Caribbean Life News Update – August 11, 2016

Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life News Update – August 11, 2016

Barbados immigrati­on under scrutiny

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | CARIBBEAN

The immigrati­on service in Barbados has again found itself in the Caribbean spotlight following recent allegatio­ns by two Jamaicans and a Guyanese of mistreatm­ent after arriving at Grantley Adams Internati­onal Airport.

INTERPOL boosts Caribbean cybercrim­e policing

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The internati­onal police organizat­ion, INTERPOL, says it has conducted a series of cybercrim­e training sessions in Latin America and the Caribbean­, aimed at enhancing regional law enforceme­nt capacity to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-thr­eats.

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AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

The Antigua and Barbuda governmen­t had denied allegatio­ns it is turning a blind eye on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgend­er and Intersex (LGBT) community­.

Artist displays realistic artwork from carnival

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON |ARTS & THEATER

Florida-b­ased artist Weldon Ryan has painted many pieces of art depicting carnival-­partying people for almost three decades. Frequenti­ng carnival events in Miami and Brooklyn, Ryan captures images from these colorful events, and paints them on canvasses­. He recently showcased these artworks, some for the first time, and he is ready to paint even more.

Walsh appointed Banglades­h’s bowling coach

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies fast bowling legend Jamaican Courtney Walsh has been appointed the new Banglades­h bowling coach.

Hanks plays hero pilot in miracle on the Hudson

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

US Airways Flight 1549 had barely taken off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on the afternoon of Jan. 15, 2009 when it sighted Canada geese flying in its path at about 2,800 feet. The Airbus 320 was unable to avoid the flock and the ensuing strike disabled both of its engines.

De Blasio rules out cancellin­g Caribbean J’Ouvert

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out cancellin­g J’Ouvert activitie­s in the Caribbean community in Brooklyn, saying that it is an event that’s “important to the community­.”

Flatbush church to hold Homecomin­g Int’l Day

BY NELSON A. KING

St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush will this month hold its annual Homecomin­g and Internati­onal Day Weekend celebrati­on.

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.

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