Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

Israel Admits ‘Shameful’ Birth Control Drug Injected in Unaware Ethiopian Jews

Israel Admits ‘Shameful’ Birth Control Drug Injected in Unaware Ethiopian Jews

Cricket: Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in opening World Cup match

Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in opening World Cup match
Published on February 17, 2015- Caribbean News Now
cricket_icon.jpgNELSON, New Zealand — West Indies suffered a four-wicket defeat against Ireland in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Saxton Oval on Monday. The Windies were sent into bat and reached 304-7 off 50 overs. Ireland replied with 307-6 off 45.5 overs to record their first win over the West Indies in an official One-Day International.

 West Indies recovered from 87-5 to post a competitive score on a good pitch. The innings was rebuilt by a superb sixth-wicket stand between Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy. The pair added 154 runs to equal the West Indies record set by Richie Richardson and Jeff Dujon.

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The Hindus of the Caribbean: An Appreciation – by Murali Balaji

The Hindus of the Caribbean: An Appreciation

Posted: 02/13/2015 2:33 pm EST –  – Director of Education and Curriculum Reform, Hindu American Foundation – HuffingtonPost.com

Nataraja Hinduism symbolOn May 5, 1838, the Whitby, a British ship docked in British Guiana (now known as Guyana) with 249 human cargo after a nearly three-month voyage from the Port of Calcutta in India. Along the way, many of those on board were abused by the ship’s crew, and five died.

The Whitby was the first of many chartered ships that would bring Indians — mostly poor Hindus from rural northern India — to work on the sugar cane plantations in the British West Indies. Over the next 80 years, more than 500,000 Indians would make the trip to the Caribbean as indentured servants, primarily to places such as Guyana and Trinidad. Their story — shaped by the trauma of Transatlantic migration, struggles in a new environment, and eventually the triumph of forging a distinct identity — continues to be an overlooked part of colonial history.  Continue reading

LIFE IS A TRAIN RIDE – By Dmitri Allicock + video

Life is a train ride

LIFE IS A TRAIN RIDE

By Dmitri Allicock

Our life is indeed a journey on a train

Crossing valleys, hills & grassy plains

Boarding with our parents as sprouts

Believing in them without any doubt

Panorama of the outside whistling by

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