• Kingston: Another Side of Life in Jamaica
    02 September 20140 COMMENTS
    Wanting to see another side of life in Jamaica, we skipped the beaches and headed for the capital city. Kingston is geared towards business travellers. This is a pity as we found the city had ...
  • A Visit to the Queen of Egypt
    31 August 20140 COMMENTS
    It was a pity she was dead and had been for 4000 years. I would have loved to have had mint tea and fresh dates with Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Looking at her temple at Deir el-Bahari, the lady had ...
  • How I Met Christopher Columbus in Seville
    28 August 20140 COMMENTS
    In front of me Christopher Columbus was getting a blessing from the Virgin Mary. He was a strong and thick-set man, middle- aged and balding. His robes were luxurious. I was staring at an oil ...
  • Marseille: A Bus Tour Around the City
    27 August 20140 COMMENTS
    We all agreed on one thing – the bus tour was fantastic. We – a family of seven including a baby, a teenager and a grandmother – spent a one week vacation in Marseille. The poppy red ...
  • Jamaican Curried Goat
    25 August 20140 COMMENTS
    Main course Moderately difficult Origin of dish: Exotic Type of cooking: Hob Preparation time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 240 minutes Ingredients: -1kg goat’s meat (substitute for mutton or beef) ...
  • Ponce: The Jewel of Puerto Rico
    24 August 20140 COMMENTS
    God must have paid special attention to Puerto Rico, giving it a little bit of everything, thus making the island a miniature of the world itself. On the road to Ponce, we drove through mountains ...
A Fine Selection of Black British Memoirs
23 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
As the leaves begins to fall so my reading gets more serious. There are many long and cold days ahead. A pile of good books will see me through winter’s ...
From Antigua to Paris: Joy Lapps and her Music
19 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
How to get what you really want? If you follow the lead of musician Joy Lapps, the path is in the opposite direction: in order to play music, go to the most ...
Haitian Style Meatballs
10 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
Yield: 24 meatballs Ingredients: 4 slices white bread 1 cup milk 1 lb fresh lean ground beef 2 slices smoked ham or 2 slices bacon, minced salt and pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese ...
Toronto International Book Fair
04 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
Toronto has a new book event this year – the launch of Inspire Toronto International Book Fair. The three-day event is in November 13-16, 2014. There will be more than 400 authors from every kind of genre from romance, to crime to young adults. ...
10 Black Films to see at TIFF
03 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
In Toronto, September also means it is back to the film festival season. This year there are over 300 films from 60 different countries at the annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It runs from September 4-14, 2014. Here is our pick of ...
Kingston: Another Side of Life in Jamaica
02 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
Wanting to see another side of life in Jamaica, we skipped the beaches and headed for the capital city. Kingston is geared towards business travellers. This is a pity as we found the city had much to offer in our one-week stay. Here is our list of ...
Celebrating James Baldwin at 90 In New York
01 September 2014 0 COMMENTS
James Baldwin, a Harlem native who died in 1987, would have turned 90 on Saturday. Among the many tributes in a year in which his legacy as a major writer is being celebrated, one on Saturday is close to home: a portion of East 128th Street, between ...