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West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua
Published on April 18, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua — Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday.

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Jason Holder

The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure to finish 103 not out off 149 balls with 15 fours in 3 1/2 hours. West Indies got support from a crowd of over 9,000 and batted close to 130 overs in their second innings to close on 350-7 after being set 438 to win.

Holder earned the Man-of-the-Match award and shared a resolute seventh-wicket stand of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 57 off 141 balls. Continue reading

In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica – April 2015

In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica
Published on April 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA — Last week, US President Barack Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica, for bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, a town hall meeting with the Young Leaders of the Americas and a summit with heads of government from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The White House Blog has released a series of photos of the president’s visit:01_jamaica.jpg

President Barack Obama meets with Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, aboard Air Force One en route to Kingston, Jamaica, April 8, 2015. Rep. Clarke is the child of Jamaican immigrant parents. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Romanee Kalicharran is the quintessential ambassador of culture

Romanee Kalicharran is the quintessential ambassador of culture

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Romanee Kalicharran

She has traveled the world sharing her talents in a variety of dance forms. Romanee has bridged cultures and her passion for the arts has made her one of the foremost artists in our community.

Romanee was born in New York and her parents are Ramesh and Judith Kalicharran. What is remarkable about her parents is that both Ramesh and Judith are from a musical tradition. But they stand out in other respects as well. Ramesh is Guyanese while Judith is Puerto Rican.   Continue reading

Where next for LIAT? – the Caribbean’s Regional Airline

Where next for LIAT? – the Caribbean’s Regional Airline

LIAT planePublished on April 8, 2015 – Caribbean News Now – By Ken Richards

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — It may be hyperbole to suggest that the future of regional airline LIAT is ‘up in the air’ at the moment; however, recent outrage expressed by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne over an alleged plan to replace LIAT with a new airline in which Barbados would have a leading role, is fuelling speculation about where next for LIAT, the airline that has served the region for more than 50 years.

St Vincent and the Grenadines opposition leader Arnhim Eustace said he is very concerned about the situation because LIAT plays a key role in regional travel and the tourism industry.
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Trevor Noah: the South African comic – new host of The Daily Show + video

Trevor Noah Live at the Apollo – Comedy video

Trevor Noah: the South African comic who sails close to the wind

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

Known for his charm and commercial savvy, new host of The Daily Show will also need to watch what he tweets, says Rebecca Davis      [The Guardian-March 31, 2015]

One of the interesting aspects of You Laugh But It’s True, a so-so 2011 documentary on Trevor Noah’s attempt to make it in comedy, was the sense you got that the young man’s success was deeply resented by some of his fellow South African comedians.

Asked what he thought of Noah, well-known local veteran Mel Miller rasped about how young black comics “mustn’t come bitching about apartheid”.   Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association New York- March 2015 On-line Magazine

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Download:  GCA MARCH 2015 – ON-LINE MAGAZINE

Guyana Cultural Association New York- March 2015 On-line Magazine

IN THIS ISSUE      PAGE 3-4: Happy Easter       PAGE 5 – 10: Happy Phagwah      PAGE 11-14: Burrowes School 40th anniversary      PAGE 15-22:Celebrating Guyanese Women      PAGE – 23 – 25: Steelband in Guyana      PAGE 26- 28: Maestro Fresh Wes      PAGE 30 – 31”: Guyana National Sound      PAGE 32:: Sigma Alpha tragedy      PAGE 33 – 34: Dis Time Nah Lang Time    PAGE 37: Cultures Endure Gail A. Nunes.     Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni -Toronto: Spring Dance – April 11, 2015

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St. Stanislaus College Alumni -Toronto: Spring Dance – April 11, 2015

Popular Red Plastic Bag (RPB) music videos – auto-playlist

Red Plastic Bag (RPB) –   here is a Playlist of 200 of his popular tunes

Stedson Wiltshire, better known by the sobriquet of Red Plastic Bag, RPB, or merely Bag, is a calypsonian from Barbados. He has won the Barbadian calypso monarch competition a record nine times.

Red Plastic Bag began performing in 1979. He combined the sounds of reggae and soca, and has become one of the most popular performers in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean. His biggest hit, “Ragga Ragga”, has been recorded in seven different languages. Continue reading

Top Gear host Clarkson fired: The Jeremy Clarkson story – BBC News

The Jeremy Clarkson story

Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract at the BBC renewed, in the wake of allegedly punching a producer. But how did he get to where he is now?

“In the competition between fame and fortune, you’d take fortune every day of the week,” Jeremy Clarkson once said. “Fame is almost constant pain.”

But the 54-year-old has made a career from being publicly controversial. The Top Gear host has managed to offend Argentines, Germans, Mexicans, Romanians and a host of others. Known for a fashion-proof love of tight denim, he’s a friend of Prime Minister David Cameron and writes columns for two national newspapers. Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia – Dinner/Dance 30 May 2015

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia

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2015 Spring Independence Dinner And Dance
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 – 7:00pm – 1:00am
 Fleetwood Community Centre
15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey BC. Canada.
Music by Redemption Sounds – Door Prizes
Tickets: $40 for Dinner and Dance
Tickets available from:
Clyde Duncan       604-317-1771
Wayne Jemmott    604-970-6047
Tanuja Lafleur        604-777-1875
Sylvia Jemmott      604-589-1852
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