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Barbados native Blackbelly may soon be grown in the larger expanses of the two South American CARICOM member countries.
08/09/2019
Bajan Blackbelly sheep going regional

Barbados native Blackbelly may soon be grown in the larger expanses of the two South American CARICOM member countries.

Shared land use for agriculture is an area of CARICOM cooperation that is an obvious no-brainer that causes one to question why it is not happening, but a Barbados-Guyana-Suriname collaboration should soon see ventures in this area.

Check out news from around the #caribbean this week
08/07/2019
Caribbean RoundUp

Check out news from around the #caribbean this week

Antigua A former British police officer was sent to jail for 15 years for raping a woman when the two met on a vacation in Antigua more than four years ago.

David Heron brings Jamaican ‘Obeah’ to Shakespeare
08/06/2019
David Heron brings Jamaican ‘Obeah’ to Shakespeare

David Heron brings Jamaican ‘Obeah’ to Shakespeare

Award winning Jamaican actor and playwright David Heron has been cast in the leading roles of Oberon, King of the Fairies and Theseus, Duke of Athens in the Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island’s Shakespeare in The Park production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

One of the hemisphere’s largest gold mines has temporarily closed its doors in the Caribbean Community nation of Surin...
08/05/2019
GOLD MINERS REVOLT

One of the hemisphere’s largest gold mines has temporarily closed its doors in the Caribbean Community nation of Suriname.

One of the hemisphere’s largest gold mines has temporarily closed its doors in the Caribbean Community nation of Suriname after wildcat miners panning for gold in areas near the mine clashed with police and security over mining rights resulting in the deaths of one miner and serious wounds to seve...

Check out the dazzling array of costumes, designed to depict “Nubian Gods and Goddesses” at Suga Candy Mas in Brookl...
08/02/2019
Suga Candy Mas presents ‘Nubian Gods and Goddesses’

Check out the dazzling array of costumes, designed to depict “Nubian Gods and Goddesses” at Suga Candy Mas in Brooklyn.

Suga Candy Mas, at 755 Linden Boulevard/Utica, Brooklyn, is adorned with a dazzling array of costumes, designed to depict Nubian Gods and Goddesses.

The Bronx-based St. Matthias Charities recently hosted their annual BBQ fundraiser to help medical institutions, the les...
08/01/2019
Bronx church holds fundraiser to aid SVG

The Bronx-based St. Matthias Charities recently hosted their annual BBQ fundraiser to help medical institutions, the less fortunate and various communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Bronx-based St. Matthias Charities, Inc., on July 13 held another successful annual BBQ fundraiser to help medical institutions, the less fortunate and various communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Antione International is ‘Untamed’ for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival
07/31/2019
‘UNTAMED’

Antione International is ‘Untamed’ for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival

Even with 17 sections, Antione International is ‘Untamed’ for this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival.

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams joined representatives from fraternal police organizations in condemning incidents a...
07/29/2019
Williams, police organizations condemn actions against NYPD officers

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams joined representatives from fraternal police organizations in condemning incidents against New York Police Department (NYPD) officers with buckets of water.

Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams on Wednesday joined representatives from fraternal police organizations in condemning incidents depicted in two videos taken over the weekend showing the dousing of New York Police Department (NYPD) officers with buckets of water.

Team Jamaica Bickle, the organization that provides meals, among other things, to Caribbean athletes participating in th...
07/26/2019
Team Jamaica Bickle provides defibrillators to Jamaican schools

Team Jamaica Bickle, the organization that provides meals, among other things, to Caribbean athletes participating in the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania, says that it is to provide 20 more Jamaican high schools with Automated External Defibrillators and First Aid Kits.

The philanthropic, Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the organization that provides meals, among other things, to Caribbean athletes participating in the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says that 20 more Jamaican high schools were expected to receive Automated Ex...

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley recently announced that CARICOM is considering attaching a fee to th...
07/25/2019
CARICOM considers imposing travel fee

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley recently announced that CARICOM is considering attaching a fee to the airline and cruise ship tickets of tourists to help fund regional security institutions.

Caricom is considering attaching a fee to the airline and cruise ship tickets of tourists to help fund regional security institutions.

Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly has welcomed the signing of legislation that expands the Minority and Women O...
07/24/2019
Bichotte welcomes expanded MWBE program

Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly has welcomed the signing of legislation that expands the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise program

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte has welcomed the signing of legislation that expands the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program.

The Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation honored the best and brightest in the community at its Second Annual Awards Gala incl...
07/22/2019
Judge Joseph among Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation honorees

The Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation honored the best and brightest in the community at its Second Annual Awards Gala including Justice Ingrid Joseph

The Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. on July 13 honored the best and brightest in the community at its 2nd Annual Awards Gala, celebrating the stellar accomplishments of 13 women in aviation, medicine, arts and entertainment, and law enforcement, and the judiciary, and in education.

