Category: Dominica News

Jamaican dancehall promoter Allen dies

Jamaican dancehall promoter Allen dies

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Miss Teen Caribbean UK Finals 2014

Miss Teen Caribbean UK Finals 2014

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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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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Is immigration good or bad?

Is immigration good or bad?

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Virtual discussion on Human Imagination

Virtual discussion on Human Imagination

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Machel Montano to perform at Scala on Monday

Machel Montano to perform at Scala on Monday

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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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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Traditions in African Guyanese childcare practices

Traditions in African Guyanese childcare practices

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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