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Ken Lazarus: Some Nostalgia

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Independence Day Cultural Tribute To Barbados

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Today, Monday November 30th.,  Barbados celebrates 49 years of  Independence.  We wish Barbados all the best in the future. We decided to highlight the calypso/ comedy group MADD. This group more than any other current entertainment act, uses the bajan(Barbadian) dialect to effectively get its message and music across to its audience. In this piece , MADD puts a comic view on a relationship gone wrong. One of the hurt parties calls the then popular radio call in program Heart Break hotel putting his case to the program's host, Patrick Gollop. Enjoy !







Dr. Rowley is Right on Housing Policy

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The Mahogany Coconut Group, is in full support of Dr.Keith Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, who has stated that his government will no longer, extend its subsidized housing program to those earning more than 25,000 TT per month. It is high time that government subsidies, in all sectors and areas be focused on those who can least afford to look after themselves. We have long posited that the so-called middle class in the region is hard to define and is often identified by class rather than earnings. This is a sorry relic of our colonial past when a teacher earning less than a self employed motor mechanic, would be considered middle class . It was more professional class than the pay packet. However, in the case of Trinidad ,we are more than convinced that the housing program of the last UNC administration ,was nothing more than an attempt to buy votes. We are further convinced that the full import of the corruption of the United National Cong…

This is what the Caribbean is competing with....

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Our politicians and industry leaders, are usually heard blowing hot air and utilizing cliches to bolster their standing and  insatiable egos. We just thought it would be instructive, to show what we are really competing with, as we make our mark on the world stage:









Black Skin Issues In Barbados and The Caribbean

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Kindly  view an informative video about skin color in Barbados from the  Toni Thorne Show . The show also looks at the Islam community in Barbados. Trevor Marshall, leading Barbadian and Caribbean historian, is one of the guests .


Compliments of The Toni Thorne Show.



Guyana : Pepperpot Recipe

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We continue our Caribbean Holiday recipes  with pepperpot from Guyana. Enjoy !             

Guyana is also known for it waterfalls and natural habitats.


The largest ethnic group is the Indo-Guyanese (also known as East Indians), the descendants of indentured labourers from India, who make up 43.4% of the population, according to the 2002 census. They are followed by the Afro-Guyanese, the descendants of slaves from Africa, who constitute 30.2%.


Please view video of Guyana Pepperpot recipe compliments Caribbean Pot



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Former Prime Minister James Mitchell Opposes Reparations

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 Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Group “What we should be concentrating on, is how we get the industrial developed countries to spend more money on us. We have to learn to forget about the words slavery.”  Sir. James Mitchell former Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, addressing the 39th. United Workers Party Convention (UWP) Sunday, November 15th. 2015
Sir. James Mitchell, former Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, quoted above, also dismissed efforts to obtain reparations as “stupid”. This is easily the most venomous opposition to the reparations movement to date and it sends a clear message, that there are many prominent leaders and citizens in the region, who believe that seeking reparations is a complete waste of time. Sir James was once considered one of the more progressive leaders in the Caribbean and was highly respected as one, who brought some measure of creativity and clarity to the political process. We are therefore…

Welcome Back Coach Simmons, Get off the field President Camron!

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We at MCG were convinced from the very beginning of this fiasco with the West Indies Cricket Board and coach Phil Simmons that the Board would have to eat humble pie and reinstate him. We went so far as to suggest that the Board reinstated Simmons and be “fired”. The decision to reinstate Simmons so quickly after his dismissal is a clear sign that Mr. Simmons’ Breach of protocol did not merit such a severe action. Furthermore, the same two players that Simmons said should have been included in the team to Sri Lanka were eventually selected. In other words Simmons’ judgment was correct in the first place! We in the Caribbean are slowly but surely allowing misfits to chart our course and they are leading us into the land of tomfoolery. The WICB has made monumental errors and has consistently proven that it is neither capable of managing nor resuscitating our cricketing fortunes. We are convinced that it is also the poorest regional organization within CARICOM.…

Woman Violently Beaten By Trinidadian Man

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Trinidadian Man violently assaults woman and is caught on camera.
Here we have a woman being violently assaulted by a man (criminal), who in our opinion, should be put in prison for at least twenty five years. No more needs to be said. The accompanying video is evidence enough.  Use the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153742492127996/



STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST OUR WOMEN , CHILDREN AND ELDERLY !!!!!!!


Caribbean Christmas Recipes: Ham

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MCG  will be sharing a number of Caribbean Holiday recipes with our readers. Kindly use the link below, try the recipe and enjoy !





Christmas ham is a must in just about every pork eating home in the Caribbean. There are many who choose not to dine in the swine, but I refuse to be prejudice against this wonderful meat, so you know I had to share this wicked recipe. I fondly recall the ham sandwiches our mom would have ready for us at breakfast on Christmas morning as she had other delectable goodies going in the oven and stove. Speaking about ham, don’t forget to check out the chow chow recipe I shared a few days back.





http://caribbeanpot.com/caribbean-christmas-ham/



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Ben Carson Is Terrible for Black Americans

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Ben Carson Is Terrible for Black AmericansBy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, TIME 05 November 15 Is he a success story? Yes. Would his presidency be an unmitigated disaster? Yes
ow that Ben Carson is the leading GOP candidate, the doctor is under a lot more pressure, not just as a candidate, but as a representative of African Americans. The lifelong burden of a minority is that they feel as if everything they do or say reflects not just on their own character, but also on how the rest of their group will be judged by the ruling majority. Jon Stewart satirized this truth on The Daily Show with “Is This Good for the Jews?” in which he assessed how news about prominent Jewish people reflected on all Jews. Would President Ben Carson be good for African Americans? Ben Carson is good for African Americans in that he is a deeply moral man who has done much good as a physician and now wants to upsize his good-doing on a national and global scale. His success story is the stuff th…