Caribbean Life News Update – February 5, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – February 5, 2017   Caribbean Life

New York mas band at Guyana’s Mashr­amani

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER

Now in its fifth year of revelry, New York costume band “Honest Illus­ions” will once again bring excit­ement to the streets of Georg­etown, on Feb. 23, in a kaleid­oscope of colorful pieces, under the theme “Mardi Gras,” to celeb­rate Guyana’s 47th Republic Annive­rsary, and Mashr­amani festiv­ities.

Eugene hosts immigr­ation forum

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Jan. 26 hosted an immigr­ation forum at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church Audit­orium in Brooklyn to provide inform­ation to consti­tuents perta­ining to knowing their rights regar­dless of immigr­ation status and to protect thems­elves from legal issues.

CARIB NATIVES IN FEAR

BY BERT WILKINSON | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

With the Trump adminis­tration vowing to deal with nations and groups with links to terro­rism, two Carib­bean Commu­nity count­ries were unfortu­nately forced to publicly deal with such issues this week, inclu­ding tourist paradise The Bahamas which was surpri­singly picked out by an alleged expert on United States telev­ision network MSNBC as having such connec­tions.

St. Vincent envoy reflects on tenure

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

Some diplo­mats are, clearly, more vocal. Others are taciturn, prefe­rring to let their work reflect in their accompli­shments. I. Rhonda King, St. Vincent and the Grena­dines ambas­sador to the United Nations, is, seemi­ngly, the latter, with strong procl­ivity for not being in the limel­ight, despite her position.

Carib­beans receive Queens Ambas­sador Awards

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Four Carib­bean-born awardees were among those honored last week at the Queens Ambas­sador Awards, which celeb­rated the contrib­utions of 25 stellar foreign-born Queens resid­ents.

Sir John Compton ‘The Father of St. Lucia’

BY NELSON A. KING | ST LUCIA

Sir John George Melvin Compton (April 29, 1925 – Sept. 7., 2007) was renowned as “Daddy Compton” and the “Father of St. Lucia.”

Macy’s emplo­yees raise heart health aware­ness

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MANHATTAN

They are going big for the heart.

Emplo­yees at Macy’s are the face of heart health aware­ness for the depar­tment store’s new campaign in honor of the American Heart Associ­ation’s annual Go Red for Women campaign.

New play explores Harriet Tubman’s life

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

She is more than her narra­tive.

A play highli­ghting Harriet Tubman’s final days opens at Cross­roads Theatre on Feb. 16. “Beyond the Oak Trees” is a play about the freedom-fighter’s last journey on the Underg­round Railroad and her life in the elder home that she founded.

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