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October 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Look younger without spending a cent

Many feelings of insecurity we as women experience are fuelled by the onslaught of images from a looks-obsessed culture. Although we know the face gracing the cover of our favourite magazine has been Photoshopped beyond the borders of reality, we internalise the message: a pretty face is a young-looking face. When women hit “a certain age”, many of us plunge headlong into programmes designed to combat those fine lines and wrinkles, and the softening… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 31, 2010 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

Passion the key in Trinidad's local film industry

Local independent film maker Ryan Khan gestures during candid conversation with Carla Foderingham, chief executive officer, T&T Film Company, left and British independent film maker Uzma Hasan. Photo: SEAN NEROL

British film-maker Uzma Hasan believes exciting times await this country’s emerging film industry. But she said the true success in this creative economy will not be shaped by… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 31, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

First Woman Elected President In Brazil

With nearly 95 percent of the ballots counted, Rousseff had 55.6 percent compared to 44.4 percent for her centrist rival, Jose Serra, the electoral court said. Rousseff, the hand-chosen candidate of wildly popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, won by cementing her image to Silva's, whose policies she promised to continue.

She will lead a nation on the rise, a country that will host the 2014 World Cup and that is expected to be the globe's…


Added by CShout1 on October 31, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

A strong signal for Carnival

Caribbean son and Jamaican artiste, Busy Signal, says he’s ready for T&T Carnival. With a monster soca track that’s receiving rave reviews locally, the artiste will, in no uncertain terms, be a big part of the upcoming C2K11 season. From dancehall to sweet soca

The track, Get Outta My Way, is one of two hits that have been receiving support from the local public. The second song, Bend Ova, on the 2011 Oil Mas riddim, has also been a welcomed… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 28, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Marley memories...a son remembers in Dear Dad

“All suffering occurs where love is not occurring. All the world’s problems and all the world’s solutions can be bridged in as short of a distance as the 12 inches between the hemispheres of your brains and the chambers of your heart.” —Excerpt from Dear Dad by Ky-Mani Marley

Ky-Mani Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis, has released his biography, Dear Dad. In the book he recalls the struggle of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 28, 2010 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

Red Rose for Gregory

Gregory Isaacs performing in Charlotte, NC. GBurkeImages Photo

For the second time in three months, the local Jamaican entertainment industry has been thrust into mourning, following the death of one of Reggae music's standard bearers. First it was Sugar Minott, who made his transition on July 10, and yesterday, after weeks of speculation, came news that Mr Gregory 'the Cool Ruler' Isaacs had in fact passed on. Known for his distinctive voice and stage… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Chinese Culture comes alive at Trinidad's Dragon Boat Festival

In search of entertainment hundreds gathered at the newly refurbished Anchorage in Chaguaramas on Sunday. The occasion was the Chinese Arrival Dragon Boat Festival 2010. The first race got underway around 10.30 am and with the final dose of team excitement scheduled to commence at 4.45 pm, the enjoyment began along Anchorage Bay, Chaguaramas. The Chinese culture, its authentic traditions, food and entertainment offered a great deal to patrons who… Continue

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

UWI St. Augustine turns 50

As the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) celebrates its 50th anniversary its principal, Professor Clement Sankat, board, faculty and friends are doing great things for not just its student population, but for the longevity of the region’s premiere tertiary education institution. Just last week, over one million dollars in bursaries were distributed to deserving students, the 20th year such a gesture has been made.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 23, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

A 'female Obama' seeks California attorney general post - Jamaica connections

Los Angeles, California -- She's been called "the female Obama" by some media, and the president even paid her a visit this week to help her political fortunes. Like Barack Obama, she aspires to a lot of firsts. Kamala Harris is the daughter of a father from Jamaica and a mother from India, and she's seeking to be the first black woman attorney general of California. If elected, Harris would be "the first female, the first African-American, the first… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 22, 2010 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment


VP Records recording artist Gyptian continues to rack up nominations this awards’ season with his nomination for ‘Best Reggae Artist’ at this year’s Soul Train Awards. The reggae singer will also be performing live at the awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, November 10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the Soul Train Awards will premiere on both… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 21, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

St Lucian woman makes US Military History

She abides by a simple creed: “Hard work and pride in what I do!” On a beautiful fall day, October 1, 2010 this daughter of St. Lucia, who hailed from the East Coast village of Dennery, etched her name in U.S. military history. Chief Warrant Officer Four, (CW4) Coral J. Jones, who may best be remembered in St. Lucia by her maiden name Benn, became the first African American to be promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). This distinguished and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 17, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Check out these shows..they might be cancelled if they don't get higher ratings

I want to spread the word in case you want to check it out...They only have 5 million(the better ones have 10/11 million) viewers and might be cancelled.

