Caribbean Life News Update – 12 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 12 April 2017   

US, SVG sign new Open Skies Agree­ment

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

The United Depar­tment of State says the Trump adminis­tration has welcomed the signing of the new Open Skies Agree­ment between the United States and St. Vincent and the Grena­dines.

Hamilton, Bichotte hail ‘Raise the Age’

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

At least two Brooklyn legisl­ators have hailed the historic “Raise the Age” legisl­ation that had been before the New York State Legisl­ature for over a decade.

 

J-Love School of Fashion and Etiqu­ette hosts Youth Jam

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | FASHION

Young fashion designer, Tyyan Rae Williams conti­nues to make waves on the runway since unvei­ling her line of playful Pinky Sez children’s colle­ction at Brooklyn Fashion Week at a very young age.

Windies scores record against Pakistan

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

While West Indies scored a historic record-breaking win in the opening One-Day Interna­tional (ODI) of the Q Mobile Cup Series against Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium on Friday, they faltered badly in the second match to slump to a 74-run defeat two days later.

Singing praises on Sunday morning

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Each Sunday, your family has a routine they follow.

Everyone gets up early to the smells of a good break­fast that Mama makes; she serves all your favor­ites before you go to church to raise your voice and praise God.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Chasing Trane (Unra­ted) Revere­ntial biopic explo­ring the musical impact of jazz great John Coltrane (1926-1967). Includes archival footage as well as reflec­tions by Common, Dr. Cornel West, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis and Presi­dent Bill Clinton.

Adams procl­aims April Brooklyn Finan­cial Educa­tion Empowe­rment Month

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric L. Adams has procl­aimed April as Finan­cial Educa­tion Empowe­rment Month in Brooklyn, highli­ghting his fourth annual month-long program of activ­ities to coincide with National Finan­cial Literacy Month

JA govt. offers apology, repara­tions to Rastaf­arians

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE |JAMAICA

In an unprece­dented show of remorse and humility, the gover­nment of Jamaica took respons­ibility for a single incident that blamed the island’s total Rastaf­arian popul­ation for the death of eight indivi­duals in a farming commu­nity 10 miles east of the second city of Montego Bay 54 years ago.

 

Woods­tock hosts pan festival

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC

Woods­tock, New York is renowned for the rockfest held in 1969 that attra­cted thous­ands of music-lovers hanke­ring for an outdoor communal gathe­ring of like-minded rock and roll aficio­nados.

Company wants to refuel a greener Haiti

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | HAITI

He is trying to attain finan­cial gain with the use of propane.

The Mama Found­ation revives ‘ALIVE!’ musical for spring

MUSIC

Vy Higgi­nsen and The Mama Found­ation for The Arts annou­nces their Spring 2017 Season with the revival of the hit musical ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin’ at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem, New York onThursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 pm, followed by Saturday matinees on May 6, 13 and 20 at 1 pm.

Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals

BY DAVID MCFADDEN | HAITI

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spagh­etti and cookies outside her low-slung concrete shack in Haiti’s capital. Now the death of her father by stroke threa­tens to send her into a lifetime of debt.

Freeman, Arkin, Caine co-star in crime caper

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Released in 1979, “Going in Style” revolved around a trio of retirees who break the monotony of their dreary daily lives by robbing a bank. That criti­cally-accla­imed, comic caper co-starred a trio of enterta­inment icons in George Burns, Art Carney and the legen­dary Lee Stras­berg, the father of method acting.

Williams appoints a new legisl­ative director

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, deputy lader of the City Council, has appoi­nted Michael J. Twomey as his new legisl­ative director.

Sir Viv slams cricket board policies

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Former West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards has slammed West Indies Cricket Board adminis­trators for their failure to ensure the best players in the region remain avail­able for interna­tional duty.

Vy Higgi­nsen’s Mama Found­ation to salute Cissy Houston

MUSIC

In the tradition of excellence always associated with Vy Higginsen, The Mama Foundation for the Arts launches The Harlem Gospel Concert Series starring Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir from Harlem at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th St. starting April 15 and continuing the first three Saturdays in May (6, 13 & 20).

The Mama Found­ation revives ‘ALIVE!’ musical for spring

MUSIC

Vy Higgi­nsen and The Mama Found­ation for The Arts annou­nces their Spring 2017 Season with the revival of the hit musical ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin’ at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem, New York onThursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 pm, followed by Saturday matinees on May 6, 13 and 20 at 1 pm.

 

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