TOBAGO CARNIVAL TO FEATURE NIGERIAN GIANT BURNA BOY, OCTOBER 27

TOBAGO CARNIVAL TO FEATURE NIGERIAN GIANT BURNA BOY, OCTOBER 27

Avellon Williams  SCARBOROUGH, TOBAGO- It has been confirmed that Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu“aka” Burna Boy will perform at the Tobago Music, Arts and Culture Festival (TOMAC) in Plymouth on October 27, 2022. Burna Boy is one of the top entertainers in the Afrobeat genre. He is known for mega-hits such as Last Last, Ye, and Kilometre. There are parties planned for the […]

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 HAITIAN POLICE OFFICERS KILLED DURING TENSE PROTESTS

HAITIAN POLICE OFFICERS KILLED DURING TENSE PROTESTS

Avellon Williams  PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- Social media was used to circulate images of the deaths of at least three Haitian police officers in the capital by the Ti-Makak gang yesterday. In the area where the armed group operates, anti-gang police officers conducted an operation, and gang members kidnapped at least one dead and took the weapons. The same region south […]

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 AKON, AN ICON OF AFRICA

AKON, AN ICON OF AFRICA

Avellon Williams  His mother is dancer Kine Gueye Thiam, and his father is the traditional jazz musician Mor Thiam. Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam was born on April 16, 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri. Abou Thiam is his brother. Immediately following his birth, his parents moved to Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, where they remained for seven years. Their family relocated to Jersey City after they […]

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 AN ESCALATING CRISIS IN HAITI

AN ESCALATING CRISIS IN HAITI

Avellon Williams  PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- As a result of a massive earthquake of 7.2 magnitude on 14 August 2021, Haiti has been in the midst of a major hunger crisis and security crisis. Approximately 4.5 million people are reported to be suffering from acute food insecurity in the country. During the Russia-Ukraine conflict, food prices have increased […]

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 ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MAY REMOVE KING CHARLES III AS HEAD OF STATE AMID COMMONWEALTH CRISIS

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MAY REMOVE KING CHARLES III AS HEAD OF STATE AMID COMMONWEALTH CRISIS

Avellon Williams ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA- There is a possible Commonwealth crisis looming for King Charles III after the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda announced he would hold a referendum in three years to replace the monarchy with a republic. According to reports, Browne intends to introduce a republic referendum if he is re-elected next year. […]

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 A GLANCE AT ACTOR DJIMON HOUNSOU

A GLANCE AT ACTOR DJIMON HOUNSOU

Avellon Williams TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – On April 24, 1964, Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotenou, Benin, a country in West Africa,he was the youngest of five children.  Considering West African standards, his family was relatively prosperous thanks to his father’s occupation as a cook. “We were not a wealthy African family. In those days, everything was very basic. If […]

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 CARIBBEAN LEADERS HAILED QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS A “WOMAN OF DIGNITY” 1926-2022

CARIBBEAN LEADERS HAILED QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS A “WOMAN OF DIGNITY” 1926-2022

Avellon Williams  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO- The world’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday 8, September 2022. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by members of the royal family at her summer home in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth was 96 years old.  Caribbean leaders have hailed Her Majesty’s seven decades of service and […]

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 CULINARY SHOW-DOWN WITH MIGRANTS IN MEXICO AT TIJUANA FAIR

CULINARY SHOW-DOWN WITH MIGRANTS IN MEXICO AT TIJUANA FAIR

Avellon Williams  MEXICO- The culinary contributions of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, India, Greece, and countries of the Muslim world were displayed Wednesday at a fair in this northwestern border city. Lilia Mejia, a Honduran native, told Efe, “When you’re far from your country, what you miss the most, apart from your family, is […]

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