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IN THIS ISSUE

Issue 8

Health 5-8

Art &Culture 24-26

“Think Pink”-Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mining Gold in the cold

Love & Relationship 9-11

In the Spotlight

Love across the seas

Travels 13-15 How Cuba Inspired Me to Write

Food & Drink 16-23 Pumpkin Cheesecake 16 Ciroc Coconut Glazed Ribs 17 Jerk Chicken Quesadillas with Mango Ranch Aioli 20 Root Mans Chili 21 Cranberry-Spice Cocktail 23

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Beauty in the Bacchanal with Natiera Radio Personality – Lady Grace

Fashion & Beauty 33-59 Hair 33-36 Doing the Rasta Twist

Fall Fashion 38 –48 The Perfect Sole Mate “Leather Jackets & Boots”

38-39 The colour “PURPLE”

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Makeup 50–52 The Smokey Eyes

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51-52 Editor’s Pick—11 Must Try Skincare 54-59 Makeup Tips with Tia Monique

Featured Personalities 62 –68 We are blessed: Mr. Vegas... 62-64

On the Cover

All in the Family— The Euton Brothers 65-68

Entertainment 70 –89 Pon Da Scene 70-75 Host of Celebs in NYC : Latty J, Raggashanti, maxi Priest, Tessanne Chin & Konshens Caribbean Events 76-79

Horoscope 90-91 Inspiration 92 Come to Jesus—He’s Calling

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Editor’s Note

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s that time of year “FALL” and in our October—November our articles are focused on the Season!. We have decided to Spice up your taste buds with some scrumptious recipes and wardrobe with Fall Fashions from boots to colours.

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” so dedicated an article on the cause and preventing Breast Cancer.. Also, throughout the magazine, we pay patronage the color “PINK” In the issue you will be able to read about “Everything Caribbean” from food , drink , travelling to the beautiful island of Cuba to striding into to Fall with the colour purple and boots. Also read our interview with the Clifton Smith aka “ Mr. VEGAS”. In our future issues we will be introducing a number of features such as “Wha Yuy Say” where readers sound off and ”Bisa Mi Dushi! - a Gossip Advice Column.

We want to thank you for your continued to support. Visit our website www.Caribbeanemagazine.com for the latest news on the Caribbean.

Janet Miller Editor in Chief Follow us Twitter:@caribbeanemag Facebook.com/CaribbeanEntertainmentMagazine Instagram:caribbeanemag Email:info@caribbeanemagazine.com

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Editors Janet “Lorraine” Miller has been Editor-in-Chief of CEM since its inception in March 2009; she has worked as both a writer and an editor. She is also a Media Consultant for SOFMO Entertainment Talent & Management Company and a Pageant Judge.

Janet graduated from the Kaplan University with a B.S. in Business Administration, and is currently pursing a MBA in Accounting & Finance. She lives in Maryland.

Contributors Cherisse Moe

Marissa Dookeran

An award winning Journalist

A Traveler Writer

Monique Cendrecourt

Briana Carr

Chef and Food Writer

Fashion Writer

Ernessa

STARLISA, the 'Rasta Barbie'' or just plain; "Lisa" is how our coeditor in chief is known In the Caribbean Entertainment Industry for the many hats she wears as a personality, writer, production manager of sorts. Her other aliases include "Dutch Gyal" or "Spanish Dred" that comes from her Dutch Antillean and Dominican/Cuban birthright and ethnicity. With Dutch St. Maarten as her hometown; STARLISA started in radio; guest hosting on the local Radio Station [laser 101] and made it her mission to infuse her Caribbean culture in her main stream environment of Brooklyn and Queens, New York. On her journey of becoming a Caribbean Media Mogul, she is currently enrolled at METROPOLITAN COLLEGE of NEW YORK in a dual degree BA & MBA Media has worked with Caribbean Media powerhouses such as -- TEMPO NETWORKS LLC, IRIE JAM RADIO, HOT 97, THE C.A.B CARIBBEAN AMERICAN BUZZ [jumpinthecab.com], BILLIONAIRE ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE, BRONX CABLE NETWORK, DANCEHALL GOT TALENT and now her new role as Editor In Chief, alongside, magazine Founder and CEO of CARIBBEAN ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE (CEM)

Hair care Specialist

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HEALTH

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“Think Pink� - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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ctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which began in 1985 in an effort to increase concern for breast health issues and spread the importance of early cancer detection. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women, second only to skin cancer. Therefore, it is important to educate women on the risk factors and causes of breast cancer, as well as possible preventative measures and annual mammography screening for women over 40. Early detection is the key to survive breast cancer. Women in the high risk group must go for breast screening tests after 30 years of age. Monthly breast self-examination is highly recommended as it is a simple and an effective way to detect cancer. . The main symptoms of breast cancer is a lump in the breast or armpit, discharge from the nipples, nipple or skin retraction, thickening or ulceration can be detected in time if a woman does self- examination regularly. Doing self-examination of both breast and axillae (arm pits) in standing position in front of a mirror, and in reclining position in the bed can save many lives

What Causes Breast Cancer? There is no known single specific cause for the illness. About 10% of breast cancer is hereditary or is due to the presence of certain DNA mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Other causes includes environmental toxins, certain physical and chemical hazards, consumption of genetically modified food products, life style factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, eating junk food, obesity and lack of exercise are attributed to breast cancer.

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How to Prevent Breast Cancer Regular exercise, positive attitude, adequate rest and proper nutrition all play important in preventing breast cancer. Eat food rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables of different colors is the key. Natural organic foods like eating colored vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, grape seed extracts, flax seeds, wheat grass and olive oil are believed to be preventive. It is recommended that women 40 and over should begin to get mammograms every year.

What Can You Do To Help? Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer. Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms. Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.

Take this time to educate families in your community about breast cancer prevention.

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LOVE & RELATIONSHIP Love across the seas

Long distance relationships – can they work?

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et’s face it, maintaining a healthy, loving, lasting and stable relationship is hard work. After the initial “butterflies in the stomach” stage, you will quickly realise that it takes reciprocity, a lot of giving and tak-

ing, understanding and compromising by both parties, if the relationship is to stand any chance of survival. So when you add distance to the mix, the likelihood for heartbreak increases exponentially. One thing’s for sure, long –distance relationships are not designed for the faint-hearted. It takes a resilient and committed heart to deal with something as daunting. It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but how much absence does it take for the heart to grow cold? As one would imagine, there are several challenges to having a lasting relationship with someone who is in a completely different country. Distance can cause people to become disconnected and out of touch, especially in today’s society where loyalty and commitment seem to have taken several back seats to instant gratification and distrust. With the proliferation of television reality shows which tend to glorify cheating, side chicks and the likes, staying loyal to one person is quickly becoming a thing of the past. 9


Couples who hope to stick it out are in for quite a ride.

