Caribbean Life News – New York –  31 May 2017 

Caribbean Life News – New York –  31 May 2017 

Guyanese told to recommit to Guyana’s growth

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence was celebrated against the backdrop of unity during a reception at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan on May 26. The exact date the republic celebrated its freedom from the British.

NASA scientist bound to inspire Caribbean girls

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | PEOPLE

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that many Caribbean immigrants to the United States have distinguished themselves as trailblazers and in the process made their homeland proud.

 

West Indies Test ranking unchanged

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies remained fixed at eight in the World Test rankings recently released by the ICC annual update.

Eligibility rule

BY AZAD ALI | PEOPLE

The West Indies selectors are considering revisiting the eligibility rule to include their limited-over stars for national selection, particularly for the 50-over format.

Vincentian ex-police group continues to ‘stand unwaveringly’

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

After 37 years of service, the Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ex-Police Association, U.S.A., AInc. continues to “stand unwaveringly on the foundation laid down by its founding fathers,” according to the group’s president Arden Tannis.

Caribbean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Antigua

Public outcry and condemnation by the main Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has forced Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne to scrap a proposed plan to give investors permission to build a gun-assembly plant in the proposed Economic Zone on the island.

Lydia Caesar gets warm welcome

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC

A big welcome home!

Songstress Lydia Caesar performed her first New York Concert at Milk River Lounge in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 17. The Hollis, Queens–born singer returned to the city for a show to debut new songs from her newly released album “Queen of Hearts.” The singer was nervous about singing at her first home show but her audience’s positive reaction killed all her of her stage fears, she said.

Bipartisan effort to give ex-youth offenders a fresh start

BY NELSON A. KING | PEOPLE

US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, along with US Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4), a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, this week introduced the “Renew Act,” a bipartisan measure to reduce corrections costs and help young ex-offenders become productive citizens.

Doling out ‘justice’ in color-coded fashion

BY KAM WILLIAMS | VIEWPOINTS

Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a racist to misread Asian modesty as an invitation to treat them like doormats. 

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