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ANDREW WILLIAMS,

Counsellor and Trainee Transactional Analyst

RICHARD BLACKWOOD

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Features 60-61

View our fantastic range of discounted perfumes and purchase your favourite fragrance in time for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day

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In Celebration Of My Sister’s is back at the Fairfield Halls now in its 19th Year

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RICHARD BLACKWOOD will be joining the cast of EastEnders next month

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COVER PHOTO: Miss Caribbean UK 2014 beauty queen Keeleigh Griffith’s photoshoot

Photographer: - Karlton Chambers of Hotshots Multimedia Dresses: Mr Francis Agyapong of AgyeFrance Couture Make-up Artist: Rita Soni Carnival costume: Bajan Revellers

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Dawn Spence interviews ANDREW WILLIAMS, Counsellor and Trainee TRANSACTIONAL ANALYST

Jewellery: Style Essence Beauty Rooms

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WIN a return ticket to NIGERIA from Ethiopian Airlines

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CONTRIBUTORS 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.” Panache E-Magazine’s readership has increased dramatically since it was launched in January 2012. In 2014, we won the Afro Model Award for Best Fashion Magazine and also in 2014 we won the 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 : T: 07946088553 E: info@panacheoccasions.com W: www.panacheoccasions.com

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06. COVER PAGE FEATURE KEELEIGH GRIFFITH 10. FLAIR Style Fashion Beauty Hair Grooming Shopping 20. LIVING Health Food Drink Spirituality Travel Wellness Home / Properties Abroad Love & Relationships True life stories 38. ACHIEVE Celebrating achievements Professional services Finances

Dawn Spence

Jenni Williams

Mr. Lekan Olujinmi

Maureen Smith

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Clayton Brown

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The UK’s No 1 lifestyle portal for the Caribbean and African Community

“For You, By You”.

Dear Readers, Let me take this opportunity on behalf of all at Panache Occasions Ltd, publishers of Panache-E-Magazine to wish everyone who needs one, their own special Valentine. This month’s edition, as always, is focused on positivity within the BME community. Read the Achiever’s section on page 38 and see some of the people within our community who are making positive movements. Miss Caribbean UK photo shoot on Page 10-17. Remember ladies, applications are now open for you to enter Miss Caribbean UK 2015. Please visit www.misscaribbeanuk.com to enter. Please read and enjoy and remember this African saying: “Lions that do not work together can be defeated by a limping buffalo.” Clayton Brown Editor 4

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Miss Caribbean UK 201 Keeleigh Griffith meets t Dean of all the Afro Ca Commissions in England, Mr Laleshwar KN Singh High Commissioner for t Guyana High Commissio of Saint James.


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Cover Page Feature Meeting Miss Caribbean UK By Mr. Lekan Olujinmi

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eet our cover feature; Keeleigh Griffith, the first-time participant in a beauty pageant, and winner of the Miss Caribbean UK 2014 title, a spectacular show organised by Mr Clayton & Mrs Jacqui Brown and produced by the well-known Multi-award winning top Choreographer; Reuben P Joseph. Representing her beautiful Country Barbados, Keeleigh 27, charmed the judges with her poise, wit, and beauty, and I too was charmed with her fun personality, simplicity, and down-to-earth goodness. I was pleased to get the chance to interview the beautiful Keeleigh, Miss Caribbean 2014, and then made arrangements for her to meet & greet the current Dean of all the Afro Caribbean High Commissions in England, His Excellency Mr Laleshwar KN Singh, CCH The High Commissioner for the Republic of Guyana High Commission to the Court of Saint James. Also in attendance was Ms Keishanna Sullivan (First Secretary) and Director of the pageant Mrs Jacqui Brown. I think I can safely say that is was truly an honour and truly a pleasure to have had the opportunity to be at the meeting. How did you feel when you heard your name called as the winner of Miss Caribbean 2014? I was really shocked. I wanted to win but I didn’t expect to win. Amazing feeling! How long have you been doing what you do & when did you start? I have done a bit of modelling for friends here and there. But this was my first ever pageant. Do you think that your choice of business has change you for better or worse? For better for sure. I am much more confident in myself. Do you have the support of your family when you said you wanted to take part in Miss Caribbean? I have the support of my family in whatever I do. They were very proud and supportive of me entering. What reaction do you tend to get from friends regarding you being in Miss Caribbean? My friends are really happy for me and very positive. I get a positive reaction from everybody. Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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Cover Page Feature What do you consider are your main passions in life now? My main passions now is to complete my degree and use that to be successful in business. I want to inspire people and show that anything is possible once you work hard and remain focused. What would be your best choice of where to live in the world and why? It would have to be Barbados as I have family and friends there. Not to mention the food, music and the warmth. What are your plans for the New Year 2015 now you are the very first Miss Caribbean? Since becoming the first Miss Caribbean UK so many opportunities have arisen so my aim is to focus on giving my all to every event/ show and remaining an ambassador for Miss Caribbean UK and leaving a legacy for the future Miss Caribbean UK. How was it for you be able to meet with His Excellency Mr. Laleshwar KN Singh, CCH T The High Commissioner for Guyana? I felt very fortunate to meet His Excellency Mr Laleshwar KN Singh. It made it even more special that I was able to my Granddad with me to meet him.

