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Miss Haiti was crowned first runner-up in the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Yesterday, Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier, was named first runner-up, to France’s Iris Mittenaere, who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. Held in Manila, Philippines, Pelissier was unable to gain financial assistance from the government of Haiti – which is currently unstable, to get her to […]

Sprint champion Usain Bolt has returned his 4x100m relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bolt – along with the other members of Jamaica’s 2008 men’s 4x100m relay team, are to surrender their gold medals to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) as instructed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Last week, the IOC announced […]

Caribbean-American legislators are standing up against Donald Trump. First, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams of Grenadian decent – was arrested while protesting Trump’s inauguration. Then on Friday, Trump signed his executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which denies entry to persons from Iran, Iraq, Libya, […]

Jamaica’s first professional footballer has passed away. Lindberg “Lindy” Delapenha was one of the first black men and first Jamaican to play professional football in England, before becoming one of Jamaica’s most beloved veteran journalists. An old by of Munro College and Wolmer’s Boys School – where he was a stellar athlete, Lindy went on […]

Soca history was made over the weekend as 2 of its biggest stars came together in unity. On Friday, Soca King Machel Montano and longtime musical rival Bunji Garlin, released their collaboration entitled “Buss Head”, for T&T’s Carnival 2017, which instantly went viral. Montano explained the history behind the song in a social media post, […]

The Prime Minister of The Bahamas retains leadership following party elections. Elections were part of the ruling Progressive Liberal Party’s 52nd convention, held over the past 3 days – which was its first leadership race in more than 7 years. Yesterday, PLP delegates voted to keep Prime Minister Perry Christie as their leader, as he […]

The Saint Lucia Boxing Association (SLBA) wants to use the sport as a means to help rehabilitate prison inmates. Newly installed SLBA President, David ‘Shakes’ Christopher pointed to the Bordelais Correctional Facility, saying there are a lot of young men there and “boxing is a good tool to create better citizens and champions out of […]

The Jamaican music fraternity has lost 2 legendary stalwarts. First on Wednesday legendary trombonist Nambo Robinson passed away. Born Ronald Robinson, Nambo remained one of the most in demand studio musicians in Jamaica for more than 40 years. He was also a vocalist, percussionist, and recording artist, releasing 4 solo albums. He began his career […]

Caribbean born artists Rihanna and Sean Paul have been nominated for 2017 Brit Awards. Barbadian Rihanna ties U.K girl group Little Mix and music producer Skepta for the most Brit Awards nominations with the 3. She is nominated for International Female Solo Artist of the Year, and Best British Single and British Artist Video both […]

A government minister in St. Lucia had a teenage girl arrested for attempted blackmail. St. Lucia’s Ministry of Finance, Dr. Ubaldus Raymond called authorities on 18-year-old Curshaby Alexander after she threatened to publish nude photos of Raymond, if he did not pay her an undisclosed amount of money. The photos – alleged to be of […]

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