October 30, 2020

Jamaican born, Grammy nominated Maestro Dr. Monty Alexander spotlights on Rastafarian, Thelonious Monk and the West Indian influences of Jazz on new album

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Thurs. Sept. 19, 2019: Jamaica’s world-renowned, Grammy-nominated international musician, Dr. Monty Alexander, CD, celebrated his 75th birthday in style this year, releasing his new album that has already grabbed the number 1 spot on US Jazz and NACC radio a mere 2 weeks after its release. ‘Wareika Hill RastaMonk Vibrations’ is an album unlike any that Dr. Alexander has released […]

UK: Immigration Minister apologises for data leak of Windrush victims’ personal details

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By Jenn Selby from Rights Info Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has been forced to apologise to victims of the Windrush scandal after 500 private email addresses were accidentally shared, resulting in a breach of data protection regulations. The details were mistakenly revealed to people and organisations who had registered an interest in a compensation scheme […]

Alcoholism and men in the Caribbean

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By Shafel McDowall From Searchlight.vc We’ve just gone past Christmas Day and Old Year’s Night, and unfortunately, for many it was the perfect opportunity to become drunk and disorderly. Carnival and Christmas are the only two times a year when people, particularly men are allowed to be stupidly drunk without judgement. We all know of […]

Whither, West Indies cricket?

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BY ALBERT BALDEO From Caribbean Life “WICB needs to take responsibility for the fall for WI cricket.”-Ramnaresh Sarwan, former WI captain “The West Indies Cricket Board is the most unprofessional in the world…Cameron is ‘immature’, ‘arrogant’ and ‘not having West Indies cricket at heart’…a dictator… I think we had enough as players.”— Dwayne Bravo “When […]

Cricket: Lewis slams record-breaking century

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life West Indies opening Twenty20 batsman Evin Lewis slammed a record-break century against India to win the one-off Twenty20 at Sabina Park, Jamaica last Sunday. In pursuit of 191 for victory, the regional team staged the third-highest successful run chase in their history to win the game with nine balls […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Inglorious Empire – Parallels of Indian and West Indian exploitation

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday May 12, 2017 – The yearnings for power and wealth of the stone-cold dead British Empire echoed amongst the older generation throughout the shires of Britain during the BREXIT campaign.  Those yearnings reflected themselves in the support of the older voters to leave the European Union […]

In Memoriam: Derek Walcott and his Caribbean Odyssey

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By Ankhi Mukherjee New Delhi From Hindustan Times Black faces sprinkled with continual dew– dew on the speckled croton, dew on the hard leaf of the knotted palm tree, dew on the elephant ears of the dasheen. Through Kurtz’s teeth, white skull in elephant grass, the imperial fiction sings. Sunday wrinkles downriver from the Heart […]

Peter Binose: Blacks beg to be enslaved by ‘Massa’

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By Peter Binose The chain gangs working on the road sides clearing the vegetation and debris standing out in the hot sun every December trying to get a crust for Christmas, something for their children. Chains you ask? What chains? The mental chains that cause ignorant people to worship the very party the very man […]

Manatee in Caribbean repopulation scheme dies

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AFP From Bangkok Post POINTE-a-PITRE – One of two manatees released into the Caribbean in August under a pioneering repopulation scheme has died of a suspected kidney infection, the Guadeloupe National Park announced Monday. Two manatees — Kai and Junior — were released into the Caribbean in August 2016 in a repopulation scheme Junior was […]

Cricket: T20 mentality hindering Test development, says Garner

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Fast bowling legend Joel Garner says the successful emergence of Twenty20 cricket has dulled the appetite of younger players for the longer version of the game, and has also contributed to a negative work ethic in the region. Garner, currently serving as West Indies team manager, […]