But there is hope. Just because long-distance relationships are challenging, it doesn’t mean they are doomed to fail. In fact, there are countless couples across the world who have made it work and who continue to make it work, every day. According to a 2013 poll conducted by longdistancerelationshipstatistics.com, 14 million couples define themselves as having a long-distance relationship and 3.75 million married couples are in a long-distance relationship in the US alone. Furthermore, ten percent of all marriages in the US started out as a long-distance relationship. For any “normal� relationship to last communication must be a priority, so when it comes to long-distance unions, it becomes even more necessary. Relationship experts assert that communicating with your partner every day is key to establishing and maintaining an emotional connection essential for cross-country love to keep its spark. And thanks to smart phones and social media, communication across borders is now simpler and more cost- effective than ever before. One can have virtual face to face conversations via platforms such as Skype and Tango and BlackBerry Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp and even Facebook have made it easy to keep in touch. Still, nothing beats physical interaction and nothing replaces that human touch. A relationship cannot thrive simply on telephone calls and emails and so it is recommended that couples make the effort and time to visit each other, as often as their budgets and schedules permit.

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Yes, long-distance relationships are hard but what in life is easy? When it comes down to it, no amount of distance can come between two people who put in the required effort to make their relationship work…True love is definitely worth the wait…or in this case, the distance.

By: Cherisse Moe

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herisse Moe is an award winning Trinidadian journalist with eleven years of media experience in television, radio and print.

reputable local, regional and international magazines. Over the years, Cherisse has found great satisfaction in being a journalist and has received several awards for her work. These include: The General Manager’s Award For Excellence in Journalism, Trinidad Hilton (2009), Most Outstanding Journalist Award from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (2010) and The Camsel/Matt Lumen Media Award (2010).

Cherisse’s foray in media began in television at Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) as a Trainee/Junior Reporter. She then moved on to radio - WMJX 100.5FM - where she worked as a Senior News Editor/ Announcer, before joining The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Newspaper as a Senior Features Reporter. Her experience as a journalist also adds Since leaving the Trinidad Guardian (as to her academic background in Marketit is commonly called) two years ago to ing Management and Cherisse is curbecome a Freelance Journalist, Cherisse rently working on establishing her own has since covered News, Business and media company – What’s Trending MeFeature-based assignments in St Maar- dia and Marketing Company. ten, Jamaica and Miami. She has also written on a myriad of topics for several

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Travels How Cuba Inspired Me to Write

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hen I first told people I was going to Cuba for a whole month I got mixed reactions: Over the course of a month, my cousin and I travelled from Havana to Santiago and everywhere else in between. Apart from where we From my friends who knew my were going to sleep, we did not have a fixed hot foot well "Oh wow, awe- plan; we left room for spontaneity on the trip.

some, take lots of pics!"

I've always had this deep desire to go to Cuba; it was always high on my bucket list. And it's not like I knew the history in full detail. I knew mojitos, classic cars, Hemingway, cigars, Castro and the movie Bad Boys ending in Guantanamo. But the desire to go remained strong.

So arriving in Havana in the dead of night, filled with excitement and a thrill of the unknown, it was exactly as I had read. Like stepping back in time; a time I only saw in movies or heard from my parents' stories. From the relaxed busyness of Havana to the serenity of Vinales, the charm of Cienfuegos, familiar home feeling in Trinidad and the heat of Santiago we felt welcomed by the locals. Heck, sometimes our brown coloured skin, fooled them into thinking we were locals too. I was even encouraged to speak my Spanish and not worry about my mistakes.

Over the years too, my friends tried encouraging me to write a blog so they could follow my travels around the world. I had no time for But I'll tell you what gave me that. I was too wrapped up with my hectic cortime to discover me. porate career jet setting on business trips. Plus, I thought if I had just uploaded a few photos The lack of available Wi-Fi in Cuba! Paying on Facebook, they would be pacified. US$10 an hour to use slow, unstable Wi-Fi in a few choice hotels or slightly cheaper internet Cuba changed all that though, without me cards from the phone company meant I had to even realizing it too. Cuba was my 46th coun- physically, emotionally and mentally put social try. It took that long for me to find my other media on hold till I got home. It was my first passion and a way to tie it into my love for "real" vacation ever...yes EVER! travel. I went to discover the country; I left to 13


And what did I want to write about? Casa life in Cuba. We chose to stay in a “Casa Particular� which is the Cuban equivalent of a bed and breakfast. They are cheaper than hotels and provide a more genuine insight into Cuban life.

some level of respect for their hard working workers and I admired that. Pampering on the cheap. Got our nails done in the middle of an old department store on some battered tables older than me in Cienfuegos, in some neon colours too that the local ladies encouraged us to get.

Oh the beaches! So stunning they were in CuElectricity going in Trinidad. I would someba, especially when the peso pizza guys would times hang out at the restaurant across from pass by and try to sell us pizza for a peso. the Casa where the waiters I befriended were happy to Bluetooth me popular Spanish songs Taking in the soul of Havana. The Malecon, a they loved while I practiced my Spanish with 7km sea boulevard along the historical parts them. Bluetooth! of the city, seemed like the soul of Havana. House cleaning on Saturdays. I would sit and Locals and tourists alike would all come out in watch how they washed their houses inside out the cool evening time to mingle, chat, picnic, on Saturdays - the one day they got unlimited play games, music and even dances; well spent water. They cleaned everything! quality time with loved ones. Salsa dancing for the first time. The family we stayed with in Havana gathered their friends and cousins and took us to their local salsa club; they were keen on teaching us how to dance and show us a good time away from the tourist joints.

Strolling along the cobbled stone streets of Trinidad. On my way to private salsa classes every evening I would wave to all who waved at me. From the old to the young, they all became familiar faces greeting me with their "Holas." Rahul Castro et al. Only tourists like me woke up early to track down a parade before ending up right back home to watch too.

Sipping mojitos in La Bodeguito del Medio. This famous bar in Old Havana, where American writer Ernest Hemingway supposedly Night time Carnival in Santiago. Wow between drank one too many had me pondering how the floats with skimpy salsa dancers in tradihe got his inspiration. tional costumes from the old time days, the grand nightly parades were fascinating to watch. It was so similar yet different from CarTobacco education. For the non smoker like nival back home. me, I was intrigued visiting tobacco houses in Vinales and watching the manual cigar making process with no photos allowed. There was

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I could go on and on, but as a human being, my one month there made me richer, at least I felt richer. The people taught me that. Maybe it's their Caribbean charm or Latino flair, but either way they made me one of theirs for the time I was there. We may have stayed with strangers, but we left Cuba with our own little Cuban family handpicked for each of the Casas we stayed at on the island. I've always said travel is my therapy and Cuba proved that. I was instantly fascinated and captivated by the country and its people, so much so I was ready to write about all my travels Rahul Castro et al. Only tourists like me woke up early to track down a parade before ending up right back home to watch too. Night time Carnival in Santiago. Wow between the floats with skimpy salsa dancers in traditional costumes from the old time days, the grand nightly parades were fascinating to watch. It was so similar yet different from Carnival back home. I could go on and on, but as a human being, my one month there made me richer, at least I felt richer. The people taught me that. Maybe it's their Caribbean charm or Latino flair, but either way they made me one of theirs for the time I was there. We may have stayed with strangers, but we left Cuba with our own little Cuban family handpicked for each of the Casas we stayed at on the island.

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By: Marissa Dookeran

'm Trini and I love to travel, it's my therapy! That would me if there ever was a Travellers’ Anonymous group somewhere. I've visited over 50 countries to date and lived in six over the years for school and work - Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Australia, Singapore, UK and France. After leaving a hectic corporate career and saying screw the cubicle, I focused on my other passion of travel and now travel writing. I currently have no fixed home, but make Trinidad home in between trips. In my spare time I do a lot of charity work, especially mentoring kids, encouraging them to learn and expand their minds through travel and history. 15


FOOD & DRINK Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust: 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 stick melted salted butter Filling: 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For crust: In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. For filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined. Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours. 16


Recipes From Culinary Artist Monique Cendrecourt Ciroc Coconut Glazed Ribs Ingredients 1 rack of pork spare ribs (2.2 lbs.)

