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  • Bolt lands up in controversy

    Bolt lands up in controversy

    Sports news. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt found himself in a controversy over his remarks to describe the Commonwealth Games that are currently going on in Glasgow, Scotland. The Times reporter, Katie Gibbons, claims Bolt told her that he thought “the Olympics were better”, that he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow and felt the [...]

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    | August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

    Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

    Caribbean news. A benefit concert will be held next week Friday for legendary steel band arranger Jit Samaroo who is suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. The Benefit concert” will feature BP Renegades, nine time Panorama champs for whom Jit created a signature sound. The family band, the Samaroo Jets and Supa Nova, the band founded by [...]

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    | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Large Tiger Shark Washes Ashore on Mustique

    Large Tiger Shark Washes Ashore on Mustique

    Caribbean news. Mustique, July 29, 2014 –A tiger shark was found floating dead on Tuesday morning amongst large quantities of seaweed (Sargassum seaweed) in Rutland Bay, part of the Mustique Marine Conservation Area. An unusual occurrence in the Grenadines and in the Caribbean region, and indeed globally, the shark was found by sea turtle researchers [...]

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    | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • 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. [...]

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    | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

    Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

    Caribbean news. Grand launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival 2014. For further information, visit the official ‘site: www.culturamanevis.com. It’s the MR & MISS TALENTED YOUTH PAGEANT with competitors from Elizabeth Pemberton Primary | Joycelyn Liburd Primary | Ivor Walters Primary |Violet O.J Nicholls Primary | Charlestown Primary | Nevis Academy | Maude Crosse Preparatory [...]

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    | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Jamaican dancehall promoter Allen dies

    Jamaican dancehall promoter Allen dies

    Caribbean news. My friend Robert Allen, who has died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 52, was a youth worker and pioneering DJ who was instrumental in the establishment of Jamaican dancehall music in Britain. Born and raised in Brixton, south London, to Jamaican immigrants Winnifred Viola and John Allen, Robert was a [...]

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    | July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM

    China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM

    Caribbean news. The word will not be spoken in any formal speeches and it won’t be mentioned in final statements and declarations, but it will be talked about in the corridors and it will be at the back of everyone’s mind as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits five Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations [...]

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    | July 26, 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 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 [...]

Non-Verbal Communication in African Caribbean Headwear Part II

Non-Verbal Communication in African Caribbean Headwear Part II

Community news. In the 1970s, the black coloured tam, similar in shape to today’s beanie hat, became a symbol of African consciousness among young African Caribbean males. Later as many youths embraced the Rastafarianism movement and grew dreadlocks, a more practical type of head covering was needed to accommodate and cover their growing hair. The [...]

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Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

Caribbean news. A benefit concert will be held next week Friday for legendary steel band arranger Jit Samaroo who is suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. The Benefit concert” will feature BP Renegades, nine time Panorama champs for whom Jit created a signature sound. The family band, the Samaroo Jets and Supa Nova, the band founded by [...]

Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

Caribbean news. Grand launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival 2014. For further information, visit the official ‘site: www.culturamanevis.com. It’s the MR & MISS TALENTED YOUTH PAGEANT with competitors from Elizabeth Pemberton Primary | Joycelyn Liburd Primary | Ivor Walters Primary |Violet O.J Nicholls Primary | Charlestown Primary | Nevis Academy | Maude Crosse Preparatory [...]

Miss Teen Caribbean UK Finals 2014

Miss Teen Caribbean UK Finals 2014

Caribbean news. After much anticipation, the Miss Teen Caribbean UK Finals is set for Saturday  August 16th 2014 at the Brixton Assembly Hall. The ladies aged 13-17 all from the United Kingdom, will be representing various Caribbean Islands such as Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and Antigua [...]

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 [...]

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Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

Caribbean news. A benefit concert will be held next week Friday for legendary steel band arranger Jit Samaroo who is suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. The Benefit concert” will feature BP Renegades, nine time Panorama champs for whom Jit created a signature sound. The family band, the Samaroo Jets and Supa Nova, the band founded by [...]

Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

Caribbean news. Grand launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival 2014. For further information, visit the official ‘site: www.culturamanevis.com. It’s the MR & MISS TALENTED YOUTH PAGEANT with competitors from Elizabeth Pemberton Primary | Joycelyn Liburd Primary | Ivor Walters Primary |Violet O.J Nicholls Primary | Charlestown Primary | Nevis Academy | Maude Crosse Preparatory [...]

