Caribbean Life News Update – 05 March 2017

Caribbean Life News Update  – 05 March 2017  

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Diver­sity, culture, mark Guyana’s 47 Republic Day

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | MUSIC

The Guyana Consu­late in New York City was a scene of comra­dely, and jollifi­cation, on Friday, Feb. 24, when compat­riots joined hands to mark their homeland’s 47th Republic Annive­rsary, and Mashr­amani celebr­ation.

 

Guyanese-born seeks to make City Hall history

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Richard S. David, a former vice presi­dent of the NYC Economic Develo­pment Corpor­ation, is poised to become the first Guyanese-born in the City Council, when consti­tuents of District 28, Queens, go to the polls in the Septe­mber primary, and general election in November of this year.

Guyana’s prez to deliver keynote address at MEC

BY NELSON A. KING

Guyana’s Presi­dent David A. Granger will deliver the keynote address next month at the Second Annual Interna­tional Educa­tion Awards Ceremony at the predomi­nantly black Medgar Evers College, City Unive­rsity of New York (CUNY), in Brooklyn.

Carib­bean leaders want swifter action on climate funding

BY DESMOND BROWN | BAHAMAS

ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 1 2017 (IPS) – When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Carib­bean island of Dominica on Aug. 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totaling more than a billion dollars.

 

Bravo signs lucra­tive contract

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Embat­tled West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has landed a lucra­tive Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Kolkata Knight Riders in the auction held recently.

The doc ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ draws crowds

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | MOVIES

Oscar nomin­ated docume­ntary I Am Not Your Negro, a film about iconic American writer James Baldwin, author of at least 20 books —novels, plays, essays and poetry, opened to packed movie theaters in February and is still drawing crowds.

Carib­bean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | ST VINCENT

Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne is moving to imple­ment its recently annou­nced policy on diplo­matic represe­ntation and accredi­tation.

Trump expands rules to deport more Carib­bean natio­nals

BY NELSON A. KING

United States Presi­dent Donald Trump recently expanded the nation’s immigr­ation rules requi­ring expanded deport­ation of undocu­mented Carib­bean and other immig­rants.

Eugene, Brooklyn group urge Trump to renew TPS for Haitians

BY NELSON A. KING | HAITI

New York City Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, who repre­sents the 40th Council District in Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn-based Haitian-American Council for Unity and Empowe­rment (HACUE) have launched a petition urging United States Presi­dent Donald Trump and the US Depar­tment of Homeland Security to extend Tempo­rary Prote­cted Status (TPS) for Haitians living illeg­ally in the US.

Ultimate Rejects ‘Full Extreme’ wins Road March title

BY AZAD ALI | MUSIC

Ultimate Rejects “Full Extreme” featu­ring MX Prime (Edghill Thomas) created history by winning the 2017 Road March which was played an unprece­dented 556 times at all compet­ition points through Carnival Monday and Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago.

Colorful Carnival in Haiti’s storm-hit region

BY DIEU NALIO CHERY | ARTS & THEATER

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) _ Haiti’s three-day Carnival festiv­ities have brought rum-fueled parties, imagin­ative costumes and high-energy dance music to a southern city that’s still recov­ering from last year’s punis­hing Hurri­cane Matthew.

Deceased teen gets chance to relive last day repea­tedly

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch) was a spoiled-rotten brat the night she perished in a tragic car crash. First of all, she and her little sister Izzy (Erica Tremb­lay) were lucky enough to be raised in the lap of luxury by a couple of loving parents (Jenn­ifer Beals and Nicholas Lea).

JAMAICA HUNTING FOR OIL

BY BERT WILKINSON | JAMAICA

Could Jamaica be the next Carib­bean trade bloc member state to find comme­rcial quant­ities of oil and gas?

Harriet Tubman ‘re-emerges’ from Underg­round Railroad

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE

Harriet Tubman died 104 years ago but her enduring legacy conti­nues to gain traction.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Actor Martinez (Unra­ted) Quirky mockum­entary, set in Denver, highli­ghting the futile attempt of aspiring actor / computer repai­rman Arthur Martinez to kicks­tart his fledg­ling showbiz career. With Mike Ott, Cory Zacharia and Nathan Silver.

Histo­rical spy thriller for young readers

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

You’ve seen a lot of things you weren’t supposed to see.

Barbados money printing to continue

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | BARBADOS

Barbados Finance Minister Chris Sinckler showed little concern about having to dismiss his chief finan­cial regul­ator, when days after sending home Central Bank Governor Delisle Worrell, he menti­oned the banker only in passing during a press confe­rence.

New research projects on Zika in the Carib­bean

BY NELSON A. KING

The Pan American Health Organi­zation (PAHO) says 17 new research propo­sals on Zika will be condu­cted in Latin America and the Carib­bean to identify solut­ions to address the virus that causes conge­nital brain abnorma­lities when pregnant women are infected, and triggers Guillain-Barré syndrome in some infected people.

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