Caribbean Life News Update – 09 January 2017

CARIBBEAN LIFE NEWS UPDATE – 09 January 2017

GUYANA STANDS STRONG

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.

Inaug­ural flight to Argyle Interna­tional Airport

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.

Unive­rsity of West Indies partners with SUNY

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.

Calls for halt on the ‘Muslim Travel Ban’

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.

Sir Grantley H. Adams, Barbadian & West Indian statesman

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.

It’s The Caped Crusader vs. The Joker

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.

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.

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