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The CA AWARDS Now Open For Nominations

CA award (CREATIVITY AWARD) recognises the creativity of Afro Caribbean talent globally.  The only award that celebrates and highlights Afro-Caribbean contributions in all sectors including; Sports, film, arts, enterprise, and careers.

The largest and most prestigious African award in the UK, past recipients include,  Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe (founder BUFF), Dele Momudu (publisher Ovation), Dr Alistair Soyode (founder BEN TV),Prof. Rotimi Jaiyesimi (renowned medical Doctor and lecturer ),  Akin Salami (Founder OHTV) , Pauline Long (Founder BEFFTA) and a host of others.

Elegibility:  Anyone of African or Caribbean heritage anywhere in the world with talent and making contributions in the sectors mentioned in the categories can be nominated .

Nomination: You can nominate yourself or be nominated by someone else. After nominations, the independent awards directors will go through the evidences and shortlist the finalists. Thereafter, voting commences. This year, the results are completely in the hands of the public.


Dinner: CA award 2016 will be held with a lavish 3 course dinner on;

Date: 19th of Nov, 2016

Time : 5.00pm – Arrivals, wine reception, red carpet , media and networking.

Venue: At Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge London, SE1 2BY.

Independent Award Directors – To be announced on Monday June 20, 2016.





TROPICS Magazine | Order Issue 53

The first printed edition of TROPICS Magazine was such a hit in August 2014 that the team has decided to take their game to the next level. TROPICS Magazine issue 53 has just hit the shelves and, we would like to inform our readers that it is now possible to order their copies on our blog using the Paypal button below, but first, here is an overview of this month’s headlines…


TROPICS Magazine is an independent fashion and lifestyle publication and the first interactive bilingual magazine published in French and English from Africa. With a global audience of 200,000+ readers, the TROPICS brand has become the ultimate destination for the multiracial community. With that said, we are not limited in our writings because we strongly believe that the world needs all cultures today to advance the social machine and meet the needs of people at all levels.
Skillfully printed in South Africa and the United Kingdom, an air of serenity permeates from every page of the magazine as the reader is taken on a wondrous and timeless journey far away from the cultural mainstream. TROPICS Magazine is a monthly published issue which meets the needs of a diverse audience around the world.
Make sure you are the first to get the next issue of TROPICS Magazine, this month, by pre-your copy here!


Features in this issue include Urs Althaus (the Swiss-Nigerian & first Black Model to appear on the cover of American GQ), Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (the SPanish & noble Fashion Designer invited as a Special Guest at Nigeria Fashion Week), Bisila Bokoko (Global Brands Ambassador & newly appointed Ambassador to Agatha Ruiz de la Prada fashion label), Mia Amber Davis (the late American Plus-Size Model & Actress), Tika Sumpter (American Actress, Singer, Television Host & Model), Zanele Zcapha (the Founder of the Youth Entrepreneur Development in Cape Town, South Africa),  LIRA (Multi-Awards Winning Artist & South African Afro-Soul Singer), Emmanuelle Soundjata (young Entrepreneur from Africa & the French Carribean), Xesko (Angolan/Portuguese muli-talent Artist), Iman (Somali Fashion Model, Actress & Entrepreneur), the late Samora Machel (Leader & eventual President of Mozambique), Olivia Breleur (one of the top Painters of Martinique), Mo Ibrahim (Entrepreneur & Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation), Aline Matsika (Interior Designer and Founder of Aline Matsika Interiors) and Les Kassav (the legendary Caribbean zouk band) to name but a few.
TROPICS Magazine is a monthly publication which places focus on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, business, culture, décor, travel and food. Plus music, book and product reviews!

 Tropics Magazine Issue53



Caribbean Doctors Want Ban On Skin Bleaching Products

AFRICANGLOBE – Doctors in Antigua and Barbuda are preparing to lobby the country’s government to draft and enact legislation to limit the importation and use of skin bleaching products.

