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Guyanese woman in court over theft from Brian Lara

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Guyanese woman in court over theft from Brian Lara

February 13, 2010 | By KNews | Filed Under News 
CHARGED: Guyanese national Curlis Anderson

CHARGED: Guyanese national Curlis Anderson

A Guyanese woman appeared in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court Thursday, charged with receiving a stolen item belonging to retired star West Indies batsman Brian Lara.
Curlis Anderson, 32, of Farouk Lane, El Socorro, appeared before Magistrate Brian Dabideen in the 4A Court.
It is alleged that some time during the period October 16 and February 9, Anderson received one black Sony laptop computer, knowing it was the property of Lara.
The charge was laid indictably and she was not called upon to enter a plea. Anderson is being represented by defence attorney Fareed Ali.
The attorney explained that his client had been living in the country for the past six years and was currently trying to obtain residential status as she was a person of “good character” with no previous conviction or pending matter before the courts.
He said since this was her first charge, Anderson was entitled to bail and he asked the court to exercise its discretion on this matter. Prosecutor Cpl Edward Edmund said he had no objection to bail.
Dabideen granted Anderson bail in the sum of $15,000. Cpl Edward Carmichael is the complainant in the matter which is scheduled to resume on February 23.
Earlier in the day, Annmarie Marcano, the former domestic worker for Lara who is facing charges of larceny, reappeared before Dabideen, this time in the Eleventh Court.
Marcano of Perseverance Road, Maraval, was listed to appear to settle an issue that the magistrate had regarding her bail.
The bail issue was cleared up and Marcano’s $60,000 bail was allowed to stand. The matter is scheduled to resume on April 27 when the trial will officially begin.


Bill Clinton will continue Haiti work

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Bill Clinton 'will continue' Haiti work

Published on Saturday, February 13, 2010 Email To Friend    Print Version

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) -- A day after undergoing heart surgery, former US president Bill Clinton reassured supporters he will continue his work as a fundraising coordinator for earthquake-struck Haiti.

"In my capacity as UN Special Envoy for Haiti, I will continue to work with the Haitian government and people, international donors and multilateral organizations," Clinton said in a statement.

Former US president Bill Clinton. AFP PHOTO
The statement came just hours after he was released from hospital in New York following successful surgery to clear up a clogged artery.

Clinton is a special UN envoy to Haiti and also works with fellow former US president George W. Bush in coordinating fundraising.

Exactly a month after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left some 1.2 million homeless, Clinton said there had been "a generous outpouring of support from donors all over the world."

He said the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and his own Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund had secured "impressive" donations.

"So far, we've allocated seven million dollars to organizations providing medical care, food, water, shelter, and education," he said, "and we will continue to provide assistance in the months and years to come."

Clinton also praised Haitians for doing "so much with very little."

Official opening of Dominica's Carnival

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Official opening of Dominica's Carnival - The real MAS 2010 - set for Saturday
Published on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Carnival Opening

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Officials from the Carnival Development Committee have promised an extravagant display of originality, colour and pageantry for the opening parade and official ceremony for Dominica’s carnival, ‘The Real Mas’ 2010.

A wide variety of groups, costume bands, carnival queen contestants and other individuals from across the country are expected to assemble and proceed from 3 pm starting on Victoria Street in Roseau, passing along the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard and culminating at the Pottersville Savannah.

The official opening ceremony, which will begin at 6.30pm, will hear addresses from Ministers of Government as well as officials from the Carnival Development Committee.

Lil' Rick is Barbados' Entertainer Of The Decade‏‏

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Lil' Rick

For more than ten years, Lil’ Rick has churned out ultra-popular tunes year after year, backed by high level performances sure to delight his fans and enthral audiences. On Sunday, January 10 at this year’s staging of the Barbados Music Awards (BMA), he walked away as Barbados’ Entertainer of the Decade.

When the decade began, Rick was one of the island’s hottest deejays, both on and off-the-air and his popularity as a soca artiste was also on the rise. Best known for his ‘fancy juks and stabs’, Lil’ Rick a.k.a. Hypa Dawg, a.k.a. Chihuahua Business Man released hit after hit and copped several titles over the ten year period.

In the 2001 Party Monarch competition he placed second with ‘Ent Missing’. Then we saw a more serious side from him in 2002, when he made it to the finals of the Pic-O-De-Crop where he eventually placed fourth. In that same year, he accomplished a major feat when he won both the Party Monarch and Road March titles with his hit single ‘Hypa Dawg’.

As the 2003 Crop Over season got under way he rolled out the album ‘More Hype’ and by the end he successfully retained both of his titles with the release of ‘Mash Up & Buy Back’. Additionally, we can’t forget his memorable paragliding assisted entry on to the Party Monarch stage that year. To date, he is one of few male performing artists to repeat dual title winnings during Barbados’ Crop Over festival in consecutive years.

2005 marked the start of Rick’s journey under Pyramid’s management. He released the album ‘Spontaneous’ and demonstrated his song writing capabilities. He shocked fans with his rendition of the romantic ragga soca 'Be My Girl'. He also released the soca chart topper ‘Til Morning Come’ , then went on to nab the 2005 Ragga Soca Monarch title with the immensely popular ‘Do Fuh Do’.

He was nominated in four categories at the inaugural BMAs in 2006 and received the Cornerstone award for this stellar contribution to the development of the Barbados music industry. For Crop Over 2007 he released three songs; 'Conch', 'Girls Gone Wild' and 'Caan Wait', with the latter earning him his fourth Party Monarch title.

In 2008 he released the album 'Crave' and music videos for 'Hypa Dawg', 'Girls Gone Wild' and 'Caan Wait' then went on to receive the award for Entertainer of the Year at the 2009 BMAs. Throughout the years, Lil Rick has collaborated with several Barbadian artistes, soca diva Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood, Keann and Madd. He has also done several compilations with regional soca stars, Machel Montano and Iwer George from Trinidad and Jamaican dancehall artiste Lexxus.

When we review the decade gone, we can see why Lil' Rick is Barbados' 'Entertainer of the Decade'. Congrats Rick!

Carnival plans picking up steam

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Written by Theresa Gordon
Friday, 29 January 2010 03:00

Plans are progressing smoothly for the staging of the 2010 Carnival festivities in Antigua and Barbuda slated for 24 July to  3 Aug.

Carnival Co-ordinator Vaughn Walter pounding an iron. (SUNfile photo)According to Carnival Coordinator Vaughn Walter, plans are shaping well for what has been dubbed the Caribbean’s greatest summer festival.

“As we speak, we are conducting several meetings with all the relevant stakeholders to determine the steps which need to be taken to ensure that we have a spectacular event; one that we can be proud of.”

Walter added that a foundation will be laid out to look at the marketing strategies and ways to promote the various segments of the summer festival.

Calypsonians, mas builders and other people desirous of participating in the event are also asked to indicate their interest at the Carnival office to facilitate the smooth flow of the registration process which will be announced at a later date.

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