Caribbean Life News Update – New York – June 17, 2017

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More companies looking for oil and gas off Guyana

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Its offshore concession just a few miles from where ExxonMobil found large deposits of oil and gas two years ago, so Tullow Oil of the UK and Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas of Canada have announced plans to begin aggressive exploration of their own bloc, confident that the basin is rich in resources officials said this week.

Guyana Independence celebration in NY ‘epic’

BY NELSON A. KING | GUYANA

Chair of the Brooklyn-based Guyana Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York), Rickford Burke, has described as “epic” the 2017 Guyana Independence celebrations in the Big Apple.

Grenada signs MOU with Airbnb

BY NELSON A. KING | GRENADA

The government of Grenada on Thursday, June 8 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize and implement a “cohesive partnership” with the global home-sharing company, Airbnb.

FOCUS NOW ON ISIS

BY BERT WILKINSON | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

When Caribbean Community leaders meet for their annual summit in Grenada in early July, they would have the very challenging task of setting up a coordinated system to monitor ISIS fighters returning to the region from the Middle East.

Container trade to the Caribbean declines: ECLAC

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reports that new ports ranking confirms the decline in the region’s foreign trade last year and marks a loss in activity not seen since the crisis of 2009.

Revelers celebrate Guyanese pride at independence parade

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | GUYANA

Thousands of Guyanese-Americans celebrated their homeland’s independence day in Brooklyn on June 11. The annual parade that starts in East Flatbush and ends in Canarsie, honored Guyana’s 51 years of independence this year. About 5,000 parade-goers attended the gathering waving the Guyanese flags and expressing their pride.

Guyana’s First Lady visits 911 Memorial

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

First Lady of Guyana, Her Excellency Sandra Granger has expressed sadness after touring the World Trade Center Museum on June 9, during a weekend visit to New York as a guest of the Brooklyn-based Guyana non-profit, Guyana Unity Movement (GUM) in celebration of Guyana’s 51 Anniversary of Independence.

WIADCA launches ‘Eat Caribbean 2017’

BY NELSON A. KING | FOOD

Hundreds of Caribbean and other nationals on Thursday converged on Milk River Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn as the West Indian Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) launched “Eat Caribbean 2017.”

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 Councilmember, 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.

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.

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