Archive for July, 2015

Black women were banned from wearing hair in public

Black women were banned from wearing hair in public

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?” My sister asked me. “WOW. Really?” I replied. I’d probably heard of this in one of my black studies classes in undergrad, but who remembers everything they’ve been taught? Besides, this information felt instantly […]

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Saint Vincent hire bridge designers to stop flooding

Saint Vincent hire bridge designers to stop flooding

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) entered into a contract with Egis Eau of France on July 13, 2015, for the design and supervision of bridge replacement and flood mitigation works in Kingstown, Green Hill, Dauphine, Fenton, and Arnos Vale. The contract, worth some EC$1.96 million, is funded by the World Bank […]

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Under water volcano off Grenada acting up

Under water volcano off Grenada acting up

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, July 23rd from 1:25am to 3:00am local time, a strong continuous signal was observed on instruments monitoring the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano. Signs of elevated seismicity (earthquakes) began on 11th July and continue to present. For the period since the 11th July a total of more than 200 micro and small earthquakes, […]

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Dangerous British woman flees to Dominica after UK medical probe

Dangerous British woman flees to Dominica after UK medical probe

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A British woman, who is being investigated in Britain for selling potions containing bleach as a “miracle cure” for cancer and autism over the internet, has reportedly fled to Dominica after authorities began a probe into her activities. It is reported that Amanda Mary Jewell hopes to set up shop for her controversial alternative medicine […]

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Talented Jamaican Teenager Featured on CNN

Talented Jamaican Teenager Featured on CNN

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

At only 18 years of age, this teenager from Jamaica is certainly making all the right moves to ensure that he succeeds in life. Radcliffe Saddler has already been interviewed by CNN, spoken at Harvard, earned an Associate Degree and he starts his new job as an associate analyst for IBM Market Development and Insights today. IBM selected only […]

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Canada revises travel requirements from Barbados

Canada revises travel requirements from Barbados

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE GOVERNMENT of Canada has issued a revision to its new entry requirements for all visa-exempt travellers seeking to enter that country by air. Effective March 15, 2016, it will become mandatory for Barbadians travelling to Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). The application must be submitted online and will be available from August […]

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Gershom Browne of the British West Indian Regiment

Gershom Browne of the British West Indian Regiment

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gershom Browne of the British West Indian Regiment and the Great War of 1914-1918 The 28th July 2014 marked one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918). Because there were many talks and television broadcasts on the subject, I recently asked a group of people in their seventies and also some […]

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Reggae Boyz make historic win over USA

Reggae Boyz make historic win over USA

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world was stunned (including Jamaicans) on July 22 when the underdogs, Reggae Boyz beat the mighty Americans 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. It was a historic win for the Reggae Boyz as this is their first time advancing to the Gold Cup Final. Reggae Boyz upset the natives to the point that they […]

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Usain Bolt speaks to CaribDirect at SAG London

Usain Bolt speaks to CaribDirect at SAG London

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remarked by an experienced mainstream journalist as ‘the most heavily attended press conference he had ever attended in his 20 year career’, Usain Bolt’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games (SAG) Press Conference at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel yesterday 23rd July was standing room only. Caribbean superstar athlete, Jamaican Usain Bolt was the main attraction at the […]

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Climate change: Time for talking is over

Climate change: Time for talking is over

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge.   That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your possessions and your entire heritage.   It also entails the suffering […]

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