Author: Tracy Assing

Film and Television, United States

Gimme tempo

MTV Tempo, the American music channel’s foray into the Caribbean market, was launched in October to cable markets across the Caribbean,...

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Embark, Food and Cuisine, History

Dining like the ancestors

We don’t know enough about the pre-Columbian history of the Caribbean. Many believe that our island chain — formed through tectonic...

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Immerse, Culture, Technology, People, Barbados

Troy Weekes: “We too can be creators”

As a young man growing up in St Philip, which is the south-eastern side of Barbados, most evenings I would sit down on the verandah and...

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Immerse, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Maxine Williams: “Big ideas can change the world”

I started using Facebook in 2007. I joined as an employee in 2013 — I am the global head of diversity for Facebook. That means that I...

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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Martin Raymond: “go back to Caribbean music”

There were no musicians in the family, but while I was growing up in Trinidad there was a lot of music around. Directly above us lived John...

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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Machel Montano: Man with a mission

Fresh from the high of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Machel Montano is taking his Caribbean Planet brand on the road, as he firmly believes...

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Culture, Music, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Reaching for the sky

As part of its world tour, titled Humanity, the legendary American rock band The Scorpions will perform in Trinidad on September 23—with...

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Culture, History

It came from the Caribs

The hammock is sometimes used to illustrate the carefree, relaxed environment one associates with a Caribbean vacation. But that image...

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