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Caribbean ET News Round-Up – Now You Can Eat Bob Marley’s One Love Too

from the bottom of my heart, i am so sorry.”
This Jamaican Singer Will Headline A US Concert With R. It is a Banana ice cream mixed with swirls of caramel and cookie, along with chocolaty peace signs. This year’s line up features, Djakout #1, T-Vice, Zenglen, KAI, RAM, Karizma, Neefah, System Band, and Baz Twoubadou and is set for June 8th at Wingate Park in Brooklyn, NY. For each pint of One Love sold, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Jamaica’s One Love Youth Camp, a program run by The Bob Marley Foundation and Partners for Youth Empowerment which shows young people of Jamaica how to use music, dance and arts to respond to challenges in their lives and break down barriers. Busy signal rose to prominence after releasing a string of singles in 2003 and 2004. For more see
  Kelly, who will deliver his first outdoor performance in NYC in almost a decade. Caribbean Artistes Weigh In On Manchester Terror Attack
Two of the Caribbean’s most famous artistes are voicing sympathy following the horrific terror attack in Manchester following the Ariana Grande ‘Dangerous Woman Tour’ concert. The daylong festival has become a longstanding summer tradition in the Haitian   community. Ben & Jerry ice cream has announced the arrival of its newest flavor – the One Love ice cream. Pints of this limited-edition flavor can be found at Scoop Shops and retailers nationwide for $4.99. The Bajan-born pop star also noted that #Manchester has always been so close to my heart!”
Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj, fresh from her Billboard Awards performance Sunday night, also took to Twitter to tweet: “My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Kelly
Jamaican dance-hall heart throb Busy Signal, born Glendale Gordon, is set to headline a concert with R. Groovin Inc founder & CEO Chris Roberts says the singer will be delivering his first official performance on US soil at the premier reggae and R&B sizzler on Sunday June 25th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. Kreyole Fest Returns To NYC
The 17th annual Kreyolfest is returning to NYC this year. Award-winning Pop star Rihanna said she is devastated by the attack on “innocent vulnerable kids.”
“Praying for the beautiful souls we lost, their families and loved ones, for the survivors who will forever be impacted by this #Manchester,” she wrote on Twitter. He will be joined by R&B hit-maker R. Busy collaborated with Major Lazer and No Doubt on the band’s title track from the album “Push and Shove.” His other Major Lazer collaboration “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”, was a major hit in several European countries, earning the World Music Award for World’s Best Video and World Music Award for World’s Best Song. He climbed reggae/dancehall charts globally with his single ‘Step Out,’ which was one of the most popular songs in 2005. Innocent lives lost. He followed with “Nah Go A Jail Again”, “Smoke Some High Grade”, “Tic Toc” and “Unknown Number” which was a monster hit stateside and in the Caribbean. The 17-man orchestral ensemble will be directed by Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper, former member of the critically acclaimed Third World band and music educator/ lecturer at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. Groovin’ In The Park will also feature reggae /rocksteady icons Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, U Roy and Leroy Sibbles with Lloyd Parks and We The People Band supported by an orchestra with the sweet sounds of violins, violas, cellos and a harp, plus the Lenox Hill Rd Baptist choir. The ice cream was made in partnership with Bob Marley’s family to pay homage to the legendary musician and his vision for a better world. Grande for her part tweeted:   ”broken. Busy Signal has had his US work permit reinstated and is traveling to New York to perform at Groovin’ In The Park. By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. But the taste isn’t the only thing that’s sweet. In 2008 he released “Loaded,” a 15-track compilation disc that included “Whine Pon Di Edge”, “These Are the Days” and “Hustle Hard”. May 26, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending May 26, 2017:
Now You Can Eat Bob Marley’s One Love Too
Now you can enjoy Bob Marley’s One Love album and eat   the ice cream too! Tarrus Riley, one of the most accomplished of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers, is also confirmed as a performer. I’m so sorry to hear this.”
Minaj and Rihanna are among several international celebrities voicing concern at the horror. Kelly next month in NYC.

Caribbean Born Celeb Weighs In On Manchester Terror Attack

May 23, 2017: A Caribbean-born celebrity was among those two took to Twitter last night to express condolences at the shocking terror attack at a Manchester arena in the U.K. The explosion, reportedly a nail bomb, occurred as concertgoers — many of them young fans of the singer — were beginning to leave the arena after Grande’s closing set. A British police officer escorts walking casualties away from the Manchester Arena stadium in Manchester, United Kingdom on May 23, 2017. I’m so sorry to hear this.”
Minaj was one of several international celebrities voicing concern at the horror but only the first from the Caribbean. from the bottom of my heart, i am so sorry.”

Nicki Minaj’s 2017 Billboard Performance. following an Ariana Grande concert. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.”
  A man at the scene was identified as the possible suicide bomber. (Twitter image)

At least 19 people are dead and almost 60 injured in what UK police are treating as a terrorist incident. Innocent lives lost. Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj, fresh from her Billboard Awards performance Sunday night, took to Twitter to tweet: “My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Grande for her part tweeted:   ”broken. UK Prime Minister Theresa May called the incident an “appalling terrorist attack.”
Universal Music Group, parent company for Grande’s record label, Republic Records, posted a statement on Facebook that read: “We are deeply saddened to learn of tonight’s devastating event in Manchester.

