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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

Cuba's land distribution plan keeps farmers waiting

Cuban farmer Idalmis Garcia goes along the piece of land the government has assigned to her at the village of Las Guasimas, outskirts of Havana. AFP PHOTO



LAS GUASIMAS, Cuba (AFP) -- Idalmis Garcia is on the cutting edge of Cuba's bid to boost food production and proudly shows off the small plot of land President Raul Castro's government put her to work on. Now she wants more.

"I asked for as big a piece of land as they could give me,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Bahamian scientist's turtle research to be published in major science journal

TENNESSEE, USA -- A young Bahamian scientist’s groundbreaking study on freshwater turtles has earned him the opportunity to be featured in one of the world’s leading international journals. Stefan Moss, who spent two years collecting samples and data from the reptiles he encountered in the Tennessee River will now have the findings of his research documented in Chemosphere.



Chemosphere is a well-known international journal focused on… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Police accused of selling weapon to gunmen

Another policeman has found himself in trouble with the law.



The Constable, who is a member of the Island Special Constabulary Force, was picked up on Friday afternoon for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a service pistol at the New Kingston Police Post.



It is reported that the Glock pistol disappeared on Sunday from the police post and that the probe has pointed investigators to the cop now in custody.



According to reports the Constable and a… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on July 18, 2009 at 2:27am — No Comments

Bolt beats rain again, 9.79sec into slight head wind in Paris

Paris, France – On a cool, extremely damp night in the Stade de France Usain Bolt defied the rain again to win the 100m in a meeting record of 9.79 sec this evening (17) at the Meeting Areva, the fourth of sixth meetings of the ÅF Golden League 2009.



Bolt braved heavy rain similar to the conditions he faced over 200m in Lausanne on 7 July, to secure a 9.79 win (-0.2m/s) which obliterated Asafa Powell’s meet mark of 9.85sec set here in 2006.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 17, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Jamaican hero brought to life with exhibit

Charlotte Post, Charlotte N.C. July 16, 2009

If you look at the artwork of Adeola Fearon you may see a queen looking out into the water. Or a slave ship out in the distance, money on an island or the beauty of Jamaica’s Western Blue Mountains. However you see the artwork is your own interpretation. But when you read the story behind the piece of art you’ll learn the painting is actually of Queen Mother Nanny, a heroine in Jamaica’s history.



Queen Nanny was brought to Jamaica as… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 17, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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