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Flava Girls has been asked to display their costume Elation Download
as part of the presentation for
Emerging Artist Rihanna's performance of " Pon di replay"
at this Sundays MTV's Video Music Awards PRE SHOW!
at the American Airlines Arena here in Miami!
The show will be on live at 6PM on Sunday August 28th, 2005

West Indian NYC Clubs

ClubTobago  Club
Insomnia Lounge  Club
The Parrot Club/Bar/Rest.
Rum Jungle  Club
Karma BAR  Bar & Lounge
WRPN   94.7 SCA East Flatbush Haitien, American, and channsonett Francais "Radyo Pa Nou"0
WQXR   96.3 SCA East Flatbush Haitien "Radio Lakay"0
 94.7 SCA East Flatbush Haitien anti-Aristide "Radio Tropicale"
DISCOVER GOZO The LAND of ENCHANTMENT where the sea goddess Calypso entertained Odysseus for  seven years.
Inspired by a recent trip to one of the founding nations 25 years ago of the world's most important International Carnival Organization, the FECC (Federation of European Carnival Cities or  ) is pleased to present our newest cultural/adventure travel guide to the crossroads of the millennia, the former British colony of Malta, where the first human structures are found, a full millennia older than the pyramids or Stonehenge. Visit


International Carnival Conference
17 - 19 OCT 2005 LONDON


No One Can Say they Didn't See it Coming
In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war. [more at]
Consider supporting
the relief effort.


Caribbean Capital is Brooklyn Download
By Tony Best
".... people of all shapes, colors and occupations, spanning generations were united in a single mood: having fun at the West Indian Carnival in Brooklyn on Eastern Parkway at its adjoining streets and neighborhoods on Labor Day. As they played mas, moved their hips, waved their national flags, consumed the West Indian dishes or lined the streets as the colorful bands moved down the thoroughfare it was as if two million souls wanted to bid farewell to the summer of 2005."
[More at Sep 7 2005 at]
Marty Markowitz  Borough President of Brooklyn, and enthusiastic advocate  promoting  tourism  through events shown with WIADCA President
Yolanda Lezama-Clarke on the Brooklyn Museum stage. Unopposed for his 2005 reelection, a flush Markowitz has people talking about a 2009 run for Mayor of New York. He hopes to work with Nets

New Orleans by carnaval.comNew Orleans' joie de vivre will lift city up from Hurricane Katrina

"The palpable lust for living that hangs in the air throughout much of New Orleans (often mistaken for humidity) is a kind of magic, not the fabricated, choreographed kind from Disneyland, but something ancient and naturally occurring. It's in Mardi Gras. It's in parades."

by Spuds Hilton for

Download News about New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin efforts to respond to Katrina by google

 House Approves Barbara Lee’s Bill to Create Caribbean American Heritage Month 

(Washington, DC) – On June 27, 2005  the House of Representatives approved H.Con.Res 71, a bill introduced by  Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) to designate a national Caribbean-American Heritage month.

Representative Barbara Lee Congresswoman from Oakland California  is a 2005 Grand Marshal in the Brooklyn Carnival

 DC Carnival month & most likely month to be picked


“Establishing Caribbean American Heritage month will celebrate the contributions of millions of Caribbean-Americans to the United States since the inception of the country,” said Lee.

In June 2005 Congresswoman Lee co-hosted the annual U.S. Caribbean Legislative Forum where His Excellency Fred Mitchell, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bahamas delivered the keynote address, with many other representatives of the Caribbean diplomatic corps in attendence.

“The Caribbean-American community is a true melting pot of languages, cultures, and people.  Alexander Hamilton, Hazel Scott, Sidney Poitier, Jean Michel Basquiat, Eric Holder, Colin Powell, Susan Taylor, Edwidge Danticat, Kelsey Grammer, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Roberto Clemente, Maryse Condé, Cicely Tyson, Harry Belafonte, Celia Cruz, Mervyn Dymally and Shirley Chisholm are just a few of the many Caribbean-Americans who have contributed to American government, politics, business, arts, education, science, and culture.Their story is inseparable from ours.” ” said Lee. a member of Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee and the bipartisan Caribbean Caucus,
The Bill passed the Floor of the House and must pass to the Senate and be signed by Executive Order of the President.

