Fashion & Styles
The culture of Jamaica and its people is a result of many International cultures finely blended together that has resulted in one of the most colourful and vibrant nations of people in the world. Both English and Spanish rule has left its mark but also probably most influentially that of the people of Africa that where brought to the island during the slave trade.
Each group in Guyana's multi-racial population brought to Guyana its distinct customs and traditions which, to date, are reflected in the various festivals celebrated throughout the year. Most of the festivals have especial significance to Guyanese regardless of their ethnic origins or religious persuasions. The following are among the most notable of those festivals:
From exotic spices to duty-free bargains, shopping in Grenada offers something of interest for everyone. Bustling with activity and offering a wide assortment of fresh produce, spices and handicrafts, St. George’s market is the center of island life. Souvenir, gift and handicraft shops are also prevalent in the St. George’s district, especially on Young Street and the Carenage. The best buys in Grenada are batik and screen printed textiles, locally made handicraft, leather craft, and wood carvings.
As festive as the Cayman Islands are all year round, there are lots of events and activities that bring people together to celebrate for extra special occasions.
Even though we are much smaller in size than Trinidad, Rio and New Orleans, our island is rich in history and culture. We celebrate our carnival during August, to observe our 1834 slavery emancipation. Our Carnival is the way we celebrate our heritage and culture.
Crop Over, a five-week summer festival, is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. It's origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration. As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940's the festival was terminated completely.
When the sun goes down in Barbados, the fun continues! Barbados nightlife is extensive and varied, providing entertainment for every taste, from historic dinner shows to romantic cruises and exquisite dining. In the music business, Rihanna is currently one of Barbados' most well known Grammy winning artists. As of 2009 she was appointed as an official Honorary Ambassador of youth and culture for Barbados by the late Prime Minister, David Thompson. In 2008, Barbados recognized her achievements on "Rihanna Day.