May 2010 Blog Posts (31)

T&T: History! Kamla is Madam prime minister

Her victory over former prime minister, veteran politician Basdeo Panday for the leadership of her Party the United National Congress (UNC), might have served as a warning to Manning that she was determined to take on the establishment and take it down. The new prime minister, in her victory speech at Rienzi Complex in Central Trinidad on Monday night said, “As prime minister-elect of our great republic of Trinidad and Tobago, let me say how…


Added by CShout1 on May 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cuban Creole choir brings solace to Haiti’s children

"Just looking at their faces as they listened to our songs was extremely moving," Ms Miranda told BBC World Service. The 10-piece choir, Desandann, spent two month-long tours in Haiti as part of Cuba's relief project following the January earthquake. Working with the Haitian cultural ministry, Desandann ran workshops in displaced persons camps, as well as performing for the public in specially arranged concerts.

"When we arrived at the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Online English class a draw for Haiti survivors

Students in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, learn English via live online lesson s on laptop computers. The long-distance English classes are the brainchild of Karl Purnell, a 76-year-old author and former journalist who has used the Internet and video hookups to teach young people in Nepal. (Karl Purnell / May 23, 2010) Teaching by video from the U.S., Americans instruct Haitians in post-earthquake tent camps in the English the survivors say they need. The…


Added by CShout1 on May 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

School Days Lift Spirits In Quake-Ravaged Haiti

At his school in Port-au-Prince, Lochard Samael, 6, works on a math problem with his teacher. He lost his father in the Jan. 12 earthquake but has since been able to return to school. Lochard Samael works on a math problem with his teacher. David Gilkey/NPR

In Haiti, one of the strongest signs of life returning to normal four months after the earthquake is that each morning, the streets are once again filled with children in school… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 22, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Nicaragua: A hike up the active volcano Concepcion

LOOMING: Volcán Concepción, viewed from smaller volcano Maderas on the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe, hasn't erupted in 50 years but is capable of "ash burps." It rises 5,280 feet up from Lake Nicaragua. (Megan Kimble)

Reporting from Altagracia, Nicaragua: On the road south from the international airport in Managua, Nicaragua swooshes by, unfurling in buzzing, humid green. Fields of swaying banana trees recede from the road in rows, the shaggy fronds… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 22, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

9.86 World leading time for Bolt

Best ever season opener

The world leading time prior to this meet was Tyson Gay’s 9.89 intermediate time from Manchester straight 200m race last Sunday. Given that result and also Asafa Powell’s super fast 9.75s windy result in Doha Diamond League meet, it’s clear that others will be lowering their results in the 100m and Bolt has to be alert. Before the race he seemed to be exactly that looking extremely concentrated and quiet minutes…


Added by CShout1 on May 19, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

9.86 World leading time for Bolt

Best ever season opener

The crowd at the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting held in Korea on Wednesday, was not disappointed as Usain Bolt started his 100m season with a World leading 9.86 seconds performance. Overall the half-full Daegu stadium…


Added by CShout1 on May 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

As Haiti looks forward, it looks back at its birth

ARCAHAIE, Haiti -- Its red and blue colors have long symbolized strength, the coming together of two separate groups of freedom fighters, joining forces in their quest to become the first independent black nation.

Now as Haiti prepares to honor its beginning, the 207th anniversary of the flag that has long symbolized its strength -- L'Union Fait La Force -- the nation finds its people struggling to reclaim their identity in the midst of handouts, foreign troops and an uncertain… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 18, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Digicel delivers a bigger better Saint Lucia Jazz 2010!

Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy (far left) enjoys a moment with her family while enjoying the ambience of the Digicel's Egyptia.

Digicel, the Bigger, Better Network was the proud Platinum sponsor of the 19th edition of Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. Ranked one of the five top festivals in the world. Digicel was geared up to create a Bigger, Better Jazz experience for all patrons from around the world. With a magical and unforgettable experience… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 18, 2010 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Haitian-Born Actor to receive Humanitarian Award from International Luxury Media’s at the 3rd Annual Better World Awards

Jimmy Jean-Louis

LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Jean-Louis, star of NBC’s action-drama “Heroes” and founder of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, will receive the Humanitarian Award from Academy Award winning actor Sean Penn during International Luxury Media’s 3rd Annual Better World Awards’ (BWA) Glitter and Glam Ball. The invitation-only black-tie gala, cocktail reception and dinner will take place at The Lotus VIP Club On Le Goeland Beach during the Cannes Film… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 18, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Top Caribbean Musician Says Gospel Music is Growing

