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  • 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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    | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Saint Lucia’s UN vote on Crimea bad news

    Saint Lucia’s UN vote on Crimea bad news

    With The Bahamas recently taking the lead among Caribbean nations by standing tall with the United States on the Ukrainian/Russian crisis, thus affirming its traditional relationship on an issue that is so critical to respecting the territorial integrity of other nations, I also commend the forthright yet non-antagonistic approach that its government is taking to [...]

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    | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Funniest flight attendant ever

    Funniest flight attendant ever

    Entertainment news. For those of you who never listen to the flight attendant’s safety message this is for you. If you don’t find it funny you really need a vacation!!

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    | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Business Talk: Social Media and its role in Marketing

    Business Talk: Social Media and its role in Marketing

    Business news. Social media has now become an important part of the marketing strategy for all companies, whether it’s a start-up business or a high profile business, everyone wants a piece of it and their presence to have an impact on the internet. Social media is basically interacting with people and creating, sharing, exchanging information, [...]

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    | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Solitude: The mother of freedom in Guadeloupe

    Solitude: The mother of freedom in Guadeloupe

    Community news. Fighting against such tyranny was Louis Delgrés, head of the district of Basse-Terre. Born in Martinique, of African and European parentage, Delgrés rose to the rank of colonel in the French army before he deserted to organize a resistance movement against the restoration of slavery. Delgrés and his commanders, Joseph Ignace and Palerme, [...]

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    | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Cast as Martin Luther King

    Leonardo DiCaprio Cast as Martin Luther King

    America news. To say that Leonardo DiCaprio is simply a good actor would be a gross understatement, given the remarkable resume of award winning performances he’s given throughout his illustrious career. But his acting chops alone are not enough to spare him from the flack he’ll receive from his latest movie role. Reports have surfaced [...]

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    | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Guyana Mission launches ‘Building Bridges’ book

    Guyana Mission launches ‘Building Bridges’ book

    Caribbean news. It was an evening to behold, the official launch of the inspirational book by the late Philip Mohabir, Building Bridges. Premised on the spiritual journey of Philip Mohabir, Building Bridges and the thesis, ‘People in England do not sin. It’s a Christian country…’, the book sets out Philip’s encounter with the un-Godly and [...]

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    | April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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  • 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 [...]

  • Diaspora News in Brief XI (For the love of acting)
    Diaspora News in Brief XI (For the love of acting)

    In Season II, Episode II presenter David F. Roberts touched base with singer / dancer Valentine. We also caught up with natural health consultant Derin Bepo; academic Dr Hilary Robertson-Hickling and Nollywood award-winning actress Theodora Ibekwe. These interviews took place at the South Bank Night Club in Camberwell.

  • Diaspora News in Brief X (How to preserve your wealth)
    Diaspora News in Brief X (How to preserve your wealth)

    In Season II, Episode I presenter David F. Roberts touched base with authors Sarran Keita and Robin Walker. We also caught up with Sean Freckleton of Affinity Legacy Planning and Nollywood award-winning actress Fatima Maada Bio. These interviews took place at the South Bank Night Club in Camberwell.

Latest Nollywood Movies

EMI Blaq and Desmond Elliot battle it out in Bridge of Hope

EMI Blaq and Desmond Elliot battle it out in Bridge of Hope

Bridge of Hope (2012) Plot:  A traumatized woman battles to erase the tragic memories of losing all her family members. She finds happiness again in the love of a man, but information that she has withheld from him comes back to haunt her. Cast: Desmond Elliot, Yemi Blaq, Mbong Amata, Barbara Soky, Morris Sesay, Sam Obeakeme Director: Desmond [...]

The Search Starring Van Vicker and Yemi Blaq

The Search Starring Van Vicker and Yemi Blaq

Africa news. The Search (2012) Plot: A madly in love woman who believes that her relationship is alter bound is shocked to the core when her boyfriend dumps her and relocates to Kenya. This star-studded cast comes together to help a friend overcome heartbreak….. Cast: Rukky Sanda, Van Vicker, Nse Ikpe Etim, Yemi Blaq, Susan Peters, David Mckenzie [...]