Food, drink and entertainment from across the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas can be found at the large...
05/11/2019
THE WORLD'S FARE 2019

Food, drink and entertainment from across the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas can be found at the largest event of its kind in NYC next weekend at Citi Field. Get your tickets!

EAT. DRINK. UNITE. Welcome, all people, all ages, all backgrounds, all New Yorkers and beyond! Join us in celebrating NYC’s diversity through cuisine at the 2nd Annual World’s Fare at Citi Field! We aim to honor the legacy of the 1964 World’s Fair by bringing everyone together around what make...

Happy independence day Saint Lucia. The island nation celebrates 40 years of independence from the U.K today. 🇱🇨
02/22/2019

Happy independence day Saint Lucia. The island nation celebrates 40 years of independence from the U.K today. 🇱🇨

Happy Birth-Day-OOOO! The Calypso legend and activist turns 92 on March 1, and his former bandmates are going to celebra...
02/22/2019
BELAFONTE’S MUSICAL LEGACY

Happy Birth-Day-OOOO! The Calypso legend and activist turns 92 on March 1, and his former bandmates are going to celebrate his music with a concert at Aaron Davis Hall next week.

Renowned activist and calypso legend Harry Belafonte will be celebrated with a birthday concert at Aaron Davis Hall on March 1. On what will be his 92nd birthday, members of the Belafonte Alumni Group — a collective of performers that toured with the entertainer in his heyday — will be honoring ...

Gayle returns to Windies ODI squad
02/21/2019
Gayle returns to Windies ODI squad

Gayle returns to Windies ODI squad

Veteran hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle has been recalled to the West Indies One-Day International (ODI) 14-man squad for the first time in seven months for the first two games of the five-match series against England later this month.

Book review: “Meet Miss Fancy” by Irene Latham, illustrated by John Holyfield
02/21/2019
A tale of the small side of injustice

Book review: “Meet Miss Fancy” by Irene Latham, illustrated by John Holyfield

Ever since you were a little kid, you’ve had a great big wish. You’ve always wanted that one thing. You’ve schemed and asked, begged and plotted, but you still don’t have it. As in the new book “Meet Miss Fancy” by Irene Latham, illustrated by John Holyfield, whatever’s stopping you ju...

Caribbean academic Dr. George Irish passes
02/21/2019
Caribbean academic Dr. George Irish passes

Caribbean academic Dr. George Irish passes

Dr. George A. Irish, a Montserratan-born retired professor at Brooklyn’s Medgar Ever College, City University of New York (CUNY), died on Feb. 12. He was 76.

Barbados in major sports deal with Argentina
02/21/2019
Barbados in major sports deal with Argentina

Barbados in major sports deal with Argentina

The footballing link between Barbados and Argentina has been made stronger with a signing of an agreement that should see the two-time World Cup winning South American nation sharing its expertise with the island.

Happy Birthday Rihanna. She is 31 years old today. 🇧🇧
02/20/2019

Happy Birthday Rihanna. She is 31 years old today. 🇧🇧

02/20/2019
IMDb

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier! The Bahamian-American Oscar-winning actor is 92 years old today. 🇧🇸

In honor of Sidney Poitier's birthday, we take a look back at his legendary film career. Which role is your favorite? https://imdb.to/2ScZJsA

02/20/2019
Caribbean RoundUp

Here's a roundup of all the news from back home in the Caribbean.

Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Attorney General, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin said the government was moving to establish a registry for sex offenders in the very near future.

‘Babylon’ premieres: ‘Yardie’ begins BAM Reel Caribbean Series
02/20/2019
‘Babylon’ premieres: ‘Yardie’ begins BAM Reel Caribbean Series

‘Babylon’ premieres: ‘Yardie’ begins BAM Reel Caribbean Series

For the fifth consecutive year, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will spotlight more than a few fine films that feature factual and fictitious aspects of Caribbean life. From Haiti, Antigua, Guyana, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Jamaica, vintage and new documentaries....

BANK CHIEF AXED
02/20/2019
BANK CHIEF AXED

BANK CHIEF AXED

President Desi Bouterse has fired the head of Suriname’s central bank in a move that appears to be quickly backfiring on a head of state who is seeking a third consecutive five-year term in general elections that are due in just about 14 months.

Windies bowlers rank high
02/20/2019
Windies bowlers rank high

Windies bowlers rank high

West Indies Captain Jason Holder and fast bowler Kemar Roach have moved up in the latest ICC Test rankings released recently.

Bajan childbirth rate crisis
02/20/2019
Bajan childbirth rate crisis

Bajan childbirth rate crisis

Barbadians are not making many children and officials believe it is pushing the island to a crisis of labour, reducing not only the local workforce but also putting at risk the pensions for those who have retired.

National Black Theatre celebrates 50 years of arts
02/20/2019
National Black Theatre celebrates 50 years of arts

National Black Theatre celebrates 50 years of arts

It’s a milestone year. The National Black Theatre is going to continue celebrating its 50th anniversary from now until mid-fall. The premier Harlem-based arts organization was founded half a century ago by artist and writer Dr. Barbara Ann Teer on Oct. 24, 1968 — creating a space of originality ...

