Caribbean Life News Update – February 8, 2017

CARIBBEAN LIFE NEWS UPDATE – FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Williams welcomes Mayor’s Office to prevent gun violence

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

Brooklyn Council­member Jumaane Williams has welcomed the launch of the Mayor’s Office to prevent gun violence.

CDPAP bridges the gap to indepe­ndence for the elderly and disabled

EDISON HOME HEALTH CARE | ADVERTORIAL

No one wants to live their senior years in an assisted living facility or nursing home. We want to live indepe­ndent, active lives in our homes in a familiar neighb­orhood, surro­unded by our family and friends for as long as we possibly can.

Grammy winners set to boycott music awards

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC

Contro­versy and the preva­lence of protests in sports, politics and enterta­inment will not be elusive to the Grammy Awards.

Jamaica beats USA to secure gold in 4 X 200m relay

JAMAICA

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.

The Trump presid­ency: The first week

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?

Kings County goes red for heart disease

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.

Garvey’s family gives back to Jamaica

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.

Geting to the root of racism with educa­tion

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.

US DEFEATS JAMAICA

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.

The first Black US shipm­aster, Vince­ntian-born Captain Hugh Mulzac

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.

Carib­bean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Carib­bean

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.

Law to coach Windies team

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Cricket West Indies has appoi­nted Austr­alian, Stuart Law, as head coach of the West Indies men’s team.

What we need is a day without immig­rants

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.

CGID Immigr­ation Bulletin

GUYANA

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:

Experts say US travel ban a ‘signif­icant setback’ for those needing interna­tional prote­ction

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.

 

Independent & Foreign Films

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.

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