Category: Did U Know…?

The Origins of Christmas Part III

The Origins of Christmas Part III

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

History commentary. Father Christmas, St. Nick or Santa Claus is depicted as a fat white bearded man dressed in a red suit. In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol written in 1843, Father Christmas is described as wearing a green suit. However, during the late 19th century Father Christmas evolved from a thin emaciated man who […]

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Carnival historical book launch in August

Carnival historical book launch in August

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  Caribbean news. Carnival Village Trust would like to invite you to the book launch of ‘Carnival– a photographic and testimonial history of the Notting Hill Carnival’. Please RSVP by August 1st.   

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Community icon jailed for money laundering

Community icon jailed for money laundering

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Brixton Splash co-founder/board member, Reggae producer and music store owner, Blacker Dread has been jailed alongside five other people (including a former credit controller) for stealing £700,000 from  Sutton based company ICMD Ltd. Blacker Dread, whose real name is Steve Burnett-Martin was jailed for two and a half years for receiving £230,411 in fraudulent payments as part of the […]

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Canadian Reggae Hit: Good rhythm trumps senseless lyrics

Canadian Reggae Hit: Good rhythm trumps senseless lyrics

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Music news.   “Rude” was originally based on a real-life situation. The lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been in an unhealthy relationship with a previous girlfriend. One day, after his girlfriend had gotten mad at him and started to become harsh, Narsi began singing the lines “Why you gotta be so rude/ don’t you know […]

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Who rules from financial services rules?

Who rules from financial services rules?

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. On May 29 the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) issued a public statement in which it said that it “recognises Guyana as a jurisdiction with significant AML/CFT (anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing) deficiencies”.   That’s fair enough since Guyana is the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country that has not adopted AML/CFT legislation […]

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Antigua: Observer Mission to witness general elections

Antigua: Observer Mission to witness general elections

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. London, 6 June 2014 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma announced today that the Commonwealth will send an observer mission to Antigua and Barbuda for the country’s general elections this month. The Secretary-General constituted the mission at the invitation of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.  The Rt Hon Paul East QC, former Attorney […]

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Narine WI’s best T20 player

Narine WI’s best T20 player

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

West Indies Cricket news. Sunil Narine was adjudged the Twenty20 Cricketer of the Year at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association awards ceremony, in Jamaica, on Thursday. The award comes after Narine didn’t find a spot in the West Indies squad for the Test series against New Zealand. Narine’s […]

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Bahamian Businessman, shares his success story!

Bahamian Businessman, shares his success story!

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Nassau, Bahamas (June 2014) – Brutha Magazine has launched their Spring 2014 issue #8 featuring Bahamian businessman, Mark M. Roberts. As the owner of Builders Mall (Tile King, FYP & The Paint Centre), Mr. Roberts finds himself continuously treading new waters and shattering glass ceilings. As this issue’s cover, Brutha sought to display […]

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St Lucia: The snakes among us

St Lucia: The snakes among us

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Letter to the editor: Dear Sir: Another guy, from the same unashamed United Workers Party (UWP) and former minister for national security minister, Guy Mayers, has come out swinging at the United States government. “Honestly I did not see the need or the sense in that investigation and the government actually had to amend certain […]

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BVI man charged with boating accident fatality

BVI man charged with boating accident fatality

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Police yesterday charged Dion Stevens, 33, of Scatliffe Alley with manslaughter in relation to February’s fatal wounding of local fisherman Jose Angel Titley in a boat collision. Stevens is scheduled to appear in court today. Marine police inquiries indicate that the collision occurred in Road Harbour as Titley, the sole occupant of a […]

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