Caribbean Life News Update – April 5, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update  – April 5, 2017 

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immigr­ation enforc­ement- Still a chance for Carib­bean immig­rants

BY NELSON A. KING | IMMIGRATION

Even as United States Presi­dent Donald J. Trump has stepped up immigr­ation enforc­ement, creating an atmos­phere of fear among Carib­bean and other immig­rant commun­ities that extends to the court­room, a Carib­bean immigr­ation attorney in Brooklyn says there is still hope of natio­nals to adjust their status even though they had entered the US without inspe­ction or had overs­tayed their visa.

Climate Change solut­ions can’t wait for U.S. leade­rship

BY DESMOND BROWN | ENVIRONMENT

BRIDG­ETOWN, Barbados, April 4, 2017 (IPS) – From tourism-depen­dent nations like Barbados to those rich with natural resou­rces like Guyana, climate change poses one of the biggest chall­enges for the count­ries of the Carib­bean.

 

A chance to prevent gover­nment-mandated discrim­ination

BY CHARLENE NIMMONS AND MARTIN ALLEN |VIEWPOINTS

As people across this country debate multiple issues around discrim­ination and the gover­nment’s role in them, here in New York, the City Council is seeking a law that would effect­ively create its own form of gover­nment-mandated discrim­ination.

Former Vince­ntian consul general honored

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

The three-year-old Friends of Sion Hill, Inc. Saturday evening bestowed its Lifetime Achiev­ement Award on former St. Vincent and the Grena­dines’ New York Deputy Consul General Cyril “Scorcher” Thomas at the group’s Second Annual Black-Tie Awards Ceremony and Dance at the Friends of Crown Heights Educat­ional Center in Brooklyn.

Prodigal daughter tries to recon­cile with estra­nged dad

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

It’s not very clear whether Harry Catto’s (Joe Blake­more) death was a murder or a suicide. One thing’s for certain, though. It wasn’t merely a mishap, because nobody accide­ntally sticks a gun in his own mouth and pulls the trigger. The cops suspect that he killed himself, but his father (David Troug­hton) is too much in shock to press them to launch a full investi­gation.

Pakistan wins Twenty20 cricket series

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies failed to capit­alize on the previous day when they blasted Pakistan to a three-wicket win in just 14.5 of their allotted 20 overs in the third of their four Interna­tional Twenty 20 series at the Queen’s Park Oval, in Trinidad.

Vincen­tians walk for Penn Relays

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

The rain held up, after drenc­hing New York almost non-stop for over 24 hours, but it was very cold and blustery, as Vincen­tians braved the elements on Saturdaymorning, April, to demons­trate their fervent support for national athletes partici­pating in this  year’s Penn Relays Carnival, at the Franklin Field Stadium, Unive­rsity of Pennsy­lvania in Philad­elphia.

How a devast­ating hurri­cane led to St. Vincent’s first sustain­ability school

BY KENTON X. CHANCE | ST VINCENT

KINGS­TOWN, St. Vincent, March 30, 2017 (IPS) – In the 1980s, an instit­ution for troubled Danish youth and a vocat­ional school for Vincen­tians was built in Richmond Vale, an agricu­ltural district on the northw­estern tip of St. Vincent.

Brooklyn’s greenest oasis celeb­rates 150

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | BROOKLYN

It was no April Fools’ joke that on the first day of this month thous­ands congre­gated, ran, walked, rode, in celebr­ation of a green space marking a century and half of exist­ence in New York.

France hosts major exhib­ition on Jamaican music

BY A. D. MCKENZIE | ARTS & THEATER

PARIS, March 29, 2017 (IPS) — It’s one of those movie-like spring days in Paris, where blue skies and brill­iant sunshine lift spirits after a long, wet, grey winter. Many people are outdoors trying to catch the rays, but Jamaican artist Danny Coxson is not among them. He’s inside a museum in a northe­astern neighbo­urhood of the French capital, with a brush in his hand and tubs of vivid paint beside him, focusing on finis­hing a portrait of a deejay named Big Youth.

US Presi­dents savor African American cooking

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER

Eight courses.

You serio­usly doubted if the food was ever going to stop coming, though you hoped it wouldn’t: you’d tasted all your favorite dishes, and then some. It was a meal fit for a king or queen. Or maybe a presi­dent, and in “The Presi­dent’s Kitchen Cabinet” by Adrian Miller, you’ll read about First Family feasts.

Carib­bean count­ries ban meat imports from Brazil

BY AZAD ALI | FOOD

Several Carib­bean count­ries have banned the sale of corned beef and import­ation of the meat product from Brazil, follo­wing reports that several meat proce­ssors in the South American country have alleg­edly been selling rotten beef and poultry.

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