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Tag Archives: diaspora

  1. Vice-President of Suriname Receives West African Diaspora Distinguished Leadership Award 2021

    The West African Diaspora Awards was launched in 2019 to honor extraordinary individuals from the diaspora in the Americas. This was an initiative of Prof. Dr. Babatunde Akinsanya, who is the Director General of the Institute of Strategic Customer Service and Trade Management in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the chairman of the West African Diaspora […]

    December 9, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Synergy TV Welcomes Trinbagonian Hit Reality Show ‘Auntie Jillian’ To Their Primetime Line-up This Summer

    Canada’s first Black Caribbean reality show, Auntie Jillian, begins airing on Synergy TV on Sunday 20th June 2021, at 8pm EST with a Live “Meet The Danfords” post-show special hosted by Fusion’s DJ DLife. “I never thought people would be interested in my family, let alone make Canadian television history,” exclaimed Jillian Danford, aka Auntie […]

    June 11, 2021CultureNo comments

    Special greetings to all of my African brothers and sisters — whether on the continent or in the Diaspora — on this beautiful Africa Day 2021! Africa Day holds a place of great significance for us of the Caribbean Community because it reminds us of our inter-connectedness with Africa and the worldwide African Diaspora. This […]

    May 26, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. 3rd Annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Caribbean Fiction Writing Contest is Now Open

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  5. Full Day of Activities to mark 350th anniversary of connection to Carolinas and celebrate the parish of St Peter

    This Saturday 15th February 2020 for the whole day Speightstown will be a hive of activity in every quarter with the event “Speightstown Alive – The Carolinas Link.” Colin Jordan, MP for St. Peter speaking at the launch lauded the focus on Heritage, which is the parish’s theme for We Gatherin 2020. Barbadians are invited […]

    February 13, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  6. We Gatherin’ 2020 Creates Closer Connections With Our Diaspora

    Project Coordinator for We Gatherin’ 2020, Selma Green explains how We Gatherin’ celebrations creates closer connections between Barbadians at home and Barbadians in the diaspora. For more information visit or contact the We Gatherin Project Implementation Unit at 1 (246) 535-7532 or email

    January 7, 2020Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. BGIS In Focus – “We Gatherin'” Fuh Wuh?

    Guests are: Selma Green – Dep. Perm. Scty./ We Gatherin’ Coordinator Kim Butcher – Project Officer – Vision 2020 Project Implementation Unit Danny Babb – Chairman – St. Lucy Parish Organisation Committee Moderator – Sharifa Medford For more information about We Gatherin’ and Vision 2020 visit Call – 535-7532 or Email –

    December 31, 2019Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. We Gatherin’ has major Presence in 2019 Independence Parade

    This year’s Independence Parade operated under the theme of ‘2020 We Gatherin’: United Against NCDs‘ which promotes the Government’s 2020 initiative to have Barbadians living on island, and abroad to participate in events and economic growth of Barbados. During the parade, a special float highlighted the “We Gatherin’ Initiative.” This led a section of hundreds […]

    December 1, 2019Breaking News, Culture, Featured2 comments
  9. City Of Miramar To Hold Town Hall Meeting Opposing Oil Drilling

    (SOUTH FLORIDA CARIBBEAN NEWS) City of Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam has called on all Broward County mayors and elected officials to join him in a Town Hall meeting to discuss environmental implications of oil drilling in Broward as a result of the recent application filed by Kanter Real Estate LLC. If approved, the drilling would […]

    August 10, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. ‘Invest Caribbean Now’ Hosts Trinidad & Tobago PM In New York Flag Raising Ceremony

    In commemoration of Trinidad & Tobago’s 38th anniversary of a Republic and the country’s first investment conference in New York City, private Caribbean investment promotions arm, Invest Caribbean Now, hosted the country’s first female Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in a flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green, New York. The event was held in conjunction with […]

    September 29, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  11. Caribbean filmmakers set to benefit from Market Incubator program

    The 9th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) takes place in Toronto from September 3rd to 13th 2014. From September 2th to 7th, the festival will host a unique Market Incubator, which gives selected Caribbean filmmakers an opportunity to hone their creative and business skills, through workshops and one on one mentoring by world-class specialists. […]

    August 21, 2014Cinema1 comment
  12. Dominica’s Michele Henderson wins CARICOM song competition

    Dominican, jazz, fusion singer Michele Henderson is the winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) song competition, and her winning entry “Celebrating CARICOM” is now the regional body’s official anthem. Henderson beat out 57 semi-finalists and ten finalists to emerge winner in the competition which was announced last year. She says she screamed in disbelief when […]

    June 7, 2014MusicNo comments
  13. Bajan film ‘Auntie’ lands US online deal

    In a first for a Barbadian film, Auntie, a short film written and directed by Lisa Harewood and produced by Ian Smith, has been acquired by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) in the US for streaming online. The film will premiere on June 10 on and to coincide with Caribbean American Heritage […]

    June 7, 2014CinemaNo comments

    Digicel just announced they’re bringing Haiti’s number one Compas band, Djakout#1, to Little Haiti, Miami to play two intimate events. The performances are set to take place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January 2014 in partnership with the Haiti Cultural Centre and the Rhythm Foundation, respectively. Lucky audience members in attendance are in for […]

    January 12, 2014Music, TechnologyNo comments
  15. Caribbean Moms and authors abroad delight in childhood memories captured in Island Days

    Caribbean mothers in the Diaspora are raving about Island Days, the new children’s book by Nerissa Golden. “I was so excited to receive my copy in the mail and look forward to my children reading it. My sons always have questions about what my life was like growing up in the islands and this is a […]

    December 17, 2013Books, TravelNo comments