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Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Guyana graduates urged to be daring

Guyana: Newly appointed Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Eon Nigel Harris delivered an inspiring speech to the graduating class of 2015, stating that initiative, passion and persistence are ingredients necessary for advancement in whatever field one has chosen. Comment.


Music: Young Devyn might be 13 years old, but this young star is wise beyond her years. With a mature and articulate disposition, Young Devyn — born Devyn Tyson — could lead you to believe that you are talking to a seasoned performer who is at least 20 years old. Comment.

‘Sunshine’ at Radio City

People: The 2015 edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular opened recently to the annual fanfare and pageantry families anticipate all year long and particular each time the Rockettes execute the high-kicking dance steps they are internationally acclaimed. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama: A phenomenal woman

Books: Those from the Caribbean, United States and the African continent came to celebrate the accomplished life work of First Lady Michelle Obama at the Laurelton Literary Society at Queens Library in Laurelton, N.Y., recently. Comment.

Risks? What Risks?

Viewpoints: MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 17, 2015 (IPS) - We humans are acutely aware of risks. From our earliest times, the risks we faced were from hunger, predatory animals, extreme environmental conditions and, as our numbers grew, from other human tribes. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015


People: While the Caribbean trading group nation of Suriname celebrated its 40th independence anniversary from The Netherlands on Wednesday, Nov. 25 there are fears of political disquiet in the country after authorities quietly devalued the local dollar. Comment.

Sounds of Reggae

Music: After a roaring encore, Sounds of Reggae returns for Part 2 “Shaggy & Friends” on Sunday, Dec. 13. Live in concert at Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y. will be Grammy Award Winner Shaggy aka Mr. Bombastic, legendary reggae ambassadors Third World, Ky-Mani Marley and special guest Amber Lee. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Adams distributes turkeys to needy Brooklynites

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams distributed more than 1,500 turkeys and 7,000 pounds of trimmings, including fresh apples, collard greens, potatoes and yams, to more than 100 churches and community-based organizations that are serving Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving. Comment.

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Indiscriminate Muslim bashing fits GOP brand

Viewpoints: So we begin with the premise that no one with all faculties intact would disagree that those abnormal life forms stoutly affirming a commitment to the mindless slaughter of innocent victims, such as we recently saw in Paris, forfeit the right to share our civilized space Comment.

Pope Francis receives Antigua’s GG

Antigua: The Holy Father, Pope Francis, on Monday received Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, at the Vatican, according to an Antigua and Barbuda government statement issued in New York. Comment.

Bell’s invitation to a ‘smorgasburg art experience’

Fashion: Art is alive and with the holidays approaching, unique gifts are available via pop up shops happening all over New York City. Providing a platform for New York’s innovators to connect with like-minded artists — no matter their artistic avenue — and promote their brands is Brooklyn transplant Trisha Bell. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015


Sports: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The Portland Timbers aim for aggressiveness against FC Dallas, just not to the point of recklessness. The Timbers host Dallas on Sunday in the first of a two-legged playoff for the Western Conference championship. The New York Red Bulls visit the Columbus Crew in the early game Sunday for the Eastern title. Comment.

Carib countries eligible to participate in visa programs

Jamaica: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries among others worldwide that are eligible to participate in visa programs. Comment.

WICB to be renamed

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will soon be renamed “Cricket West Indies” as the organization looks to restructure its operations and create a distinct commercial arm. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Adams holds counterterrorism security meetings

People: In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams last Friday held the first of what he said will be a series of ongoing counterterrorism security meetings. Comment.

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) recently launched its first-ever Caribbean Tourism and Hospitality Investment Guide in Puerto Rico to target investors. Comment.

France declares state of emergency in its territories

Caribbean: Following terror strikes in Europe and Africa, France extended a state of state of emergency to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island, and St. Martin and St. Barths. Comment.

‘Getting To Zero’ amplifies World Aids Day’s theme

People: Amidst fear, panic and threat of a pandemic in 1987, two action-oriented individuals — James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter – perceived a day to conscientiously focus on HIV / AIDS. Comment.

Natasha Chang races on Guyana’s circuit

Jamaica: Racecar driver Natasha Chang may not have captured the top spot at the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship at South Dakota Circuit, in Guyana. But the 28-year-old Jamaican athlete certainly created a buzz during her first meet on the South American circuit on Nov. 15. Comment.

Homesick immigrant adjusts to US life

Movies: Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) and Rose Lacey (Fiona Glascott) have stayed home for the sake of their widowed mom (Jane Brennan) who is still grieving the loss of their late father. Comment.

Proud Vincies hail team despite heavy defeat

Despite Vincy Heat’s heavy trouncing recently by the United States in a World Cup qualifier in St. Louis, Mo, Vincentians in the United States are sticking with their national football (soccer) team, saying that the players have made them extremely proud in their special moment in history. Comment.

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Bolshoi Babylon (Unrated) Russian gone postal documentary deconstructing the 2013 acid attack on Sergei Filin, the artistic director of Moscow’s most-prestigious ballet company, by a disgruntled employee. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Many in Haiti suspect fraud in recent election, poll finds

Haiti: MIAMI (AP) _ A poll by an independent research group has found deep public suspicion of the first round of the presidential election in Haiti, a finding that is likely to fuel calls by opposition parties for a recount of the disputed results. Comment.

Progress against undernutrition, but uneven

ROME, Nov. 19, 2015 (IPS) - At the end of 2014, an estimated 795 million people — one in nine people worldwide — were estimated to be chronically hungry. Comment.

‘The Jemima Code’: A multi-layered gift

Books: You woke up this morning with a craving. So is breakfast time too early to think about dinner? Is it bad to want to sneak home for lunch, just to make your favorite comfort food? No, because nothing else tastes good when you’re hankering for something specific. Your stomach won’t give up until you’ve satisfied that craving, so you might as well give in a little and read “The Jemima Code” by Toni Tipton-Martin. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Clarke urges restoration of funds for crime victims

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has announced her effort to restore $1.5 billion from the Crime Victims Fund – about 10 percent of the fund – that was removed in the bipartisan budget agreement passed in Congress to prevent a default on the federal debt and to keep the federal government in operation. Comment.