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  • Annual Grenadian Heritage Day on Saturday

    Annual Grenadian Heritage Day on Saturday

    Caribbean news. Get ready for the 7th Annual Grenadian Heritage Day – Saturday 4th July 2015 At the Old Lyonian Sports Club, 74 Pinner View, Harrow, HA1 4QF Featuring, the best in Grenadian and Caribbean Cuisine, fresh produce from Grenada, the hilarious Wayne ‘Dibbi’ Rollins, the explosive MLM dancers, Socarobics, Carnival costume displays, Metronomes steel [...]

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    | June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Infinite Mas: The new kids on the block

    Infinite Mas: The new kids on the block

    Caribbean news. As Notting Hill Carnival approaches the UK is embracing the hot summer days. In the midst of all the Mas Band Launches for the main event on Monday 31st August 2015, Infinite Mas have made their presence known. Branded as the new kids on the block, Infinite Mas launched their brand new Notting [...]

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    | June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • 20th African Remembrance Day in a few weeks

    20th African Remembrance Day in a few weeks

    For those of us prone to forget the trials and tribulations of our forefathers, in a few weeks the African Caribbean community will take time to honour our ancestors who gave so much that we may enjoy the many privileges many of us take for granted in the UK.

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    | June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Satnam becomes first Indian to be drafted into NBA

    Satnam becomes first Indian to be drafted into NBA

    Sports news. Indian basketball received a shot in the arm when Satnam Singh, the 19-year-old seven-foot-two-inch tall basketball player from the remote Punjab village of Ballo Ke near Ludhiana, became the first Indian to be drafted into the star-studded National Basketball League in the USA. Satnam made the whole India stand tall as he took [...]

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    | June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Solidifying the Caribbean as a serious trade contender

    Solidifying the Caribbean as a serious trade contender

    Bridgetown, BARBADOS, June 15, 2015.  The Caribbean put up an emphatic presentation at the EU-CELAC Summit 2015 in Brussels last week where over 500 delegates from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean convened under the theme “Promoting inclusive and sustainable growth by enhancing the role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises”. The event hosted by [...]

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    | June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • A Hairy Summer: Armpit hair trend

    A Hairy Summer: Armpit hair trend

    Caribbean news. Beauty’s latest trend is growing on many that even the celebrities are promoting it. Goodbye bare armpits as this summer it is all about the hair – many women are now embracing their underarm hair and even spicing it up with colour. A surprise to many who are accustomed to the norm being [...]

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    | June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Next Top Model Judge to celebrate mate’s birthday in London

    Next Top Model Judge to celebrate mate’s birthday in London

    Not very often do Caribbean nationals find themselves the centre of attention at the world famous Cannes Film Festival a.k.a (Le Festival International du Film de Cannes). None other than the effervescent, charismatic and supremely fashion conscious Vincent McDoom was the focus of the Paparazzi at the premier of KICKBACK earlier this month. St. Lucian [...]

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    | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Featured Videos

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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

Mbalantu Women show-off Floor-Length Natural Hair

Mbalantu Women show-off Floor-Length Natural Hair

Cultural news. Near the Southern tips of Angola, reside the Mbalantu tribes of Namibia. Mbalantu women are known for their headdresses. At the age of twelve, young girls in Mbalantu tribes begin preparing their hair for the headdress. They cover their hair with a thick layer of finely ground tree bark of the omutyuula tree. This mixture [...]

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 [...]

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Mbalantu Women show-off Floor-Length Natural Hair

Mbalantu Women show-off Floor-Length Natural Hair

Cultural news. Near the Southern tips of Angola, reside the Mbalantu tribes of Namibia. Mbalantu women are known for their headdresses. At the age of twelve, young girls in Mbalantu tribes begin preparing their hair for the headdress. They cover their hair with a thick layer of finely ground tree bark of the omutyuula tree. This mixture [...]

Michel DeGraff Creates First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

Michel DeGraff Creates First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

MIT Professor & Known Haitian Creole Advocate Join Forces To Create First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos Songs with Educational Video Available Now TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online, it was announced today. The groundbreaking [...]

Jamzone: Jamaica’s Premier Bowling Alley

Jamzone: Jamaica’s Premier Bowling Alley

It’s something we always wanted to do and that want was heighten when Wii Bowling was introduced to our homes. We’ve heard of others wanting to fulfill this want but often plans crashed because it was too expensive to maintain. Now finally, it’s here – Jamaica’s premier bowling alley where you can bowl, eat and [...]

Caines' Commentary Corner

Drink to your health

Drink to your health

If like me you were brought up on homemade drinks then this list should mean something to you: Ginger Beer, Mauby, Sorrel, and Guinness Punch. These drinks make me nostalgic for a time when it seemed that there was a wider variety of cold drinks and the business of thirst quenching didn’t begin and end [...]

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 [...]

