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Tag Archives: Africa

  1. New York Man Rows To Cuba: Campaign launched to raise funds for a new set of rowing oars

    Victor Mooney, of Queens, New York and his Brazilian built rowboat, The Spirit of Malabo are about eight hundred miles from Miami. He must first get through Cuba. Mooney began his transatlantic row on February, 19 from the coast of Africa to honor his brother who died of AIDS in 1983 and to advocate voluntary […]

    October 14, 2014SailingNo comments
  2. New York Man Departs Puerto Rico, Rows to Dominican Republic

    Victor Mooney of Queens, New York left Aguadilla City on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 for a 130 mile row to the Dominican Republic. After a few days of rest, he will continue his row towards New York. Mr. Mooney began his row from the coast of Africa on 19th February 2014 in memory of his […]

    September 24, 2014Sailing, TravelNo comments
  3. ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ fea. John Hurt & Jeffrey Wright, Dir. by Jim Jarmusch

    A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.

    March 16, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Trinidadian Entrepreneurs Carnival Concierge promise supreme service for Carnival 2014

    As the clock counts down to the much anticipated, festive season aka Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival, the directors of professional travel management company Carnival Concierge (CC) are pledging to provide nothing less than top-notch service for their international clientele that will be venturing to the party island. For the enterprising Aisha Smith and Keisha Williams, […]

    October 31, 2013TravelNo comments
  5. “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” based on a True Story (Tom Hanks – 2013)

    Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

    May 26, 2013Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. “The 21st Century is ripe for an end to sexual violence” Op-ed by William Hague, UK Foreign Secretary

    Too often, the world seeks to end a conflict and rebuild war-torn societies without addressing the very reasons that make reconciliation so difficult and which contribute to renewed violence. Wartime rape and sexual violence is one of those reasons. Two weeks ago I visited the Democratic Republic of Congo and was handed a photograph of […]

    April 11, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  7. At times like these, media freedom and independence are more important than ever {IPI/WAN-IFRA Editorial}

    In the United States, a movie trailer of uncertain origin is posted on YouTube, purporting to promote “Innocence of Muslims”. Though the trailer is an unbearably stupid, incredibly offensive portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad, with production values of a high-school parody, the trailer sets off a wave of anti-American violence in the Middle East. Though […]

    September 27, 2012Culture, EditorialNo comments
  8. “The Ambassador” – Hunter S. Thompson lives on in Denmark?

    This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism from international provocateur Mads Brugger rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic. From each absurdly terrifying/hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from […]

    July 22, 2012Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. “Media in a Challenging World: A 360 Degree Perspective” – International Press Institute Honors Exceptional Journalists

    Recently the British High Commission afforded me a chance to go to Port Of Spain, so I could learn in a specialised seminar forged between the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) and The International Press Institute (IPI) on honing my skills. These workshops, which ran from June 23rd to the 26th, was crafted in such […]

    July 8, 2012Education, Travel1 comment
  10. Deaths of Mexican Journalists continue to alarm Global Media Association: IPI hosts crucial seminars in Port Of Spain

    Mexico may be famous for jalapeño peppers, Carlos Slim, sombreros and Pancho Villa but what the world should know is how there are a growing number of Mexicans who now think many times before becoming a blogger or journalist, in what is not a hotspot or a nuclear volcano but a deathtrap so potent that many […]

    June 25, 2012Crime, EventsNo comments
  11. Anancy’s visit to Orlando a success at the 2012 Anancy Festival: A Caribbean-American Heritage Month Event

    The Anancy Festival in Orlando was well received by the audience which was comprised of both young and old attendees ranging greatly in age groups. The audience appreciated the viewing of ‘Anancy & Baldhead Chicky‘, an animated film produced by Lukkee Chong and Max Earle which portrayed Anancy up to his ‘tricks‘ as usual, followed […]

    June 18, 2012Culture, TravelNo comments

    On 13th December 2006 a verdict was issued in the ‘Central Kalahari Game Reserve Legal Case‘; was decided in the High Court of Botswana – IN FAVOUR of the San Indigenous Community who were declared “TO HAVE A RIGHT TO RETURN TO LIVE IN THE CENTRAL KALAHARI – WITH THE RIGHT TO HUNT THERE FOR SUBSISTENCE PURPOSES” On […]

    June 1, 2012Controversy, TravelNo comments
  13. Madame Anna Namarat Enole Sina – truly ‘One who has seen hot Sun’ by Damon Gerard Corrie

