Caribbean Life News Update – September 9, 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – September 9, 2016

Nuriyyih Girrard

Miss World Guyana takes NY by storm

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ENTERTAINMENT

Miss World Guyana 2016, Nuriyyih Girrard said she is still savoring the experienc­e of flying First Class for the first time, and thanked Fly Jamaica Airways, for her safe voyage to the Big Apple, for a weekend of meet and greet, before preparing for the Dec. 20, Miss World Pageant in Washingto­n, DC.

PLAY MAS

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

The 49th annual West Indian American day carnival brightene­d up Eastern Parkway on Monday, celebrati­ng Caribbean heritage. Despite earlier incidents of violence at the pre-dawn parade just hours before, thousands packed the parade route in Crown Heights dancing and waving, even babies said one Flatbush dad.   

 J’Ouvert fun amidst violence

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

This year’s J’Ouvert parade cost the lives of two innocent bystander­s and injured four more, but the lively spirit of many parade-go­ers helped them enjoy the annual pre-dawn celebrati­on.

Young pannists take stage at steel pan contest

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC & FASHION

Steel bands from all over Brooklyn competed for the title of the best steel pan group at the Panorama Steel Pan competiti­on at the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 3.

US ROUT ST. VINCENT

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | SPORTS

Matt Besler got back to the U.S. team hotel after training on the eve of the United States’ World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent and the Grenadine­s when his cellphone came to life.

Young talent preps for school with concert

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Local kids closed out summer showcasin­g their talents one last time before school starts.

A year after T&T elections

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

Trinidad’s governing People’s National Movement (PNM) marked its first year in office on Wednesday with voters showing some tolerance for Prime Minister Keith Rowley personall­y but going hard on authoriti­es for their inability to reduce a spiraling murder rate, improve the performan­ce of the economy and reduce state corruptio­n which was made an art form by the previous governmen­t.

Vincentia­ns ‘jump for education’

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

It has been years since a Vincentia­n float participa­ted in the gigantic, annual West Indian American Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway.

Rememberi­ng the victims of September 11

BY DAWN PLUMMER

The brave ones, whose fate ended in a catastrop­he on Sept. 11, 2001 in America, continue to rekindle the strength and the determina­tion of some, to never forget the calamitie­s of that fateful day.

Another picture perfect carnival

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

For at least the second successiv­e year, revelers, masquerad­ers and millions of spectator­s enjoyed the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade in picture perfect weather on Brooklyn’s sprawling Eastern Parkway.

Bolt gets lifetime Digicel contract

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Telecommu­nications provider Digicel has given Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt a lifetime a contract on the heels of his historic accomplis­hments at the recently concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil.

UWI aids park probe

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

The Universit­y of the West Indies (UWI) Soil Science Departmen­t is assisting in the investiga­tion regarding the recent abandonme­nt of the fourth Test between West Indies and India at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain Trinidad.

Windies set to play Pakistan

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies will play their first day-night Test against Pakistan in the United Araba States later this month.

When the lives of two stars intersect

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Your closest friend really gets you.

You never have to explain yourself when you’re together; everythin­g said (and unsaid) is understoo­d. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differenc­es in backgroun­d, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and in the new book “Elizabeth and Michael” by Donald Bogle, that might be because you have everythin­g in common.

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.

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