KINGSTON, Jamaica: When the Gift of Life Cardiac Centre opens next year at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, it will be the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Beverley Needham, said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed with multiple stakeholders, including Chain of Hope in the United Kingdom, Caribbean Heart Menders, the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida and Rotary District 7020, for… Continue
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KINGSTON, Jamaica: Buju Banton, who is in the midst of fighting drug charges, and reggae legend Gregory Isaacs who succumbed to liver cancer recently, are included in a list of five nominees for the Best Reggae Album in this year’s Grammy awards. Buju’s 10-track album, ‘Before the Dawn’, which was released in September and debuted at number two on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart while the singer was still in prison in Florida, has earned him a spot… Continue
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Her police record can rival her social one. Through the years she has sang with Helenites, was a member of the National Arts Guild, the National Theatre where she acted in Banjoman. She has won the National Service Award and sat on many committees including the National Task Force for Discipline and the National Council for Drug Prevention (now known as the Substance Abuse Secretariat). Branford warmly accepted the invitation to be interviewed. Sitting in…Continue
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Thais Mc Gowan, left, shares this beauty call with Cherise Amoroso, Candice Cozier and Janine Rajah. Photos: SEAN NEROEight collections ranging from exquisite jewelry, home decor and confectionary—from seven local and one foreign designer—were on show last Friday, when speciality store Stetchers hosted a reception for customers at its Long Circular Mall, St James branch. This was in addition to the other existing signature collections in… Continue
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Fearing that the obscure xylophone-like instrument could be a casualty as Afro-Colombian traditions disperse amid migration and other pressures, officials are taking steps to preserve and promote the unique musicThe performing style of the man Angel Marino calls the greatest marimba player ever may help explain why the instrument is so obscure outside the villages along Colombia's Pacific Coast mangroves. "He only played after dark and usually naked,"… Continue
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As dominant as Roger Federer is at traditional tennis, there does exist an offshoot of the sport that the super Swiss would have trouble mastering. It’s called road tennis, and it’s been one of Barbados’ best-kept secrets for decades. Created in the 1930s by those who couldn’t afford to play lawn tennis, road tennis is essentially a miniaturized version of the version we all know, which means technique and coordination inherent to ping pong are… Continue
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While coming of age is a cause for celebration for most teens, residents of Childrens’ Homes have good reason to fear reaching the age of 18. At this time, the State and private bodies no longer see themselves as responsible for them, and they are left to fend for themselves. Kathleen Hypolite and her husband, Hamilton, have opened up their home to these young girls, as well as many others who are escaping abuse or family crises.
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The Rotary Club of San Fernando South is seeking to benefit from some of the goodwill of the Christmas season as it prepares to launch its annual donation drive. Rotary club President Dev Gosine, speaking with the Guardian at the club’s charity brunch yesterday at Naparima Boys’ College, San Fernando, said later this week barrels will be placed at schools in the Southern district for collection of foodstuff and toys for distribution to needy families.… Continue
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These multi-ethnic ladies from T&T Guardian disclose their racial compositions. From left ,standing: Bobie-lee Dixon (see story), Juan Swan — African, Carib and Spanish; Janelle Downes — African, Indian, Chinese Portuguese and Spanish. From left (front row): Chanice Gibbs —French, Spanish, Scottish, Portuguese and Carib; Nadine Ali—Caucasian, Indian and African, Roxanne Mannette—Spanish, Portuguese, African and Indian. .Photo: Keith MatthewsCan… Continue
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NEW YORK - Reggae singer/songwriter sensation Etana returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album Free Expressions in February 2011 from VP Records. Before her new studio effort hits the shelves, VP Records is releasing a digital EP entitled Free, which features three of her current hits that are also included on the album. The digital EP drops on December 7, 2010, to satisfy fans during the wait for the full-length album.
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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 is set to headline the 15th anniversary of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. The event will be held from January 23 – 29, at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, located just east of the island’s tourist capital, Montego Bay. The popular Los Angeles-based quintet, which this fall released its third studio album, Hands All Over, has built a growing industry and fan base since 2002,… Continue
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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 Asian-American attorney… Continue
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Thousands of patrons, from babies to grandmas and grandpas, floated in on the unmistakable aroma of the world renowned Jamaican jerk that permeated Markham Park in Sunrise at the 9th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. The event delivered on the promise to be bigger, better and spicier, as the organizers put together another excellent gastronomical and cultural experience for lovers of jerk foods, Caribbean culture, music and entertainment. The park… Continue
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MILAN - Jamaican sprint superhero, world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt took a break from his training yesterday to visit the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy and experience a different kind of speed. The World's Fastest Man, who was at the San Siro in Milan on Sunday to see the Inter-Milan football squad, has a long-standing admiration for high performance sports cars, and was clearly delighted to test some of the… Continue
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Trinidad-born US-based writer and professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy will in the next few months release Connecting the Literacy Puzzle.Co-edited with Dr Sandra Golden of Ohio the book will feature work from Eintou Springer, Nancy Herrera ALTA and internationally writers from Morrocco and Senegal.Kathy Dunn of the Kent State University reviewed an advance copy of the book.
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When people think of Caribbean fashion, Guyana is hardly likely to come to mind.Guyanese designer Sonja Noel is on a mission to change that. The owner and founder of Mariska's Designs, Noel has been staging an annual fashion weekend in Georgetown, Guyana, over the last four years with the aim of giving exposure to talented designers and aspiring models.
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At least three Caribbean nations are among the best places in the Western Hemisphere, if not the world, in which to live.Barbados, the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago in that order were placed among the world’s top 60 states when it came to quality of life indicators –health, education and income -- as assessed by United Nations experts while Belize, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname were placed lower down the global order.
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In Cuba, American artists and musicians are going where tourists and politicians cannot. In October, trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis came to Havana with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. And last week, the American Ballet Theater was in town for the first time in 50 years. It's the latest attempt at cultural diplomacy for two long-estranged neighbors with similar tastes in arts and entertainment.
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RANGE: Concha Buika has been compared to Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. (Bernardo Doral)Reporting from Madrid — — Concha Buika moves like a dancer, roaming the stage as if she were playing by the sea. Barefoot, sinuous in sparkling gowns, her hair pulled back from her pretty face in elaborate braids, she appears both childlike and womanly, engaging the audience with her emotions, giggling shyly when overcome by her feelings. The vocalist, who uses… Continue
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