Caribbean Life News Update 16 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update 16 November 2016 Caribbean Life

40th Annive­rsary of Vincy Mas launched

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

A full cast of soca and calypso artists entert­ained an exube­rant crowd Sunday evening, as offic­ials from the Carnival Develo­pment Commi­ttee and the Ministry of Sports and Culture in St. Vincent and the Grena­dines launched the 40th Annive­rsary of Vincy Mas in Brooklyn.

Persaud joins pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

A Guyanese-born legis­lator in Brooklyn has joined the ranks of Carib­bean American politi­cians in expre­ssing conster­nation over Donald Trump’s unexp­ected triumph in the US Presid­ential Election last Tuesday.

World closer to ending modern slavery, agency says

BY NELSON A. KING

With an interna­tional protocol on forced labor coming into force, the United Nations labor agency, the Interna­tional Labor Organi­zation, says the world is closer in ending modern slavery.

Carib­bean American pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

BY NELSON KING | NATIONAL

Members of the Carib­bean conti­ngent in the city and state gover­nment say we must move forward.

UWI Vice Chanc­ellor urges Obama to exone­rate Marcus Garvey

BY NELSON A. KING

Vice Chanc­ellor of the Unive­rsity of the West Indies, Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, has joined the global call on United States Presi­dent Barack Obama to grant a posth­umous pardon to Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., for his 1923 mail fraud convi­ction in the U.S.

News from around the Carib­bean

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Here’s this week’s round-up.

West Indies heads for Zimbabwe

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Will take on host nation and Sri Lanka.

Rep. Clarke calls on Obama halt deport­ation of Haitians

BY NELSON KING | NATIONAL

Carib­bean American congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wedne­sday urged the Obama adminis­tration to immedi­ately halt the deport­ation of undocu­mented Haitians.

Inside Life — It’s Nation Time …Again

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE

Ron Daniels, Presi­dent of the Insti­tute of the Black World 21st Century, has been asses­sing the condi­tions of Blacks throu­ghout the world, and now that the marathon campaign to electing a US presi­dent has ended, the disting­uished lecturer at York College will convene a State of the Black World Confe­rence IV in Newark, N.J. from Nov. 16-20 to decide a national Black agenda.

Caricom member states at cop 22 in Marra­kech, Morocco

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Secre­tary-General of CARICOM States, Ambas­sador Irwin LaRocque, a national of Dominica, is in Marra­kech, Morocco, atten­ding the 22nd Confe­rence of the Parties (COP 22) — the United Nations Frame­work Conve­ntion on Climate Change (UNFCC) that will run until November 18, 2016.

Coast Guard heigh­tens repatr­iation of Cuban migrants

BY NELSON A. KING

More than 100 immig­rants have been repatr­iated since October.

Sausage Party Blu-Ray Review

BY KAM WILLIAMS

Frank (Seth Rogen) finds himself frust­rated sitting on a shelf at Shopw­ells superm­arket where he’s cooped up in a shrink-wrapped package with seven other sausages. They pass their time specul­ating about what awaits them in “The Great Beyond,” meaning the vast unknown just past the cash register on the other side of the door.

Suriname recog­nized for drasti­cally reducing malaria

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

Deaths from the disease in the country have been virtu­ally illimi­nated.

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