Uche Jombo dates younger studs In ‘Lagos Cougars’

Uche Jombo dates younger studs In ‘Lagos Cougars’

Lagos Cougars (2013) Africa news. From the stables of Royal Arts Academy, we present the highly anticipated Nollywood blockbuster, Lagos Cougars. This hilarious raunchy chick flick centres on three bored, professional, single women in their 40′s, who decide to let go of their inhibitions by indulging in relationships with younger, hot studs. Make no apologies for following your [...]

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Keeping Up With The Joneses Premiere Video

Keeping Up With The Joneses Premiere Video

Caribbean news. The long awaited video of the hugely successful film premiere of Keeping Up With The Joneses is out…Enjoy! The London premiere of the Caribbean comedy film “Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie” took place on 27 March 2014. The cinema was sold out in advance (not a spare seat in the house!) [...]

Step Aside! It’s the IsisMas carnival launch on Friday

Step Aside! It’s the IsisMas carnival launch on Friday

Caribbean-news. FINALS of the International Carnival Costume Design Competition The seven (7) Carnival Costume Design finalists present their costumes in the finals of the international carnival costume design competition from 10pm on Friday 4th April 2014, at The Royal Lounge, 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA. In November 2013, IsisMas hosted a Carnival Costume Design [...]

Bolt displays daggering skills at Trini Carnival

Bolt displays daggering skills at Trini Carnival

Caribbean news. Usain Bolt‘s “dagger” game is STRONG — and the Olympic legend proved it by bumping, grinding and thrusting away at an insane Carnival party in Trinidad & Tobago … and TMZ Sports has the pics. The World’s Fastest Man was at Momentum nightclub during the Carnival festival last month — and put his [...]

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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 [...]

The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

Health news. Another week and yet another food related health scare, or so it would seem if you are sceptical about being told what to eat. The latest UK food scare, if you pay attention to  the news media, concerns the rise of type 2 diabetes. According to National Health Service data since 1996 cases [...]

Food Fraud on the Rise

Food Fraud on the Rise

Health news. CFSC warns that food fraud is on the rise. If there’s one thing the recent horsemeat scandal has revealed it is that there are plenty of people with food industry access who are little concerned with the health of the consumer’s. This situation is nothing new, you only have to look back at [...]

Entertainment

Funniest flight attendant ever

Funniest flight attendant ever

Entertainment news. For those of you who never listen to the flight attendant’s safety message this is for you. If you don’t find it funny you really need a vacation!!

Leonardo DiCaprio Cast as Martin Luther King

Leonardo DiCaprio Cast as Martin Luther King

America news. To say that Leonardo DiCaprio is simply a good actor would be a gross understatement, given the remarkable resume of award winning performances he’s given throughout his illustrious career. But his acting chops alone are not enough to spare him from the flack he’ll receive from his latest movie role. Reports have surfaced [...]

Kartel: Lizard murder video leaked online

Kartel: Lizard murder video leaked online

Caribbean news. Vybz Kartel just filed his appeal but it already looked like it will be a uphill battle for the embattled dancehall deejay as the video footage from the alleged murder scene just leaked online. An anonymous source sent Urban Islandz several video footage, some of which allegedly played in court during the high [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

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 [...]

Business Talk: Social Media and its role in Marketing

Business Talk: Social Media and its role in Marketing

Business news. Social media has now become an important part of the marketing strategy for all companies, whether it’s a start-up business or a high profile business, everyone wants a piece of it and their presence to have an impact on the internet. Social media is basically interacting with people and creating, sharing, exchanging information, [...]

