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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.