Archive for July, 2014

Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

Fund Raiser for Steel Band Arranger Jit Samaroo

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. A benefit concert will be held next week Friday for legendary steel band arranger Jit Samaroo who is suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. The Benefit concert” will feature BP Renegades, nine time Panorama champs for whom Jit created a signature sound. The family band, the Samaroo Jets and Supa Nova, the band founded by […]

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Large Tiger Shark Washes Ashore on Mustique

Large Tiger Shark Washes Ashore on Mustique

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Mustique, July 29, 2014 –A tiger shark was found floating dead on Tuesday morning amongst large quantities of seaweed (Sargassum seaweed) in Rutland Bay, part of the Mustique Marine Conservation Area. An unusual occurrence in the Grenadines and in the Caribbean region, and indeed globally, the shark was found by sea turtle researchers […]

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Traditions in African childcare practices  Part 2

Traditions in African childcare practices Part 2

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Developmental Science. Vol. 1, Domains of Development across Cultures, had this to say about such childcare practices: Community news. “Among African and Caribbean cultures, childcare routines include formal exercises to stimulate development of particular skills. To facilitate sitting, mothers hold newborns on their laps and support them round their waists ((J. […]

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Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

Launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Grand launch of 40th Anniversary of Nevis Culturama Festival 2014. For further information, visit the official ‘site: www.culturamanevis.com. It’s the MR & MISS TALENTED YOUTH PAGEANT with competitors from Elizabeth Pemberton Primary | Joycelyn Liburd Primary | Ivor Walters Primary |Violet O.J Nicholls Primary | Charlestown Primary | Nevis Academy | Maude Crosse Preparatory […]

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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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China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM

China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The word will not be spoken in any formal speeches and it won’t be mentioned in final statements and declarations, but it will be talked about in the corridors and it will be at the back of everyone’s mind as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits five Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations […]

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Bolt ready for more

Bolt ready for more

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports News. It seems the world has not seen the last of Usain Bolt. The six-times Olympic gold medallist and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt […]

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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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