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Caribbean Food, Wine and Rum Festivals in 2016

Everyone’s gearing up for Carnival season throughout the Caribbean ensuring bodies are “tight” for  costumes and fete outfits. And while we at Eat The Caribbean love a great fete, we are truly looking  forward to all of the great food, wine and rum festivals scheduled.

We don’t need to worry about getting in shape for these festivals. All we need is our appetites, loose clothing and maybe a designated driver.

This list features just a few  food festivals, so it can be considered “ETC’s Food Festival Wish List 2016”.

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Marlon James, The Man Booker Prize 2015 awardee

Man Booker Prize Awarded to Jamaican Marlon James

Marlon James became the first Jamaican to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel, A Brief History of Seven KillingsThe book, set in Kingston Jamaica gives a fictional history of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Brief History of Seven Killings

The 44 year old who once ‘gave up on publishing’ and said ‘Clearly, I’m not meant to write books.’  is now the winner of the leading award for high quality literary fiction written in English.

Congratulations to the author and we look forward to his future works.

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Famous Americans of Caribbean Descent

The Caribbean and The United States of America have shared a long and prolific history together.  The U.S. has always been the symbol of freedom and prosperity to many in the Caribbean. As a result, we all have family and friends who have emigrated north and contributed to the social, political, educational, and economic prosperity of The United States.  We’d like to highlight a few famous Americans of Caribbean descent who have done just that.

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