December 14, 2017

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: […]

Reinventing ourselves

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By Tony Rakhal-Fraser From Guardian T&T Offloading the taxation burden on air travel into and around the region to encourage increased travel; linking the several national and private airlines operating in the Caribbean into a network that allows for inter-airline connections; expanding the Caribbean share of an ever-growing international travel market—last year 1.2 billion people travelled […]

Amid expansion, Caribbean laborers honored for paving the Panama Canal

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By Shanna Collins From Vibe West Indians are being honored for their important role in shaping Panamanian history, as the South American country readies for the expansion of the Panama Canal. During the construction of this historic waterway, beginning in the 19th century, the labor of Caribbean immigrants to the country was key in creating […]

Caribbean Premier League eyes India bounce

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From Prothom Alo West Indies cricket’s increasing fixation with the T20 format comes clearly into focus over the next six weeks with the fourth edition of the Caribbean Premier League getting underway on Wednesday. Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago face St Lucia at the Queen’s Park Oval in the opener. That the franchise previously known […]

A loss beyond measure

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By Mark Fajgenbaum From Trinidad Express The following is a guest column in tribute to the late West Indies cricket commentator/writer Tony Cozier: It is no loose hyperbole to describe the death of Tony Cozier last week as perhaps the single, most devastating loss inflicted on West Indies cricket, either on or off the field […]