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Music: Last year Beyonce was named the first African-American female to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, boasting sold-out crowds of more than 70,000 it is arguably the biggest music festival in America. Comment
Barbados: The Trinis ill-treated their Bajan hosts by handing them a 24-14 thumping to win gold in the Under-19 Boys’ Water Polo final at the 34th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships over the weekend. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Jamaica: Barbados The Convener of the Barbados Bar Association’s Human Rights’ Committee, Lalu Hanuman, has expressed concern over a move by the government to implement legislation making it more difficult for people to be granted bail. Comment
Arts & Theater: From a tender age Trinidad-based actor and producer Gregory Pollonais has always had a fascination with the arts in particular the world of film. With a creative mind and determined spirit, he is currently pursuing his passion for film on a professional and international scale. Comment

BRUTAL CRIME SPREE

Jamaica: Violent crimes linked to gangs armed with high powered weapons smuggled from South America and the United States continue to trouble authorities in Trinidad and Jamaica with the two accounting for nearly 500 murders with a mere 14 weeks completed for this year so far. Comment
Grenada: Antigua Pilots of regional airline, LIAT has agreed to a less than 10 percent cut in salary in a bid to keep the airline in the air. President of the Leeward Islands Pilots Association (LIAPA), Carl Burke, who did not disclose the exact amount that was agreed to, said the pilots recently voted on the salary cut, which has since been communicated to Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley. Comment
Environment: PORT-OF-SPAIN, March 28, 2019 (IPS) — Fishers in Anguilla saw posted on Youtube this week a video they helped produce that depicts the impacts of climate change on their industry. Titled “Anguilla’s Fishing Dilemma”, the four-and-a-half minute video highlights some of the main challenges Anguilla’s 92 licensed fishers face in earning a living. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Jamaica: Antigua The Antigua and Barbuda government has defended its decision to enter into a US$83 million agreement with Global Ports Holding (GPH) for the development of the cruise port in the capital. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Jamaica: Caribbean Social justice and women’s organizations, in Jamaica and the Caribbean have come out in support of abortion law reform in Jamaica, which they say mostly discriminates against poor women. Comment

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