By Christal Clashing, Photos Discover Dominica
If you were fortunate enough to study Caribbean history in the early years of secondary school in the West Indies, you might remember the stories about the Caribs and the Arawaks. These were tribes of indigenous people who lived across the archipelago of islands located between South America and North America that today we call the Caribbean. These were the tribes that met Christopher Columbus upon his “discovery” of what he called the West Indies.
The International Film Festival of Antigua & Barbuda strives to educate its audience about the history and culture of Antigua & Barbuda. It achieves this by showcasing a variety of short films, documentaries and other pieces of work by independent filmmakers. These films often cover various topics that include mental health, social media and relationships. The organization’s mission is to showcase and bring together the works of global indigenous peoples alongside the mainstream celebrating culture and heritage.
Public Relations Officer of ABAT
Antigua & Barbuda Association of Toronto. by Norman Hart
I recently spoke with ABAT Public Relations Officer Eric Delfish who told how in 1974 he joined as a volunteer steward with other recently arrived young single people and said ABAT was formed in 1967 as a not-for-profit community organization.
Canada and Antigua / Barbuda has had a relationship of mutual respect that goes all the way back to 1926 around the time of post slavery when governors from the Britain still ruled over the Island. When other governors severely mistreated the island people especially workers, one man decided that he wanted to make a difference not just for the sake of ego but to help improve the lives of Antiguans overall.
Dominicans leverage new media technology to launch a virtual art exhibition By Christal Clashing
On Saturday, January 16th, the Waitukubuli Artist Association, launched ‘WhoOsh!!2’ a virtual art exhibition that reflects the trauma and recovery of Dominicans as a result of Hurricane Maria which caused island-wide devastation across the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica in 2017.