Daily Archives: 12/05/2018

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival – formerly known as Caribana – Gets New General Manager

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Gets New General Manager

Richard De Lima

Richard de Lima

TORONTO, Ontario, December 5, 2018 — Richard de Lima, whose curriculum vitae boasts a 30-year career in engineering and business management, was appointed as General Manager of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, effective Monday.

He will be responsible for the overall management of the parent organisation — Festival Management Committee (FMC) — that owns and operates the Carnival, Canada’s largest Caribbean arts and culture festival.        Continue reading

CARICOM meeting in Trinidad ends with the “St Ann’s Declaration on CSME”.   

Heads of government and other heads of delegation at the CARICOM Special Meeting on the CSME

CSME meeting in Trinidad wraps up with new declaration – the St Ann’s Declaration on CSME.   

By Caribbean News Now contributor – 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A special two-day meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in Port of Spain, Trinidad, addressing the rate of implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and making sure its benefits are available for CARICOM nationals, wrapped up on Tuesday with the issue of a new declaration – the St Ann’s Declaration on CSME.        Continue reading

CCUSA – Cricket Council USA Tournament – December 12-17- Florida – Volunteers Required

Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) is seeking volunteers for the upcoming 10th Edition of the US Open T20 tournament.

The golden edition of the tournament will be massive in terms of world class stars and entertainment and hence the cricket body wants to extend an invitation to all those cricket fans who want to be part of something successful.

Those interested can contact Teasha Porter at 561-392-4800 or email legal@maqgroup.com. When this is done, their accreditation can be done so that there is no issue with getting into the park and restricted areas on the days of the match.

This is the first time that CCUSA is seeking volunteers for the tournament because it has grown into comparison with a world event. Chairman Mahammad Qureshi welcomes those coming on board : “We are all in this for the development of the game of cricket in the US. Once you think that you can contribute in a meaningful way, then come on board and let’s make USA cricket great.”

The US Open T20 tournament gets off on December 12 and goes until December 17 at the Centre Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.

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MEDICAL: Hello Men; Prevention is better than Cure – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Hello Men; Prevention is better than Cure – by Francis Quamina Farrier
One of my long-time prejudices was recently swept away with an unexpected test for Prostate Cancer. Here’s the story as it stretches over a seventy year period. Since my pre-teen years, my mother always advised her children that, “Prevention is better than cure”, especially with health issues, and so I’ve always seen a doctor for regular check-ups over the decades.
However, I have to admit that my most recent prostate check was not planned, and certainly not done as an integral part of my Health check policy, and that goes all the way back to my pre-teen years. Let me explain.

Brazilian Investors propose Modern Mega-Farm in Guyana

State-of-the-Art Farm for Upper Berbice River

Ministers of government during talks with Brazilian investors

Nov 30. 2018 – http://oecsbusinessfocus.com/ 

Guyana is poised to once again become the breadbasket of the Caribbean and further afield, once plans to partner with a group of Brazilian investors bear fruit.

The proposal, which has to do with industrialising the agriculture sector, is projected to translate into a mega state-of the-art farm in the Intermediate Savannahs of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Mano Julio group out of neighbouring Brazil has already tested the soil type in the Intermediate Savannahs and had success with a crop of corn and soybean, and is expected to start cultivation again early next year.     Continue reading

MUSIC: Jamaican Performer Dalton Lewis Wins X Factor UK

Jamaican Wins X Factor UK – 


LONDON, United Kingdom, Monday December 3, 2018 – Jamaican Dalton Harris has won British reality television music competition X Factor UK.

He emerged victorious last night after performing a duet, The Power of Love, with James Arthur in the finale at The Wembley Arena in London, walking away with a £1 million (US$1.3 million) recording contract with Sony-owned Syco Music.

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/jamaican-wins-x-factor-uk#ixzz5YlbtAGCe

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