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REGGAE’S CHANGING FACE – White Bands Rule Charts – Video

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Canadian reggae fusion band ‘Magic’ has hit gold with their debut single “Rude” from their debut studio album ‘Don’t Kill the Magic.’

REGGAE’S CHANGING FACE

By News Americas Now Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 18, 2014: Reggae, the musical genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, is back on the Hot 100 chart but the group singing the ‘irie’ vibe is hardly black or Jamaican.

Actually, the singers of the song that has jumped to #1 on the Hot 100, dislodging “Fancy” byIggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, are White Canadians. That’s right. You read right!
Canadian reggae fusion band ‘Magic’ has hit gold with their debut single “Rude” from their debut studio album ‘Don’t Kill the Magic.’   Continue reading

CIMBUX: 1st Economic Development Seminar – June 29, 2014

CIMBUX Inc. 1ST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

 BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29th 2014.

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Meeting

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Seminar

On Sunday June 29th, 2014 Cimbux Inc. {Committee for the Improvement of Buxton Inc.) held its 1st “Economic Development Conference” at the Friendship Primary School, Friendship Village, East Coast Demerara, Guyana. The theme was “Reviving Buxton/ Friendship Village Economy” and fostering sustainable development for Vigilance, Annandale, and the surrounding villages.

The seminar was sponsored based on the decline in the Social and Economic conditions in the villages over the years. It was coordinated by Mr. Keith Easton- Vice President, of Cimbux Inc. of the U.S.A, and Guyana’s, Mr. Deon Abrams, Educator, Community Activist, and TV host, along with Assistant Co-ordinator, Ms. Yvette Herod, Community Activist and Founder of Toucan 11 Multipurpose club in Buxton. Both persons are honorees of Cimbux Inc. Continue reading

United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty to promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guyanese Online News
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Tangerine Clarke

United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty to promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style.

Pageants typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour.  However, the United Nations Pageant hosted in Kingston, Jamaica seeks goodwill ambassadors.

The United Nations Pageant is an international event, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the best tourism and ambassadors of humanity. Contestants are scored on inner beauty or how they relate with others, and show support towards community service. Contestants from Africa, South America, India, the United States and the Caribbean converged from July 1st through the 6th, 2014. This was an opportunity for comradery, community service and cultural expression.

Leon Williams, the United Nations Pageant president, explained “Unknown to the contestants, we had judges socialize and mingle with them during the early days of the pageant.  The judges were revealed later on day three of the pageant and participated in activities with the contestants throughout the week. This provided opportunity to know each contestant personably. During this part of the process, a person can excel at the finals –but not get along with others; and this will hinder their chance to win. This opportunity offers more than a pageant title.  The winners become ambassadors who foster goodwill and help those less fortunate. Retrospectively, we also look at contributions each contestant has offered in their home community. Humanitarianism is a strong indicator of good character.
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Canada: BC Day – Caribbean Festival and Concert – August 4, 2014

Brigade Day 2014

BC Canada: Brigade Days 2014 – Caribbean Participation

We are looking for the support of the Caribbean community in the vicinity of National Historic Site Fort Langley, birthplace of British Columbia, on B.C. Day – Monday, 04 August 2014 @ 17:00 hours to 20:30 hrs.

Contact: Clyde Duncan: 604-317-1771

http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2014.aspx#brigadedays

 “Brigade Days” National Historic Site Fort Langley Monday, 04 August 2014 beginning at 17:00 hours – FREE   Continue reading

Barbados Cropover: Naniki Caribbean Cuizine – August 3, 2014

Naniki Cropover event

Book: English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants – by Lear Matthews

Announcing the publication of a new book entitled:

ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANTS: Transnational Identities

Lear MatthewsBy Lear Matthews.  

Published by University Press of America (Rowman & Littlefield).  

ISBN: 978-0-7618-6202-4.  On Amazon. < click link to look inside the book and order from amazon.com

This book highlights a range of issues relating to the transnational experiences and identity of English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants in the United States, with implications for immigrants in general. Few students of international migration envisioned the changes in migration trends, policies and events that have shaped the immigration process at the onset of the 21st Century. Continue reading

“Rising Star” Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote + video

“Rising Star” Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote + video

Given the option to save one “Rising Star” contestant this week, the west coast voters opted to push Lisa Punch into the quarterfinals.

With a new phase of the “Rising Star” competition came a new mechanism by which the west coastviewership, despite not being able to watch and vote during the initial, live broadcast, could participate.

Of the six contestants involved in head-to-head “Duels” this week, three would be crowned winners and automatically promoted to the quarterfinal round based on the initial audience’s vote.  Continue reading

XGDF Association NY – Family Fun Day – August 10, 2014

XGDF Family Fun Day

Ingrid Griffith’s ‘Demerara Gold’ at Dorothy S. Theatre in NYC

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‘Demerara Gold’ at Dorothy S. Theatre

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News.  NYC

Classically trained Guyanese born Ingrid Griffith, will bring her satirical act to the stage of the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre in New York City when she debuts her one-woman “Demerara Gold” on July 17, 18, and 19 at 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., respectively.

Based on her true life story, Griffith’s South American upbringing will be traced from the age of seven as a Guyanese girl left in the care of her grandmothers, one she describes as a rigid recluse, and the other, a religious fanatic.   Continue reading

Ten Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime

Many things have already disappeared in our lifetime… here are others:

Ten Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime

This article is  USA oriented, but Canada & the rest will not be  far behind.   Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them.  But, ready or not, here they come.

1. The Post Office
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

2. The Check 
Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with check by 2018.  It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks.  Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check.  This plays right into the death of the post office.  If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.   Continue reading

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