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Friday, April 21, 2017

Bahamians go to the polls on May 10

Bahamas: Bahamians will go to the polls on May 10, 2017 to elect a new government. Prime Minister Perry Christie made the announcement at the Office of the Prime Minister on April 12, 2017 shortly after Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, read a proclamation from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling dissolving Parliament. Comment

‘Finding Gideon’ is an irresistable page-turner

Books: “Finding Gideon” by Eric Jerome Dickey Comment

Racism persists in Cuba

Cuba: Many Afro-Cuban activists say that despite the social advancements made in Cuba in recent years, blacks on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island still face and battle overt racism. Comment

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Circus surprises East Flatbush kids

Brooklyn: It was non-stop Big Top. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

St Vincent: Caribbean The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) recently hosted a traveling program focused on entrepreneurship. Comment

New Kingston wows hometown crowd at New York concert

Music: It was a taste of home cooking, reggae style. Comment

In the vinyl analysis, ‘Record Store Day’ features reggae and dub on platters

Music: These deejays will have the vinyl say. Comment

Leader calls for more bonding between Caribbean nations and the U.S.

The relationship between the United States and much of the Caribbean has long been cordial. Comment

Multi-talented actor-recording artist Ludacris’s ‘Fate’ is secure

The multi-talented Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has enjoyed a remarkable career. As a recording artist, Bridges has sold more than 15 million albums domestically, thanks to the blockbuster success of such singles as “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker” and “My Chick Bad.” Comment

Caribbean Week comes to New York in June

Manhattan: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says Caribbean Week New York will come alive in the Big Apple in early June with a celebration of the sights, sounds, color, cuisine and culture of the Caribbean. Comment

Caribbean Airlines unveils new service to new St. Vincent-Grenadines airport

Trinidad and Tobago: By Nelson A. King Comment

Protest rallies across the U.S. cloud Trump’s reaching the 100-days mark

National: Not only will the 45th president of the United States be indelibly recorded as the oldest elected leader since Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump’s 100-day tenure in the White House could also be imprinted as the most contentious, with a record number of national protest rallies in cities throughout the nation and particularly in the nation’s capital. Comment

At long last, St. Vincent Grammar School is ready to compete in the Penn Relays

It took seven years and much prodding, but the St. Vincent Grammar School, the island nation’s oldest, and, arguably, most elite boys’ secondary school, has finally entered a team to compete in the internationally-renowned Penn Relays Carnival at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Comment

Tone it down: Anger workshop to demonstrate how to relieve stress

Brooklyn: Call it a tension intervention. Comment

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Political unrest in Suriname worsens

Suriname: Suriname is experiencing labor — and political — pains again. Comments (1)

Walentas Foundation announces a new round of grants for Brooklyn public schools

Brooklyn: The Walentas Family Foundation announced this week that applications are now open for its Neighborhood School Grants, an annual program to support innovative projects in Brooklyn School Districts 13 and 14. Comment

UN leader says Caribbean nations need to boost trade and technology activity

Caribbean: The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) wants regional integration promoted in specific areas beyond trade. Comment

Easter eggs-citement at Roy Wilkins Park and Family Center in Queens

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Jamaica to appoint new police commissioner

Jamaica: Jamaica will have a new commissioner of police later this month, replacing Dr. Carl Williams who went on pre-retirement leave in January this year. Comment

Pakistan wins One-Day International series

Sports: An unbeaten century by Shoaib Malik (101) helped Pakistan to an easy six-wicket victory in the final of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) Q Mobile Series at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence, Guyana. Comment

Making a Difference Initiative launched with a donation in Grenada

Grenada: The health of children and seniors will be positively impacted by a barrel of children’s diapers and feeding bags with tubes attached, which were delivered on Wednesday, to the Grenada General Hospital, by local Catholic priest, Fr. Leroy Hopkin, on behalf of New York-based donors, Christine Grant and Cheryl Vincent, who are both Grenadians. Comment

Life and struggles of Josh Gibson

Arts & Theater: He was the black bambino before the great bambino. A production highlighting Pittsburgh baseball player Josh Gibson is premiering at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan from April 19–May 7. Comments (2)

The ‘13th Amendment’ documentary shown in Queens

Movies: A wide cross-section of the Jamaica, Queens community viewed the gut-wrenching injustices meted out to minorities in the criminal justice system, in a free public screening of the Netflix original documentary film — 13th Amendment, presented by York City Council, Member I. Daneek Miller, 18b Assigned Counsel Association of Queens Family Court Comment