January 23, 2021

Discover Caribbean culture in the UK

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From Visit Britain The Caribbean community has played a pivotal role in shaping British culture, since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush 71 years ago. This is now celebrated annually on 22 June as Windrush Day. On that day in 1948, the vessel landed at Tilbury Docks, in London, bringing with it the first immigrants […]

WIADCA to kick-off 50th lauding Bob Marley as Caribbean Cultural Ambassador

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life Stephen, the son of Robert Nesta and Rita Marley is scheduled to make an appearance on the inaugural evening of the 50th anniversary celebration of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association’s annual five-day tribute to Caribbean culture by adding to the line-up of “Reggae Unda Di Stars” […]

From The 2016 Crop Over Festival, a feast of Caribbean soca music

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By BAZ DREISINGER From npr music Soca music fans subsist in a feast-or-famine world. Feasts come during Carnival — especially Trinidad Carnival, king of them all — when the exuberant, dance-driven tunes are released faster than soca icon Machel Montano can wine his waist (i.e. very, very fast). Famine follows, as we wring every last […]

Toronto Junior Caribbean Parade

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Junior Parade of 2016 Caribbean Carnival kicks off in Toronto SOURCE: Xinhua TORONTO, July 17, 2016 (Xinhua) — A girl attends the Junior Parade of the 2016 Caribbean Carnival in Toronto, Canada, July 16, 2016. Over 2,000 junior masqueraders took part in the annual traditional parade on Saturday. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)   For more on this […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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Two patients sue Cayman Islands private hospital LOOP NEWS are reporting a woman is suing the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital for negligence after being transported to the George Town Hospital for alternative medical care. Michelle Campbell Myles McField named the hospital and two doctors in her claim, where she is suing for damages sustained, loss, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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  Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early on Monday The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), including its Trade and Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close from 3:30pm on Monday, 15 February, for a staff training event. DCI’s main office will reopen on Tuesday, 16 February at 8:30am, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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CONCACAF office in Cayman Islands closed The elevator that did not allow you to visit the CONCACAF offices on the top floor of George Town Financial Centre (formerly the Admiral Financial Centre), unless you had a special key, now takes you there. Not that they will be doing much business anymore in the Cayman Islands. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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  Traffic Advisory regarding Agricultural Fair on Wednesday, 10 February From RCIPS Traffic Advisory: Agricultural Fair Regarding Wednesday’s Agricultural Fair, please be advised that an increase in traffic is expected on Shamrock Road around the event in Lower Valley between 7am and 6pm. A system to assist traffic flow will be put in place (using […]

West Indian Day Parade celebrates Caribbean cultures, but shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 others hurt

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By Emily Ngo And Jennifer Barrios From Newsday People in brilliantly colored costumes adorned with feathers and sequins danced down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn Monday to the cheers of more than 1 million spectators. The 47th annual West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights served as a celebration of Caribbean cultures in […]

Caribbean Carnival hits Nottingham with a sea of colour

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By Lucy Budge From Nottingham Post Thousands attend this year’s Caribbean Carnival in Nottingham The city came alive with a flurry of feathered costumes, dancing and music for this year’s Caribbean Carnival. The annual parade, attended by thousands, was held in Nottingham on Sunday. Starting at Castle Gate and making its way through the Old […]