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Badminton alive and well in the innercity!

Badminton coach Lisco Jackson is convinced that the continued investment in sports is one sure way of providing a lifeline for innercity youth. In a recent interview with the Sunday Herald he pointed to the many badminton success stories, of youngsters from the ghetto, who grasped the opportunity presented to them.

He speaks with passion, tempered by frustration at the inability to reach out to more of the youngsters from the vast talent pool in the innercity, where so many never got… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Conspiracy to kill? -- Entertainer accuses police of trying to kill him after car accident

Imagine stopping at a red light at an intersection, and while you are waiting for the green light, you observe a police car breaking the red light from the opposite direction. Now imagine after the police car breaks the stop light it hits your car, wrecking it.

After some wrangling with the police about the accident it gets worse. A few days later, police officers, including an inspector of police, show up at your premises and proceed to assault you and threaten to kill you on… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

Nevis honours eight local heroes

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Eight individuals who contributed to the development of Nevis, received public recognition from the Nevis Island Administration(NIA) last Wednesday at a ceremony to mark National Heroes Day. The event which was held at the Occasions Centre at Pinneys, formed part of Independence celebration of St. Kitts/Nevis, ahead of Independence Day which will be celebrated last Saturday.

The honourees – Arthur Evelyn, Elquemedo Willett, Ural Swanston, the late Levi Morton,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 23, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Raul Castro pushes Cubans to rethink socialism

By Marc Frank

HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Cubans began taking a hard look this week at entrenched customs like food rationing, pilfering on the job, cradle-to-grave subsidies and black market trading in a national debate called by President Raul Castro.

Authorities have circulated a ten-point agenda for thousands of open-ended meetings over the next month at work places, universities and community organizations to rethink Cuban socialism, focused on the economic themes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 23, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Privy Council's Caribbean complaint

The future of the Privy Council as the final court of appeal for most Caricom member states has been placed into doubt after comments by Britain's top judge.

Lord Nicholas Phillips, has said that the Law Lords on the Privy Council, were spending a ‘disproportionate’ amount of time on cases from former colonies, mostly in the Caribbean.

He will become the first President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom when it comes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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The Pirate's Daughter

Set in Port Antonio, Jamaica, winner of the Essence Fiction Award 2008, A UK Bestseller.

In 1946, Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, arrived in Jamaica in a storm-ravaged boat. After a long… Continue

Added by Margaret Cezair Thompson on September 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Russian-Jamaican Hip-Hop Duo Fly Gypsy To Release The Vodka & Rum Mixtape

(Brooklyn, NY) Taking The Grey Album Concept A Step Further, Fly Gypsy Mixes Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Nas, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes and Jose Feliciano Into Its Own Songs. Russian-Jamaican Hip-Hop Duo Fly Gypsy To Release The Vodka & Rum Mixtape + Kanye West Remix MP3

Fly Gypsy, the hip-hop duo comprised of Russian-born producer/one-man-band Alexei Jendayi and Jamaican-born emcee Kowboy Kom, is proud to announce the release of its… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Getting US attention

By Sir Ronald Sanders Business analyst and former Caribbean diplomat

During this month, I was invited to deliver a lecture to 85 high-ranking military officers from Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East on the subject of US relations with its Central American and Caribbean neighbours.

In preparing the lecture, a comment on the Caribbean’s weakness and lack of capacity to command international… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bahamas outlook clouds for Haitians

Thousands of Haitians see the Bahamas as a land of promise.

By Nick Davis - BBC News, The Bahamas

Row after row of taxis are lined up along the street, their drivers milling about as tourists stream off the latest cruise ship to have docked in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas. A tour guide approaches a group of American visitors asking if they want a ride in his horse and carriage - they decline.

"Things are slow, people just… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Role of calypsonians should be recognised - The view from Barbados

From left: Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Barbados, Dr. Ian Austin, Director of the EBCCI, Professor Gladstone Yearwood, and Dr. Hollis ‘Chalkdust’ Liverpool, speaking after Friday’s lecture.