See Trinidad Born Rapper Nicki Minaj’s Billboard Performance Here

The set opened with a dance medley of her former hits, including “Starships,” “Anaconda,” and “Super Bass” — all playing while various dancers rocked out to some of her most iconic moves. Nicki Minaj’s 2017 Billboard Performance. Minaj then appeared — dressed in a black and gold ensemble with a fierce sparkling head mask — to rap her newest track, “No Frauds,” a no-holds-barred diss track amidst a sea of dancers as Lil Wayne broke them up for his verse. Minaj worked the stage — twerking her booty to the cheers of the crowd and then was joined by Jason Derulo and his set of backup dancers for “Swalla,” with Minaj and her dancers hanging in the background on a row of chairs. (Twitter image)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. She ended the set with “Regret In Your Tears.” See performance below: May 22, 2017: Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj opened the Billboard Music Awards last night with a nine minute set that included a lot of booty twerking/wining and jerking.

Caribbean ET News Round-Up – DR-Born Actress Returns In Guardians of the Galaxy

The Newark, NJ-raised Jean, formerly of the Fugees, was inducted on Sunday, May 7 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Our company will give us the opportunity to control the narrative and create dynamic stories,” said Beauvais, adding that the company will produce projects for both film and television, “creating stories that are entertaining and hopefully will make a difference.” Cook tweeted Minaj over the weekend saying: “Sis, this is how much I have left to pay” and Nicki responded in a tweet she would pay his college tuition on the condition that they show her perfect marks. Trinidad Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Young Fan College Tuition
Trinidad rapper Nicki Minaj has made a fan for life. My mom was like what’s wrong with you?,” said Cook. Haitian-Born Actress Forms New Multimedia Production Company
Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais and producer Lisa L. Beaumont Rosewood along with his mother Donna (Lorraine Toussaint), his forensic team in sister Pippy (Gabrielle Dennis), Tara (Anna Konkle) and Mitchie (Sam Huntington). (Photo by Albert L. The show featured Morris Chestnut’s charismatic, health-afflicted private forensic crime investigator Dr. Fox has canned the show Rosewood after just two seasons. 2′ held at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. The actress, a longtime fixture in the outer space-set “Star Trek” and “Avatar” film franchises, can be seen in the lighthearted adventure based on the Marvel comic now in theaters. It was a big honor for Jean, because he gets to join The Boss, Bruce Springsteen in the Hall. He livened up the proceedings with an inspiring version of ‘No Woman, No Cry.’
Fox Cancels Show With Trinidad-Born Actress
Trinidad-born actress Lorraine Toussaint will have to find a new gig. Haitian-Born Rapper Wyclef Jean Inducted Into New Jersey Hall of Fame
Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean was among 16 inductees into the 2016 Class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame last weekend. She wrote, “Show me straight A’s that I can verify w/ur school and I’ll pay it.”
“I screamed! The singer recently paid off a $1,200 tuition bill for aspiring freshman dermatology student Artavion Cook. Saldana, 38, is a a married mom of three sons who lives in LA. May 12, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending May 12, 2017:
DR-Born Actress Returns In Guardians of the Galaxy
Dominican Republic-born actress, Zoe Saldana, is back in theaters as the green-skinned assassin Gamora in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Cook has been a big fan of Minaj’s music for years and it’s a moment he’ll remember his tuition bill was wiped to zero after one tweet. 2,” the sequel to her other highly successful sci-fi tentpole. The movie also features returning co-stars Chris Pratt as Walkman-wearing swashbuckler Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) and Kurt Russell (Ego). Now seeing how the industry has changed, there’s a lot more need for content across the board. DR-born Actress Zoe Saldana arrives for the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. “Nicki just said she would pay for my tuition,” Cook responded. BWP’s aim, according to the company, is to focus on developing and producing stories with a diverse voice in television, film, digital and independent projects. Ortega/Getty Images)

By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. “We’ve always had a love for movies and filmmaking. Wilson have teamed up to form Beauvais Wilson Productions, a new multimedia production company.

Rihanna Steals The Show Again At MET Gala 2017

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. and stole the show in this runway to red carpet number. Rihanna arrived at 8:28 p.m. It was Chinese couture made by Guo Pei. In 2015, Rihanna wowed in an imperial yellow, fur-trimmed cape that was embroidered with scrolls and scrolls and scrolls of flora and a head dress. Last year she did not make the event. She stunned in this Fall 2016 Comme des Garçons piece that she paired with strappy red thigh-high sandals. May 2, 2017: There is no denying Bajan star Rihanna is a style icon. The singer turned actress and entrepreneur again stole the show Monday night at the May 1st MET Gala.

See Trinidad Rapper Nicki Minaj At The MET Gala

May 2, 2017: Bajan star Rihanna arrived at 8:28 p.m   at the May Day 2017 MET Gala Monday night, where she has made a fashion statement in recent years. Trinidad-born Rapper Nicki Minaj also represented the Caribbean region in this costume that left little to the imagination and lacked class. Minaj attends the ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. She chose a Fall 2016 Comme des Garçons piece that she paired with strappy red thigh-high sandals. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)

  But it did actually get the colors of this year’s event   ’Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala right, even if Minaj looked like she was all dolled up for a performance on MTV or at a stripper’s ball.