UK banks applaud Caribbean security initiative

UK banks applaud Caribbean security initiative

Caribbean news. Nigel Hibbert a Senior Manager at BNP Paribas, one of the largest asset financing banks in Europe with over €30.3 Billion under management and more than 3,600 employees worldwide, and were special guests at Caribbean Enterprise Network (CENUK) Security, Crime and Business Initiative, they were joined by heads and representatives of the Caribbean [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Saint Lucia’s UN vote on Crimea bad news

Saint Lucia’s UN vote on Crimea bad news

With The Bahamas recently taking the lead among Caribbean nations by standing tall with the United States on the Ukrainian/Russian crisis, thus affirming its traditional relationship on an issue that is so critical to respecting the territorial integrity of other nations, I also commend the forthright yet non-antagonistic approach that its government is taking to [...]

A dedicated servant returns to Trinidad and Tobago

A dedicated servant returns to Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean news. It was an evening of tributes, song, poetry and speeches to mark the formal departure of High Commissioner H.E Garvin Nicholas in the presence of Trinidad and Tobago nationals and associations. High Commissioner H.E Garvin Nicholas and his wife Dr Nicola Alcala were visibly overwhelmed with the show of appreciation including the presentation [...]

The US – Caribbean’s friend or unintentional foe?

The US – Caribbean’s friend or unintentional foe?

Caribbean news. In what has to rate as one of the most insensitive and outrageous demands on a Caribbean country, US government representatives have told the Bahamas government that it must drop “all duties” on US products entering the country as a condition of being admitted to membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Should [...]

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Four weeks to CIBN Saint Lucia networking evening

Four weeks to CIBN Saint Lucia networking evening

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The count down has begun for the anticipated first CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) Saint Lucia themed business networking event on Thursday 15th May 2014. Billed for the Grafton Suite, Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, 130 Tottenham Court Road W1T 5AY this event will be fast paced, inspiring, educational and intimate. Start time [...]

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Bolt lauds Bale show

Bolt lauds Bale show

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Olympic champion Usain Bolt has hailed Gareth Bale’s brilliant winner for Real Madrid in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona, saying it was the kind of goal any sprinter would be proud of. Wales winger Bale picked up the ball wide on the left on the halfway line five minutes from time and [...]

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Caribbean Leaders Must Create Right Mix To Attract Investors

Caribbean Leaders Must Create Right Mix To Attract Investors

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 21, 2014: “Caribbean leaders should encourage, embrace and affirm the flow of capital that is positive, sustainable and healthy for the region.” That’s the advice of Antigua-born scholar, Dr. Isaac Newton, as he gears up to deliver the keynote address to delegates at Invest Caribbean Now [...]

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Caribbean Export led DR business delegation to JA

Caribbean Export led DR business delegation to JA

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bridgetown, Barbados, April 15, 2014.   The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) led a delegation of Dominican Republic (DR) private sector business representatives to Jamaica from April 3-6, 2014, as a part of the Agency’s efforts to spur increased trade between that country and CARICOM within the framework of the CARICOM/DR Free Trade Agreement. The [...]

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Persevere   Persevere   Persevere

Persevere Persevere Persevere

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. A big ‘salute’ to those that took part in the London Marathon over the weekend.  They have certainly spurred me on to take part hopefully next year. I’m not new to running, though haven’t run or jogged for over 1 year.  Previously, I have been running for at least 15 years.  The longest [...]

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Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

Back By Popular Demand: KUWTJ-The Movie

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Following the premiere, the first set of dates for the wider release of the #KUWTJmovie across London and the UK for May/June 2014 have been confirmed as: Stratford, Clapham and Letchworth. Booking details below. GREAT NEWS – more UK screenings of the hit Caribbean comedy #KUWTJmovie are now confirmed. Let all your family and [...]

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CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials on Tuesday for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medallist’s two year ban. In a scathing 58-page report explaining the decision to uphold Campbell-Brown’s appeal, a CAS [...]

