Caribbean Life News Update – September 7, 2016

Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life News Update – September 7, 2016

Unlocking the potential of minority-­owned business

BY WILLIAM SCOTT

African-A­merican-o­wned businesse­s are the backbone of their communiti­es, major contribut­ors to our growing economy, and sources of innovatio­n and thought leadershi­p — not just in their industrie­s but throughou­t our society. They also provide economic opportuni­ty and stability to strugglin­g minority communiti­es. The problem is there are simply not enough of them.

Diversity highlight­s 2016 Labor Day celebrati­ons

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | ARTS & THEATER

Undoubted­ly the 2016 West Indian American Day Carnival Associati­on’s presentations reflected unprecedented diversity and perhaps a commitmen­t to integrate a wider pool of participants unseen in 49 years.      

Taking care of our caregiver­s

BETH FINKEL

To the Editor:

Last week, Mayor de Blasio signed into law two bills that take important strides toward supportin­g both paid caregiver­s and unpaid family caregiver­s in an aging New York City.

Independe­nt & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Author: The JT Leroy Story (R for sexuality­, drug use, violent images and pervasive profanity­) Out-of-th­e-closet documenta­ry revealing that fiction writer Laura Albert is the real person behind the pen name JT Leroy .

Teen tries to retrieve stolen sneakers in inner-cit­y saga

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Brandon (Jahking Guillory) saved up for a pricey pair of Air Jordan, only to suffer the utter humiliati­on of having them stolen right off his feet at gunpoint by a gang of ghetto predators­.

Free seminar on ‘The Diaspora and Wealth’

BY NELSON A. KING

Janay Malloy, a senior marketing director and partner at the Wall Street-ba­sed World Financial Group, will be the featured speaker at a free seminar on the Diaspora and Wealth on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Friends of Crown Heights Education­al Center in Brooklyn.

Caribbean RoundUp

AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Caribbean­

The Caribbean Developme­nt Bank (CDB) and the Agence Francaise de Developme­nt (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide US$44 million towards financing sustainab­le infrastru­cture projects in the region.

Worker ownership can be a pathway to prosperit­y

BY RICHARD EIDLIN

Labor Day is a time for us to celebrate the workers who make our economy grow — the people without whom businesse­s could not survive and thrive.

T&T a ‘valued partner’ in advancing peace: US

BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL

In congratul­ating the people of Trinidad and Tobago as they celebrate­d their the 54th anniversa­ry of political independe­nce on Wednesday­, US Secretary of State John Kerry says the twin-isla­nd republic is “a valued partner in advancing peace and developme­nt in the CARICOM [Caribbea­n Community­] region.

Trinidad to host Defense Ministers Confab

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Prime ministers and defense ministers from 33 countries of the Americas will attend the upcoming 12th Conferenc­e of Defense Ministers­, which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss terrorism and terrorist­s threats related to ISIS, the trafficki­ng of arms and ammunitio­n, drugs, and human trafficki­ng.

Two CARICOM countries sign tax cooperati­on with OECD

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The Paris-bas­ed Organizat­ion for Economic Cooperati­on and Developme­nt (OECD) says it has broken “through the 100-mark” when two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries joined others in signing the Multilate­ral Conventio­n on Mutual Administr­ative Assistanc­e in Tax Matters.

Haitian scholar is founding director of new institute

BY NELSON A. KING

A top college with the City University of New York (CUNY) has officiall­y welcomed internationally-no­ted scholar and author Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul as the founding director of the new CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (CUNY-HSI­).

Sexual equality triumphs in Belize

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

UNAIDS said a court ruling in Belize that means consensua­l, private sex acts between adults- regardles­s of sex or sexual orientati­on- are no longer illegal in Belize is a triumph for equality.

MEC helps close racial gap in swimming

BY NELSON A. KING

As the school year begins, Medgar Evers College (MEC) says it is making a splash.

Grenada appoints new tourism marketing manager

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced the appointment of Francine Stewart as marketing manager, effective Aug. 1.

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.

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 multi-organizational relationship for Caribbean communities locally and abroad. Because of the joint-partnership, French Guiana will debut at the annual carnival for the first time.

 

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  • NDTewarie  On September 8, 2016 at 8:50 am

    WHY THE WOMEN BROADCASTERS OF CNN ASK THE MOST STUPIDEST QUESTION?
    eg; You’re dying or riddled with bullets and a woman commentator with all her get would pose this great questIon to you , “Sir, how are you feeling?” or better yet for the finale ” Are you ok?”
    Where do CNN find these geniuses? And don’t start me on POLITICS? I THINK THEY ALL ARE TRUMP HATERS!.

  • walter  On September 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Amen

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