BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN
In light of President Trump’s Executive Order putting in jeopardy the rights of immigrant population in New York City and their families Brooklyn Senator Jesse Hamilton has declared his office to be a “Sanctuary Senate District (SSD)” for the term of President Trump’s executive order.
BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL
The United States Department of State says 34 Young Leaders of the Americans Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellowship hosts from businesses and civil society organizations across the US have been selected to participate in the Reverse Exchange program, a new component of YLAI.
BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA
Caribbean Business Connections (CBS) will honor 10 phenomenal women for their success in business, and outstanding contribution to the community, during the CBC 2017 Women of Power Event, on March 1, at Mirelle’s Restaurant, 170 Post Avenue, in Westbury.
BY BERT WILKINSON
Caribbean trade bloc governments are to hire an American lobbyist to help them stop United States commercial banks from cutting ties with those in the Caribbean and to help erase a perception that the region is a high risk area for illegal transactions.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER
A St. Lucian sculptor, internationally-known for recreating human life in his works, has brought his art to New York City for the first time.
BY LOUIS EA MOYSTON, PH.D | PEOPLE
The month of February accommodates the celebration of Black History and Reggae Month. At times, much about the celebrations accentuates the outcomes at the expense of the process.
BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA
Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly, on Feb. 11, launched the Friends of Guyana Consulate initiative, to engage nationals of political organization, disciplined services, religious organization, and alumni, that encompasses the six races of Guyana, in a unified setting.
BY TEQUILA MINSKY | ARTS & THEATER
“This exhibit makes me so happy,” says Gale Brewer, the borough president of Manhattan, of the “Quilts: Tribute to Black History 2017” exhibit in the art gallery of the Borough President’s Office
BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MOVIES
The fact thousands of women converged on Washington D.C. on Jan. 21 to protest the inauguration of the 45th US president and that — from Antarctica to Zimbabwe like-minded women exhibited solidarity mirroring similar disdain for his election — a conclusion could be drawn that the date could be designated Women’s History Day.
BY TEQUILA MINSKY | MOVIES
Dr. Maya Angelo with her rich resonating presence delivered her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” (1993) at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.
BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN
A Trinidad-based umbrella regional security agency is to help governments to properly scrutinize the backgrounds of foreigners applying to become citizens of a string of Caribbean nations, which have schemes offering passports and citizenship to expatriates in exchange for investment dollars.
BY AZAD ALI | NATIONAL
Caribbean countries that have not enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) inter-governmental agreements (IGA’s) with the United States must do so expeditiously.
BY AZAD ALI | ANTIGUA
The Antigua and Barbuda government will soon be implementing a new diplomatic passport policy to increase the level of transparency, accountability and legitimacy of diplomatic appointments.
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BROOKLYN
Local Flatbush pols held an emergency immigration forum at the Flatbush YMCA with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office in Flatbush on Feb. 8.
BY NELSON A. KING
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it has signed a new cooperation strategy with Belize’s Ministry of Health whose priorities are to help the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member country advance toward universal health, and to improve retention and distribution of health personnel throughout the country.
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would be quickly separated to the suggestion that they settle their differences off campus at the end of the day?
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
Bitter Harvest (R for violence and disturbing images) Fact-based drama, set in the Ukraine in the early thirties, revolving
Bitter Harvest (R for violence and disturbing images) Fact-based drama, set in the Ukraine in the early thirties, revolving around the efforts of a young artist (Max Irons) to save his childhood sweetheart (Samantha Barks) from the state-sanctioned famine orchestrated by Stalin (Gary Oliver) that would claim millions of lives. With Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper and Lucy Brown.
BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
The Antigua and Barbuda government is considering recalling all diplomatic passports.
BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS
Run, run, run.
Some days, it feels like that’s all you do. Run the kids to school, dash to work, rush with errands, and run yourself ragged before bed. You’re always on the go, always moving, and in the new book “Never Caught” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, your breath isn’t the only thing to catch.