July 23, 2018

Opinion: Windrush: Brexit and Blackxit

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BY SIR HILARY BECKLES From Jamaica Observer CARIBBEAN prime ministers witnessed it first-hand. They were gathered in England as a Commonwealth when PM Theresa May tried to take the sails out of the Windrush. They spoke of the crime of citizenship denied; they demanded justice for all West Indians. Prime Minister Holness spoke to the […]

West Indian superstars bring back Caribbean flavour to Indian Premier League

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By Ujwal Singh from India Today There is no such thing as a sure thing till you put a West Indian cricketer and Twenty20 cricket together and then what you get is success and entertainment. The success of the Caribbean players in the shortest format of the game will force you into believing that it […]

Saint Lucia PM says Caribbean leaders will hold UK to promises on Windrush Generation

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From Invest Saint Lucia Following a meeting with United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May, Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has declared that Caribbean leaders will be monitoring closely the situation regarding the Windrush generation. The UK Prime Minister apologized to Caribbean leaders during the meeting on Tuesday this week which emanated from the […]

Call the Midwife: Who were the real West Indian nurses of the 1960s?

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By Eleanor Bley Griffiths From Radio Times The real history behind Nurse Lucille Anderson’s experiences on screen as Nonnatus House’s first West Indian midwife The lovely Nurse Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott) has already brought a dose of warmth and love to Nonnatus House. Call the Midwife’s first ever West Indian midwife arrived in Poplar in […]

Golden Krust is a major part of the Caribbean New Yorker Identity

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By Brian Josephs From The Root Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne’s unabashed capitalist optimism feels out of step in a time of emboldened anti-black resentment. Still, when the businessman spoke to the Jamaican Observer as recently as October, he echoed the belief of many West Indian transplants—the blind hope that the American dream can be […]

The Revolution of the Fairytale: Education through the Arts

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From The St Lucia Star Daughter of the soil, artist and photographer, Fiona Compton has enlisted a group of Caribbean creators to embark on a film and storytelling project. According to Compton, “This 100% Caribbean initiative from start to finish is all about telling the stories of our unknown heroes.” With the help of Saint […]

Spicemas

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Carnival of a Different Flavor By Tara Donaldson, From The Huffington Post If you’ve ever set foot in a Caribbean carnival, then you’ve experienced the truest form of the region’s spirit and soul. But if you’ve never set foot in Grenada for Spicemas, then you’ve never experienced Jab Jab, the most elemental form of Carnival […]

Political leadership in the Caribbean

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From Trinidad Daily Express The remarks in this commentary were spoken in a television interview in Grenada on the day that Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, died. The discussion centred on whether contemporary Caribbean leaders lacked the courage that previous leaders, such as Castro, displayed: Fidel Castro is a controversial man of history. […]

Barbados Honorary Consul to host book launch for new publication on Barbadian migration to Cuba

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Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS (Monday, 06 February 2017) The Honorary Consul of Barbados, Mrs. Juliette Gooding-Michelin, GCM, will host the launch of a new book on Barbadian migration to Cuba later this month. Tell My Mother I Gone to Cuba: Stories of Early Twentieth-Century Migration from Barbados (University of the West Indies Press) chronicles the […]

NAN Caribbean-born Entertainer of 2016

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 28, 2016:  There is no denying that 2016 was an amazing year for Caribbean-born, Diaspora resident and the ‘King of Caribbean Comedy.’ And so there is no denying that the NAN Caribbean-Born Upstart Entertainer Of 2016 title has to go to Majah Hype. Here’s why: 1: […]