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Rihanna is the first artist to go platinum in 2017. On Wednesday January 4th, the Recording Industry Association of America officially certified Rihanna’s song “Kiss It Better” with platinum status. Platinum means “Kiss It Better” passed 1 million in sales. It makes the third single from Rihanna’s “Anti” album to go platinum, following “Work” and […]

Haiti-American NFL player Cliff Avril has been nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The Walter Payton Man of the Year is awarded to players who show not only excellence on the field, but also in volunteerism and charitable work. Every year each NFL team is to nominate 1 player, and Cliff […]

Kamala Harris – who has Jamaican heritage, has been sworn in as California’s newest Senator. On Tuesday, Harris – the state’s first black Attorney General, officially became the first black legislator in its history. Harris – whose mother is Indian and father Jamaican, is not only California’s first black senator but also considered California’s first […]

A Bahamian basketballer has been named NBA Rookie of the Month. Earlier this week, Chavano “Buddy” Hield of Grand Bahama, was awarded the title – his first honor as a professional basketball player. The 23-year-old – who plays guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month, for […]

A popular U.S. chef and food critic is in Trinidad & Tobago. Yesterday host of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”, posted a photo on his social media account indicating that he is visiting T&T. The selfie posted on Instagram – in which Bourdain appears to be in a hotel room, was captioned “What did they say […]

The New York Times has listed Kingston Jamaica, as one of the “Best Places to Go in 2017”. Yesterday an article in the U.S. leading newspaper placed Jamaica’s capital at number 24 out of its top 52 destinations. The article recognizes Kingston for being the heart of Jamaica’s cultural offerings, and points to the dub […]

A teacher in the U.K. has created the first talking dollie that speaks Jamaican patois. Saffron Jackson – of St. Catherine Jamaica, officially launched her Zuree Doll Collection with dollie Toya, at the Jamaican High Commission in the U.K. in November. Toya – described as African/Caribbean, with brown skin, brown eyes, and black curly hair, […]

Sportsmen and women in Trinidad & Toabago have been honored for their 2016 achievements. Last Thursday, just before the new year, the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) held its 19th annual awards ceremony to show its appreciation for its national athletes. Javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott, was named Sportsman of the year for following his 2012 Olympic […]

Haiti has finally named its new president. Yesterday, businessman Jovenel Moise was officially declared winner of Haiti’s presidential election that took place November 20. An electoral tribunal confirmed that Moise was elected with more than 55% of the votes, well ahead of his rival Jude Celestin, who received only 19% of votes. Though there were […]

Barbados has started the new year by launching its first ever national film festival. The first edition of the Barbados Independent Film Festival will run for 5 days beginning next Tuesday January 11. To manage the Festival and its theatrical programs, the Walled Garden Theatre was constructed in the Barbados Museum and Garrison District. During […]

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