Ernest Hemingway Marlin Tournament in May 2013

Posted on 28 Dec 2012 at 6:43pm

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 28 (ACN) Cuba invited sports fishing lovers to the 63rd International Marlin Fishing Tournament to take place May 20-25 at the Havana marina named after US Nobel Literature laureate Ernest Hemingway.

Marina director Roberto Salinas said reservations to the event must be done 30 days before the start of the tournament. Salinas announced that fishermen can either rent boats on the island or come on their own with up to a four-member crew.

Representatives from France, Canada, Venezuela and Italy have confirmed participation at the competition, which has been held since 1950.

In the 62nd tournament, French Gerard Aprile and his crew got the first place for the fourth…

Chucho Valdés Opens Jazz Plaza Festival

Posted on 21 Dec 2012 at 7:17pm

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 21 (acn) Chucho Valdes delivered a topnotch concert last night to jazz fans by premiering several songs from “Sin fronteras”, his latest album, at the opening of the International Jazz Plaza Festival 28.

Speaking to reporters, the renowned musician said the album (still in the studio) is named like that, No Borders, because includes rhythms and authors from around the world.

The new production, is now being recorded at the Abdala Studios, and has compositions dedicated to American Indians, the Spanish and Arabic music, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, Valdes commented.

He said that the CD will also include songs dedicated to his family, one called Pilar, to the memory…

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Posted on 04 Dec 2011 at 1:05am

This is a dazzling and detailed replica of Manhattan, made entirely from natural plants, and 14 electric trains running in loops around the city. The exhibit is great both kids and adults, and makes an especially beautiful date night with cocktails on “Bar Car Nights” in Decmeber. Check out how huge the exhibit really is in person.

Located in the Bronx, accessible by Subway and Metro North. Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors/Students $18, Children 2-12 $8.

Just like NYC, twinkling lights go on at night with both city and holiday lights. Over 140 NYC landmarks are created entirely from botanical “ingredients” such as, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, poppy pods, pine cones, berries,…

Caribbean Airlines flight makes emergency landing.

Posted on 28 Jun 2011 at 6:52am

Caribbean Airlines, the Caribbean’s largest air airline is investigating why one of its Boeing jets lost cabin pressure yesterday in flight between Jamaica and Barbados.

There were no injuries reported for the 48 people on board.

The plane safely landed in Barbados.

Caribbean Airlines recently acquired failing Air Jamaica, making it the largest airline in the Caribbean.

Three teachers attacked in Guyana after a student reported that he was disciplined.

Posted on 25 Jun 2011 at 5:02pm

According to police officials in Guyana, three teachers at a high school in Georgetown were attacked earlier this week after a student went home and told his family that a teacher had banged his head into a wall as punishment for reasons unknown.

The attackers, two male relatives and the student’s mother stormed into the high school with cutlasses injuring three teachers.

The teachers are reported to be recovering at a hospital in Georgetown.

Police are still looking for the attackers.

Tracing the history and culture of the indentured immigrants to the Caribbean

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 at 2:54pm

Chandroutie traces the history and culture of the indentured immigrants of East Indian origin to the then British colonial Caribbean islands of Guyana, Trinidad and Suriname from 1838 to 1914, weaving their music and cultural traditions into an evening length dance and multimedia production. Just as Paris incubated artistic energies in the early 20th century, Chandroutie celebrates the fact that art is eternal and it thrives in the most diverse of environments.

North America today serves as the Paris of early 1900s for art genres that were preciously guarded in the Caribbean. In this span of over 100 years, in an effort to preserve their identity they diligently practiced their…

Canada’s Largest Caribbean Festival

Posted on 09 Mar 2011 at 2:29am

Caribana Festival is the largest North American Caribbean festival that occurs annually in Toronto. 2011 will mark the 43rd anniversary of Caribana. From its humble beginnings four decades ago, this festival attracts people of many cultures as it has become mecca for people visiting Toronto during the summer late July early August.

The key sponsor of the event is Scotia Bank, a Canadian based financial outfit. This year, Caribana will kick-off on July 14 at 12 pm. The celebration is marked by musical performances from popular Caribbean musicians, showcasing of costumes that will be presented during the parade and an array of Caribbean dishes for savoring.

The two weeks leading…

Celebrating Guyana’s Independence May 15th 2011

Posted on 08 Mar 2011 at 9:08pm

Queens, New York: In observance of Guyana 45th Independence anniversary, celebrations will take place on May 15th 2011 at the Performing Arts Center, York College, Queens, New York, commencing at 3:30 pm.

Queens Council Man Leroy Comrie of the 27th council district will host the event.

Guyana Day is a celebration the heritage, culture and achievements contributed by Guyanese, globally.

It has become an annual event in New York City, with great acclaim for excellent performances, presentation and attendance.

The Timehri Award will be presented by Guyana Day, Inc. to a Guyanese who has made significant contributions in the Arts and Culture.

The event is free of charge and supported by various local…

Phagwah Parade to be held on March 20th Liberty Ave Richmond Hill

Posted on 08 Mar 2011 at 1:49pm

The New York West Indian Community on Sunday March 20th 2011 will celebrate the festival of Phagwah with its’ annual parade that begins on 132nd street on Liberty Ave and concludes at Smokey Park on 125th Street and Atlantic Avenue.

It is a very vibrant celebration where various colored dyes, powers and perfumes are used to rub or throw on each other.

It is a festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

Specifically, in Hindu lore, the celebration came about when a despotic King Kiranya was ordered to be burnt alive by his son Prince Prahalad because of the suffering which his people endured at the hands of the king. The…

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