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Meet: Amie Kolleh Joofthe Hotshots Multimedia model of the month

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Watching America from the outside. MIKE BROWN SHOOTING

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Miss Keeleigh Griffith is crowned the FIRST MISS CARIBBEAN UK

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Miss Keeleigh Griffith is crowned the FIRST MISS CARIBBEAN UK

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05. CONTRIBUTORS 06. MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR’s 08. COVER PAGE FEATURE KEELEIGH GRIFFITH 32. LIVING Health Food Drink Spirituality Travel Wellness Home / Properties Abroad Love & Relationships True life stories

62. FLAIR Style Fashion Beauty Hair Grooming Shopping 68. PLEASURE Jokes Fun & games Horoscopes Competitions

40. ACHIEVE Celebrating achievements Professional services Finances 44. CULTURE Art Music Literature Politics Entertainment Events Youth Books Television / Film Technology KEELEIGH GRIFFITH Miss Caribbean UK 2014

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Contributors

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Karlton Chambers

Kieran Etoria-King

PANACHE OCCASIONS LTD Publishers of

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T: 07946088553 E: info@panacheoccasions.com W: www.panacheoccasions.com A big thank you for the help and support provided by the contributors of this edition. “Our philosophy as an ethical magazine, is never to print anything in regards to the BME population that can be seen as demeaning or negative, but to promote the positive contributions and achievements that members of the BME population have made and are making to positively impact and shape the society in which we live.”

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Maureen Smith

Panache E-Magazine’s readership has increased dramatically since it was launched in January 2012. We have recently won the Afro Model Award for Best Fashion Magazine and also the 2014 EBR Award for PR & Marketing. We are obviously extremely pleased with the remarkable growth and would like to share our happiness by offering new customers, the opportunity to advertise in Panache E-Magazine at unbeatable rates! Contact us at info@panacheoccasions.com to find out more.

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Dear Readers,

Clayton Brown

We are especially proud of this month’s edition of Panache E-Magazine., because along with all of our usual fabulous, interesting and informative features we have the enormous pleasure in featuring the crowning of the very first Miss Caribbean UK Queen. Clayton & Jacqui Brown, the organisers of the Miss Caribbean UK pageant had this to say about the reasons behind the concept. “We wanted the Miss Caribbean UK beauty pageant to provide a platform for the UK’s Caribbean ladies to demonstrate and display their beauty and intellect to the Caribbean community and the World. The pageant was created to inspire by example; those who feel disadvantaged and to empower them by showing them that, beauty is more than outward appearance. 6 DECEMBER 2014 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

Jacqui Brown

The nature of Miss Caribbean UK is ‘all-inclusive’; and it is our intention to include all Caribbean countries if possible. Our intention is to ensure that this event is put “on the map” correctly and includes the whole Caribbean community, both here in the UK and in the diaspora. This is more than just a pageant to us, it is a means to unite around a common cause. We recognised that although some of the Caribbean countries currently organise their own individual countries’ pageant, e.g. Miss Jamaica UK; Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK; Miss St Lucia and Miss Guyana UK, there was no “finale” to showcase the ultimate Caribbean UK beauty, such as the “Miss World” contest.


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We hoped that The Miss Caribbean UK Pageant 2014 would act as a vehicle for the people of Caribbean and the Diaspora to unite around a common purpose; which was; to choose their Queen to represent them to the World. However, through this unity, we hope a message will be enveloped, which will be to raise awareness of not only the beauty and vibrancy of the peoples and the region, but also to highlight issues that are affecting the aforementioned community and try to affect positive change to those issues.

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To this end we were delighted to present the “Miss Caribbean UK 2014.“ pageant We have learned a massive amount from the experience and are eagerly looking forward to MCUK 2105, when we will have the opportunity to use what we have learned to improve on what is, as we have been told, already a fantastic production.” Please enjoy the pictures and feature on pages………………. The editor

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Miss Keeleigh Griffith is crowned the FIRST MISS CARIBBEAN UK Photography by: Karlton Chambers of Hotshots Multimedia

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iss Keeleigh Griffith, 27 representing Barbados stole the show which was staged at The Tabernacle Notting Hill on 30th November 2014.

