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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (19)

Jamaican musher the focus of author's latest book

Twenty-eight-year-old Newton Marshall became the first Jamaican musher to complete the gruelling Yukon Quest, a 1000-mile international dog sled race between…


Added by CShout1 on April 29, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Artistes Pay Homage to Beres Hammond

Reggae stars pay homage to Beres Hammond, the godfather of reggae soul, in the ultimate way as they cover his songs in My Favorite Beres Hammond Songs, a double-disc album available from VP Records on April 26, 2011. Spanning over 30 years of recording soulful reggae music in his signature smoky-sweet baritone, Hammond's catalog is filled with hits for the picking.

Now… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 25, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America is the 11th documentary from Professor Gates whose previous PBS projects include African American Lives 1 and 2, Oprah's Roots, Looking for Lincoln, and Faces of America, among others

Six Latin American countries are featured in the series: Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru

The series is the third part of a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 25, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Alborosie Returns with `2 Times Revolution'

Alberto "Alborosie" D'Ascola is back with 2 Times Revolution, a brand-new collection of hits from the Italian-born, Jamaican-based multi-faceted musician, scheduled for release from VP Records on June 21, 2011. Using music to express his rebel within, Alborosie serves up 16 tracks composed of his favored socially conscious lyrics and delivered in his trademark Jamaican-tinged… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 25, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

REDJet is a go!

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: All systems are a go for the newest low cost air carrier in the English-speaking Caribbean to start flying from early next month.

An announcement made by Redjet chief executive officer Ian Burns on Monday morning, revealed that its fares will go on sale from Wednesday, April 13, and the first flights will launch on May 8.…


Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Curacao to become part of space tourism race

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Thursday April 14, 2011 – The small Dutch-speaking island of Curacao will be catapulted into history when it becomes the launch pad for a Dutch business venture into space. 

A group of Dutch businessmen are to offer space trips for private individuals from 2014 with one-man flights taking off from Curacao for about 35 minutes…


Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - Jewelery made with love

Denise Hendrie did not set out to become a jewelry designer; it was purely accidental. As a jewelry lover she always found it difficult to find accessories at the stores that suited her bold style. To her, everything looked ordinary. But then again, when you meet Hendrie you’ll realise that she is no ordinary girl. Hendrie’s  frustration gave rise to the…


Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Cuba convenes congress to shape nation's future


Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Reflections From My Latest Journey

You don't look Jamaican is something I have heard in Africa, London,  just this week Haiti. I mean European people straight outta Ukraine say you look American. Bwoy and from me start travel them no ramp fe welcome me back home to the US. I find it unbelievably hilarious, because I look No-thing like an American. To me. I was at the Haitian airport and one of the gentlemen dealing with security and passport checks told me I smelled nice and that I…


Added by Maia Chung on April 11, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Introducing St. Lucia's Miss Universe elegant eight

By way of introduction pageant director Joan Johnson, founder of Miss Universe St Lucia, said it was with sheer enthusiasm organizers were staging this year’s pageant, not only because of the eight capable and super elegant ladies vying for the crown, but also because of the fact that St Lucia hadn’t had a contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant for…


Added by CShout1 on April 8, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Autism Chronicles from Jamaica - reused from NLM's Autism Around the Globe

My name is Maia Chung and I am the mother of three sons, Wickham, age 14, Cinquain, age 12, and Quinn, age 10.We live in Jamaica where autism is little understood. If you were to conduct an unofficial survey amongst the affected, you would find that autism is a health issue that is minimally addressed by the Jamaican government. This is scary and disheartening for parents like me who form the client base of the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation, which I founded in April 2008 in… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on April 5, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Haiti: Michel Martelly 'defeats' Mirlande Manigat

Preliminary results in Haiti's presidential election suggest musician Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly won the runoff vote on 20 March.

He defeated ex-senator and former first lady Mirlande Manigat, officials quoted by news agencies say.

Turnout in the second round was high and voting was largely peaceful, although…


Added by CShout1 on April 4, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Jamika Pessoa's Fusion of Flavours

If you are Food Network junkie, as is half of this country’s female population, then you would have followed Jamika Pessoa in the 2009 Next Food Network Star right up to her elimination. The self-described island girl who was really born in Alabama, USA, to a Trinidadian mother and a Jamaican father, Pessoa was one of the favourites of the competition…


Added by CShout1 on April 4, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments

New magazine celebrates T&T’s cuisine

T&T’s thriving agriculture sector and the seasonality and abundance of fresh local ingredients have inspired a new food magazine. Called Dougla In Season, the quarterly glossy captures the richness and diversity of local food in its 120 full colour pages of recipes, how-to’s and feature articles. The first issue of In Season, which is the second magazine in the dougla…


Added by CShout1 on April 4, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Pedro Plains Jamaica Jerk sauces to be featured on Lifetime TV Network

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Pedro Plains Jamaica Jerk’s exciting range of 100 per cent authentic Jamaican sauces will be featured on Lifetime Television Network’s “The Balancing Act” - the premier one-hour women’s morning show in the United States - on April 7th between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. EST (Local time 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.).

Bertram Banton,…

Added by CShout1 on April 4, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Lisa Sarjeant brings fabric to life

There’s a reason why Lisa Sarjeant comes alive when talking about fabric: she knows it intimately, having worked with fabric as an artist for two decades. The talk radio personality, whose hand-painted scarves were presented to the world leaders and their spouses as gifts for the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain two years ago, Sarjeant still…


Added by CShout1 on April 4, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Marley Coffee set to stir it up

THE venture into coffee production by Rohan Marley, son of reggae icon Bob Marley, appears to be paying dividends as his company seeks to give the Marley Coffee brand a global presence.

Speaking with Caribbean Business Report from the Bob Marley Museum where he has an operational base, Rohan Marley recounted the early years and how he broke…


Added by CShout1 on April 1, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

Cupcakes Anyone? Kingston Minicakes, Sinfully Delicious

Kingston Minicakes, as the word suggests, are on the smaller side; nonetheless, they are sinfully delicious with every bite. And the moist…


Added by CShout1 on April 1, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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