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  • Arise and Honour our ancestors

    Arise and Honour our ancestors

    A Day of Remembrance is a call to the African and Caribbean communities in Britain to honour and celebrate the lives of their enslaved ancestors.  Pioneered by the charismatic Rev. Canon Eve Pitts, a service will take place on Sunday 25th October 2015, 3.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Birchfield, Birmingham. Rev. Canon Pitts, is […]

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    | September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • I am strong, beautiful and powerful at once says  Serena Williams

    I am strong, beautiful and powerful at once says Serena Williams

    JK Rowling recently came to Serena Williams’ defence after a fan claimed she was built like a man, but it looks like the tennis champ has some choice word of her own for body-shamers. During an appearance on Good Morning America on 31 August, the athlete, who is preparing to take on Vitalia Diatchenko, 25, […]

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    | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Serge Letchimy visits Dominica

    Serge Letchimy visits Dominica

    Since Thursday August 27th, Serge Letchimy, the President of the Regional Council of Martinique (member of the OECS), has launched the operation “Caribbean Solidarity” after the damage caused by tropical storm Erika in Dominica. The raising of donations has started in Martinique since Saturday August 29th and will be held until Thursday September 3rd. On […]

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    | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Jamaicans Dominated at 2015 World Championships

    Jamaicans Dominated at 2015 World Championships

    JAMINATION Jamaicans Dominating at 2015 World Championships “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”― Henry Ford The world is in awe (and probably some are even envious) of the stellar performance of the Jamaicans at the IAAF World Championships. Many doubted that […]

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    | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

    Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

    Children’s Day – Today Sunday August 30th An exuberant Parade for Children as the whole carnival team put their extravagant costumes on show as they spin, whirl and twirl along the carnival route to the mesmeric rhythms supplied by numerous sound systems and sensational steel bands. A number of fabulous acts can be seen and […]

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    | August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Brave Dominican survives Hurricane Erika

    Brave Dominican survives Hurricane Erika

    Life for Richard Baron will never be the same. He was almost killed in a landslide, nearly lost his life and his entire family. His community, Petite Savanne, is devastated and he has lost his home, not to mention some of his friends. Speaking from his hospital bed, an obviously emotional Baron recalled that it […]

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    | August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Gay Antiguan News Anchor Forced to Flee country

    Gay Antiguan News Anchor Forced to Flee country

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua, – Former News Anchor/Television Host and Miss Antigua and Barbuda 2007 Tasheka LaVann says she was forced to flee Antigua for fear of being harmed due to her sexual orientation. “I have been attacked, threatened and humiliated by a homophobic society who only sees what they are taught and that is to […]

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    | August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Featured Videos

Featured Videos
  • VIDEO: Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015
    VIDEO: Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015

    CaribDirect Multi-Media in association with Fairweather Productions and the Black Cultural Archives present Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015.

  • 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.

African and Caribbean History

Arise and Honour our ancestors

Arise and Honour our ancestors

A Day of Remembrance is a call to the African and Caribbean communities in Britain to honour and celebrate the lives of their enslaved ancestors.  Pioneered by the charismatic Rev. Canon Eve Pitts, a service will take place on Sunday 25th October 2015, 3.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Birchfield, Birmingham. Rev. Canon Pitts, is […]

Reasons for enlisting in World War I

Reasons for enlisting in World War I

When the Great War began in 1914, the majority of people living in British Guiana and the West Indies were experiencing great economic hardships because they had been forced to live below the standards necessary to maintain them. Some middle- class people of African descent in their struggle for political and constitutional change welcomed the […]

British Guiana leading up to the First World War

British Guiana leading up to the First World War

An overview of conditions in British Guiana leading up to the First World War The Great War or First World War began seventy-five years after enslaved people were declared totally “free” in the British colonies. But what were social conditions like for the people of British Guiana? Sugar estate owners were the main employers and […]

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Jamaicans Dominated at 2015 World Championships

Jamaicans Dominated at 2015 World Championships

JAMINATION Jamaicans Dominating at 2015 World Championships “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”― Henry Ford The world is in awe (and probably some are even envious) of the stellar performance of the Jamaicans at the IAAF World Championships. Many doubted that […]

Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

Children’s Day – Today Sunday August 30th An exuberant Parade for Children as the whole carnival team put their extravagant costumes on show as they spin, whirl and twirl along the carnival route to the mesmeric rhythms supplied by numerous sound systems and sensational steel bands. A number of fabulous acts can be seen and […]

Brave Dominican survives Hurricane Erika

Brave Dominican survives Hurricane Erika

Life for Richard Baron will never be the same. He was almost killed in a landslide, nearly lost his life and his entire family. His community, Petite Savanne, is devastated and he has lost his home, not to mention some of his friends. Speaking from his hospital bed, an obviously emotional Baron recalled that it […]

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 […]

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Jamaicans Dominated at 2015 World Championships