[more at]

The July 2004 regulations limited licenses to study abroad in Cuba to undergraduate and graduate students, shortened the duration of the license from two years to one year, required students who use an institution's travel license to be enrolled in that institution, and required courses of study at Cuban educational institutions to be at least 10 weeks in duration. As a result of the new regulations, over ninety percent of U.S.-Cuba exchange programs have now been cancelled and as a result the Emergency Coalition to Defend Educational Travel (ECDET), a group composed of nearly 400 professors from across the country, has been established to fight for American students' rights to travel.
Rep. Barbara Lee, whose House Bill 3919, TRUTH or The Responsibility to Uncover the Truth about Haiti, was introduced last month, had a few minutes for a phone interview last week. Since our conversation, the busy lady has introduced an amendment to legislation which would have prevented the United States allocating Department of Defense funds to overthrow governments (Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 4200). It was rejected by the Republicans in the House Rules Committee May 19,2005
[more at Rep Barbara Lee's web site]

T-Shirt Controversy Quiets Down as Community Get Ready to shine

In efforts to quell the T-shirt controversy surrounding this year’s Labor Day Parade, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) convened a meeting of various segments of the community.

“...rule unfairly targets Jamaicans, Bahamians and Haitians - who are typically not dressed in traditional costumes.”
Bobby Clarke, Jamaican deejay and head of Irie Jam Radio more at

"Costumed bands will have a better opportunity of  reaching the reviewing stand at the Brooklyn Museum before the cut off hour of 6:00pm"

DownloadYolanda Lezama-Clarke,  President of WIADCA  

 Present were local elected officials, Council members Kendall Stewart, Yvette Clarke and LaTisha  James and a number of bands leaders from Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago who have traditionally produced non costumes bands.

Yolanda Lezama-Clarke,  President of WIADCA  explained that there was never an attempt on the part of the organization to exclude any band or segments of the community. “We have a criteria that participants in the parade are uniformed or in costumes and that all bands are registered with the Association,” she said. “In addition, those participating bands must ensure that all their members are registered with the band. It is our position that all bands – costumes and non costumes  – must be held to the same registration process and by extension the same accountability.”

[more on this story in]


Cambridge's Kendall Square to host Cambridge Carnival - August 28, 2005, 12-7pm

Cambridge Carnival has found a new home in Kendall Square. The
13TH Annual Cambridge Carnival International
Carnival continues to grow and now should be considered the the 5th largest in the USA behind New York, Miami, Boston, and Washington, DC while attracting more than 250,000 people.


Free, DJS, Family Friendly, Caribbean-Style Parade & Festival

The annual Cambridge Carnival International festival uses the Trinidad and Mardi Gras model to bring together Cambridge's diverse community for a spectacular annual celebration. After twelve years of growth, Cambridge Carnival, which takes place in August every year, outgrew its Central Square location. The event, which will take place on Sunday, August 28, 12-7pm is the 5 largest Carribean Carnival in United States
For more information about the 13th Annual Cambridge Carnival International, call 617-492-2518 or

No 2005 Long Island Carnival
Download "We regretfully announce that we will not be able to hold this year's Long Island Carnival. A detailed statement will be made public shortly. We want to thank everyone for their support and their interest, and we assure you that we are working diligently and looking forward to our next Carnival, to be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2006, the 7th Long Island Carnival, when we will once again be journeying through the communities of Hempstead and Uniondale in Long Island. "
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2005 Panorama countdown by
World Music Steelband Festival
was held at Madison Square Garden on June 19, 2005 where seven steelbands competed for the championship with Exodus Steel Orchestra from Trinidad & Tobago being declared chamption .

Mayor Bloomberg pan soloist for NYPD Steelband playing in Grand Army Plaza pre 2004 parade

   On April 28, 2005 at The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 20th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Dinner, the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg announced a site was to be acquired on Flatbush which would open in 2006 as the Carribbean Trade Center. Download

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