Caribbean Life News Update – 05 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 05 November 2016   Caribbean Life

Great Women In Music celeb­rates ‘The Divine One’

BY ROZ NIXON | MUSIC & FASHION

Great Women In Music (GWIM) is a New York City based, ongoing celebr­ation of the many contrib­utions women have made to music and the world.

Two honored at St. Vincent NY Indepe­ndence gala

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The Brooklyn-based umbrella Vince­ntian group in the United States, Council of St. Vincent and the Grena­dines Organiz­ations, U.S.A., Inc. (COSAGO) on Sunday honored two commu­nity stalw­arts, as it wrapped up the nation’s 37th Indepe­ndence Annive­rsary celebr­ations in the Big Apple.   

Vincen­tians celeb­rate indepe­ndence annive­rsary

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

St. Vincent and the Grena­dines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsa­lves said, while much develo­pment has been accomp­lished over the past 37 years of polit­ical indepe­ndence, much still needs to be done.

October surpr­ises guara­ntee November to remember

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | NATIONAL

Just as Nov. 2008 will forever be recalled as the month and year America elected Barack Obama the first Black leader to preside, regar­dless of the winner, Nov. 2016 will be histor­ically docum­ented either as the date a New York busine­ssman who never sought polit­ical office succes­sfully scored victory for his Repub­lican party or that a woman broke the glass ceiling for her gender by becoming the pione­ering female presi­dent of the United States.

Panel gives business advice for Flatbush junction

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON

Marke­ting experts and entrepr­eneurs got to chat to peers about business strategy and tips for small business owners and up-and-coming entrepr­eneurs at Brooklyn College on Oct. 27.

Queens Borough presi­dent celeb­rates Diwali

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER

Queens Borough Presi­dent, the Melinda Katz praised the Asian commu­nity, at the third Annual Diwali — festival of lights — celebr­ation, at the munic­ipal building in Kew Gardens, Queens last Friday.

Guyanese dad, daughter celeb­rate major miles­tones

BY NELSON A. KING

It was origi­nally planned as the 65th birthday bash for a promi­nent daycare provider in Laure­lton, Queens, but it turned out to be a grand celebr­ation for both the provider and her 90-year-old dad, a retired eleme­ntary and secon­dary school princ­ipal in Guyana.

BANKING UPROAR LINGERS

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

The row between comme­rcial banks in the Carib­bean and the larger ones on the American mainland just would not go away.

Barbados in strike mode

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | CARIBBEAN

Barba­dians are bracing for a strike by workers, Thursday, as the island’s trade unions hit back at the Freundel Stuart Gover­nment for demoting one of their own, that labour leaders said is victimi­sation.

Diaspora to help Jamaica’s educat­ional system

BY DAWN PLUMMER | CARIBBEAN

A large cross-section of Jamai­cans living in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are partici­pating in the Jamaica Diaspora Educa­tion Task Force (JDETF) group.

Refer­endum postp­oned

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Grenada has postp­oned yet again the refer­endum on constit­utional reform, which was planned for Oct. 27, 2016.

Why I pay fair pay today and every day

BY KELLY VLAHAKIS-HANKS

At Earth Friendly Products, our passion is making cleaning products that are environm­entally friendly, safer for people and pets, and affor­dable for everyone.

TWO CULTURES MEET

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

A dance company is premi­ering an intercu­ltural series showc­asing a conne­ction between two cultures starting Nov. 8.

Longer, but less meani­ngful lives?

BY JOHAN GALTUNG

ALICANTE, Spain, Nov. 1, 2016 (IPS) – The last one hundred years life expec­tancy has incre­ased by about 25 per cent-from near 80 to near 100-in some count­ries. But, instead of incre­asing playful child­hood, educa­tion, work and retir­ement by 25 per cent, the age of retir­ement has moved much less than the age at death.

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