Marinade 1 cup pineapple juice 1cup coconut water 1cup coconut milk 2 tbsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. chili powder

Ciroc Coconut Barbecue Sauce 1/2 cup Coconut water 1/3 cup Cîroc coconut ¼ tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. minced ginger ¼ cup ketchup ¾ tbsp. rice vinegar ½ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. soy sauce Salt & Pepper Directions:

Dry Seasoning: ¾ tbsp. brown sugar ½ tbsp. kosher salt ½ tbsp. ground black pepper ½ tbsp. garlic powder ½ tbsp. onion powder ½ tbsp. ground allspice ¼ tsp. chili powder

Glaze ½ cup coconut water 1/2 cup pineapple Juice 1 ½ tbsp. rice vinegar ¾ tbsp. brown sugar ¾ tbsp. butter

Mix all the ingredients of the marinade together. Trim the rack of pork spare ribs, put them with the marinade in a large Ziploc bag and marinate 2 hours. Mix all the ingredients of the dry seasoning together and keep them aside To make the glaze that you will use for basting the ribs, place the pineapple juice, coconut water, vinegar, sugar, butter, cream of Coconut, and pepper in a saucepan, bring to a boil until syrup consistency is reached (10 to 15 minutes), stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. After the 2 hours have passed, pat the ribs dry and rub them with the dry seasoning.

1 tsp. Cream of Coconut Salt & Pepper ½ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. soy sauce Salt & Pepper

Put ribs in a baking dish meat side up, cover them tightly with aluminum foil, cook in a preheated oven at 355°F for 1.5 hours. Remove from oven using a fork to separate at least one Bone making sure it is fork tender ready to be basted. Turning the ribs over, baste with the glaze and broil at 395°F for 5 minutes. Turn them again onto the meaty side baste and broil for 5 more minutes Side. Remove from oven and rest for 5-7 minutes

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Jerk Chicken Quesadillas with Mango Ranch Aioli Ingredients 

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, sliced 1/2 inch thick

3 tbsp. Diced Onion

1/2 Fresh Diced tomatoes

2 10 -inch flour tortillas

1/2 -cup pepper Jack, grated

2 green onions, finely sliced

Jerk Sauce 

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup Virgin Olive Oil

1tsp Minced Garlic

1 tsp. Liquid smoke

1/4 cup WalkersWood Jerk seasoning

1 tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet (Browning)

1/4 cup Orange Juice (no pulp)

Mango Ranch Aioli 

1 Firm Mango (Just Ripened) small dice

1cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. Honey

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1/2 tsp. dried dill weed

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. kosher salt

1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Fold in diced mango, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Now begin to prepare you Jerk Sauce

Sauté Garlic in olive oil until golden brown, drain and reserve oil. Combine Jerk Seasoning, Kitchen Bouquet, Worcestershire sauce and orange juice in a blender Drizzle in reserve garlic oil into blender slowly, while motor is running so that is emulsifies or comes together. Transfer to a Container hold to cool until further use.

Heat a pan and lightly coat it with oil. Once the oil is heated, sauté onions, season with salt and pepper and cook until onions are translucent. Add the chicken, cook until done. Toss in Jerk sauce and reduce heat until there is little liquid left in the pan it should be juicy but not a wet consistency. Turn flame off and add in the diced tomatoes.

Spoon the chicken mixture into a tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Fold into a Half Moon. Place in a 500 F degree oven and cook until the cheese is melted, and the tortilla is lightly golden. Cut into 4 pieces and take an enjoyable dip into your cooling Mango Ranch Aiol

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Root Mans Chili Ingredients 4 Medium Zucchini 2 Medium Onions 1 Sweet Pepper 1 can drained and washed Ackee 1/4 cup Olive Oil 4 Garlic Cloves 2 Cans Stewed Tomatoes 1 Cup Vegetable Stock 1 Can Pigeon Peas 1/4 Cup Minced Cilantro

Directions: In a Rondeau or deep small Stock Pot, sauté zucchini, onions and peppers in oil until tender. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, bay leaf and seasonings. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally fold in Ackee at the very end, being careful not to break into pieces, cover for another 10 minutes. Stir and taste, add sugar and salt if needed.

1/4 Cup Fresh Chopped Parsley 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cumin 1 bay leaf

Enjoy with Toasted Hard Dough Bread! ……………………………………………………………………............................................... Strip Rita 1 (12oz bottle) Red Stripe Beer 12oz Tequila 12oz limeade 6oz water Ice as Garnish 1 lime, cut into wedges

Pour Beer, Limeade, Tequila, and water into a pitcher stir until blended. Have prepared a chilled glass filled Ice. Pour Strip Rita over Ice, garnish with Lime Wedges.

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DRINK Cranberry-Spice Cocktail 

TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN

SERVINGS: MAKES 1 DRINK

Ingredients 

1 orange wedge

13 cranberries

Three 1-inch pieces crystallized ginger— 2 minced and 1 whole for garnish

2 ounces Aperol

1 ounce Lillet Blanc

Ice

4 ounces hard cider

4 dashes Cranberry-Anise Bitters or Peychaud's bitters

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedge with 10 of the cranberries and the minced ginger. Add the Aperol, Lillet Blanc, bitters and ice. Shake well. Double-strain the drink into an icefilled Collins glass and top off with the hard cider. Garnish with the 3 remaining cranberries and the slice of ginger skewered on a toothpick.

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Culture

MINING GOLD in the COLD INGRD GRIFFITH ONE WOMAN PLAY

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t’s a story that from the beginning days of building up "Industrialized America" until 2014, everyone can relate to in one way or another. From Mexicans to Cubans and the British and Irish to Africans and Indians alike; the journeys, stories and contributions of these peoples makes the United States to be the "MELTING POT" country that it is.

The one woman show, written and performed solely by INGRID GRIFFITHS depicts that of a 7-year old Guyanese girl and her families' journey to America this phenomenal illustration of growing up in a full family (consisting of a mother, father, sister, grandparents) environment, a God fearing, familiar and accepting community of her homeland, Guyana to achieving what seems to be what it seems to be "SOLD ON TV" American dream. Through her [INGRID GRIFFITHS] testimony of trials, triumphs, silent thoughts and loud tears along with her classical and professional theatrical training; the critically acclaimed and SOLD OUT show entitled DEMERARA GOLD --Jesus, Visas and mining your GOLD. The CEM family was honored to be in attendance for this phenomenon that is DEMERARA GOLD that invokes emotions of love, sadness, confusion, resilience, spirituality, identity and, memories of family togetherness, curry and roti, grandparents playing the role of parents and the growing pains of promiscuity verses exploring a new world, life, stage and YOU. 24


CEM caught up with the Guyanese writer, actress, cultural pioneer and self produced superwoman behind the scenes after one of her many sold out NYC performances of her hit production.

