December 6, 2019

Jamaica: Education Ministry endorses Patois Bible

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From Jamaica Gleaner The Ministry of Education yesterday endorsed the move by the Wycliffe Caribbean Bible Translators to translate the Old Testament into Jamaican Patois. Marlon Morgan, senior technical coordinator at the ministry, shared that Caribbean Creole languages, including Jamaican Patois, had achieved growing recognition as languages evolve globally. “Our education ministry has been at […]

Belize’s thriving Afro-Caribbean community

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By Heide Brandes From BBC When West Africans on their way to the New World’s slave markets escaped in 1635, they intermarried with Caribbean islanders to create a new and distinct culture. The boats came at dawn along the shores of the town of Dangriga on the coast of Belize. Onboard, vibrantly dressed men, women […]

Sam Selvon: The ground-breaking author who gave voice to the Windrush generation

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By Chris Baynes From Independent UK His ground-breaking 1956 novel The Lonely Londoners is as important today as it ever was, relating the story of Caribbean immigrants who arrived in Britain full of hope and found themselves struggling in isolation Sam Selvon was one of the first fiction writers to give voice to the Windrush […]