Caribbean Life News Update – 12 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update  –  12 October 2016Caribbean Life

An intimate look at the life of late icon

BY KAM WILLIAMS

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was born Margu­erite Annie Johnson,in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928 to parents for whom she and her big brother Bailey soon became a burden.

Commu­nity celeb­rates Nelson King’s achiev­ements

CARIBBEAN

A wide cross section of the Carib­bean commu­nity in Brooklyn Sunday night celeb­rated the lifetime achiev­ements of journ­alist Nelson A. King at a gala ceremony at Glen Terrace on Avenue N in Brooklyn.    

Wage and fiscal policies for economic recovery

BY ANIS CHOWDHURY AND JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 5, 2016 (IPS) — The new United States census data released in late Septe­mber show that 3.5 million people in the US climbed out of poverty, as the tepid economic recovery conti­nues.

Jamaican wins IDB award for ‘Startup with the Most Growth Poten­tial’

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

A Jamaican national has won the Inter-American Develo­pment Bank’s (IDB) award for “Startup with the Most Growth Poten­tial.”

Aid convoys arrive as Haiti gauges full extent of disaster

BY DAVID MCFADDEN AND BEN FOX | CARIBBEAN

JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) _ A small airstrip at the edge of town hums with activity. Aid convoys are arriving from the capital, now that some roads washed out by Hurri­cane Matthew have been cleared. A barge carrying food and water is moored offshore.

GAC walk aims to end gun violence

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Presi­dent of the Guyana Action Commi­ttee (GAC), Errol Lewis said over the past year, the organi­zation has ident­ified with many groups, that are of the opinion that gun violence has claimed the lives of many in, and around ‘our commun­ities to the extent where it has now become an unacce­ptable norm due to its consis­tency.”

Clock­maker Banneker — a new hero to emulate

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Your favorite toy came apart yeste­rday.

That’s okay, though; it snapped right back together. It’s made to come apart, in fact; it’s one of those things you can build with and you like doing that anyhow, which is why it’s your favorite.

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.

Jeffries, Adams saddened by DA Thompson’s death

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Congre­ssman Hakeem Jeffries and Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric Adams have expre­ssed sadness with the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson.

West Indies falls in rankings

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies has plunged to number nine in the Interna­tional Cricket Council (ICC) Interna­tional rankings after Pakistan pulled off an emphatic 3-0 series white­wash against the regional team in the third and final One-Day Interna­tional (IDI) series at the Sheik Stayed Stadium on Wedne­sday.

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: 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

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