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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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African-American Music Appreciation Month – Wikipedia


African-American Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music.

In 2009, the commemoration was given its current name by President Barack Obama.[1] In his 2016 proclamation, Obama noted that African-American music and musicians have helped the country “to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country’s enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all. “[2]

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Presidential Proclamation on National Entrepreneurship Month, 2018


Since the founding of our Nation, generations of Americans have drawn upon every last measure of grit and determination to push the limits of human knowledge, invention, and capability. Our Nation thrives today because bold entrepreneurs and innovators had vision and drive, stopping at nothing to realize their dreams. This intrepid spirit, which burns in the heart of so many Americans, kept Edison working into the candlelit hours, lifted Earhart to new heights, and put a computer in every home. And under my Administration’s policies, optimism among our Nation’s small businesses and entrepreneurs recently reached the highest level ever recorded. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we celebrate the Americans who forge new frontiers of possibility and prosperity, and we reaffirm our…

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CARICOM Energy Month launches Friday in Montserrat


Energy Programme Manager at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Devon Gardner

CARICOM Energy Month (CEM), will be launched on November, in Brades, Montserrat, with a focus on empowering youths for a sustainable energy future.

The launch includes a symposium featuring a panel discussion on geothermal energy, energy conservation measures and electric vehicles.

The month is observed in November each year. It serves to increase awareness of energy matters in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and celebrate the strides the Community has made to transition to a clean energy pathway.

The Month of activities evolved from CARICOM Energy Week (CEW) which was established in 2011. Since its inauguration in 2016, CEM has become the seminal event on the calendar of energy stakeholders including…

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African football legends to play in Soweto next month


The African legends will play the charity football match just three days before South Africa host Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

The South African Masters and Legends Football Association (SAMLFA) has partnered with Professional Soccer Management Company to host a charity football match at the Orlando Stadium on November 14, 2018. 

According to SAMLFA president Buddha Mathathe, the match will be a precursor for Bafana Bafana’s upcoming game against Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

The encounter will see legends and masters from across the African continent face each other in Soweto. 

The organisers confirmed that more details regarding the Fifa and Safa sanctioned charity football match will be revealed in a press conference which…

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Book of the month: Keys to growth in the African market


In this month’s book review, Stephen Williams reviews ‘Keys to growth in the African market’, which maps out how to build large, profitable businesses on the continent.

This book follows a well-established trend of celebrating Africa’s recent economic trajectory through the prism of the continent’s successful businesses. This trend began with the publication more than a decade ago of Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think by the Indian academic Vijay Mahajan. Mahajan’s work was met with considerable, but not universal, acclaim. There were a number of critics who alleged that the arguments put forward in this book were nothing new, but what made Mahajan’s book so credible was that he had travelled the length and breadth of Africa to…

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