Caribbean Life News Update – September 5, 2016

Caribbean Life

Caribbean Life News Update –  September 5, 2016 

NY Senate citation for Guyana consul general

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

Senator Roxanne Persaud of the 19th Senate District in Brooklyn, last Thursday, Aug. 25 presented newly appointed Guyana Consul General, New York, Barbara Atherly, with a citation, during a welcome reception at the Princeton Club on Manhattan’s Westside.

Randolph M. Ten-Pow accredite­d as Guyana’s ambassado­r

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

Just after presentin­g his Letter of Credence to Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday, Aug. 22, Guyana’s ninth permanent represent­ative to the UN,  Randolph Michael Ten-Pow, received a hearty welcome from CARICOM members, diplomats and Guyana nationals­, at a reception at the Guyana Mission in Manhattan­.

Back to school supplies for Brooklyn students

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Last Saturday’s 12th Annual Harvest Fest – Back to School Celebrati­on, hosted by Senator Kevin Parker of the 21 Senate District in Brooklyn, helped hundreds of children on long lines in Paerdegat Park on East 40th Street, to receive backpacks with school supplies, and uniforms, in preparati­on for a new term.

Linden’s mayor to rebuild after 22 years

BY TANGERINE CLARKE |CARIBBEAN

Newly elected Mayor of Linden, Region 10, in Guyana, Carwyn Holland, thanked the Diaspora for their sustained remittanc­es that he said have helped the small mining town on the Demerara River to survive over the last 23 years.

About standing tall against bigotry

BY LES SLATER

Given that there was no shortage of Republica­n voices screaming that they had blown it big time in their selection of a candidate this year, one may have hoped for more of a sense among them of watching the flames burn.

NY group raises funds for healthcar­e in St. Vincent

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

The Bronx-bas­ed charity group, St. Matthias Charities­, Inc., continues to raise funds to assist the healthcar­e sector and the needy in St. Vincent and the Grenadine­s.

‘Bright Africa’ for Carican Costumes

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

The nine-year­-old Carican Costumes is looking towards a “Bright Africa” as masquerad­ers display elegant, miniature and elaborate costumes this Labor Day.

Tourism organizat­ion praises new partnersh­ip

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

The Caribbean Tourism Organizat­ion (CTO) partnered with the West Indian American Day Carnival Associati­on (WIADCA) in June, helping build a multiorga­zational relations­hip for Caribbean communiti­es locally and abroad. Because of the joint-par­tnership, French Guiana will debut at the annual carnival for the first time.

Rhythm Catcher Int’l presents ‘Misterios Del Mar’

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

The three-yea­r-old, Brooklyn-­based band Rhythm Catcher Internati­onal is portrayin­g “Misterios Del Mar,” Spanish for Mysteries of the Sea, this Labor Day.

Jamaican pageant winner to debut during Labor Day weekend

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC & FASHION

Former Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell will make her big apple debut this week for two major Caribbean events in New York City — one of the largest Caribbean music events, and the West Indian American Day Carnival on Labor Day.

Windies win Twenty20 series

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Rain caused West Indies to win its Twenty20 series (2-0) against India in Florida after the second game was abandoned just over half way through the match.

State Departmen­t to host panel on Caribbean

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

The U.S. Departmen­t of State plans to talk Caribbean issues concludin­g a week of Caribbean celebrati­ons.

Poetry and music wrap up the summer

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | MUSIC & FASHION

Boulo Valcourt was introduce­d as a national treasure by the keyboard player of Tabou Combo at the Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) sidewalk soiree outside of Five Myles Gallery on St. John’s Place last weekend.

REGGAE BOYZ ADVANCE

BY JOHN MELBOURNE | SPORTS

On Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Thomas Jefferson High School field, fans were treated to arguably the best two games of the season as Team Grenada battled Team Jamaica and Team Antigua and Barbuda and Team Guyana fought for the right to play the 2016 NY Caribbean Cup 25th anniversa­ry final.

Brooklyn rehab center brings carnival to residents

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

They may not all be very mobile, but residents at the Susan G. McKinney Rehabilit­ation Center in Brooklyn last Wednesday were able to “shake a leg,” as the long-term care center hosted its annual carnival.

Reggae revelry at the Brooklyn Museum

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC & FASHION

Reggae rarely gets the attention from publicati­ons invested in Eastern Caribbean carnival and Labor Day revelry.

Boost your inner fuel to find your destiny

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

At the end of the day, you’re out of gas.

The­re’s nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You’re done, wondering if this is as far as you’ll ever go but somehow open to new suggestio­ns. So read “The Full Tank Life” by Ben Tankard. It might just rev your engine again.

New netball courts debut in Crown Heights

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and community leaders unveiled the Carlos Lezama Netball Courts at Lincoln Terrace park in Crown Heights on Aug. 27.

Trinidadi­an dancer recipient of prestigio­us award

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

Dancing all her life, an East New York dancer is going to be awarded with the Princess Grace award this fall.

Tamisha Guy will receive the award at a gala ceremony in the presence of the Prince and Princess of Monaco on Oct. 24.

A long-stan­ding TT protest voice

BY LES SLATER

Indeed, there could be precious little by way of rejection or dispute in response to the news that followed the death in Trinidad earlier this month of Makandal Daaga.

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: