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BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – Caribbean Culture Expo

British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations

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By Grafton Rouse

Grafton Rouse is a nurse from Barbados.   He is Program Coordinator for the Caribbean Community Health Support Group which is a standing committee within the British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations.

They did it, they did it, yes, they did it. The British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) held its first Caribbean Culture Expo on October 1st, 2016 at the Allan Emmott Center in Burnaby. With the help of a small grant from the British Columbia Government BCOCCA was able to plan and organize an event which allowed Caribbean nations to showcase their culture in the form of music, art and food. This was the first event of its kind and many people who attended were so pleased with what they saw that they said this should become an annual event.      Continue reading

GIHR- Annual Tea Party & Fashion Show – Guyana – 29 October 2016

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Guyana Christian Charities – Bake & Food Sale- Toronto – October 30, 2016

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Splendid Collection of 378 Photos of Guyana – By Deborah Strott

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Stabroek Market Georgetown

Stabroek Market, Georgetown, Guyana. South America

Countdown Begins To Caribbean Diaspora Carnivals – 2016

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Countdown Begins To Caribbean Diaspora Carnivals – 2016

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 1, 2016: Its summer, which means Carnival time in most cities where Caribbean nationals live outside of the  Caribbean region.

Of course the biggest Caribbean Diaspora carnivals every summer takes place in Toronto – Caribana; the UK – Nottinghill, and NYC – the West Indian American Day Carnival.

But Caribbean carnivals also happen annually in many other cities across the US, UK and Canada. Here is a list of the 2016 carnivals set to get underway, beginning this weekend:   Continue reading

20 Great Cities Around the World – in 90 Seconds – videos

 20 Great Cities Around the World – in 90 Seconds
I didn’t know which city I should visit next, so I was blown away by these stunning and informative 90 second videos of the world’s 20 top places. Starting from Chicago, head eastward across ‘the pond’ through exquisite Paris, fascinating Prague, luxurious Dubai and exotic Bangkok right back to America’s West Coast. Spend 90 seconds in each city and give yourself a taste of the best the world has to offer. 
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 1. Chicago, USA
We start our tour in this utterly complete city. With great universities, world famous shops & restaurants – plus the magnificent Lake Michigan – Chicago attracts over 50 million people, and you’d be mad not to join them.
 This is just the first of 20 short videos.

SOLAR COOKERS ON EARTH DAY. – by Rosaliene Bacchus

SOLAR COOKERS ON EARTH DAY. – by Rosaliene Bacchus

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COOKERS OF THE WORLD – UNITE!

Click to visit the original postDid you know that food can be cooked with the sun? For Earth Day 2016, here’s an introduction to environmental friendly solar cooking. Bon appetit.

Reflectors are opened like petals on a flower, to collect and focus sunlight. The glass cover will trap heat inside the oven and pots.

You’ll understand this better by remembering how hot your car can get if it is parked in the sun.

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Last Lap Lime 2016 – Toronto – Woodbridge Fair Grounds- Monday August 1, 2016

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Mahaica’s ‘mad scientists’ make mosquito repellent from Katahar flower

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Dolly Sooknanan, teacher Jaishree Nanku, and Darshanie Nanhu are pictured with their winning trophies at the display counter for the repellent

Mahaica’s ‘mad scientists’ make mosquito repellent from Katahar flower

“Katahar” is an Indo-Guyanese Creole word that carries the idea of nothingness. If someone were to tell you you’re a Katahar, they are really dismissing you as worth nothing.

The vegetable named Katahar is, however, not to be dismissed. Curried Katahar, added to other curries with dhall and rice, is a must-have in good seven-curry, the dish mainly served at Hindu religious events.   Continue reading

A Caribbean Brunch Favorite: Ackee And Codfish – By Minna LaFortune

A Caribbean Brunch Favorite: Ackee And Codfish

Published on Mar 31 2016,  News Americas. NY
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A Caribbean Brunch Favorite: Ackee And Codfish

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2016: Getting an invitation to attend a Caribbean breakfast or brunch is the invitation to a special experience!

Caribbean breakfast foods are very special because they are meals that are also served at lunch and dinner.

They are large meals that contain all the major food groups complimented with fresh herbs and spices and medley of several tropical fruits. To ask a Caribbean national in the region or in the Diaspora what is their favorite breakfast or brunch dish is to get a list of starches, fish, meats, vegetables, beverages and fruits.

The responses no doubt will vary from island to island.     Continue reading

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