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Notting Hill Carnival organiser under pressure as bands pull out

Notting Hill Carnival 2020 ‑ Go or No-go? That’s the big question carnivalists and others have been debating on social media since coronavirus lockdown began …

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

Notting Hill Carnival promises a media makeover

Notting Hill Carnival’s relationship with the media has often been stormy and occasionally abusive

Soca Videos are the new norm

In 2009, only a handful of soca artists understood the importance of having a music video

Better Management, is the key goal for Notting Hill Carnival says...

London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET) has reportedly accepted the need to bring in professional help to run London’s annual carnival, which last year celebrated its golden jubilee

Mighty Tiger, 1940 – 2017

Arriving in London from Trinidad and Tobago in 1971, Ashton Moore was already an experienced calypsonian

Barbados at 50 a golden independence

As Barbados reaches the golden anniversary of its independence from Britain

Shooting a hero

Wartime flying ace, BBC producer, international adviser and distinguished diplomat – Ulric Cross certainly covered a lot of ground in his career

Vivian Charlott Burkhardt, Miss Grenada World 2017

Vivian Charlott Burkhardt was crowned Miss Grenada World 2007 on March 31st....

Miss World Grenada

Recorded for the BBC Caribbean Service in August 2007 at Jenny’s Place,...
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