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Featured Blog Posts – November 2009 Archive (27)

Crazy Fed Up

The lovable lunatic of calypso, Crazy has finally had enough of being denied the National Calypso Monarch title of Trinidad aTobago. He has declared that he is sitting out Carnival 2010, staying away from everything to do with the festival next year, and possibly forever.

But don’t get too alarmed, your favorite mad socaman is just making idle threats, and is in fact hoping that his tongue-in-cheek song, For Carnival, will bring him the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Rohan Marley to 'stir up' Reggae Marathon

As plans are finalized for the ninth staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K in Negril on December 5, the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, organizers of the event has announced that Rohan Marley, son of the iconic Bob Marley will be among the VIP participants. An avid football player and entrepreneur, Rohan Marley, co-founder of the organically Blue Mountain grown “Marley Coffee” will be joining participants from other countries as… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Commonwealth targets climate change

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a multi-billion-dollar fund to help developing nations deal with climate change. Mr Brown said the $10bn (£6bn) fund should also be used to help developing nations cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Both spoke at the Commonwealth summit in Trinidad, the last major world forum before the global summit on climate change in Copenhagen on 7 December. Many Commonwealth members are… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 29, 2009 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Negril, Jamaica

Jamaica's shrine to permissive indulgence, NEGRIL has metamorphosed from deserted fishing beach to full-blown resort town in little over two decades. American hippies first started visiting what was then a virgin paradise in the 1970s, setting the tone for today's free-spirited attitude, but these days, the presence of deliberately risqué resorts like the infamous Hedonism II has ensured that Negril is widely perceived as a place where inhibitions are… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Caribbean Full-figure models ready for TV debut

Pulse made history at this year's Caribbean Model Search (CMS) when it named 24-year-old University of the West Indies student Tka Briscoe as its first Full Figure Fashion model winner. Full figured songstress, Timberlee, introduced the full figure models to the runway. The inaugural competition generated extensive interest from plus-size potentials across the Caribbean and, in response; Pulse announced that it would be launching the Caribbean's first… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Yendi Turns Up The Heat

The shores of Cape Town South Africa will be graced with the beauty of the dynamic Jamaican, Yendi Phillipps. Miss Jamaica World 2007 and Digicel Rising Stars host will be following her dream and pursuing a career in modeling, at the prestigious Base Model Agency in Cape Town.

"This is a dream come true for me… South Africa will definitely be the platform to further my career in professional modeling and I am sure that my persistence,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

My Sportsman of the year: Usain Bolt

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

Encores happen in sport, this we know. Michael Jordan kept winning NBA titles. Joe Montana kept winning Super Bowls. Lance Armstrong kept winning Tours de France. Greatness once established is proved again and solidified, and a legend's resume grows longer. But in 2009, Usain Bolt did something far more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 25, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

When it comes to spelling girls are the queen bees!

Saint Lucia's Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy started the spelling bee which saw students from across the island take part. In the end Clendon Mason took the top spot.

An article by Howard Wolinsky, in the Chicago Tribune, tells of research done at Northwestern University’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. The study suggests that girls are superior to boys in language abilities, such as reading. The reason: girls’ and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Bolt and Richards are World Athletes of the Year – 2009 World Athletics Gala

Monte-Carlo – During the celebrations of the World Athletics Gala hosted by International Athletic Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d’Eté, Monte Carlo, on Sunday 22 November, 23-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt and USA’s 24-year-old Sanya Richards were crowned as the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year 2009.

Bolt, who… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Jade Mountain wins GAVA Gold Award

St Lucia’s Jade Mountain was the recipient of the first ever GAVA Gold Award at the inaugural award reception held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas on November 15th. Also, the coral kaleidoscope pool of the Jade Mountain Club was chosen as the cover of the book which will be published in celebration of the award winners.

Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards salute the innovative spirit of artisans from every segment of the globe, celebrating… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 21, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

The legendary godfather of rap returns

Gil Scott-Heron

He was the man who invented rap, "the black Bob Dylan".As lanky as a basketball player, he delivered jeremiads against racism and poverty, but with such nonchalant poise that he might have been a Harlem Globetrotter.

