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Featured Blog Posts – October 2011 Archive (16)

Making Animation sustainable in T&T

Forty-four year old Camille Selvon-Abrahams is indeed a trailblazer in the field of Animation in Trinidad and Tobago, and certainly the Caribbean.  As one of the country’s well known animators, she now juggles many hats of Program Coordinator and Lecturer for the Diploma in Animation at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), CEO of Full Circle…


Added by CShout1 on October 31, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Trinidad's Anya Ayoung-Chee design wins Project Runway

After last week’s nerve-wracking episode of Project Runway Anya Ayoung-Chee supporters have come out in full force to ensure she receives the $10,000 people’s choice prize. Anya had revealed she would use the money to start a micro-credit fund for young entrepreneurs. Last week saw a disappointing first look at Anya’s collection for fashion week and fans…


Added by CShout1 on October 28, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - Local fashion industry gets another boost

The local fashion industry will get a further boost next month as a New York-based industry expert will facilitate a one-day workshop on trends, marketing and exports of fashion products. The Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI), as part of its fourth consecutive National Services Week celebrations (Monday to Saturday), will host…


Added by CShout1 on October 28, 2011 at 8:48am — No Comments

St Lucia – easiest place to do business in CARICOM

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday

St Lucia has beaten out its CARICOM neighbours, including long-established international financial centre The Bahamas, to be recognised within the World Bank International Financial Corporation’s Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World report as the top place to conduct business in this…


Added by CShout1 on October 27, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Millions of dollars in financing coming to Jamaica for sustainable projects


Three renewable energy projects include a solar panel production facility, a waste-based energy production facility, and self-contained sustainable shrimp farming modules, has been announced for Jamaica by the Hampden Kent Group.

These three projects, representing US $600 million in new structured debt, are the first…


Added by CShout1 on October 27, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Cuban photographic exhibition in New York

A sample of the photographer and filmmaker Roberto Chile "Images of everyday Afro-Cuban" opened in New York under the auspices of the embassies of Venezuela and Cuba in the United States.

The idea came from the exposure of African Descent, consisting of 40 black and white photos, presented in September in the Photo Library of Cuba and that since October 20 is…


Added by CShout1 on October 27, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Andrew Holness - Prime Minister of Jamaica

Holness was sworn in as Jamaica's youngest prime minister by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at a special ceremony this afternoon at King's House.

In his address to the people, Holness, the first prime minister to be born after Jamaica gained independence in 1962, paid tribute to the spirit of that time.

He noted it must have been a period of excitement… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 23, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: With local shoemaker Peter King, who needs Elves?

It has happened to you or someone you know.  Traipsing through Castries city, your eyes widen in disbelief.  You bow your head in amazement.  Utter shock fills your being.  Ladies, the strap on your shoe popped or guys the sole of your shoe is laughing at you.  With pride in tow, you hold your head high, take a deep breath and either run to the nearest shoe store or…


Added by CShout1 on October 19, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Trinidad and Tobago Women with Disabilities Network

The Trinidad and Tobago Women with Disabilities Network (TTWDN) is calling for equal opportunities and full participation of women with disabilities in the national life. They are urging relevant stakeholders to remove all barriers and social injustices that persons with disabilities face. These barriers have been instrumental in their poverty and…


Added by CShout1 on October 19, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Top 5 Beaches in Jamaica

Looking for heaven on earth? The warm azure waters of The Caribbean Sea have a magnetic pull that very few (if any) can resist. Just looking at the ocean will tempt you to dive right in and Jamaica has some of the best beaches for you to enjoy the beauty of the sea and the shore. From the laid back to the energy-packed there are enough beaches here to suit just about any test. Here is a list of 5 of the best beaches in Jamaica:

Doctor’s Cave Beach…


Added by CShout1 on October 14, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

National Geographic: Top 10 Places to eat Ice Cream - Check out #4

Capogiro, a Philadelphia gelateria, has unusual flavors of the smooth treat, handcrafted each day.

Photograph courtesy Capogiro

From the National Geographic book Food Journeys of a…


Added by CShout1 on October 14, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

It's not much but it's a start and God's willing I want it to become bigger

well it is official The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation feeding of the homeless programme is up and running we have had two successful months, we focus downtown and we do it on a Wednesday, if you have money to buy fresh food and water call us on 507-1833 we do the buying and distribution. I and my team of high school volunteers commend the Jamaica Constabulary Force for providing us with a police escort to carry out the work. This is an example of the Jamaican People Partnership… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on October 12, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Holness to be named Jamaica's Prime Minister

Minister of Education and West Central St. Andrew Member of Parliament, Andrew Holness has been chosen to be leader of The Jamaica Labor Party and the next Prime Minister of Jamaica. The announcement was made at a press conference on Wednesday at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.


The party's parliamentary group threw their support behind the 39 year old Holness,…


Added by CShout1 on October 5, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Cuba's Teatro de La Luna acclaimed during its premiere "Havana Delirium"

By Katie Neal.

The WFU Cuba Project (which raises awareness about Cuban issues through cultural events), the Provost's Office, the Romance Languages Department and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program are sponsoring the troupe's visit.  Intern Office of Communications and External Relations On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem will…


Added by CShout1 on October 5, 2011 at 12:34am — No Comments

Quinn Garren James Smith: A Jamaican Autistic Boy

By Maia Chung


Quinn Garren James Smith is the last of my three sons. He was diagnosed with severe Autism at the age of 3 years old. We live in Kingston Jamaica in the Caribbean.  He just turned 11 in May 2011. He attends the Adonijah Group of Schools in Kingston Jamaica, where an inclusionary programme, employed by the school’s administration has seen…


Added by Maia Chung on October 4, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Florida quintet greatly admired by the Cuban audience

By John Fleming

Presented in Oratorio San Felipe Neri, a 17th century church that was later a bank and then converted into a theater, the quintet's concert was the opening episode in a multiyear cultural exchange with Cuba that has raised the orchestra's profile in the Tampa Bay area and now created a sparkling first impression in Cuba. If all goes as planned — though…


Added by CShout1 on October 2, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

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