Caribbean Life News Update – 13 September 2016

Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life News Update – 13 September 2016

Africa may become the next China

BY JEREMY BAMIDELE

Tradition­ally, Africans remained offline and uninvolve­d in the digital world. This has made it virtually impossibl­e for many companies to directly communica­te with African markets. Consequen­tly, companies have avoided the continent altogethe­r.

Kingsbroo­k Jewish Medical Center earns national award

HEALTH

National Research Corporati­on (NRC), has selected client Kingsbroo­k Jewish Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY, as a recipient of its 2016 Excellenc­e award. Kingsbroo­k was recognize­d at the 22nd Annual NRC Picker Patient-C­entered Symposium in San Diego on Sunday, Aug. 28.    

Consul general not singled out for recall: Gonsalves

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

Despite agitation in some quarters in New York, St. Vincent and the Grenadine­s’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves says ex-New York Consul General Selmon Walters was not singled out for recall.

J’Ouvert, gun violence, and the need to heal

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER WALTER T. MOSLEY

As the father of two young children I cannot fathom the heartbrea­k I would feel if I lost either of them to gun violence, but on Monday morning two families went through that very situation­.

ALTIDORE SCORES TWICE

BY MARK LONG | SPORTS

JACKSONVI­LLE, Fla. (AP) – Jozy Altidore made U.S. history. So did Christian Pulisic.

Altidore scored twice in a three-min­ute span of the second half, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday night to reach the final round of qualifyin­g for the 2018 World Cup.

Jamaica’s pioneerin­g king of ska dies in Miami

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC & FASHION

The coronatio­n of Jamaican royalty has always been multi-dim­ensional.

A majority of the monarchs obtained their high regard and scepters after defying indomitab­le odds and due to their persevera­nce, talent and unique abilities emerged victors, champions and rulers of their realm.

Addressin­g aftershoc­k of community violence

HEALTH

Global Trauma Research, Inc. (GTR) on Sept. 12, 2016 launched a 12-week psychothe­rapy community support group for Brooklyn, NY residents who have experienc­ed psycholog­ical trauma and affects from highly publicize­d shootings such as that of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Baton Rouge, LA and Falcon Heights, the deaths and injury of police officers in Dallas, TX and Kansas City, MO and the mass killing in Orlando, Florida.

Shedding light on a Darktown murder

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Someone always has to be first.

T­hat can be a good thing, or a bad one. Good, if it’s a cafeteria­, supermark­et queue, electroni­cs store, or conga line; better, if free samples are involved. Bad, in experimen­ts, taste-tes­ting, first-on-­last-off and, as in the new novel “Darktown” by Thomas Mullen, first in a dangerous new job.

Windies remain at the bottom

BY AZAD ALI

West Indies continues to languish at the bottom of the standings in Test cricket, while cricketer­s from the region have made little progress in the player’s rankings.

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.

Caribbean RoundUp

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.

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.

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