2015 What did you love most about life when you were growing up? Being around my family and travelling. I’m a family girl. That’s important to me. What did you make of the statement that the High Commissioner made about Afro Caribbean's via Guyana need trade with Africa? It was very fascinating to hear that both AfroCaribbean and African countries are actively campaigning for unity in the trade and industry sector. They have a lot of work to do but I wish them every success. Describe in three words your experience of what is love? It’s a rollercoaster. There’s three words. Time waits for nobody, if you had you the chance to do things again what would you do different? So far things have worked out well for me. I believe everything happens for a reason so therefore I would not have done anything differently as I am happy with the position I am in today. www.misscaribbeanuk.com https://twitter.com/MissCaribbeanUK

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What is the one thing your life experiences have taught you while working which you would like to teach to the next generations? Education education education. And you are never too old to keep learning and will never know it all. Do you have any real fears in life? I used to have a fear of not being successful or leaving my mark in the world. I now know that anything is possible. 8

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His Excellency Mr Laleshwar KN Singh, CCH, Miss Caribbean UK - Miss Keeleigh & her Grandfather Mr Griffith


His Excellency Mr Laleshwar KN Singh, CCH and Miss Caribbean UK beauty queen Keeleigh Griffith

Jacqui Brown of Panache eMagazine, His Excellency Mr Laleshwar KN Singh, CCH and Miss Caribbean UK beauty queen Keeleigh Griffith

Lekan Olujinmi of The Klub International & Miss Caribbean UK - Miss Keeleigh Griffith

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FLAIR Get ready for Miss Barbados UK

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MISS CARIBBEAN UK 2015 IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS http://www.misscaribbeanuk.com/#!application-form/c1kmx MCUK will be creating a show that is dynamic, informative, inclusive, unique and which will leave a legacy of awareness of the positive contributions that the Caribbean community has made and is making to UK culture. In order for MCUK to make this year’s Pageant truly inclusive and to fully represent the United Kingdom, we will be holding heats in key regions of the UK to make the pageant accessible to as many candidates as possible. We have identified; Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and London as locations for the heats. More details to come soon at www.misscaribbeanuk.com

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Hotshots Model of the Month By: Karlton Chambers

Miss Caribbean UK 2014 beauty queen Keeleigh Griffith’s photoshoot was sponsored by: Photographer: - Karlton Chambers of Hotshots Multimedia https://www.facebook.com/HotshotsMultimedia?fref=ts Dresses: Mr Francis Agyapong of AgyeFrance Couture - https://www.facebook.com/ francis.agyapong.180?fref=ts. Make-up Artist: Rita Soni - https://www.facebook.com/rita. soni.5?fref=ts. Carnival costume: Bajan Revellers - http://www.bajanrevellers.co.uk/ Jewellery: Style Essence Beauty Rooms - http://styleessence.com/beauty-rooms/ 16 FEBRUARY 2015 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com


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EMOTIONAL BANK ACCOUNT By Tony Andrews

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e are now well into the month of February 2015 and Valentine’s Day is upon us. For many there are secret expectations, subtle obligations or quiet anticipations of what may or may not be. Those in a relationship either start planning their excursion, expenses or excuses. Those free and single may either have their head in the clouds about what it might mean to have that special Valentine, be counting their adoring fans or may simply bury their head in the sand at what they may see as a commercial exploitation of romance and love. At this time of year, roses are mass produced and come in a number of varieties from bargain basement at the station or supermarket, to custom made floral tributes costing in the hundreds. Quality can often suffer compared to the same product bought at other times of the year and few would deny that prices clearly seem to sky rocket. So does ticking the box to say you got your Valentine a thoughtful gift, beyond they usual flowers, chocolate and teddy bear, fulfil romantic desire or is there more to it? One of the biggest impacts that can be made, in terms of romantic gestures, is doing something spontaneous and unexpected to show appreciation, thoughtfulness and good old charm. Often, waiting until Birthdays, Christmas and Valentines can lessen the impact as there’s often an expectation that something is on the way. Possibly the most boring, least spontaneous and arguably the

least thoughtful way is to simply ask, “What do you want for your birthday/Christmas/ Valentines?” And then simply go out and purchase said item. That’s simply like an ATM Cash Machine asking you how much you want to withdraw. Hardly romantic!

The secret to showing you truly care is to study and know your partner.

To know his or her needs, especially in those areas where they may be neglecting their own needs. For example, if he’s into gadgets but rarely buys clothes, should you buy him the latest gadget or a good pair of jeans? He may appreciate the gadget, but then again, if he’s an expect on such items, you’ll have to know exactly what he wants, or you risk buying something that he sees as inferior, inappropriate or simply will not truly appreciate. However, if his weakness is let’s say, in the fashion department, then picking something you know will look great on him, may be far more appreciated. Not only have you given him something of material value, the clothes themselves, but you have also used your own potential strength to plug one of his potential weaknesses. This is true synergy in a relationship, where one of you is weak, the other is strong. This leads to, “What would I do without you. You’re so good for me,” which of course leads to great feelings between you. So much better than, “How much is that gadget you really want, I’ll get it for you this Valentines”.