1st Runner up – Miss Kimhia Toussaint, 21 Representing St Lucia 2nd Runner up – Miss Ayesha Williams, 21 representing Jamaica Other winners • Miss Website Queen - Ayesha Williams • Miss Personality - Jamilah Faucher • Miss Elegance - Rheanne Kimberley Murray • Miss Swimwear – Kimhia Toussaint Clayton and Jacqui Brown, Organisers of Miss Caribbean UK along with Multi award winning choreographer; Reuben P Joseph, would like to thank all our patrons, supporters and sponsors for their contribution in making the first Miss Caribbean UK pageant the fabulous success that it proved to be. The words of congratulations from well-wishers have been overwhelming and we feel truly blessed. Setting up Miss Caribbean UK had been a dream of ours for nearly four years, as such; experiencing the reality of our dreams has been motivating! We wanted to make the Miss Caribbean UK pageant the final showpiece for all the Caribbean beauty pageants to present their Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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Miss Caribbean UK 2014 From left to right: 2nd Runner - Up Ayesha Williams Winner Keeleigh Griffith 1st Runner Up - Kimhia Toussaint

pageant winners, and as such we knew we had to present an event which they would be proud to be associated with and which showed the potential to be worthy of them.

Endorsements Livingston Gilchrist I CARE... that’s why I SHARE! I had the pleasure & privilege of Presenting the inaugural Miss Caribbean UK Beauty Pageant yesterday. The calibre of MCUK contestants was of the highest order. Intelligence, beauty and poise made judging this competition rather difficult for the judges but their final decision was spot-on. CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Keeleigh Griffith and WELL DONE to ALL participants, performers and the Panache Occasions team. JB, CB, RPJ... you guys are AWESOME! LG Tony Urbansmash Andrews Thank you for organising such a positive event. I can’t imagine the challenges & stresses you faced, and yet it was an overall rousing success. Derrick Jacqui, Congratulations on a fantastic event, to you, Clayton and the entire team. To say how amazing the event was and how it exceeded everyone’s expectations would be an euphemism. It was simply beautiful and classy. As I know you are resting(indeed deserved), I just wanted to congratulate you. Don’t be a stranger and let’s keep talking. 10 DECEMBER 2014 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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We have learned a massive amount from the experience and are eagerly looking forward to MCUK 2105, when we will have the opportunity to use what we have learned to improve on what is, as we have been told, already a fantastic production.


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Once again, we would like to thank everyone who put their energies into making Miss Caribbean UK 2014 a fabulous success! Coral Conciousleee On Sunday 30th November 2014, the first Miss Caribbean UK was held at The Tabernacle, West London. Like most of us, I have never really regarded beauty pageants as anything serious - surely it was just some pretty smiling girls walking down a catwalk right? WRONG!! Sunday was a culmination of months of phone call, letters, emails, preparation, rehearsals, castings, routines, choreography, sponsors and, of course, the pretty smiling girls. For me it was a whole learning experience of just what it takes to host such an event from start to finish. Planning was easy enough, but then came the inclusion of other individuals to make sure the plans came to fruition. My first salutation goes to Reuben P Joseph, award-winning choreographer whose range, creativity and vivid imagination spawned the most colourful and inspiring show I have ever seen. I saw him in rehearsals and each week, I was completely blown away by his tenacity, attention to detail and his patience when

Miss Caribbean UK 2014 dealing with the contestants and models. Jacqui Brown and Clayton Brown taught me how to conduct each word and action with dignity, graciousness and elegance. My respect for them is not just in word, together they are a formidable force in the Events world. Through this event, I have made new contacts and friends, the suits, dresses, costumes and swimsuits provided by the sponsors for the event were of the highest standard and style, everything exuded glamour and class. In conclusion Miss Caribbean UK was not just about pretty smiling girls, it was about realising the different talents, skills and abilities, making those qualities shine in an awe-inspiring show which had me gasping at the sheer brilliance of it all. About those pretty smiling girls....they too have aspirations and dreams which they want to realise in the coming years and I believe Sunday they were given a platform to lay that foundation. Keeleigh I congratulate you on encapsulating all our time, effort, skills and abilities, by walking down that aisle like the queen that you are! Roll on next year...... THE DREAM TEAM

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Keeleigh Griffith with escort Chris Ellis

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interviewes the winner of the first ever Miss Caribbean UK beauty pageant;

Keeleigh Griffith What is your name? Keeleigh Griffith. Where were you born? North London. What is your family connection to the Caribbean? My grandparents are Barbadians. Have you ever visited Barbados? Many times. What are your views of the island? Beautiful! I’ve been going there with my grandparents since I was three years old and love the island. Are you working or studying at the moment? I work as an Administration Officer at a university and am also taking a degree course in International Business Management.

