MARGARETTE RECALLS HER REIGN – AND DESCRIBES HER PRIDE

Margarette Alcindor held the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth in the 1980s Golden Age of Caribbean/African beauty contests when such events attracted national media interest. A Ghanaian, she was the first African to take the crown. Today Margarette shares her recollections of those days, what it meant to be title-holder, and thoughts of the title today …

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ASHENA BECOMES 26th MISS CARIBBEAN & COMMONWEALTH – Evening of Spectacle and Panache is credit to director Shirley de Lawrence and her team

By Clayton Goodwin Ashena Green – 26th Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth Shirley de Lawrence – Director of Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth Ashena Green, a 23 years-old student, representing Jamaica became the 26th Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title-holder in an evening of spectacle and action at the Rock Tower, Tufnell Park, London. She impressed the judges …

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CRISIS IN JAMAICAN CRICKET – the style and mastery of the past threatened by lack of investment and interest in the present – a great, and turbulent, fast bowler is recognised

Jamaican cricket has stirred the emotions, the whole vista of emotions, as no other. From the mastery of George Headley, the stylish grace of adopted son Frank Worrell, the menace of Roy Gilchrist and silky pace of Michael Holding, to the stubborn fluency of Allan Rae which made such an impression on my infant mind …

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WAYNE ALEXANDER TAKES OUT TAKALOO – With a punch of extraordinary power, speed and precision.

By Clayton Goodwin In a half-century and more of reporting professional boxing – it started at the Lime Grove Baths in Shepherd’s Bush, West London on 14th February 1968 – I have seen many exciting contests and a good few spectacular finishes. So, it must be difficult for me to decide which was the hardest …

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BEVERLEY HEATH IS APPOINTED PATRON OF MISS CARIBBEAN AND COMMONWEALTH – an inspiration by her example and record of achievement

By Clayton Goodwin Beverley Heath, the foremost name in West Indian / African beauty contests in the United Kingdom, has been appointed Patron of the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth, the 26th final of which will be contested at the Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Road, London N17 OPS on Saturday 9th December 2023. Ms Heath …

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SEASON OF MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS – Millie, Gravesend and Malawi

By Clayton Goodwin Autumn …. October …. The season of mellow mists and fruitfulness …. Has always been a happy occasion for me. It was the month in which I first came to London from my village home, experiencing as a teenage student all the sensations of all, and it was the traditional (but not …

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ERROL JONES SEEKS TO CEMENT COMMUNITY HARMONY – Heartbreak brings sustained commitment

By Clayton Goodwin Errol Jones is a living example of the integral, and unifying relationship, between Jamaican music and the community in which it has developed – particularly in South London. He came to the attention of Caribcommx first for his work with Leopard Music half-a-century and more ago. It was a time of fervent …

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CHAMBERLAIN’S CHAMPIONSHIP CONQUEST – Isaac becomes titular head of talented division

Isaac Chamberlain celebrates his success. Trainer/coach Bobby Mills is third from right By Clayton Goodwin Isaac Chamberlain, 29 years-old, took the British and vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight titles on a one-sided decision against the hitherto unbeaten Mikael Lawal at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Lawal, who sought to sway outcome by landing one heavy punch, …

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CARL BENNETT CAPTURED THE SPIRIT OF THE TIME – Photographer, printer and promoter of an otherwise lost era

By Clayton Goodwin Carl Bennett had an integral role in UK-based Caribbean entertainment in the 1980s and early-1990s. He made his name as photographer at, and printer for, many of the club shows of the Golden Age, especially the beauty contests promoted by Spencer Williams and Trevor Russell on a Friday night at Sports club …

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