Bichotte hopeful about MWBEs future
02/19/2019
Bichotte hopeful about MWBEs future

Bichotte hopeful about MWBEs future

With the opening of the 2019-2020 legislative session with a stronger New York State Assembly and a Democratic Majority in the Senate, Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichottee, chair of the Oversight of the Minority Women’s Business Enterprise (MWBE) Subcommittee in the State Assembly, said she w...

Guyanese celebrate 49th Mashramani with pride and unity
02/19/2019
Guyanese celebrate 49th Mashramani with pride and unity

Guyanese celebrate 49th Mashramani with pride and unity

One People, One Nation, with One Destiny, was the common thread that ran through a pulsating multicultural presentation of music, dance, drumming, and a parade of Guyana’s six races, to commemorate the nation’s 49th Mashramani under the auspices of Ambassador Rudolph M. Ten-Pow and Consul Genera...

Bar association, CUNY Law partner on groundbreaking class
02/19/2019
Bar association, CUNY Law partner on groundbreaking class

Bar association, CUNY Law partner on groundbreaking class

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) says it is partnering with the City University School of Law (CUNY) School of Law in offering what it describes as a “groundbreaking” Technology and the Law class for second and third-year students at CUNY Law School.

New app hopes to facilitate sou sous
02/19/2019
New app hopes to facilitate sou sous

New app hopes to facilitate sou sous

It’s money pooling the modern way. A new app is going to make the traditional way of pooling money, commonly known as sou sou, easier. Haitian-American economist, Sophonie Saint Felix, is launching a digital version of the centuries-old rotating money loan method with Community Banking (COBA). Sou...

SVG Diaspora Committee chair wants ‘decisive year of collaboration’
02/19/2019
SVG Diaspora Committee chair wants ‘decisive year of collaboration’

SVG Diaspora Committee chair wants ‘decisive year of collaboration’

Sherill-Ann Mason-Haywood, chairperson of the Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Diaspora Committee of New York, wants 2019 to be a “decisive year of collaboration” for Vincentians in the Diaspora.

Lawyer Narissa Morris presses on despite challenges
02/18/2019
Lawyer Narissa Morris presses on despite challenges

Lawyer Narissa Morris presses on despite challenges

Despite numerous challenges within and without the legal profession, Queens-based, Vincentian-born attorney Narissa Morris is determined to press on.

02/18/2019
Time for state legislative hearings on lack of diversity in NY city’s construction industry

Time for state legislative hearings on lack of diversity in NY city’s construction industry

Each year, Black History Month represents an important time to honor the many leaders who came before us and reflect on what steps we must take now to keep advancing the mission of pursuing racial justice. In New York City’s development and construction industry, where too many minority workers an...

Young jazzman to lead concert
02/18/2019
Young jazzman to lead concert

Young jazzman to lead concert

The Aaron Diehl trio will be performing a concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center next month. Made up of jazz pianist Aaron Diehl, and his trio which includes drummer Aaron Kimmel and bassist David Wong, are going to perform “Virtuoso at Play,” — a two-hour show as part of the Milt Hinton Jaz...

WWII vet plays hero again in campy action adventure
02/18/2019
WWII vet plays hero again in campy action adventure

WWII vet plays hero again in campy action adventure

Every now and then, a film turns history on its head. For example, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter made over $100 million dollars at the box office by suggesting that the 16th President of the United States was also a legendary stalker of the undead. And Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, w...

Independent & Foreign Films
02/18/2019
Independent & Foreign Films

Independent & Foreign Films

The Changeover (Unrated) Adaptation of Margaret Mahy’s young adult novel, set in Christchurch, New Zealand, about a 16 year-old girl (Erana James) drawn into a battle with the evil spirit draining the life out of her little brother (Benji Purchase). Supporting cast includes Timothy Spall, Melanie ...

‘Today, we declare our love to our forests and ecosystems’
02/18/2019
‘Today, we declare our love to our forests and ecosystems’

‘Today, we declare our love to our forests and ecosystems’

PARAMARIBO, Feb. 15, 2019 (IPS) — High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) nations ended a major conference in Suriname on Thursday, with the Krutu of Paramaribo Joint Declaration on HFLD Climate Finance Mobilisation.

Caribbean region may grow, but…
02/15/2019
Caribbean region may grow, but…

Caribbean region may grow, but…

A growth trend among most member countries of the Caribbean Community organisation, CARICOM, is projected to continue this year and strike an average two percent expansion of those economies.

Gunmen in Trinidad killed four people in 14 hours overnight Tuesday, sparking fears that the country is again on course ...
02/15/2019
GANG WAR FEARS

Gunmen in Trinidad killed four people in 14 hours overnight Tuesday, sparking fears that the country is again on course to experience yet another bad year for violent crime.

Gunmen in Trinidad killed four people in 14 hours overnight Tuesday, sparking fears that the country is again on course to experience yet another bad year for violent crime and concerns that gang wars are spiraling out of control.

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