CEM: How has the arts changed your life as a Caribbean woman in AMERICA? INGRID GRIFFITH: The arts keep my eyes wide open. It allows me to keep seeing things from different perspectives. I believe it has made me less conservative in my perceptions of people and has helped me become more of the person I want to be in this world. My culture believes in a strict upbringing and as you will see in my play, my grandmothers in their own way, did all that they could to keep me as they would say, on the straight and narrow. When it comes to raising children, Guyana still has a strong British influence. My grandmothers and my parents were raised that way. And if I were a parent, I’d probably raise my children the same way. I appreciate and am grateful that I had that type of training... of course, more so now that I am an adult. But for me, living with less structure has real advantages. I am more tolerant, curious, nurturing and adventurous... and those are not bad things to be. Fewer chains mean more responsibility. And I’m willing to take more responsibility for my actions and live more fully.

CEM: If you had to choose between academics [vs] art, as an artist who is educated, which would be more withstanding and why? IG: Education is key. I kept hearing that over and over growing up in Guyana. I was stubborn. I didn’t like learning then as much as I like learning now. I think anyone, even an artist, should have a good education... self taught or otherwise. A good education gives one a better foundation to think for one’s self, make better decisions and have a more meaningful and empowering life.

CEM: What is the origin and synopsis of DEMERARA GOLD? IG: The origin of Demerara Gold is my experience growing up in Guyana with my grandmothers after my parents left for America when I was 7 years old. I remember feeling alone and missing them terribly. I remember wishing they’d come back or that I could go to America. My grandmothers tried to make a home for my sister and I, but five years was much too long to be without my parents. The story then shifts to me rejoining my parents in America as a teenager and experiencing the new culture and my new family.

CEM: What was the most nerve wrecking part of creating and performing your "one- woman" show? IG: Producing the play and developing an audience for the show. I’m not terribly social. I have five friends and we all have busy lives. We talk but we don’t see each other much. So I had to find a way to summon the social butterfly in me (which comes out occasionally) to come out and stay out. I had to spend time reaching out and informing people about this project. I was driven to write and share this story, and the only way people will know about it is if I publicize it. So, here I am doing it! At times, I wish I could just spend more time focusing on my characters and the rehearsal process. But it’s important to see all sides of the business.

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CEM: Your story is so interesting, if you can, give us the short version of your own personal career journey. IG: My first job was working as an Administrative Assistant at the New York Stock Exchange. It was a good paying first job. I had just graduated from college and wanted to leave Long Island and move to the city, which I did. I then started going on auditions for print and commercial work. Soon, I was taking acting classes and getting some acting parts. They weren’t enough to pay the bills, so I had to find a job that allowed me more flexibility. I became a freelance fitness professional, continued acting as much as I could and went back to school to earn a Master’s Degree. I completed the Creative Writing Master’s program, have written my one-woman show and am now performing it.

CEM: The vagina monologues, one of our favorite plays was a huge hit in which you have played several characters, which was your favorite and why? IG: My favorite character in the Vagina Monologues participated in a Vagina Workshop. I could imagine and related to what that woman felt as she underwent the process of discovering and loving her vagina. It seemed so true that one could be separated, alienated, be out of touch with one of their own body parts. I had a Victorian upbringing and can understand how one can easily begin to lose connection to a body part that is connected to sexuality. The reconnection was a brave and empowering act and that’s why I loved playing this part CEM: I want people to leave my show after seeing it, saying ___________? IG: I want people to leave my show feeling that they have seen something of their own story. I want them to feel that the language, characters and the world created are authentic. l want them to laugh to themselves when they think of moments in the play and to think about issues raised in the play and to be inspired.

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BEAUTY IN THE BACCHANAL.... C.E.M

featured interview with Event Planner and

host of her own brand “ARETIAN� - Natiera.

CEM- What's your age, nationality?

My real name is Natiera. No one notices but Areitan is my name spelled backwards. I thought it was cool lol. I am 21 years old. I'll be 22 in December. I am 5'4. I like to think I'm taller. I was born here in America but my family is from St. Vincent, St. Thomas and Trinidad. My mother was also born here but grandparents keep the culture around. You can't tell me I'm not Caribbean when Soca comes on.

CEM- What is the sexiest thing about you, in your opinion?

I feel the sexiest thing about me is my personality. Majority of the people I meet take to me and that's how I get and keep my jobs. I can mix and blend in with any type of crowd. One day I'm twerking and pelting then the next I'm talking with Rosario Dawson and Dakota Fanning.

CEM-What is the most attractive trait in a man [for you]? The most attractive trait on a man is his smile. I like perfect white straight teeth. You could be beautiful with your mouth shut but if you have to smile with your mouth closed we can't talk (lol).

CEM-You are in a relationship with a popular DJ ( L.Bully of 93.5 FM's ROAD INTERNATIONAL) what's a positive and negative of being in such a public relationship?

I have been with DJ L Bully for 1 year now and it has been one of the easiest relationships I've ever experienced. We are both in the same line if work so communication is better. His female fans don't bother me. He would have way more to worry about.

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CEM- You have such a distinctive look and style. How do you want other people to perceive your image?

I want everyone to view me as this cool versatile chick that's going to make sure they have a good time. I've heard that I'm “stush” and intimidating. I'm really the opposite. Some people don't know how to handle my confidence. I'm not afraid to work. I never go in doubting myself and it's read as me being cocky. I'm just positive I'll do a good job and positive they'd have a great time if they just come up and hang with me.

CEM- When I am not working I am ........................... When I'm not working I'm sleeping. In the last year my brand has grown so much and the jobs are coming from so many different branches. I try to snag every opportunity that I can. I don't have a lot of me time.

CEM- I feel my best when ...........................

I feel best when everything is taken care of at home and work. At work my customers have to be settled in and happy. At home bills have to be paid.

CEM- I handle negativity by …..........................

I've had to teach myself how to handle negativity especially in such a negatively viewed profession. If you asked my friends they would call me the hot head of the group. When I'm dealing with customers I try to have more patience because I have to drive the sale but it's opposite in the real world. If things are off balance in my life it shows on my face. It's still something I am working on. I feel that I am doing well though. I want to continue to expand my brand and I can't do that with a nasty attitude.

CEM- My favorite Caribbean meal is ______________ made by ______________

My favorite Caribbean meal is Curry Chicken and Buss Up. I could eat it everyday. My mother makes the best Curry Chicken and I get the Roti from a restaurant called Spring Gardens on Springfield Blvd. My grandmother makes amazing Roti but I don't get to see her often.

CEM- What do you want readers and party go-ers' lasting impression to be after an AREITAN party experience? I just want the readers to know that I care about them. If my job was only about the money I would have quit a long time ago. I know how special a birthday, promotion or even a break up could be. It's my job to make sure you remember that night forever. I am Areitan and I would love to be your party guide for the night.

