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Reggae Veterans Celebrate Inner Circle’s Golden Anniversary : South Florida Caribbean News

MIAMI – On Saturday, November 3rd a host of reggae veterans and special invited guests gathered at Circle House to pay tribute to the iconic reggae band, Inner Circle as they celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange was among the attendees who paid tribute to Inner Circle and their contribution to reggae music and Jamaica.

Tommy Cowan McCook served as MC…

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Montserrat’s Literary Festival marks its tenth anniversary this month

By Cathy Buffonge
Caribbean News Now contributor

BRADES, Montserrat — Once again, it’s time for Montserrat’s Literary Festival, which is scheduled for November 15 to 18, and marks its tenth anniversary this year. The Alliouagana Festival of the Word is called after Montserrat’s original Amerindian name, Alliouagana or land of the prickly bush.

This year’s Festival has as its theme “Understanding Legacies, Celebrating Achievements, Embracing Tomorrow”. It is organized every year, by the University of the West Indies (UWI) local Open Campus, under the leadership of its head, Gracelyn Cassell.

As last year, the Campus will be collaborating with the ministry of education in mounting this event, and school activities will include visits to schools by the guest…

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Antigua and Barbuda observing 37th anniversary of independence

Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating its 37th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Thursday, with Prime Minister Gaston Browne saying that independence would not be complete with London still being in control of the country’s judicial system.

Voters go to the polls on November 6 in a referendum to decide whether to retain the Privy Council or choose instead the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court.

Prime Minister Browne in a radio and television broadcast said that it was necessary for the island to remember the history of the trade union movement as well as the right to vote in the country before the attainment of independence.

He said there were those who are still opposed to the move towards the CCJ, which was…

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Akron’s African-American Newspaper to celebrate 50th anniversary – News – Akron Beacon Journal

The Reporter newspaper is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Akron African-American paper will hold a celebration at 5 p.m. Friday at the Blue Note Lounge, 1474 Copley Road. Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray and his running mate Betty Sutton and national civil rights activist Wade Henderson will be special guests at the event. Organizers said Mike DeWine, the Republican candidate for governor, and other state and local candidates were invited but did not respond to a request to attend the event.

For more information and to RSVP, call…
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Havana celebrates its 500th anniversary

Historic Havana. (PRNewsFoto)

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

HAVANA, Cuba – Havana, the third named and current capital of Cuba after Baracoa in 1511 and Santiago in 1515, will mark its 500th anniversary on November 16, 2019, with a series of cultural events and special attractions over a two-week period.

Havana, founded in November 16, 1519, after the Spanish colonisation, is now an eclectic hub of culture and history, attracting tourists from around the world. During the anniversary year, Havana is set to present a whole host of events featuring concerts, performances and parades that will bring the city to life over a 12-day period.

Colin Stewart, chairman of the Latin American Tourism Association (LATA), said: “In…

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Mining the Logs: Names for African peoples & language | H-Net 25th Anniversary Crossroads

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