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January 2011 Blog Posts (24)

Get a Carnival Ready Body

In a fit of optimism, you ordered your Carnival costume one size smaller than your butt, confident that you’ll be able to squeeze into it by the time March rolls around, even if you have to use a shoe-horn and a tub of grease. Now you’ve got six weeks left to be at your glamorous, glittery best on the Big Yard stage.

Next thing you…


Added by CShout1 on January 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Baby Doc's return to Haiti revives dark memories of Duvalier era


Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

U.S. opens the door further on travel to Cuba

For the second time since taking office, President Obama eased restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba. The relaxed rules are scheduled to take effect by the end of this week.

The policy change announced Friday will, according to the White House,…


Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Haitian students blessed by Trini benevolence

In sweet T&T the end of the festive Christmas season signals the commencement of Carnival celebrations. However, amidst the plethora of parties, fetes and festivities, the folks at bmobile are ever mindful of our Caribbean brothers and sisters in Haiti who met severe tragedy one year ago on January 12.

At a recent Christmas dinner event held at the Sir Arthur…


Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2011 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - St James Sec celebrates 50 years

With violence, youth delinquency and teacher absenteeism on the rise in many schools throughout the country, the students of St James Secondary have been called upon to actively pursue their school’s motto to “Set Standards High” and strive for excellence. On Wednesday, students, past and present, as well as teachers and other members of staff, celebrated the school’s…


Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Excerpt: 'American Uprising'

On the night of January 8, the rain continued to come down. Water coursed along the wood roofs of the slave quarters, drowning their staccato voices with streaming, rushing noise.  Twenty-five dark faces looked on as the slave driver turned rebel Charles Deslondes laid out the plan and…


Added by CShout1 on January 20, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

US students enjoy pan

Nineteen students from Delaware University in the United States were given a formal reception last Wednesday, by Deputy Mayor of Arima, Patricia Cedeno-Metivier, who welcomed them at the Arima Town Hall. The students are in this country…


Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The disappearing woman

Imagine finding a gorgeous statue at an antique store; a woman, carved in soft sandstone, so beautiful you bust your budget, take it home, and set it in the garden.

The rain falls, the wind blows, the sun shines and moss grows.  Time and erosion take their toll. Then one day you realise that she’s changed so much you can hardly remember what she used to look like.  You love her anyway, so there she stands, just a shadow of her former…


Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Buju Banton's Before The Dawn Reggae Concert Thrills Fans

MIAMI - The stage was dark, all lights out.......the back-up singers began an inspirational chorus. The audience was on their feet with anticipation as the back-up singers sang and sang. Eventually, a deep, rustic voice joined the chorus, in the still dark stage. The audience recognized the familiar deep voice and roared even though Buju had not emerged as yet.

As the audience roared and waived their lighters, the stage began to illuminate and a majestic,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

US relaxes Cuba travel

There has been an easing of tension between the US and Cuba since Mr Obama came to power.

US President Barack Obama has said he will ease restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba.

The president said he had instructed the relevant government departments to allow religious groups…


Added by CShout1 on January 17, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

Let Freedom Ring!!!!!

"Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Added by CShout1 on January 16, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Canada announces over $90M worth of projects to help Haiti

MONTREAL — Twenty-four hours after…


Added by CShout1 on January 11, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

I’m a pan lover

Former National Calypso Monarch Denyse Plummer is declaring her love affair with the steelpan—the national musical instrument of T&T—like never before. The multiple National Calypso Queen credits her rise as an entertainer to her association with the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Except for learning and playing the…


Added by CShout1 on January 9, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Jamaica prepares to construct first artisan village

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday January 7, 2011 – The northwestern parish of Trelawny is poised to be the site for the construction of Jamaica’s first artisan village. 

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the village will be established on lands which have been donated by the Port Authority of Jamaica, PAJ, and will be adjacent to the new Falmouth…


Added by CShout1 on January 9, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Jamaica's 2011 Reggae Film Festival

With a tradition established over three years since inception by the Jamaica Film Academy, the Reggae Film Festival announces the staging of the 2011 event to be held in…

Added by CShout1 on January 6, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Ancient Jamaican Birds Clobbered Rivals With Clubbed Wings

By Mark Brown, Wired UK

Paleontologists at Yale University have discovered that a prehistoric bird with club-like bludgeons for hands likely used its powerful wings to beat up monkeys, snakes and other predators.

The fowl, named Xenicibis xympithecus, lived in Jamaica…


Added by CShout1 on January 5, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

American brings skateboarding diplomacy to Cuba

Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Rene Lecour's plan started out simple: Take his son on a skateboarding trip to someplace "epic."

While he and his son, Kaya, were searching the internet, they saw videos of Cuba's skateboarders making do with beaten-up and jerry-rigged boards.

Economic shortages and the U.S. embargo make it difficult to get most sporting…


Added by CShout1 on January 5, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Antigua, China sign bilateral agreement

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday January 3, 2011 – China and Antigua and Barbuda have signed four bilateral agreements for the construction of a new airport terminal in the twin-island republic and cooperation in a wide range of areas.

The four agreements pave the way for the commencement of a number of projects including the construction of a new…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments

St. Kitts Focus - Fewer dropouts, more police

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Monday January 3, 2011 – Plans to reduce the drop-out rate in schools will be implemented this year and a new and upgraded police post to serve the southern areas of Frigate Bay and Southeast Peninsula are among strategies to deal with crime in the New Year, says St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas.



Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - Heavenly Delights

At first, the gift sets look like over-sized ice cream sundaes, rich cakes, swiss rolls and cupcakes. On closer inspection, you realise that these yummy-looking treats aren’t edible. But that doesn’t mean that

you want them any less.Shelley-Ann Harris started doing origami (the

Asian art of folding two-dimensional surfaces, like paper, into…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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