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LADY GRACE 'QUEEN OF RADIO' FROM ARUBA

eing based in New York City – the ‘ultimate melting pot of the world’ whether it be in my younger personal life or my adult career in the Caribbean Entertainment “FITTING IN” culturally was/is always a challenge. I remember leaving the familiarity of Hillside Primary School, located down the road from my Passion Fruit Road residence located in or St. Peters, my home district of my excitingly quaint 37-square mile Island of Dutch Saint Maarten. Albeit, I was definitely the only “RED” girl with big curly hair in my class; one of the few in the school, however, with Dutch and English being spoken in the classroom, along with recreation time conversations in Papiamentu, Spanish and ‘St. Maarten’ English/ slang –culturally, I belonged. Cut to, going to P.S (Public School) 251 in Jamaica, Queens [New York] I was lost in the sauce amongst the heavy population of Black – American, Trinidadians and Guyanese students and into my Caribbean American entertainment field, between the powerhouses of IRIE JAM RADIO and the world renown VP RECORDS (also based in Queens, New York) have the scene pon a lock down by none other than the most popular and recognizable island around

As it comes to the perfect example of a pioneer who exudes immense strength and resilience, beauty, effortlessly demands respect; despite her opinions that ‘cyan done’ [for this likkle Dutch Antillean/Dominican media mogul in the making] is none other than the FIRST woman personality on radio in St. Maarten/Saint Martin. LADY GRACE BLIJDEN, originally from the ‘A’ island of the ABC sister Dutch islands to St. Maarten (ARUBA) she sets a standard, that although offered many women to follow her footsteps, no one to date has surpassed her incline and sustained success in over 20 years. True to the definition of her name, Grace is one of the few women in the world that moves with such class yet an aggression that is not to be tried; in a business full of men, at first, who weren’t welcoming to the idea of the ‘Queen of Radio’ coming to rightfully claim her position. As newly appointed editor-in-chief of CARIBBEAN ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE it was important to me to include such an unstoppable force and influence to not only my career, but, that of many others in the whole six-island Dutch Caribbean KINGDOM in my first contributing edition, so, without any further Aude, enjoy the history, trials and triumphs of the virtue GRACE at its best!

J-A-M-A-I-C-A.

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CEM: ARE YOU THE FIRST LADY OF RADIO in SXM?

WAS YOUR LEAST and WHY?

My 2 favorite interviews were actually with That’s easy! I'm actually the first female radio Maxi Priest back in the early 90's when he reannouncer on SXM to ever host my very own leased his album "Close to you". I hung out radio show 5 days a week. There was only one with him all day and he was the most down to radio station on the island back then, and earth artist I had ever interviewed up to that when I got here the entire on air staff consist- period. And the second person would have to ed only of male DJs. be Grammy winner Wycleff Jean; He is talented, versatile and funny guy. CEM: WHERE ARE YOU FROM ORIGINALLY AND ENDED UP LIVING? My least favorite without a doubt would be, Keysha Cole. From my experience with Her I'm originally from Aruba. Born, raised and Nasty, Bitchy attitude towards her fans and went to school there. [media] is why she can't sell records anymore. My daughter who resides in the Netherlands was also born in Aruba. I wanted to move to NY but someone convinced me to move to SXM instead and to this date, I have no regrets.

CEM: WHAT ULTIMATELY MADE THE MEN IN YOUR INDUSTRY RESPECT YOU? Respect, My mother [God bless her soul] used to say "Respect yourself and others will respect you"

CEM: HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED CEM: WHAT WAS THE "AH-HA" MOWITH RADIO? MENT WHEN YOU DECIDED TO I got involved in radio where some of my "BITE THE BULLET" and ask for a friends back then were radio jocks, and every JOB AS THE FIRST WOMAN DJ? so often I would visit them at the station to see how each one of them hosted their indi- I came to the radio station several times with vidual shows .For some reason after I sat be- the hopes of meeting the station manager and hind the microphone I felt that someday that asking him for a job, but he was hardly ever available . radio would be the next best thing for me.

When I finally did meet him and asked for the CEM: WHAT HAVE BEEN TWO OF YOUR FAVORITE INTERVIEWS WITH job. He was hesitant and it took months before they would call me to audition for the job. FAMED ARTISTS and WHY? WHICH 30


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CEM: WHAT OTHER PROFESSIONAL HATS DO YOU WEAR BESIDES A MUSIC PERSONALITY AND HOST?

tion NOT to fail. If you are a God fearing person like myself, then you need not fear anyone.

Well, I have a degree in F&B (Food and Beverage / Restaurant management) . I still dream of one day owning my restaurant. CEM: SXM OR ARUBA,? And Why? SXM all the way . My parents met each other here before moving to Aruba . My Dad was born in Curacao and my Mom was from Anguilla, my Grandmother (Father's mom) was also from SXM. My last name is Blijden so my roots are right here in St.Maarten BUT my DUSHI [sweet] Aruba will always be in my heart. CEM: GIVE US AN EXAMPLE OF A SITUATION THAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING ON YOUR COME UP Mmmmmm , most challenging situation? Too many to mention, Thank God I’ve overcome them all (pheww!!) CEM: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO WOMEN IN ANY BUSINESS GENRE IN A MALE DOMINATED FIELD TO OVERCOME THE PRESSURED ADVERSITY

CEM: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES TO SHARE WITH YOUR LISTENERS? "When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you ".

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Hair NATURAL HAIR CARE SPECIALIST

"

I feel JOY making a women feel beautiful thru my craft!" says CEO of LIVE N LOC. Natural hair care specialist, educator, product creator and stylist to the stars, Ernessa swears by MIZANI shampoos and conditioners & her own product line; LIVE N LOC twist gel (that CEM now swears by), gushes about working with fellow Rasta Barbie; reality star DUTCHESS OF BLACK INK. Known all over as the #DREDLOCBULLY.

Here is her STYLIST PICK for this issue.

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RASTA TWIST

Start by flat twisting the hair upwards

Rope twist all the way to the ends to help shape the style

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Lay the twist one on top of the each other to make the pinup looks full

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Fall Fashion The Perfect “Sole Mate� Leather Jackets and Boots

If

your style is anything like mine, Fall is all about the jacket, the jean, and the boot! Fall is the time that some people look forward to even more than summer because it's warm enough that you can still wear a cute little outfit, but cool enough to top the outfit with a sexy little leather jacket, a cute boot and even throw on a nice scarf.

Here are a few

looks! By: Briana Carr

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Pointy toe boot

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Fashion The Colour

PURPLE

Wearing Fall Hottest Colour‌

W

ithout a doubt, purple is one of the hottest colors for the fall season, and what better way to spice up your fall wardrobe than with this regal color.

Purple is vibrant from rich burgundies to deep plums, and can be mixed with anything this fall: jewel tones, whites, and even metallic. Purple was once used as accent pieces, but tin recent years they have been making waves on the runway. We are seeing purple in bigger and bolder pieces, and brighter and richer tones. Purple can be a match made in heaven if you do it right. So, how to wear Purple? Surprisingly

purple

is one of the easiest colors to wear, no matter your personality type or what your skin tone is. You can merge it with warm tones of red or cool tones of blue.

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or warm skin tone you can wear purple with orange

Dressing up PURPLE Pair dresses with sky high stilettos for a vampy look that’s utterly irresistible! 42


THE “LITTLE ORANGE DRESS

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ow to make a statement with orange and purple. These two colours together give depth and richness to

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PAIRING PURPLE

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ooler skin tones can pair purple with reds, mauves, and a wide variety of blues.

COLOUR BLOCKING If you are afraid, you can forego the colour blocking and use bright pops of purple in accents, accessories, or even your beauty routine, such as your makeup. Combine an all-purple outfit with tangerine accessories

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Purple denims

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eed to turn heads? Slip on purple

suede heels or boots

P

Makeup

urple is great for

makeup, especially on medium to dark skin tone; dark lipsticks, coloured eyeliners, and eye shadows will add a muchneeded colour pop to any

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The EYES 

Purple is one of the best colours to accent brown or hazel eyes.

