Caribbean Life News Update – 07 November 2016
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN
Jamaican Jimmy Adams has been tipped to take over the vacant post of West Indies coach.
LIAT has announced it is moving to improve its service after cancellations of 261 flights and delays of 564.
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).
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!
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.
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.