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St. Maarten preparing for Seven Days of Extraordinary Events

Caribbean musical "royalty" will descend on St. Maarten this month to headline TEMPO Networks' seventh anniversary celebrations.

TEMPO will raise the curtain on a star-studded line-up which includes the undisputed Calypso King of the World, The Mighty Sparrow and the Queen of Reggae Music, Marcia Griffiths.

World acclaimed panmaster Robert Greenidge has been at the forefront of spreading awareness and exposure of the steel pan, the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.  On Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. he will be honored by the Institute of Caribbean Studies with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean American Heritage Awards.

The Awards Gala will be held in Washington, DC at the Capitol Hilton. "For his worldwide awareness of Trinidad and Tobago's finest instrument, Robert Greenidge deserves a place among the national icons of the Caribbean," said ICS President and Founder Dr. Claire Nelson. 

haughton-radcliffeThe lone suspect in a mass shooting at a spa in suburban Milwaukee last month has been identified as a Jamaican-born national. The authorities said that 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, a resident of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, was found dead at the scene with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Oct. 21 shooting incident at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield left at least three people dead and four others injured, but it was not immediately clear whether Haughton was being counted among the victims.