Blend purple with blue or pink for a Smokey effect.

Sheer purple shadows definitely add some dimension and pop to your lids.

Try smudging a thin line of purple (lavenders and plum) all the way around your eyes and finishing with soft black mascara

CHEEKS Use iridescent purple powder for the cheeks

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ACCESSORIES COCKTAIL RINGS Adding a touch of plum hues can make a difference to an outfit. Cocktail rings are a great way to add some color.

Purple Statement Necklace

Team a simple dress with a semi-precious neckpiece in mauve

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For MEN Guys too can wear purple, so don’t shy away. Go for deeper shades of purple or

mauve for casual afternoon

out. For a formal occasion add a hint of purple in the form of a tie if wearing a black jacket.

Notch Lapel Blazer

P

urple

Woven Two Button Notch

Lapel

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MAKEUP

BEAUTY The Smokey Eye

The key to the perfect Smokey eye is proper blending.

Pair light base colors with rich dark colors. Nice mixes include: Soft gold base with deep purple on top, champagne base with bright blue and peach base with green hue. 50


FEATURED MAKE UP ARTIST TIA What island/s are you, your family associated with? I am Bajan American! What is your dream career goal? My ultimate dream is to own my FULL service Beauty Bar. What is your favourite island saying from your family/parents/environment? "GEEZ ON BREAD" & "WHAT D' ASS" Next year this time you see yourself doing what career wise. I will defiantly be working for myself as a celebrity requested MUA (Make up Artist) What is a major struggle in putting your brand out there as a MUA? That everyone is an MUA out here and you got to prove to everyone what you are made of, basically "Getting in where you fit in"

MONIQUE

Besides, MUA (if applicable in any way) what other business or recreational activities do you have going Believe it or not, I am a dancer! I love to dance and would love to open a dancing school for the lil ones. on?

“Tia Monique responds in her best and accurate Barbados ac-

Who are some people that you have worked with in the industry? Jewel Shannon Modeling agency and fellow Caribbean American "gyal" Top radio personality, Angela Yee from POWER 105.1 What is your favorite look to create? The Smokey eye look and Natural look. It brings the sexiness and natural beauty out of a woman.

In one word (or phrase), you look at your Where are two of your favorite places to work, you hear the compliments and you eat in NYC that is of a Spanish/west Indi- think what to yourself? "I have the magic TOUCH ... LOL" an cuisine? First place that comes to mind is FOOTPRINTS for their legendary RASTA PASTA [Brooklyn, New York]

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TIA MONIQUE -

Make up tips

CONTOURING

M

akeup Tips For All Face Shapes

TIPS FOR CONTOURING:

1. Always lightening your T-Zone area to give you that highlight look. 2. Darken under your cheeks to give you high cheek bones and darken your forehead to make your face smaller. 3. Lastly, blend away, until you achieve that glowing slim look.

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Editor’s Pick…...

11 Skincare products to

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The

List

Hyperpigmentation Corrector: Neutrogena

1

This product repair dark spots, with the help of retinol and vitamin C that eliminate discoloration.

Face Cleanser: Garnier This leaves skin feeling clean

2

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Beauty

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Murad One of the best at-home-peel. It improved texture and tone

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Cleansing Brush: Olay

This rotating cleansing system does wonders for the skin by removing oil and dull skin. The deep clean also helps skin drink up more of your moisturizer.

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Cleanser: Mary Kay This super-concentrated cleanser leaves skin fresher and softer, not tight and irritated.

Acne Treatment: Clearasil

Great for clearing up breakouts on the face, chest and back.

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Avon Anew Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum. This combo of peptides

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It gives superior broad-spectrum protection in an ultra light liquid formula that spreads easily over skin and absorbs quickly for a weightless feel. This new liquid form provides an even, non-shiny finish that works beautifully alone or under makeup and moisturizers.

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Skincare

An anti-aging and antiwrinkle cream which contain hyaluronic acid and retinol. It reduces fine lines and leaves fresh and soft skin

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Anti-wrinkle cream , that works well on the eyes!

Makeup Remover Towelettes: Cetaphil

Leave skin feeling fresh and clean - without drying out or disturbing skin's natural pH

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MR. VEGAS

FEATURED ARTISTE

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HE MAN OF THE HOUR, otherwise known as the climax of the night,

Clifford “Mr.

HOW YOU FEELING TONIGHT MR.VEGAS? Good, its crazy! 3 o’clock in the morning and people are just starting up. I love it, but that’s always the Brooklyn vibe, the New York vibe, you know?

Vegas” Smith (dressed uber casual in an Armani exchange Tee and semi-slack stonewash jeans) took over Brooklyn, New York. His perfor-

YOU WERE SINGING SOME GOOD SOCA

mance that night revealed many facets of his char-

CHUNES THERE AND WE KNOW YOU

acter. Of course we were familiar with his ‘ give it all

HAVE COLLABORATED TONS OF PEOPLE,

you got’ thunderclap and the women, positioning

WHO WAS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES?

themselves inches away to catch a 4-D experience of a sexy and mischievous yet playful gyration of

Oh, definitely ‘Dance with you’ with Machel Montano

‘turned up’ Vegas waiting to further mash up yet another stage for the night. You could also tell about his musical side as he paid tribute to fellow industry

YES! I WAS THINKING THAT IN MY HEAD!

legend BUJU BANTON sings his hits Driver and of

Yeah, we really tore it up for the carnival season

course REAL LOVE ( I wanna be loved not for who

that year

you think I am nor who you want me to be …REAL LOVE. To cross genre hits, especially Soca from fellow Caribbean artists Rupee, Destra Garcia and

OKAY, ONLY TALKING ABOUT YOU, THE

JW & Blaze. He also shows his unmediated kindness

MAN OF THE HOUR; WHAT IS YOUR FA-

to his fans, as he swats away a hand of a rude audi-

VORITE SONG FROM YOURSELF?

ence member as they lifted up a volunteer dancers shirt as she was ‘brukkin it down’. On his way out the door onto another performance, Editor- in- chief SharLisa Di Peterson, caught up quickly with the

(Without the slightest hesitation) ‘I am Blessed’ yeah, man. I think it’s one of those songs that I will be performing forever and anywhere I perform.

reggae phenomenon on where you can find him in NYC, his musical taste and advice for the industry’s newbies.

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Mr. Vegas EARLIER TODAY I INTERVIEWED AN UPCOMING ARTIST; VERSATILE, AND THOSE OF US WHO HAVE FOLOWED YOUR CAREER KNOWS THAT YOU RE NO STRANGER TO SUCCESS NOR ADVERISTY; (referring his earlier days where he was accused of

being a trouble maker because of his witty but rude lyrics and getting his to jaw wired for six-weeks after a studio altercation) WHAT ADVICE DO YOU GIVE HIM TO HAVE LONGESIVITY IN THIS BUSINESS? Be true to yourself and be true to the music. Make music that the people can enjoy, not just about you and your accomplishments or experiences but where people can relate to and party to.

RIGHT, NOW YOU FREQUENT NEW YORK CITY? Right. Of course.

