Cosmos beckons Trini Rhodes Scholarship winner

Cosmos beckons Trini Rhodes Scholarship winner

Trinidadian Zahra Gomes is the latest recipient of the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship. She was chosen from a field of six candidates who were interviewed at Government House by the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. The committee, chaired by Gov.-Gen. Sir Elliott Belgrave, also included Secretary Peter Goldson, Felice Swapp, Prof. Evelyn O’Callaghan, Dr. Chantal Onanaiwu, […]

Drake, Rihanna rule Spotify

Drake, Rihanna rule Spotify

Spotify in its year in review says the most-streamed artist of the year was golden boy Drake, with around 1.8 billion total streams. Canada’s Justin Bieber had the most streams in a single day and homegrown The Weeknd’s pop charmer Beauty Behind the Madness was the most-streamed album. At least one thing on the list […]

Gopie receives Hubbard Award

Gopie receives Hubbard Award

Jamaica-born Jamaica Canadian Association co-founder Kamala-Jean Gopie who has fought tirelessly for the community has received the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations from the City of Toronto The award highlights access, equity and human rights. The veteran activist and leader who is also the University of the West Indies Toronto Gala 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s […]

Barbados honours Wilson with award

Barbados honours Wilson with award

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – An octogenarian has received Barbados’ second highest honour in this year’s Independence Day Awards. Cynthia Valmai Wilson was awarded the Companion of Honour, given for distinguished national achievement and merit, for her contribution to the cultural life of Barbados. The 81-year-old author and actress has spent over four decades in the cultural […]

Rihanna opens beauty biz, photo agency

Rihanna opens beauty biz, photo agency

LOS ANGELES, California – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna, long considered one of the hardest working artists in the business, added another string to her bow with the opening of two new agencies: a beauty and stylist agency called Fr8me, and the photo agency A Dog Ate My Homework. Taking her love of fashion, hair and […]

CTO guide seeks investment, jobs

CTO guide seeks investment, jobs

The Caribbean is ripe for investment opportunities, a sentiment solidly expressed by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in its first investment guide launched recently in Puerto Rico at a conference. Both the editor of the Caribbean Tourism and Hospitality Investment Guide and the CTO secretary general lauded […]

Yoga aids prostate cancer patients, study says

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) are reporting that yoga is useful for men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy. The new, first-of-its-kind study found that general quality of life and measurements of side effects often experienced by prostate cancer patients – including fatigue, sexual health and urinary incontinence […]

Selena sings under her Parasol

Selena sings under her Parasol

For over 40 years in the music business, Dave Douglas of Parasol Entertainment has worn many hats: musician, concert promoter / producer, artist manager and entertainment writer. However, 16 years ago, while working under the Parasol brand, Douglas decided to retire from the entertainment business due to health reasons. But, he notes, as the great […]