Jamaicans Dominated at 2015 World Championships

JAMINATION Jamaicans Dominating at 2015 World Championships “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”― Henry Ford The world is in awe (and probably some are even envious) of the stellar performance of the Jamaicans at the IAAF World Championships. Many doubted that […]

Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

Children’s Day – Today Sunday August 30th An exuberant Parade for Children as the whole carnival team put their extravagant costumes on show as they spin, whirl and twirl along the carnival route to the mesmeric rhythms supplied by numerous sound systems and sensational steel bands. A number of fabulous acts can be seen and […]

Brave Dominican survives Hurricane Erika

Brave Dominican survives Hurricane Erika

Life for Richard Baron will never be the same. He was almost killed in a landslide, nearly lost his life and his entire family. His community, Petite Savanne, is devastated and he has lost his home, not to mention some of his friends. Speaking from his hospital bed, an obviously emotional Baron recalled that it […]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

Nottinghill Carnival weekend program

Children’s Day – Today Sunday August 30th An exuberant Parade for Children as the whole carnival team put their extravagant costumes on show as they spin, whirl and twirl along the carnival route to the mesmeric rhythms supplied by numerous sound systems and sensational steel bands. A number of fabulous acts can be seen and […]

Gay Antiguan News Anchor Forced to Flee country

Gay Antiguan News Anchor Forced to Flee country

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, – Former News Anchor/Television Host and Miss Antigua and Barbuda 2007 Tasheka LaVann says she was forced to flee Antigua for fear of being harmed due to her sexual orientation. “I have been attacked, threatened and humiliated by a homophobic society who only sees what they are taught and that is to […]

Machel Montano, on his way to Eventim Apollo

Machel Montano, on his way to Eventim Apollo

Tri Angels Entertainment is presenting On My Way, a live performance by Machel Montano, with full band. Date Friday 28th August 2015 Venue Eventim Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9QH Nearest station: Hammersmith Tickets From £54.25, inclusive of booking fee and delivery. On sale on the Eventim website.

Caribbean Political Insights

CARICOM: A collective bargaining unit for rights

CARICOM: A collective bargaining unit for rights

The Caribbean regional integration project is often described and criticised almost entirely on the uneven benefits of trade to member countries.  But, important as it is, there is more to the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) than trade. While the failure to progress the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is a cause for […]

Is Harper pegged for Venezuela Ambassador role?

Is Harper pegged for Venezuela Ambassador role?

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was Monday tight-lipped about whether former Prime Ministerial candidate for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Elisabeth Harper was being considered for an ambassadorial post. Greenidge acknowledged that he recently had discussions with Harper. “I, myself, spoke to Ambassador Harper a few weeks ago on a variety of […]

The IMF vision of debt and Obama’s boldness with Iran

The IMF vision of debt and Obama’s boldness with Iran

The debt crisis in Greece and the historic accord to limit Iran’s nuclear capability thus lifting crippling sanctions will have global repercussions. US President Barack Obama has shown strong and courageous leadership on the Iran issue.  In doing so, he has fulfilled promises on another of two prickly problems that he inherited.  The first, of course, was […]

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Jamaican Fraser-Pryce completes world 100m treble

Jamaican Fraser-Pryce completes world 100m treble

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce roared to an unprecedented third women’s 100 metres world title in a flash of green dreadlocks as she emulated countryman Usain Bolt at the World Athletics meet in Beijing on Monday. The double Olympic champion, wearing a band of yellow daisies in her green-dyed hair, clocked 10.76 seconds to win easily in […]

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Bolt ‘Jaminates’ at Beijing World Championships

Bolt ‘Jaminates’ at Beijing World Championships

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bolt Jaminates’ at Beijing’s World Championships 100 M FINALS “You can doubt the struggles, it’s human, but never quit struggling because in the end, your struggles will surely become a celebration.” Terry Mark It was Sunday morning – the birds chirped and I was in la la land. Then I heard pot covers knocking and […]

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The Monster called “Dancehall”

The Monster called “Dancehall”

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dancehall has evolved from merely rub-a dubbing to “animalistic behaviour”. Women are the main subjects; where eyes and private parts feast. The men are never demeaned for “daggering” a woman. Fist pumps and all hail to him, he’s a king as he just did that woman “wicked” while the women are looked down on as […]

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Rave Reviews for The Caribbean’s Newest Water Park

Rave Reviews for The Caribbean’s Newest Water Park

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Splash Island Water Park St. Lucia Welcomes over 1,300 patrons in Opening Week The long anticipated opening of Splash Island Water Park St. Lucia took place on August 1, 2015 and so far the Caribbean’s newest attraction has lived up to expectations. In just over a week, the park has welcomed more than 1,300 locals […]

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Caribbean Knights: #Fabulous Friday 13th November

Caribbean Knights: #Fabulous Friday 13th November

| August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to a CaribDirect entertainment extravaganza! Caribbean Knights: #Fabulous Friday This is your Invitation to a glitzy and glamorous dinner and dance at the luxurious Holiday Inn Brentford Lock Hotel, Commerce Rd I Brentford I London I TW8 8GA ‘LAUGH TILL YOU DROP’       Is the social event of Caribbean Food and Drink Expo a production of  […]

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Tobago Jazz Festival 2016!

