Caribbean Life News – New York-  25 July 2017

Caribbean Life News – New York-  25 July 2017

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D’Midas readies for the Parkway with ‘Glitz and Glamour’

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

In its annual quest, D’Midas International New York mas band hopes to place in the top three for medium-sized bands in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade.

Barbadians march in tax protest

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | BARBADOS

Thousands of Barbadian public and private sector workers along with business owners took to the streets of Bridgetown Monday morning in protest to a jacked up import tax and Government’s refusal to discuss their calls for a repeal of softening of the levy.

World War II heroic rescue of stranded allies

BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

When Hitler ordered an all-out assault on the Western Front in the spring of 1940, the vaunted Maginot Line proved to be no match for the pulverizing German blitzkrieg. The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France all fell in a matter of weeks, and the rapid collapse proved particularly problematic for the Allied forces.

Team Jamaica Bickle donates more defibrillators

BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA

Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the New York-based organization that provides hospitality support for Jamaican and other Caribbean athletes at the annual Penn Relays Carnival at the University of Pennsylvania, says it will present next month 10 Automated External Devices (AEDs) to eight high schools and two institutions in Jamaica.

Caribbean RoundUp

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Antigua

The Antigua and Barbuda government said it would release the names of persons issued diplomatic passports in recent years, regardless of whether or not their passports had since expired or revoked.

Farming beyond drought

BY DESMOND BROWN | ENVIRONMENT

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 20, 2017 (IPS) – The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top 10. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita.

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