The phrase 'the revolution will not be televised' has entered the language. Jazzy grooves and deft lyrics took his records into the pop charts in Britain and the United States.

Alongside fellow… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 21, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Jr Gong, Nas for National Geographic event

Nas (left) and Damion 'Junior Gong' Marley shake hands following a performance at Reggae Sumfest this year

American rapper Nas and Reggae's Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley thrilled audiences in Montego Bay this past summer as their performed together giving a snippet of what is to come on their upcoming project, Distant Relatives.

Now, internet reports are indicating that in keeping with the album's union of Hip Hop and Reggae music and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Legendary international artistes Foreigner and Steel Pulse for St. Lucia Jazz 2010

American Rock band Foreigner.

Some of the Jazz world’s most iconic and legendary musicians are set to perform on the luscious tropical gem of Saint Lucia at the prestigious Saint Lucia Jazz in May 2010.

The ten-day celebration will take place from May 1st to 9th, 2010 beginning with fringe events and climaxing with a powerhouse four day line-up performing 6th to 9th May on the main stage.

The annual Festival brings together… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 19, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Planning and Preparation emphasized at Elite Coaching weekend - St. Lucia

Coaches and participants during an elite coaching workshop in Soufriere.

Improving planning, performance analysis, the principles behind fitness training and mental toughness were all key areas of discussion at an elite coaching workshop in Soufriere at the weekend. Some 13 of the Island’s leading coaches, across four disciplines, took part in the elite coaching workshop, which was designed to help transition cutting edge sports coaching… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 15, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments


Jon L Innocent Dolor (L) earned two Gold, six Silver and three Bronze medals while Julian Brice (center) who placed first in the 15-17 age group came away with nine Gold and two Bronze medals.

A highly motivated and enthusiastic St Lucia National Swim Team returned from the very successful SAGICOR sponsored OECS Swimming Championships held in Grenada over the weekend at the Good Hope Pool, St Paul’s, St George’s, without the Championship… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 15, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Jerk Fest delivers more food, fun and festivities

With promises of a bigger and better festival, last Sunday, the 8th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival delivered! The unmistakable aroma of authentic Jamaican jerk permeated the air at Markham Park in Sunrise to herald the event, dubbed the biggest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA.

Vendors of food and fashion, as well as corporate entities, displayed their wares along the strip, which was lengthened to accommodate the anticipated crowd.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 13, 2009 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Historic first for UWI Open Campus

The 2009 Open Campus Valedictorian, Denise Gordon from Montserrat, received a standing ovation for her inspiring address.

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) celebrated an historic first with the inaugural formal Graduation Ceremony of its newest campus, the Open Campus, at the Beausejour Indoor Sports Facility in St Lucia on Saturday, October 21, 2009. Almost 150 of the over 700 qualified graduands from all fifteen… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 13, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Tyson Beckford Gets Into Carnival Groove With “Trini Ambassadors”

Wendy Fitzwilliam and Tyson Beckford at Antilia's Carnival event in New York.

NEW YORK - World renowned super model and host of Bravo's Make Me a Super Model, Jamaican-American Tyson Beckford joined two "Trinidadian Ambassadors" last week at Antilia Carnival to get New Yorkers into a "Carnival State of Mind".

As West Indians and Americans alike get ready for the 2010 edition of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, former Miss Universe, Trinidad… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 12, 2009 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Reality show films in St Lucia!

German celebrities in St Lucia to film Project Paradise.

Reality shows are now what the sitcoms used to be to television in the 70’s and 80’s. Many of the popular ones have a cult following of millions of viewers world-wide who tune in week after week, to find out the fate or success of their favourite characters, who are placed under the scrutiny of cameras in real life situations. Survivor, American Idol, America’s Next Top Model, Project… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 10, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Exciting literary festival for Montserrat

By Cathy Buffonge

SALEM, Montserrat -- This weekend a most exciting Literary Festival is planned, spearheaded by the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies here in Montserrat. The Alliouagana Festival of the Word, running from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th November, will feature a host of distinguished Caribbean authors, and will include book readings, workshops, discussions as well as dramatic performances.

The Festival… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 10, 2009 at 12:39am — No Comments

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