It seemed like a normal morning in Atlanta. The entire city woke up to a winter weather warning that indicated it could start snowing as early as 10 AM in parts of the state of Georgia. The entire state was under a winter watch. Many residents of Atlanta after watching the news felt secure in the thought of heading out to work thinking they can beat the worst of the storm back home. In fact this being Atlanta there was no doubt that they would be sent home early once the snow started to fall.
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Former recording artist Lee Danja now of Lee Danja Worldwide is crawling out of his skin with excitement over Tessanne Chin winning the voice. The reggae music business is much better for it he feels. In an interview with radio host Insane Wayne of “The Wayne Hall Show” Lee Danja was overcome with excitement as to what this means for the industry, Jamaica and the region. He sees this as opening the door for future reggae artists especially the women. He was very complimentary of the manner in which Tessanne Chin conducted herself throughout the contest. According to Lee Danja she is the perfect personality for this role. Read More Reggae Mogul Ecstatic over Tessanne Chin Winning “The Voice”
Reggae artiste Snoop Lion to contend with four other Jamaican nominees for the Grammy for Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley and 3 other Jamaicans up for Grammy Award
Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Ziggy Marley, Sly and Robbie & the Jam Masters of Jamaica have earned themselves Grammy nominations in the category for Best Reggae Album. Snoop Lion was also nominated with his “Reincarnated” album. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air on January 26 at The Nokia Theatre in LA. Read More 5 More Top Caribbean Stories of 2013
2013 has proven to be quite an eventful year for the Caribbean region, with some reasons for celebration and other more adverse and grave occurrences. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable headlines we’ve seen this year.
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Parts of Kingstown, St. Vincent under water after heavy rainfall
Heavy rains wreaked havoc in St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines last Wednesday. The two countries were set in a sudden whirlwind of disaster as resulting floods and landslips caused death and destruction. St. Lucia Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony delivered an address to the nation in an attempt to offer comfort and the assurance of aid to affected persons. Read More Over 10 dead, missing after extreme Caribbean weather
It is already widely known that the Caribbean is a melting pot of culture in the areas of music, arts and sports. However, Caribbean cuisine is one of the most major attractions the region has to offer. With each island showcasing its own national dish, it’s hard for visitors to single out a favorite. Here, we’ll take a look at some dishes which are native to different Caribbean countries.
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The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) headquarters in Trinidad has revealed the detection of chikungunya cases on Tuesday; the first of its kind in the region. The agency recently confirmed 10 cases of the viral disease on the French side of Saint Martin. Read More CARPHA reveals first case of chikungunya in the Caribbean
Haiti President Michel Martelly (left) and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina in talks in Caracas
Amid ongoing tensions over a citizenship ruling between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries took time to hold talks at the PetroCaribe Summit in Caracas.
Haiti President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met on Tuesday to hold what is being deemed by the Dominican government as being “frank and cordial dialogue” during the summit, which is a gathering of ALBA and PetroCaribe member states. Read More Dominican Republic, Haiti Address Citizenship Issue in Caracas
David Forman, Head of the IARC
The World Health Organization (WHO) has noted a remarkable increase in the number of women being diagnosed with and dying from breast cancer in lesser developed countries, inclusive of the Caribbean. Read More WHO: Alarming increase in breast cancer rate in Caribbean region
After 13 hard weeks of steady competition, Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin has won the fifth season of NBC’s “The Voice.” Chin emerged victorious over two other finalists – Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee – to win the prime-time show. She was awarded the trophy, the title, a recording contract and $100,000 cash prize. All three finalists also each received a car courtesy the show’s sponsor, Kia.
Read More “Tessanne Win!” Songstress Takes The Voice Crown