Miss Caribbean UK 2014 What does your family think about you winning the pageant? My family are so proud of me. My Mum is over the moon and my Granddad is overjoyed. I am very close to my Granddad so to see his face on the night made me glad that I had entered the competition. He hasn’t stopped smiling. Who accompanied you to the pageant? My Mum and my Granddad. Do you intend to enter future pageants? After doing this pageant, I don’t see why not. I didn’t think that I would be able to do it and now that I know what it is all about, I would love the opportunity to do it again. What are your three main ambitions for the next few years? I would like to set up a community organisation to provide training opportunities to youngsters to help them gain employment. I would also like to provide a place for young people to go where they won’t be harassed and can be safe. Another ambition of mine is to one day own a successful business in Barbados.

What prompted you to enter the Miss Caribbean UK 2014 pageant? I am proud of my heritage and culture so the competition appealed to me. I am also at a stage in my life where I believe in myself and as this was the first ever Miss Caribbean UK thought why not just do it.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life to date? My Mum and my grandparents. They have made me the person that I am today by guiding and helping me to understand that I need to be confident, knowledgeable, dedicated, driven and ambitious in order to get on and be successful in my life. They taught me that there is nothing that I cannot do once I put my mind and heart to it.

Was this your first beauty pageant? Yes, it was. I have watched them on TV but have never, ever entered one before.

Have you any advice for other young people who have dreams? I would say don’t stop until you get there.

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artistic individual. And last but not least, I would like to thank and praise Jacqui and Clayton Brown, the organisers, for pulling off such a spectacular event that gave young Caribbean women a platform to help us boost Is there anything else you would like to say our confidence. about Miss Caribbean UK 2014? I would like to thank Mr AgyeFrance for the Do you have a final word for the benefit of beautiful evening dress – an amazing creation! readers? I would also like to thank the choreographer, I would simply say follow your dreams. Mr Reuben P Joseph, who is a unique and

Photography by: Karlton Chambers of Hotshots Multimedia

Never, ever, ever, ever give up. Any young person who wants to follow their dreams shouldn’t let anyone get in their way, try to put them down or discourage them.

Keeleigh Griffith

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“Flag De Beautie� Carnival Showcase

Ayesha Williams

Rheanne Kimberley Murray

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Carla Mark Thompson

Charlene Modeste

Carnival costumes sponsored by Maria Joseph of Wassiville

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Jamilah Faucher

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MCUK Swimwear Sponsor

Established in the UK in 2009, Georgina Williams and Natasha West have created a couture swimwear line to die for. OoooMGH Designs introduce a range of haute couture designs for men and woman between 16-45 and size 6-18 but their collection does not stop there as they also produce a sports collection called “GOSHyy� that consists of GOSHyy SnapBack and Woolly hats, and T-Shirts for men, woman & children. T: 0800 0016 692 W: http://www.omghdesigns.co.uk/ E: hello@omghdesigns.co.uk

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Ladies Swimwear costumes sponsored by: Georgiana Williams of OMG designs Mens Swimwear sponsored by Cafix

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“Sunseakers” Swimwear Showcase

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“Diamonds are Forever” Eveningwear Showcase

Ayesha Williams

Carla Mark Thompson

Rheanne Kimberley Murray

Charlene Modeste

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Evening Dresses sponsored by Mr Francis Agyapong of AgyeFrance

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“Diamonds are Forever” Eveningwear Showcase with escort

Ayesha Williams escorted by Laxan Sivan

Carla Mark Thompson escorted by: Teedum Nkgee,

Rheanne Kimberley Murray escorted by: Ian Mwangi

Charlene Modeste escorted by: Samuel A Yeboah

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Evening Dresses sponsored by Mr Francis Agyapong of AgyeFrance, Menswear suits sponsored by Kwame Koranteng

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Kimhia Toussaint escorted by: Kelly Kenubia

Jamilah Faucher escorted by: Samuel A Yeboah

Keeleigh Griffith escorted by: Chris Ellis

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MCUK Eveningwear Sponsor


Cover Page Feature Credits are as follows: EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Jacqui Brown Clayton Brown CHOREOGRAPHER / ART DIRECTOR Reuben P Joseph IN ASSOCIATION WITH The Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre Carnival Village The Tabernacle, Notting Hill CONTESTANTS Aneeka Williams Ayesha Williams Carla Mark Thompson Charlene Modeste Jamilah Faucher Keeleigh Griffith Kimhia Toussaint Rheanne Kimberley Murray MALE MODELS Chris Ellis Ian Mwangi Kelly Kenubia Laxan Sivan Leo Henry Samuel A Yeboah Teedum Nkgee PRESENTER W.Livingston Gilchrist ADJUDICATOR & JUDGES Ansel Wong - Adjudicator Dona Phillip-Forde - Adjudicator’s Assist Vas Blackwood Perri Shakes-Drayton Everton Counsell Kwame Koranteng Maureen Smith ENTERTAINMENT Myself Dance UK Asha-i Phase 5 steel band OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Karlton Chambers of Hotshots Multimedia PUBLIC RELATIONS Deco Living Media Ltd

