Daily Archives: 02/19/2015

Trinidad Carnival 2015: Small, medium bands shine at Queen’s Park Savannah + videos

Small, medium bands shine at Queen’s Park Savannah

Shereen Ali – Trinidad Guardian
Published:  Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A jubilant masquerader from Ronnie and Caro’s Ah Come Back Home parades on stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Photo: Ahdre Alexander

Crack went the whip of the lead whipmaster, furiously pelting lash at the stage. Dressed like a mad bumblebee in red and yellow stripes, satin pantaloons and long sleeves, he was part of the small mas band Whip War presented by The Original Jab Jab, led by Ronald Alfred.
At one point, it seemed all the jab jabs were pelting lash, either at each other in mock battles, or at the audience, and the whole air resounded with a crackling like fire.   Continue reading

Team Unity Coalition wins St.Kitts/Nevis elections – ends 20 year rule of Denzil Douglas

Dr. Timothy Harris

Dr. Timothy Harris with hands raised greets supporters

Team Unity Coalition wins St.Kitts/Nevis elections

By Felicia J. Persaud – News Americas Now

News Americas, CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Weds. Feb. 17, 2015: After hours of waiting for official election results, confusion in some quarters and a concession from 20-year head of state, Dr. Denzil Douglas, St. Kitts/Nevis will see a new prime minister on February 17, 2015.

Newly-elected Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts/Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris of the People’ Labor Party (PLP) and the Team UTeam Unity rallynity Coalition, will take office on February 18.

Team Unity supporters took to the streets in Basseterre in droves to celebrate the win of the opposition alliance comprising the PLP, the Peoples Action Movement and the Concerned Citizens Movement of Nevis. Continue reading

Brazil Rio carnival: Beija-Flor wins – see complete parade video

Beija Flor samba parade

Beija-Flor said it received “cultural and artistic support” from Equatorial Guinea

19 February 2015 –  BBC News

Brazil Rio carnival: Beija-Flor wins despite ‘Obiang link’

A Brazilian samba school, which is alleged to have received funding from Equatorial Guinea, has been crowned champion of Rio de Janeiro’s carnival.

Beija-Flor, one of Rio’s top samba-schools, told the story of the African nation in its carnival parade.   Continue reading

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