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When it comes to money, most of us have a bank account, and those in very serious relationships often have a joint financial bank account. However, in all relationships, including friendships, we have a special invisible account called the “emotional bank account”. Every time we do something good, thoughtful and helpful for someone, we top up and make a deposit into their emotional bank account. Every time we let them down, disappoint or upset them, we make a withdrawal. So what is your style. Do you make big deposits a few times per year? Or do you make small and often top ups? That is to say, do you make big grand gestures on special occasions or do little things to show you care on regular basis? Perhaps you do both or none (if you’re single or very soon to be!) Always remember that the most important relationship that you have is with yourself and if it is your belief, with your Creator. For your significant other and everybody else, the most important gift you can give another person is yourself: that is your thoughtfulness, your time, your attention and love. To do this requires three elements: to know, to like, to trust. People only do regular significant business with people that they know, like and trust. The disintegration of all relationships boils down to a breakdown of one or more of these elements: You no longer know the person, “they’ve changed; we’ve grown apart”. You no longer like the person, “they annoy me; certain things they do are a big turn off”. You no longer trust the person, “they’re unreliable; they betrayed me”. These are all major withdrawals in the emotional bank account. 22 FEBRUARY 2015 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

In order to keep the account stacked high in any of your relationships, especially that with your special other half if you have one, there must be a constant process of getting to know him or her, liking each other which is about acceptance and trusting one another which is about having faith, not just in each other, but also in the future and whatever may come. Many couples choose to ignore Valentine’s Day, or not take it too seriously, as they have their own ways and values in expressing their love and intimacy for each other, that go beyond a generic date in the international calendar. Other couples choose to go all out and book time off work and fly out to exotic locations or mark the occasion at home with complete pampering and care for one another. Whichever style and choice you choose to mark the occasion, if at all, always remember that in all our interactions we’re either making a deposit or withdrawal with the person we are with or speaking to. Try to make the gift of topping up a loved one’s bank account and you will not go wrong this Valentines… or any other. Tony ‘urbansmash’ Andrews urbansmash@gmail.com


Valentine (making up for the last time) You’re the woman I love; I want to tell you some more. I gave you all my love, I hope that’s enough Because now we’re making up and there’s no breaking up. We’re making up for the last time baby We don’t have time for any ifs and maybes We got the kind of love that’s crazy crazy. You’re my only Valentine And I’m letting you know I love you infinity, but still it a grow We’re making up for the last time baby We don’t have time for any ifs and maybes We got the kind of love that’s crazy crazy. I will always be your Valentine, please say you’ll always be mine. I love you baby and I know it’s not wrong, If I spoke a hundred languages, could I make you understand! Or do I just express my love to you as an ordinary man And say, “I love you I need you, please be my Valentine Please walk with me baby until the end of my time. Yeah, we’re making up for the last time baby We don’t have time for any ifs and maybes We got the kind of love that’s crazy crazy. By Clayton Brown Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS By: Christine Simpson

Here's your monthly list of celebrity birthdays for FEBUARY. Discover who shares your birthday.

06 FEB Bob Marley - Born 06 February 1945

12 FEB Arsenio Hall - Born 12 February 1956

04 FEB

26 FEB

Rosa Parks - activist - Born 04 February 1913 1st Dionne Bromfield – singer/presenter Dennis Brown – singer (1957-1999) Rick James – musician/composer (1948-2004) 2nd Michelle Gayle – singer/actress 3rd Sean Kingston - singer Stuart McPhail Hall - sociologist (1932-2014) 4th Rosa Parks - activist (1913-2005)

Erykah Badu - Born 26 February 1971

5th Bobby Brown - singer Alison Hammond - presenter 6th Natalie Cole – singer/songwriter Bob Marley – singer/songwriter (1945-1981) Robert Townsend - actor 7th Chris Rock – comedian/actor 8th Malorie Blackman - writer Gary Coleman – actor (1968-2010)

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9th Alice Walker – author/activist 11th Brandy Norwood - singer Kelly Rowland – singer/songwriter 12th Arsenio Hall – comedian/talkshow host 13th Aston Merrygold – singer/songwriter 14th Gregory Hines – actor/choreographer (1946-2003)


15th Claudia Jones – journalist (19151964) 16th James Ingram – singer/songwriter Ice-T – rapper/actor 17th Lupe Fiasco - rapper Bernie Grant – politician (19442000) Michael Jordan – professional basketball player Chante Moore - singer 18th Dr Dre – rapper/record producer Anton Ferdinand – footballer Colin Jackson - athlete Toni Morrison - novelist Irma Thomas – singer 19th Seal - singer Cynthia Bailey – model/tv personality Justin Fashanu – footballer (1961 – 1998) Smokey Robinson – singer/ songwriter

20th Sidney Poitier – actor/film director Robyn Rihanna Fenty – singer/ actress 21st Corbin Bleu – actor/dancer Robert Mugabe – politician Nina Simone – singer/songwriter (1933-2003)

27th Rozonda Thomas – singer/ songwriter 28th Ainsley Harriott – celebrity cook/ presenter 29th (Leap Year) Ja Rule – rapper/singer

