Millions Around the World Tune in for Beenie Man/Bounty Killer Clash

Jamaican culture was fully on display for the world to see during the online clash between dancehall veterans Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. The deejays were part of the Verzuz music battle series created by American Record Producers Swizz Beats and Timbaland on Instagram. While previous battles had covered other genres, featuring musical legends like …

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This Day in History: 21 January 1974

On 21 January 1974 Premier Gairy sent his police aides to “harass” demonstrators at Otway House on the Carenage who were demanding, among other things, an end to police brutality and the illegal harassment by his paramilitary forces. For the previous few months, following a number of confrontations between Premier Gairy and his political opposition, …

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JCI Dominica Kiddies Carnival 2020

The Junior Chamber International Dominica (JCI) has collaborated with the Dominica’s Festivals Committee (DFC) to host Kiddies Carnival 2020. We are instilling carnival culture in our younger generations, and we are inciting participants to use local materials to make costumes. This will help develop our own carnival culture. The event is carded for Sunday February …

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Alex Bruno says DBS decision to suspend his radio programme is political; says he will challenge

Renowned media personality, Alex Bruno, has lamented the recent suspension of the ‘Diaspora Link’ programme, which he hosted at the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBS Radio), alleging that the action was politically motivated. In an interview with Dominica News Online, on Friday, Bruno revealed that his services had twice been interrupted previously— once in 2000, following …

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DINING, FIREWORKS AND RAIN

Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality places across Anguilla, with specially-decorated dining areas, and other spaces for social gatherings, featured menus from Anguilla, several parts of the Caribbean and outside the region, for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. The festive dinners and other events started early to give opportunity for the customary fireworks just before, or …

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Barbuda payroll first on new Councilman’s agenda

The newest Barbuda Councilman, Devon Warner, wasted no time after yesterday’s victory at the Barbuda by-election in declaring the item top on his agenda – paying Council workers. “There is some disgruntlement. I sense some dissatisfaction when I looked at the turnout yesterday and we have to put our hands on the root of the problem …

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Saint Lucian wins Miss Talented Teen pageant in St Kitts

Saint Lucian Kersandra Edwards has won the Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen 2019 pageant which took place in St Kitts. The 40th edition of the pageant took place on Monday night. Miss St. Maarten took the 1st runner up position while Miss USVI won second runner up title. Young beauties from across the Caribbean …

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COMMENTARY: Dominica – A ‘Christian’ Nation

It is Saturday night and I am listening to a political program on a popular radio station. The radio stations are awash with political programs all year long and though they often induce political fatigue because the toxic nature of these programs can be stressful, I listen when the opportunity avails itself because it is …

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Fish cleaners in Laborie get high praise

Two men who clean fish at the bay in Laborie have been recognized by Minister in the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports and Local Government, Fortuna Cathelina Belrose. Writing on Facebook, Belrose said she stumbled upon the two, whom she called Rex and Alex, during a staycation in the south after …

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PM Chastanet says best is yet to come after first international horse race

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has vowed that the best is yet to come for the south of Saint Lucia after the island held its first international horse race on December 13. The race was held at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club making Saint Lucia the newest member of the international horse racing family. “This …

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RGPF retirees encouraged to continue serving their communities

The underlining message embedded in most of the addresses to the retirees of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) was to use their knowledge and experience gained on the job to continue to serve their communities. On Wednesday, 4 December, twenty police officers of various ranks from ASP to Royal Constable with a combined 587 …

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Alvina Reynolds launches her first book

Alvina Reynolds, former Minister of Health and Parliamentary Representative for Babonneau launches her first book on Wednesday December 11th at the Pastoral Centre, Marisule at 7 pm. With her first publication, Step forward with faith, Ms Reynolds joins other Saint Lucian writers who have been contributing to our respected body of literature with their personal …

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BPSA Christmas Holiday message

The Charmain of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Mr. Edward Clarke, encourages the citizens of Barbados to love, gratitude and respect for each other, during these trying times. The following is the full message issued for the Christmas period. “The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) extends Season’s Greetings to all of our members, social partners, …

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PM encourages the public to hold fast to their traditions

Hello to all in Barbados today. Christmas is always a very special time for Barbadians. It is a time for celebration, a time to honour our traditions both cultural and religious, and a time for inward reflection. We must remind ourselves every day how blessed we are as we thank God for each other and for …

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GG of Barbados encourages fellow citizens to keep the faith

The Governor-General of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, in her official message for Christmas Day, had words of warmth and well wishes for her fellow Barbadians on the special day. The following is the full statement: “I am especially honoured to greet fellow Barbadians, residents and visitors on this Christmas Day in my maiden Christmas message. …

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Buju’s ‘Boom Bye Bye’ called out by LGBT community

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community has called on Jamaican dancehall recording artist Buju Banton, fresh from serving a prison sentence, to publicly denounce one of his most popular songs ahead of a performance scheduled here next year. Early Friday morning, music promoters Fas7Star Entertainment uploaded a poster with a picture of the …

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Prince’s Turks and Caicos Villa Headed for Auction

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The Turks and Caicos villa owned by late music legend Prince is headed for auction. And yes, it even has a purple driveway. Premiere Estates is offering the Turtle Tail-area estate in conjunction with Turks & Caicos Property on an auction set for July 12. The six-bedroom, six-bathroom home is was the Caribbean hideaway for Prince, …

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