SPONSORS / SUPPORTERS • Mr Francis Agyapong of AygeFrance Designs – Eveningwear sponsor • Georgiana Williams of OMG Designs – Swimwear sponsor • Maria Joseph of WASSIVILLE – Carnival costumes sponsor • Karlton Chambers of Hotshots Multimedia – photography & videography sponsor • Judith Richards of Blush Temples Flowers – Florists sponsor • Maureen Smith of Tropical Connections – Tiara & sash sponsor • Desiree of Style Essence – Image consultancy sponsor • Sophie Bissett of Flori Roberts - Makeup sponsor • Kwame Koranteng Bespoke Tailor – Male eveningwear sponsor • Arif Ali of Hansib Books – Caribbean books sponsor • Marvia Borrell of Black River Chocolates Chocolate hamper sponsor • Laban Roomes of Goldgenie - 24 carat gold plated Rose sponsor • Donella Herbert - Hair stylist • Felichia Benjamine - Throne Chair sponsor • Peridot Trading Limited - Sponsor • Winter Palace Vodka - sponsor • LycaMobile - sponsor • Ace Catering - sponsor • Erron Eckenwar -Power and Glory radio – Media sponsor / supporter • Socavision – Media sponsor • Chante Media Filming – Media sponsor • Radio RJR – Media Sponsor • The Klub International – Media Sponsor • WWWPR – Media sponsor • Coral J Reid - supporter • Christine Simpson - Driver / supporter • BJ Productions – supporter • Uthara Print – supporter • Carivog – Supporter • Novalux – supporter

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Presenter: W. Livingston Gilchrist

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Entertainers: PHASE 5 steelband Photography by: Joseph Young of Trinisinlondon.com

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From left to right: Miss Guyana - 1st Runner-Up - Zena Bland Miss Globe 3rd runner-up - Tania Linton MCUK - 2nd Runner - Up Ayesha Williams Eveningwear sponsor - Mr Francis Agyapong Swimwear sponsor - Georgiana Williams MCUK - Winner Keeleigh Griffith MCUK - 1st Runner Up - Kimhia Toussaint Miss Congo - Joice Etutu Miss Jamaica - Cherelle Rose Patterson

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A Christmas message from Panache Occasions Ltd publishers of Panache E-Magazine

We would like to wish our families, friends, our valued readers and our talented contributors Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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s an Englishman, I feel a strange mix of smug superiority, pitiful sadness and frothing frustration when viewing current events in America. Specifically, anything to do with their gun culture sets all three reactions in equal motion. Every other week I find myself kissing my teeth in exasperation at another mass shooting, while sitting comfortably in a country that has seen a handful in decades. And in the weeks in between I shake my head in disgust at the conveyor belt of killings by police, knowing that the UK has had just 16 in the 20 years I’ve been on Earth. I barely had time to form an informed opinion on the acquittal of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Mike Brown in Ferguson, before a 12-year-old black boy was shot dead in Detroit while carrying a BB gun.

As a young black male, it’s impossible to ignore the pangs of empathy – of that could be me or someone I know - even from halfway around the world. These issues – and individual incidents – are all very emotive, and very complicated, to the point that like all emotive and complicated issues, they become shouting matches. The racial politics will be talked to death, and I’m far from the social genius who will provide the answer, so I’m not going to try. But I found that when reading the transcript of Wilson’s account of the Mike Brown incident, even taking his version of events as the truth, I couldn’t see any way that he didn’t escalate the situation beyond what was necessary. To give you the TL;DR version, Wilson claims that Brown, who was much larger than him, punched him repeatedly through the open window of his police car, and blocked him from getting out. Outsized and overpowered, he drew his gun, only for Brown to put his hands on it, prompting a wrestling match that resulted in two errant shots being fired from inside the car. Brown supposedly backed off, then charged at Wilson like a “demon” when he got out of the car. Wilson says he didn’t count how Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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many shots he fired or how many hit their target, but in the end the teenager was dead. The main part of that I take issue with is, and forgive for me not being used to driving around with a deadly weapon, that if I was sat at the wheel of a car and the person attacking me was outside that car, the first thing I would do is move the car. Wilson is a cop so he can’t just run away, but it strikes me as odd that he wouldn’t just move the car back or forwards so he could open the door and get out. He said Brown reached for his gun, but my impression is that Wilson didn’t need to bring it into the equation yet. At the very best, Mike Brown’s death was caused by panic and incompetence, not to mention the others who could have been hurt by the indeterminate number of stray bullets. And that’s assuming I completely believe Darren Wilson, which I don’t. At this point, looking from the outside, I have to start thinking about the differences between UK and US culture to really understand context. It’s estimated that there are between 270-310 million civilian held guns in the USA – roughly one for every single person in the country. Meanwhile, gunpolicy.org estimates there are around 4 million guns held by civilians in the UK – about 6.7 per 100 people. Immediately there’s a huge difference – most people here can go years without even seeing a real gun. The USA has more guns per capita than active war zones including Iraq, Somalia and Libya. Recently I’ve been thinking about the implications of this, and one is that enforcing the law would be f***** scary. That doesn’t mitigate the aforementioned actions of 34 DECEMBER 2014 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

