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JAMAICA - Minister urges use of Reggae for economic development

Youth and culture minister Lisa Hanna says although reggae music is now a global phenomenon there is more to be done to ensure that the music form helps propel Jamaican culture to its rightful place as a potent force of social and economic liberation.


JAMAICA - Culture Minister Pays Tribute to Bob Marley

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna says the 68th anniversary of the birth of reggae icon Hon. Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley OM, presents an opportunity to remind ourselves that while much has been accomplished in relation to Jamaican culture and music, there is still much work to be done to transform the power of Brand Jamaica into more significant economic gain for the country and its people.


T&T- No mas must play near US embassy! – Carnival head concerned

Head of the National Carnival Commission Allison Demas says there was no official statement from the US Embassy claiming that Carnival masqueraders could not pass in front the embassy on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.


Documentary on Bob Marley nominated for three major international awards

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday January 22, 2013 – The widely acclaimed 2012 cinebiography of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley has been nominated for three prestigious awards in two different countries. 


Senegal: Grandmothers Taking the Lead Against Female Genital Mutilation

Bamako — In the southern Senegal village of Kael Bessel, female genital mutilation is no longer a taboo subject. Sexagenarian Fatoumata Sabaly speaks freely about female circumcision and girls' rights with her friends.


Antigua’s native name ‘Wadadli’ under dispute

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The name Wadadli is widely accepted as the pre-Columbus name given to the island of Antigua, but now a local historian is asserting that the island was actually never called Wadadli.


Cuban Vice President Insists in the Defense of National Identity

BAYAMO, Cuba, Dec 19 (ACN) Cuban government vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel insisted in the need to strengthen the defense of Cuban National identity.


GUYANA – Diplomacy guide for small states launched in Guyana

insanally bookFormer Foreign Affairs Minister and Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the UN Rudy Insanally has launched a book documenting his experiences and thoughts on the art of diplomacy.


Guyanese literary icon Jan Carew dies

Renowned Guyana-born literary icon, Professor Jan Carew has died. He was 92 years old.