22nd Ozwald Boateng OBE – fashion designer 23rd W. E. B.DuBois – civil rights activist (1868-1963) 24th Floyd Mayweather Jr – professional boxer 25th Don Quarrie - athlete 26th Darcus Howe –broadcaster Erykah Badu – singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey-Rae – singer/ songwriter Fats Domino – pianist Ky-Mani Marley – hip-hop artist

21 FEB Robert Mugabe - Born 21 February 1924

18 FEB Colin Jackson - Born 18 February 1967

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BLUEBERRIES ARE GOOD FOR YOU

By Patrick Lewis

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e hope last months health tips were helpful, so here are more health tips to help you with your exercise routine for Valentines. We all want to be fit, lose weight and look good so lets put these tips to action and look forward to being much healthier. So Go forward and be healthy!

HEALTH:

Eating fresh fruits of all kinds is very important to our everyday and long-term health. Blueberries have a particular reputation as a super food for very good reason; rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanin, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc and selenium they help protect the body and may even help assist you with your strength workout.

EXERCISE:

Don’t make the mistake of doing a resistance workout on an empty stomach. A recent study suggested that consuming blueberries one hour before lifting weights not only helps boost energy but also reduces oxidative stress and demonstrates anti inflammatory benefits, helping to prevent muscle damage.

NUTRITION:

Give your metabolism and muscles a boost with this low-fat blueberry smoothie recipe. Silken tofu makes it creamy while adding 4 grams of protein per serving. Simply whizz together the following ingredients in a blender and enjoy: - 250g fresh or frozen blueberries - Semi skimmed milk - 4oz. firm silken tofu - 1 small pot of live yogurt

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FOR MOST PEOPLE SAVING A LIFE IS A SHORT, SIMPLE PROCESS… JUST LIKE GIVING BLOOD

WE NEED MORE AFRICAN CARIBBEAN PEOPLE TO JOIN THE BONE MARROW REGISTER

When a black person with blood cancer desperately needs a lifesaving transplant they have less than a 20% chance of finding the best possible match. But YOU can improve this by joining the bone marrow register.

JOIN US Joining the register is as simple as completing a short form and giving a saliva sample or cheek swab. If you’re healthy, aged 16-55 come along to our registration drive to sign up.

VISIT US Please visit the ACLT website to find out more at www.aclt.org

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Redundancy Transition: By Jenni Williams

Opportunity to strengthen your key Relationship? The emotional fall out triggered by redundancy is often compared to bereavement, in terms of the deep sense of personal loss, and the tsunami-like wave of emotions it brings, and when you have a partner in the picture, both of you feel the loss. Following the recent Banking crisis-led recession, there is much less stigma attached to losing your job, and for many the opportunity to re-evaluate your life can become a major turning point, and you may even decide to take a different path. When you suddenly find yourself on the receiving end of redundancy, you tend to notice the need for more trust and loyalty in your personal relationship, particularly since the trust you placed in your organisation no longer exists. Then there is the roller coaster of emotions you have to contend with. Losing your job can cause your self- esteem to plummet, as well as your sense of security and your self-respect. The uninvited variety of emotions that occur, show up in no particular order, and their duration is unpredictable. Here are a few common ones. After a period of being in limbo, once you receive confirmation that your post is to be terminated, the news may bring you an initial sense of relief. Perhaps you were unhappy in your role, or with some of the personalities in your team or you may even have been thinking of moving on anyway. 28 FEBRUARY 2015 / Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

For some people they experience a numbing shock wave which leaves them overwhelmed and unable to think straight and they find themselves in the victim state of “why me� This stage needs careful monitoring, and if you feel that you cannot talk to your partner, a family member or a close friend, consider getting professional help to avoid slipping into a downward spiral. The partner who is made redundant, may feel the need to vent their anger towards their boss, the company, the economy. Individuals who express this emotion often talk about the loss of control that adds fuel to this emotion. Their response may be intense, consuming, and difficult to both manage and express. The partner who is in work will need to be more supportive, and aim to give their loved one as much air time as possible. Be courageous and help your partner to be as constructive as possible once they are able to get their angry outbursts off their chest – however frustrating it becomes at times. Denial is a common, yet a difficult response to tackle, where the partner who has been made redundant refuses to discuss it, or blocks it out completely by focusing on activities like DIY around the home. This delaying tactic can become a cover for other emotional assaults like depression, which may not bubble to the surface for some time. The sense of loss experienced after redundancy can extend to your whole life, you may feel a loss of status, structure, job satisfaction, security and personal identity. This is when it is particularly challenging for your loved one to understand what you are going through, unless you are prepared to talk about it. To your partner, you may appear to undergo a


character change, and that can be a scary experience for both of you.

Self-Searching

The shock is often followed by a time of selfsearching, exploring the question “who am I really” and how do I survive this? This is perfectly natural when your self-image has taken a severe battering. It has the effect of opening the way for individuals to begin to get to grips with their next steps, and start considering their options, by networking and exploring the market and looking for a match between their strengths and their skills.

Who to tell?

