Archive for June, 2013

Fugitive Spy Edward Snowden and the limits of US power

Fugitive Spy Edward Snowden and the limits of US power

| June 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

First story about the spy and his craft in the digital age On May 20, 2013, or thereabouts, 29 year old US citizen, National Security Agency contractor, and computer techie, Edward Snowden, willfully disappeared from the USA with a mind and laptop filled with state security secrets. Snowden’s first port of call was the Chinese […]

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Painting the Wind: The ambition…of a Caribbean man

Painting the Wind: The ambition…of a Caribbean man

| June 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Painting the Wind: The ambition and frustration of a Caribbean man Every now and again, a book comes along that will be kept near to hand and will end up very dog-eared by constant use. Such a book is Ian McDonald’s A Cloud of Witnesses published by The Caribbean Press.  It is a collection of […]

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Sourav is Lara’s favourite

Sourav is Lara’s favourite

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among all the Indian captains that he has played against, Sourav Ganguly is the “favourite” of West Indies cricket batting legend and former skipper Brian Lara as he feels his leadership against arch-rivals Australia was “astonishing”. “Sourav is my favourite. His leadership against Australia in Australia was astonishing. I have great respect for him,” Lara […]

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Nelson Mandela: Caribbean Friend on the verge…

Nelson Mandela: Caribbean Friend on the verge…

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela has spent the last few weeks in hospital suffering from a lung infection, and according to sad reports emerging from the country, his  condition is critical and appears to be teetering on the balance. The 94-year-old, who served 27 years in prison for opposing the Apartheid government, became a […]

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St Lucia Jazz Makes History: The Finale

St Lucia Jazz Makes History: The Finale

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In St Lucia news, As they say, “all good things must come to an end.” Sadly the curtains have come down on one of the most entertaining, engaging and fun filled times in lush green St.Lucia. Thirteen days of pulsing rhythms spanning all genres of music; Zouk, Caribbean Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Calypso, Hip Hop/R & […]

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T&T issues Survival Kits for residents

T&T issues Survival Kits for residents

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

RECOGNISING that this part of Trinidad, is most vulnerable to devastating floods, landslides and other natural phenomena associated with the hurricane season, officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) last month handed out flood survival packages and first aid kits to residents of Diego Martin. Hundreds of volunteers gathered outside the Diego […]

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Reigning Ms Carival enjoyed her reign

Reigning Ms Carival enjoyed her reign

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2013; KINGSTOWN, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – It is a year since Roxanne Didier-Nicholas of Saint Lucia was crowned Ms Carival in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and says she enjoyed every minute of her reign. In an exclusive interview with Caribbean news agency CaribDirect.com the Saint Lucia beauty queen said, […]

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Artist Michael Connell: Through the Lens

Artist Michael Connell: Through the Lens

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

I met Michael Connell, a talented artist originally from the Caribbean island of Barbados, on the 8th of June on the opening day of his ‘Povera’ exhibition held just outside the large gates of the Lewisham police station. Michael contacted me to photograph the event, which involved the public being invited to help paint one […]

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Re-thinking taxing tourism

Re-thinking taxing tourism

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news, are governments in the Caribbean killing the goose that lays the golden egg?  This question relates to the number of taxes that governments are applying to the tourism industry and, particularly, to the cost of airplane tickets for flights originating in their countries. In some cases, the cost of government taxes […]

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St Lucia: Black & White Conference a success…

St Lucia: Black & White Conference a success…

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Conference is “watershed” moment in Caribbean sports for development effort Joyner-Kersee calls for sustainable approach for sports for development. CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA: The Sport in Black & White Conference and Youth Forum has been hailed as a “watershed” moment in Caribbean sports for development efforts by, Dr. Morella Joseph of CARICOM, and Paula Mohamed-UNDP Barbados […]

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