Caribbean Life News Update – 06 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 06 October 2016    Caribbean Life

Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions give back

BY NELSON A. KING

Two family daycare centers in Laure­lton, Queens are the latest recip­ients of donat­ions from the Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Club, as it gives back to the commu­nity.

MATTHEW BATTERS REGION

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

It started late last month as a Tropical depre­ssion, then storm and is now one of the most powerful hurri­canes in a decade as Hurri­cane Matthew sets its sights on the entire Bahamas islands chain after killing nearly a dozen people in Haiti and other islands, causing flooding an infrastr­uctural damage in Jamaica and Cuba and by the weekend should be causing trouble on mainland America.

Carib­bean sounds loud alarm bells

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN          

If the world was not liste­ning before, Carib­bean Commu­nity (CARI­COM) leaders ensured, in the last two weeks, that their voices were heard – loud and clear – on the vexing corresp­onding banking issue, sounding loud alarm bells on what they charact­erized as impen­ding “economic collapse.”

Healing through commu­nity leade­rship

BY LAURA ANDREWS

Gun violence is not confined to the presid­ential debate in the United States. For instance, on the island of Jamaica, this year, there has been an estim­ated 900 killings.

Prez Granger calls on Guyanese to return home

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

Stating that Guyana is the most bount­iful country in the Carib­bean, Presi­dent David A. Granger called on the diaspora to return to their homeland, and said with their help, the country would overcome some of the chall­enges it faces.

Windies female crick­eters get pay hike

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies women crick­eters will at long last get an increase in their pay packets starting Oct. 1, 2016.

Latin legends reunite

MUSIC & FASHION

Lehman Center for the Perfo­rming Arts presents a special concert reuni­ting two Latin legends on the Lehman Center stage, featu­ring multi Grammy Award-winning La Princesa de la Salsa, India, and the legen­dary Eddie Palmieri onSaturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 8 pm.

Mitchell quits cricket body

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has quit as chairman of CARICOM’s sub-commi­ttee on cricket gover­nance, accusing some of his colle­agues of making “divisive” public state­ments after agree­ments had been reached at the heads of gover­nment level.

BUSH TRIAL ON STAGE

BY DEARDRA SHULER | ARTS & THEATER

To some, George W. Bush, is consi­dered a war criminal having plunged the United States into two needless Middle East wars, one in Afghan­istan and the other in Iraq.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Being 17 (Unra­ted) Homoe­rotic adven­ture, set in France, about a teased gay teenager (Kacey Mottet Klein) whose fortunes change dramat­ically when his mother (Sand­rine Kiber­lain) invites his bully (Core­ntin Fila) to move in with them. With Alexis Loret, Jean Fornerod and Jean Corso. (In French and Spanish with subti­tles.)

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