Caribbean Life News Update – 19 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update  – 19 October 2016  Caribbean Life

Guyanese playw­right donates audio equip­ment to folk group

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER

The Guyana Cultural Associ­ation, NY, organ­izers of the Annual Folk Festival will now produce quality stage plays and dinner theater events, thanks to state-of-the-art audio equip­ment donated by legen­dary playw­right and journ­alist, Derrick John Jeffery, who traveled from Luk Lam Ka, Thailand to make the presen­tation on Oct. 15.

Corpor­ations dodge billions in taxes through offshore tax havens

BY MATTHEW GARDNER

European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwel­come spotl­ight. But Apple’s tax dodging is just the tip of a huge iceberg of offshore corpo­rate tax avoid­ance.

Brooklyn Borough prez honors heroes

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric L. Adams last Friday honored a bakery in Bedford-Stuyv­esant operated by formerly incarc­erated and homeless men, a number of police officers who saved victims on the brink of death in Fort Greene and Willia­msburg, as well as a princ­ipal enric­hing her students with special needs in Sheep­shead Bay.

Annual gala honors Kenny Leon and Joe Kennedy III

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Donors raised about $600,000 for the 18th Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala in Manha­ttan on Oct. 17.

We can elimi­nate hunger and poverty quickly with greater commi­tment

BY JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 17, 2016 (IPS) – Why do people go hungry? Mainly because they do not have the means to get enough food, whether by produ­cing it thems­elves or by purch­asing it.

October celebrates heroes & history

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE

October is Black History Month in England.

October is also the month that the gover­nment of Jamaica honors its heroes.

PIANO MUSIC FILLS THE AIR

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | MUSIC & FASHION

The hush that fell over the Guyana National Cultural Center Recital Hall, in Georg­etown, was followed by a skill­fully played rendi­tion of the Lord’s Prayer, to open “Piano Improvi­sations” by Ohio-based pianist Dr. Patricia Cambr­idge.

Kevin Hart wows hometown crowd

BY KAM WILLIAMS | ARTS & THEATER

Step aside Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, the undis­puted reigning “King of Comedy, “ pound-for-pound, is clearly now Kevin Hart.

Team Jamaica Bickle donates defibri­llators to Jamaican high schools

BY NELSON A. KING | SPORTS

In the wake of the tragic passing of young footb­aller, Dominic James, a student of St. George’s College in Jamaica, Team Jamaica Bickle, the New York-headqua­rtered organi­zation that provides hospit­ality support for Jamaican and other Carib­bean athletes at the Penn Relays in Philad­elphia, has annou­nced an immed­iate donation of 15 Autom­ated External Devices (AEDS) – defibri­llators – to schools across the island.

Order of Black Nuns celeb­rates 100th annive­rsary with mass

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Archb­ishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and parish­ioners, got to honor sisters of of the Order of Black Nuns at a mass on Oct. 7.

Trinidad and Tobago Muslims set free in Venez­uela

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Five Trinidad and Tobago Muslims who were detained in Venez­uela for the past two and a half years on suspi­cion of being terro­rists have been freed by a judge in the South American country over the week-end.

Law enforc­ement lost one of its ‘brigh­test lights’

BY NELSON A. KING

United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch says law enforc­ement in the United States has lost one of the “brigh­test lights” in Brooklyn’s first African American District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson.

UN chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew’s destru­ction

BY DAVID MCFADDEN AND BEN FINLEY

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ U.N. Secre­tary-General Ban Ki-moon visited victims of devast­ating Hurri­cane Matthew on Saturday, saying the destru­ction wrought by the storm was heartbr­eaking,’’ and he renewed a pledge to help the nation cope with a deadly scourge of cholera that was intro­duced by U.N. peacek­eepers.

Grena­dian kids build confi­dence with soccer

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON |CARIBBEAN

Grenada’s vulnerably children got to learn some sports and vital life lessons playing soccer at a two-day soccer clinic on Oct. 9-10.

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