Caribbean Life News Update – 30 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 30 November 2016 Caribbean Life

Major ‘Island of Flatbush’ Diabetes Expo on Saturday

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.

Low turn-out for Grenada’s refer­endum

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.

My US spouse won’t sign the joint petition (I-751)

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.

Jamaica captures top spots

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.

White­wash

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.

Brooklyn lodge feeds many on Thanks­giving Day

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.

Cash-strapped magnate touched by homeless boy

KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

“Believe”

Make the planet grow again

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.

Series to celeb­rate Cheryl Byron’s iconic styles

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. 6Jan. 1.

Shelter resid­ents treated to VIP brunch

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.

Double Dutch compet­ition celeb­rates 25th year

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.

Small bites of truth, funny bits of created dialogue

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.

Carib­bean leaders laud Castro at death

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.

Adios! Senor Comman­dante Castro

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.

Report: Jamaica fosters culture of fear with police impunity

CARIBBEAN

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.

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  • ndtewarie  On December 1, 2016 at 10:52 am

    KARMA II © – by ND Tewarie
    Today some don’t believe in aged karma
    Because it is not in their cultural dharma
    The Germans are guilty of this evil thing
    When millions sat around and did nothing
    As Adolph Hitler slaughtered millions of Jews in blazes
    They’re sitting on the same soil with the bones and ashes
    On the notorious Auchwitz-Berga-Dachau death camps
    When Jews had their final showers by those evil scamps

    And the so-called good Germans sat by and did nothing
    How can they feel now that the world knows everything
    What went on with all their weird experiment
    On those men, women and children so innocent
    If there’s a God by and under any denomination
    Karma is there all over its Germanic demarcation
    And believe me in karma such place is darn cursed
    Whether the helpers were willing or were forced

    And the world goes on as some try for peace
    We’ve seen mankind’s desensitivity increase
    Very few leaders now are or can do the following
    Of Mahatma Gandhi, Mandella or Martin L King
    Most are too busy in nepotism and corruption
    Their souls are floundering in a boiling cauldon
    Yet despite how much they work and sweat
    They can never get out of their Karmic debt

    So we agree that Karma comes back to bite
    It will happen no matter how hard you fight
    Mankind has to understand that it is all okay
    Accept your life as is no matter what who say
    The sick child is part of karma making its mark
    Don’t blame yourself live your life sing like a lark
    Make the most of what you’ve today without sorrow
    Embrace the hurt and live it like there’s no tomorrow

    Thanks
    Naraine Datt

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