Wednesday, May 14. 2008
Caribbean Heatwave, a carnival band based in Germany participates in the Karneval Der Kulturen every year. Here is a peak at members Gail Edmund and Barbara Saltmann as they prepared for this year's parade, from Tagesspiegel:
Anprobe für die Parade
Tuesday, May 13. 2008
The volleyball fans in Friedrichshafen can look forward to more Caribbean flair in the next two seasons. Middle blocker Marc Honore extended his contract with VfB for two more years with the option of a third. "I'm staying because I enjoy being part of this team," he said, "I still want to learn a lot at VfB and to keep improving myself."
His coach, Stelian Moculecsu, is thrilled to keep him on the team. "I am very pleased with his development," he said, adding that Honore is a quick study and hard working. Even though there were a couple players ahead of him in the pecking order for the middle position the coach believes that as long as he keeps up his work rate he will be playing more next season: "Marc still has time and the perspective to play an important role for VfB."
Honore is the first player from Trinidad and Tobago to sign a professional volleyball contract and so is a bit of a star back home. He looks back on his first season in Friedrichshafen with satisfaction. "The season was great. We were very successful and our fans were always unbelievable. I'd like to thank them for that," he says, "I am happy that we were league champions and cup winners."
In the coming year the 2.04 meter tall giant wants not only to improve his German, but also, of course his playing skills. "My goal is to learn and become a better volleyball player. I hope that we will be just as successful as last season and that we manage to make the final round of the Champions League."
translated from volleyball.de:
Honore will weiter lernen – in Friedrichshafen
Friday, May 2. 2008
The mas camp in Yaam began on April 13 and is open Thursday to Saturday from 5pm. Entry is free except for Sunday Specials. Everyone is invited for the lime even if not working on a costume. Food is available at nominal prices along with appearances by various Soca DJ's from Berlin, bottle and spoon jams and just plain nice folks. "Carnival Fever" T-shirts will also be available.
The closing party is on May 5 at 8pm.
Friday, May 2. 2008
Friday, May 2. 2008
Friday, April 25. 2008
First place Germany’s Stefan Steinweg, centre, celebrates with second place Marlon Williams of Team WI (Guyana), left, and Oneil Samuels also of Team WI (Jamaica) at the awards ceremony following the final event of the Beacon Cycling Series at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain on Sunday.
Beacon Cycling Series—West Indies versus The World
Tuesday, April 8. 2008
Peter Doig, a contemporary Scottish painter who resides in Trinidad has won the annual Wolgang Hahn Prize from the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. Doig originally moved to Trinidad in 1962 for several years and later returned in 2002, when he set up a studio at the Caribbean Contemporary Arts centre near Port of Spain, and also became professor at the internationally renowned fine arts academy in Düsseldorf, Germany.
British painter Peter Doig is the winner of the fifteenth annual Wolfgang Hahn Prize, awarded each year to a contemporary artist by the Society for Modern Art at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, reports the Deutsche Presse Agentur. Doig will be presented with the €100,000 ($158,000) prize at a ceremony at the museum on April 14. The museum also acquires a work from each prizewinner.
Monday, April 7. 2008
In Germany 3sat is showing a repeat of a travel show today, "Simply Luxurious", which features two women traveling to different destinations, one on the cheap, the other in luxurious style. Today's episode is on Trinidad and Tobago:
16:15 Uhr einfachluxuriös - zwei Frauen unterwegs
Monday, March 31. 2008
Jizelle Salandy wins with a 97-94 score from all three judges over Karolina Lukasik but not without controversy. Here the Express tells the story:
Salandy Retains Titles
Sunday, March 30. 2008
Salandy defends title tonight