    I first met Madame Anna Namarat Enole Sina of the 20,000 person Ogiek Tribal Nation of Kenya – at the Tribal Link Project Access Global Capacity Building for Indigenous Peoples Training Course, held May 2012 in New York City; USA. Anna founded the Natodua Jua Kali Women’s Association in Kenya in September 2010, and the […]

    May 10, 2012Political, TravelNo comments
  14. FCO publishes Human Rights report: Barbados is seen as anti-Death Penalty

    The UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague just launched Human Rights and Democracy: The 2011 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report. The report is now available online. The report is a comprehensive look at the human rights work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) around the world in 2011. As with the 2010 report, it is […]

    May 3, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  15. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – Ben “Zoolander” Stiller, Chris “Dogma” Rock, Jada “Jason’s Lyric” Pinkett & David “Friends” Schwimmer #nyczoo #animals #monaco #animated #dreamworks

    Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo join a traveling circus in Europe as they try to get back home to New York.

    March 21, 2012Cinema, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Ugandan Mutilator & Molester Video Goes Globally Viral: Kony 2012

    “Kony 2012: Invisible Children” is a big game changer in our world. As stated in the opening sequence of this wonderfully profound and inspiring new video, “nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” This landmark film is restoring faith in humanity. “Kony 2012” reminds us that in spite of all the […]

    March 10, 2012Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Gerard Butler speaks out on Viral Video Campaign on African Dictators

    Feel free to leave a remark – as some have understood, it seems Uganda has found oil and suddenly USA is intrigued?

    March 10, 2012CartoonsNo comments
  18. “INDELIBLE MEMORIES OF AFRICA” – BARP Lecture Report from Main Guard, Garrison

    In celebration of Black History Month the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) presented a lecture entitled, “INDELIBLE MEMORIES OF AFRICA” on 28th February at the Main Guard, The Garrison. Indelible memories of Africa, the second largest continent in the world, were indeed what the packed audience received, presented as they were with an array […]

    March 1, 2012TravelNo comments
  19. Getting Somalia back on its feet – Op Ed by UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague

    Yesterday Britain hosted a major international conference on Somalia, attended by heads of government and senior representatives from more than 50 countries and organisations, including UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, the AU Secretary General Jean Ping, Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a large delegation of Somali leaders. […]

    February 24, 2012PoliticalNo comments

    Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo join a traveling circus in an effort to get back home to New York.

    December 9, 2011Cartoons, Cinema, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Meeting at the Masai Mara – Further African Adventures of Liesl ‘Hot Foot’ Harewood

    Elephants, lions, hyenas, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs … I feel like I am in The Lion King! Today I started on another independent travel journey – now the second in one month; I’m getting better at this! I left my friends in Nairobi after a week of bonding and sight-seeing to spread my wings as a […]

    October 26, 2011Featured, TravelNo comments
  22. An ordinary girl from Barbados doing extraordinary things abroad: “Hot Foot Harewood” now a Travelling Soldier through Botswana

    “I got no one to send a letter to, would you mind if I sent one back here to you?” – Dixie Chicks This line from the Dixie Chicks song “Travelling Soldier” is on playback in my head and my current soundtrack for this leg of my journey. Maybe it is because I bought a […]

    October 15, 2011Featured, TravelNo comments
  23. Barbadian Youth Advocate Liesl Harewood’s Journey – Stolen From Africa (And How to Return)

    The anticipation of a journey is as exciting as the arrival to the destination itself. I am sitting in my hotel in Lusaka, Zambia almost a week after the historic 2011 tripartite elections. After twenty years of one ruling party, the people have voted for change and a new President under a new party has […]

    September 27, 2011Featured, TravelNo comments
  24. Gerard Butler (‘P.S. I Love You’, ‘300’ & ‘Law Abiding Citizen’) is Biker turned Pastor: “Machine Gun Preacher”

    Release Date: 18 November 2011 Genre: Action | Biography Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon Directors: Marc Forster Writer: Jason Keller Studio: Relativity Media

    August 21, 2011Cinema, Editorial, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. Are Barbadians truly poor? VIP Tickets for “LOUD” sold out via Bajans, Personalities have their say…

    One of the big items this week was despite a recession (or mismanaged finances by Governmental departments), is the fact how VIP tickets for Rihanna’s “LOUD” concert have sold out… {The latest foolishness surrounding the concert is that it should have been FREE? H’mm so should Pic O’De Crop, Cohobblopot and Insomnia – the person who made […]

    July 17, 2011RihannaNo comments