BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH
Stating that diabetes is ravaging the Caribbean community in Brooklyn, a coalition of faith-based and community groups is partnering with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and major area hospitals in conducting a massive diabetes exposition and symposium this Saturday, Dec. 3, at Erasmus Hall High School, 1199 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.
BY NELSON A. KING
The Washington, D.C-based Organization of American States (OAS) says that its electoral delegation to Referendum on Constitutional Reform in Grenada has taken note of the low turn-out.
BY MARTIN KHOR | NATIONAL
Martin Khor is executive director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in Geneva.
PENANG, Nov. 24, 2016 (IPS) – Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas — global finance, trade and climate change.
BY GERTRUDE ONUOHA ESQ.
Do you have a conditional green card? Is your U.S spouse threatening not to sign the joint application so you can get your green card? Do not be afraid! The law knows that situations like this can happen.
With the recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal, signaling a new era in shipping and logistics in the hemisphere, all hands are on deck to ensure that the Caribbean is able to exploit the potential opportunities in the sector. Shipping accounts for up to 20 percent of many economies in the Caribbean.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS
Jamaican sprint superstar, Usain Bolt has been voted Caribbean Sports Journalists Association (CASJA) Sportsman of the Year.
Bolt, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earned him a clear victory.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS
West Indies Women’s team suffered a whitewash (3-0) at the hands of India Women in India recently, missing out on an automatic qualification for next year’s ICC 50-overs World Cup in England.
BY NELSON A. KING
More than 200 needy people received warm meals, at no cost, on Thanksgiving Day, as the Brooklyn District Grand Lodge #1 continued its mission of providing for the less fortunate in the community.
KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
BY WAYNE KUBLALSINGH
‘The China Pivot.’ For over two decades the United States (Financial/Military Complex) have been trying to manners the Middle East in order to free up its military hands to pivot to China.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK
An exhibit celebrating Caribbean icon and singer Cheryl Byron, will debut at the Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, displaying the items she once wore throughout her life and career from Dec. 6–Jan. 1.
More than 100 homeless men who reside at the 13th Regiment Armory in Brooklyn were treated to a VIP brunch on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON
Jumping, hopping, and acrobatic roping for the top prize.
The Double Dutch Holiday Classic will feature some of the best double Dutch teams from around the world to compete for the title of the best at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The annual competition will see some new countries participating, and is also reaching a milestone as it celebrates its 25th year since it’s been in operation, said the shows organizer.
BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS
Imagine the first person who created a toothbrush.
Better yet — imagine life before a toothbrush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags. Same things with clean hair, unspoiled leftovers, unsmelly bathrooms, or cool game pieces, as you’ll see in “Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner.
BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, whose countries have been beneficiaries of Cuba’s largesse, particularly in medicine and scholarships, on Saturday lauded the life of former President Fidel Castro, who died late Friday. He was 90.
BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | CARIBBEAN
A global farewell lauding the veracity and self-reliance Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz — the Caribbean’s El Commandante — bequeathed Cuba has all but dimmed the dominant spotlight United States media focused in Little Havana, Miami and Union City, New Jersey where anti-Castro revelers rejoiced the passing of the sole world leader to witness the inauguration of more than 11 United States presidents.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Jamaica fosters a “culture of fear” and impunity linked to a high rate of killings by police officers that stretches back for years on the Caribbean island with chronically eye-popping rates of violent crime, Amnesty International alleges in a report issued Wednesday.