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

Julina Worthey …  known to friends and family as Lina, shares her ten years of cooking and recipe testing in her debut book Next Level Eating, which, Caribcommx understands, is available now on Amazon. Ms Worthey enjoys food photography, music and neatly-presented meals. She is listed also as Event Chef at ONTHEMARC Events & Catering. More information and pictures about Lina, who is based in the USA and has Jamaican and American heritage, can be found @ LinaMadeThis_on Instagram. Caribcommx hopes, too, to be able to bring new information in due course.

Margarette Alcindor …. a Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title-holder in the Golden Age of contests is particularly proud of being the first African to win the crown. She recalls her reign, tells us a bit about herself and her family, and assesses the present standing of the title. Margarette still carries that pride. It is a feeling that has never left her. Read more …

Beverley Heath, the outstanding West Indian beauty queen and model of her generation, has been appointed patron of the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title. Promoter Shirley de Lawrence spoke of Beverley’s record, her reputation, and the esteem in which she is held. Ms Heath has a long personal association with the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title, the 26th final of which will be presented at the Rock Tower, Tufnell Park, North London on Saturday 9th December 2023.

Look at who made and recorded his times …. Carl Bennett, photographer, promoter and printer, recorded, and participated in, Caribbean-related entertainment in the late-1980s and early-1990s, a decade that is too often overlooked. He was associated particularly with the beauty contests held at the Podium, Vauxhall and the ferry-based shows held on the ferry routes between the UK and the Netherlands (including the Rotterdam Caribbean Summer Carnival). Caribcommx looks back at those times with
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“Green for Go”  … Asheena Green, newly-crowned 26th Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth, had hardly got over the initial excitement of her victory when she commenced her round of official duties. Ms Green, 23 years-old, was among the special guests invited to a private viewing of artist Karla Cornwall’s work entitled Flow, the Art of letting go at the Trinidad & Tobago High Commission in London. The following day Asheena attended the Commonwealth Business Awards at the Houses of Parliament. Read more ….
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High Commissioner greets Asheena ….. Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth have posted the following announcement. “Gratitude to His Excellency Alexander Williams, High Commissioner of Jamaica! We extend our heartfelt thanks to His Excellency Alexander Williams for warmly receiving Miss Caribbean and Commonwealth Asheena Green at the High Commission. His support is invaluable as Asheena embarks on her impactful tour in Ghana. Asheena will be fostering relationships between Jamaica, Ghana, and the UK, promoting cross-sustainable tourism among these nations” . Read more …


Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth 2010

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