Caribbean Life News Update – 07 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 07 November 2016

Brooklyn Crown Heights Lions celeb­rate 40 years

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

The lavish celebr­ation at Antun’s Banquet Hall in Queens Village on Saturday, Oct 29 was befit­ting the 40 years of outsta­nding service the Brooklyn Crown Heights Lions Club Inc. has given to resid­ents of the commu­nity through its outreach programs to improve the lives of humanity under its motto: “We Serve.”

Prince Harry to visit the Carib­bean

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Britain’s Prince Harry will be making an official visit to the Carib­bean, on behalf of Queen Eliza­beth 11 in November and December 2016, on the occasion of the 35th annive­rsary of indepe­ndence in Antigua and Barbuda and the 50th annive­rsary if indepe­ndence in Barbados and Guyana.       

US proud of Dominica’s cooper­ation on energy, climate

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

As Dominica on Thursday celeb­rated its 38th annive­rsary of polit­ical indepe­ndence from Great Britain, the United States says “espec­ially proud” of the Carib­bean island’s cooper­ation on the Energy and Climate Partne­rship of the Americas and the Carib­bean Basin Security Initi­ative.

First town hall on police relati­onship with Crown Heights

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Members of Bethany United Metho­dist Church are introd­ucing their first town hall at their church on their commu­nity relati­onship with the police in Crown Heights on Nov. 10.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

The Anthrop­ologist (Unra­ted) Climate change docume­ntary asses­sing the prosp­ects of the planet from the perspe­ctive of the 15-year-old daughter of an anthro­pology profe­ssor studying the impact of global warming on indig­enous peoples.

Adams tipped for coaching job

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Jamaican Jimmy Adams has been tipped to take over the vacant post of West Indies coach.

Carib­bean RoundUp

AZAD ALI

LIAT has annou­nced it is moving to improve its service after cancell­ations of 261 flights and delays of 564.

 

Unive­rsity Women’s group reads to ‘Little Sprouts’

BY NELSON A. KING

Kids at a daycare center in Laure­lton, Queens last Thursday were given the extraor­dinary opport­unity of being read to by offic­ials from the Long Is. Branch of the National Associ­ation of Unive­rsity Women (NAUW).

Peter Tosh Museum opens in Jamaica

MUSIC & FASHION

On Oct. 19, after much antici­pation from the Jamaican commu­nity and the world at large, late Reggae Legend Peter Tosh was honored with the opening of a new museum dedic­ated to his life and impact on the music industry, and a benefit concert which brought out a wide array of reggae acts inclu­ding Tosh’s original backing band “Word, Sound and Power,” the late star’s son Andrew Tosh and grandson Dre Tosh, grandda­ughter Jahzarah Tosh, Marcia Griff­iths, Chronixx, Luciano, Etana, Kabaka Pyramid, Tarrus Riley, and many more!

Barbados strike averted — for now

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | CARIBBEAN

Barbados’ gover­nment blinked in the stare-off with unions and at a late hour agreed to meet labour represen­tatives to discuss the demotion of National Union of Public Workers Presi­dent, Akanni McDowall, staving off a strike.

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.

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