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Mike Read Withdraws UKIP Calypso Song

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has requested a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist. 199 more words


“Ukip Calypso” singer Mike Read says he has 'many chums' from the Caribbean

Political correspondent Ben Riley-Smith writes that Mike Read, the former radio DJ behind the controversial ‘Ukip Calypso’ in the UK, defended the song and rejected accusations that it was racist by saying he has “many chums out in the Caribbean” and a “track-record of multiculturalism.” 308 more words


UKIP song heralds hilarious new era of political broadcasts

Nigel Farage and his band of people who are only saying what everyone else is thinking would like everyone to know that they have an MP and a song and they’re going all the bloody way to Downing Street. 568 more words


American Girls Love Bacon

I stepped out into the sweltering heat of Trinidad pleasingly shocked by how instant my emergence in the culture felt.  I realized that the individuals that surrounded me all looked like me. 703 more words


Island in the Sun - Conclusion

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Several days passed before the bulldozer arrived.  During that time, Santo kept a constant vigil at the olive tree.  During the day, tourists passing by would sometimes stop to talk to Santo.  737 more words


Black History Month - Oct 20th - Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts)  (18 April 1922 – 11 Feb 2000)

Even as the Trinidadian Lord Kitchener stepped off the Empire Windrush in 1948, he was singing the song he wrote on the famous boat, … 291 more words

Black History Month

Island in the Sun - Part One

“Have sense, Santo,” said Max-Anthony, the engineer.  “You are only delaying the inevitable.”

“It is inevitable that my tree should grow,” answered Santo, refusing to budge from where he stood in front of his tree.  678 more words