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PHOTO: “Jamaica’s tourism market was created because of marijuana,” said U.S. Virgin Islands legislator Terrence Nelson. (Photo by Brian Major)

Caribbean Tourism Officials Talk Marijuana Tourism

September 24, 2014 | No Comments

With United States marijuana tourism blossoming, Caribbean officials are slowly addressing what has long been an open secret: many U.S. travelers visit the islands with the expectation of smoking “ganja.” At last week’s “State of…

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Study Finds Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health of African-Americans and Black Caribbeans

September 22, 2014 | No Comments

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. The research —…

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Is Trinidadian-American Alfonso Ribeiro the One To Beat On ‘Dancing with the Stars?’

September 22, 2014 | No Comments

Many remember him as Carlton Banks on the 90s show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” But Trinidadian-American Alfonso Ribeiro has shown he may be the person to beat this season on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”…

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America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth” is coming to your city. Get involved! #atb3

September 19, 2014 | No Comments

Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts takes an unflinching look at the insidious effects of our culture’s preoccupation with sex in “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth” premiering this fall across the United States.…

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Barbados Unveils Schedule Of Events For Fifth Annual Barbados Food & Wine And Rum Festival

September 18, 2014 | No Comments

Culinary masters including Marcus Samuelsson, Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Stephanie Izard, Ed Baines and Roger Mooking will be making their way to the island of Barbados, the culinary capital of the Caribbean, for the fifth…

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The Mighty Sparrow and Alison Hinds at Caribbean Tales International Film Festival

September 18, 2014 | No Comments

The 2014 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) was indeed a landmark occasion as this year the festival broke boundaries in gaining additional recognition for the creativity and culture of the Caribbean. The festival, which ran…

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Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference Set for New York

September 18, 2014 | No Comments

Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations? These…

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Jamaican Reggae Singer Hopeton Lewis Laid to Rest in New York City

September 17, 2014 | No Comments

THE pews of the St Mark’s Church in New York were filled to capacity as family members and friends came out in their numbers to bid farewell to late veteran singer Hopeton Lewis on Saturday.…

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Shame on CBS For Making Rihanna a Scapegoat Following Ray Rice Scandal

September 17, 2014 | No Comments

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up after more fallout from the Ray Rice incident.  The network said yesterday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna’s voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts —…

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Nicki Minaj Goes Chanel on Cover of ‘Dazed & Confused’ Magazine

September 17, 2014 | No Comments

Nicki Minaj’s skin out ‘Anaconda’ video and her raunchy VMA performance notwithstanding, Nicki Minaj is continuing her new toned-down image.  The Trinidadian bombshell graces the cover of pop culture mag “Dazed & Confused” wearing a…

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