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CShout1's Blog Posts Tagged 'culture' (31)

See Where Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbusters Were Filmed — in Jamaica!

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday February 24, 2017 – A new tour, showcasing movie locations throughout Jamaica, including the sites of some of the world’s most iconic films, has been launched by destination management company (DMC) Caribic Vacations.…


Added by CShout1 on February 26, 2017 at 11:44am — No Comments

Cayman Focus: Rains signal start of crabbing season

Crabs on the table ready for picking. A first good rain of the season usually signals the beginning of crabbing season. - PHOTOS: JEWEL LEVY

A first good rain of the season usually signals the beginning of crabbing season, which meant a taste of…


Added by CShout1 on June 9, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments

US Commerce Secretary Pritzker in Cuba for embargo talks

The United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has arrived in Cuba for two days of talks focusing on the US embargo on the communist-run island.

Ms Pritzker will discuss recent measures approved by the US to mitigate the impact of the…


Added by CShout1 on October 7, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: Cuba's spiritual mix on full display before Pope Francis' arrival

This Sept. 10, 2015 photo shows religious icons, including an Afro-Cuban warrior spirit, left, the Virgin Mary, top center, and a Buddha on an altar at the home of Yoruba followers Dagoberto Molina and his wife Elvira Abad in Havana, Cuba. The blue fish at right is…


Added by CShout1 on September 14, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology

HAVANA, Cuba, Friday September 11, 2015, IPS – Young people in Cuba are anxiously awaiting an acceleration of the informatisation of society, which is apparently moving ahead at the same pace as the current reform process, “without haste, but without pause,” according to the…


Added by CShout1 on September 13, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Cuba Focus: The Other Havana

Young people play dominoes at a house party, in a backyard in Santo Suarez, Havana. This particular group and…

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Local sculptor Jallim Eudovic

Jallim is 30, inspired, articulate, sincere.  He trained as a sculptor under his father, the venerable Joseph Eudovic, now in his 60s and still directing daily goings-on at Eudovic’s Studio on the Morne, easily one of St Lucia’s most successfully sustainable galleries.

Jallim to his credit, and no doubt his…


Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Joseph—still fishing the traditional way

by Alisha Ally

I have been pleasantly surprised that many of my adventures for the year have led me to the coastal village of Laborie. On my first work assignment to the village earlier in the year, photographer Bill Mortley and I had cause to rest near the Laborie jetty where we happened upon a group of…


Added by CShout1 on September 7, 2011 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

St. Lucia Profile: Tania Isaac named a 2011 Pew Fellow

Those who follow the Arts would be well acquainted with the growing acclaim associated with the name of Saint Lucian dancer/choreographer Tania Isaac, on the North American Arts circuit.  Ms Isaac, whose early development in the discipline began with Saint Lucia’s Les Infants Dancers, moved on to study professionally in…


Added by CShout1 on September 7, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Celebrating Mother Africa

As a tribute to Motherland Africa, Amadi Productions staged Iya Africa at the Daaga Auditorium, St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, on July 23. The concert commemorated The International Year For The People of African Descent as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. It also formed part of the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 2, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

New Arts and Craft Centre for Laborie opens

The people of Laborie and surrounding communities are expected to benefit tremendously from the opening of a new arts and craft centre in the village last Friday.

The arts and craft centre named the “Papèl at Rudy John Beach” in reference to the reef it overlooks,  was funded jointly by the…


Added by CShout1 on June 8, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Ask Sister Rose!

Sister Rose explains how she became a healer. (Photo by Bill Mortley)

While I continued to explore St Lucia’s deep rooted culture of spiritual healers, I was led to Pierrot to seek out a woman known as Sister Rose. Photographer Bill…


Added by CShout1 on June 8, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Support pours in for NCF Telethon 2011

The National Community Foundation held its largest fund raising event on Sunday.  Affectionately known as the Telethon, NCF mobilized assistance from both private and public entities to…


Added by CShout1 on June 8, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Mary Joseph—A different kind of healing

St Lucia has a rich culture and history.  One of the most prominent features, especially in rural areas, is the distrust of conventional medical procedures.  In exploring local medicinal remedies, the STAR came across a fascinating woman in Dugard, Micoud.

Mary Joseph, more affectionately known as… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 8, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Brilliant boys - J'can students head for Ivy League colleges

Nine of Versan ’s top male scholars, who won places at American Ivy League schools based on near-perfect SAT scores, pose for the Sunday Observer’s cameras — (standing from left) Mark Levy, Andrei Riley, David Young, Phillip Pryce, Graeme Welds and Mikhail Grant. Seated from left are Meijun…


Added by CShout1 on May 1, 2011 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

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…


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

St. Lucia Focus: Partyaccess revamped in time for Relaunch Party! has been St Lucia’s premiere online entertainment source for years. Go to any event and the next day chances are you’ll be seeing photos of yourself or people you know posted onto their frequently updated page. If you want to know when the hottest events are the Partyaccess source is always… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 16, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Jamaica's 2011 Reggae Film Festival

With a tradition established over three years since inception by the Jamaica Film Academy, the Reggae Film Festival…

Added by CShout1 on January 6, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments


Thousands of patrons, from babies to grandmas and grandpas, floated in on the unmistakable aroma of the world renowned Jamaican jerk that permeated Markham Park in Sunrise at the 9th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. The event delivered on the promise to be bigger, better and spicier, as the organizers put together another excellent gastronomical and cultural experience for lovers of jerk foods, Caribbean culture, music and entertainment. The park… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

CaribShout's City Spotlight - New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in America. Its blend of French, Creole, and Southern culture brings you a feel of the Caribbean islands. The city is known for its famous architecture, diverse mouth-watering cuisine, and its musical and festival scene. Before you book your next flight, check out New Orleans.…


Added by CShout1 on November 4, 2010 at 7:34pm — No Comments

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