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Featured Blog Posts – July 2010 Archive (19)

A Guide to Summer Detox

Although we tend to think of detox in January after the heavy food and excesses of winter and the holiday season summer is an ideal time to detox. When the weather is warmer it is so much easier to follow the detox diet of plenty of fruit and fresh salads and leave the heavy stodgy hard to digest food behind. 

By following a 7 - 14 day detox plan that focuses on nutrient packed fresh foods close to their natural state and avoiding processed foods… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 30, 2010 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

Aiasha off to China!

Aiasha Tierra Rebecca Gustave is not an unfamiliar face. Particularly if you’re an avid reader of the SHE Caribbean magazine. In that case you’d have likely seen her gracing the pages of the magazine in fashion by some of the most highly regarded designers in the region. Aiasha Gustave first started modeling for SHE at the age of 14. Since then she’s been on photo shoots with the likes of models such as Barbadian Leah Marville, Jamaican Sedene Blake… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 30, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Discovering the source of the lightning Bolt

What more is there to say about Usain Bolt?

Since the Jamaican blew the world's mind at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Bolt story of how a country boy turned into an international superstar has become well known. But what do we actually know about Usain?

Last year, I wrote an article headlined What makes Usain Bolt tick? having spent sometime with him in Jamaica for BBC News. Since then I've had the great pleasure of making a documentary… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 29, 2010 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

More Than A Model

25 year-old DION BAPTISTE is one of the leading faces on the model and dance arenas of Trinidad & Tobago. "Modeling came as a breeze," said the agile Sagatarian, who started in show business as a dancer. He’s a member of the UNI Dance Ensemble and also has his own performing company called TwinInc. Dion teaches contemporary, folk, jazz and modern dance while still finding time to pursue his degree in Dance and Dance Education at the University of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments


"Miss Antigua & Barbuda" Athina James who represented the twin islands at both the "Miss World" and "Miss Universe" pageants in 2008 is the featured on the cover of Profiles 98, the dazzling, new style, culture, arts & entertainment global magazine. Athina, was selected by, the world’s longest running and most popular pageant web sites as one of the top 50 most beautiful women in the world; one of the top 32 sexiest women… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 8:04pm — No Comments

CDB helps Belize poor

BELMOPAN, Belize, Monday July 26, 2010 – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Belize in its effort to raise the standard of living of the poor and vulnerable in that country. CDB’s Board of Directors has approved a loan equivalent to US$15 million to the Belize Social Investment Fund to invest in social and economic infrastructure, social services and organisational strengthening sub-projects.

Approximately 100,000… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Food tops CARICOM agenda

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday July 26, 2010 – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will move one step closer to a food and nutrition security policy with a workshop to review the draft CARICOM Regional Policy for Food and Nutrition Security which begins today in Guyana. The two-day workshop for the validation of the policy is being coordinated by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Charlotte Caribbean Festival - 2010

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Braving temperature approaching 96 degrees in the shade, revelers enjoyed the 2010 Charlotte Caribbean Festival parade. The four block parade showcased beautiful costumes and dance troupes. The sidewalk of Tryon Street was ablaze with the colors of the Caribbean and the air filled with the mesmerizing sound of Steel Band music. if you live in Charlotte and missed this parade, you missed a good one.

See many more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 24, 2010 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Beres, the man and his music

Beres Hammond in Charlotte, N.C. GBurkeImages Photo

Known for his sandpapery smooth voice, Jamaican lover’s rock crooner, Beres Hammond, is one of the most loved singers the island has produced. Though his music consists mostly of romantic ballads, he has done some dancehall and roots reggae. It is no wonder that when Beres hits the stage at any given concert, in any given city he can rock any crowd. The man, whose career has remained steady and whose… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 23, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

World pays tribute to Mandela on his 92 birthday

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela turned 92 on Sunday with US President Barack Obama and other world leaders hailing the anti-apartheid icon’s contribution to global politics and human rights. “We are grateful to continue to be blessed with his extraordinary vision, leadership, and spirit,” Mr. Obama said in Washington as an increasingly frail Mr. Mandela celebrated quietly with extended family at his home in Johannesburg. “We strive to build upon his… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Trinidad & Tobago ready for business

Lauderhill Vice Mayor Dale Holness reads the title of a book presented to him and Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan (right) and written by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (second left). Looking on is John Beckford, executive director of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce. – Photo by U. Bennett

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said her country is ready for business and is prepared to build more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Using the environment to beat poverty

CARACAS, Venezuela, Monday July 19, 2010 – The environment remains a second-tier matter in Latin America and the Caribbean despite being interwoven with persistent poverty and stalled economic development in the region, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. Dozens of experts from the region were convened by UNEP to contribute to the report "Environment Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean" (GEO- LAC3),… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Barbados and China hold talks

BEIJING, China, Monday July 19, 2010 – Tourism, climate change and enhanced relations were the main areas of discussion during a recent meeting between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Barbados and China, Senator Maxine McClean and Yang Jiechi, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. During the courtesy call, Yang noted that the potential for developing tourism both ways was "far from being fully tapped" and stressed that there was a need to… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:39pm — No Comments

First Person: Jimmy Cliff on how he came to The Harder They Come

When I first went to Kingston, reggae music was not yet formed. Jamaica was into jazz, R&B and calypso. We had Latin music from Cuba, but the musicians in Kingston weren’t getting any respect. It was when we were searching for our identity that the music took form. Out of what you might say was anger, Kingston’s singer-songwriters started doing our own thing. They’d say, “You’re Jamaica’s Four Tops, Jamaica’s Motown.” I never want to be Jamaica’s… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 17, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

UWI Wants Meeting of Caribbean Education Ministers

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) wants Caribbean Community (CARICOM) education ministers to meet later this year to discuss a number of issues affecting education in the region, the UWI Vice Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris announced on Tuesday. Harris, who is leading a UWI delegation to talks with the CARICOM leaders at their 31st annual summit here, said that issues ranging from the proliferation of overseas… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 14, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Carnival Bands refuse to play ‘indecent’ songs!

At its general Meeting of Saturday July 03, 2010, members of the St. Lucia Carnival Bands Association voted to adopt a common position regarding the playing of songs with indecent lyrics during the Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday Parade of the Bands. Members of the association, including representatives of Junior Carnival Bands, noted that several songs released during the 2010 season had overstepped the bounds of good taste, good humour and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 14, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Civil rights icon says Haiti, Brazil are the future

Lauderhill Vice Mayor Dale Holness (center) has the ears of Civil Rights icon Ambassador Andrew Jackson (right) and State Representative Ronald Brise - Photo by U. Bennett

Civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew Young has proposed growing small businesses through international trade as the way out of the United States’ economic malaise.

He pointed specifically to South Florida and the benefits that trading with…


Added by CShout1 on July 10, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Weed-Whacking Goats Will Work For Food

The peace of an otherwise quiet summer weekend is often muddled by the sound of lawn mowers and leaf blowers. In Los Angeles’ business district, an old-fashioned method of ground control provides an alternative soundtrack — the munching of goats. In a steep hillside city park on Bunker Hill, right next to the world’s shortest railway, 120 goats are about to be deployed. "Oh my gosh, they're so cute," Nate Giddings says as he makes his way to work in a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 10, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

CARICOM leaders told to start anew

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves (pictured above) has recently expressed frustration about the slow pace of integration.

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Ten Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and representatives of other regional governments have started off their annual summit with a call from host Prime Minister and incoming CARICOM Chairman, Bruce Golding, to make this year’s meeting a turning…


Added by CShout1 on July 5, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

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