Caribbean Life News – New York – 15 August 2017

 Caribbean Life News – New York – 15 August 2017

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QC Alumni NY aids Georgetown students in math

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Elevating the math skills of students, one summer session at a time, Queens College Alumni Association New York, completed its second QC Math Institute for more than 40 students from six schools, to help the youth develop their adeptness towards STEM accomplishment.

Marcus Garvey’s 130th birthday commemorates ‘One Aim One Destiny…’ philosophy

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | JAMAICA

Organizers of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association announced that on Aug. 17 they plan to launch the 50th anniversary of Caribbean Carnival Week by making three big announcements.

 

Guyana’s model green town reflects ambitious national plan

BY DESMOND BROWN | GUYANA

BARTICA, Guyana, Aug. 3, 2017 (IPS) — At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana’s interior, the town has a population of about 15,000 and is the launching point for people who work in the forests mining gold and diamonds.

Businesswoman opens Harlem’s first 24-hour dog care service

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MANHATTAN

It’s a round-the-clock place for doggies.

A Harlem entrepreneur is opening upper Manhattan’s first and only 24-hour dog care facility on Aug. 26. The owner of the soon to be state of the art dog space, Melissa Mitchner, decided to reopen her pet grooming store “The Bark Shoppe,” as an all day care spot for local pet owners and provide a service that is rare to find in upper Manhattan.

Canarsie association advocates for ferry service

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | BROOKLYN

Lone advocate, Dorothy Lee, a Canarsie resident stood outside of the Rockaway Parkway Subway Station in Brooklyn, last Friday, Aug. 11, calling out to commuters to add their signatures to a petition, demanding City Council start a ferry service from the Canarsie Pier, with stops at Coney Island before docking passengers at Wall Street in Manhattan.

Conversations about women’s sexuality in carnival culture

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BROOKLYN

Tackling the culture of carnival.

The Brooklyn Museum and the Caribbean cultural center Caribbeing, are teaming up to address the autonomy of women in carnival at a roundtable discussion on Aug. 17.

Steel band prep for annual competition

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC

It’s the battle of the pans.

The annual Steel Band Panorama competition returns on Sept. 2 gathering bands from all over the tri-state region in Brooklyn, for a musical match to crown one band as the best. About a dozen groups come to the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum to compete for title the best steel band in town, and many of the top groups are prepared to push for that gold star.

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