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Carnival arts demand to be taken seriously

Respect for the Carnival arts was at the heart of a stimulating two-day conference at The Tabernacle over the weekend of 2 and 3 October. …
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Notting Hill – what’s new for Carnival 2019

Soca News spoke to Matthew Phillip, executive director of event organiser...

Ode to Carnival

Why do I love carnival? Let me count the ways... I love...

It may be a PURE LIME, but it’s all about the...

Pure Lime has been around as long as people have been...

Calling on the diaspora – the Caribbean Skills Bank

The images are harrowing. Houses with their roofs blown off, trees...

Stinky sargassum could smell sweet for the Caribbean

A strange brown island the size of Jamaica has appeared in...

Grenfell Tower – two years after the fire

Bells tolled, prayers were intoned and buildings (including the Houses of...
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Ulric Cross, Hero

Until now, Ulric Cross has been an unfamiliar name to most...

Miss Barbados UK, more than just a sash and title

The fifth annual Miss Barbados UK competition is scheduled to take...

Notting Hill Carnival’s Roots and Resilience

Darcus Howe said he took part in the first Notting Hill...

Kartonia Miller-Regis, Grand Designs

Elimu Paddington Arts Band holds a unique position amongst mas bands...

Carnival Village is clear favourite to run Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival Limited (NHCL) is likely to be organising Notting...

Sun, sea and rum: Barbados Food and Rum Festival

In late autumn, when memories of Europe’s scorchingly hot summer are...

Mas Revolution, Antiguan style

All seasoned, newer and potential masqueraders are painfully aware that mas...

Notting Hill Carnival 2018 – back to the future

The hall was hot and steamy and reverberating to the sound...

UK Government rocked by Windrush storm

A ‘hostile’ immigration policy has wrecked lives, forced the resignation of...
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Notting Hill Carnival: maligned and misused

“Six more stabbings in a night – now urgent review of...

Carnival surveillance scandal: if the face fits…

… you’re nicked! That, at least, is how the Metropolitan Police...

Why does politics turn men into toads?*

Answer: Because they are being mercilessly lampooned in a European pre-Lenten...

Carnival Village to lead or not to lead

Notting Hill Carnival, that magnificent juggernaut that comes around every last...

Tanya-Nicole, the multi-talented entertaining young Islander

Tanya-Nicole Edwards is a singer, songwriter, musician and actress. She was...

Discredited Council strips Notting Hill Carnival leaders of funding

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has pulled the...

St Kitts and Nevis your perfect music festival paradise

St. Kitts and Nevis are the sort of islands that dreams...

The Spirit of Christmas

Christmas, as we know, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, on whom Christianity in its myriad forms was founded

Barbados Food and Rum Festival Whets the Appetite

Barbados will host its annual celebration of indigenous fine and fun cuisine from November 16 to 19
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Ros Price: a celebration of love and creativity

On 9 September, Oval House witnessed a wonderful celebration of the life of Ros Price

Gloria Cummins

The well-known leader of Flamboyan mas band – one of the oldest in Notting Hill Carnival – passed away in St Mary’s Hospital

Police boasts which linked arrests to Carnival provoke backlash

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been widely ridiculed for tweeting about drugs raids in distant parts of its territory and linking them – unjustifiably many believe – to Notting Hill Carnival

Leeds West Indian Carnival – Golden 50!

The UK carnival season reaches a double peak on August Bank holiday in London and Leeds

Britain finally recognises its African and Caribbean war heroes

On Windrush Day, in Windrush Square, a longstanding injustice was finally addressed with the official unveiling of a memorial commemorating the sacrifices made by African and Caribbean soldiers, sailors, airmen and auxiliaries in the two world wars.

David Roberts – The Restless Islander

In a few weeks’ time businesses and communities from across the UK and the Caribbean will descend on the capital for three days of trading expo, food and drink conference and Caribbean-focused festivals
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