Archive for December, 2015

The Caribbean in 2015 was defined by its politics

The Caribbean in 2015 was defined by its politics

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 30, CMC – Three governments were booted out of office by the electorate in St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago during 2015. But while Dr Denzil Douglas, Donald Ramotar and Kamla Persad Bissessar sat brooding, their counterparts in Anguilla, Belize, Suriname, the British Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the […]

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Meet the Caribbean’s Best Chef for 2015

Meet the Caribbean’s Best Chef for 2015

| December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the increasing culinary might of the Caribbean region, this was not an easy choice. From Anguilla to Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman to St Martin, there are culinary hubs around the Caribbean, places that put a premium on food, where local flavors combine with global inspiration. And these places are home to world-class chefs offering […]

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Christmas remembered by Caribbean Diaspora

Christmas remembered by Caribbean Diaspora

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, During the season, Caribbean people in North America reminisce about the enjoyment of the year-end season as they knew it. Christmas is thought to be a Christian celebration but it has become a kind of secular holiday signalling the end of the year. It is really celebrated by every religious group in the […]

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Guyanese Kwe-Kwe: Part 2

Guyanese Kwe-Kwe: Part 2

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kwe-kwe in Guyana resulted from the fusion of the marriage practices of several different African cultural groups who were enslaved during the African Holocaust. Careful examination of West African marriage ceremonies today can help us to get an insight into the origins of some of the customs that influenced Guyanese kwe-kwe. Igbo Marriage Igba nkwu […]

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A passport to save the economy

A passport to save the economy

| December 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Several countries in the Caribbean now operate a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) under which high-worth foreigners can obtain citizenship and passports of these countries. The CIP has detractors both domestically and internationally, but is their derision fully justifiable, or do the benefits outweigh the unease? Citizenship is a jealously guarded entitlement.  Persons born […]

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Guyanese mother speaks of Indo-Caribbean experience

Guyanese mother speaks of Indo-Caribbean experience

| December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

To be precise, I am an Indo-Guyanese-American: The mother of all hyphenated identities and an illustration of a historic journey from India to the Caribbean. This heritage is commonly packaged in a number of different terms, all of which are heavily used as referential identifiers: Indo-Guyanese. Indo-Caribbean. Caribbean. West Indian. Indian. It is most aptly […]

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Swine Flu raises ugly head in Caribbean again

Swine Flu raises ugly head in Caribbean again

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Another person in Trinidad and Tobago has died after contracting the H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as swine flu. The death occurred between Monday and Tuesday afternoon at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. This is the fifth death from the virus in the twin island republic. A mother who recently gave birth is also being […]

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Guyanese Kwe-Kwe: Part 1

Guyanese Kwe-Kwe: Part 1

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Traditionally kwe-kwe in Guyana was celebrated in country areas such as Buxton, Golden Grove, Berbice and Essequibo. It is a pre-marital celebration that takes place the night before the wedding and is a ceremony performed by African- Guyanese. Traditionally kwe-kwe began with a Ganda. Ganda is a Proto-Bantu word that has the meaning of a […]

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Shark attacks and kills Venezuelan trader

Shark attacks and kills Venezuelan trader

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of seven Venezuelans whose boat capsized near Aruba has died after attack moments before he was to be pulled to safety. A Venezuelan man whose boat capsized off Aruba in the Caribbean has died after a shark attacked him in the middle of a rescue attempt by coastguards. The Dutch Caribbean coastguard said the […]

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Winston McKenzie steps up for Lon Mayors race

Winston McKenzie steps up for Lon Mayors race

| December 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

In response to left-wing multi-culturalists saying Black people in England are more disposed to identifying themselves as British rather than English, former UKIP commonwealth spokesperson Winston McKenzie, announced his membership of the English Democrats party, last Thursday at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. Surrounded by a number of English Democrats officials, well-wishers and friends, […]

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