Caribbean Life News Update – October 10, 2016

Caribbean Life

Trauma center sends mental health team to Haiti

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | CARIBBEAN

A local mental health and trauma center is deplo­ying a team of mental health specia­lists to Haiti in response to Hurri­cane Matthew.

 Carib­bean: Rethi­nking progress in sustai­nable develo­pment era

BY JESSICA FAIETA | CARIBBEAN

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19, 2016 (IPS) – Carib­bean count­ries make a special case for develo­pment. The high and incre­asing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-depen­dent econo­mies with limited diversif­ication and competit­iveness portray a struct­urally and environm­entally vulne­rable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income count­ries.

Grant winner expands mental health youth works­hops

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

A local Brooklyn man is hoping to mentally heal Brooklyn’s youth with his therapy works­hops.

Ramp up response in Carib­bean in wake of Hurri­cane Matthew

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

After deplo­ying field teams to Carib­bean count­ries affected by Hurri­cane Matthew, the Pan American Health Organi­zation (PAHO) and the United Nations World Health Organi­zation (WHO) have headed to Haiti, where they are prepa­ring for a major upsurge in cholera.

Grenada wants more funds for sustai­nable develo­pment

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

Despite remar­kable progress made on each of the 17 United Nations mille­nnium develo­pment goals, Grenada says more funds are needed for sustai­nable develo­pment.

Trinidad and Tobago gets reprieve on FATCA

BY AZAD ALI

Trinidad and Tobago has received a reprieve on the Foreign Account Tax Compl­iance Act (FATCA) from the United States Treasury Depar­tment.

Coming of age play tackles current convers­ations

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

A new theater produ­ction called “Sweet,” will be celebr­ating National Black Theatre’s “Pursuit of Black Joy” theme when it debuts on Oct. 22.

Jamaica wins big at 23rd annual world travel awards

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

For the 11th consec­utive year; Jamaica is the toast of the region; copping the Carib­bean’s Leading Destin­ation at the 2016 World Travel Awards.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

The Bad Kids (Unra­ted) Educa­tion docume­ntary chroni­cling a group of Mojave Desert teachers’ unort­hodox approach to helping at-risk high school’s students.

Carib­bean RoundUp

AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Carib­bean

The Trinidad-based Carib­bean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning against a dengue epidemic type three to deal with next year.

More support for SVG Penn Relays effort

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

Hundreds of Vincen­tians and other Carib­bean natio­nals in the United States on Sept. 24 demons­trated their conti­nued, unflin­ching support for the nation’s partici­pating in the Penn Relays in Philad­elphia by suppo­rting a fundra­ising Prayer Break­fast at the Friends of Crown Heights Educat­ional Center in Brooklyn.

Holness: Help make Jamaica great again

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | CARIBBEAN

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness did not parody the words of Repub­lican Presid­ential candi­date Donald Trump when he addre­ssed natio­nals from his island during a town hall meeting in Queens recently.

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