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Future of CARICOM states will always be challenged by small size, says Jamaica PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding listens keenly to some Caricom advice from former Prime Minister PJ Patterson a guest at a reception in celebration of the conferment of the Order of the Caribbean Community.



KINGSTON, Jamaica (OPM) -- Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the future of CARICOM states remains, and will always be challenged by our small size. "In this chess game of international politics and diplomacy, we can no longer play… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 28, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Singapore business delegation visits Jamaica

Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry(left), speaking at a meeting at his Ministry, Kingston, with members of a Singaporean team of investors who visited Jamaica last week. Seated beside him from left are: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Alwin Hales; Dr Aloysius Tay, Jamaica's Trade Counsel in Singapore; and Veronica Seetho, Head, Human Resource and Finance, Asian Charter, Cargo Consultancy.



KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2009 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Castro hints at more belt-tightening for Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro speaks in Holguin, 750 km east of Havana, during the celebrations for the Cuban National Day. AFP PHOTO

By Jeff Franks



HOLGUIN, Cuba (Reuters) -- More belt-tightening may lie ahead for Cuba as President Raul Castro said on Sunday the government will look at making its second "adjustment to expenditures" this year due to the effects of the global financial crisis.

He said Cuba needs to press ahead with… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2009 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Bolt and Gay highlight in London, Day 2 - IAAF World Athletics Tour

Usain Bolt in full flow 4x100m relay mode in London (Getty Images)



London, UK - There were world leading performances for Lashinda Demus and Tirunesh Dibaba on the second day of the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace today but it was sprinters Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay who again captured the headlines.

The Aviva London Grand Prix is a Super Grand Prix status meeting as part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour 2009.



I… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 25, 2009 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Against the wind Bolt blasts 9.91

London, UK – A cool, blustery wind put paid to any chance of fast times on the first day of the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace this evening, but Usain Bolt still managed to put on a show for his expectant public. Sprinting into a headwind of -1.7m/s, the Jamaican star proved to be a class apart yet again as he drew away from his opponents to win by a yawning 0.2s margin in 9.91. Bolt described his start as an improvement on Paris and hinted… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 24, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Reggae music, wild parades send 'vibe' through Toronto Caribana

Brightly colored costumes and floats are seen in Caribana in Toronto. AFP PHOTO



TORONTO, Canada (Bloomberg) -- Mention Toronto and steel drums, Carnival and reggae music probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. From July 14 through Aug. 3, however, Canada’s biggest city opens up for Scotiabank Caribana, which promotes itself as North America’s largest celebration of Caribbean culture. Now in its 42nd year, Caribana gives 1.3… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 23, 2009 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Royal Ballet gives perfect presentation of Manon in Havana

Cuban dancer from the UK's Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta, performs at Garcia Lorca theater in Havana. AFP PHOTO



HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Royal Ballet’s perfect performance of Manon, a classic of the 20th century, at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, was rewarded by a standing ovation from the public. Cuba's leading dancer Carlos Acosta, invited by the prestigious British company, and Spanish Prima Ballerina Tamara Rojo took on the leading… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 22, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Women Stabs Husband After He Returns Late From United Match

Police have detained a Malaysian woman who allegedly stabbed her husband in the chest for coming home late after watching the pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Malaysia.



The man had promised to come back immediately after the match in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday evening, but his wife was "very angry" when he returned after midnight, the district police chief Abdul Jalil Hassan said.

The woman stabbed him twice in the chest with a kitchen knife and then took him to a… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on July 22, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Anguilla Celebration in New York

During the recently concluded Caribbean Week in New York, a slice of Anguilla was brought to New York by way of a rooftop celebration at the city’s meat packing district in downtown Manhattan. The Gansevoort Hotel elegant rooftop garden was transformed into Anguilla’s Dune Preserve complete with a stellar performance by the Dune’s creator Anguilla’s own musical treasure Bankie Banx. Officials from the government and Anguilla Tourist Board, along with repre­sentatives of the major resorts, the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Dominica: OECS Focuses On Global Downturn

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC - Finance Ministers from the sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meet here last Friday to discuss the impact the global economic crisis is having on their economies.



Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who is also Finance Minister, will chair the 65th meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s (ECCB) Monetary Council taking over from Harold Lovell, Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Finance, the Economy and Public… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2009 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Jamaican Set To Compete in “World’s Last Great Race”. Yes, The 2010 Iditarod!

