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Featured Blog Posts – March 2011 Archive (15)

Jolly Boys to tour Europe with Sade

PORT Antonio-based mento band The Jolly Boys are continuing their trendsetting ways under the guidance and direction of manager and head of Geejam Records, Jon Baker.

Following a personal invitation from international recording artiste Sade, The Jolly Boys have announced that they will join Sade on her European tour this spring.…


Added by CShout1 on March 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oasis of the Seas sails to Falmouth, Jamaica

MIAMI - Jamaica’s Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths was on hand last Saturday (March 19) to share in the moment of excitement with some of the nearly 6,000 passengers aboard the new mega liner – Oasis of the Seas – before it embarked on its Caribbean voyage to Jamaica from the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 26, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus - Duncan Constantine: The vision of an artist

Creative people are special in their own right.  They see things that others don’t.  Their interpretations come from the depths of an unknown and for this, they are admired and even revered.  St Lucia is a treasure trove of artists and artisans.

Photographer Bill Mortley offered a suggestion for this week’s column.  He said to me, “Oh Alisha! This man is…


Added by CShout1 on March 24, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Black community in Canada recognizes St. Lucia's Karlyn Percil

Her warm smile which seems forever present is what draws you to her, at the first encounter. After that, it is her wit and her passion for not just sharing her… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Making a difference for Autism

CKFTO (Left) Chairman Liz Aleong and vice chair Sofia Figueroa Leon take some time out in the ball pit.


There was a time when, if your child was born with autism, a learning disorder or cerebral palsy, they would have a very good chance of ending up in an asylum or in jail or on the streets as an…


Added by CShout1 on March 16, 2011 at 11:46pm — 1 Comment

Donate An Autism Resource to "The Tom Readcam Autism Kiosk In Jamaica"

Everyone, April is Autism Month so we are asking all the friends on CaribShout to join us in an effort to resource the Autism Kiosk at the Tom Readcam Library in Jamaica. If you can buy us a piece of source material be it video, audio resource or book about Autism and mail it in you will help the development of the fight against the issues arising from the Autism disorder. You can start now and for those living faraway which means outside of…

Added by Maia Chung on March 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Big turnout for Naps Trinidad charity fete

While the finals of the International Soca Monarch competition attracted a mammoth crowd last Friday, some southerners were feteing for charity. The Naparima College Association of Past Students held their annual Carnival Cooler fete last Friday at the car park of the Naparima Bowl in San Fernando. The $250 per ticket proceeds went toward the less…


Added by CShout1 on March 12, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Tobago crowns two queens

Denesha Johnson and Nicole Thomas are the new Miss Windward Afro Queen and Calypso Competition winners, respectively. The two women copped the titles at the Cyd Gray Complex in Roxborough, Tobago, last Saturday. Hosted by the Tobago Festivals Commission and the Windward Carnival Development Committee, the competition is in its 42nd year and saw 11 queens…


Added by CShout1 on March 12, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Karene takes $2m Trinidad Calypso Monarch title

Karene Asche, 27, is the 2011 National Calypso Monarch and winner of the art form’s record-breaking $2 million first prize. The two-time Junior Calypso Monarch gave highly polished performances of her two selections, Careful What Yuh Ask For and Uncle Jack at the Dimanche Gras show at the Queen's Park Savannah, on Sunday night to get the judges’…


Added by CShout1 on March 8, 2011 at 1:58am — No Comments

Dookeran leads J’Ouvert band - Trinidad Carnival

Congress Of the People political leader Winston Dookeran participated in J’Ouvert yesterday morning as a masquerader in the party’s band, Is Meh Pardner Ship. The band attracted a great deal of attention as it passed the main judging point at South Quay, Port-of-Spain, led by Dookeran who played King of the band, Captain of the Thinkin’ Ship.…


Added by CShout1 on March 8, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Mr. Vegas & Etana deliver on CIAA weekend

Photos by: GrahamBurke Photography (see many more at

Performing on barely six hours notice, Mr. Vegas wowed his adoring fans in Charlotte NC with a blistering, entertaining and wild performance. It's one of the biggest weekends in Charlotte as the city hosts the annual CIAA basketball…


Added by CShout1 on March 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Monty Alexander, Maxi Priest and A.J. Brown for Reggae Jazz Fusion

FORT LAUDERDALE - South Florida will be treated to a rich and explosive combination of reggae and jazz when Jamaican jazz great Monty Alexander, renowned reggae crooner Maxi Priest, and respected cabaret singer A.J. Brown hit the stage for the first annual Reggae Jazz Fusion.

The event, produced by Riddims Marketing, is being…

Added by CShout1 on March 3, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Afro-Caribbean Sounds To Warm Up New Yorkers This Weekend

NEW YORK - This weekend, the pulsating and energetic sounds of Meta and The Cornerstones, the popular reggae group, will warm up the chilly bodies of New Yorkers trying to recover from one of the most severe winters in recent decades.

The group, led by Senegalese artiste Meta Dia, will perform at the multimillion dollar Jamaica…

Added by CShout1 on March 1, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Caricom losing momentum?

Leaders of Caricom are to meet in Guyana in July, ahead of their next annual summit in St Kitts, to reassess the commitment to integration.

At the just-ended half yearly conference.

ce in Grenada it was agreed that the regional integration effort was lagging.

There has been increasing…


Added by CShout1 on March 1, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Cigar makers target Cuban women

Cuba's state-owned tobacco company is wooing women, with their very own version of the famous Havana cigar. But is cigar-smoking destined to remain a man's world?

Hundreds of cigar distributors, businessmen and tobacco lovers are descending on Cuba this week for the annual Havana cigar festival.…


Added by CShout1 on March 1, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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