Caribbean Life News Update – 27 January 2017

 Caribbean Life News Update – 27 January 2017Caribbean Life

Rex Tille­rson

GUYANA CLEARS THE AIR

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

Using their numer­ical majority in the Senate, Repub­lican lawma­kers are expected to confirm Rex Tille­rson, Presi­dent Donald Trump’s nominee for Secre­tary of State, but his decades of links to Exxon­Mobil and the company’s huge oil find off the Guyana coast are shining a light on possible conflict of interest issues at the State Depar­tment.

Flatbush dentist serves commu­nity with pride

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | HEALTH

A Flatbush dentist serving the Prospect Lefferts-Gardens commu­nity for 38 years takes pride in his honest business approach and the dental needs of his predomi­nantly Carib­bean commu­nity, and has been for the past three decades.

CARICOM gets CDB grant to address gender inequ­ality

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

The Carib­bean Develo­pment Bank (CDB) has provided CARICOM with a US$500,000 grant towards the develo­pment and impleme­ntation of a gender sensi­tive results based Carib­bean Commu­nity manag­ement system, accor­ding to the body’s website.

Bolt nomin­ated for world award

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Track and field legend Usain Bolt has been nomin­ated for the World Sport­sman-of-the-Year award.

Staff strikes again shutter Haiti’s public hospi­tals

BY DAVID MCFADDEN | HEALTH

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Public hospi­tals that cater to Haiti’s poor are shutt­ered or barely functi­oning due to walkouts by nurses, janitors, porters and other perso­nnel months after the troubled country endured a lengthy and punis­hing strike by resident doctors.

American Found­ation to present UWI’s Shirley Chisholm Award

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | NEW YORK

One month after the exit of the 44th and first Black presi­dent of the USA from the White House, the first Black woman who sought the esteemed position 45 years ago will be acknow­ledged and lauded when the American Found­ation for the Unive­rsity of the West Indies (AFUWI) presents the inaug­ural Shirley Chisholm Award.

Trudy Deans returns as Jamaica’s consul general

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

Trudy Deans, who had served as Commu­nity Relat­ions Officer at the Jamaica’s New York Consu­late General, has returned as the new Consul General.

Efforts afoot to help combat crime in Jamaica

BY DAWN PLUMMER

To help disma­ntle the surging in crime and violence in Jamaica seen in ways as never seen before, a group of highly skilled crime stoppers have galva­nized and formed a team called, The Jamaica Diaspora Interv­ention and Preve­ntion Task Force.

Clarke disapp­ointed with Obama’s non-pardon of Marcus Garvey

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke, who had taken the lead, with 17 other members of the United States House of Represen­tatives, in calling on outgoing Presi­dent Barack Obama to posthu­mously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, has seemi­ngly expre­ssed disappo­intment with Obama’s non-action.

Perry swears in – again

BY NELSON A. KING

Hundreds of consti­tuents recently witne­ssed the commu­nity swearing in of Brooklyn Assemb­lyman Nick Perry for his 25th year in the State Assembly.

Barbados police face abuse allega­tions

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | CARIBBEAN

Grena­dian Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has been seeking to dampen a poten­tial flare-up between his count­rymen and offic­ials in Barbados after an alleged rough up and indecent search of natio­nals of his country.

Pakistan to tour West Indies

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies will face Pakistan in three Test matches, three One-Day Interna­tionals, and two Twent­y20s during their tour of the Carib­bean in March this year.

Ex-teachers prez welcomes opening of Argyle Interna­tional Airport

BY NELSON A. KING

Jackson Farrell, the long-standing presi­dent of the Brooklyn, New York-based St. Vincent and the Grena­dines’ Ex-Teachers Associ­ation, has joined the vast number of Vincen­tians in the Diaspora and at home in welco­ming the Feb. 14 opening of the Argyle Interna­tional Airport (AIA).

 REGGAE TRAIN

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC & FASHION

Think of “Soul Train” with Carib­bean music and you get the genius of the new and hopeful dance show, “Interna­tional Reggae Train.”

The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at Kumble

MUSIC & FASHION

Brooklyn Center for the Perfo­rming Arts at Brooklyn College conti­nues its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 8 pm with 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Whine your way to fitness

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | HEALTH

Soca whine during your fitness time.

Dance fitness class Wukkout is a soca music-based dance class giving partic­ipants a chance to dance to the upbeat genre and break a sweat.

DANCE JAMAICA

ARTS & THEATER

Brooklyn Center for the Perfo­rming Arts at Brooklyn College conti­nues its 2016-17 season with the much-antici­pated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8 pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3 pm.

‘A Shared Dream’ concert wows Brooklyn College audience

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

The powerful message of hope, and the legacy of the civil rights movement, rang throu­ghout the audit­orium of the Walt Whitman Theater of Brooklyn College, when Senator, Kevin Parker hosted the 13th Annual “A Shared Dream” celebr­ation, in conjun­ction with the found­ation to honor late iconic leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Chase may keep a man out of prison

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Catch me if you can.

You might have said that once, giggling. You may have yelled it at a game one after­noon. You said it, maybe, in a flirta­tious manner on some romantic evening. Run, run, run, catch me if you can because, as in “Man on the Run” by Carl Weber, this chase may keep a man out of prison.

Civil disobe­dience during the prez inaugu­ration

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | NEW YORK

Council Member Jumaane Williams got emoti­onal addre­ssing the press before he and six others sat down in the middle of 5th Ave. at the very moment the presid­ential inaugu­ration was taking place in Washi­ngton DC. on Friday. “My mother is with us,” he said, and they both then hugged.

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