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The singer, turned actress and entrepreneur has been slammed on Social Media by fans of Queen Elizabeth, II, who recently turned 91. We are sure Prince Harry can’t be too happy with Rihanna for dissing his granny! Christafari Tops Billboard Reggae Charts Again
Christian reggae band, Christafari is sitting pretty atop the Billboard Reggae Charts with ‘Hearts of Fire.’ The new album includes songs like ‘Soul Revolution,’ ‘Back slider’ and ‘I Am Not Ashamed.’ This weekend, on April 30th, the group will play Nairobi, Kenya at Nairobi Chapel Ngong Road. Rihanna, who goes by the moniker Bad Girl Ri Ri on Instagram, posted a bunch of photos of her account of the Queen’s head Photoshopped onto her own body. Do not ask for respect when don’t give any,” one fan told the Bad Girl even as many more were much more graphic in voicing annoyance at the postings. Nicki Minaj’s Mother Weighs In
Nicki Minaj’s mom is weighing in on her daughter’s   Instagram posting that showed her in a blonde wig and asked: “do bllondes Have More Fun? The singer, born Jamar McNaughton, is set to perform on April 30th at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, Long Island at 9 p.m. #myvote.” To which Nicki replied, “Mommy you’re not included in the voting process.” Meanwhile, Minaj’s legions of fans did not hold back when responding to the hip-hop star’s simple query. “This is SO disrespectful! By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 28, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending April 28, 2017:
Rihanna Slammed For Dissing The Queen
Bajan star Rihanna is being a very bad girl. “Instead of trying on wigz, why don’t you get your azz back in the studio?!” one posted. The North American distribution rights to the film are in the hands of MVD Entertainment Group and Parade Deck Films, who are planning to give it a theatrical release in select cities on August 4th. Apparently, the chart-topping diva’s devotees would rather see her working on new music than worrying about her hair. Get tickets here starting from USD 20. ”   Carol Maraj offered her two cents in response to the top female MC’s question posting: “Black hair. DR Born Actress Dania Ramirez Lands New Role
Dominican Republic-born actress Dania Ramirez, recently of Devious Maids, has landed a new role, this time in her husband’s movie. Chronixx For Long Island, NY Show This Weekend
Roots reggae singer Chronixx is coming to Long Island, NY this weekend. Land wrote the screenplay for LYCAN with Michael Mordler. Ramirez will star in her husband’s, Actor Bev Land’s feature directorial debut of the werewolf horror tale LYCAN.

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Billboard Latin Awards
Puerto Rico-born reggaetón singer, Daddy Yankee, is set to perform at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, scheduled for April 27 at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center. April 21, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending April 21, 2017:
Trinidad Star Wants Answers After Guyana Assault
Trinidad soca artiste Benjai, whose real name is Rodney Le Blanc, wants answers from the Guyana police after he was slashed across the face with a glass bottle during a altercation in Guyana in the wee hours of Sunday morning. ET/PT. The attack sent the singer to the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown where he received 25 stitches to his face and is currently receiving further medical treatment in Trinidad. Bajan-star Rihanna shows she really knows how to really “work, work, work” and make money, even as a cashier! Guatemalan singer-songwriter and former basketball player and school teacher, Ricardo Arjona,   will   receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Nicki Minaj’s Topless Easter Greeting! He has identified his attackers as Imran Khan and Maverick De Abreu. It will Hinds’ first ever Jamaican road march performance. Presenters include ChocQuibTown, Sofía Reyes, Olga Tañón, Sin Bandera, Juan Luis Guerra and Ednita Nazario, among others. Rihanna at Coachella. Minaj wished her ‘Pink nation’ legion of fans Happy Easter with a topless photo posted to the social media site. The photo got over 800,000 likes. (Instagram image)

Rihanna A Cashier? The pop start turned actress and entrepreneur was on hand on April 18th in Los Angeles to help check out fans at the cash register of her latest pop-up shop. In honor of her latest collection for Fenty x Puma, the brand hosted a two-day pop-up shop on Wilcox Avenue packed with pastel, Parisian-inspired designs, including some exclusive styles that will only be available in store. Wray and Nephew is the sponsor of this year’s Carnival parade set for Sunday, April 23. Benjai’s T&T attorneys have written to Guyana’s police commissioner calling for an update on the status of the investigation into the assault. Nicki Minaj Sends Topless Easter Greeting
Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj just can’t stop sharing sexy, half naked pictures on Instagram. Rihanna is up for 14 Billboard awards this year. The 2017 Billboard Music awards will air on ABC live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. After completing a performance at the Palm Court Night Club in Georgetown, Benjai was assaulted by two men as he chatted a a group outside the Club. Many fans had positive comments but some slammed Minaj with one calling her a “slut” and another advising: “Put your tits away Nikki.”
Soca For Jamaica
Top Soca heavy hitters Alison Hinds, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Patrice Roberts and Iwer George are set to perform at the Jamaica carnival this weekend. Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, from the Netflix series Ingobernable, and Puerto Rican actor and singer Carlos Ponce will host the awards ceremony that will air live on Telemundo. (Instagram image)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Lines were around the block, and got more hectic when Rihanna showed up and got behind the counter herself to check out customers, sign products and take selfies with fans.   Yankee will take the stage with Luis Fonsi for the worldwide television premiere of their monster hit “Despacito.” Other performers throughout the night include J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Gente de Zona, Zion y Lennox, Alejandro Fernández and Morat.

This Sports Illustrated Model Is In The Turks & Caicos Islands

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News Americas, MIAMI, Florida, Weds. The two started dating in late 2011 got engaged in 2016. The photo has gotten over 178,000 likes to date. Sports Illustrated American model and actress, Kate Upton, is showing off all her curves in the Turks & Caicos Islands. April 19, 2017: Sports Illustrated American model and actress, Kate Upton, is showing off all her curves in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Michigan-born Upton posted a photo of herself in a skimpy halter neck blue bikini with Dior sunglasses on Instagram under the hash tags #kateupton #turksandcaicos #funinthesun.   Upton, 24, is reportedly in the Caribbean island on romantic break with fiancé Justin Verlander.

Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up – Who Said Vybz Kartel Is Turning To Jesus?

