Caribbean Life News – New York – 15 June 2017

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Caribbean Life assoc. editor to receive award  

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Associate Editor of Caribbean Life, Kevin Michael Williams, is among eight distinguished professionals to receive the Golden Arrowhead Award of Achievement and Distinction at the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Award ceremony under the patronage of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and NYC Council member, Dr. Mathieu Eugene, to commemorate Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence.

Drama in the modern church

BY SHARI LOGAN | ARTS & THEATER

The new off-Broadway musical, “The Church…A Hospital?” received such rave reviews after its Brooklyn preview, the producers have decided to do a second performance. Writer / producer / director John Andrews is pleased to announce that the play will have a reprise showing at the York College Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at 5 pm.

Former JA consul receives Literary Award for telling immigrant’s tales

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | BOOKS

Dr. Basil K. Bryan, a former New York consul general from Jamaica has retired from official diplomatic duties but he has not given up on diplomacy. Recently lauded and rewarded in his homeland, he was presented with the coveted Musgrave Award for literature by the Institute of Jamaica for penning a book about immigrants who migrated to Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

SOUND MAKER

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC – He makes the sounds.

A young Harlem-based music artist and producer Evan Brown is rising in the hip-hop music industry as a sound maker. He is no newbie to music, having began playing the piano since eight years old. Now at 22, he recently released his downloadable all-instrumental album, “E is for Excellence,” compiling a variety of his sound creations to introduce his work to the world and other artists, he said.

Genetic engineering lobbyist’s Trumpian methods

BY JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM | VIEWPOINTS

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 2017 (IPS) – To her credit, Dr Mahaletchumy has pioneered and promoted science journalism in Malaysia. This is indeed commendable in the face of the recent resurgence of obscurantism of various types, both traditional and modern.

Relationship with the ocean part of T&T’s culture: UN

BY NELSON A. KING | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Stating that the multiple benefits provided by the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources are the focus of the first-ever Ocean Conference taking place this week at UN Headquarters in New York, the United Nations says relationship with the ocean is part of Trinidad and Tobago’s culture.

16-year-old crowned Miss Dream Castle 2017

BY NELSON A. KING | FASHION

Sixteen-year-old New Yorker Jasmine Charlot was crowned Miss Dream Castle 2017 at the coronation on Saturday at the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers, New York.

Urban comedy explores black haircare industry

BY KAM WILLIAMS

In recent years, a couple of groundbreaking documentaries addressed some serious issues pertaining to African-American hair. The first, “Aron Ranen’s Black Hair,” chronicled the Korean takeover of the black haircare industry.

Jamaica has new approach to help tourism grow

BY DAWN PLUMMER | JAMAICA

New York City’s buzzing excitement heightened with the natural groove and flow of the distinct Caribbean flavors extending in the City. It is of course, Caribbean Heritage Month and in New York City several Caribbean celebrations are taking place. Among the celebrations was last week’s annual gathering of all the Caribbean nations exhibiting their best in the tourism industry, propelling and branding their respective countries during Caribbean Tourism Week, June 3-10.

Annual Rum and Rhythm crowns best chef, mixologist

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC

The sixth annual Rum and Rhythm benefit concluded Caribbean week at the Capitale in Manhattan on June 9. Guests sipped rum and dined on foods from different islands in celebration of Caribbean culture.

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