BBC Reel and producer Cagney Roberts have paid tribute to former Fashion/Beauty Promoter 102 year old Mrs Ethel Kerr – see story also on page Golden Times

Ama Agbeze rallies public interest in Birmingham 2022, the Commonwealth Games, as she 7rallied the England team to victory the last time the honours were contested. She tells what can be expected this year, and the prospects of the competing nations. It will be quite an occasion. Read Ama’s comments at Athletics and NetballRead more

George Headley opens the batting in our series in which supporters select the player who they consider best represents The Magnificence that was West Indies. Eric McClymont has selected the first West Indies and Jamaican batting super-star, George Headley … Read more

The Weekly Gleaner has kept West Indians, their descendants, and friends informed of personalities and events for seventy years. Eddie Grant, shown here (far right), was one of the most active and prominent of the photographer-reporters in keeping readers in touch. He later became even better-known in Canada. Read about the Gleaner at Media…. Read more

Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth is back. New promoter Shirley De Lawrence tells of the night she won, her experiences of holding the title, her ambition for the future, and welcomes new contestants. Meet Shirley, share her memories and – maybe – join in her plans.  Contact –www.misscaribbeanandcommonwealth.com Read more …

Eric Clarke and his band were part of the social, as well as musical, fabric of South-east London, and nationally, for half-a-century. Several experienced critics considered that the trumpeter had the ability to match Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong if he had gone solo – but he was committed to leading his band. Recall the music on Golden Times ….. Read more

Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin played with punch and panache at the crease, with the ball, and in the field, but commentator Stacy-Ann King stole the honours with the most memorably apt summary of the team’s disappointing performance in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. From a sparkling start West Indies dazzled to deceive.


Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth 2010

Dyke & Dryden Black Plaque award / ITV
Shirley Dee hosting Miss Caribbean and Commonwealth wearing magma keni