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Curfew done… did it work?

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced the end of the hated curfew last night in Trinidad and Tobago, prompting wild celebration. Kamla said that the curfew and state of emergency had achieved its effect and said law enforcement officers had brought…

Will Notting Hill Carnival die?

…Or so says the carnival’s immediate past co-directors Chris Boothman and Ancil Barclay who resigned last week in frustration at the chronic under-funding and lack of support for the event, which is billed as Europe’s largest street festival. Even though the carnival…

Violence & the Labour Day parade

So there has been a lot of chatter this week about violence and the annual West Indian American Day Carnival festivities (aka Labour Day parade) in New York City. A fatal shooting in Crown Heights has been controversially linked to…