CARIBBEAN LIFE NEWS UPDATE – 09 January 2017
BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA
Concerns by rights groups and Democrats about conflict of issues involving new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the job have not emerged so far but Guyanese government officials have found it necessary to push back on fears that his stewardship at the department will allow him to have undue influence on the country’s emerging oil and gas sector, its laws and regulations going forward in particular.
BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT
St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ United States Consul General, Howie Prince, and United States Director of Sales and Marketing at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority, Celia Ross, say they are ecstatic to be among passengers on the historic, chartered flights that will land at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) when it is officially opened on Valentine’s Day.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MANHATTAN
The State University of New York (SUNY) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) are uniting in a partnership to create the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development. The center is aiming to provide services to underserved Caribbean communities offering educational and training programs to the Caribbean and it’s Diaspora locally and abroad, said the center’s director.
BY DAWN PLUMMER | BROOKLYN
At the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce monthly business meeting held this past Monday morning, business did not go as usual at the overcrowded National grid, auditorium, Downtown Brooklyn.
BY NELSON A. KING | BARBADOS
Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, CMG, QC (April 28, 1898 – Nove. 28, 1971), was a Barbadian and British West Indian statesman.
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
Not since the campy TV-sitcom back in the Sixties has Batman been so successfully lampooned. Now, the much-beloved superhero again proves perfect fodder for parody in a madcap, animated adventure with a terribly-short attention span.
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.