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NY – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) recognized travel journalists for their outstanding coverage of the region at the CTO Travel Media Awards Luncheon during Caribbean Week in New York. The luncheon, held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on Thursday 5 June, was co-sponsored by Jamaica and was attended by several Caribbean tourism ministers, directors and dignitaries, as well as industry executives and other well regarded journalists. The CTO’s secretary general, Hugh Riley, who presented the awards to well-deserving travel journalists, acknowledged the important role that the media playRead More
MONTSERRAT CALABASH FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND, 13 – 20 JULY   The Annual Montserrat Calabash Festival commences this Sunday 13th July 2014, under the theme, ‘Embracing Your African Heritage’. The celebration in its 9th year, is named after the Calabash fruit that was traditionally used to produce eating utensils, musical instruments and decorative items. The Festival seeks to promote Montserrat through a range of events such as a Calabash Jog & Stroll, Calabash Hike, Island Boat Tour, a Grand Food Fair, a Gospel Concert, Prof. Dr. George Irish LectureRead More
HEADLINER MARKET GROUP P R E S E N T S Saturday July 19 Overtown Business District I NW 3rd Avenue between 8th & 11th Street Headliner Market Group I City Commissioner Keon Hardemon SE Overtown Parkwest CRA “Overtown Music & Arts Festival” * * * FREE ADMISSION * * * Raheem Devaughn to Headline All-Star Line Up at 4th Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival Overtown Transforms Into A Cultural Oasis Hub To Celebrate Its Rich Music History Overtown Music and Arts Festival-Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 11am-7pm |Read More
#1 Caribbean Blogger Carla ‘Babbzy’ Babb Adds Author to List of Accolades! Toronto, Canada Carla ‘Babbzy’ Babb is a Canadian born to Bajan parents and is most popularly known for her #1 Caribbean blog website www.strictlybabbzy.com in which she shares news about artists, and the salacious goings on of public figures based in the Caribbean. As of July, Babbzy is also known in the world of skin care and beauty for being an author because of her book, The Black People’s Guide to Perfect + Blemish Free Skin. Suffering fromRead More
The Marionettes premieres Les Misérables It’s been a hectic few months with rehearsals well under way as the Marionettes Chorale gets ready to stage the Caribbean premiere of Les Misérables. Based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel and adapted by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the production debuts at Queen’s Hall on July 13 and runs from July 17 to 20, 2014. At concerts in former years, the award winning choir has presented excerpts of Les Misérables, well-known for its enduring message of love and the resilience of the human spirit.Read More
Celebrating CARICOM” FACT SHEET • Dominica’s Michele Henderson wins CARICOM song competition with her entry “Celebrating CARICOM”. • The song was produced my Michele’s husband Roland Delsol Jr., and arranged by Earlson Matthew. It also features Michael Ferrol on drums and choral input from the St. Alphonsus Choir. • It was re-produced for CARICOM by Carl Beaver Henderson of Trinidad and Tobago. • Henderson beat out 57 semi-finalists and ten finalists to emerge winner in the competition which was announced in April 2013. • The second placed entry “My CARICOM”Read More
Project Education announces its 2014 Distinguished Service Award Honorees BROOKLYN, NY—Project Education, the New York-based organization that assists disadvantaged Saint Lucian families in obtaining necessary school supplies, announced that its annual Saint Lucian Breakfast for Education will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 E 49th Street, between Church and Snyder Avenues in Brooklyn. Given this year’s theme, “Call to Action; Country above Self,” the presentation of the Project Education Distinguished Service Awards will headline the event. TheseRead More
(NEW YORK, NY) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) have created a partnership to establish and promote health and safety protocols and practices in the tourism workplace in the region. The CTO secretary general and chief executive officer, Hugh Riley, the executive director of CARPHA, Dr. James Hospedales and the CHTA director general and CEO, Jeffrey S. Vasser, signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) at a news conference today at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel inRead More
Authors Connecting is a program designed to emphasize the importance of literacy and how culture can influence education, as well as one’s world view. The program is targeted to interact with children and celebrate our great Caribbean culture. It will take place on Saturday, June 21st 2013 at 3:00 PM Park in Slope Barnes & Noble 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11215.   Hosted by Tanisha Burke NYC School Teacher Read by Author Tammie Paige Reading by Marsha Thompson Miss Tropical Paradise The Short stories of Carnival costumes a previewRead More
Columbia, South Carolina– Ronnel Ramirez known to Soca music fans by his sobriquet Champeon, has recently stepped out of his comfort zone and released a new Reggae track entitled “Woman’s Anthem”. The South Carolina based entertainer created this new Reggae offering with the objective of affirming all of society’s women of substance along with all their wonderful contributions. He appropriately released the song in May (a month synonymous with positive sentiment towards women). The song was written by Champeon and arranged, produced and mastered by AJ & Sixman beats (QuantumRead More