Daily Archives: 08/11/2019

VIDEO: You’re never Indian or Caribbean enough in the UK – BBC News

Roti, doubles, Chutney music – is Indo-Caribbean culture under threat?

Chandani Persaud

Indian people have been living in the Caribbean for more than 180 years, but Chandani Persaud, founder of Indo-Caribbean London, says that their contribution to the West Indies is overlooked, and they are often excluded by the Asian community.

Fearing that young British Indo-Caribbeans are turning away from their culture, she is single-handedly organising the UK’s first Indo-Caribbean festival.

Video journalist: Asian Network‘s Nalini Sivathasan    – 05 August 2019  – 5.05 mins

VIEW VIDEO: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-49166806/roti-doubles-chutney-music-is-indo-caribbean-culture-under-threat

Opinion: The Problem Isn’t the Trade Wars… It Is Trump – David Rosenberg | Haaretz

There is a definite risk of economic fallout, but the deeper worry is that the White House is incapable of handling the crisis

   David Rosenberg | Haaretz

How many times has Donald Trump come close to ushering America and the world into a crisis with inflammatory tweets and ham-fisted policy initiatives? It’s hard to keep track, yet remarkably, he has managed after two-and-a-half years in office to stay one step away from disaster.

As serious as the issues involving North Korea and Iran are, their global impact has been limited. The world moves on even as Pyongyang tests more missiles and Tehran takes tankers hostage.        

The latest escalation of Trump’s trade war with China is something different.                    Continue reading

America already knows the answers to her present woes – by Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam 

… it is our duty … of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for our rulers.                                    John Jay. First Chief Justice. U. S Supreme Court.


Once again America is caught in the throes of yet another mass shooting and caught once again scrambling for explanations amidst the damnation and ruination. Both America and the modern world broadly deny the existence of the spiritual, desiring only material explanation. As long as the spiritual connection is not made, there would be no peace in the land.    Continue reading

“Spirit of the Caribbean” festival celebrates culture in New York

August 9, 2019 / Caribbean Life News – BY TANGERINE CLARKE
Photo by Tangerine Clarke: Guyanese Verna Walcott – Impressions Dance Theater performing a Masquerade Fusion dance.
The “Spirit of the Caribbean” was certainly felt by scores of nationals and friends, who crammed the front lawn of the Jamaica Performance Center on Saturday, Aug. 3, to get a taste of culture and entertainment on a beautiful summer’s afternoon.

Presented by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) and VP Records, the 2nd annual festival, collaborated with Caribbean consulates to celebrate Caribbean nations, while sharing the beauty, food, arts and craft, and tourism opportunities with the world.    Continue reading

Guyana’s CARIFESTA XIV delegation presents stirring final rehearsal

Guyana’s CARIFESTA XIV delegation presents stirring final rehearsal

Things are certainly heating up in the camp as Guyana’s contingent to CARIFESTA XIV readies for their showcase in Trinidad and Tobago later this month.

A glimpse of what Guyana will be taking to CARIFESTA XIV

On Monday, the one hundred-strong contingent presented their final melting pot performance, ‘One Year in a Day’ against a startling Stabroek Market backdrop and the heads of spectators were nodding in unanimous approval.              Continue reading

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