West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held at Markham fair grounds

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held  at Markham fair grounds

By Lincoln DePradine An outing which began simply as an occasion for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to  “lime” together in Toronto, now has mushroomed to include other West Indians and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The first “Family and Friends Picnic’’, organized by what is now known as the United Trinbago […]

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing constitution

HAVANA – Cuba began a rare public discussion on Monday  to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud. Cuba’s National Assembly approved a draft of changes to the 1976 constitution last month, including amendments that would pave the way for […]

St Kitts police confirm drugs in court cases stolen from headquarters

St Kitts police confirm drugs in court cases stolen from headquarters

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Police Commissioner Ian Queeley has confirmed that a quantity of drugs to be used as evidence in a pending criminal case had been stolen from the police headquarters and that law enforcement officials are “committed to identifying those responsible for this heinous act.” In a statement, Queeley gave no indication as to […]

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorneyVerla  DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This […]

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley said he will head a slate contesting the leadership of the party when it holds internal elections on September 30. Addressing supporters at the party’s Family Day in Central Trinidad on Sunday, Rowley said that while the elections […]

Three-island Caribbean destination set to host second annual dive fest

Three-island Caribbean destination set to host second annual dive fest

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada, home of the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park and the Caribbean’s largest wreck dive, the Bianca C, will take the party beneath the surface with the second annual Pure Grenada Dive Fest. The four-day event will take place from October 3-6 and is designed to showcase the destination’s rich and […]

Official opening today of solar farm in St.Lucia

Official opening today of solar farm in St.Lucia

CASTRIES, Saint  Lucia – Former United  States  President Bill Clinton, Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, and José María Figueres, former president of Costa Rica, will participate in the official opening ceremony today  of the 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm of the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) in La Tourney, Vieux Fort. The EC$20 […]

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and designer Kevin Small took home the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer at Kadooment. AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to PrintShare to EmailShare to MoBridgetown,Barbados  –For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and […]

Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

Harry Belafonte awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit

KINGSTON,  Jamaica  – American singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, whose mother was of Jamaican descent, has been accorded Jamaica’s fourth highest order — the Order of Merit — for outstanding contribution in the field of music. Belafonte, 91, was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing calypso music with an international audience in […]

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