Daily Archives: 02/21/2014

Lewis Hamilton joins Top Gear Festival Barbados line-up

Lewis Hamilton joins Top Gear Festival Barbados line-up
Published on February 21, 2014 – Caribbean News Now
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — 2008 Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, is set to join the star-studded line-up of world famous presenters and motor sport legends at the inaugural Top Gear Festival in Barbados, from May 17-18.

As part of an action-packed weekend of motoring spectacles, the British Grand Prix ace will take to the newly refurbished Bushy Park Circuit to join a host of challenges set by Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. Hamilton has a natural affinity to the Caribbean region with his grandparents, on his father’s side, hailing from Grenada, just a short hop from Barbados.

Hamilton, whose passion for motor racing began at the tender age of eight, has had an enviable career, which includes records for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut, most wins and pole positions in a debut season and most notably was the youngest driver to win the F1 World Driver’s Championship back in 2008.  Continue reading

NBC’s Brian Williams Raps “Rapper’s Delight” – video

NBC’s Brian Williams Raps “Rapper’s Delight”

Published on Feb 19, 2014 – NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight” — and, yes, he brought two friends along.

Twelve Black Actors With Caribbean Roots – News Americas Magazine

Twelve Actors with Caribbean Roots

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12 Black Actors With Caribbean Roots

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Mighty Sparrow to receive prestigious Order of T&T award

Mighty Sparrow to receive prestigious Order of Trinidad and Tobago award

Sparrow - January 2014

Sparrow – January 2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday February 20, 2014, CMC –
The Trinidad and Tobago government on Wednesday February 19  said it had recommended that the Grenadian-born, Dr. Slinger Francisco, the “Mighty Sparrow” be given the country’s highest award.

In addition, the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration said it would also meet the expenses related to the medical condition of the veteran calypsonian.

Sparrow, acknowledged as the “Calypso King of the World” returned to Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month after recovering from a diabetic coma in the United States, where he has been residing for years.   Continue reading