Jamaican dancehall promoter Allen dies

Jamaican dancehall promoter Allen dies

Caribbean news. My friend Robert Allen, who has died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 52, was a youth worker and pioneering DJ who was instrumental in the establishment of Jamaican dancehall music in Britain. Born and raised in Brixton, south London, to Jamaican immigrants Winnifred Viola and John Allen, Robert was a [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Virtual discussion on Human Imagination

Virtual discussion on Human Imagination

Caribbean news. The online Community of Practice (CoP) of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) and the Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) is launching a Virtual Discussion on The Human Imagination, Innovation and Competitiveness in the Caribbean: Small State Challenges and Opportunities, commencing on Tuesday July 15, 2014. The discussion will run until August 3, 2014, and [...]

Machel Montano to perform at Scala on Monday

Machel Montano to perform at Scala on Monday

Caribbean news. World renown Machel Montano is to perform at the famous Scala venue in Kings Cross London on Monday 21st July 201. Machel Montano is a Trinidadian soca singer, record producer and songwriter. He is the frontman of the popular soca band The HD Family, and is noted for his high energy, fast-paced, and [...]

Caribbean Export Awards €2.9 Million to Firms

Caribbean Export Awards €2.9 Million to Firms

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, July 14, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has announced the awarding of BBD 8,081,874.06 (€2,992,287) to firms and Business Support Organisations (BSOs) across the region via their flagship programme the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Is immigration good or bad?

Is immigration good or bad?

Community news. Immigration has always been a hot topic for discussion in Britain, since the ‘’rivers of blood speech’’ by Enoch Powell (former MP); but even more so now than before, because of the majority’s attitude towards immigrants. But what is surprising, is the fact that the British seems to have forgotten about their history [...]

A Tribute to the Late ANR Robinson TC, OCC, SC

A Tribute to the Late ANR Robinson TC, OCC, SC

Caribbean news. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC, OCC, TC (16 December 1926 – 9 April 2014; known as A. N. R. or “Ray” Robinson) was the third President of Trinidad and Tobago, serving from 19 March 1997 to 17 March 2003. He was also Trinidad and Tobago’s third Prime Minister, serving in that capacity from [...]

Commonwealth Secretariat has new Chair of Board of Governors

Commonwealth Secretariat has new Chair of Board of Governors

Community news. London – 1 July 2014 – Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza, is the new Chair of Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors. Having been elected unanimously by his fellow Board members, he took up his responsibilities on 1 July 2014. Mr Nkurunziza succeeds His Excellency Carl Roberts, High [...]

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Save the date: July 31st Walking In Stilettos Workshop

Save the date: July 31st Walking In Stilettos Workshop

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. Multi-talented singer, song writer, author and High Heels Expert Chyna Whyne will be hosting her upcoming workshop entitled at the famous Mango Rooms in Camden on Thursday 31st July. Come and learn how to walk in your favourite high heels with grace and style… Come and learn how to deal with that back [...]

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Bolt ready for more

Bolt ready for more

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports News. It seems the world has not seen the last of Usain Bolt. The six-times Olympic gold medallist and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt [...]

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Sports Ministers call for recognition of sport

Sports Ministers call for recognition of sport

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. 22 July 2014 – Commonwealth sports ministers and senior officials have called for “the power of sport” to be recognised as an important driver for social and economic development. They made the call at the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting in Glasgow yesterday. Commonwealth governments also reiterated their collective commitment to combatting match-fixing and [...]

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Lucian murderer spills guts about his crime

Lucian murderer spills guts about his crime

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A man accused of killing Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark spilled his guts to cops about how he and his accomplices snatched him off the street, killed him and then tried to burn his body, court documents revealed Friday. Kendal Felix, 26, told detectives that his boss, identified only as “Erskine” approached him in [...]

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The New Bank of BRICS: What’s in it for small economies?

The New Bank of BRICS: What’s in it for small economies?

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. It is news that should awaken the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from their complacent attitude toward developing countries.   It is also news that should confirm to the G20 that what used to be the G7 – a group of the seven industrialised nations – no longer controls the world’s [...]

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Kim Collins Shatters National Record at British Meet

Kim Collins Shatters National Record at British Meet

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbeann news. Caribbean Sprint Legend continues to turn back the hands of time . The 38 year old world sprint icon ran a PB time of 9.96 to place second at a Commonwealth Games Warm Up meet in a Great Britain. Micheal Rodgers won the race in 9.91 seconds. Kim Collins broke his own National [...]

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BVI Governor unlawfully deports Kittitian native

BVI Governor unlawfully deports Kittitian native

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The government is to further compensate a native of St. Kitts and Nevis who has won his legal battle to remain in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where he is married to a native and has children. The move to have Tova King deported came after he, just over a month after arriving [...]

