CARIBBEAN LIFE NEWS UPDATE – FEBRUARY 8, 2017
BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK
Brooklyn Councilmember Jumaane Williams has welcomed the launch of the Mayor’s Office to prevent gun violence.
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BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC
Controversy and the prevalence of protests in sports, politics and entertainment will not be elusive to the Grammy Awards.
The Jamaica 4 x 200m women’s team that included Venice Baker, Yanique Ellington, Ladonna Richards and Shavine Hodges stopped the clock at 1 minute 37.80 seconds to secure the all important gold medal at the 17th annual Armory Track and Field Invitational in New York over the weekend.
BY JOHAN GALTUNG | VIEWPOINTS
ALICANTE, Spain, Feb 1, 2017 (IPS) – Attacking the Affordable Care Act; the “global gag rule” against abortion; the federal regulation and hiring freeze; canceling the TPP; restarting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline; limiting entry with the Mexican Wall; the 90-day travel ban on seven countries; more undocumented people prioritized for deportation; no federal funding for cities refusing to cooperate; communications blackout from federal agencies; Guantánamo torture continued — What does it add up to?
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BROOKLYN
A day for the ladies in red.
Hundreds of women dressed in red gathered at Kings County hospital lobby to celebrate Go Red for Women campaign on Feb. 3.
BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | JAMAICA
The insignia of the Order of National Hero which was presented posthumously to Marcus Mosiah Garvey when he was made Jamaica’s first National Hero in 1969 was generously donated by his family to add to exhibits at the Museum at Liberty Hall in Kingston, Jamaica.
BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS
I know what you’re thinking.
You’ve said that before, to a furrowed brow, a mischievous smile, a child who’s about to do something sneaky. You can see it in the eyes, the body language, the tone of voice, and you know just what they’re thinking. But until you’ve read “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson, you might not really have a clue.
BY STEVE MEGARGEE | JAMAICA
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ Jordan Morris ended the U.S. scoring drought, gave Bruce Arena his first national team win in more than a decade and put himself in a position to make the roster for games that count.
BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT
When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive sealift would require not only a huge fleet of cargo ships, but the seafarers to sail them.
BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Finance ministers from several Caribbean countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Guyana, are among the 48-member countries are expected to attend the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB) annual meeting in Paraguay in March.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS
Cricket West Indies has appointed Australian, Stuart Law, as head coach of the West Indies men’s team.
BY FELICIA J. PERSAUD | IMMIGRATION
The thing we feared most has come upon us and now thousands of innocent immigrants and travelers are forced to bear the brunt of a racist and foolish travel ban of seven predominantly Muslim nations by Donald Trump and his Alt-Right, Nazi-inspired cohorts.
BROOKLYN: In light of the change in US administration and drastic changes in US immigration policy, the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) issues the following guidance to immigrants; particularly Caribbean nationals, who are permanent residents (Greencard holders), out of status or undocumented:
BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL
Expressing concern that a new Executive Order by the United States President Donald Trump is in breach of the country’s human rights commitments, a group of United Nations rights experts have called on the US to live up to its human rights obligations and provide protection for those fleeing persecution and conflicts.
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
Adventure Club (Unrated) Sci-fi fantasy about a trio of 10-year-old BFFs (Dalila Bella, Jakob Davies and Sam Ashe Arnold) who end up on the run from several shady characters after finding an ancient artifact capable of granting wishes. Cast includes Kim Coates, Gabrielle Miller and Robin Dunne.