WHAT IS YOR FAVORITE PLACE TO LIME? Anywhere in the city, BB Kings dem places. I don’ t like to be in a party and only one type of music playing. I like to feel a mixture.

Editor- in- chief SharLisa Di Peterson with Mr. Vegas

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All in the Family—EUTON BROTHERS

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ETWEEN E1 productions' FOUNDER AND CEO, Chet Euton drilling in to my impressionable yet, mature 15 year old mind the importance of "DO YOU" following with his brother, Caribbean renowned personality extraordinaire; Gary "GEE MONEY" Euton insisting "You can be as funny, or as charismatic as you want in 'REAL

LIFE' but, it’s a whole different story when that RED LIGHT comes on!", they had NO idea will never forget thinking what somebody would have to have and, how would they go about tuning that skill into a PERSONALITY career. Since then, the EUTON BROTHERS not only changed my cultural mind set but my professional intentions. After the initial meeting of Mama Euton, native of FRENCH ST. MARTIN and Papa Euton, originally born in CURACAO and raised in the neighboring island of ARUBA; the different yet, dynamic brotherly duo, along-side their older sister, Liesa, were raised in a tight knit household with born and bred by the streets of West Brighton projects in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Although, their swag screams of an EMPIRE STATE OF MIND, their parents made sure from young they had the best of both worlds, the busy hustle and bustle of the BIG APPLE and the paradise that is the Dutch Caribbean kingdom, Lisa, Gary and Chet spent most summers and all school vacations between Aruba and St. Maarten/St. Martin as most of [WE] CaribbeanAmerican ISLANDERS do.

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“It wasn’t a matter of them accepting me, it was more me learning how to adjust” he describes on how it was for a usual highly critiquing St. Maarten/St. Martin listening audience taking to his New York personality and presence. Although, Gary Eutons’ accent, attitude and confidence wreaks of a BIG APPLE upbringing, it was the laid-back pace of the whimsical 37-square mile island that had took him aback. He continues “Like, say you have a meeting at 4pm in New York, you can believe that meeting is starting at 4pm, in St. Maarten/ St. Maarten you can expect people to come strolling in about quarter to 5 o’clock” he chuckles; as he is reminded about his early days as laser 101’s GEE MONEY. However, anything was better than getting up hours earlier than need be, taking and getting bumped around in filthy subway train stations, tedious deadline and tortious cold weather and hand to mouth living that engulfs a TYPICAL New Yorkers’ 24/7 life. “And plus, my mom always wanted us to come HOME” not only did he come ‘HOME’, GEE became the see, touch, hear, feel version of Seth Godin’s best seller PURPLE COW (one who personalizes a general career to ones unique self and thus - becomes a successful brand that stands out) and to this day still keeps the blueprint that is replicated by some and keeps many audiences intrigued not just throughout, the Caribbean but, worldwide.

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LADIES LOVE COOL ….. CHET is one popular phrase that precisely describes this Euton brother. “My best Caribbean island

used to be Trinidad because of the culture, the food and of course – THE WOMEN, but these days because of some good fellow [personality] friends and business endeavors, its Curacao. Why? The culture, the food and THE WOMEN.” When you hear the following titles of “CEO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER” no one would ever pick CHET EUTON out of a line up to fill to be ‘THAT’ person. From the countless amount of synergized tattoos (where every intricate detail pops out against his Mulatto complexion) to his eclectic and inviting personality. However, he is ‘THAT’ man. From age 14, he had been well versed in the neighborhoods and streets of Aruba, Staten Island, St. Martin and another place you would probably never expected (which seems to be the reoccurring theme when it comes to CHET) “I had a lot of family and friends living in Brooklyn, it’s not only one place for a good time, EVERY PLACE is a good time. Maybe it’s not surprising that CHET spent his non – St. Martin summers in the mecca of West Indian diaspora in the U.S. #BROOKLYN. From his experience of It up with the likes of P.Diddy on a 24- hour champagne NYC party scene or a ‘Condi sour’ of ST. MARTIN (FRENCH WEST INDIES) beaches and local bars -- which happens to be the socialites’ side of preference; there is no one better to head a multi-media entertainment production company (E1 PRODUCTIONS) than Mr. Euton.

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EUTON BROTHERS Chet isn’t the only one who likes to have a good time. Gee is a selfproclaimed king of his castle that loves to spend time with his parents and two daughters at home (unlike his Brooklynroad runner, St. Maarten/ St. Martin scene starter brother) he is a known party guide to the stars. Aside from long- time family friend and lover of the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, comedian and actor BILL BELAMY and his family and Gee

Trini-Canadian ex- NBA Baller of the TORONTO RAPTORS, JAMMAL MAGLOIRE are definitely a part of the MONEY CLIQUE. “He [Jammal Magloire] wouldn’t miss carnival. Every year he

was here, that he wasn’t a part of the playoffs…” his speech pauses and lets

out an unexpected laugh “… actually there was a time when he was here during playoffs, he had gotten injured … Everyone was like aren’t you sup-

posed to be playing a game right now?” Mr. MONEY abruptly cuts off this amusing story to say “Oh, and I cannot forget my girl Tichina Arnold, you can see her on EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS as Chris Rock’s Mother” Of course we know PAAAAMMM! (Gina’s best friend in hit TV show MARTIN) as his list goes on.

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ENTERTAINMENT—”Pon Da Scene”

DJ STRECH – MR. CRUMP “THE NERD” – DJ L.BULLY

ROAD INTERNATIONAL SOUND SYSTEM

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”Pon Da Scene”

MR VEGAS PERFORMING WITH THE AMAZING AND LYRICAL LATTY J AT GRACE PRESENTS: JERK FEST, THE NEW YORK CITY EDITION

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”Pon Da Scene”

RAGGASHANTI OF 93.5 FM IRIE JAM RADIO AT GRACE JERK FESTIVAL

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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR MAXI PRIEST AND HIS BAND SHUTS DOWN THE SHOW ROY WILKINS PARK – QUEENS,

NEW YORK SUMMER 2014

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“Pon Da Scene”

NOT JUST STUNNING BUT INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON AND 2014 WINNER OF THE VOICE, TESSANNE

CHIN, GRACED HER PRESENCE AND TALENT COMPLIMENTS OF IRIE JAM RADIO 93.5 FM AT ORACABESSA FESTIVAL BREAKING US INTO THE SUMMER IN NEW YORK CITY

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EDITOR IN CHIEF, SHARLISA

DI PETERSON AS “STARLISA” WITH THE C.A.B – CARIBBEAN AMERICAN BUZZ WITH DANCEHALL STAR AND NOW, DESIGNER, KONSHENS AT IRIE JAM RADIO AND BOBBY CLARKE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS; ORACABESSA FESTIVAL

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Caribbean Events Calendar October — November 2014

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

BAHAMAS

OCTOBER

Conch Festival – OCTOBER 13th

Antigua National Warri Festival

Every October this festival celebrates the Warri board, Antigua’s National board game which originated from the west coast of Africa.

International Culture Festival – October 18 19 Bahamas National Trust Wine and Art Festival – October 25

NOVEMBER 

Antigua & Barbuda's Independence Day— November 1st

Moods of Pan (MOP) – November 30th – December 1st

Bermuda Gold Cup - Yacht Race – October 26

PGA Grand Slam of Golf - OCTOBER 14 - 15

The annual three-day steel pan festival held each November hosted by the Gemonites Steel Orchestra.