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. The series is based on a young adult book and going and Luke plays Mr. April 7, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending April 7, 2017:
Fake News Hits Vybz Kartel
Vybz Kartel is in prison but he is still big news in dancehall circles. Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John are currently serving life sentences for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. His breakout role was with Denzel Washington in Antwone Fisher in 2002, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead Actor and a handful of BET Awards for his performance. Thomas now lives in Charlotte, N.C. Attorney Miguel Lorne, who represents Kartel’s co-accused and DJ Shawn Storm (real name Shawn Campbell) said the letter sent to some media outlets making the claim was not penned by Vybz Kartel. “That letter is not authentic.  
  Porter, a   guidance counselor who   fails to get help from a mental health professional or even to call the star, Hannah’s parents to alert them when she admits to him that she is suicidal. Billy Ocean For Tyne Fest
Grammy-winning Trinidad-born star Billy Ocean will headline this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival in the UK. So much so that a fake news report circulated earlier this week on social media that the Jamaican-born dancehall star is giving his life fully to Jesus and getting baptized in prison. Nothing could be further from the truth. Luke, 42, has been on the scene for some time. while Bailey moved to a new lakeside home in Atlanta last fall. The couple split amicably. All four men legal teams are preparing their appeal documents for submission by the summer and preparing for a trial by the end of the year. Vybz Kartel hit by fake news. Tickets for Billy Ocean cost £20 for adults and £10 for children and go on sale from 9 a.m. Reports are that the divorce, filed in Fulton County Superior Court on February 21, could be finalized by the court later this month. The star will take to the stage in the stunning surroundings of Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Sunday, July 9th. today, April 7, at , and and from 10am at the Playhouse Whitley Bay box office. Guyanese American Actor Derek Luke In New Netflix Series
Guyanese American Actor Derek Luke is in the new Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. That Peter Thomas & Cynthia Bailey Divorce
Looks like Jamaican Peter Thomas and his former super model wife, Cynthia Bailey, will officially be divorced this month. They were married in July, 2010 on second season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at the Fernbank museum. But if it was true the defence team would have known about it,” Lorne said. They have all maintained their innocence. I have not seen the letter.

Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up – That Nia Long, Empire Feud And More

31, 2017. RiRi’s philanthropy includes founding an oncology and breast cancer treatment center, and her charity, the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program, which gives scholarships to Caribbean students attending U.S. Their second and new album “SACRED SOUND” debuted at #1 on the Itunes Reggae Charts and on Billboard. 31, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Mar. Due to Terrence Howard suffering from an alleged allergic reaction on the final day of her shooting, she did not receive it. Iya Terra, or “Higher Ground,” is a California band led by lead guitarist and vocalist, Nathan Feinstein and includes bassist Nick Loporchio, Luis Tovar on keys, drummer, Blake Bartz and Nick Sefakis on rhythm guitar. Henson, butt heads on the set. That Nia Long, Empire Feud
Caribbean-roots star Nia Long’s has chosen a more diplomatic response to reports swirling in the media that she and The Empire’s leading lady, Taraji P. Wilhelmina CEO, Bill Wackermann, in a statement said:   “We’re thrilled to work alongside Nicki Minaj and her team. “In respect to her working relationships with the cast, she came onto this project, in the first place, because of her long-standing friendship and professional relationship with Terrence Howard. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Iya Terra has taken over the top spot on the Billboard Reggae chart for a second week running with “SACRED SOUND.” But who exactly is Iya Terra? (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. We are not aware of any complaint, suit or case against her from anyone involved in the show.”
Empire’s showrunner, Ilene Chaiken, also denied the allegations in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. Call Her Nicki Minaj The Model
Trinidad-born rapper and businesswoman, Nicki Minaj, is adding another title to her resume – that of model. Actress Nia Long at the the BET 2017 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Mar. Last month, Rihanna was named by Harvard as their Humanitarian of the Year. The star   has been signed by Wilhelmina Models. The Bajan-born star is   set To be honored for empowering young women at this year’s69th annual Parsons Benefit. “We stand by our comments this morning that Nia has always, and continues to be, a consummate professional on set,” her rep wrote. After receiving a great response and several requests to put out more music, Iya Terra released their first full-length album, “Full Circle,” on April 14th, 2015. She has been seen wearing designs by Melitta Bauemeister, Matthew Dolan, and Snow Gao, plus BFA Fashion Design graduate Melody Ya Jun Lin. Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons School of Design, noted in a statement that Rihanna has worn designs by alumni of the school on a number of occasions in the past. universities. She made the announcement to her fans on Instagram this week. Another Honor For Rihanna

Rihanna is seen on March 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)

Looks like the year of honors for Rihanna. According to sources on the set, the Brooklyn-born Long was disrespectful and unprofessional throughout her time on the show. Minaj joins the agency after making history for the most Billboard Hot 100 hits of any female artist in chart history. SACRED SOUND is #1 on the Reggae Billboard Charts. She is a style pioneer and icon.”
Who Is Iya Terra? But her rep has come forward, denying all of the allegations, stressing that Long has been nothing but professional to all parties involved throughout the entire filming process.  
  The group began their musical journey in Los Angeles inspired by the sounds of the Roots music in South Bay and San Diego. The band’s first recorded release consisted of a 6 song self-titled EP that dropped in the spring of 2014. Thank you to everyone who has supported us,” the group posted on Facebook this week. “Give thanks! The group says it is taking the messages of traditional Roots-Reggae and seamlessly mashing them up in a “today” version. Musicians Danny Monar, Luis Tovar, Blaze Bartz, Nathan Feinstei and Nick Loporchio of the band Iya Terra. Long, took to Instagram this week to post a simple graphic that stated: “Time Discovers Truth.”
Her response came following the Henson/Long alleged blow-up and after the 46-year-old actress, who traces her roots to Trinidad, Grenada and Barbados, threatened to sue the show over an improper goodbye, which was allegedly outlined in her contract.