Calypsonians have a long history of identifying and suggesting solutions for crime in the Caribbean and should be recognised for their contribution. Seven-time Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago and Associate Professor of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 6:34pm — No Comments

The Bahamas celebrates Caribbean Wellness Day

The Bahamas joined the rest of the Caribbean on Saturday, September 12 in celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day under the theme: “Love My Body”. Pictured viewing local produce on display a the Ministry of Health on Meeting Street are Camille Johnson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette and Dr Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health. (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham)

NASSAU, The… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte open Havana film office

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- American artistes Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover inaugurated on Friday the Havana office of the traveling Caribbean film festival, which is celebrating its second edition.

The opening of a venue of this project that includes traveling Caribbean film showcases dedicated to children and adolescents received strong support that will allow the further expansion of the initiative, which has already reached 31 countries in the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

OAS member states hail Inter-American mission to Haiti as a major success

WASHINGTON, USA -- The OAS Permanent Council on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the inter-American mission to Haiti which took place September 3-6, and praised the leadership of the Chairman of the Haiti Task Force and the Haiti group of Friends, Ambassador Albert Ramdin; they also welcomed the collaborative efforts among the participating Inter-American institutions and expressed the hope that this cooperation will strengthen in the coming months.…


Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Large turnout at Independence Parade

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – WITH their usual display of precision drills, skill and discipline, members of Federation’s armed and St. Kitts’ unarmed units executed a brilliant Ceremonial Parade earlier today in commemoration of the country’s 26th year of Independence. Sometime after 7:00 a.m. today, the units converged at the Warner Park Football Stadium and took their positions in anticipation of the arrival of Prime Minister of the Federation, Dr.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Unique methods used to smuggle drugs into jails

Marlon Vickerman and Rasbert Turner, STAR Writers

A brazen woman who padded the Sunday dinner for an inmate at the Constant Spring Police Station with ganja, Rizzla (rolling paper) and a lighter ended up becoming a prisoner herself after police discovered the drug and paraphernalia and arrested her.

Reports reaching THE STAR is that on Sunday, Gaynor Lawes showed up at the police station's lock-up area with a container of food she was about to deliver to an inmate during… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Cayman, UK at loggerheads

The governments of the UK and the Cayman Islands remain far apart over how to handle the British territory's fiscal crisis.

The leader of the Cayman Islands government, McKeeva Bush has told BBC Caribbean that he will not accept British suggestions to introduce direct taxes for the first time to raise money and narrow a widening deficit.

The territory is seeking the approval of the British government to borrow over $350 million to help clear a debt caused by huge… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Volunteers pick up several thousand pounds of trash and recyclables from Hellshire public beach.

By Delroy A. Whyte-Hall

Freelance Writer/Blogger

On Saturday, September 19th, from 8:00am till 12 noon, over 500 volunteers from Kingston and St. Catherine took action to rid the Half Moon Public Beach at Hellshire in St. Catherine of unsightly and harmful debris.

Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an international event with over 60 countries around the world participating, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts on the planet!…


Added by Delroy A. Whyte-Hall on September 20, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Cuba rocks to huge peace concert

Hundreds of thousands packed into central Havana for Cuba's biggest open air concert since the 1959 revolution.

Havana is hosting the biggest open-air concert since the 1959 revolution, featuring some 15 top Latin American, Spanish and Cuban performers. Hundreds of thousands of people - many wearing white - are attending the event in Revolution Square, Havana. Colombian singer Juanes, who organised the "Peace without Borders" concert, has… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Lawyers rapped

Concerns have been raised over a lack of professionalism by some lawyers practicing in the Eastern Caribbean. This has led to further calls for specific laws governing their conduct. The Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Hugh Rawlins, said he had received numerous complaints from members of the public in the sub-region about lawyers’ behaviour. Speaking at the formal opening of the 2009/2010 law year in Dominica, Mr Rawlins… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

USAIN BOLT 9.58 SuperParty- For Fun, Charity and Celebration

Sep 20, 2009 -Kingston, Jamaica:

Usain Bolt and his management team have announced that they will host a two day series of activities ending with a one-of-a-kind SuperParty, December 4-5, 2009.

“We want to achieve several objectives”, outlined Norman Peart, Usain’s Manager. “Of course we want to celebrate Usain’s phenomenal 2009 achievements with his friends, family and fans, and we felt that nothing would better represent Usain but a party where he could mingle and have… Continue

Added by Paula-Anne Porter Jones on September 20, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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