Entertainment

Next Top Model Judge to celebrate mate’s birthday in London

Next Top Model Judge to celebrate mate’s birthday in London

Not very often do Caribbean nationals find themselves the centre of attention at the world famous Cannes Film Festival a.k.a (Le Festival International du Film de Cannes). None other than the effervescent, charismatic and supremely fashion conscious Vincent McDoom was the focus of the Paparazzi at the premier of KICKBACK earlier this month. St. Lucian [...]

Mbalantu Women show-off Floor-Length Natural Hair

Mbalantu Women show-off Floor-Length Natural Hair

Cultural news. Near the Southern tips of Angola, reside the Mbalantu tribes of Namibia. Mbalantu women are known for their headdresses. At the age of twelve, young girls in Mbalantu tribes begin preparing their hair for the headdress. They cover their hair with a thick layer of finely ground tree bark of the omutyuula tree. This mixture [...]

Michel DeGraff Creates First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

Michel DeGraff Creates First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

MIT Professor & Known Haitian Creole Advocate Join Forces To Create First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos Songs with Educational Video Available Now TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online, it was announced today. The groundbreaking [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Annual Grenadian Heritage Day on Saturday

Annual Grenadian Heritage Day on Saturday

Caribbean news. Get ready for the 7th Annual Grenadian Heritage Day – Saturday 4th July 2015 At the Old Lyonian Sports Club, 74 Pinner View, Harrow, HA1 4QF Featuring, the best in Grenadian and Caribbean Cuisine, fresh produce from Grenada, the hilarious Wayne ‘Dibbi’ Rollins, the explosive MLM dancers, Socarobics, Carnival costume displays, Metronomes steel [...]

Infinite Mas: The new kids on the block

Infinite Mas: The new kids on the block

Caribbean news. As Notting Hill Carnival approaches the UK is embracing the hot summer days. In the midst of all the Mas Band Launches for the main event on Monday 31st August 2015, Infinite Mas have made their presence known. Branded as the new kids on the block, Infinite Mas launched their brand new Notting [...]

Solidifying the Caribbean as a serious trade contender

Solidifying the Caribbean as a serious trade contender

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, June 15, 2015.  The Caribbean put up an emphatic presentation at the EU-CELAC Summit 2015 in Brussels last week where over 500 delegates from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean convened under the theme “Promoting inclusive and sustainable growth by enhancing the role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises”. The event hosted by [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Antiguan politician criticizes attitude of foreign investors

Antiguan politician criticizes attitude of foreign investors

In her first public address as chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) D Gisele Isaac has criticised remarks made by one of the country’s foreign investors. Speaking at a UPP rally Thursday night, Isaac said Antiguans and Barbudans must not blindly accept the disrespect meted out to them by foreign investors and the sitting [...]

Guyana political opposition demands electoral recount

Guyana political opposition demands electoral recount

Caribbean news. The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) decided to boycott the opening of the 11th Parliament so that it could continue its protest action outside the office of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday, June 10. The protest continued even though there is division within the Party ranks about its course of action [...]

Guyana and Venezuela: Let the International Court decide

Guyana and Venezuela: Let the International Court decide

Caribbean news. It is, to say the least, unfortunate that Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, has allowed domestic pressures to cause him to take the extreme measure of issuing a decree on May 27, creating the “Atlantic coast of Venezuela” that includes sovereignty over Guyana’s territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean off the Essequibo region and [...]

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You could be the next Miss Guyana UK Queen

You could be the next Miss Guyana UK Queen

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kaieteur Entertainments, the organisers of the popular Miss Guyana UK is actively seeking contestants for Miss Guyana UK pageant later this year. See details below:

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Jamaica Diaspora consultant says, ‘the world is watching’

Jamaica Diaspora consultant says, ‘the world is watching’

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Western Bureau: Despite Jamaica’s high crime rate and the high cost of energy, diaspora consultant Denis St Bernard sees Jamaica as an attractive option to investors in the global marketplace, but he thinks the Government is not utilising the wealth of resources available among Jamaican expatriates. “Jamaica does not have a monopoly on crime and [...]

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Ghanaian millionaire builds university that Educates young Africans

Ghanaian millionaire builds university that Educates young Africans

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

At a time when quite a number of Africans queue up at the embassies of foreign countries, with the hope of being granted visas into countries with ‘better living conditions’, a rare few like Patrick Awuah are sacrificing that to make a difference by returning home. In 2001, after living in America for almost two [...]

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Grenada protects sea life and livelihoods

Grenada protects sea life and livelihoods

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

[Clifton] (June 22, 2015) Union Island hosted a gathering last week of marine park staff, government and non-government representatives, and media from both St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. The gathering in Ashton was the fifth annual meeting of the Grenadines Network of Marine Protected Areas. With members stretching from as far south as [...]

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Christian Pastor feels nothing for aborted black babies

Christian Pastor feels nothing for aborted black babies

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. Nikki Brooks, a Black woman who claims to be a Christian and to have held leadership rolls in several churches, has published an astonishing video stating she has no sympathy for the unborn black baby targeted for abortion. “What I am about to say, I am a Christian, I’ve served in a Pastoral [...]

