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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Amerijet continues to spread its wings

Business: Amerijet International, Inc. is a full-service all-cargo carrier providing regional and international, scheduled all-cargo service. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet provides daily air cargo flights serving the Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America, and the United States connecting to its worldwide network reaching as far east as Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Comment.

Carnival Tabanca

Music: Some highlights of this year’s carnival in Brooklyn. Comment.

CARIB SHOWCASE

Arts & Theater: The United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) recently held its massive audience in stitches and spell-bound, as it mesmerized diverse patrons during its 10th annual cultural show at Meyer Levin Intermediate School at the corner of Ralph Avenue and Beverley Road in Brooklyn. Comment.

Historic cricket deal

Caribbean: Four West Indies cricketers have signed a historic deal that will make them co-owners and stakeholders in the new Canadian Premier League Twenty20. Comment.

‘Miss Tropical Paradise’ semifinals set for Queens

Fashion: Plans for the Miss Tropical Paradise Beauty Pageant 2014 are moving full steam ahead and on schedule, according to event founder Marcia Deans. The semifinals will be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Clipper 11 in Queens, N.Y. Comment.

HENRY NETS 50

Sports: New York Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry scored his 50th MLS regular season goal in last Saturday’s game at the Philadelphia Union’s PPL Park in Chester (PA), but that was the good news; the not so good news is that the Red Bulls surrendered a 2-0 first half lead by allowing two goals to give the Union a point in the resultant 2-2 draw. Comment.

Terrier senior looks ahead

Brooklyn: The college cross country season in the metropolitan area got off when Fordham University conducted its annual invitational meet for Division I, Division II, Division III and junior college athletes in order for their coaches to see the capabalities of their athletes. There was one race broken down into scoring for each of the men and one for the women. Comment.

Southern tragedy changes race relations

Books: What can you say about tragedy? When it’s imminent, you brace yourself and hope to come out unscathed. In its aftermath, you mourn and, eventually, you move on, healed… but not quite ever the same. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Still determined to force-feed us war

National: When FDR delivered his historic “day that will live in infamy” speech about the Japanese Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, there was no great cajoling effort needed to get the American public on board with the idea that the most muscular of responses was the only way to go. Likewise was the population galvanized into a resolve that whoever was responsible, 60 years later, for the 9/11 atrocities should have hell to pay, regardless of whatever it would demand of U.S. resources. Comment.

Obama’s quick fix won’t solve the regional refugee crisis

Viewpoints: SAN FRANCISCO, (IPS) - In recent months, an unprecedented surge of refugee women and children has been traveling alone to the United States to seek protection at our southern border. Comment.

Busting eye health myths: What’s fact and what’s fiction?

(StatePoint) Everyone has heard myths about what is and isn’t good for your eye health -- from eating more carrots to limiting screen time. Unfortunately, many so-called facts are anything but factual, according to Dr. Ryan Nakamura, a VSP Vision Care optometrist. Here, he sorts fact from fiction. Comment.

Laparkan introduces air cargo service to St. Lucia

Trinidad and Tobago: Laparkan has announced introduction of its air cargo service to St. Lucia and door to door service to Tobago. The Caribbean shipping company says it now offers door to door service from the United States to Tobago via customs clearance at three ports of entry in Trinidad. Comment.

Sun Kulcha

Queens: MUSIC: New York-based blues favorites Renee & The Derelicts perform classic and original blues, rock and soul tunes featuring the vocals of the multitalented actress/playwright Renee Flemings,the band Sal Carolei (blues harp), Paul Bauman (guitar). Trevor Brown (bass) and Bernard Devlin (drums) will kick things off at 9:00 p.m. No cover, great Mediterranean food and drink available. LURA Restaurant NYC is located on the upper West side (949 Columbus Ave.) between 106th & 107th streets. For more information, call (212) 866-7500. Comment.

Zen Lounge-Manhattan style nightlife in Queens

Queens: Guyanese-born and former attorney Trevor Rupnarain has traded in his law practice for a swanky 400sq ft watering hole that serves up drink specials in a Manhattan style atmosphere in the heart of Richmond Hill, Queens. Comment.

Maritime panel to hold sessions on port congestion

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) _ Maritime leaders were told Tuesday that a federal commission is planning a series of meetings on dealing with port congestion that has resulted from a rebounding economy and bigger ships calling at the nation’s ports. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Jamerican diva backs Off-Broadway musical

Movies: Jamerican actress Sheryl Lee Ralph believes in the message and music of a new Off-Broadway musical. Her name was added with producer credits along with her D.I.V.A (Divinely Inspired Victoriously AIDS Aware) Foundation to promote the show already winning critical acclaim with audiences. Comment.

Walk in their shoes

Viewpoints: I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today. The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did when I needed it to survive. And as a successful capitalist, it pains me to see that the American Dream, which so inspired me, is increasingly out of reach. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Caribbean RoundUp

Jamaica: Antigua Police say they have recaptured a prisoner who had been serving a 40-year jail sentence for murder after four years on the run. Comment.

Housewife, kids abducted by killer in thriller

Movies: It is usually a bad sign when a movie studio decides not to preview a picture for film critics. In the case of No Good Deed, Screen Gems claimed that it was refraining from doing so in order to prevent the spoiling of a surprising plot twist. Well, the butler did it! (Just kidding.) Comment.

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. Comment.

Resolution on Caribbean debt structuring

Caribbean: A new United Nations General Assembly resolution on debt restructuring that will set up a multilateral legal framework for Caribbean and other debtor countries to emerge from debt safely has been welcomed by the U.N. rights expert on the issue as a way forward to “fill the current legal voice and reduce uncertainty.” Comment.

Rock-star farewell to Rock-steady pioneer

Music: Ordinary and extra-ordinary Jamaicans packed the St. Marks United Methodist Church in Brooklyn to bid farewell to beloved friend, colleague and music pioneer Hopeton Lincoln Sinclair Lewis who died of kidney failure on Sept. 4 in Brooklyn. Comment.

‘Emerge’ honors fashion model Beverley Johnson

Fashion: It was a fitting tribute to legendary fashion model, actress and businesswoman, Beverley Johnson who was honored with the Fashion Innovator Award, before the “Emerge” runway show kicked off its Spring Summer 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week. Comment.

Independent & Foreign Films

20,000 Days on Earth (Unrated) A day in the life documentary chronicling Aussie musician Nick Cave’s celebration of his 20,000th day alive with family and friends. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Health org: Regulation to curb obesity should be ‘stimulated’ in the Caribbean

New York: The Pan American Health Organization has welcomed regulations that seek to inform and protect consumers in the Americas, including the Caribbean, while creating incentives for healthier eating, saying that they are “important advances that should be stimulated throughout the region.” Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Golden Krust celebrates 25 ‘Golden’ years!

Food: Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, the nation’s largest and fastest growing Caribbean franchise has been celebrating 25 years in business this year. Comment.

Elkin: Serena is unbelievable

New York: Serena has done it again, and our own Robert Elkin is mighty impressed. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Elvis impersonator showcases his talent in faith-based musical

Movies: What if Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin had survived his mother’s pregnancy rather than passed away during delivery back in January of 1935? That is the alternate reality contemplated by “The Identical,” a faith-based musical marking the underwhelming directorial debut of Dustin Marcellino. Comment.
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