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August 2010 Blog Posts (30)

TCL Skiffle Bunch turns out 59 young pannists

Fifty-nine youngsters who spent their vacation learning how to play the national instrument graduated in splendour on Thursday at the TCL Skiffle Bunch panyard at Coffee Street, San Fernando. Divided into two groups, Tiny Bunch and Little Bunch, the youngsters took part in the annual mid-year pan programme which spanned six weeks. As she congratulated the young pannists, TCL’s group public relations manager Michelle Langton remarked: “Musical… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 30, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Atlantic could see three storms churning by end of weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE, USA (MCT) -- The 2010 hurricane season has shifted into high gear, with three tropical storms possible by the end of the weekend. Hurricane Danielle is weakening a bit and is expected pass well east of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center forecast. Tropical Storm Earl became a hurricane Sunday as it approaches the northern Leeward Islands.

Meanwhile, there's a good chance that another storm, Fiona, is forming… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 29, 2010 at 8:44pm — No Comments

A literary note for reggae music

TORONTO, Canada -- Reggae music is striking a different note with the publication of a new novel by acclaimed Jamaican-born and Toronto-based author Horane Smith. His fifth novel Reggae Silver has been released. Bob Marley, Reggae’s most familiar face, has been credited for taking Jamaican music from the slums of west Kingston, to stages on all continents during the 1970s. Today, the music transcends many cultures, races, and ethnic groups.

Now,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 28, 2010 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Magic Pot: Nansi Stories From The Caribbean

Author Odeen Ishmael reveals engaging tales of Caribbean culture through the pages of The Magic Pot: Nansi Stories From The Caribbean. This book comprises a collection of popular folk stories from Guyana and other countries of the Caribbean region. The starring character in all of them is Nansi whose exploits form part of the folklore of these countries. “Nansi”, the starring character in all the stories, is also popularly known as “Anansi”. But in… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 28, 2010 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Tobago flair reigns in heart of Germany

“Limbo your way to Tobago” was the overt message, and, with Tobago Lime as its motto, the Tourist Development Company Ltd’s (TDC) tour of Germany this summer was specifically to promote the island. Munich yesterday, Frankfurt today, Wiesbaden tomorrow, Mannheim this evening… there was no time for the steelband players of the Euphonic Sounds Steel Orchestra of Tobago to to take a break. And while Yellow Bird, Banana Boat, or Feeling Hot Hot Hot may… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 26, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Women go wild for men of The Cloth

Left: Jerome Alexander strides confidently against the wind. Centre, Jeremy Tai Chew in his element. Right:Russell Wilkinson-Taitt had women breathless. Photos: SEAN NERO

Men of The Cloth had women attending a charity fashion show, held at Satchmo’s Jazz Club located on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, on August 1, smitten. Male models, suited up in creations from fashion house The Cloth, under the creative direction of Robert Young, caused quite a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Chinese women celebrate 150 years in Guyana

“Chinese women came here as refugees, not knowing what to expect; to a strange land with strange foods and people, and an even stranger language. We have made our lives and our homes here among friends who showed us a welcoming hand and whom we set out to emulate.” These were some of the sentiments echoed by Mrs. Margery Kirkpatrick at the Chinese Association last Wednesday as the Chinese community celebrated 150 years since the first Chinese women… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Dare Yourself

Often, while I hover between dreams, the muse drops by with hints for a topic different from the one I have been working on. Roused from sleep, I reach for my notebook on the nightstand and scribble her dictation. This is what she left on a recent visit. When life gets ho-hum and predictable, when you’re bored out of your wits, dare yourself to.

Dream a bigger dream

Nothing is wrong with a small… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2010 at 7:56pm — 2 Comments

Ladies night out - Trini style

Beauties filled the precincts of the Trinidad Country Club in Maraval to witness the unveiling of Harts International Carnival 2011 portrayal Planet Rock designed by Gerald Hart. The launch, which was held on August 14, was a perfect reminder that Carnival is woman.

