Tag: Suriname

Symbolism and Non-Verbal Communication in African Caribbean Headwear

Symbolism and Non-Verbal Communication in African Caribbean Headwear

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community News. For centuries, African women in southern and West African countries have worn head ties that had several different functions. Firstly, it was worn to protect the head from the sun and dust and in some communities; it was an effective means of communication that helped to promote social interaction. The way in which […]

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Elisabeth Samson a Woman of Substance. Part ll

Elisabeth Samson a Woman of Substance. Part ll

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Elisabeth grew up in the mansion of her elder half sister, Maria, who was married to a rich Swiss planter. Having no children of her own, Maria pampered and indulged her youngest sister. Later, when she remarried, her new husband, Frederik Coeneraad Bosse, taught Elisabeth to read and write, which was illegal for African-Surinamese. Aged […]

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Elisabeth Samson a Woman of Substance. Part l

Elisabeth Samson a Woman of Substance. Part l

| May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Elisabeth Samson (1715-1771) was a free woman who amassed a fortune that in today’s terms would be comparable to that of Oprah Winfrey’s. Not widely known outside of Suriname, many Surinamese assumed that she had acquired her wealth from a rich slave owner and paramour who set her free. However, in a historical novel that […]

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2013 –CARICOM irrelevant or essential?

2013 –CARICOM irrelevant or essential?

| December 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The curtain rolls down on 2012 with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) institutionally weak and its 15 member governments doing little more than paying lip service to the process of economic integration. It seems that the only reason that several governments do not declare CARICOM irrelevant and walk away from it is that […]

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Forward Home: Does the Caribbean Diaspora have power?

Forward Home: Does the Caribbean Diaspora have power?

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

This was a film screened at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, under the auspices of His Excellency, Garvin Nicholas, High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago, London – a 50 minute documentary which explored the contribution of Caribbean people living in global cities to their home countries development. The Executive Producer of this film is Dr. Keith […]

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French Bridge to Brazil: The Caribbean should not be stranded

French Bridge to Brazil: The Caribbean should not be stranded

| January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The world is about to see Europe linked to South America in a way that has never happened before.  A bridge will link French Guiana, the last European outpost in the Americas, with Brazil the largest country in South America and now the sixth largest economy in the world. There are other physical links to […]

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Crunch Time: The Caribbean in 2012

Crunch Time: The Caribbean in 2012

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

2012 dawns on a gloomy horizon for the 15 countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  It is a dawn whose breaking, although foretold, was largely ignored.  If the inertia continues in the vague hope that external conditions will improve to the extent that global buoyancy will lift the region, it is a hope without basis. […]

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Regional Parliamentarians Focus on Gender-Based Violence

Regional Parliamentarians Focus on Gender-Based Violence

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Regional parliamentarians including Antigua & Barbuda Minister of State attached to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Winston Williams, gathered this week at the Terra Nova Hotel in Jamaica to look at ways in which they can lead policy and community interventions to end violence against women and girls. Themed, “Building Political Will to End […]

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