Darren Wilson, but it does put into context the legitimate mortal fear that police men and women must feel when on the job. The number of civilians killed by police in America is atrocious, but click on this link http://newsetcblog.wordpress. com/2014/11/26/watching-america-fromthe-outside/ to have a look at the list of police personnel – at least some of whom must have been honest, good people – killed in the line of duty in 2014 alone. Then consider what is the only other environment where men in uniform are killed this regularly. (see appendix 1) These deaths might hold no correlation to the communities that find themselves on the receiving end of police brutality, but the list does illustrate how the spectre of death hangs over every member of the American police force each day. That would give anyone an itchy trigger finger, and for those on the spectrum between prejudiced incompetence and all-out racial hate, it also provides a perfect excuse. Standing outside America, I don’t just see Ferguson as the latest in a string of incidents, and I don’t see it as the one that will provoke change. I see the latest flare-up in a country that’s been fighting a war of attrition for decades. Contact Keiran Etoria-King E - etoriaking@gmail.com W - http://newsetcblog.wordpress.com/


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St. Lucia Property Procedures: The Need for Change

amed Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the island’s first European settlers (the French), St. Lucia is without doubt a stunningly beautiful Caribbean island. It is therefore sad that the same cannot be said of the experience for overseas residents buying or selling property on this stunningly beautiful island. Let’s examine some of the procedures involved with buying or selling property in St. Lucia to understand why this is so.

Alien Landholding Licence (ALL)

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primary difficulty here is the length of time it takes for an ALL application to be processed. Removing the need for an ALL application to pass from one Government department to another and then another and then another would see applications being processed more expeditiously.

Signing documents

It is the requirement for vendors and purchasers of property in St. Lucia to be on St. Lucian soil in order to sign the legal document used to formally transfer property from one party to another (i.e. the Conveyance Deed). Where it is not possible for vendors and purchasers to travel, they must appoint someone in St. Lucia to deal with the signing of this document on their behalf under a Power of Attorney. This is not necessary in a day and age when there are persons who are qualified to witness signatures to international documents.

Notarising legal documents

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unlike other Caribbean islands, you cannot then return the signed/notarised document to your attorney, but will instead have to go through another process before doing so.

The Apostille

Once the Power of Attorney has been signed/notarised, an apostille is required to certify the authenticity of the person who notarised the document. It is only after this has been obtained that the document can then be returned to your attorney via courier service (advisable) as you will have paid fees to get it notarised and for the apostille. With Notaries being legally qualified to witness international documents, is there still a need for St. Lucia to require an apostille? Probably not, but they do!

into the 21st century, but also to make a process that is renowned for being stressful at the best of times (i.e. buying and selling property) less costly, tedious, frustrating and protracted. If much needed changes were implemented, this would undoubtedly make St. Lucia more appealing to property investors.

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Payment of monies between attorneys

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Bonne Terre, Gros Islet, St. Lucia (4) Ref No: SLU034 Property Type: House Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Price: USD $375,000

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Getting results where others fail… nobody does it better

Would you like to avoid the experience of being a ‘cash cow’ when buying or building property in the Caribbean? Have you been left property in the Caribbean that has title issues? Do you own land or a home in the Caribbean that you wish to sell quickly for the best price? Are you worried about choosing the right people to deal with your property affairs in the Caribbean? If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to one or more of the above questions, then Tropical Connections can help you. You tell us your problem and we will let you know how to resolve it to your satisfaction.

Call Maureen Smith now for your FREE pre-consultation interview. Tel: 0845 222 1413 or Mob: 07506 354902 If you are happy with the interview, you can book a one hour face-to-face or telephone consultation session with Maureen Smith, a Caribbean property consultant who has over 10 years’ experience helping people just like you!

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Pre-consultation interview – FREE 1 hour face-to-face consultation session – £75.00* 1 hour telephone consultation session – £50.00 *At a Croydon venue. A higher charge may apply for consultation sessions in other areas.

