Caribbean Life News Update – New York – 20 June 2017

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Guyana: State Department revokes visas of opposition MP’s

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Guyana’s main opposition party has complained that the United States State Department has cancelled tourist visas of two active lawmakers facing criminal fraud charges as well as several other high ranking officials who were also indicted with them.

Guyana: Exxon gets license, environmental permit

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Guyana’s government has approved an operating license and environmental permit for Exxon to begin pumping loads of oil and gas from the seabed by 2020, five years after the company said it had found world class deposits of hydrocarbons off the coast of the Caribbean Community nation.

Guyana consul general praises Queens Mandir for elderly initiatives

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly, told a group of senior citizens at the Richmond Hill Queens Shri Trimurti Bhavan Mandir, on its 19th anniversary, and a celebration of mothers, that women are the bedrock of society, and they should be honored everyday.

Patricia A. Britton, HHA

TEQUILA MINSKY | CARIBBEAN HEALTHCARE AWARDS

Patricia Britton was born in Trinidad, trained in the sewing arts and immigrated at the age of 20. She worked as a technical designer and seamstress for 15 years.

Independent & Foreign Films

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

All the Rage (Unrated) Healthcare documentary chronicling Dr. John Sarno’s half-century campaign against the over-prescription of pain medication. Featuring commentary by John Stossel, Howard Stern, Senator Bernie Sanders, Larry David and Dr. Andrew Weil.

 

Kevin Hart’s life ‘lessons’ and laughter

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

You can pretend all you want.

Hide your head in the sand and say it ain’t so. Cover your ears and yell “LaLaLaLaLa” until everyone thinks you’re five years old. You can deny, deny, deny, but listen up: some things are factual, so read “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart, and you may learn something.

Caribbean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Caribbean

The Group General Manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Patricia Affonso-Dass is the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held alongside the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) and Taste of the Caribbean at the Hyatt Regency in Miami recently.

 

Malcolm X – American Muslim leader, human rights activist, of Grenadian mother

BY NELSON A. KING | GRENADA

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Grenadian-born Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children.

Three key central Brooklyn pols endorse Gonzalez

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has received endorsements from three of central Brooklyn’s key state officials.

Free boro-wide entertainment in City Parks

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | MUSIC

One of the best bargains of the year comes every summer when City Parks announces its free, series of music, dance, films and theater. Already in full swing in many of the neighborhood parks in all five boroughs, the biggest and longest announced Brooklyn’s Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in Prospect Park.

Librarian courted by hobo while searching for aunt

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

If you’re familiar with the surreal cinematic stylings of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, then you have an idea of what sort of treat’s in store while watching “Lost in Paris.” The talented husband and wife team wrote, directed and co-star in their latest magical escape into the theater of the absurd.

Dr. Rhonda N. Cambridge-Phillip, MD, MPH, CHC

TEQUILA MINSKY | CARIBBEAN HEALTHCARE AWARDS

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Rhonda Cambridge-Phillip is the daughter of parents who emigrated from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

New citizens

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BROOKLYN

They can now call it home!

Dozens of candidates for citizenship became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the historic Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush on June 15. Many of the new nationals were thrilled to reach this accomplishment, particularly those who waited many years, said one woman who came to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago.

 

City’s digital kiosks celebrate Caribbean heritage

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | STATEN ISLAND

A digital way to honor the leaders.

In commemoration of June as Caribbean-American Heritage month, all of the city’s digital WiFi kiosks — LinkNYC, are displaying images of Caribbean-American icons all month. The project was created by Caribbeing, a Flatbush-based cultural center, in partnership with LinkNYC. The display intends to familiarize passersby with the influential people of West Indian background, and honor their contributions to American history, according to the project’s creator.

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