Free Concessions  OBJECTIVE The International Airport Development Company Limited (IADC) is hereby inviting Requests for Proposals from suitably qualified firms with demonstrable experiences that [...]

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Miss Barbados UK: The Final Countdown

Miss Barbados UK: The Final Countdown

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. With just only a few days until coronation night, the Miss Barbados UK delegates are making their final preparations to impress the judges. The three month intensive training and educational programme has come to an end and the top scorers in various judged segments have been announced. Marika Kinch came out on top [...]

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Bolt eyes triple-triple

Bolt eyes triple-triple

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sports news. Sprint great Usain Bolt Bolt revealed he was aiming for a landmark ‘triple-triple’ by winning three more golds in Rio next year. The Jamaican is two-thirds of the way towards his goal, having triumphed in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. He also revealed [...]

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A Classic Afternoon of Operatic Elegance

A Classic Afternoon of Operatic Elegance

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Entertainment news. NATALIA DOPWELL, brilliant Soprano from Trinidad & Tobago, in recital with Polish pianist and accompanist, DOMINKA GLAPIAK 2.00pm on Saturday 9thMay, 2015 Venue: Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2JQ Natalia Dopwell We are extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to hear Natalia Dopwell sing in London, immediately following two [...]

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No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Social commentary. Christmas, the day after, in 2004, following the presidential re-election of George W. Bush. I am staring out of the window in an extremely dark mood, feeling helpless. Then a friend, a fellow artist, calls to wish me happy holidays. He asks, “How are you?” And instead of “Oh, fine—and you?”, I blurt [...]

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Orphans of Obama’s legacy?

Orphans of Obama’s legacy?

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Undoubtedly both Presidents Raul Castro of Cuba and Barack Obama warrant credit for breaking the 54-year old barrier to the establishment of diplomatic relations between their two countries.  But, President Obama deserves greater praise because he took greater risks and bucked strong opposition in the United States Congress and from the anti-Castro Cuban-American community whose [...]

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Antigua and Barbuda prolonged drought is cause for concern

Antigua and Barbuda prolonged drought is cause for concern

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. With the Meteorological Office predicting continued drought conditions for Antigua and Barbuda, Prime Minister, the Hon Gaston Browne, is assuring the country that despite the challenges brought by the lack of adequate rainfall, his government is determined to ensure that water is available for households. Information coming out of the Met Office speaks [...]

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Jamaica Schools Challenge Quiz

Jamaica Schools Challenge Quiz

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Every year a number of prominent and not so prominent high schools compete for prestigious prizes in the battle of the minds dubbed ‘Schools Challenge Quiz’. The competition is designed to challenge the minds of the participants to present answers to questions touching on main subject areas such as mathematics, English, sciences, religion, [...]

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Caribbean Knights delights beyond expectations

Caribbean Knights delights beyond expectations

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. It was an evening to behold. The highly anticipated and much publicized Caribbean Knights has hit the mark of being regarded as a quality event with tremendous potential. Staged at the Kensington Close Hotel in London last Saturday 11th April, the pre-launch to the upcoming Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Expo 2015 [...]

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Dominica PM under pressure to ban JA artiste ‘Alkaline’

Dominica PM under pressure to ban JA artiste ‘Alkaline’

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is stating that unless there is a security risk, Jamaican artiste Earlan ‘Alkaline’ Bartley cannot be prevented from performing in Dominica. Just last week Vice President of Dominica Association of Evangelist Churches (DAEC), Arlington Wilson, said artistes like Alkaline should not be allowed to perform in Dominica and the association [...]

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EX-Liverpool ace Collymore set for Legends event

EX-Liverpool ace Collymore set for Legends event

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sports news. Football pundit to help promote tournament set for June 2015 Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore is the latest top Premier League legend to confirm he will compete in Trinidad & Tobago among a host of famous names set to play in a major new tournament scheduled for June 2015. This news comes hot [...]

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Former NFL Rapist sentenced to penile examination for life

Former NFL Rapist sentenced to penile examination for life

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is now one of the most despised men in the nation after being convicted of numerous rape charges all around the country.   Sharper committed the horrible task of drugging multiple women to prepare them to be sexually assaulted while they remained unconscious. Sharper’s sentence not only includes at least [...]

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US and the Caribbean: brief summits not enough

US and the Caribbean: brief summits not enough

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. US President Barack Obama and Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller have pronounced his visit to Jamaica and their bilateral discussions to be a success.   What is certain is that media coverage of Obama’s visit and his late night call at the Bob Marley museum where the President declared “I still have all his [...]

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Highly publicised Caribbean Knights tomorrow

Highly publicised Caribbean Knights tomorrow

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Caribbean Knights, the much talked about and highly publicised social event created by  CaribDirect Multi-Media and Fairweather Productions as the pre-launch for the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Expo 2015 is nearing full capacity of 200 people. Advertised on the popular VibesFM community radio station, DJ Mr P’s extensive SMS platform and [...]

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12 Year Old Jamaican Stabbed to Death At School

12 Year Old Jamaican Stabbed to Death At School

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A grade six student, Shyheim Lewis, was fatally stabbed by his classmate shortly after break in the morning on March 30th at his primary school known as Barrett Town All Age School. According to www.jamaicaobserver.com, It was alleged that about 10:30 am a fight broke out between Lewis and one of his classmates. The cause [...]

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Miss Trinidad & Tobago UK Teen Talent recruiting now

Miss Trinidad & Tobago UK Teen Talent recruiting now

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Come and celebrate and participate in Ms Trinidad and Tobago UK National Queen Pageant  and Cultural Showcase  on the 26th September.  This year theme “ Tobago our Sister Isle” Flora & Fona. We are inviting young ladies ages  13yrs -30 yrs, residing in the United Kingdom of Trinidad  and Tobago parentage (at least [...]

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Steve McQueen receives Grenada Independence Award

Steve McQueen receives Grenada Independence Award

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, April 1, 2015-GIS: Award winning film producer Steve McQueen has been presented with his Grenada Independence award for outstanding performance in the field of culture. Culture Minister, Senator Hon. Brenda Hood and Tourism Minister, Hon.Yolande Bain-Horsford  attended a presentation to deliver the award to McQueen at the Kalinago Beach Resort over the weekend. McQueen, who [...]

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