When it comes to sharing the unfortunate news, it is challenging to know who to tell. The obvious people to turn to first is your immediate family, who may be able to help. It is almost always harder and more stressful not to mention your situation, besides they could provide the emotional cushion you need. Also, consider saying something appropriate to older children to help them feel included and less anxious. Telling friends has its risks, some may react negatively and gradually cut you off, but your real friends will show that they care, and you could be surprised by who steps forward to offer you support. It’s a good idea to talk about it in social situations before someone asks “how is your job-hunting going?”

Be your Partner’s Strength

Relationships can reach breaking point as a result of the high levels of stress caused by redundancy, yet some couples find that it binds them closer together. Where lingering

issues already exist, (such as disagreements about spending habits, saving habits and priorities), redundancy triggered financial pressure often forces them to the surface. Relationships where happiness is measured according to material success, and where money for example is used to “smooth over relationship cracks” could be particularly prone to instability at such a testing time. The working partner may feel resentful about carrying the added burden of their partner. Perhaps they are having to take on extra hours, rearrange childcare, defer or shelve planned holidays. It may be that up until one partner was made redundant, the couple kept their finances separate and so coming up with for example a joint budget, in order to ride out the redundancy storm becomes an exercise that neither party looks forward to undertaking. In situations like this honesty is the best policy, and facing up to and discussing money issues, and any negative feelings that you may be experiencing with your partner is key. For the working partner, bolstering your partner is key, encourage them to express their feelings and let off steam, so that the chances of them allowing their emotions to become unmanageable and potentially boil over are greatly reduced. Be as attentive and as outwardly affectionate as possible, help your other half, who has been made redundant see how much they matter to you, and that you are both in this together. Also, remember to highlight their strong points. Remember that your partner’s sense of significance is affected by how they think you see them, because they love and trust you. During a time of great emotional and financial upheaval which being made Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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redundant can initiate, your partner needs to know that you accept them just as they are, and that you believe in them. As the partner in work, make a decision whether you want to or not, to be accepting of their state of mind, whether upset, angry, frustrated or even depressed. Unless it becomes necessary, steer clear of trying to solve their problems, give them the space to work things out for themselves, your key role is simply listen and encourage. Empathise when they feel miserable, stand by them whenever their self-confidence takes a dive. Be wary of attempting to be their critical friend, especially when you yourself feel frustrated with your partner’s situation or even their perceived lack of motivation or progress. Above all take one day at a time, don’t expect too much from either your partner or yourself. That is a great way to allow your partner’s transition through redundancy to be an opportunity to strengthen your relationship, and prove that together you can weather any storm that life throws your way.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Oh and don’t forget that a little “togetherness” goes a long way – if you know what I mean.

Contact Jenni T: 07932 161 764 E:info@jenniwilliams.co.uk

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Life Interview with Andrew Williams

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By Dawn Spence

awn Spence interviews Andrew Williams, Counsellor and Trainee Transactional Analyst. He is of Jamaican parentage and was born in the UK. He lives in London and in addition to his private practice in Central London, he works in the NHS as a Psychological Practitioner for the Waltham Forest Talking Therapy IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies). Tell us about Transactional Analysis? Transactional Analysis is a form of understanding the human personality and the Dynamics of the interaction between individuals. It was pioneered by Eric Berne, who was a Psychoanalyst in the 1950’s, who broke away from the typical Freudian Psychoanalytical mainstream treatment, because he felt that Psychoanalysis was not placing enough emphasis on acknowledging the transaction that was taking place between individuals. So from this perspective, he developed the model of Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy is very much under subscribed within the black community at large in the UK. Why do you think this is? I think we have a history of our parents

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telling us as children, to keep our business to ourselves and that has filtered down in our psyche at large and as a result, we find it difficult to share our innermost thoughts and feelings with another person. Typically, psychotherapy has been a middle class institution and therefore we think that it is not something that we do, which of course I do not agree with, but I think it is a belief that those factors are difficult to change. Also in the UK, this service is not made as available to us as easily as in the US for instance. Another factor is that we need more black therapists, especially men to represents our culture. There is already a large proportion of women in the industry, but I feel that more black men would come forward, if there was a larger representation of black male therapists. How do you think we can change this? By making it more known in the communities that this service is available and having more black mentors that are accessible in the communities. I am part of a black men’s group called The Black and Asian Therapists Network (BAAN). This group is made up of black and Asian Psychotherapists, who come together to promote and brain storm ideas on how we can get more black and Asian people to come to see us and to join the industry as well. So we are trying to get the word out there. Personally I like dealing with black clients and I think this is because I understand the idiom of our language and the idiosyncrasies of our culture. I think that in my case, I represent something for them, whatever that is, that makes them relate to me more easily. Some people see Psychotherapy and Analysis as an expensive indulgence. Is there any assistance available to people who want to


