Caribbean Life News Updates – May 9, 2017

Caribbean Life News Updates – May 9, 2017

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Brooklyn artist creates vintage furniture from African textiles

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER

Benga Akinnagbe is an American-born artist of Nigerian lineage, so it is not surprising that he sources some of the most beautiful prints from the continent of his ancestors, to fashion his Enitan Vintage furniture collection.

CRICKET: T&T Women win Regional Super50 title

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Trinidad and Tobago Women cricketers have retained their Regional Super50 title when they defeated Barbados by 21 runs in the final at Arnos Vale Stadium in St. Vincent on Sunday, April 30.

 

Military misfits take shot at redemption

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

“Black Site Delta” is a micro-budget production most reminiscent of “The Dirty Dozen” (1967). Like that classic action flick, the action-oriented tale of redemption revolves around the patriotic exploits of a rag-tag team of convicts.

Caribbean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Barbados

Barbados has joined a list of countries who have criticized the recent International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCRS) published by the US Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, which claimed that the island was among several countries that the US regards as major money laundering countries.

Eight Jamaicans extradited to the US

BY AZAD ALI | JAMAICA

Eight Jamaicans, including a former police officer were last week extradited to the United States to face charges related to their alleged involvement in a lottery scam.

NYC libraries launch letter-writing campaign for increased funding

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

The city’s three public library systems say they officially launched a letter-writing campaign this week, urging the mayor and City Council to increase funding for libraries in Fiscal Year 2018.

State Sen. Parker proposes bill for teens leaving foster care

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MANHATTAN

State sen. Kevin Parker (D–Ditmas Park) wants to financially assist young adults transitioning out of the foster care system in a new bill he proposed on May 4. To commemorate foster care awareness this month, Parker said it was his passion to solve issues regarding teens leaving the foster care system and working with advocacy groups, he hoped his bill would address the issues affecting them.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

Absolutely Anything (Unrated) Sci-fi comedy about some advanced aliens from another planet who test the human species’ morality by temporarily blessing a Special Ed teacher (Simon Pegg) with superpowers. With Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle and Eddie Izzard. (In English and French with subtitles)

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