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Hurricane Ivan 2004 - Grenada

Hurricane Ivan 2004 – Emergency radio service in Grenada

Grenada is a volcanic island of 90,000 people that is a major producer of nutmeg, cloves and other spices.  Its known as the “Spice Island”. On Tuesday 7th September 2004 Grenada was was struck by Hurricane Ivan (a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale). For nearly 12 hours the island was subjected to storm …

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Hong Kong Sevens 2014

Bajan & Trini sports ambassadors – HK Sevens, March 2014

Barbados and Trinidad both had teams competing at the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens.  Both teams were knocked out in the qualifier round.  That didn’t matter.  It was just a joy to see Barbados and Trinidad competing on the international stage. The Bajan team were a mixture of local boys and British boys whose parents or …

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Mac Fingall 1966

Crop Over 1988 – Mac Fingall

One Night in a Calypso Tent Imagine …. Crop Over circa 1988. Gymnasium, standing room only with Untouchables. RPB, Bumba, Duke Check-e.d. Shirt WBB, Ras Iley, Miss B, De Devil, Prince Yellow pouring out sweet Calypso and Ragga Soca. Mac Fingall as M.C. keeping it hot between each performer. The audience enjoying every moment. Ready …

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