Archive for January, 2014

Breaking News: The Mella Centre is Closed

Breaking News: The Mella Centre is Closed

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is just a very short notification to inform you that The Mella Centre has TEMPORARILY CLOSED and our FILM FRIDAY series of films are therefore postposed until further notice. You may be hearing many rumours about the centre and its mangement but you’ll not hear anything negative from BCC other than we expect a […]

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From Queens to Queans: Fall of the African Woman: Part lI

From Queens to Queans: Fall of the African Woman: Part lI

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. When though did things change? The European enslavement of Africans played a major role in the demise of women of African descent. Stripped naked of clothes and dignity, African women were displayed as objects on the auction blocks, thus beginning the over exposure of their bodies in the public arena. On the plantations, […]

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Canada-CARICOM Trade Talks Shrouded in Doubt

Canada-CARICOM Trade Talks Shrouded in Doubt

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Negotiations on a trade agreement between Canada and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have limped along for over five years. Unless political will and energy is now put into the process, the negotiations could fizzle out by the end of June – a ‘drop-dead’ date now accepted by both sides. Abandonment of these negotiations […]

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Does “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?”

Does “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?”

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. Each year, osteoporosis leads to more than 1.5 million fractures, including 300,000 broken hips. Every time when I post on Facebook information about calcium, milk, bone health, it seems to bring an array of confusion.  I will try to clarify some basic information related to bone health. Bone health Bone is living tissue […]

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Miss Teen Caribbean UK Cultural Showcase

Miss Teen Caribbean UK Cultural Showcase

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Miss Teen Caribbean UK hosted their first ever Caribbean Cultural showcase in schools on January 29th 2014. The showcase which featured current Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK Queen Karimah Farrell and Miss Commonwealth Caribbean UK 2012 Chanise Thompson had over 100 students in attendance. The day, which aimed to promote Caribbean Culture amongst […]

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Diaspora News Brief VIII (Building Big Brands)

Diaspora News Brief VIII (Building Big Brands)

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Episode VIII. This week presenter Zena Bland touched base with entrepreneur Theresa Edward of Simplified Business Solutions Limited. David F. Roberts caught up with youth directors, Calvin Solomon and Makeda McMillan of Youth Sauce and the business brand specialist, Kubi Springer.

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Black Artists are excluded from Grammys says India Arie

Black Artists are excluded from Grammys says India Arie

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. The outspoken singer India Arie, who is not afraid to speak her mind, let loose after the Grammys for 2014.  Speaking along with a chorus of many other black performers who are determining that the Grammys are virtually worthless, Arie gave her honest opinions about this and other musical awards shows, which are […]

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“No election until Labour assured of victory”…says Douglas

“No election until Labour assured of victory”…says Douglas

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. PRIME MINISTER and Leader of the ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, the Rt. Hon. R. Denzil L. Douglas emphatically stated that he would not be calling elections until he is assured of his party’s victory. “We are pleased with the support you have given us over the last year in particular and for […]

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Jamaican women welcome oral sex lyrics in Dancehall music

Jamaican women welcome oral sex lyrics in Dancehall music

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. For decades, oral sex has been frowned upon in Jamaica and in Dancehall.  However over the years we have seen a gradual shift in people’s attitude towards oral sex.  In recent times a slew of artists have come out in favour of females who perform oral sex.  However, they still condemn men doing […]

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Trini music student ‘high on schrooms’ jumps to his death

Trini music student ‘high on schrooms’ jumps to his death

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A naked NYU freshman high on hallucinogenic mushrooms plunged to his death from the roof of his dorm in the East Village early Monday — the first day of the spring semester, cops and witnesses said. Titan Lee-Hai, 18, plummeted 15 stories from the Third North Residence Hall at 75 Third Ave. near […]

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