"UNDERCOVERS" drama, filled with action, some comedy and a sizzling different spy story weekly. Wonderful chemistry between this very handsome and pretty good black actors who each week travel to a different European country and or Caribbean island solving stories full of…


Added by Josephine Thompson Spence on October 15, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Final miner reaches the surface

SANJOSEMINE, Chile — Hours ahead of schedule, the last of the 33 miners trapped for more than two months 700 metres below the Earth’s surface inChile was winched from the depths and reunited with family members. Luis Urzua, the shift supervisor, was raised to the surface through the narrow Phoenix capsule at 8:55 p.m. ET, completing the miraculous rescue of the group which has affectionately become known as “los 33.” An operation officials initially… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 13, 2010 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Steel Pulse to perform at Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

Roseau, Dominica – Steel Pulse, UK’s Grammy Award Winning reggae band, is the final of many outstanding acts to sign to perform at Dominica’s 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival, which will take place October 29 – 31, 2010.

Established in 1975, Steel Pulse is the only UK reggae group to win a Grammy, when they took home the Best Reggae Album category for their album Babylon The Bandit in 1985. Their international success earned them further… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 13, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Reggae Singer Breaks from Tour to Honor the U.S. Secretary of State

Duane Stephenson and U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, meet in Washington, D.C. during a World Food Program award ceremony on October 5, 2010.

WASHINGTON, DC - Reggae singer/songwriter Duane Stephenson was recently invited by the World Food Program (WFP) to perform in honor of the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The event took place at the George McGovern Leadership Award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 13, 2010 at 8:38pm — No Comments

"CARNIVAL" What you like best about Carnival? What country?

Tell what you like best about CARNIVAL. We in Toronto Canada celebrate Carnival with what we call CARIBANA!!!!
See the link

Added by UZMAN on October 9, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Cuba: Torn between hope and anxiety

HAVANA, Cuba, Friday October 8, 2010 – The radical restructuring of employment launched by President Raul Castro has Cubans, on the one hand, feeling anxious about possibly losing their jobs and, on the other, looking forward to testing the real scope of opportunities in the private sector, where an estimated 250,000 additional people may soon be working for themselves.

Registration to work on a self-employed basis in one of the 178 areas that… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 8, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Haiti: Living in Limbo

Haiti, living in limbo. The pictures and the stories are gripping, powerful and will get you in the gut. To think that a country in the western hemisphere, mere hours from the "richest country on earth" would suffer a disaster of this magnitude and still cannot provide the basic for its citizens is appalling. Follow this link and be moved to action. Haiti needs our help. Let your conscience drive you to the kind of aid you will give.

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Added by CShout1 on October 8, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Celebrity chef adds flair to Colombian food fest

The Hyatt Regency Trinidad, in collaboration with Copa Airlines and Proexport, will be hosting a Colombian Food Festival from October 6 to 9. Working with Hyatt’s executive chef, Fernando Franco, and his team, Colombian celebrity chef Catalina Velez Ocampo will prepare and offer authentic Colombian cuisine to all guests. In addition, four top salsa dancers from Colombia will be performing nightly at the hotel during the four-day festival. They have… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 8, 2010 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Cuba makes guayabera shirt its official garment

HAVANA -- When Fidel Castro suddenly decided to shed his trademark olive green military fatigues and don street clothes in public for the first time in 35 years, a white guayabera shirt over blue slacks is what he put on. A resolution from the Foreign Relations Ministry published into law Wednesday makes the guayabera Cuba's official formal dress garment and mandates that government officials wear them at state functions. That's welcome news in a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 6, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

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