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The Barbados-based June workshop for Caribbean writers, organised and sponsored by Commonwealth Writers, was a success. Just ask the participating writers from Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda Grenada and Saint Lucia. Already active on our own creative islands in our writing and literary arts development, we were asking for more of this type of engagement by the end of the workshop.
As one of the participating writers, when I arrived in Barbados from Antigua I wasn’t sure what to expec...
You've heard of the doll test? This is a personal essay on how a doll helped shape the author's sense and embrace of her identity in a world that marginalizes blackness. As with her award winning teen/young adult novel Musical Youth it explores the issues of colourism and self-love.
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Picture a male frigate puffing up his red chest. Listen carefully for the drumming sound meant to draw the attention of the female. They share sleek black feathers across their body and expansive wings, but she has white on her chest. Now picture thousands of them doing this mating dance, perched on the limbs of mangroves jutting out of the water in Barbuda’s Codrington Lagoon. Entry is typically by small boat, quietly, since this sanctuary is a low-impact but popu...
One of the Caribbean’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan countries, Curaçao has just the character for OCC 2019 (May 6th – 10th).
The Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and Carib Export will be working with the Curaçao Investment Promotion Agency, fDi-Intelligence (an arm of the Financial Times), and other partners to ensure that it delivers nothing but excellence and rewards to all participants.
Excellence is already a benchmark of Curaçao. The Dut...
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Channel - beyond the beaches (www.TheTourismChannel.com). Produced by Karib Cable (www.karibcable.com) and done in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism in its promotion of Antigua & Barbuda's hotels, restaurants, services, attractions and activities. Video Production done by Viva Caribbean Media Group (www.vivacaribbeantv.com) See more information at www.TheTourismChannel.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheTourismChannel.
Originally drafted: 2015
Social marketing series commissioned by the Ministry of Environment to promote climate change/climate-related/environmental issues at the local community level. Distributed via various online media.
Plan your next vacation around one of these Caribbean literary festivals, and enrich your writing life island-style. by Joanne C. Hillhouse
Carnival spin to the Safe sex theme. Directed by Wayne Bowen. Script by Joanne Hilhouse. Shot in Trinidad. For the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation's Fighting AIDS through Training and Education (FATE) project. It's funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) From the FATE 2002-2003 Campaign.
They were the gems most Antiguans barely appreciated: twenty or so pristine, "uninhabited" offshore islands. One, Great Bird Island, hid an even more precious treasure--a harmless, plain Jane of a snake, the grey-brown Antiguan Racer (Alsophis antiguae). No longer found on mainland Antigua--which, with sister island Barbuda, occupies 176 square miles within the Eastern Caribbean--the racer was reclusive and on the brink of extinction. It was an unknown. ...