King Edward VII Golf Cup – 0CTOBER 21-26

Bermuda Culinary Arts Festival – OCTOBER

Four days in October, locals, tourists, and culinary experts alike gather on Bermuda for the best of Bermuda fare, international delicacies, and more.

Bermuda Remembrance Day Ceremony (November 11, 2014)

On Bermuda Remembrance Day, a Parade is held and wreaths are laid to pay tribute to the World War heroes who fought for Bermuda.

World Rugby Classic in Bermuda (November)

BELIZE

Bermuda

Battle of the Drums – NOVEMBER 22

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BONAIRE

BARBADOS

Bonaire International Sailing Regatta October 5th – 11th 2014

National Dinghy Championships (3) 2014 – OCTOBER 5

Barbados Masters Int'l Swim Meet & Open Water Festival 2014 – OCTBER 29TH

Barbados Museum's ICOM Heritage Tour 2014 – OCOBER 30TH

Annual Pro-Am Regatta – OCTOBER

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2014 – NOVEMBER 1ST

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

B.V.I

Independence Lighting Ceremony & Bajan Folk Brew 2014 – NOVEMBER 1ST

Festival Presidente de Música Latina – OCTOBER 3 - 5

ST. LUCIA

Barbados Food & Wine & Rum Festival – NOVEMBER 20 -23rd

Feast of La Marguerite – OCTOBER

Billfish Tournament – OCTOBER 10

International Creole Day – OCTOBER 26

St. Lucia Food and Rum Festival - Food lovers, rum connoisseurs, chefs and other gourmands will gather in St. Lucia on the last weekend of October for the St. Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which will feature lectures, cooking demonstrations, dinners, and a Rum Pavilion offering tastings of more than 40 rums from across the Caribbean

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Entertainment JAMAICA

DOMINICA

OCTOBER

World Creole Music Festival, Dominica – October 24th – 26th

MEXICO

Port Antonio International Fishing Tournament

National Heroes Day

National Mento Yard Cultural Show

World Championship Dominoes

Ocktoberfest, Jamaica

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am 2014 – OCTOBER 29TH – NOVEMBER 2ND

OCTOBER 

8 Anniversary of the Statehood of Quintana Roo

NOVEMBER

9

JCDC Visual Arts Showcase

12 Columbus Day

31 Halloween

Restaurant Week –Various restaurants in Kingston and Montego Bay offer reduced prices, showcasing the range of cuisine available in Jamaica.

Fisherman's Day

NOVEMBER Caribbean Culture Festival 

MONTSERRAT November

Caribbean Heritage Fest

St. Elizabeth Homecoming Week

Jamerican Film and Music Festival

Montserrat Fishing Tournament

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Caribbean Upcoming Events

PUERTO RICO

TRININDAD & TOBAGO OCTOBER

OCTOBER 

De Norte A Sur, Gastronomy Festival 2

CONCERT - Thirty Seconds To Mars 3

La Raza Day (Columbus Day)– October 12th - 12

4 – 5 Stingray Annual October Classic (swimming) at Marlins Swimming Pool, Westmoorings-

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12 Chinese Arrival Day

19 Tobago Blue Food Festival

23 Divali (Diwali)

Chaguanas Borough Days

CONCERT: Austin Mahone Live - 19

Puerto Rico Tango Festival – 22nd

West Beer Fest - 25th

NOVEMBER

Al Fresco Music Culinary Show – 31st

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11 Rememberance Day

18 San Fernando Day

NOVEMBER

Hosay Festival

Festival of Puerto Rican Music San Juan. An annual classical and folk music festival, one of its highlights is a cuatroplaying contest. (A cuatro is a guitarlike instrument with 10 strings.)

TURK AND CAICOS

U.S.V.I OCTOBER 

Harvest Moon Race

Screen on the Green - 19

NOVEMBER 

D. Hamilton Jackson/Liberty Day Holiday 1 Jazz in the Park - 1

OCTOBER

13 National Heritage Day – October 13th

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Miss TCI Gospel Pageant

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HOROSCOPE heart and your career. Do not sign anything that binds you into any long term contracts in both subjects.

CANCER – Whatever you are single or coupled up, prepare for ANYTHING in the love department for the fall season, if there is a problem, be apart of the solution although the results, may take their sweet ol’ time to come to fruition.

ARIES – Getting deeper in your spiritual relationship is number one on your Fall checklist. Dive into yourself and keep all lines of communication open. Wellness and exercise will pay off as well. Mind, body and soul.

TAURUS – PEACE – is the key theme of the next two months. Ever thought about working for yourself? Write and start your planning from A to Z; make this your focus because everything else – the love department is GREAT.

LEO – Take the time to strategically plan all finances. In the search of ‘MR. & MRS. RIGHT’ or in the transition of making ‘MR & MRS RIGHT NOW’ that ONE, consider one thing only – YOUR HAPPINESS. Bottom line. This season make sure you take advantage of the outdoors.

VIRGO – Come to terms early that this isn’t the season for love, Virgo. Your career, no matter what the income is saying, is all about the experience; so do your best and the results will pay off!

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LIBRA – Dear Libra, these next two months, you need to remember two important words; EMBRACE CHANGE! Monitor and evaluate all personal relationships with significant others, to friends and family across the world.

SCORPIO – In every situation, give it a second, third and if need be fifth thought. And once you have made up your mind, do not let outside sources change your mind. Take your time, you got this!

SAGITTARIUS – You need to practice being very attentive to all subjects in your life starting with – YOU. With all the luck and hopes that the stars are throwing your way, in every way. From stability in your love life to exciting new job opportunities. You are a fire sign, that craves action, noting invokes that more than a change of scenery

CAPRICORN – Remember in grammar school when we learned to pay attention to context clues. Ding, ding, ding! This is your main goal and life skill to hone. Once you do that work and personal life will appear more harmonious once you start to see the warnings and the blessings.

AQUARIUS – Although, there is an unpredictable theme around the fall season for you, Aquarius. The more you hold your head, the more the unpredictable results will be in your favor. No matter what comes don’t be quick to dot your “i” (s) and cross your “t” (s)

PISCES – Love is in the air for you, sweet Pisces, in every way. Your lover, your friends and your family will support your decision and sing your praises so anything you strongly desire, go for it! The world is your oyster, so eat it all up! 91


JESUS IS CALLING ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENSE BY SARAH YOUNG

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HIS IS A TIME OF ABUNDANCE

in your life. Your cup runneth

over with blessings. After plodding uphill for many weeks, you are now traipsing through lush meadows drenched in warm sunshine. I want you to enjoy the full this time of ease and refreshment. I delight in providing it for you.

Sometimes my children, hesitate to receive My good gifts with open hands. Feelings of false guilt creep in, telling them they don’t deserve to be so richly blessed. This is nonsense – thinking because no one deserves anything from Me. My kingdom is not about earning and deserving, it’s about believing a receiving. When a child of mine balks at accepting my gifts, I am deeply grieved. When you receive my abundant blessings with a grateful heart, I rejoice. My pleasure in giving and your pleasure receiving flow together in joyous harmony.

PSLAMS 23:5 – JOHN 3:16 – LUKE 11:9 – ROMANS “8:32”

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CEM:October/November 2014  

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