Jamaican gospel singer Papa San (left) rocked Grand Cayman on Friday night. Here, he stands on stage with Pastor Miles McPherson of Miles Ahead at Black Pearle Skate Park in Grand Cayman. CAYMAN ISLANDS - Former reggae and dancehall star turned gospel musician Papa San believes gospel music is gaining in popularity in the Caribbean. Speaking on local Cayman television before rocking the island of Grand Cayman last night, Papa San said people are on fire…


Added by CShout1 on May 18, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ne-Yo pays tribute to Michael Jackson in St Lucia

Ne-Yo’s song repertoire and his dance moves kept the audience mesmerized. nights have become one of the most anticipated Jazz shows out of the extensive festival. The Friday event has featured Amy Winehouse in 2009 and Air Supply and Michael Bolton in 2008. A number of other notable performers have graced the Friday night Jazz stage and in 2010, organizers of the Jazz festival took things to another level adding R&B singer Ne-Yo to the line-up. The…


Added by CShout1 on May 16, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation Courts and the Jamaica Library Service broaden Autism information access points

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation Courts and the Jamaica Library Service broaden Autism information access points

Parents of children with Autism who cannot read can now go to the Tom Readcam Library and view local DVDs on Autism as well as overseas instructional DVDs and movies about Autism.

This became possible on May 13 when The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation presented the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) with multimedia equipment… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on May 16, 2010 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Powell a big hit at Canon Laurie Anglican

A World acclaimed sprinter took the opportunity to ‘LIME’ with students at the Canon Laurie Anglican Primary School on Tuesday. It was an experience they will never forget.

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell who was once the world’s fastest man, was the guest of honour at the school courtesy of the telecommunications company LIME. He was there as part of LIMES’ CARIFTA Schools Sports Campaign competition, involving LIME mobile customers across… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 11, 2010 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Laura Izibor falls in love with Looshan cocktails

Jazz on the Grill sounds good!

There seems to be a continuous disconnect between what obtains for public relations in the real world and what passes for the marketing of Saint Lucia. Time and time again we have missed or simply chosen to ignore the star power behind the utterances of any celebrity who have visited the island. Who am I kidding; we have yet to utilize our very own Nobel laureate Derek Walcott in any meaningful way, to market Saint Lucia,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Caribbean Divas exceeds expectations!

Bad Gyal Ce’Cile had no trouble keeping the audience’s attention!

Now that’s what you call entertainment, I definitely got my money’s worth.” So said some patrons of the just held Caribbean Divas concert when the lights went down on Thursday night. Though it was the middle of the workweek, Samaans Park was the place to be. It was ladies night, and the feeling was right, for the thousands of persons who attended the highly promoted show.…


Added by CShout1 on May 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gramps Morgan Wins 3 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) - What's Next?

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NEW YORK - Gramps Morgan took home 3 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) recently including Best Song, Best New Entertainer, and Best Crossover Song. A member of the internationally renowned reggae band, Morgan Heritage, Gramps is no stranger to success.

In 2009, after nearly three decades providing backing vocals for his brother and lead vocalist Peetah Morgan, Gramps took centre stage, reinventing himself and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 9, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms worldwide and a very special "CaribShout Out" to the cream of the crop, our Caribbean Moms.

Added by CShout1 on May 9, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cuba allows foreign investment in tourism

Cuba has announced plans to allow foreigners to develop golf courses, marinas and related land projects to boost the nation's tourism industry.

Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said Havana was in advanced talks with "several potential foreign partners".

The Communist government is reportedly considering granting foreigners medium- to long-term leases of real estate, as Cuba prohibits foreign ownership.

Havana hopes the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 7, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

St Lucia undefeated at ECVA Under-20 Male Volleyball Championships

St Lucia’s Julien Bissette (third from the left) and members on the All Star team selected following the recent ECVA Under-20 Men’s Volleyball Championships.

St Lucia led by a stellar performance Julian Bissette captured the inaugural Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Under-20 Men’s Volleyball Championships which took place in Antigua from April 29 to May 2.

Following their arrival at George FL Charles Airport on Monday, team… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 7, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

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