Following his recent sign up in Alaska, Jamaican musher Newton Marshall looks set to build on the island’s tradition of excellence in winter adventure sports. Under the guidance of three-time Iditarod, four-time Yukon Quest champion and two-time ESPN/ESPY “Toughest Athlete” nominee Lance Mackey, Marshall will begin preparation to test his skills in the 2010 Iditarod, also called “The Last Great Race”.



Marshall who had his start at Chukka… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

James Wins World Youth 200 Metres

BRESSANONE, Italy, CMC – Grenada’s Kirani James secured his second gold medal at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championship on Sunday when he superbly won the men’s 200 metres on the last day of the meet. James, 16, clocked a personal best 21.05 seconds to win, adding to his 400-metre triumph on Friday. “I am thrilled and happy. I did my best,” said James, who won ahead of Spain’s Alberto Gavalda (21.33).

Allison Peter, of the US Virgin Islands… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Up Close And Personal With Queen Ifrica

By Walter Greene

She is the undisputed new Queen of Consciousness coming out of the Caribbean. With her debut CD entitled, `Montego Bay’ the town of her birth burning up the charts, Queen Ifrica, winner of two IRAWMA International Reggae & World Music Awards is busy promoting her music and carrying her message across the world. Her schedule is grueling, but the love of performing and reaching out, propels this talented lady to move forward… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2009 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Brightworks Promotion One Love Concert

Greensboro, N.C. Sean Paul surprise peformance in Greensboro was a highlight of a day filled with very good performances. Brightworks Promotion LLC has once again demonstrated that they are the pre-eminent promoter of Reggae events in the Carolinas and surrounding states. The day's events got off to strong start with the rock/reggae band The Movement out of Columbia S.C. Four guys who really know how to rock. Great vocals, tight bass line and a wicked… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 20, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Bill Clinton surprised by discord in Haiti

Haitian President Rene Preval and former US president and new special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton speaking with a child during their visit at an emergency hospital in Gonaives. AFP PHOTO



PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) -- Former US President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday a lack of cooperation between Haitian politicians, aid groups and business leaders was hurting efforts to help the impoverished Caribbean nation. Clinton, on his first… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Mandela turns 91!



JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 91st birthday Saturday -- as his wife reveals he is struggling to deal with the indignities of aging. Graca Machel told CNN in an exclusive interview that the Nobel Peace Prize winner was finding it difficult to come to terms with the limitations of age but he is fighting to carry on working with his charities. Mandela spent 27 years in jail… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Reggae at the Ritz celebrates Independence, honours Beres

Legendary Reggae singer Beres Hammond



New Jersey's landmark Ritz Theatre is once again paying homage to the drum and bass sounds of the islands with the second annual installment of Reggae at the Ritz. This year's staging welcomes Reggae legends Beres Hammond and Culture, along with acclaimed Roots Reggae singers Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson to fete Jamaica's 47th year of Independence.

Hosted by Icon World Entertainment and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Pierre calls on constituents to hang in there!

It might just be us but does Kenny Anthony seem a little distracted? The Opposition leader is seated next to SLP Castries East Chairman Desmond Auguste (center) and Castries East MP Philip J Pierre.



While Kiddies Carnival was in full swing and causing some traffic issues, people decked out in red shirts made their way past the Mindoo Phillip Park to the Marchand Combined School for the Castries East Annual Conference. Needless to say this… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Dynamic Kids are Junior Carnival winners



The sun was out in all its glory on Sunday July 12 to celebrate with the young ones as they made their way from the Vigie Multi purpose complex through the city, to the Mindoo Phillip Park. It was the celebration of Junior carnival, which this year featured nine junior carnival bands, and hundreds of young participants from across the island. The bands leading the charge were Dynamic Kids who collaborated with Mas Action to present “The Market… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Former Turks and Caicos premier asks court to block suspension of constitution

Outgoing Turks and Caicos Premier, Michael Misick



LONDON, England: Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has moved to the High Court in London seeking an order to prevent the British government from suspending the Constitution of the TCI. He is challenging the legality of TCI Constitution (Interim Amendment) Order 2009 purportedly made pursuant to the West Indies Act 1962 on 18 March 2009 and laid before the British Parliament on… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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