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Filming Uganda’s Own Stories

Filming Uganda’s Own Stories

By Amy Fallon KAMPALA
 (IPS) – For four years Isaac Godfrey Nabwana made and sold bricks in Kampala’s Wakalinga slum. But now, thanks to his labours, he is building what he hopes will become Uganda’s answer to Nollywood. “I was selling bricks and ...

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Cuttin’ Style Delivers!

Cuttin’ Style Delivers!

By Dwain Wellington Rattray Pride Contributing Editor The Trinidad and Tobago 51st Independence Gala in Toronto on Saturday, August 24, 2013 took the shape of the fashion show, Cuttin’ Style. To say the celebration was a resounding success would be ...

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Canada Withdraws Work Permit For Queen Ifrica

Canada Withdraws Work Permit For Queen Ifrica

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Canada, last Friday, withdrew the work permit for Jamaican Reggae artiste, Queen Ifrica, following complaints from the Canada-based Jamaica Association of Gays and Lesbians Abroad (JAGLA). The activists had complained that the dancehall performer was “notorious” ...

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Cuttin’ Style: High Fashion From Trinidad And Tobago

Cuttin’ Style: High Fashion From Trinidad And Tobago

By Dwain Wellington Rattray Pride Contributing Editor Style and fashion have always been synonymous with the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Those refreshingly distinct styles are the fashion signature of Joan Pierre, who first brought Cuttin’ Style to ...

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The Positive Vibes Of Rastafest

The Positive Vibes Of Rastafest

By Dwain Wellington Rattray Pride Contributing Editor “One good thing about music: when it hits, you feel no pain.” Those immortal words of Reggae legend Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley may be considered the energy that surrounds and propels the current ...

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Terri Salmon Stars In Me Get Mi Landed, 2

Terri Salmon Stars In Me Get Mi Landed, 2

TORONTO, Ontario – While Jamaican icons, Honourable Louise Bennett Coverly and Leonie Forbes, have essentially set the stage in Jamaican theatre, Terri Salmon is one who is working assiduously to keep the standards high. Salmon is an award winning actress, who ...

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Youth To Perform At TweenFest

Youth To Perform At TweenFest

TORONTO, Ontario – Twelve-year-old Omri Brown, a singer, and 13-year-old drummer, Shiloh Higgins, the daughter of veteran journalist, Dalton Higgins, will be two of the young performers who will showcase their talents at TweenFest — a component of RastaFest — ...

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