Archive for June, 2014

Non-Verbal Communication in African Caribbean Headwear Part II

Non-Verbal Communication in African Caribbean Headwear Part II

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. In the 1970s, the black coloured tam, similar in shape to today’s beanie hat, became a symbol of African consciousness among young African Caribbean males. Later as many youths embraced the Rastafarianism movement and grew dreadlocks, a more practical type of head covering was needed to accommodate and cover their growing hair. The […]

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Jamaican Tourism Professional Receives Award

Jamaican Tourism Professional Receives Award

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

LONG SERVING JAMAICAN TOURISM PROFESSIONAL RECEIVES CTO’s MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD      Former director general of tourism in Jamaica Carrole Guntley is bestowed with CTO Lifetime Achievement Award at Caribbean Week New York ~ (NEW YORK, New York) 6 June 2014 – A long-time Jamaican tourism professional today received the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s highest honour for […]

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Community icon jailed for money laundering

Community icon jailed for money laundering

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Brixton Splash co-founder/board member, Reggae producer and music store owner, Blacker Dread has been jailed alongside five other people (including a former credit controller) for stealing £700,000 from  Sutton based company ICMD Ltd. Blacker Dread, whose real name is Steve Burnett-Martin was jailed for two and a half years for receiving £230,411 in fraudulent payments as part of the […]

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Cuban ambassador tours Barbados cassava projects

Cuban ambassador tours Barbados cassava projects

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. FAO leads effort to attract support for regional development initiative. Bridgetown, Barbados 23 June 2014 –  In its ongoing effort to address the region’s mounting $US4 billion plus annual food import bill, the Food and Agriculture Organization, in close collaboration with other regional agricultural agencies, has identified cassava development as a key pillar […]

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JAMPRO shares investment promotion good practices

JAMPRO shares investment promotion good practices

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, Barbados, June 17, 2014: The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), organized and executed a study tour to Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s trade and investment promotion agency, in Kingston, Jamaica between 10-12 June 2014. Seven regional investment promotion (IP) professionals, […]

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Anguilla: Culinary Caribbean Destination of the Stars

Anguilla: Culinary Caribbean Destination of the Stars

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. Wikipedia. Hon Hayden Hughes head of Tourism for Anguilla does a brilliant job selling […]

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BVI: Transparency and public accountability

BVI: Transparency and public accountability

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Transparency and public accountability: easier said than done Caribbean news. At a recent political meeting in idyllic Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, the New Chairman and First Elected Leader of the Grand Ole Party admitted that in past years his organization had not been good at listening to the cries of Joe Public. For this […]

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Popular Cricket Fun Day returns to Birmingham in August

Popular Cricket Fun Day returns to Birmingham in August

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

West Indies Cricket news. Sports promoter, Sted Wallen a.k.a widely known as one of the nicest men in cricket, from Birmingham invites cricket enthusiasts to the up-coming  Malcolm Marshall Sports & Cultural day. The Memorial Cup which honours the late Malcolm Marshall will this year take place on Sunday 24th August 2014 at the Handsworth Park […]

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Grenada Makes Passionate Plea To The Developed World

Grenada Makes Passionate Plea To The Developed World

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, JUNE 1, 2014 – GIS: Grenada has made a passionate plea to the developed world for widespread assistance to help the Caribbean achieve the targets set for sustainable development and climate change adaption. Agriculture Minister Roland Bhola made the appeal to more advanced and technologically developed countries   saying Caribbean countries face […]

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St Lucia: Yes, It matters who pays

St Lucia: Yes, It matters who pays

| June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The prime minister of Saint Lucia Dr Kenny Anthony, who was in attendance at the Group of 77+China meeting summit in Bolivia this past weekend, stated on social media that “Saint Lucia is not paying a cent for my attendance.” I take this to mean no per diem; no airline ticket; no loss […]

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