be in therapy and are finding it difficult to justify the expense? Well I think it is expensive and I think it does cut out a lot of people because of this expense. But I tell clients that this is about your mental health and so you are investing in your emotional welfare and giving yourself time, which is very important. But I do understand. However, there are other alternatives available for some people, like low cost therapy or free therapy through the NHS which your GP can refer you to. What made you decide to become a Therapist? Two reasons. The first, was that I had therapy in my early 20’s and I found it very helpful, and then I came to a cross road about what to do with my career, and I decided that I was not going to be a Lawyer, an Accountant or an Engineer and because of my positive earlier experience in therapy, I found myself being drawn to becoming a Therapist and that is how it all started. For anyone who is thinking about this line of work, what are the requirements to become a Psychotherapist/Analyst and how long is the training? First let me say that life experience is crucial as part of the training, but also there are other avenues for training, so you can either enter into the training with a degree, or gain a degree from the training, which could either be a Diploma a Masters or a PHD. The length of training can stretch from 4 to 7 years, maybe longer, depending on your own personal process, which is a very important part of the training. What would you say to someone who is struggling and could benefit from therapy? First, you’re not alone. Second, visit your GP and ask to be referred to your local IAPT service (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy) or other services which could be available to you. Andrew Williams can be contacted on 07966 542 803 Email: andrew.williams@nelft.nhs.uk.

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Caribbean Property

Tips for Completing Jamaica Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) Application Forms By: Maureen Smith

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ome individuals living overseas are failing to complete their Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) application forms correctly. This not only creates more work for the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) who are responsible for processing TRN applications, but it leads to applications being delayed. Below are some guidance notes to help overseas applicants complete those areas within the TRN application forms where most difficulties arise. 1. Box 10 – Nationality This section often causes confusion amongst senior citizens. If you were born in Jamaica and have or are entitled to have a Jamaican passport, then your nationality should be stated as Jamaican. This does not take away from your naturalisation or citizenship status of the country in which you now reside. 2. Box 14 – Mother’s Name (Maiden) Where some surnames are the same as a first or middle name, it will be difficult

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to differentiate between them. It is also worth noting here that the information being sought is your mother’s maiden name. To avoid confusion, this information should be presented as follows: SMITH, Janet Mavis If your mother never married, then simply provide her name as is, in the same format shown above. 3. Box 15 – Name of Applicant’s Spouse This should be stated in the same format as for Box 14 above. 4. Box 16 – NIS, Income Tax & Reference No Applicants living overseas do not need to complete this section of the TRN application form. 5. Box 17 – Identification (ID) The Tax Administration Jamaica will only accept notarised copies of passports or photocard Driver’s Licences by way of ID from applicants living overseas. (Visit - http://www.tropicalconnections. co . u k / n o ta r i s i n g -yo u r- ca r i b b e a n property-documents to learn more about getting documents notarised). Once you have inserted the number of your ID on the TRN application form that ID must be taken to a Notary Public for them to make a copy which they will then notarise.


Note: If you had a Taxpayer Registration Number that has since been lost, then you will be required to complete a slightly different application form to that used by new applicants. Get in touch: Tropical Connections Limited, Weatherill House, New South Quarter, 23 Whitestone Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4WF, England Telephone: 0845 222 1413 Mobile: 07506 354 902 Fax: 020 8686 6125 Skype No: 020 3287 9452 Skype: maureen.smith2004 Email: info@tropicalconnections.co.uk

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Unit prices are as follows: Lot 9B2 – USD $212,500.00 Lot 9B3 – USD $215.000.00 Lot 9B4 – USD $217,500.00 Lot 9B5 – USD $220,000.00 Lot 9B6 – USD $222,500.00 
The overall price above includes land purchase and construction. Land purchase will be the initial contract and the construction contract will detail the stage payments schedule. Both contracts are obligatory.


A road runs the length of the development, which will become the responsibility of unit owners when the project is completed. The location of these properties makes them ideal for use as family or retirement residences. Alternatively, with easy access to facilities/ amenities, there is the potential for a unit owner to generate income from the tourist market. Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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Achieve Celebrating Achievements CONGRATS RICHARD xx By Jacqui Brown

Panache Magazine would like to congratulate comedian Richard Blackwood as he begins his tenure as the new villain in long running TV soap, EASTENDERS! He will make his first appearance during the soap’s explosive live episodes to celebrate their 30th birthday which will start on Monday 16th February. He will replace “Nasty Nick Cotton as the show’s trouble-maker in the week when the character is set to be killed off.

When he joined Geoff Schumann on tour across Britain in 1993, his popularity grew to new heights and he has never looked back. Amazingly, in an interview in 2000, Blackwood claimed that if he had not made it in show business he would have been “a graphic designer, designing buildings.” I’m sure that you would agree that he has chosen the right path for his life. Here, we time-line Blackwood’s career so far: • 1994 - brief appearances on the 90’s hit shows, The Real McCoy and Blouse & Skirt • 1996 - Joined forces with presenter, June Sarpong to front MTV’s prime-time music request show, MTV Select. • 1999 - Secured his own weekly show on Channel 4. The Richard Blackwood Show • 2000 - Scored a UK #3 hit single with the song “Mama Who Da Man”, based on “Mama Used to Say” by his uncle Junior Giscombe.

Born 15th May 1972, British comedian, former media personality, actor and rapper Richard Blackwood was Influenced in his early years by the amazing Richard Pryor. It wasn’t until he was twenty, however, and had graduated from university with a BA honours in Business Studies that Blackwood realised his dream to be in the entertainment industry. His dream came true when he performed his first stand-up show at The Spot” in Covent Garden. He was a natural, and soon became an instant hit with the public and his peers.

