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Dudus entraps a nation and enchants an artist Published: Monday | August 23, 2010 0 Comments and 0 Reactions Neal 'Silent Cry' What A Drain'. '3 o'clock Roadblock' - Contributed Photos 1 2 3 4 > //Define: ContentSlider("slider_ID", [autorotate_miliseconds], [custompaginatelinkstext], [customnextlinktext]) ContentSlider("slider1", 15000) //OR ContentSlider("slider1", 10000) //OR ContentSlider("slider1", 3000, linktextarray) //OR ContentSlider("slider1", 3000, linktextarray, "Foward") //OR ContentSlider("slider1", "", linktextarray) //OR ContentSlider("slider1", "", "", "Foward") Erin Hansen, Contributor Saturday evening's launch of 'The Dudus Chronicles', the art exhibition focused on the strongman Christoper Coke, was the climax of a drama which ambushed the plans of a Belizean artist who travelled to Jamaica to understand dancehall but has come to understand so much more. But Hubert Neal Jr's collection of 26 paintings capturing the monthlong military and police hunt for Coke, now in a United States federal lock-up on drug-trafficking and gunrunning charges, is as fortuitous as it is monumental. (He arrived here a few days before the May 23 upheavals, which triggered a military backlash in Coke's Tivoli Gardens fortress, on an artist residency with the Roktwoa Studio for a dancehall project). Neal first approached the concept of 'The Dudus Chronicles' with hesitation, committing to only one piece, before gradually allowing…
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Kamla buys lottery tickets for hotel staff Kyle Jeremiah Published: 23 Aug 2010 Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar with members of staff at Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square, New York. Kyle Jeremiah As a token for the service she received during her ten-day stay, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar has given Trinidad and Tobago nationals employed with the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square, New York, a chance to win $13.5 million—by buying lottery tickets for them. Speaking during a brief meeting with employees on Saturday night, Persad-Bissessar, in expressing her gratitude, joked that in the event that any of the employees won, the People’s Partnership Government expected ten per cent of the winning to be donated to this country’s Children’s Life Fund. Some $1 million was raised for the fund since her trip to New York, Persad-Bissessar noted. Commenting on a question posed by the T&T Guardian on Friday regarding the selection of the hotel, the Prime Minister told the gathering, which included a few Jamaicans, that the hospitality she received from the staff was enough to answer the question. On Friday, Persad-Bissessar said she had no direct input in the hotel selection as the arrangements were made by her…
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andit Happenings & Events REDEMPTION SINGS PAST AND FUTURE When: Friday July 16 2010 - Saturday July 17 2010 Where: Sound Academy Category: Redemption Description: This Friday Redemption brings to you another first, we bring to you a singing legend that has not been to Toronto in many years.? Many would say his voice has the widest range in the history of reggae music.? His talent is known all over the world and we are bringing him here to Toronto this Friday July 16th inside the Sound Academy.? In addition to that Redemption brings you a talent known to the people with their ear to the ground in the reggae community.? This rising star of Reggae is fast becoming a household name and is now mentioned in the likes of Sanchez, Tony Curtis, Beres Hammond, Cocoa Tea and many other singing greats that have risen in Reggae music.? Who are these artist we're talking about...there are hints all over on dbandit.com go there now and purchase tickets or text bandit plus your answer to 393939 (or 313131 from the US) to be entered in a text msg contest.? First 5 correct answers will win 2 tickets ea.? So your answer…
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Carnival Bands refuse to play ‘indecent’ songs! At its general Meeting of Saturday July 03, 2010, members of the St. Lucia Carnival Bands Association voted to adopt a common position regarding the playing of songs with indecent lyrics during the Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday Parade of the Bands.Members of the association, including representatives of Junior Carnival Bands, noted that several songs released during the 2010 season had overstepped the bounds of good taste, good humour and common decency and that many actually contained obscene lyrics.It was therefore decided that such songs would not be included in the play lists handed to live bands and DJs for public play and live performance on music trucks operated by SLCBA member bands. The actual selection of songs to be excluded from play lists will be decided at the discretion of individual band leaders. This will also influence the selection of artists allowed to perform live on music trucks in the hope of capturing the Road March Title.While CBA members very much value the strong ties between bands and the music fraternity, the Association hopes that this resolution will send a strong signal regarding the quality of music produced for this season and…
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Miss Dominica cops second runner-up in Carival Pageant Dominica News Online Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 11:38 pm Marcia after she won the Miss Caribbean World Pageant in Tortola a few months ago. Miss Dominica and Miss Caribbean World 2010 Marcia Baptiste secured a spot in the top three position at the Miss Carival Pageant in St. Vincent this morning. Baptiste, who walked away with the Miss Congeniality, Best Swimwear and Best Evening Wear Awards, won second runner-up. The scores went in the favour of Miss St. Lucia Iva Satney. Satney, the Best Talent Award recipient, will enjoy the Miss Carival title for a year. Miss St Kitts & Nevis, Sudeakka Francis won the first runner-up spot and Miss Anguilla, Sangrena Harris secured the third runner-up spot. Iva Satney of St. Lucia is the newly crowned Miss Carival Other awards distributed were: Best Interview – Miss British Virgin Islands, Jasmine Perez Most Community Spirited Award – Miss Anguilla, Sangrena Harris Miss Photogenic – Miss Antigua & Barbuda, Shelana George The other contestants were Joane Daniele Lirus (Martinique), Keda Lou-Ann Pascal (Trinidad & Tobago) and Lucia Di Matteo Cacua (Venezuela).