Category Archives: Caribbean news

Caribbean Life News Update – 19 May 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 19 May 2017

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Guyana officials to highlight Guyana Unity Movement events

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

The Guyana Unity Movement, a Brooklyn-based non-profit, will welcome First Lady of Guyana, H.E. Sandra Granger and Attorney General Basil Williams, to its first charitable weekend of events, since its massive Unity March on Church Avenue in 2015 to bring Guyanese together.

Caribbean countries urged to tax tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH    Continue reading

The all-or-nothing cricketer – Chris Gayle’s batting strategy is unique

The all-or-nothing cricketer – Chris Gayle’s batting strategy is unique

But the best T20 player who ever lived is also a relic

Guyana tourism hub potential is at Ogle not Cheddi Jagan airport, study reveals

Guyana tourism hub potential is at Ogle not Cheddi Jagan airport, study reveals

Published on May 11, 2017 – Caribbean News Now

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Ogle airport

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — With a Category II rating of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana will not be able to start and operate its own airline until all the deficiencies are corrected. However, this is not a major constraint holding back the development of tourism and attracting more visitors to Guyana.

A 2016 study titled, “Guyana Airlift Capacity,” by a Guyanese aviation expert, who wants to remain anonymous, concluded that “the hub potential is at Ogle and not at Cheddi Jagan International Airport.”

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CALYPSO HUMOUR – by Dave Martins + music videos

CALYPSO HUMOUR – by Dave Martins. – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

From time to time on this ubiquitous internet that parades things before us; one often sees presentations reminding us of aspects of our lives that are no more. Many of them treat with life in North America where such things as the hand-cranked telephone or the steam locomotive with the operator shoveling coal are no longer in existence, along with ladies’ dresses touching the ground or the looping chain draping a man’s trousers as evidence of a watch in his waist-line.

In a similar presentation in Guyana we would no longer see the street vendor patiently making a “press” with his hand shaver (the shaving now is done by machine, and the product name is “snow cone”) or someone like Garamai, basket on bicycle handle-bar, selling his famous potato balls around Georgetown.     Continue reading

HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW – Week Ending May 12, 2017

HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW – Week Ending May 12, 2017  

Seven Of The Most Expensive Caribbean Properties On The Market Today

Opposition Takes The Win In Bahamas Election 

One Of The UK’s Wealthiest Has Caribbean Roots

This Former Puerto Rico Cop Is Facing 10 Years In Jail

8 Top Caribbean Born US Jockeys You Should Know

News Americas Now Grabs Number One Spot As Leading Regional Caribbean News Site

Caribbean ET News Round-Up – DR-Born Actress Returns In Guardians of the Galaxy

Finding Caribbean Food In US States That Are More Than 90 Percent White

 What Would The Derby Be Without Immigrants? 

 Trump’s America — Donald Trump’s Favorite President

Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Jamaican Banana Fritters

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Caribbean Life News Updates – 12 May 2017

Caribbean Life News Updates – 12 May 2017  

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Guyanese in Schenectady thank coalition for consular services

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

City Council Member John Mootooveren, a Guyanese who immigrated to Schenectady, New York, with an influx of nationals seeking affording housing and opportunity, praised Guyana’s Coalition government for making it possible for the Guyana Consulate to conduct outreach programs where some 10,000 compatriots reside.

Guyana consul general reaches out to her nationals

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | GUYANA

Fresh from the success of serving almost 200 Guyanese citizens in Schenectady, New York during a second outreach program on April 22, Consul General of Guyana to New York, Hon. Barbara Atherly called on the community to reach out to the diplomatic office to schedule a community outreach in their area, at a recent Brooklyn program.

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Caribbean Life News Updates – May 9, 2017

Caribbean Life News Updates – May 9, 2017

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Brooklyn artist creates vintage furniture from African textiles

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER

Benga Akinnagbe is an American-born artist of Nigerian lineage, so it is not surprising that he sources some of the most beautiful prints from the continent of his ancestors, to fashion his Enitan Vintage furniture collection.

CRICKET: T&T Women win Regional Super50 title

BY AZAD ALI | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Trinidad and Tobago Women cricketers have retained their Regional Super50 title when they defeated Barbados by 21 runs in the final at Arnos Vale Stadium in St. Vincent on Sunday, April 30.

POEM: For Derek Walcott (1930-2017) – By Leonard Dabydeen

For Derek Walcott (1930-2017)

By Leonard Dabydeen

 

Me know him nah dead,

Him only gone.

Fuh watch dem schooner

An’ listen some

See dem white egrets

Walking by the rocks

Feet like dry bamboo

Their heads bobbing, weavin’

Like Bob Marley singing

‘Buffalo Soldier’ in a dread lock

Wait till tomorrow come

To see Odysseus sitting

On a backyard bench

Talking to Derek

Till mornin’ come.

Diaspora Times International – April 2017

Dear Friends

The Diaspora Times – April 2017 Issue is attached. Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

DIASPORA TIMES   

Our highest regards.

Desmond Roberts
Chairman
Editorial Board.  Diaspora Times

Caribbean Life News Update – May 5, 2017

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Jamaica makes Facebook history

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | JAMAICA

Social media has proven to be the fastest most direct way to transmit information. And with millions registered with Facebook, Jamaica could benefit and is already getting high praises as the first in the Caribbean region to implement a policy of dispensing news about missing children via the medium.

Eugene honors Brooklyn restaurant for community service

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene says he has honored George’s Restaurant in Brooklyn for its “legacy of community service.”

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