• 2001 - Appeared on Brass Eye, during which he was tricked into saying that Internet paedophiles can make computer keyboards emit noxious fumes in order to subdue children. • 2002 - Played the title character in the television series Ed Stone Is Dead. • 2003 - Had acting appearance in Holby City • 2003 - Appeared in Channel 5’s Celebrity Detox Camp

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Celebrating Achievements

• 2004 - Joined Choice FM (now Capital XTRA) – the UK’s leading urban station – to become one of the Choice’s biggest brand names. • 2005 - Appeared in Princes of Comedii DVD release. • 2007 - Landed his own show on the station. RB’s Sunday School, which broadcast weekly, was No.1 on Choice’s Sunday schedule. • 2009, Joined an all-star cast playing “Brightie” for the West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. • 2011 - Played the role of Russell - the Store Manager - in Anuvahood. • 2011 - Played the lead role of Donkey in the West End production of Shrek the Musical.

TOP 10 AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN WOMAN IN THE UK, endorsed and honoured by His Worship the Mayor of Lambeth and the AFRONEWS at the Mayor’s Parlour, Lambeth Town Hall, London. Thursday 5 February 2015

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he colourful ceremony celebrating outstanding Black women in the UK was held at the Mayor’s Parlour, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW. The AfroNews Top 10 UK African/ Caribbean Women Of The Year 2014 Awards Winners are: Cllr Whitney Ihenachor; Dr Comfort Momoh MBE; Cllr Kate Anolue; Sonia Meggie; Justina Mutale; Fiona Small; Mama Charlotte Simon; Sherry Anne Dixon; Pauline Long and June Daley. (see image below - Photos by Joshy Daniels Jones)

• 2015 - Started the New Year tremendously well when it was announced that he would be joining the cast of EastEnders. Away from entertainment, Richard hit the headlines when he appeared on ITV 1’s This Morning to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Richard, whose mum was diagnosed with breast cancer was applauded for his bravery and decision to get examined on live television.

The following women received Special Lifetime Recognition Awards at the ceremony: Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade; Dianne Abbott MP; and Dr Nkem Ezeilo. To read more about this prestigious event, please click on the following link: http://theafronews.eu/black-community/ community/3195-mayor-of-lambeth-hoststhe-afronews-top-10-uk-africancaribbeanwomen-of-the-year-2014-awards.html

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Genevieve Puni, Founder of Rectrain Ltd, has been shortlisted for International Business Woman Award

that Africa is currently undergoing. There is a new dawn for change, individuals no longer have to look to the West for better jobs, Africa is now offering a brighter future on the horizon. She is humbled and honoured to be shortlisted for this award. ‘Women for Africa’ was birthed from a 20 year desire and passion to see women honoured and appreciated in a celebratory way. Everywhere you go in life you see women. Focused, driven, determined, ambitious, resourceful, passionate, talented, inspiring are just some of the characteristics that are embedded in these women.

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he need for economic growth and business development is crucial for the long term success of Africa's position in the global business arena and Genevieve is at the forefront of making this happen on the continent. She believes that there is a need for the 'Brain Drain' dynamic to reach the core of African business and understands that there are individuals in the UK, Europe & the USA and in Africa itself who are keen to be part of Africa's long term economic growth. By assessing clients' needs and criteria RecTrain Limited is able to use its unique selection methods to review some of the best professionals and graduates on its database. By recognising the potential in these individuals, Genevieve hopes to increase awareness of the positive change

Africa has over 40 countries and a large number of women who are unique and different in their own individual ways. Women of all walks of life tend to face a lot of challenges in today’s society and we feel it is time this is recognised, hence why we are launching to celebrate and encourage African women. The ‘Women For Africa Awards UK’ seeks to honour and award a number of women from African countries at a prestigious venue in central London. The categories have been carefully picked so as to encompass women in their many different roles. For more information visit http://www. women4africa.com/ For information about Genevieve please email info@ariatupr.com By Ronke Lawal <info=rslmanagementservices.co.uk@ mail64.atl91.mcsv.net>; on behalf of; Ronke Lawal <info@rslmanagementservices. co.uk> Visit: www.panacheoccasions.com

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News Track laying is almost complete and the commissioning period will take another three months before the first passengers can board.

Ethiopian News By Mr. Lekan Olujinmi

Addis Ababa’s Archbishop among new Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., of Addis Ababa (pictured left) was among 15 new Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis on 4th January. The Pope said, “On February 14 next I will have the joy of holding a Consistory, during which I will name 15 new Cardinals who, coming from 14 countries from every continent, manifest the indissoluble links between the Church of Rome and particular Churches present in the world. “On Sunday February 15 I will preside at a solemn con-celebration with the new Cardinals. On February 12 and 13 I will hold a Consistory with all the Cardinals to reflect on the orientations and proposals for the reform of the Roman Curia.”

Addis Ababa braces itself for first metro in Sub-Saharan Africa The $475 million Addis Ababa Light Railway, similar to London Docklands Light Railway, will launch in early February.

