Caribbean Life News Update – 22 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 22 November 2016

Caribbean Life

African Film Fest – MOVIES

The African Diaspora Interna­tional Film Festival (ADIFF) is back for its 24th edition from Nov. 25 to Dec. 11 with a total of 66 films from 30 count­ries inclu­ding 34 United States and New York premi­eres. Scree­nings will be held in three venues in Manha­ttan: Teachers College, Columbia Unive­rsity, Cinep­olis Chelsea Cinemas and MIST Harlem.

GARIFUNA RHYTHMS

BY TEQUILA MINDKY | MUSIC & FASHION

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble is offic­ially launc­hing its debut album “Taguiera” (Home­land) at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx from 1 pm-4 pmon Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

 Rowley: IMF must address debt in Caribbean

BY AZAD ALI

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago says the problem must be addre­ssed.

Business helps small schools with gradu­ation services

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BUSINESS

Outside of educa­tion, yearbook creation may seem like somet­hing that comes with gradu­ating, But it is a big industry an East Flatbush business owner is breaking into, while also looking out for the schol­astic needs of small and low-income schools.

Guyana – Educate teenage mothers to succeed

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

The 2016 State of the World Popul­ation report which was launched recently, received swift reaction from First Lady of Guyana, Mrs. Sandra Granger, who expre­ssed concern for the high rate of teenage pregn­ancy in the Republic and called for these mothers to be equipped with tools to succeed.

Dark novel haunt’s author’s ex-wife in thriller

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) hears from her estra­nged, ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllen­haal) for the first time in almost 20 years when he mails her an advance copy of his upcoming novel, “Noctu­rnal Animals.”

Drama every­where in gay preacher’s life

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

The flowers were a very nice touch.

They greeted you from the kitchen counter just as you got home, and were followed by a romantic dinner, candle­light conver­sation, and a quiet evening at home. It was a gift from your spouse, who often has many surpr­ises for you. But, as in the new book “The Gay Preacher’s Wife” by Lydia Meredith, some surpr­ises aren’t so welcome.

Stude­nts: Don’t shun trouble­makers, welcome them

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | CARIBBEAN

The Carib­bean commu­nity should try to stop the blood­shed at J’ouvert by inviting trouble­makers into the heart of the pre-dawn parade, instead relying on police to root them out or blaming outsi­ders, said a Brooklyn College student leader at a panel discu­ssion about the vibrant but violence-plagued night carnival at the school on Nov. 3.

Jamaican Diaspora ask to help fight corru­ption

BY DAWN PLUMMER

The island of Jamaica is now confr­onted with the issue of corru­ption, a dilemma that the society has never seen before. This predic­ament is coming from outside as well as inside forces.

Carib­bean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN –   Antigua

There has been a decrease in applic­ations for Citize­nship by Inves­tment Program (CIP) in Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua gover­nment revokes knight­hoods

BY AZAD ALI

The Antigua & Barbuda government has revoked two of the knighthoods which it bestowed on two members of a delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, citing the need to “do a more detailed due diligence.”

Experts present imaging findings to detect Zika abnorma­lities

BY NELSON A. KING

The D.C.-based Pan American Health Organi­zation says experts from the Americas, inclu­ding the Carib­bean, have been discu­ssing the crucial role of obste­tric ultra­sound in the scree­ning and monit­oring of abnorma­lities assoc­iated in pregnant women with confi­rmed Zika virus infec­tion.

Gonsa­lves promises ‘Year of Mercy’ prisoner release

BY AZAD ALI

A number of priso­ners who are incarc­erated for minor offenses in St. Vincent and the Grena­dines will be released as part of the island’s 37th Indepe­ndence Annive­rsary, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsa­lves annou­nced.

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.

26 honored at 2016 Carib­bean Impact Awards

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | CARIBBEAN

They were the most impac­tful.

The second annual Carib­bean Impact Awards honored 26 persons this year, men, women, young, and old, hailing from all over the Carib­bean at Paradise Caterers in Grave­send on Nov. 17. The ceremony honors Carib­bean Ameri­cans who are influe­ntial forces in their commun­ities and recog­nizes their standout hard work.

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