Tobago Jazz Festival 2016!

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

GeeStor Productions are pleased to annonce their latest venture! A fabulous 10 NIGHT TRIP to Tobago’s Jazz Festival 2016 hosted by MTV’s Kat B and the legendary Lewis ‘Mastermind’ Benn! Tobago is one the Caribbean’s most beautiful and unspoilt destinations, 30 miles at its longest point with a population of just 50,000.  Beautiful coconut palm fringed white sandy […]

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Comedian reminds British about Colonialism

Comedian reminds British about Colonialism

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch South African comedian Trevor Noah remind a British audience of their country’s colonial past with some truthful references that invoke a time many would much rather forget.

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Celebrating the Power and Legacy of Claudia Jones

Celebrating the Power and Legacy of Claudia Jones

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Claudia at 100: Power, Beauty, Resilience and Legacy Saturday 22 August, 12.30pm – 4.30pm As part of this year’s Carnival Season we take a look at the founder of the West Indian Gazette, social justice activist, political campaigner and feminist Claudia Jones. This study day is a chance to look back at the prolific life and legacy of […]

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Sargassum seaweed threatens Barbados

Sargassum seaweed threatens Barbados

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

News items from The Nation Barbados. Sir Hilary Beckles says regional economies are under threat from sargassum seaweed. A government minister believes raising the retirement age next year could spell trouble. Barbados win the Regional Women’s Super50 Cricket title.

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Antigua Ambassador calls for Cuba to return to OAS

Antigua Ambassador calls for Cuba to return to OAS

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Sir Ronald Sanders today called for Cuba to “take its rightful seat in the Councils of the Organization” and said his country would do all in its power to encourage Cuba to do so. The Antigua and Barbuda diplomat was delivering his inaugural statement […]

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Cultural meaning has been stripped from Canada’s Caribana

Cultural meaning has been stripped from Canada’s Caribana

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

 “To assemble hundreds of thousands of Caribbeanites and give them nothing more than the bacchanalian side of the culture — in a festival that brings in SO much money, very little of which accrues to blacks and West Indians — indicates a truncated vision and skewed sense of cultural politics.” -Clifton Joseph, 1989 The Caribana […]

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China’s devalued currency, blood and windfalls

China’s devalued currency, blood and windfalls

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Republican US Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, sees ‘blood’ everywhere.  Unhappy and irritated by a question put to him by a female Fox News TV journalist during a debate between several Republican aspirants for the White House, he notoriously said she had blood coming out of her eyes and “wherever”.  Now he says that the devaluation […]

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Classic Trinidadian novel coming to big screen

Classic Trinidadian novel coming to big screen

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Film chosen as official selection in inaugural Caribbean Film Mart Port of Spain, August 6th 2015 – Green Days by the River, the seminal novel by celebrated Trinidadian author Michael Anthony, is being brought to life as a feature film. This will mark the first time international audiences will see the work of the esteemed […]

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OK Class Worlds heads to Barbados in 2017

OK Class Worlds heads to Barbados in 2017

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados has won the bid over Germany for the right to host one of the world’s leading yachting events in 2017. -The OK Class Worlds travels to various destinations around the world each year, as most of the yachting classes do, and it is expected that this event will attract 100 of the […]

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Caribbean Airlines to axe London to Trinidad route

Caribbean Airlines to axe London to Trinidad route

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

After 3 years of struggle, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has finally decided to abort the London in 2016. In spite of local Trinidadian politician, Dr Rowley not being in favour of CAL’s route expansion to London from Day 1. He stated the following in 2012: “This is an ill-conceived expansion and it has no sustainable future, […]

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Nigerian students in Barbados finally on way home

Nigerian students in Barbados finally on way home

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

ARRANGEMENTS  ARE BEING MADE by the Nigerian Government to return the 120 Nigerian students in Barbados and Trinidad to their homeland. Words such as “abandoned” and “stranded” were used by Nigeria media outlets last week to describe the situation of the students who arrived in Trinidad last September and in Barbados last December, to undergo […]

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Antigua Ambassador calls for strengthening of OAS

Antigua Ambassador calls for strengthening of OAS

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American states, Sir Ronald Sanders, told high ranking representatives of Western Hemisphere governments that they have to strengthen the Organization to make it relevant and meaningful. Sanders made the remarks as he presented credentials to Secretary-General Luis Almargo Lemes at the OAS Headquarters in Washington on August […]

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Grenada’s football coach Modeste banned by FIFA

Grenada’s football coach Modeste banned by FIFA

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

FIFA has suspended Grenada’s senior men’s national football coach Anthony Modeste for four games and fined more than US$10,000 for misconduct against match officials. The Disciplinary Committee, comprising of Claudio Sulser of Switzerland as chairman, and members Jim Shaw of Northern Ireland, Ariel Alvarado of Panama and Cristian Varela of Chile, handed down its decision […]

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