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Not Another Mosquito Borne Disease in Jamaica!

Not Another Mosquito Borne Disease in Jamaica!

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Another mosquito-borne disease is at our doorstep; some people are not keen to go outside unless they’re fully-clothed and covered in mosquito-repellent. With Chik V still fresh in our memories, we are just not up to another fit of what those small suckers might bring to Jamaica especially since it is reported to [...]

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Caribbean countries unjustly labeled as ‘Tax Havens’

Caribbean countries unjustly labeled as ‘Tax Havens’

| June 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

(Sir Ronald Sanders was Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador in negotiations with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on its “Harmful Tax Competition” scheme). In naming 30 countries as the “top tax havens in the world”, the European Union (EU) appears to be “playing dice” with the reputations of countries, 12 of which are [...]

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Real Deportation fears in Dominican Republic

Real Deportation fears in Dominican Republic

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. On both the eastern and western sides of the island of Hispaniola, many have feared this day, when an estimated two hundred and ten thousand Dominicans of Haitian descent will become stateless. Even though they were born and raised in the Dominican Republic and often speak no language other than Spanish, starting today, they can be expelled from their country [...]

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Caribbean countries: Trapped?

Caribbean countries: Trapped?

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

A common market in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries would lead to a substantial rise in the regional exports.   This is one of the findings of a new World Bank Report entitled, ‘Trade matters: New opportunities for the Caribbean’. That statement might come as a surprise to many since CARICOM is an acronym for ‘Caribbean [...]

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All roads lead to Caribbean Food and Drink Week July 10th

All roads lead to Caribbean Food and Drink Week July 10th

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Caribbean Food and Drink Conference, Expo and Caribbean Knights are set to take London by storm this summer. Friday 10th July 2015 (12 noon to 5pm) at Holiday Inn Kensington Forum Hotel will be the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference which is followed by the Caribbean Food and Drink outdoor Expo in Windrush [...]

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Big Indian presence in CPL 2015

Big Indian presence in CPL 2015

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

West Indies Cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCL) in India might have prevented its players from playing in overseas domestic Twenty20 cricket tournaments, but there is likely to be a huge Indian presence in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that runs from June 20 to July 26 this year. First of all [...]

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1HEART TV: Inspired by the Caribbean – Loved by the world

1HEART TV: Inspired by the Caribbean – Loved by the world

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

COMING SOON This summer get ready for the launch of 1HEART TV, an international UK based channel dedicated to profiling the very best of the Caribbean culture and the diaspora. 1HEART TV will launch officially on July 28th 2015 as a 2 hour 30 minutes slot from 7.30pm to 10pm every Tuesday on OH TV [...]

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Access European funding through CFDE Conference

Access European funding through CFDE Conference

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Caribbean Food and Drink Conference billed for Friday 10th July 2015 at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum from 12 noon to 7 pm, is intended to provide Caribbean entrepreneurs and businessmen and women in the United Kingdom to take advantage of trade and investment within the food and drink industry. Organised by [...]

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Guyanese in Barbados gets seven years for drugs

Guyanese in Barbados gets seven years for drugs

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A Guyanese man was sentenced to seven years in prison by Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles yesterday. The sentence was imposed after Ryon Marlon George pleaded guilty to seven drug charges in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court, involving 19. 6 kilograms of cocaine. The contraband, worth almost $1 million, was found on the MV Fairland [...]

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Legendary Calypsonian Mighty Sparrow knighted an OBE

Legendary Calypsonian Mighty Sparrow knighted an OBE

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Calypsonian and Living legend Slinger Francisco, better known as the Mighty Sparrow, is now an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Sparrow was chosen for the OBE award, in recognition of his contributions to culture. His name was announced in the Queen’s birthday honours list, which also names new Knights [...]

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Death of Big Butt Beauty ruled homicide in Texas

Death of Big Butt Beauty ruled homicide in Texas

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. In the ongoing pursuit of beauty, butt injections are still a popular way many try to get the body of their dreams. But the death of a Texas nursing home employee has been ruled a homicide by the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Officer. The Dallas Morning News reports that 34 year old Wykesha [...]

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Jamaica Charlie, Charlie Challenge banned

Jamaica Charlie, Charlie Challenge banned

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Fact or Superstition? ….The Ministry of Education in Jamaica has banned ‘Charlie, Charlie Challenge’ in schools, stating that kids should be monitored to ensure that they do not take part in a game that is known to be demonic. It was reported that after participating in the game, children portrayed behaviour that was [...]

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Top DJ Mista Fixit set to rock Caribbean Knights July 18th

Top DJ Mista Fixit set to rock Caribbean Knights July 18th

| June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean Knights, the new social event set up to celebrate Caribbean Food and Drink all year round in the United Kingdom, will be bigger and better than it’s first show on Saturday April 11th 2015. Billed for the popular Holiday Inn Bloomsbury on Saturday 18th July, as the after party of the Caribbean Food & [...]

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