Caribbean Life Now News Update – 28 February 2017

Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life Now News Update – 28 February 2017

Community News Group  –  One Metrotech Center North, Suite 1001 – Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jamaica Tourist Board recog­nized for outsta­nding public relat­ions

BY NELSON A. KING

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) says it has started 2017 on a very high note, winning two coveted public relat­ions awards for its marke­ting of the Jamaica House 2016 at the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2014 J’Ouvert celebr­ation shooter jailed for 24 years

BY NELSON A. KING

A 28-year-old Brooklyn man has been sente­nced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to first-degree mansla­ughter for fatally shooting a Grena­dian man during the Carib­bean J’Ouvert celebr­ation that was held in the wee hours before the 2014 West Indian Day Carnival Parade on Labor Day, the first Monday in Septe­mber.

Youth ambass­adors to unite in Russia

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | JAMAICA

A deleg­ation of youth ambass­adors from Jamaica are readying to travel to Russia where the 19th Festival of Youth and Students will unite more than 20,000 young people from all over the world for active partici­pation in addre­ssing a global sustai­nable develo­pment agenda.

Mr. Vegas intro­duces new gospel music

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC

He got religion, and it shows in his music.

Carib­bean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI

Carib­bean

The Carib­bean Court of Justice (CCJ) has blocked Cabral Douglas, son of former Dominica Prime Minister Rosie Douglas from suing the gover­nment over the cancel­lation of a concert and the eventual deport­ation of Jamaica reggae artiste Tommy Lee Sparta and his entou­rage, in February 2014.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Burle­sque: The Heart of the Glittter Tribe (Unra­ted) Revea­ling docume­ntary showc­asing the resur­gence in popul­arity of strip­tease in Portland, Oregon. With Babs Jamboree, Angel­ique Devil and Zora von Pavonine.

Barba­dian-born female jurist makes history

BY LORRAINE MUIR | PEOPLE

Justice Janet C. Malone, a native of the Carib­bean island of Barbados becomes the first Black Female Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District. The New York State Supreme Court Ninth Judicial District compr­ises of: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westch­ester Counties.

St. Vincent PM publi­shes essays on ‘Our Carib­bean and Global Insec­urity’

BY NELSON A. KING | BOOKS

St. Vincent and the Grena­dines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsa­lves, perhaps, did not realize – or had a premon­ition, or envis­aged – that global kinetics would change rapidly under a new United States adminis­tration, led by Presi­dent Donald Trump.

Crime poses threat to CARICOM

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Crime, security and economic develo­pment were high on the agenda of the recent two-day 24th CARICOM interse­ssional summit in Georg­etown, Guyana recently.

Barbados Pride defeats Jamaica Scorp­ions

BY AZAD ALI

Barbados Pride defeated Jamaica Scorp­ions to take the Regional Super 50 title at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua last week.

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