Archive for August, 2016

“Infamous” Notting Hill Carnival gets Green toilets

“Infamous” Notting Hill Carnival gets Green toilets

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F. Roberts Whether spoken or not the inconvenience of not being able to relieve oneself without being ripped off by opportunistic landlords looking to exploit Notting Hill Carnival has long been a consideration for families wanting to experience the splendour of Europe’s largest street party. It would seem that Royal Borough of Kensington and […]

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Trump’s Mississippi miscalculation

Trump’s Mississippi miscalculation

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, on June 26, 2011, a 47-year-old man, Craig Anderson, was on his way to celebrate his birthday when he was attacked and murdered by ten white teenagers in a parking lot in Jackson, Mississippi. Why? No reason, other than he was black. The ten reportedly first attacked Anderson, punching him repeatedly, before […]

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Mighty Malt is secret ingredient for Curry Goat

Mighty Malt is secret ingredient for Curry Goat

| August 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F. Roberts Author Mary Ellen Jones in her book, daily life on the nineteenth century American Frontier cited quite an interesting and relevant cowboy quote,”Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.” Relevant because it was revealed today by the respected chef Solomon Smith, proprietor of the famous Brixton […]

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Grace Foods Caribbean Food Week on to a good thing

Grace Foods Caribbean Food Week on to a good thing

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

By David F Roberts On what can only be described as an absolute scorcher, the highly anticipated Caribbean Food Festival kicked off in 27 degrees centigrade heat. Perfect weather for the presentation of an array of Caribbean food stalls boasting variety, taste and authenticity against the backdrop of the historic Windrush Square and iconic Black […]

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Ms Trinidad and Tobago finals on September 3rd

Ms Trinidad and Tobago finals on September 3rd

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

A presentation of twelve beautiful finalists takes place next weekend at the Polish Centre in Hammersmith, London. The show supported by entertainment starts promptly at 7pm so be sure to be on time.

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Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Changes due to Tropical Storms Forming

Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Changes due to Tropical Storms Forming

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Late August through early September is prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean. Even as it dies down, Tropical Depression Fiona spurred Royal Caribbean to make adjustments to itineraries, and Tropical Storm Gaston is on the horizon. Both Oasis of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas will skip stops in St. […]

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Caribbean Food Week Festival this weekend

Caribbean Food Week Festival this weekend

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Caribbean Food Week, the UK’s biggest celebration of Caribbean food and drink, will be held from August 22 – 29 this year. The highlight is the two-day Caribbean Food Week Festival at Windrush Square, Brixton on August 26th and 27th. The event features live cookery demonstrations, sampling, a range of Caribbean street food stalls and […]

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Grenada: The real winners of the Olympics

Grenada: The real winners of the Olympics

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

While a lot of press has been given to the successes of Usain Bolt and Team Jamaica in this year’s Rio Olympics, an alternative view has deemed ‘The Spice Isle’ Grenada as the triumphant nation in the games. Grenada’s Kirani James won the nation’s only medal of the games – a silver in the 400m, […]

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The best Carib-inspired Olympics memes

The best Carib-inspired Olympics memes

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

History has been made at the Rio Olympics games. With all eyes on Usain Bolt in his bid to win 3 more gold medals before his retirement, his dominance in the 100m and 200m so far did not disappoint. The internet reacted accordingly to the Jamaican’s trademark brilliance, and every other bit of drama along […]

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High Court rules School practiced racial discrimination

High Court rules School practiced racial discrimination

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Boy’s family wins case in high court against school in Harrow that bans ‘gang-related’ hairstyles. A school’s anti-gang ban on unconventional hairstyles has resulted in “unlawful, indirect racial discrimination which is not justified”, the high court has ruled. The test case decision is a victory for the family of African-Caribbean teenager “G”, who wears his […]

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