The light railway consists of two lines running for 32km with underground and over ground sections, 39 stations, and two operators - the Ethiopian Railways Corporation and Shenzhen Metro. Ten trams were delivered last month. The three-section, 70% low-floor cars have an entrance height of 350mm and a steel and aluminium body for strength and lightness. Designed to operate in pairs at speeds of 70 km/h the trams are being assembled in Addis Ababa and will be ready for test runs this month.

Officials visited the dam were briefed by Engineer Ms Azeb Asnake, Project Manager and Director General of Ethiopian Electricity Corporation. President Museveni said Ethiopia’s use of its natural resources for sustainable development should be emulated by countries. Ethiopia’s first ever Waste-To-Energy facility, the 50mw Repi project in Addis Ababa, is 58% complete; the 153mw Adama II wind power project is 82% complete and the 51 MW Adama I wind power project, completed two years ago, is now fully operational.

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Ethiopian voted “Best Airline to Africa” by Premier Traveler magazine

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thiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, was voted the “Best Airline to Africa” by one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States, Premier Traveller, at a December ceremony in Los Angeles. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde Gebremariam, commented: “We are honoured that Premier Traveler Magazine’s readers in the U.S. have selected us as the best airline for travel to Africa. I wish to thank them for this vote of confidence, which once again reaffirms the quality of the service and product we offer. We currently offer the best connectivity options for the travelling public between Africa and the US, thanks to our daily flights from Washington D.C. using the ultra-modern B777s and B787s, and our extensive African network covering 49 destinations with daily and more flights. In June 2015, we will add Los Angeles as our second point in the U.S. Our flights connecting Addis Ababa, Dublin and Los Angeles will be operated with the B787s, which offer unmatched on-board comfort. It will be the only direct service connecting Africa with Ireland and the West Coast of the United States.” Ethiopian is not shy of awards and holds the Best Airline in Africa 2014 award given by Passenger Choice Awards, the African Airlines Association’s African Airline of the Year (2014) award and is the Best Foreign Airline of the Year from Africa 2014. The airline operates the youngest fleet on the continent and serves 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.

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ne of the top Nigerian Actor; Muna Obiekwe died on Sunday 18th January 2015 around 4:15pm in hospital in Festac Lagos after his battle with kidney failure. Obiekwe had been battling with kidney disease for a long time which he reportedly kept secret from his friend and colleagues in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry. His condition deteriorated in recent times, which eventually led to his death. The news from reliable source said that “Obiekwe was rushed to the hospital after he was found vomiting at home. Unfortunately he couldn’t survive it and passed away in the hospital”. “So Sad”! One of his colleagues said “for over two weeks before he passed away he didn't go for his dialysis”

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National Independence days

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

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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 the Klub International section. Lekan Olujinmi CEO E: - theklubman@ymail.com W: - www.panacheoccasions.com T: - +44 (0) 7831 128 707

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GRENADA Independence from the United Kingdom 7 February 1974 Republic of the GAMBIA Independence from the United Kingdom 18 February 1965 ST LUCIA Independence from the United Kingdom

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Events

Pily’s PEOPLE & PLACES By Pily Mirazi

Pily Mirazi attends the ANC’s birthday celebration in London which was blessed by the ANC veterans.

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Pily attended a surprise birthday party in honor of the beautiful & loving mother inside & out, Mrs Mlaba who turned 71.

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anache Magazine has got together with the In elebration Of My Sisters Mother’s Day show on the 15 arch Fairfield Hall to give one Panache reader and eir guest this fantastic prize. You can win: 2 VIP tickets to In Celebration Of My Sister’s. 2 Mothers Day boxes of chocolate. 2 VIP Gift bags with hair producers, Caribbean newspapers, magazines and mixed giveaway.

Just answer a,b or c to the question below: Name the mothers of: A BART SIMPSON B PEBBLES FLINTSTONE C MEG , CHRIS, & STEWIE GRIFFIN Email your answers together with your name and contact number with the words ICOMS in the subject line to: info@panacheoccasions.com

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"Bèl ti machan" (Haitian creole for "Cute Vendor") Dessin & histoire: Chevelin Pierre Š Chevelin Illustration 2014 chevelin.pierre@gmail.com

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Horoscope

Horoscope for February 2015 A relatively calm month which hopefully will enable us to recharge our batteries this winter in time to face the next month, which promises to be one of turbulence! This could give us the opportunity to tackle fundamental issues with some objectivity and raise the level of debate, rather than forcing things through! However, the end of February will bring obstacles of its own and put us (once again) a in a difficult position with regard to reconciling dreams with reality! If you wish to have a look at your Horoscope for March 2015. You also can search for a particular horoscope with your new monthly horoscope archive since April 2013. If you do not know your astrological sign, use our application â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is my sign?â&#x20AC;? by entering your date of birth. Read more: http://www.free-horoscope.com/horoscopes/ monthly/#ixzz3OGyO1xTq

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JOKES KNOW ANY FUNNY JOKES? email us at: info@panacheoccasions.com

A smart father’s reply to a smart son A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he’d make a deal with his son. “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car”.
 
 The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer and they agreed on it.
 
After about six weeks his father said, “Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut”.
 
 The boy said, “You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair…and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair”. The father replied, “Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?”

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