Caribbean Life News Update – January 20, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – January 20, 2017   Caribbean Life

Writers Resist rally: Standing up for Freedom of Speech

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | NEW YORK

Brooklyn resident Jacqu­eline Woodson, National Book Award winner for her young adult master­piece “Brown Girl Dreaming,” was one of a cadre of recog­nized and lesser known poets and book authors who rallied Sunday at the main New York Public Library (NYPL) on Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Guyanese film maker wins award for direct­orial début

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

“My inspir­ation as a filmm­aker and director is not for notor­iety, or to jockey for a place in Holly­wood. I just want to make great movies.”    

 Boro Prez, Carib­bean leaders celeb­rate MLK

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Borough Presi­dent Adams, the Carib­bean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), and members of the Carib­bean commu­nity celeb­rated Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Jan 13.

Online based thrift-shop offers style and grace for youth

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BUSINESS

Get thrifty for the kiddies.

A Flatbush couple is giving Brooklyn parents an opport­unity to thrift shop for decent kids clothing, and even sell back clothing that their young­sters no longer wear, with their children’s thrift store Every­thing Jiggy.

Haiti faces rise in cholera deaths

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | HEALTH

Since the first reports of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, the number of deaths and cases have seen an overall improv­ement since 2010. But last year saw an increase in the number of cholera cases, accor­ding to the Haitian Ministry of Health.

WICB prez annou­nces US plans, tour

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | SPORTS

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has annou­nced plans to popul­arize and promote the sport of cricket in New York at City Hall in Manha­ttan on Jan. 12.

Trump’s AG rejected three decades ago by King

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | NATIONAL

The saying ‘what goes around comes around” could well apply to Jeffe­rson Buere­gard Sessions and his asses­sment of being tapped to be the next attorney general.

A look behind Obama’s presi­dency

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

If you can’t say somet­hing nice…

Somet­imes, it’s hard to say nothing at all. There are times when you need to speak out, to confront, share your opinion, rant, or vent. And then there are times, as in the new book “Audacity” by Jonathan Chait, where you must praise.

SVG Ex-teachers’ group honors nurse Celia Bramble

BY NELSON A. KING

The Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grena­dines Ex-Teachers’ Associ­ation of New York on Sunday honored retired Regis­tered Nurse Celia Bramble at a gala ceremony marking the group’s 34th annive­rsary.

US, Cuba meet to fight traffi­cking in persons

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The United States and Cuba were expected to begin meeting on Thursday to coord­inate efforts to fight traffi­cking in persons.

Visuals aid fight against malaria in Suriname

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

The Pan American Health Organi­zation (PAHO) says Suriname is using illust­ration to improve adher­ence of malaria treat­ment.

Bolt focuses on 100 meters

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Sprint super­star Usain Bolt said he will be concent­rating on the 100 meters in 2017, which will be his final decision in a glorious athle­tics career.

WICB pays tribute to Sir Dwight

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has paid tribute to the late Sir K Dwight Venner, the former governor of the Eastern Carib­bean Central Bank (ECCB), who died on Dec. 22, 2016 in St Lucia

Trave­ling to Guyana is becoming quite hazar­dous

To The Editor:

First, let me commend Guyanese business owners who work dilig­ently to offer low-cost, effic­ient, aviation service to Guyana.

Recrea­tional facil­ities at the Bedford Armory will be a win for Crown Heights

BY GEOFFREY DAVIS, FRANK JOHNSON, CARLTON SCREEN, TY GRANT AND DARIO TRUJILLO

The Crown Heights commu­nity is in despe­rate need of quality recrea­tional facil­ities for youth sports leagues, senior activ­ities and other neighb­orhood-based progra­mming.

Getting defen­sive: Lincoln’s ‘D’ lifts Railspl­itters over Iona Prep

BY KYLE GORMAN | SPORTS

It wasn’t the offen­sive explo­sion either team was hoping for.

Lincoln and Iona Prep both strug­gled to hit their scoring stride in a non-league tilt on Jan. 15, but the Railspl­itters managed to grab just enough momentum to pull off the victory, downing the Gaels 53–44 at the Martin Luther King Showcase in Coney Island. Mike Reid led the charge late, with a game-high 21 points and a shutdown defen­sive perfor­mance.

Carib­bean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Antigua

The Antigua and Barbuda gover­nment will be moving at full speed in the fight against crime in 2017.

Fund-raiser shines light on Haiti’s hurri­cane relief

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON

Guests packed Space Ibiza in Manha­ttan to support the “Haiti Shines Bright” fund-raiser for Hurri­cane Matthew relief on Jan. 11.

Grenada to open diplo­matic mission in Russia

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Grenada is moving to open a diplo­matic mission in Russia which would bring to the Spice Island its develop­mental objec­tives through represe­ntation.

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