Caribbean Life News (NY) Update – 17 March 2017

   Caribbean Life News (NY) Update – 17 March 2017  

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Exxon ups the stakes in Guyana, applies for produ­ction license

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

American oil giant Exxon­Mobil has asked Guyana’s gover­nment to approve a produ­ction license to allow it to actually start pumping oil from the seabed by late 2019, months earlier than planned offic­ials said this week.

Dynamic Int. Airways to improve service

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Capt. Gerry Gouveia, chief execu­tive officer of Roraima Airways, Guyana, and Karen Kraus, interim chief execu­tive officer (CEO) of Green­sboro North Carolina, Dynamic Interna­tional Airways, thanked travel agents and custo­mers for staying with the carrier through turbu­lent times, and assured custo­mers that the airline is now focused on service recovery that would be seamless.

 

Jamaican business leader launches ‘Change of Fortune’

BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA

Chairman and Vice Presi­dent of Carib­bean Food Delights, Dr. Vincent Ho-Sang, on Monday, March 13 launched his autobiog­raphical memoir “Change of Fortune” at the Jamaica Consu­late General office in midtown Manha­ttan.

Jamaican detainee dies in Louis­iana hospital

BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA

The United States Immigr­ation and Customs Enforc­ement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican national in its custody has died at Lafay­ette General Hospital in Lafay­ette, LA.

Things your Mama never had to consider

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER

Raising a child is quite a chall­enge.

When they’re small, you feel as though the entire world is dange­rous. As they grow, you waffle between encoura­gement and fear, wings for them and tears for you. Teena­gers, well, they’re a whole separate category and in the new book “My Brown Baby” by Denene Millner, some parents have even more to worry about.

Carib­bean hotel execu­tives have new leader

BY NELSON A. KING | TRAVEL

The Carib­bean Hotel and Tourism Associ­ation (CHTA) says seasoned hotel industry profes­sional, Stacy Cox, is the new presi­dent of the Carib­bean Society of Hotel Associ­ation Execu­tives (CSHAE).

JURY TRIAL DEBATE

BY BERT WILKINSON | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

If the adminis­tration of Prime Minister Keith Rowley in Trinidad has its way, accused persons in high court trials will soon be allowed the choice of a trial either by judge or by judge and jury as a major but highly controv­ersial reform bill is being debated in both houses of parli­ament.

Bridg­etown rocked by protests

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | BARBADOS

The Barbados capital throbbed with two signif­icant marches in one dayas thous­ands of Barba­dians demons­trated their frustr­ation at female haras­sment, and disgust with the island’s economic and polit­ical affairs.

Williams, Cumbo to honor CNN commen­tator Angela Rye

BY NELSON A. KING | PEOPLE

Brooklyn Council Members Jumaane D. Williams and Laurie Cumbo will on Friday host the 4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women of Distin­ction award ceremony at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, honoring, among others, Angela Rye, princ­ipal and chief execu­tive officer of IMPACT Strat­egies, CNN polit­ical commen­tator.

The robots are coming, your job is at risk

BY MARTIN KHOR | VIEWPOINTS

PENANG, March 15, 2017 (IPS) – Last year Uber started testing driver-less cars, with humans inside to make correc­tions in case somet­hing goes wrong. If the tests go well, Uber will presu­mably replace their present army of drivers with fleets of the new cars.

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