Caribbean Life News Update – 22 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 22 November 2016  Caribbean Life

City offic­ials advise Brooklyn’s immig­rants

BY DAWN PLUMMER | NEW YORK

In the after­math of the United States presid­ential election there has been streams of attacks and threats against several immig­rants in the City of New York. In the midst of these fright­ening experi­ences against indivi­duals, New York City and State polit­ical and civil leaders are strate­gizing and implem­enting methods to protect local immig­rants.

US, Cuba hold historic meeting on clean energy

BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL

The United States Depar­tment of State says the United States and Cuba have held an historic, first Renew­able Energy and Energy Effic­iency Working Group in Washi­ngton, D.C.

Caribbean nationals cop Grammys AMA & Billboard’s top nod

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC & FASHION

Santa Claus arrived early to deliver a sack full of treas­ures to a few Carib­bean natio­nals he might consider naughty or nice but defin­itely worthy of distin­ction for being outsta­nding achie­vers in the music industry during 2016.

Modern take on old tale

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

It’s a funky and modern take of an old tale!

The Harlem School of Arts returns this year with it’s back by popular demand Chris­tmas play, “Soul Nativity,” which will run until Dec. 23 at the Harlem School of Arts. The artistic director of the play which opened Dec. 9, says the Chris­tmas-themed play is a youth-inspi­ring produ­ction creating a lot of buzz.

Medgar Evers college honors namesake in new exhibit

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

Medgar Evers finally gets his shine at home.

An exhibit highli­ghting the life and death of civil rights activist Medgar Evers opened at Medgar Evers College library in Crown Heights on Dec. 14.

Tribute to Clive Lloyd

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has paid tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game this month.

Jamaica voted world’s leading wedding, cruise destin­ation

BY NELSON A. KING

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) said on Monday that Jamaica has once again been awarded the World’s Leading Cruise Destin­ation.

Hundreds support fund-raising prayer break­fast to aid St. Vincent

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

Hundreds of Vince­ntian and other Carib­bean natio­nals on Dec. 3 suppo­rted a fund-raising Prayer Break­fast at the Friends of Crown Heights Educat­ional Center in Brooklyn to assist the healt­hcare sector and the needy in St. Vincent and the Grena­dines.

Former Lincoln star back on court after being sidel­ined by health scare

BY LAURA AMATO

Travis Charles had never been sick before – until a heart condi­tion forced him to redshirt his junior season at the Unive­rsity at Albany. Now the former Railspl­itters star is back on the court and deter­mined to get beter.

Pride of the Pack: Loughlin senior lifts Lions to final-second victory

BY LAURA AMATO

Lions senior guard Lynette Taitt drained the game-winner with just 5.6 seconds on the clock to lift Loughlin to a 58–56 victory over Archb­ishop Molloy on Dec. 15.

A tiny tornado takes a leap of faith

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

It took a leap of faith.

A new job, a big move, a new skill, a major purchase, a ring on your finger and “I Do.” Even if you knew you were on the right path and you could handle whatever came next, you still felt like you were stepping off into the unknown. It defin­itely took a leap of faith but, as in the new book “Courage to Soar” by Simone Biles (with Michelle Burford), somet­imes, you just have to close your eyes and jump.

Carib­bean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Carib­bean

The European Union EU) is funding a multi-million program INTERREG V Carib­bean to stren­gthen regional partne­rships, which was recently launched in St. Lucia.

New cricket director

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Former West Indies and Jamaican batsman Jimmy Adams is now the new West Indies Board (WICB) director of cricket.

He replaces Engli­shman Richard Pybus, 52, who did not seek renewal of his contract.

 

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