There were 15 sections: Turquoise in Matrix, Andesine, Aquarmarine, Ametrine, Peridot, Moonstone, Howlite, Hematite, Heliodor, Goldstone, Citrine, Chrysocalla, Azurite, Sardonyx and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Web of Support for Trini moms

When her first child was born four years ago, Suzette Camacho, like thousands of women before her, found herself inundated with questions and doubts. Where in Trinidad and Tobago could she find a good crib? Which paediatricians came most highly recommended? As her daughter, Taylor, grew, so did her questions. Were there any good pre-schools in her area? Where could she take her daughter to have fun in a clean, safe environment?

Realising there… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Seafood feast in Trinidad

LEFT: Chef Sombat Mekhawong was one of the chefs behind the mouth-watering dishes. RIGHT: Executive chef Carlos Gomez Photos: Andre Alexander

The smell of seafood wafted through the Hilton Trinidad on Wednesday as throngs of people descended to taste and savour an array of sumptuous and superb seafood meals, which were all part of the hotel’s first food promotion for 2010 titled “Food Fest.” The promotion, staged in collaboration with the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How to make growing your own vegetables earth-friendly

There was a time when it was the norm to go out in the yard and pull fresh vegetables up from the soil. At some point over the years, we moved from the goodness of home-grown vegetables toward processed foods and microwave dinners. Now consumers are becoming more aware of the financial value of growing their own vegetables, and how doing so can bolster the health of their families and of the earth.

Vegetable gardening might sound intimidating,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Child Safety is more than 'Don't talk to strangers'

Now that we’re at the beginning of summer, parents need to pay special attention to child safety protection. Malls are crowded; children wander and child abductors prey on kids. In light of the recent kidnappings, Treg Stark, creator of Professor Safety, offers Ten Tips to Child Safety, designed to protect our children.

Ten Tips to Child Safety

1) Know the lures abductors use. Kids are enticed by gifts and special treats. "Come see my… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 20, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Gyptian joins Jr. Gong & Nas on Distant Relatives tour

Just days after being recognized as the most popular dancehall artiste in North America,

based on on-line searches according to data from search engine Google, VP artist Gyptian has been added to the Damian "Jr Gong" Marley and NAS Distant… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 20, 2010 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Gyptian performs at Club Genesis - Greensboro

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Gyptian had the ladies rocking all night at Club Genesis, Greensboro NC. The Brightworks Promotion/Kode Blue event was a success as Gyptian fans braved the rain to hear this rising star. It went without saying that the women were out in their numbers and had the place rocking all night. When Gyptian began "Hold You" the roof almost came off the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 20, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Junior Marvin and the Wailers rock Charlotte

Added by CShout1 on August 19, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Junior Marvin and the Wailers rock Charlotte

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Junior Marvin and the Wailers performing at Charlotte's Neighborhood Theater last night August 18th. The Brightworks Promotion event was well attended and fans heard many of the old favorites made popular by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The band also performed cuts from their upcoming album set for release in February 2011.

Check back for more pictures on this site and also at… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments


Harlem New York will never be the same after being exposed to the passion and energy that Marva Allen brings to the conference table. Single-handedly her activism has brought unity and structure to a floundering community. She has taken on a role that has been uniquely American and designed for politicians, but like most West Indians with a vision, she refuses to accept mediocrity and living beneath the threshold of success. At the time of her birth… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 14, 2010 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Uncovering jobs a major challenge since Haiti earthquake

Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Even before the disaster, unemployment was estimated at 70% or higher. Reconstruction will help many, but projects are years away. Pedro Milien used to bend iron into grillwork for doors and windows in Haiti's capital. The work was sporadic and low-paying, but it felt like a blessing in a land where real jobs can seem like a mirage. Milien's rippling arms are now idle. Haiti's earthquake not only toppled his home… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 13, 2010 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Kaleidesccope of Jamaican culture showcased at Culturama 2010 in South Florida

The Tivoli Dance Troupe formed part of the kaleidoscope of performances at the Culturama 2010 Mello-Go-roun’

FT. LAUDERDALE - Culturama 2010 Mello-Go-Roun’ returned to South Florida as the audience was treated to a kaleidescope of cultural performances from Jamaica at the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts in Coral Springs, South Florida, last Sunday (Aug. 1). Part of the celebrations for Jamaica’s 48th anniversary of Independence, here… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 13, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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