Bahamian recording artist Sammi Starr launches “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song

Sammi landed a recording contract with Sony Music Latin for his single “Jump in Da Line” after winning the Music Masters Competition during the 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival organized by the Bahamas National Festival Commission. “Jump in Da Line” is inspired by Junkanoo and it describes the Bahamian Junkanoo festival including the groups in formation and lines all moving to the sound of the rhythm. About Sammi Starr
Sammi Starr is a renowned Bahamian recording artist and producer in the Caribbean. For more information, please visit: Fans can also add Sammi’s music to their photos themselves visiting The song has received extensive airplay since its release and you can listen to it on the platform of your preference clicking here. Sony Music recording artist, Bahamas-born Sammi Starr. Sammi will search for his favorite photos and videos posted on Instagram with the hashtag #Bahamas and share them back with a soundtrack, his Bahamian Carnival anthem “Jump in Da Line” as well as an invitation to visit his web page. Sammi Starr is launching “#Bahamas” on Tuesday, March 28th on his website as well as on Instagram. “When you come to The Bahamas you are surrounded by beauty, music, culture, history and great vibes. He represents The Bahamas with pride at international events throughout the Caribbean and in the United States. NASSAU, Bahamas, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –   Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, is proud to announce the launch of “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song”, a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi’s love for his country and the sounds of its Junkanoo festival through his song “Jump in Da Line”, a single produced and remixed by Latin Grammy® winner, DJ Buddha. I find thousands of pictures on Instagram of Bahamians and visitors having the time of their lives here. His style has been described as a unique blend of Marvin Gaye, Usher, Kanye West and John Legend with an island twist. They inspired me to add my song “Jump in Da Line” as the soundtrack to their most vivid memories as we all celebrate together Junkanoo style through #Bahamas!” said Sammi.

Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up – From Wyclef Jean To Nicki Minaj, Nia Long, Lorraine Toussaint, Sean Paul and Rihanna

She boasts 76 overall entries while Franklin slides to second with 73. NICKI MINAJ

Nicki Minaj latest look. “LAPD another case of mistaken identity.  
  14 at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street. Fast Color is directed by Julia Hart and produced by Oscar-nominated Jordan Horowitz (La La Land) under his Original Headquarters banner and LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon (Jackie). But this is just another one of my passions. “It’s not like I’m not going to be a singer, of course – that’s my passion. launch for the line held at Tao Downtown. Mar. Wyclef Jean, seen here performing onstage at the Prince Tribute Concert during 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Lady Bird Lake on March 17, 2017 in Austin, Texas, says he was mistakenly arrested by the LAPD. “Through everything that I’ve been doing, it’s about building Jason Derulo the brand,” Derulo told   PeopleStyle at the N.Y.C. Prior to this, Franklin had the record for more than 40 years. WYCLEF JEAN
Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean this week claimed he was arrested by Los Angeles police for “absolutely nothing.”
Jean, 47, posted video of officers putting him in handcuffs after he says he was mistaken for a man who robbed a nearby gas station. Long will also have a guest-starring role on Fox’s hit Empire and recurs as Izzy on Amazon’s Hand of God. RIHANNA

Rihanna shows off her robe on Instagram. Bajan star Rihanna is set to hold a third ball to raise funds for her Clara Lionel Foundation. “It’s a great way to celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation’s accomplishments as well as bring awareness to our mission globally. I love creating this stuff.”
Trinidad-born actress Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black, Rosewood) has signed on to the drama thriller Fast Color. (Instagram)

Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj has made history by becoming the only woman with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits of all time. JASON DERULO
Haitian American singer Jason Derulo is taking his love of fashion to the next level. The Young Money rapper surpassed Aretha Franklin to take the throne. “New York always offers the perfect backdrop for an amazing event, which is why I am thrilled to have Diamond Ball there,” Rihanna said in a release. The foundation has since teamed up with fashion house Dior and was even recognized when Rihanna received Harvard University’s Humanitarian Award. I know it’ll be a night to remember!”
Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation   and named it after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite in 2012 with the goal to support underprivileged communities in health, education and art. SEAN PAUL
Sean Paul is getting ready to drop a new single called ‘Body.’ The Jamaican-born artist, who is currently enjoying some success with a top 10 single on the Hot 100 chart “Rockabye” with Clean Bandit and British singer Anne Marie, is teaming up with American hip hop group Migos for the single. She joins Bryan Callen, Tim Meadows, Rachel Crow and Summer Parker in the pilot. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but i’m in handcuffs?” he wrote on Twitter, along with video showing him up against a cop car. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. 24, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Mar. The singer apparently fit the physical description provided to police by the robbery victim and his car also matched the description of the thief’s vehicle. The third annual Diamond Ball is set to go down Sept. NIA LONG
Caribbean-roots actress Nia Long   is set to star in the ABC‘s untitled spinoff from comedy series The Goldbergs. 24, 2017. Derulo, 27, has partnered with Antonio Brown’s streetwear-meets-luxury sneaker brand as a co-designer for LVL XIII (pronounced Level Thirteen).

Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up – Jamaican Takes Back #1 Spot On Reggae Charts

Rihanna continues a historic climb up the Billboard Hot 100. Gong’ Marley” and   is also growing at radio as the YouTube video nears 200,000 cumulative views. The Tobago-born singer was just awarded with the Victoires de la Musique in February in Paris after a successful Trinidad carnival with the hit single ‘Leave Me Alone.’ Rose with her Calypso sound system   will be performing in a private show on March 26th in the East Village. Show time is 8 p.m. The album has already gone certified Gold in France and is set to go Platinum. The pic is directed by Juila Hart and produced by La La Land Oscar nominee Jordan Horowitz under his Original Headquarters banner and LD Entertainment Jackie producers Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon. Meanwhile, Rihanna may collaborate with some the biggest names in the music industry. Mar. Billy Ocean
Trinidad-born, UK-based pop singer Billy Ocean along with Taylor Dane will play the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano, FL, tonight, Friday, Mar. Now, the sole holder of fifth place, RiRi sits below The Beatles (29), Madonna (28), Mariah Carey (26), and Janet Jackson (24), according to Billboard. Reggae’s Queen Ifrica’s latest studio album “Climb” debuted at #1 this week. Information can be obtained here. 17, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Mar. According to a new report from Variety, Amazon has acquired the distribution rights to the musical drama Annette, in which Rihanna will star with Girls’ Adam Driver. Reggae Charts
A Jamaican has at again taken the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae charts. 17, 2017. With “Love on the Brain,” she lands her 22nd top five smash on the chart, breaking away from Elvis Presley on the most top fives of all time list. Calypso Rose
The US launch of Calypso Rose’s album ‘Far From Home’ will be held this Sunday at the Standard East Village Penthouse in NYC. ”
The video and first single “Trueversation features Damian ‘Jr. at 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach. Sales of the album were bolstered by an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records’ Florida location as well as strong digital album downloads. The plot centers around a widowed stand-up comedian who discovers his young daughter possesses a “surprising gift.”
Lorraine Toussaint
Trinidad-born Hollywood actress Lorraine Toussaint has reportedly signed on to drama thriller ‘Fast Color,’ opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Billy Ocean has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Filming is underway in New Mexico. 17, 2017. Tickets start at $35. Reggae’s Queen Ifrica

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Returning to the scene after a six year hiatus, Climb is receiving rave reviews from fans and music critics alike for its timely messages and inspirational lyrics.

Believe It! – The Face Of adidas Spring Summer 2017 Collection Is A Jamaican Rastafarian

At first glance, the two worlds seem glaringly different, but they share a host of commonalities linked through a love of music, football and fashion. Mar. 10, 2017: The United States’ government says several Caribbean countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Haiti and the Bahamas, discriminate against Rastafarians. But one of the largest sports apparel companies globally is using a Rastafarian as the face of it new Spring Summer 2017 collection. The collection reinvents staples of modern menswear through iconic military jackets, tracksuits, knitted polo shirts, and the signature adidas 3-stripe trainers and leisure shoes. But let’s face it; the discrimination is global in many cases, because of ignorance, stereotyping and mis-information. For SS17, SPEZIAL turns its attention to the parallels between Jamaican reggae culture and British football casual culture. Chronixx recently performed “Majesty” and “Likes” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon dressed in adidas SPEZIAL SS17 and kicked off his North American leg of his headlining tour.  
  See more tour date here. The collection is part of the adidas Originals output and the company says SPEZIAL is inspired by the rich sportswear heritage of its own archive and its global cultural impact. Jamaica reggae singer Chronixx, 24, is the face of the adidas SPEZIAL Spring Summer 2017 collection. The adidas SPEZIAL SS17 limited drop will be available on March 17th and the full collection on March 24 at select retailers globally and online   at By NAN ET Editor
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Legendary Grammy Nominated Jazz Great Monty Alexander Brings The Warmth Of Jamaica To Minneapolis

Like his “eternal inspiration,” Erroll Garner, Alexander— listed at Number 5 in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing) gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the squarest “civilian.”
Alexander is most widely known as an upper echelon master of the swinging piano trio function, as he has demonstrated with several top-shelf groups, including iconic units with bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, and with the legendary bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis. In August 2000, the Jamaican government designated Alexander Commander In The Order Of Distinction for outstanding services to his homeland as a worldwide music ambassador. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Alexander also performs frequently with Harlem-Kingston Express, a double trio in which he coalesces his love for hard-swinging jazz with musical flavors that reflect his Jamaican heritage, shifting between an acoustic trio and master Jamaican practitioners of electric bass and drums. In the course of any given performance, Alexander covers a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expression—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. You can also like him on Facebook at or keep up to date on his performance on Twitter at @montyHKE. March 6., 2017: Minneapolis jazz fans will be in for a treat this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as Grammy-nominated, award-winning Jamaican jazz pianist and band leader, Monty Alexander, and his Harlem Kingston Trio, bring the warmth of Jamaica to the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant. Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander. Along with his swinging jazz piano interpretations, Alexander says he will be bringing his Jamaican heritage – all stirred up for an uplifting ‘One Love’ experience – at the rare Minneapolis’ entertainment gem at 1010 Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN. Tickets are $35 and $30, respectively, and can be secured now here or directly at News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Alexander and his band will perform only one show only so get your tickets now. Furthermore, every Labor Day weekend since 2010, Alexander has served as Artistic Director and perennial performer at his namesake Monty Alexander Jazz festival in Easton, Maryland. He tours the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. ABOUT ALEXANDER Alexander is an American classic. For more on Monty Alexander and his music visit him on YouTube or at His spirited conception, documented on more than 70 CDs, draws upon the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit.

Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up – Prince Harry Returns To Jamaica

With an eye for detail and perfection, the New York based March, honed his design skills at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining practical experience while working in the costume department. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Skip Marley
Skip Marley, grandson of the late great Robert Nesta Marley, just released a music video for his new single, “Lions.” The lyrics takes on an explicitly political message as Skip sings: “If ya took all my rights away / If ya tellin’ me how to pray / If ya won’t let us demonstrate / You’re wrong.” The video itself features Marley and other young people, all dressed in black, plotting and rising up against a tyrannical fascist dictator in a dystopian future. Patrons attending the runway show of the Jamaican-born New York based designer Glenroy March and House of D’Marsh were thrilled with the fantasy ball that was presented. Prince Harry
Prince Harry has returned to Jamaica but this time not for an official visit but for his best friend’s wedding. Dior, Rihanna Non Profit Announces Partnership
Dior has announced its partnership with Rihanna’s Harvard award-winning nonprofit organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation. The Prince is set to be joined by girlfriend Meghan Markle at the super exclusive Round Hill Hotel and Villas. The 44-year-old Jamaican star welcomed his first child this week, a little boy named Levi Blaze Henriques. The artist and his wife Jodi “Jinx” Stewart Henriques made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday, but it is unclear when the baby was born. Check out the video here. House of D’Marsh Fall 2017

Part of the The House of D’Marsh Fall Collection for 2017. March opened the show with the “Belle of the Ball” getting dressed for her first ball, assisted by “Men-In-Waiting.” Inspired by characters from popular fairy tale favorites, the exquisite collection was strikingly tailored with careful attention to detail and precision. Sean Paul Has A Son
Dancehall star Sean Paul is a dad. 3, 2017. Mar. Chronixx
Meanwhile, reggae singer Chronixx, fresh from a performance on Feb. Founded by Rihanna in 2012, the non-profit is dedicated to funding and facilitating groundbreaking education, health and emergency response programs for impoverished communities globally. 3, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Mar. In support of Rihanna’s philanthropic efforts, Dior will be donating a percentage of proceeds from each “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirt – made famous on their Spring 2017 runway and Riri’s Instagram – to the foundation. The House of D’Marsh presented its Fall 2017 collection recently at the midtown location of Coco Mat during New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The dresses in this collection are all inspired by characters from popular fairy tale favorites Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. To view the full collection, visit En Blanc Couture NYC at 1190 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn or
House of D’Marsh had its genesis in spring 2003 when designer Glenroy March launched his spring collection during Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. Lior Ben-Hur and his band Sol Tevél achieved a career milestone with his first CD, proving once again the growth and diversification of reggae music beyond Jamaica. The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Harry touched down in Montego Bay to attend his best friend, Tom ‘Skipp’ Inskip’s wedding. 24th on the Tonight Show, opened his North America tour at Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT, yesterday, Thursday March 2, 2017. 14 on Billboard Magazine’s Reggae chart for the week ending March 4th. The House of D’Marsh has received numerous editorials in a variety of local and international fashion and consumer magazines. This start gave rise to the pursuit of a passion by a talented Jamaican who would later go on to stun audiences not just locally but internationally. The MoBay wedding comes amid rumors that Harry may pop the question to the divorced Markle sometime this summer. Chronixx will head across North America for a   four-month-long tour of North America while also preparing for the release of his upcoming album Chronology, which is set to hit the streets early March. The “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirts are available in all Dior retail boutiques worldwide and until May 15, as well as (including an exclusive black version) from March 14 to March 28. Prince Harry in Jamaica in 2012.   Israeli Reggae Singer Enters Billboard Charts
An Israeli Reggae singer and musician and his band have debuted at No. With a constant pulse on trends and new innovation combination, House of D’Marsh, seeks to marry sophistication with fashion-forward sensibility.

Carnival 2017 Wraps Up Today In Trinidad

It should be valid for at least six months after planned departure from Trinidad and needs to have two or more blank pages. In the case of loss or theft, photocopies of the documents are helpful when applying for a replacement document. 28, 2017,   in Port-Of-Spain. passport to travel back to United States. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

News Americas, PORT-Of-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Here are some scenes from Jouvert 2017. J’ouvert revellers covered in blue paint dance and parade with the Rapso music band 3canal during the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)


J’ouvert reveller looks on during a parade with the Rapso music band 3canal for the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival at Queen’s Park Savannah on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. J’ouvert revellers parade with Return of the Black Jacobins band during Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Meanwhile, the US Embassay in Trinidad is warning those US-based Trinidadians to
To make sure they have a valid U.S. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images) (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

J’ouvert revellers covered in blue paint dance and parade with the Rapso music band 3canal during the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 28, 2017: Trinidad & Tobago’s annual carnival wraps up today, Feb. On Sunday night,   Chalkdust (Hollis Liverpool) was crowned the 2017 National Calypso Monarch for the 9th time while Rondell Pierre and Lillan Pierre were crowned the 2017 King and Queen of Jouvert. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Wendell Manwarren of the Rapso music band 3canal takes part in J’ouvert during the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Feb. MX Prime and the Ultimate Rejects are set to dethrone Machel Montano and take the 2017 Road March title. Travelers should also make two photocopies of their travel documents in case of emergency to include your passport, state ID, or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) card, the Embassy said and “perhaps leave one copy with a trusted relative or in the hotel safe and carry the other copy separately in case of loss or theft.”
Keep your documents in a safe place as it may be costly to replace a lost passport or LPR card.

CaribbeanTales Flow into Production As Leading Film Producers Begin Production On Three New Pilots

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of CaribbeanTales, states,   “We are delighted that, together with Flow, we are able to provide the Caribbean’s top filmmakers with funding and a platform to produce top quality, local, content with the capacity to reach audiences across the region and the world.”
CTI is now accepting applications for its 2017 programme online. A scene from Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series created by Alain Bidard,

