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Caribbean Life News Update – 29 August 2016

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Persaud honors 5 at fundraisi­ng reception   BY NELSON A. KING

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud on Sunday honored five community figures at a fundraisi­ng reception at Trelawni Restauran­t on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.

Independe­nt & Foreign Films   BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

In Search of the American Dream (PG-13 for profanity­, violence and mature themes) Survival saga about six sibling’s attempt to elude the authoriti­es in a race across Texas after their undocumen­ted parents are arrested on the spot and carted away. Co-starri­ng Baldemar Rodriguez­, Shaina Sandoval, Kayla Valadez and Jeremy Becerra. (In English and Spanish with subtitles­)

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Caribbean Life News Update – 25 August 2016

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Brooklyn’s youth get deadly lessons about guns

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON

He takes a stand against gun violence – by opening death’s door.

Br­ookdale Hospital launched a scare tactic program to teach Brooklyn’s youth some deadly lessons about guns. The brainchil­d of the program titled “It Starts Here,” is Khari Edwards, head of the hospital’s external affairs.

Local dancer becomes internati­onal choreogra­pher

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC & FASHION

A Brooklyn choreogra­pher is keeping dancehall alive, one move at a time.

WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA – by Dave Martins

WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.” However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.

I would widen the comment above by saying that if we are truly Guyanese, and to be “one people” in fact and not in rhetoric, we should be abandoning these ethnic divisions we so rigidly practice and embracing instead the astounding variety of strong powerful expressions that make up the Guyana mosaic. We should see our diversity as values to be embraced with all the ingredients coming under one umbrella, the one called Guyana, instead of positions dividing us by origins.   Continue reading

Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

_90871352_fireworkThe Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana.

Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade.

“These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city,” said International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach.     Continue reading

Rio 2016: Matt Centrowitz Wins Team USA’s First 1,500m Gold Since 1908 + Guyanese roots

Matt Centrowitz One-Ups Olympian Dad, Wins Team USA’s First 1,500m Gold Since 1908

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Matthew Centrowitz of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Matthew Centrowitz of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO — “Welcome to the club.”

Those are the words Matthew Centrowitz heard from Sebastian Coe as he stood on the victory podium after winning the men’s 1,500-meter at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Coe was Olympic champion in 1980 and 1984 in the 1,500 and is now president of the IAAF, track and field’s global governing body.

The club only had two U.S. members before Saturday night. Centrowitz became the first American to win a gold medal in the metric mile since Mel Sheppard in 1908, who followed James Lightbody in 1904.

“I’m just, happy to bring gold back to the U.S.,” Centrowitz said. “Having a bit of history along the way is very humbling.”

Centrowitz was not to be denied this time.

Four years after finishing fourth in London, he led at every split, and then held on down the straightaway against a tough field.  Continue reading

Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

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Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

Aug 21, 2016 Kaieteur News – By Nicholas Peters

Under the cloudless midday sky, the green shrubs and red loam of the savannah

The skyline of Boa Vista city

The skyline of Boa Vista city

sped past the vehicle, every metre leaving the Kanuku Mountains further and further behind, a ghostly blue in the distance.
This was my view on the first leg of my journey from Guyana’s border to Brazil’s northernmost metropolitan centre. And for most Guyanese, this is what it is like going to the city of Boa Vista.

Boa Vista is the capital and largest city of the State of Roraima – the northernmost state in Brazil. It is no more than an hour and a half away from the Guyanese border town of Lethem to the Brazilian city on the BR-401 Highway.    Continue reading

The world’s most liveable cities – 2016: Living on the edge

The world’s most liveable cities

Simone Biles – wins women’s gymnastics Olympic gold in style

Simone Biles soars above the women’s gymnastics world to Olympic gold

Rio 2016 Olympics: Day 6 – By Liz Clarke August 11 at 7:27 PM

simoneRIO DE JANEIRO — If there’s a quibble to make with Simone Biles, it’s that she competes with such joy and weightless effervescence that she does herself a disservice, in a way, by making gymnastics look so easy.

You won’t catch her grimacing. She will never double over with exhaustion, tongue dangling, between routines. For Biles, flipping through the air is such fun, such a party, that no theatrics are needed other than the few flecks of glitter she lines her eyes with so they match her sparkly leotard.   Continue reading

Cricket: Reds Perreira August 12 + Guyana VS Caribbean- Queens NY – August 13, 2016

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Guyana: The Things that I Carry- 40 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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