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Cricket: West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

Hard-line selection policy to be relaxed

With West Indies in a race to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their cricket board has offered “temporary amnesty” to the players who do not fit their selection criteria in order to have them available to play ODIs. This could pave way for the return of stars such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree as soon as next month when the team is scheduled for a tour of England, as had been earlier reported by ESPNcricinfo.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has had a stringent policy of picking only those players who are active in the domestic one-day tournament for 50-over internationals. But, with one eye on putting the best XI on the park, the board and the West Indies Players Association have called a truce.

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Cricket: Chanderpaul Should be Recalled! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: Chanderpaul Should be Recalled! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

It doesn’t matter whether the ball is pink, blue or white or whether it’s round, square or oblong. Shivnarine Chanderpaul will make runs. As he nears his 43rd birthday there is still life in those limbs; the twinkle in his eyes suggests that he sees the ball early. He has in his quiver arrows programmed to halt the trajectory of the turning ball.

Has there ever been a cricketer like Shivnarine Chanderpaul? At an age when most sportsmen and women call it a day Chanderpaul rolls on like old man river! His appetite for scoring has not dimmed with the passing years. In fact, he is as hungry as ever to score runs and those half his age watch in awe, from the other end, as Chanderpaul build his innings and weather the storm.       Continue reading

The View from Europe: Re-imagining Caribbean cities – By David Jessop 

The View from Europe: Re-imagining Caribbean cities

By David Jessop   Published on July 8, 2017

David Jessop

According to speakers at the recently held Chicago Forum on Global Cities, nearly four-fifths of future growth is likely to come between now and 2030 from urban centres with over 0.5 million people.

At the event, presenters demonstrated that not only is this one of the positive effects of well-planned urbanisation, but that cities create significant intellectual, cultural and other benefits of value, in a world moving towards the provision of services through better educated, globally connected populations.      Continue reading

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers? – By Albert Baldeo

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers?

Albert Baldeo – Sunday, July 09, 2017 – Jamaica Observer

Where are your heroes, Caribbean, show them to me” — Dave Martins and the Tradewinds

BRADMAN… says Sobers’ 254 was greatest innings he had seen on Australian soil

To understand what cricket supremacy means in a global context to the average Caribbean man is best summarised by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley;“The West Indies are Third World countries, but we belong and are in the First World of Cricket.”

Cricket is not only a religion in the Caribbean, but it best defines the region in any context. Regional political integration has followed cricket as a unifying and defining force.      Continue reading

Calypso: Mighty Sparrow – Party Classics – music videos

Calypso: Mighty Sparrow – Party Classics – music videos

Happy 82 nd Birthday to the King of Calypso – The Mighty Sparrow Born July 9, 1935
Songs on this download:

1. Jean & Dinah
2. The Lizard
3. Melda
4. Drunk & Disorderly
5. Miss Mary
6. Jane
7. Royal jail
8. Benwood Dick
9. Sa-Sa-Yea
10. Magarita
11. Marajihn
12. Doh Back Back

Haiti and the Dominican Republic – Systemic xenophobia and racism – commentary

Antihaitianismo: Systemic xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic

Published on July 4, 2017 – By Sharri K Hall – Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Despite their shared heritage, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have existed in a quasi cold war for centuries largely due to the rampant systemic racism that plagues the Dominican government and is cultivated by many Dominican citizens. Antihaitianismo is the present manifestation of racial prejudice, selective interpretation of history, and nationalistic Dominican false consciousness. This antihaitianismo was bred and cultivated in the historic colonialism in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.    Continue reading

Headlines from News Americas – Week Ending June 30, 2017  

Headlines from News Americas – Week Ending June 30, 2017  

The Three Largest Caribbean Groups In The US Today
Fake News Site Claims Former Jamaican Prime Minister Is Dead
Jamaican Reggae Great’s Son Remains In A Coma After NJ Jailhouse Attack
US Slaps This Caribbean Country With Worst Rank In Latest Human Trafficking Report

Canada Warns About Travel To This South American Nation
Is The Measurement Of Caribbean Tourism’s Impact Flawed?
US Disability Organization Outraged As Trump Calls ‘Morning Joe’ Scarborough “Psycho”

Caribbean, Latin America Cannabis Fast Facts From The Latest UN Drug Report
This Caribbean Nation Has Been Rated Non-Compliant By The OECD
Four Ways To Enjoy Jamaican Culture Without Leaving The US
Can The West Indies Win Against India?

In The Face Of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda, One Man Sends A Powerful Reminder
Trump’s America – Episode # 24 – Our Pathetic Health Care

This Caribbean Singer Helps Honor U2 Bassist Adam Clayton
This Caribbean Artiste Receives The Key To The City Of Queens
Usain Bolt Barely Holds Off Cuba’s Perez

These Caribbean Nationals Received The 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award
Caribbean Recipe Of The Week



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They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.    Continue reading

The broader implications of Washington’s new Cuba policy – By David Jessop

The broader implications of Washington’s new Cuba policy

Published on June 26, 2017 – By David Jessop

David Jessop

On June 16, speaking in Miami, President Trump announced measures reversing aspects of his predecessor’s policy of normalising relations with Cuba.

Although the changes seem minimal, the content of the accompanying presidential directive and the president’s remarks suggest new uncertainties lie ahead for every nation that had welcomed détente and the opportunity it offered to deepen bilateral relations.

As has been widely reported, the new regulations, when introduced, will end individual travel by US citizens, tighten US oversight of group travel, and proscribe most US business activities with Cuban military enterprises and their subsidiaries. However, far less clear are the broader implications of the US President’s National Security Directive, ‘Strengthening US Policy towards Cuba’.   Continue reading

NYC Caribbean Food Festival – Brooklyn NY – July 15, 2017

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