Daily Archives: 01/20/2020

Black History Month Celebration – Legacy Dinner – Burnaby. BC February 22. 2020

Legacy Dinner & Awards  —  ARTISTS BIOGRAPHY

 DEE Daniels – JAZZ styling

Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage.

JAN SIMPSON – SPEAKER              Continue reading

“My Mother’s Blues” – Poem by British-Caribbean Poet Malika Booker – by Rosaliene Bacchus

“My Mother’s Blues” – Poem by British-Caribbean Poet Malika Booker

by Rosaliene Bacchus

British-Caribbean Poet Malika Booker
Photo Credit: University of Leeds Poetry Centre

My Poetry Corner January 2020 features the poem “My Mother’s Blues” from the poetry collection, Pepper Seed, by British-Caribbean poet Malika Booker. Born in 1970 in London, UK, to a Guyanese father and Grenadian mother, she grew up in Guyana. At eleven years, she returned to the UK with her parents where she still lives. In June 2019, she received the Cholmondeley Award for her outstanding contribution to poetry.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2020/01/19/my-mothers-blues-poem-by-british-caribbean-poet-malika-booker/

Food, Migration, and Diversity: Short Story: Call for Papers – June 24-27. 2020

Food, Migration, and Diversity

The Many Flavors of the Short Story

24 – 27 June 2020 – University of Calabria, Rende, ITALY.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline extended: February 1st 2020

The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will take place from June 24-27, 2020 at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy with the theme: “Food, Migration, Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story.

In This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto (2019), Suketu Mehta states that wherever there are immigrants, there are stories to give voice to their feelings of displacement and belonging through memory and acts of resilience. Their lives are indeed floating narratives that become a powerful symbol of the fluidity and vulnerability of our contemporary world.            Continue reading


  — By Yvonne Sam

Too grown, Too young, on such behavior society must frown

It is an admirable situation when mothers idolize their daughters, and dedicate time helping them develop their femininity.  Learning at a young age how to enjoy a nice pedicure and manicure assists in establishing the standard for self-care. However the trend of grave concern is that mothers are trying to make bosom buddies/ pals of their daughters, and in the process of so doing expose them to adult presentation. If you go into stores now to purchase a pair of shorts for a girl you may be hard pressed to find them at a decent length for a little girl.   Currently, the clothes for girls are permitting them to feel very comfortable with being scantily clad.        Continue reading

Barbados won’t attend meeting with US Secretary of State in Jamaica

— sees attempt to divide CARICOM


Mia Mottley

P.M. Mia Mottley

This decision has been taken by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who announced on Saturday night she would not be sending Foreign Minister Senator Jerome Walcott to the meeting.            Continue reading

St. Vincent & Grenadines has ‘no geo-political axe to grind’: UN envoy

By BY NELSON A. KING – Caribbean Life News – NY – January 7, 2020

Photo: Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission to the United Nations, I. Rhonda King addresses Flag Planting Ceremony on assumption of seat on UN Security Council.

In becoming the smallest nation ever to serve on the prestigious United Nations Security Council, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the UN, I. Rhonda King, says the country has “no geo-political axe to grind.”

“This day is a historic one, not only because we are the smallest nation ever to sit on the Security Council but also, perhaps, because the urgency of now calls for fresh, disinterested and impartial perspectives on the seemingly intractable problems of our day,” said Amb. King in addressing the Flag Planting Ceremony on Thursday, as St. Vincent and the Grenadines officially assumed a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.    Continue reading

Economics: IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression

Kristalina Georgieva compares today with “roaring 1920s” and criticises UK wealth gap

Kristalina Georgieva
 Speaking in Washington, Kristalina Georgieva singled out the UK for its growing inequality gap. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy risks a return of the Great Depression, driven by inequality and financial sector instability.

Speaking at the Peterson Institute of International Economics in Washington, Kristalina Georgieva said new IMF research, which compares the current economy to the “roaring 1920s” that culminated in the great market crash of 1929, revealed that a similar trend was already under way.            Continue reading

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