Caribbean Life News Update – 21 November 2016

 Caribbean Life News Update – 21 November 2016 Caribbean Life

New direct funding avail­able for Carib­bean count­ries to regulate tobacco

BY NELSON A. KING

The United Nations says new funding is now avail­able to support tobacco control impleme­ntation for low and middle-income count­ries, such as those in the Carib­bean, through the World Health Organi­zation Frame­work Conve­ntion on Tobacco Control, curre­ntly the stron­gest global instr­ument to control tobacco.

Will Barbados ever become a true republic?

BY BERT WILKINSON

To this day, the Queen of England is still the head of state. Shouldn’t that change?

Feeling blue? Seeing red? Just fear fear

BY VINETTE PRYCE

Our colum­nist breaks down the US Elections.                 

Perry honors 13 at annual awards ceremony

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Assemb­lyman Nick Perry recently honored 13 disting­uished indivi­duals, organiz­ations, and busin­esses at his annual awards ceremony at Tropical Manor on Avenue U in Brooklyn.

Experts call for stronger, more resil­ient health systems to mitigate future health crises

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

The Pan American Health Organi­zation says experts are calling for stronger, more resil­ient health systems to mitigate and manage future health crises in the Carib­bean and other places.

Braith­waite now a top-20 player

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies opener Kraigg Braith­waite’s huge perfor­mance in the third Test against Pakistan in the recent Third Test has moved him into the top 20 of the Interna­tional Cricket Council Test rankings.

Top players say no to contract offers

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Top all-rounder batsmen, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo and all-rounder Carlos Braith­waite have turned down central contr­acts from the West Indies Cricket Board.

Aging actor adjusts to dimin­ished prosp­ects in compe­lling, chara­cter-driven dramedy

BY KAM WILLIAMS | ARTS & THEATER

Kam says Gabriel Byrne is excel­lent in “No Pay, Nudity.”

‘Despe­rate Witch’ casts spells on unsusp­ecting suitors in campy horror comedy

BY KAM WILLIAMS | ARTS & THEATER

Elaine Parker (Sama­ntha Robin­son) only became a witch after being aband­oned by her late husband. An incur­able romantic with fairy princess fanta­sies, the gorgeous widow still harbors hopes of finding Mr. Right.

Forest Whita­ker: The “Arrival” inter­view

BY KAM WILLIAMS

Kam sits down with the star and ta

lks Tutu, the “Arrival,” and “Rogue One.”

Find a movie to see this week!

BY KAM WILLIAMS | ARTS & THEATER

“Bleed for This” (R for profa­nity, sexua­lity, nudity and violent images) Inspira­tional biopic chroni­cling Junior Middle­weight Boxing Champ Vinny Pazienza’s (Miles Teller) incre­dible comeback after a near-fatal car accident which left him with a broken neck. Cast includes Aaran Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Chris­tine Evange­lista, and Ciaran Hinds. (In English and French with subti­tles).

Indus­trial Hemp, medical marij­uana to be explored at major Carib­bean confe­rence

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The Insti­tute for Carib­bean Studies (ICS) says that indus­trial hemp and medical marij­uana will be explored this week at a major Carib­bean confe­rence in Washi­ngton, D.C.

Preve­ntion urged to reduce diabetes and assoc­iated blind­ness

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

On World Diabetes Day on Monday, United Nations Secre­tary General Ban Ki-moon called for preven­tative measures to reduce diabetes and assoc­iated blind­ness.

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