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‘Leave [She] Alone’: Trinidad’s Women Find a Rallying Cry for 2017 Carnival

‘Leave [She] Alone’: Trinidad’s Women Find a Rallying Cry for 2017 Carnival

By Martine Powers | The Washington Post

leave-me-alonePORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — Every year, an onslaught of high-octane soca music is released ahead of Trinidad’s pre-Lent Carnival. The songs are new, but the themes are well-worn:

Rum. Partying. And the allure of a woman’s gyrating body, preferably backed into a man’s grasp.

So, it’s a little surprising that one of this year’s most popular Carnival tunes is a jaunty ballad performed by the 76-year-old music legend Calypso Rose and titled matter-of-factly “Leave Me Alone.” The song features a woman trying to party in the streets without interference from men, exhorting them to “leave me, let me free up.” And it’s being hailed as a feminist anthem.    Continue reading


TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017 – Photos & Costumes


Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

Published on February 25, 2017   By David Jessop

David Jessop

David Jessop

“Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of member states.” So said Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana.

Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, and the recommendations made in relation to the challenges the industry faces, suggest that tourism’s significance to the region’s long term economic growth and stability has at last been formally recognised.       Continue reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guyana

Guyana flag10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guyana

A hidden gem in a predominantly Spanish-speaking continent, Guyana embodies centuries of several cultures that have seamlessly blended to create a truly unique nation. From the colors of the national flag to the cuisine, Guyana is more culturally Caribbean than South American. We profile 10 things you may not know about Guyana.

Guyana Speaks – The State of the Nation – London UK- February 26, 2017


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BHS Guyana Alumni Association – May Hatters Tea Party – Toronto – April 29, 2017

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Guyana Capitol TV News Videos – 10 February 2017


Several persons are homeless and $$$ destroyed after an early morning fire guts three buildings

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 09:13 PM PST

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – Feb 10

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 09:08 PM PST

There will be no clamping of vehicles by the parking meter company

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 09:05 PM PST

President of Guyana Bar Association sued over sale of city property

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 09:00 PM PST

Training facility at Providence to help students at technical institutions

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 08:54 PM PST 

A regional Tourism Framework geared at generating regional tourism plans was discussed by regional stakeholders

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 08:19 PM PST

The Guyana Post Office will now be offering expanded services which includes online shopping

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 08:17 PM PST

Deputy police commissioner said force’s radar is active to solve murder and robbery cases

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 08:12 PM PST

The MOPI says as it prepares to expand Mandela Avenue in the city

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 08:07 PM PST

NEWS AMERICAS NOW Headlines – 10 February 2017

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Caribbean Life News Update – February 2, 2017

Caribbean Life  News Update – February 2, 2017

Guyanese author- Derrick John Jeffrey- writes about murder in the UN


Derrick John Jeffrey’s passion, and organic way of writing, is the reason for his succe­ssful careers as storyt­eller, playw­right, and author that began in his homeland of Guyana back in the 70s.

Now it’s Cricket West Indies


The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has changed its name to Cricket West Indies (CWI).

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President Donald Trump speech the Republican Party Retreat in Philadelphia – 26 January 2017

President Donald Trump at the Republican Party Retreat in Philadelphia – 26 January 2017

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Addressing members of Congress in Philadelphia on Thursday, Trump says “it’s nice to win, it’s been a while.” He launched into a riff that he used frequently on his post election thank you tour to some of the battleground states he won in November. Trump portrayed Pennsylvania as “the one that got away” from Republicans in previous elections and plugged his own victory there. He then touted how, with Republicans controlling both the White House and Congress, that “now is the dawn of a new era.”

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