Caribbean Life News – New York- week ending 22 September 2017

Guyana’s prez calls for peace at the 72nd United Nations

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

President Granger at the UN

In his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, David A. Granger, president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, called for peace in the world.

The head of state told the General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017, that ‘striving for peace’ has been the principal purpose and preoccupation of this organization throughout its existence. “A good life for the world’s peoples and the sustainable use of the planet’s recourses are predicated on peace with justice, including justice within and between nations,” he stated, adding, “The world is weary of war.”

The Caribbean to get its own hub in Brooklyn

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | BROOKLYN

Visiting the Caribbean is about to get a lot easier.

Local pols will designate the city’s first-ever “Little Caribbean” district on Sept. 28, officially commemorating parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush for their robust community of immigrants from the region. The recognition will ensure the fast-gentrifying neighborhoods retain their Caribbean history and identity, according to the woman who spearheaded the naming initiative.

 

Celebrating Brooklyn through photography

2017-09-22-TM-BROOKLYN-PHOTOGRAPHS-BRIC-CL | ARTS & THEATER

The images in the expansive gallery just behind BRIC’s lobby performance space pays tribute to its home borough with the exhibition “Brooklyn Photographs” by 11 photographers.

UN $15.1 million humanitarian plan for Caribbean countries

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ENVIRONMENT

Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres voiced his sadness at the destruction caused across the Caribbean region by Hurricane Maria stating “where many islands are already working to respond to the devastation and suffering arising from Hurricane Irma earlier this month.”

Reports say BVI’s ‘knocked down, but not knocked out’ by Irma

BY NELSON A. KING | ENVIRONMENT

Jost Van Dyke, a little island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) that draws boats from all around the globe to its powdery beaches and ebullient bar scene, has been “knocked down, but not knocked out” by the recent passage of Hurriance Irma, according to reports.

Bedford Stuyvesant’s rise is non-inclusive

BY DAWN PLUMMER | BROOKLYN

The mode of gentrification has gradually taken grounds in Brooklyn. These undergoing changes in the Borough have left Bedford-Stuyvesant as a community raising against its own. A neighborhood with a longstanding history of great Black arts and culture and sturdy, beautifully carved brownstones homes any potential buyer would line up to purchase, but in the midst of the waving change there are many that are left far behind.

APPEAL FOR AID

BY BERT WILKINSON | DOMINICA

Dominica’s embattled government Wednesday threw out a region and worldwide appeal for help after Category Five Hurricane Maria pulverized the Caribbean trade bloc nation that is wedged between the French dependencies of Guadeloupe and Martinique, killing six people and setting the country back by millions, two years to the month when Hurricane Erica had also battered the island of 72,000.

Cruise lines aid Caribbean recovery

BY NELSON A. KING | ENVIRONMENT

Reports say Caribbean cruise lines are sending ships and cash to aid Caribbean countries in their recovery efforts in the wake of the passage of Hurricane Irma.

Antigua stands ready to assist Dominica

BY NELSON A. KING | ANTIGUA

Antigua, whose sister isle, Barbuda, was devastated by Hurricane Irma, his pledged its support for Dominica which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria during the early hours on Tuesday.

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