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Amsterdam City Council member denounces Zwarte Peit ( Black Pete)

AMSTERDAM–Amsterdam City Council member Andrée van Es has become the first Dutch City administrator to publicly denounce Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), the slavish helper of Sinterklaas.


Sinterklaas does not feel welcome in Suriname

AMSTERDAM–While on December fifth thousands, maybe millions of children in the Netherlands will receive their gift from Sinterklaas, the man who portrays the bearded do-gooder in Suriname has decided to stay home.


JAMAICA - Accompong to Host Maroon Conference

The Accompong Maroons will later this month host an international conference, aimed at providing an indepth look into the lives and work of the Maroons and their intangible cultural heritage.


Carifesta 11 organizers raise the bar

THE HAGUE, Netherlands–Carifesta 11, slated for August 16 to 26 2013 in Suriname, is rapidly starting to take shape, and its organizers say they are raising the bar. “This is the premier culture and arts festival of the Caribbean and what we’re planning here is an event that will put Suriname, Caricom and Unasur on the worldmap.


JAMAICA - Students Must Know the Importance of the Sea says A.J. Nicholson

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, has expressed the need for students to be educated about the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and Jamaica’s role in the framing of the treaty.


LA Times EIC: Stay away from mauvais langue

Monday, October 29 2012 - Trinidadian-born Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Times Davan Maharaj on Saturday urged journalists to avoid mauvais langue when executing their duties. He lamented that the Internet has also compounded the problem.


JAMAICA – Education Minister says no to gay lifestyle in school

MINISTER of Education Ronald Thwaites said that the homosexual lifestyle would not be promoted in the education system, following the decision to revise the controversial Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum for public schools.


NEVIS Struggles to preserve the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton

News Americas, CHARLESTOWN, Nevis: In Charlestown, Nevis, the struggle is on to preserve what is the last edifice on the birthplace of history’s greatest immigrant, Alexander Hamilton, who ventured to another land to save it from ruin and sent it on its path of destiny to become the most powerful and prosperous nation on earth.


Suriname plans all inclusive Carifesta 11

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands–Dr. Humphrey Hasrat got up from his chair and spread his arms wide, almost like he really wanted to embrace the entire audience gathered in the conference room near Rijswijk Thursday night.