Archive for October, 2015

Usain Bolt now to be known as ‘Dr Bolt’

Usain Bolt now to be known as ‘Dr Bolt’

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr The Honourable Usain Bolt, OJ, the world’s fastest man, has received the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Exemplar Sports Award. “Dr Bolt is one of the greatest men of Caribbean times, and it is fitting that the UWI – a highly respected Caribbean institution – acknowledge his legendary athletic prowess and contribution to regional advancement,” […]

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Careers in Law: Options and Opportunities

Careers in Law: Options and Opportunities

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Coventry School of Law (Faculty of Business & Law) The Global Leadership Programme In conjunction with The British Foundation of the University of the West Indies (BFUWI) present Careers in Law: Global Options, Local Opportunities 2015 Coordinators: Terrence Wendell Brathwaite, Sr. Lecturer in Law, Coventry Law School Ms. Susan Belgrave, Barrister 7 Bedford Row […]

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British actor Sam Sarpong jumps to his death

British actor Sam Sarpong jumps to his death

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

British actor and Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong, 40, has jumped to his death from a bridge despite family and police spending seven hours trying to talk him down. The TV presenter, who co-hosted MTV’s Yo Momma show alongside Wilmer Valderrama, toppled from the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, Los Angeles. County of Los Angeles […]

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It’s all down to money

It’s all down to money

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Money matters.  It will matter a great deal when representatives of about 200 countries meet in Paris from 1 to 11 December to try, yet again, to settle a universally acceptable deal on Climate change. The issues will boil down to how much money it will take to meet the challenges of climate change […]

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First Ever Sustainable Caribbean Roadmap created

First Ever Sustainable Caribbean Roadmap created

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

  The Worldwatch Institute has released the first ever sustainable energy roadmap for the Caribbean to achieve 48% renewable energy generation by 2027. The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report and Assessment, published this week, also suggests a 33% reduction in the region’s energy intensity, with both goals together allowing for a 46% […]

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CAL flight attendant caught smuggling coke into US

CAL flight attendant caught smuggling coke into US

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Caribbean Airlines flight attendant has been caught trying to smuggle 6.5 pounds of cocaine in his underwear. Rohan Myers raised suspicion after he appeared to be ‘very nervous’ when he arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on September 8 from Montego Bay, in his native, Jamaica. He then began ‘sweating profusely’ after U.S. Customs […]

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Caribbean cuisine featured at Wolverhampton school

Caribbean cuisine featured at Wolverhampton school

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pupils at a Wolverhampton school enjoyed a special Caribbean lunch as part of Black History Month celebrations. Catering staff at St Edmund’s Catholic Academy on Compton Road West served up jerk chicken, rice and peas, dumplings, banana curry and traditional Jamaican ginger cake to hundreds of hungry students. Head cook Pam Dhaliwal said: “Here at […]

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Singer Diane Charlemagne dies at 51

Singer Diane Charlemagne dies at 51

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Actor and musician Goldie has led tributes to “gifted” vocalist Diane Charlemagne after her death aged 51. The Urban Cookie Collective singer lost her fight with cancer, which she had been documenting on social media. Diane featured on Goldie’s 1994 hit Inner City Life, which climbed to number 39 on the singles chart. She was […]

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African Caribbean Soldiers during World War 2

African Caribbean Soldiers during World War 2

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

When World War 2 started it was difficult for West Indians to join the army unless they were of pure white descent. Despite that, thousands of people in the British colonies in the West Indies gave their full support to the war effort because most were conditioned to revere the mother country. However, the outbreak […]

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Empress of the Seas to rejoin Royal Caribbean’s fleet

Empress of the Seas to rejoin Royal Caribbean’s fleet

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Empress of the Seas will rejoin Royal Caribbean International’s fleet from Pullmantur next year following a restructuring of the Madrid-based sister company. Royal Caribbean operated the ship between 1990 and 2008 as Nordic Empress and Empress of the Seas. She was transferred to Spanish cruise line Pullmantur following the purchase of the company by Royal […]

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