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ictoria ‘Chichi’ Okafor is crowned Face of NUBAA 2014. The 22-year-old from Imo state Nigeria beat several other hopefuls to become the Face of NUBAA 2014 at the annual NUBAA Awards, the award event which celebrates Nigerian UK based achievers, held at the grand Dream Centre, Tottenham London. The prestigious title will see the multi-talented young activist, TV presenter, model and budding author take on the role as global Ambassador for Nigerians at home and in the diaspora.

Chichi celebrated her win flanked by runner up, Benita Brown.

Dressed in a dark gold embellished gown, Chichi beamed with joy as she was announced as the winner by Tola Onigbanjo, CEO of Women for Africa. In her speech Chichi thanked God and her parents for getting her to where she is today. “This is such a great opportunity to impact and reach out to the youth of Nigerians. I’m ready to start saying and doing the positive things required to motivate young Nigerians in believing they can make Nigeria a better place for them and the generations coming behind.”

The application process for the 2015 Face of NUBAA will begin in Jan 2015. For more information on how to enter, visit www.nubaa.org.uk

Speaking on her win, Franny Oprah, Director of Face of NUBAA, praised Chichi stating “her hard work in the community, leadership and compassion for youth work is what made Chichi stand out from all the other contestants. Work will now begin on several educational projects to ensure her reign as ambassador creates a positive impact in communities across the world.”

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Miss Zambia UK, Andella Chileshe Matthews has won the Miss Princess of the World 2014 title in the Czech Republic. By wmutenza | 10/13/2014 | The Promota

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The stunning 26 year old beauty from Ndola, who lives in London, emerged the winner from a group of top seven candidates out of a total of 40 participating countries. The top seven included Zambia, Czech Republic, Argentina, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Denmark. Andella, who holds a black belt in Karate was also voted in the top three for Talent, alongside Turkey and Kazakhstan.

ndella was crowned Princess of the World at the 6,000 capacity Čez Arèna in Ostrava, Czech Republic, which was packed to capacity on Friday 10th October 2014. The first runner-up is Monika Vaculíková from the Czech Republic; while the second runner up is Daiana Ayelén Arlettaz from Argentina.

Justina Mutale, Founder of Miss Zambia UK Beauty Pageant, accompanied Andella to the Czech Republic. Ms Mutale was part of the Panel of 30 Judges, who included over 20 National Pageant Directors from other participating countries from all over the world.

Andella becomes the first ever Zambian beauty queen to win a world title. She also becomes the first ever African to win this prestigious and coveted world title, which has been running for almost 15 years.

“I am very proud of Andella and delighted for my country, Zambia to have this great honour of holding the Princess of the World title. Zambia has great talents that the world needs to know about. And Andella is a good example that Zambian talents can compete and win on a world stage,” said Ms Mutale

“I am honoured and humbled to be crowned Princess of the World. I am also very proud to bring this coveted world title to Mother Zambia and to Africa, in this special year of 2014, in the special month of October when we mark our country’s 50-Year Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary,” says Andella.

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photoshoots promoting BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Porsche in the Czech Republic. She will also work on selected humanitarian causes. Andella will reign as Princess of the World for two years and will hand over the Crown in 2016 when the World Finals of the Miss Princess of the World Pageant will be held in Bangkok in Thailand. Andella’s winning wardrobe was sponsored by four top designers, Jennifer Klein of my A-Dress Book Collection of England; Giorgia Kajtazi of the Czech Republic; and Gerda Truubon of London who is originally from Poland. Andella’s traditional and cultural wear, which depicted Zambia’s noble Eagle as a symbol of Zambia’s strength, freedom, and soaring development, was designed by Maria Joseph of Madigra Designs, UK. Andella holds a Masters Degree in Sports Science. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for Contesa Charity and has helped Contesa to raise over £250,000 (over a quarter of million Pounds Sterling). The funds go towards the provision of primary education, life and trade skills, shelter and basic meals for HIV/AIDS orphans and under privileged children who are supported by Contesa in Zambia. Andella is also part of the world famous signature RED RIBBON Models, a global team of spokespersons for POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, a worldwide HIV/AIDS response Campaign that works with celebrities, models and beauty queens to raise awareness and sensitize the youth to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Grand Finale of the World Finals of the Miss Princess of the World 2014 Beauty 46 DECEMBER 2014 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

Pageant was live streamed to a global audience. The Show was also filmed for live Television broadcast in the Czech Republic and will be available for recorded worldwide broadcast to the rest of the world within the next few weeks. Namibia and Zambia were the only African Countries represented at this year’s Pageant, which had a total of 40 participating countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW7_ LfBI4jE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB8_ JPJQvX8