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Prominent Black lawyer jailed for fraud

Prominent Black lawyer jailed for fraud

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. One of Britain’s top black lawyers was today jailed for stealing £75,000 from his clients to prop up his diamond business. Michael Webster, 49, took tens of thousands of pounds from the client account of his firm Webster Dixon LLP, which made history as first company founded by black lawyers in the City [...]

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Stephen Migan joins CIBN Membership

Stephen Migan joins CIBN Membership

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) is pleased to welcome Stephen Migan to the team. Stephen is a Cloud Account who works anywhere, anytime and absolutely loves it! My experience both here in England and across the Atlantic (USA) provided a gamut of exposure to cross-cultural business relationships and grounding in most areas of [...]

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Caribbean Reparations: Why When and How

Caribbean Reparations: Why When and How

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A panel of distinguished speakers including the Caribbean’s most prolific exponent on reparations, University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; internationally acclaimed Reparationist, Jurisconsult, dynamic community advocate and radio Broadcaster Esther Stanford-Xosei; and Harry Goulbourne, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Race & Ethnicity Research Centre, South Bank [...]

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Carnival at Tate Modern

Carnival at Tate Modern

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. On Saturday 23 August, coinciding with the Notting Hill Carnival, Tate Modern presents Up Hill Down Hall: An indoor carnival, a new performance commission that offers critical and artistic perspectives on Carnival. Informed by the history of the Notting Hill Carnival as it reaches a milestone half-century of existence, Up Hill Down Hall showcases performances for hundreds of [...]

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Ambrose calls for change in playing conditions

Ambrose calls for change in playing conditions

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

West Indies cricket. Former West Indies speedstar Curtly Ambrose felt there should be certain changes in the playing conditions to make Test matches more exciting in the coming days. He advocated creating quicker pitches and removing restrictions on short-pitched bowling. The former West Indies new ball bowler warned that if changes are not made to [...]

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Why join the Commonwealth?

Why join the Commonwealth?

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University held a colloquium on Thursday July 10 on the subject of “Why join the Commonwealth?”.  I was invited to be a lead speaker.  What follows below is a very much shortened version of my remarks given the space restriction of this column. In recent time the relevance [...]

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Pathway Caribbean partners with CD for trade

Pathway Caribbean partners with CD for trade

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce its partnership with established trade and investment facilitators Pathway Caribbean. This strategic alliance is aimed at deepening existing relationships with trade organisations and companies across the Caribbean to exploit market and investment potential for the Region. With Caribbean economies in turmoil as a consequence of the global economic downturn [...]

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33 Days To Build A Black UK Economy – My Black Market

33 Days To Build A Black UK Economy – My Black Market

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business news. Bringing together Black businesses and their customers to build a Black UK economy. The lack of a Black UK economy means that Black and mixed race people live in poor neighbourhoods with poor services. As a result Black and mixed race people: Will die at birth more than the average person; Have a [...]

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Omeros

Omeros

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. There was a special St. Lucia 35th Independence Celebrations performed on Saturday 31 May 2014, supported and in association with Unity of St. Lucian Associations. It was the Omeros play shown at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Caribbean writer Derek Walcott adapts his epic poem Omeros for performance in the candlelit Sam [...]

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Maltese Carnival Queen to visit Notting Hill Carnival

Maltese Carnival Queen to visit Notting Hill Carnival

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The 2014 National Carnival Queen of Malta was crowned at the annual event held in Valetta in March under the management of Glow Promotions. Sabrina Spiteri from Qormi emerged as the winner judged by a panel of celebrities and notable individuals from Malta, including Ansel Wong from the London Notting Hill Carnival. Sabrina [...]

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Transport For London (TFL) are Scouting for talent

Transport For London (TFL) are Scouting for talent

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Employment news. Opportunities for motivated and talented graduates and placement students are currently available across our organisation. Do you know someone who may be interested in joining our graduate or year in industry scheme?  Or would you be interested in joining a graduate scheme yourself?  If so, go to www.tfl.gov.uk/graduates to find out more. We’re [...]

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Caribbean Fashionweek 2014 launches online shop

Caribbean Fashionweek 2014 launches online shop

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The official opening of new online fashion site www.Shopcaribbeanfashion.com was announced at this year’s prestigious Caribbean Fashionweek event last month. The launch allows international fashion lovers based in the UK & USA to purchase directly from the catwalk online via the website, supporting talented Caribbean designers in the process. Sporting collections from an [...]

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