Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) to honour Trinidad-born storyteller, Rita Cox

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will honour Trinidad-born storyteller, Rita Cox, with its Lifetime Achievement Award . Rita Cox, chronicles the Caribbean legacy and will be given the award on CTO Media Day luncheon scheduled for August 22. CTO said that Ms Cox “is a renowned storyteller and admired leader in the community”. She began […]

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CAMF Carnival Arts Mas Foundation 2019 Showcase

CAMF Carnival Arts Mas Foundation 2019 Masband Costume Showcase

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Reggae and Dancehall superstar Buju Banton has been released from a prison

Reggae and Dancehall superstar Buju Banton has been released from a prison in the US where he’d been serving time on drug-related charges. according to Nationwide News  he is expected to land in Jamaica at 7:30 this evening at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Our sources have also revealed that the deejay will […]

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Caribbean Soca Artist Olatunji impresses XFactor’s Simon Cowell

UK Caribbean Soca artist “Ola” Olatunji , full name Olatunji Yearwood, impressed the Xfactor 2018 (C) Judges with his energetic performance , shown on ITV (c) on the second September 2018.   Olatunji , dressed in one of his signature style suits , had the judges singing and clapping along with just his chants of […]

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Your Britishness can be revoked if you’re black – DJ Jamz Supernova , BBC 1XTRA

Your Britishness can be revoked if you’re black – just ask my dad DJ Jamz Supernova pens a personal essay about the very real effect of Home Office cruelty on her family Recently, I was sat in my boyfriend’s parents living room watching Lenny Henry’s BBC Commonwealth documentary. Lenny, the comedian born in Birmingham to parents […]

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 International Reggae Day – July 1st

IRD is a 24 hour global media festival anchored in Jamaica celebrating the best of Jamaica’s music and creativity and its influence around the world IRD is the first ever annual calendar event to be officially proclaimed and dedicated to REGGAE MUSIC ​International Reggae Day was inspired by Winnie Mandela’s address to Jamaican women during her […]

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Africa Day – 25 May

Africa Day – 25 May

  • Jul 01, 2018

25 May – Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Windrush – 22 June

Windrush – 22 June

  • Jul 01, 2018

22 June – Windrush Festival is held around this time, when the SS Empire Windrush first came to England. Among the passengers were calypso musicians Lord Kitchener, Lord Beginner, Lord Woodbine and Mona Baptiste, alongside 60 Polish women displaced during the Second World War

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Tribute to : Elaine Marshall  part of the Windrush Generation

Elaine Marshall came from Trinidad and Tobago at the end of the 1950s as part of the Windrush generation, she fought off the sad stereotypes of the days and fought against poverty and in 2004 remembered Preston’s newest citizen was not deterred, and found ways to help themselves. They made their own entertainment centres, running […]

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Caribbean Style Venue in Glasgow

Rum Shack A real south side favourite, and a haven for anyone in Glasgow who has rum as their favourite tipple, the Caribbean-inspired venue is one of the coolest bars in town.   It tends to grow in popularity in the summer, when locals and those travelling from the city fancy enjoying a cocktail in […]

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