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The African Enterprise Award was a great night out to see majestic people gracing the event, in attendance was His Excellency Mr. Edward M. Turay C.O.R. - Sierra Leone High Commissioner, The Lord Sheikh and so many others. The night ended with May7ven singing the night away. www.aeawards.co.uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yZ1mbYJLtw / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH1gUuQEcFk

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The African Tourism was out in force to show what we have to offer in Africa the majestic continent is open for business. We are very mindful that we need to have our national airlines lead the way. Click on the following link to view live footage: http://www.red5599.com/2014album/WorldTravelMarket2014/

Lekan Olujinmi of The Klub with Tamara bAkor Runner up Miss Ghana England

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Valentine Ozigbo - Transcorp Hotel Plc, Our DG of NTDC Mrs Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo & Lekan Olujinmi

Eric S. Maseko - Swaziland Tourism Authority & Ian Musyani - Malawi Tourism

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Hundreds of Africans in the UK celebrate Christmas party dancing with Bunny Mack

Among the guests were the mayor of Lambeth Councillor Adedamola Aminu and the former mayors of Enfield, Hackney and Waltham Forest Kate Anolue, Susan Fajana-Thomas and Anna Mbachu. Ministers Cyril Gwan and Simon Ogar from the Nigerian high commission in London also attended, as did other eminent Nigerians like Chief Bimbo Afolayan, the chairman of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK and Chief Adebayo Oladimeji, the chairman of the Nigerian Elders Forum. Nigerian Watch managing director Tevin Jemide, said: "Given the growing strength of our community, it is time for us to get together and pool our collective resources. Africans in the UK today are now a strong and upwardly mobile collective and it is time we tapped into that potential for our collective benefit."

UNDREDS of Africans in the UK gathered to celebrate the end of the year yesterday at Kensington Town Hall in London last night in a gala dinner set alight with a live performance from legendary signer Bunny Mack who sang a rendition of his My Sweetie My Lover.

Sam Onigbanjo, the Women4Africa director, added: "It is estimated that black people in the UK generate about ÂŁ10bn for the economy but only about 4% of that wealth stays within the community. We decided to organise this event to enable us network and do business with one another, so we feed off each other's success."

Dubbed the African Party, the event was organised by Nigerian Watch in conjunction with Women4Africa as a Christmas get-together for the African community in the UK. Laced with live performances, stand-up comedy, music from a live band and jokes from the Mcs Lolo and MC Mark, the dinner attracted the who-is-who across the spectrum.

In the programme's notes, Dr Dalhatu Tafida, the Nigerian high commissioner to the UK and Ambassador Edward Turay, the Sierra Leonean high commissioner to the UK, both wrote goodwill messages. They urged the community to pull together and use their industrious nature to overcome their numerous challenges it faced both at home and in the diaspora.

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A wonderful evening was crowned with a live performance by Afrobeat sensation Bunny Mack, who sang a rendition of his 1981 hit My Sweetie My Lover. It got everyone off their seats as the excited crowd took to the dance floor to dance as the veteran sang about four of his songs.

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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa is pleased to announce that they will be offering 20 seamless and convenient weekly flights to and from which four cities in Nigeria? Just answer a,b or c to the questions below: A - Kano, Lagos, Abuja and Emgu B - Kino, Lagis, Abija and Emgi C - Keno, Legos, Abeja and Emge Email your answers together with your name and contact number with the words UMBRELLA in the subject line to: info@panacheoccasions.com - LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! - Correct answers will be drawn on Friday 19th DECEMBER 2014. Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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Random Missing Pieces by James Balogun ‘No point looking back on chances that are gone’

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he Klub International Management Company was introduced to James Balogun well over a year ago, after playing with ideas on how best to get his Brand and services to the attention of the general public so that they can witness what this majestic man can do.

records, with very little amendments, this action is deliberate. You will find yourself willing him, championing him to come through, you will also share, his emotional roller coaster. James has allowed you to come into his world of “Random Missing Pieces!” A world in which many of us will be able to identify with him, albeit, from our differing journeys of life. Whether it’s understanding his struggle to sustain his relationships, his desire to succeed as an entrepreneur or just to be a good parent. ‘Is my life perfect? No. I have learned that to wait for the “perfect” moment is a waste of time!’