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. It includes CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), a full-service distribution entity dedicated to the monetisation of Caribbean content; CaribbeanTales Inc a registered Charity based in Toronto, Canada;   the CTFF, CaribbeanTales Flix, our production arm, CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform, and the CTI. Support for these pilots is part of CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI), a year-round development and production hub for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers to create of strong, compelling and sustainable regional content for the global market. The festival celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage, and will be held in Toronto, Canada in September. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. February 24, 2017: Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will now develop pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group. About CaribbeanTales
The CaribbeanTales Media Group is a group of companies that produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. As an added bonus, an eight-part documentary series has been filmed and is currently in post-production. A scene from Caribbean Girl NYC, an ensemble female-driven sitcom from NY-based Guadeloupian filmmaker/producer Mariette Monpierre, whose award-winning film Elza won, among others, the prestigious NYT award. “We are honoured to help support this programme that is enabling the production and monetisation of this exciting emerging cultural industry.”
The pilots will premier at the twelfth annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), of which Flow is also the lead sponsor. Learn more at, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. With $40,000 funding for each project, production work will begin on Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series created by Alain Bidard, which is based on his groundbreaking multi-award winning feature film;   Heat, a sweltering crime/drama series filmed in Barbados from iconic filmmaker Menelik Shabazz   (Burning an Illusion, The Story of Lover’s Rock and more); and Caribbean Girl NYC, an ensemble female-driven sitcom from NY-based Guadeloupian filmmaker/producer Mariette Monpierre, whose award-winning film Elza won, among others, the prestigious NYT award. “We recognise the significant hurdles that Caribbean Producers face in financing and producing their content, and getting it out to audiences,” said John Reid, CEO of Cable and Wireless, operator of Flow and lead sponsor of CTI. About C&W Communications
C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. The series follows the ten teams of filmmakers who competed for this prestigious award, and will be shown on Flow1 later this year.

Caribbean Entertainment News Round-Up – Caribbean Filmmaker Up For Oscars

10: Peck divides his time between Voorhees Township, New Jersey, USA; Paris, France; and Port-à-Piment, Haiti. Peck, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he was working as an agronomist for the United Nations FAO and UNESCO. 2: Peck and his two younger brothers joined his father, Hebert B. Caribbean Filmmaker Up For Oscar
Caribbean nationals tuning into the 89th Academy Awards this Sunday should be rooting for one of the region’s stellar sons to win Best Documentary Feature. It was released in the US for an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run on December 9, 2016, before re-opening on February 3, 2017. Past honorees include Ban Ki-moon, Malala Yousafzai, and actor James Earl Jones. 1:   Peck was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and at the age of eight, he and his family were forced to leave their homeland to flee the dictatorship of François Duvalier. 6: Peck created the film production company Velvet Film in Germany in 1986. By NAN ED EDITOR
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. His next film, The Young Karl Marx, is set to be released next year. 9:   Peck served as Minister of Culture in the Haitian government of Prime Minister Rosny Smarth from 1996–97. It was also selected for competition at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Shortly after, Magnolia Pictures and Amazon Studios acquired distribution rights to the film.   His feature L’Homme sur les quais (1993; The Man by the Shore,) was the first Haitian film to be released in theatres in the United States. 24, 2017. RiRi has been named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. 4: Peck was once a New York City taxi driver and spent one year in this post. Haitian American Singer Teams With Trini Rapper
Haitian American singer Jason Derulo has unleashed his star-studded single “Swalla” featuring Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj and American rapper Ty Dolla $ign. 5: Peck was also a journalist and photographer. Here are 10 things you should know about Peck. His mother, Giselle, would serve as aide and secretary to mayors of Kinshasa for many years. Peck is also president of La Fémis, the French state film school. Caribbean born director Raoul Peck is up for an Oscars this Sunday. The award recognizes Rihanna’s many humanitarian projects, such as her building a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment facility in Barbados, and creating a scholarship program for students attending U.S. 24, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Feb. 8: In 2016, Peck’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award in the documentary category. His other awards includes: Human Rights Watch’s Nestor Almendros Prize (1994); Sony Special Prize, Locarno Festival (for Chère Catherine, 1997); Human Rights Watch’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2001); Procirep Prize, Festival du Réel (for Lumumba—Death of a Prophet, 2002); Best Documentary, Montreal Film Festival (for Lumumba—Death of a Prophet, 2002); Jury member, Berlin International Film Festival (2002); Human Rights Watch’s Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award (2003); Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Best Documentary Prize for Fatal Assistance (2013). Peck attended schools in the DRC (Kinshasa), in the United States (Brooklyn), and in France (Orléans) where he earned a baccalaureate, before studying industrial engineering and economics at Berlin’s Humboldt University. Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle (2001); Sometimes in April (2005); L’Affaire Villemin (2006), TV series; Moloch Tropical (2009); Assistance mortelle (documentary, 2013) and Murder in Pacot (2014). He detailed his experiences in this position in a book, Monsieur le Ministre… jusqu’au bout de la patience. colleges from Caribbean countries. He worked as both from 1980–85 before earning a film degree (1988) from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) in West Berlin. 3: The Peck family ended up residing in the DRC for 24 years. The Caribbean-driven record finds Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign exchanging flavorful verses while the track is punctuated by Minaj. His other films include: De Cuba Traigo Un Cantar (short; 1982); Exzerpt (short; 1983); Leugt (short; 1983); The Minister of the Interior is on our Side (short; 1984); Merry Christmas Deutschland (short; 1984);   Haitian Corner (1987–88); Lumumba: La mort du prophète (Lumumba: Death of a Prophet, 1992); Haiti – Le silence des chiens (Haiti – Silence of the Dogs, 1994); Desounen: Dialogue with Death (1994); Chère Catherine (1997); Corps plongés (It’s Not About Love, 1998); Lumumba (2000); Profit & Nothing But! He initially developed short experimental works and socio-political documentaries, before moving on to feature films. Rihanna’s Latest Award
Bajan-born super star Rihanna has added yet another award to her growing list. She’ll accept the honor on site at the university’s campus next Tuesday. 7: Peck received international attention for Lumumba, his 2000 fiction feature film about Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and the period around the independence of the Belgian Congo in June 1960. Feb. Caribbean-born filmmaker Raoul Peck’s documentary film ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ has been nominated in the category.