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ST.KITTS/NEVIS: Hundreds attend 29th Anniversary of Independence State Service

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 19th September 2012 (CUOPM) ––  Hundreds of nationals from all walks of life joined His Excellency the Governor General, Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian and Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas at the 29th Anniversary of Independence State Service.

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GUYANA- Inter Guianas cultural festival opens in Georgetown

The National Cultural Centre came alive Thursday night as the Second Inter-Guianas Cultural Festival was declared open in pomp and style and with an array of cultural items showcasing the three Guianas (Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.

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Maroons hope tourism can save culture

CHARLES TOWN—In a backwoods town along a river cutting between green mountains, quick-footed men and women spin and stomp to the beat of drums. One dancer waving a knife is wrapped head-to-foot in leafy branches, his flashing eyes barely visible through the camouflage.

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‘Garvey would want Caricom’ – CCJ Justice Anderson

(Jamaica Observer) Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) member Charles Winston Anderson said Marcus Garvey would want Jamaica to embrace regional unity. Garvey, Jamaica’s first National Hero, was a strong proponent of pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism and he supported repatriation.

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Don’t politicize the festival says Fae

FAE Ellington yesterday blasted legislators for politicising the National Festival activities, describing their comments as stupid and saying that their behaviour was demoralising the staff of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).

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JAMAICA - Lisa Congratulates Deanna Robins, Miss Continental Queen of the Caribbean

Kingston - August 20, 2012 - Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, has congratulated Miss Jamaica World, Deanna Robins, for copping the Miss Continental Queen of the Caribbean title and placing 6th overall at the 2012 Miss World pageant held in China.

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Buju’s conviction upheld

KINGSTON — Grammy-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton is said by his attorney to be “crushed” and “heartbroken” over yesterday’s decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to uphold his conviction and 10-year sentence on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges.

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ANTIGUA - Gov’t to woo film industry with incentives B

St. John’s Antigua- Antigua & Barbuda is setting its sights on the bright lights and celebrity-laden world of the movie industry, as government and film stakeholders on island lobby to reel in international film dollars.

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GUYANA- Gov’t to erect monument to commemorate 1823 slave revolt

The Guyana government says it plans to erect a 15-foot bronze monument to honour those who died in the 1823 Demerara Slave Revolt as part of the activities to commemorate the UN’s International Year for People of African Descent  which was observed last year.

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