“Random Missing Pieces!” is the true life story of a professional young man who has been on, and continues to go on (as we all do) the rocky road of what we call “life”. James Balogun is a successful Interior Designer for both residential and commercial sectors with his own company SENTRIC DESIGNS. Now, aged 32 years, he is able to share his experience of the trauma of losing his mother at the tender age of 5, being passed around to relatives where he suffered terrible abuse and then finally being abandoned, by those he trusted. He went on to encounter and survive, the things many of us fear the most, which is being without a home and living on the streets of a town or city, in James’s case, it was London, England. James’s diary entries are in black italic, they have been copied directly from his handwritten

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ondon Based DJ: DJ Spencer, Real Name Toyin Bombata from the biggest black african Nation Nigeria, out with a new single called The Beat, featuring Jaycee, Stunnah Gee and JJC with beats produced by Oy Production. The brilliant video shoot in the heart of London and first air played on www.MusicNestRadio. com fresh hits show. Contributors to this great video include Sherri, Reachel and Rheane from Unique Silver Dancer, Ayo and Sam of IamMovementDue Dancers, Miracle and Nana of Afro B Dancer, Memory and Talent Roux Dancer, Elizabeth and Givenchy Double of Trouble Dancer based in Manchester. VIDEO PRODUCE BY FLI5STAR AND I2V MEDIA Facebook Djspencer London Twitter: @djspencer4real Instagram: djspencer4real Snapchat: djspencer4real Soundcloud: Djspencer4real Soundclould Link https://soundcloud.com/ djspencer-entertatment/ untitled Youtube Link https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yPx5kstkN2s

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The Klub International Management Company & Panache E-Magazine would like to wish the African & Caribbean countries featured a very Happy Independence Day this DECEMBER.

Please click on each flag to reveal some more information about each country. We know you will all have many happy returns for your special days & quite rightly so. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to profile your event in this section. Lekan Olujinmi CEO E: - theklubman@ymail.com W: - www.panacheoccasions.com T: - +44 (0) 7831 128 707 Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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Amie Kolleh Joof was crowned “Miss Proactive” in the “Miss Black Africa UK” Pageant in 2012. Since then she has gone from strength to strength as a photographic and catwalk model appearing on many prestigious shows around the country. Having brains as well as beauty, Amie is an accounts manager at “What’s On Uk” magazine with branches in New York, Japan and Bangladesh. Amie loves fashion although she says that she is “not obsessed with it, don’t get me wrong I have got to get my priorities right” (yeah right). Amie has achieved a lot in the modelling industry within a short period. In 2013 she was nominated for best UK female model in the “BEFFTA Awards. Amie was also the face

of “Mink Makeup 2013”. In 2014 Amie was a finalist in the “Top Model of Colour Season 8” and has featured in several international magazines. Amie is an ambassador for “Positive Runway Global Catwalk” and recently Amie opened up the show for “WORLD AIDS DAY GLOBAL LONDON GLOBAL CATWALK “Directed by Julius Reuben, Creative Director at Positive Runway: which was featured on arise TV. Global Catwalk’s mission is to raise awareness and help to “Stop the Spread of HIV and AIDS around the world”, especially in Africa and the Caribbean. Amie believes her work will help to dispel some of the stigma and ignorance in the black community around the issue of HIV and AIDS. Amie is the face on the current national poster advert campaign for the “Terrence Higgins Trust”. Look out for her around town. Keep your light shining bright Amie Kolleh Joof.

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In the first half of the month, your plans will have the wind in their sails, with the support of your friends and an inspiring love-life? The climate will then take a dive from the 15th, when Uranus and Pluto, who have been up to their old tricks since 2012, will be back in square aspect and therefore on the warpath. This could well spell trouble and even wreak havoc throughout the world, in our country and in our lives, near and far! It will be an end to the SAGITTARIUS year to create sparks and we would do well to handle this as well as we can in the greatest possible awareness, so that we can complete this cycle smoothly rather than painfully! If you wish to have a look at your Horoscope for January 2015. Read more: http://www.free-horoscope.com/horoscopes/ monthly/#ixzz3LhGsKBbs

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Jim’s car is swerving all over the road so a cop pulls him over, “Step out of the car” says the cop, “I am going to need you to take a breathalyser test.” “I can’t”, Jim responds “You see I have very bad asthma that can set off an attack.” “Alright,” says the cop, “then you’re going to have to take a blood test.” “Can’t do that either,” Jim responds, “I am a haemophiliac, if a wound is opened, I won’t stop bleeding, and I could bleed to death.” “Ok,” the cop answers “then I will need a urine sample.” “Sorry,” says Jim “I also have diabetes that could push my sugar count really low.” “Fine, so just come on out, and walk a straight line for me.” “Can’t do that either” responds Jim. “Why not?” Demanded the exasperated cop. “Well, because I’m drunk!”

A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named “Ahmal.” The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him “Juan.” Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, They’re twins! If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Ahmal.” Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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