October 27, 2021

Celebrity choreographer celebrates Caribbean roots with afro soca

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By MELISSA NOEL From NBC News Celebrity choreographer and dancer, Shakira Marshall has taken her talents from the dance studios of Brooklyn all the way to Broadway. The Queens, New York native has been making waves on the international stage ever since she was tapped join the cast of ‘Fela!’ the musical in 2009. Since […]

What’s Emancipation Day to the Caribbean working-class?

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By Ajamu Nangwaya/teleSUR From Carib Flame While it is great to commemorate Emancipation Day, this day must also be used to reflect, critique, assess, deliberate and plan for the next year of struggle. On 1 August 1838, enslaved Africans in the British Empire won their emancipation from slavery. Emancipation Day is now commemorated throughout the Anglophone […]

What’s Emancipation Day to the Caribbean working-class?

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By Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya From telesur While it is great to commemorate Emancipation Day, this day must also be used to reflect, critique, assess, deliberate and plan for the next year of struggle. On 1 August 1838, enslaved Africans in the British Empire won their emancipation from slavery. Emancipation Day is now commemorated throughout the […]

The View from Europe: The urgency of now

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By David Jessop From The Barbados Advocate There is no shortage of astute advice, or practical thinking about the region’s future. In the last two weeks alone, speeches from significant regional figures have again made clear what practically is required if the Anglophone part of the region is to become better integrated, prosper and offer […]

PNP wins additional seat following official recount of ballots

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From Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 28, CMC – The People’s National Party (PNP) has secured another seat in the aftermath of the just concluded general election. Late Saturday, Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher said the party’s candidate in the constituency of South Eastern St. Mary, Dr. Winston Green, was officially declared the winner of […]

The View from Europe: Improving the Dominican Republic-CARICOM relationship

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Mutual incomprehension perhaps best sums up the way in which the Anglophone Caribbean and the Dominican Republic presently regard one another. Although in recent months the focus has been on the complex concerns surrounding Haitian migration and residence, the regional divide has much deeper origins. As someone who […]

The new European Commission and the Caribbean

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David Jessop THE view from EUROPE From Jamaica Gleaner On September 10, the incoming president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, named seven vice presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years, assuming they are confirmed in November by the European Parliament. The process by which the […]

The View from Europe: [no desire for autobiographies]

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By David Jessop August 22nd, 2014 From Dominican Today As far as I can determine, few if any of the current group of Caribbean Prime Ministers, or opposition leaders keeps a diary recording events and conversations of importance. Moreover, on demitting office no longer does there appear to be any desire to produce an autobiography […]

Talking Caribbean—the rhetoric of Mas

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By Simon Lee from Guardian Media Tropic Tendencies—Rhetoric, Popular Culture and the Anglophone Caribbean, a recent publication by Trinidadian assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at New York’s Syracuse University, Dr Kevin Browne, is a welcome and important addition to both Caribbean cultural studies and Caribbean cultural theory. Developed from his doctoral thesis which attempted […]