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Everything can always work out – Commentary by Oliver Mills

Everything can always work out – Commentary by Oliver Mills

Published on July 19, 2017 – Caribbean News Now

Oliver Mills

Caribbean culture has conditioned us to believe that life is a struggle, that there are always hurdles, and even people with unwelcoming attitudes, who will always make things difficult for us. Our history has been misinterpreted to make us feel as victims, when we are the victors. And our societies have been structured in such a way to make us feel that there will always be the haves and the have nots, and disadvantage and bad breaks are a part of life.

But all this belongs in the realm of mythology, and false beliefs. The true situation is, we were born to be achievers, to manage all challenges, and to succeed at everything we put our minds and strength to. Because everything can always work out in our interest.   Continue reading

Calypso Cricket: the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – by Dave Martins + video

CALYPSO CRICKET KEEPS ROLLING in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

July 3, 2016 – by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

In early June 2016, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was back with us as the matches begun at Warner Park in St. Kitts, and the second one, with Guyana’s Amazon Warriors meeting the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, was a thriller. Guyana put the Patriots in to bat and ended up needing 30 runs from the last three overs for the win. In the end, Jason Mohammed hit the two runs needed for the win on the second-to-last ball off a very difficult dropped catch by duPlessis.

The CPL, which is reportedly drawing considerable attention worldwide, seems to be picking up where it left off last year, with an array of international names sprinkled among the teams in the tournament and that mix, adroitly combined by the organisers with the attractive ingredients of Caribbean culture, has created an event that is attracting a range of patrons, including tourists, as well as various prominent sponsors.   Continue reading

West Indian American Carnival turns 47

 West Indian American Carnival turns 47

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Crowds at West Indian Carnival

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating in WIADCA’s annual New York Caribbean Carnival Parade , dubbed, “Brooklyn’s Greatest Show!”   Continue reading

Ken Corsbie wins Gold Award at the CNCF – Cayman Islands

Download PDF Copy : Awards night at the Cayman National Cultural Foundation

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Trinidad – Promotional Video

Another CARICOM member – featured by Guyanese Online

Trinidad – Promotional Video

A promotional video for Trinidad with a focus on the island’s leisure activities, festivals, celebrations, tourism attractions, entertainment, cuisine, eco-tourism activities and much more!

Produced by Cameraworks Productions International
Caribbean Office: 24 Luis Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad

BOB MARLEY MIX – 15 TRACKS

BOB MARLEY MIX – 15 TRACKS

Here is a mix of 15 well known Bob Marley tracks: 20+ minutes of entertainment:

1. Lively up Yourself;  2.Natural Mystic.;  3. Nightshift; 4 Who the Cap Fit; 5. Roots Rock Reggae;  6. Pimper’s Paradise;  7. Nice Time;  8. Is This Love  9. Jammin;  10. Crisis; 11. Satisfy My Soul;  12. Sun  is Shining; 13. Crazy Ballhead;  14. Easy Shanking; 15. Africa Unite.

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Notting Hill Carnival – West London – 2011

Not a looter in sight! Notting Hill Carnival sees hundreds of thousands on the streets for Europe’s biggest festival 

  • Scotland Yard puts a record 6,500 officers on duty in first big test since the riots
  • Police make 214 arrests but say two-day event has been ‘very peaceful’

By JAMES WHITE and GARETH FINIGHAN – Daily Mail. UK

Last updated at 9:43 AM on 30th August 2011

They came in their hundreds of thousands to dance and have a good time, Rio de Janeiro-style.

And yesterday revellers let their hair down in style at the Notting Hill Carnival in West London, with drumming groups, floats and sound systems all taking centre stage.

More than 6,500 police officers patrolled the streets for the second day of the event yesterday as Scotland Yard continued its unprecedented security operation just weeks after the riots.

Read full report with pictures here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2031377/Notting-Hill-Carnival-2011-Hundreds-thousands-attend-Europes-biggest-festival.html

Ray Luck – World-renowned Concert Pianist

Ray Luck – World-renowned Concert Pianist

Time to decide where we stand on Caribana

Time to decide where we stand on Caribana

Posted by Arnold A. Auguste on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 in Share News –Caribana News  Opinion

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Editor – Share News

In a recent conversation, Denise Herrera-Jackson, the CEO of the Festival Management Committee (FMC), the organization which has run the Caribana festival for the past five years, told me that the FMC’s aim is to wean the festival off of the City of Toronto’s funding. She said her organization is working to attract sponsors for the festival which will make it less dependent on the city.

While it is a great idea to work on attracting more sponsors – and there is no reason they shouldn’t be able to do so since any other event of Caribana’s size and draw would be an advertiser’s dream – the comment just serves to underscore the fact that they, and just about everyone else who has ever been involved with Caribana, still see the city’s financial contribution as a grant, as funding, as a gift. It is not and should not be perceived as such. It must be seen as an investment in a festival which brings in a massive return – to the city, the province, the federal government and to all the hotels, restaurants and other businesses which benefit from the more that $450-million the festival injects into the economy each year.

Funding is for community organizations such as those helping new immigrants settle into the country; groups working to house and otherwise assist the poor; groups working with youth, especially youth from disadvantaged areas of the city or seniors; groups which provide services that governments, unable to provide themselves, fund to help meet the social and even cultural needs, especially of the disadvantaged. Or those huge feel-good events – such as Luminato – which make a big show but generate little by way of economic impact.
But, not a festival such as Caribana.              Continue reading

Caribbean Style and Culture Showcase – June 24, 2011

Contact:  www.caribbeanstyleandculture.com

and    www.guyanafestival.com

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