This year the historic 30th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28th 2011, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, Trinidad. (pictured above)
The Awards weekend celebration begins Thursday, May 26th and continues through Monday, May 30th, 2011. President of IRAWMA, Ephraim Martin, said that “IRAWMA goes beyond the realm of simply awarding and acknowledging Reggae/Jamaican music.” He notes that “the ceremony also continues to recognize the wealth of Caribbean region’s talent.” This year’s nominees comprise of individuals and acts which represent the Caribbean, African…
Her name alone is legendary. Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, 27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011.
When in her prime, she travelled frequently to vacation in the Caribbean, one of her favorite places was Caso de Campo in the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean can boast that their shores were a part of her life.
The film industry and world now mourns the death of the legend Elizabeth Taylor, however, finding solace in the fact that she lived a wonderful and full life.
Liz Taylor’s famous movies include Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolfe, Butterfield 8, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She…
Etana aka “The Strong One” is enjoying her Etana latest album Free Expressions success as it debuted at the #11 spot on the Billboard’s Reggae Album Charts.
Her album is one of VP Records releases that currently sits on the Billboard Reggae Charts, including compilation disc, Reggae Gold 2010, which holds on to the #6 spot and Gyptian’s Hold Yuh at #9.
Check her out live below:
Show our sistren some support and pick up a copy of her album, Free Expressions at any FYE stores, Amazon and I-Tunes.
So…Dahved Levy does it again.
Machel Montano and the HD Family will be back at the Madison Square Garden on Friday 25th March,.
High off his 2011 Soca Monarch and Road March wins, Mr. HD returns to put on another grand show at the WAMU Theater. The anticipation is high, especially since there was no show last year. And I’m actually pretty excited since this is the first major Soca event in the city for a hot minute and Machel ALWAYS delivers.
Let me go buy my ticket before they’re all sold out. Tickets start at $45 to $125 and the show starts at 8pm sharp, so please West Indians…please show up at…
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Wednesday March 16, 2011 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dominican Republic this morning just days after experts warned that the country is at risk of experiencing a quake similar to the one that hit neighbouring Haiti last year.
There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury, however.
The quake, which hit around 9:37 am about 77 miles east north east of La Romana, Dominican Republic at a depth of 0.6 km (0.4 miles), was measured at 5.3 magnitude by the Santo Domingo State University’s UASD Seismology Institute. The US Geological Survey initially put it at 5.0.
The Associated Press last week reported…
I am still shocked by the March 11th 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that obliterated the coastal area of Japan. Our prayers and thoughts at Jay Blessed Media go out to our brothers and sisters there.
This natural disaster has triggered me to question, will a tsunami hit the Caribbean? And when? There have been frequent earthquakes in the region; not forgetting the 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, hurricane seasons and the recent rapid change in Mother Nature’s mood.
I came across this article from www.caribbean360.com and it’s a very interesting read on past tsunamis in the Caribbean and the prediction for the next occurrence. God be with…
The Bajan native wanted to create a fragrance that reflected her “Barbados heritage and New York and L.A. lifestyles.” The scent which launched back on January and retail for $49 for the 1.6 oz., $59 for the 3.4 oz., and $30 for the 6.7 oz. body lotion. It’s a mixture of Hawaiian hibiscus flower, violet, tuberose, coconut water, vanilla, patchouli, amber, and musk.
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