News of this development was revealed by Caribarena Antigua in a report that quoted physician Patrick Matthew as saying that skin bleaching among the nation’s women had reached critical levels with life-threatening consequences.

woman_bleaching_cream_2Matthew reportedly said that recent tests conducted in Antigua revealed alarming levels of mercury in some of the products available, and at least one person has so far been diagnosed with cancer after using such products.

The young woman in question has since left for Canada, where further tests will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis and treatment options, according to reports.

Matthew reportedly explained that the woman had been diagnosed with high levels of ototoxicity, with unacceptable levels of mercury present.

Caribarena further quoted the doctor as saying that residents have seemingly been buying black market products that have been banned in some countries like Jamaica, where skin bleaching practices had to be legislated.

Mercury intake is reportedly known to have significant, harmful side effects, including brain damage and birth defects.

“We are going to be looking to get some kind of legislation passed to protect our women from the dangers they do not know,” Dr Matthew was quoted as saying.

Dermatologist Dr Maria Periera and Dr Jerry Simon are said to be among the local physicians prepared to take the proposal to Cabinet.

Similar concerns about skin-lightening agents have been raised in several parts of Africa, according to a recent report by the Africanglobe.

Hawaii : Natural Wonders You Should Discover

5:45PM EST December 12. 2012 – The Aloha State conjures countless majestic images, from volcanoes and verdant cliffs to surfing beaches and eye-poppingly beautiful hibiscuses. There’s a lot to see in Hawaii, which is why we asked kama’aina (someone who has lived in Hawaii a long time) Christine Thomas to pick nine natural wonders sure to take your breath away.


Oahu/Waimea Bay

Oahu: At Pali Lookout in Nu’uanu Valley, step into a breathtaking wall of wind and absorb panoramas of the sculpted Ko’olau Mountains and ribbon of small towns, including Kailua, President Obama’s vacation spot. Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority

From November through February, one of the most storied big-wave surfing spots on Oahu’s legendary North Shore welcomes gigantic swells. Watch the pros ride 20-foot-plus waves, then drive or hike back to Waimea Valley to a 45-foot waterfall and entrancing botanical gardens.

Oahu/Nu’uanu Pali

At Pali Lookout in Nu’uanu Valley, step into a literally breathtaking wall of wind and absorb panoramas of the sculpted Ko’olau Mountains and ribbon of small towns, including Kailua, President Obama’s vacation spot.

Lanai/Pu’u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock)

Sweetheart Rock commands you to think of love. Legend tells of a warrior in love with a Maui woman who hid her at a sea cave at the cliff’s base. When she drowned in a storm, he climbed this 80-foot outcrop then jumped into the surf, where many visitors now snorkel and dive.


Twenty-six switchbacks punctuate the steep forest trail down a 1,700-foot cliff to the flat, windy peninsula of Kalaupapa, an awe-inspiring national historic park.

Hawaii Island/Kilauea Volcano

Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve nearly the size of Oahu, is home to steaming, flowing Kilauea Volcano. Surface-flowing lava can be accessed via an arduous hike over uneven, sharp ground.

Hawaii Island/Pu’uhonua Honaunau

In South Kona’s Pu’uhonua Honaunau National Historical Park, you can walk amid thousands of ancient cultural sites, including a temple which once house bones of chiefs.


Secluded Wai’anapanapa State Park is a 122-acre wilderness boasting a rare black-sand beach, natural stone arch, hala tree forest, legendary cave and stone temple.


A forest wonderland lies in the cool uplands of Koke’e State Park, where mist collects like cotton among native koa and ohia trees and lends a mysterious glow to this unspoiled plateau that rises up 4,000 feet.


At Haleakala National Park, experience an other-worldly sunrise, inspect native silversword plants or reach for the Milky Way at night.

GoEscape features the best North American destinations, spanning the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The winter 2013 issue is on sale now atgoescape.usatoday.com.