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What the Doctor didn’t tell you when you turned 30

What the Doctor didn’t tell you when you turned 30

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

You passed puberty with its ups and downs, so now you think you are all set with no more worries until you hit menopause sometime in your 50-ies. You are partially right.  In a perfect world you should be able to enjoy the prime years of your life in perfect hormonal balance. Reality check – [...]

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And the diplomatic award goes to Antigua and Barbuda

And the diplomatic award goes to Antigua and Barbuda

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Ambassadors and High Commissioners from over 70 countries (and diplomats from over 100 countries) attended DIPLOMAT magazine’s 2014 annual Awards Ceremony in the glorious surroundings of the Ballroom at The Langham London hotel on Monday 14 April. DIPLOMAT presented 10 awards to some of the most influential diplomats based in the UK. The [...]

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Grandma sues for unwanted stripping

Grandma sues for unwanted stripping

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A nursing home is being sued for allegedly hiring strippers to ‘entertain’ its residents on a regular basis. The New York home has been hit by a lawsuit brought by the family of an 85-year-old woman who are seeking a ‘seven-figure’ sum in damages. Bernice Youngblood, who suffers from dementia, was the victim of [...]

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Market Intelligence training for entrepreneurs

Market Intelligence training for entrepreneurs

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 14, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has launched their Market Intelligence Training Workshop road show across CARIFORUM working in partnership with national Business Support Organisations (BSOs) to build capacity for export within the regions private sector. The concept of market intelligence is relatively new to the CARIFORUM [...]

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A.N.R. Robinson – A Remembrance

A.N.R. Robinson – A Remembrance

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Among the many epitaphs and  eulogies to  A.N.R. Robinson may I add my own as a fellow West Indian.  It was as  a West Indian that I knew him first – as a young Member of the House of Assembly of the Federation of The West Indies when I was a member of [...]

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Caribbean Media House joins CIBN membership

Caribbean Media House joins CIBN membership

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Ricardo Allen is Jamaican born, raised and educated, and a patriot to his country. His attribute goes beyond having full knowledge of the historical and present television programmes, but also has the knowledge of what viewers like and importantly “dislike. Lillian Allen is of Jamaican parentage with a background of more than 10 [...]

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Why There Are No Black People in the Film ‘Noah’

Why There Are No Black People in the Film ‘Noah’

| April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Entertainment news. O.K. let’s see if this makes sense. No doubt, one of the most talked about films so far this year is Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. The film has gotten its share of rave reviews, though there are those who have major problems with it. However, one cannot deny that it is truly an ambitious, [...]

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Lily-white workers wanted says Dutch company

Lily-white workers wanted says Dutch company

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Europe news. “Only whites need apply.” It’s a phrase that would bring any American back to the memories of the segregated south. Except this is a sentiment that was recently expressed in present-day Netherlands, and it was not meant to stir debate about the past. It was a job advertisement. The owner of a Dutch [...]

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Marketing Caffee to help UK charities

Marketing Caffee to help UK charities

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business news. With many charities and not for profit organisations struggling to remain relevant and visible to their intended markets, many have closed up shop. Following work with a few charities CaribDirect Multi-Media has realised that a structured program is needed to provide much needed professional services to charities and not-for-profit organisations committed to making [...]

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10 Mistakes Americans make about the Caribbean

10 Mistakes Americans make about the Caribbean

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. 1. The Caribbean is an Archipelago, a chain of islands. Most Americans believe Jamaica is the Caribbean, They believe that St lucia, Barbados, Trinidad etc are parts of Jamaica. SMH 2. Bermuda is not part of the Caribbean. Bermuda is indeed a beautiful place, actually my second favorite place after St Lucia – [...]

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Carnival 2015: New Soca, Young Blood

Carnival 2015: New Soca, Young Blood

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Soca as a musical genre is as distinct from other music as much as a hummingbird is different from a Scarlet Ibis. This can also be said of its artistes. Each one possesses a unique flavour and style that affect what “their Soca” is used for. As Bungi Garlin one said in the [...]

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