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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hitting us with their best shot! CNG honors Carib healthcare workers

Caribbean Healthcare Awards: CNG’s awards gala at Paradise Caterers hailed some of the best and brightest Caribbean-Americans healthcare workers for helping to make our city chipper. Comment

Guyanese student picks Harvard over 19 other Ivy League schools

Guyana: Seventeen-year-old Kelly Hyles is a giggly teenager, but her focus and strong determination to attend an Ivy League school, such as Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown and Columbia is an inspirational journey to which other youth should aspire. Comment

Vincy group receives support at school supplies drive

St Vincent: Hundreds of nationals recently demonstrated their support for VincyCares, Inc. at its first fundraising initiative for the year, as the nine-year-old group continues to raise funds to assist needy school children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment

New strategies to improve Caribbean health

Health: The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is discussing strategies and plans to improve the health of the Americas, including the Caribbean, at its 158th session, which runs through Friday. Comment

Friday, June 24, 2016

Art and social justice on Broadway

Arts & Theater: On a recent Monday when Broadway theaters are “dark,” the Ambassador Theatre at Times Square was packed with lovers of the written and spoken word and social justice activists to hear a conversation between Sonia Sanchez and two other renown writers. Comment

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A risky balancing act by Sanders

Viewpoints: It may be that what Bernie Sanders has in mind, strategy-wise, heading to the Democratic convention turns out to be a pullback from the “messy” experience he had promised. Comment

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Brooklyn twins shine at annual recital

Music: Generous applauds and shouts of “bravo” rang out in celebrating 17 years in the community as Maa Sa Akhi Performing Arts Academy hosted its Annual Recital at the Caton School Auditorium, 18 Marlborough Rd., Flatbush, Brooklyn. Comment

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Borough Prez Adams emphasizes health

Brooklyn: Borough President Eric Adams used a personal health battle to raise health awareness at the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce Industry’s brunch on June 8. Comment

CPL Twenty20 set for Miami

Sports: The fourth edition of the Caribbean Premier league (CPL) Twenty20 competition is set to start on June 29, with the Miami, Florida leg to be played from July 28-29 at the Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Comment


Sports: By Tim Booth SEATTLE (AP) — Another benchmark for the United States. Another huge goal for Clint Dempsey. As unlikely as it seemed a few weeks ago, the U.S. is in the semifinals of the Copa America. Comment

World’s highest paid athletes

Jamaica: World and Olympic Champion Usain Bolt was ranked 22nd on the Forbes Magazine list of world’s highest-paid athletes, behind football greats, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Comment

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean: Caribbean A commission charged with creating a human strategy for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was recently launched in Barbados andhosted by the Caribbean Development Bank. Comment

Deep concern over political uncertainty in Haiti

Haiti: Deeply concerned that the prevailing uncertainty in Haiti is further compounding the numerous political and socio-economic challenges facing the French-speaking Caribbean country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that further delays in completing the electoral process can potentially affect stability in the country, as well as international support to it. Comment

Loving tribute to a friendship

Books: Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you, inspire you, and sympathize with you. You solve easier with another mind on the problem. Yes, two heads are better than one, and in the new book “Running with the Champ” by Tim Shanahan (with Chuck Crisafulli), so are four feet. Comment

Randal Robinson: Grenada is in crisis

Grenada: Randal Robinson, the recently installed public relations officer of Grenada’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, culminated his five-day visit to New York City, by attending and addressing the crowd gathered at the NDC-NY Chapter’s Annual Pre-Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 12. Comment

Monday, June 20, 2016

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Breaking a Monster (Unrated) Rockumentary recounting the rise in 2007 of Unlocking the Truth, a heavy metal trio of 13-year-old, African-American boys from Brooklyn: Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins. Comment

Sunday, June 19, 2016

CAFE holds Third Tuesday Fashion & Culture Salon

Fashion: The Caribbean American Fashion Exchange (CAFÉ), a marketing initiative of JLC Productions, invites all to celebrate Caribbean fashion and culture at the Third Tuesday CAFE Fashion & Culture Salon, beginning at 7:30 pm next Tuesday, June 21, at the fresh new workspace, Brooklyn Commons, 495 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, between Empire Boulevard and Lefferts Avenue. Comments (1)