Category Archives: Cuisine – Foods

Caribbean Life News – New York – August 1, 2017

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Local chef to open culinary school in Jamaica


He’s giving back the homegrown way.

A Manhattan-based chef is opening a culinary school in Jamaica. The top cook at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill, chef Wenford Patrick Simpson, is giving back to the kids of his home country in a hands-on way. He is in the process of creating a culinary school that will teach young eager teens cooking basics and skills to use.

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Eating our way to disease – By Chris Hedges

Eating our way to disease – By Chris Hedges  

We need to stop believing the lie that we require animal products in our diet for protein, calcium, iron, omega-3s or any other nutrient.

In July 1976, the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, chaired by Sen. George McGovern, held hearings titled “Diet Related to Killer Diseases.” The committee heard from physicians, scientists and nutritionists on the relationship between the American diet and diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Six months later, the committee released “The Dietary Goals for the United States,” which quickly came to be known as the McGovern Report. “Decrease consumption of meat,” the report urged Americans. “Decrease consumption of butterfat [dairy fat], eggs, and other high cholesterol sources.”    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

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

QC Alumni Association Toronto- 2017 Father’s Day Brunch – June 11, 2017

QCAA Toronto is requesting your support for its 2017 Father’s Day Brunch.

Please call one of the names listed in the attached flyer here for tickets.

 Download flyer to view: QC Father’s Day Brunch 2017

Photos from the 2016 Father’s Day Brunch can be seen at:

2016 Father’s Day Brunch

News Headlines from News Americas Now – 17 February 2017


H.E.R.O.C. Annual Tea Party – Brooklyn NY – April 23, 2017


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NEWS AMERICAS NOW Headlines – 10 February 2017

news-americasNEWS HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW  – 10 February 2017

New videos bring back vivid memories of ‘Lang Time’ in Guyana – By Lear Matthews


lear-matthews-logoBy Lear Matthews

Toffie balls, neverdone sweetie, bruk mout, Chinee cake, fish an’ bread at Mahaicony train station, M.V. Malali…Putagee Tunus, lass lick, Cutex, Kings ground, joiner, de madame, Dem boys fass bad!

These are some of the themes in the two culturally appealing videos focusing on parlance, people and places in Guyana released by Guyanese brothers T. Eric Matthews and Lear Matthews. The recordings bring back some vivid memories of the homeland. The videos entitled, Dis Time Nah Lang Time and Cavalcade of Sport – The Race, have received positive reviews and “likes” from a number of viewers in the Diaspora and at home.     Continue reading

BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – Caribbean Culture Expo

British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations

bcoccaCaribbean Culture Expo

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

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