Caribbean Life News Update – 8 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 8 April 2017

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Guyana Travel Tax billed into ticket

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

During a depar­ture proce­dure on April 2, 2017, at Cheddi Jagan Interna­tional Airport in Guyana, a ticket agent told this reporter, that a depar­ture tax is no longer payable at check-in, he said the fee is now billed into the airline ticket at time of purchase.

Silicon Valley seeks Carib­bean entrepr­eneurs and creators

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | HAITI

The techn­ology capital of the country is looking for Carib­bean creat­ives to be a part of their initi­ative to improve the enviro­nment and the lives of people living in the region. Singul­arity Unive­rsity, a global educat­ional techn­ology organi­zation based in Calif­ornia, is asking Carib­bean entrepr­eneurs and innov­ators to present a startup idea that will change the livel­ihood and scope of climate in the Carib­bean.

Call for pragm­atic trade integr­ation in the Carib­bean

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

A new report by the Inter-American Develo­pment Bank (IDB) has urged Latin America and the Carib­bean to move aggres­sively towards a more integ­rated regional trade area to boost exports, protect from increa­singly diffi­cult global trading enviro­nment, and spur firms to become more produ­ctive and join global supply chains.

New York mayor honors Una Clarke, democ­ratic group

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Mayor Bill deBlasio on Sunday bestowed special honor on his former City Council colle­ague, Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, and her Brooklyn-based Progre­ssive Democ­rats Polit­ical Associ­ation (PDPA) at a gala ceremony commemo­rating the 25th annive­rsary of the group that was founded by Clarke.

Art exhibit celeb­rates Jamaica’s 55th

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

The Jamaican Consu­late in New York celeb­rated some of the country’s most talented at an exhibit in Manha­ttan on March 31. The “Literary Salon, Jewelry, and Art Exhibit” highli­ghted the artwork, liter­ature, and designs from Jamaican authors, artists, and desig­ners, as part of honoring Jamaica’s 55th year of indepe­ndence.

LIAT’S WOES IMPAIR

BY BERT WILKINSON

Once again, leaders of several Carib­bean govern­ments, which are shareh­olders in the main lifeline air service to most of the count­ries in the Carib­bean trade group have been forced to inter­vene to avert a major crisis, albeit with the peak Easter holiday travel period looming

Clarke: Oppose Trump’s immigr­ation policies

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke has called on the Carib­bean commu­nity in the United States to strongly oppose the Donald Trump adminis­tration’s immigr­ation policies.

Guyana Travel Tax billed into ticket

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

During a depar­ture proce­dure on April 2, 2017, at Cheddi Jagan Interna­tional Airport in Guyana, a ticket agent told this reporter, that a depar­ture tax is no longer payable at check-in, he said the fee is now billed into the airline ticket at time of purchase.

Clarke: Oppose Trump’s immigr­ation policies

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLY

Brooklyn Congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke has called on the Carib­bean commu­nity in the United States to strongly oppose the Donald Trump adminis­tration’s immigr­ation policies.

Catast­rophic antib­iotic threat from food

BY JOMO KWA E SUNDARAM AND TAN ZHAI GEN | FOOD

Jomo Kwame Sundaram is a former econo­mics profe­ssor who served as a senior UN official during 2005-2015. Tan Zhai Gen is an Unive­rsity of Oxford bioche­mistry graduate curre­ntly involved in research. Both are Malay­sians.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 4, 2017 (IPS) – The greatly exces­sive use of antibi­otics in food produ­ction in recent decades has made many bacteria more resis­tant to antibi­otics.

Darren Sammy eager to play

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is eager to play for the regional tram in the upcoming Limited Overs (50) against Pakistan in the Carib­bean.

Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Club hosts Cente­nnial Luncheon

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Several Brooklyn Lions clubs two Satur­days ago showed their conti­nued support to the Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Clubs as the group hosted its Cente­nnial Luncheon.

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.

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.

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.

 

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