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Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

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.

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.

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.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Caribbean Life honors 32 Caribbean Americans

Caribbean Impact Awards: There was a lot of honor and respect in the room. It was an august crowd in November. Very impressive. Thirty-two New Yorkers of Caribbean heritage were celebrated on Thursday evening for their contributions to the community at the 2015 Caribbean Life Impact Awards at the Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. Comment.

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Jamaica’s aging water systems falter

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 18, 2015 (IPS) - This past summer Jamaicans sweltered through their third consecutive year of reduced rainfall resulting in wild fires, a crop-killing drought and daily water cuts. Comment.

Tiphanie Yanique

Caribbean Impact Awards: Tiphanie Yanique is a daughter of the Caribbean — St. Thomas to be exact — a woman of letters and an assistant professor of writing. Comment.

Thomas Bailey

Caribbean Impact Awards: After some years as an education officer with the Ministry of Education and Culture in Trinidad & Tobago, Thomas Bailey migrated to the United States and found employment with the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith for a career that lasted 27 years. There he rose to a managerial position, retiring in 1999. Comment.

Sabrina Clinton

Caribbean Impact Awards: Sabrina Clinton along with Elijah Knight founded Caribbean Gemz in September 2013, an organization which strives to bring new facets to Caribbean culture including fashion, health awareness and beauty care. The two are life and business partners, both of Barbadian heritage, and are referred to in the fashion world as the “power couple.” Comment.

Ruby Wood

Caribbean Impact Awards: Ruby Wood (nee Small) hails from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Forty years ago, she joined her husband, the late Egerton “Creech” Wood. Comment.

Nicole Etienne-Robinson

Caribbean Impact Awards: I was born and raised in Brooklyn but my family is from St. Vincent, W.I.,” says Nicolle Etienne-Robinson whose work is pleasantly unusual, particularly for someone with a B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies and a law degree. Comment.

Lowell F. Hawthorne

Caribbean Impact Awards: Lowell F. Hawthorne is a son of the Jamaican soil who emigrated in 1981 and went on to become president and chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the nation’s largest Caribbean franchise chain. Comment.

Geneive Brown-Metzger

Caribbean Impact Awards: Dr. Geneive Brown-Metzger is an investment / trade and economic development analyst, the “go to” resource for industry leaders and prospective investors in the Caribbean. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015


Trinidad and Tobago: Most governments in the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are staying under the radar when it comes to commenting on international terrorism issues, preferring to leave it up to the larger and more powerful western nations, which are now targets of the Islamic State fighters. Comment.

Haitian Hip Hop superstar Black Alex shot dead

Music: Haitian Hip Hop Superstar and rap artist Black Alex has died from gunshot wounds, according to Smith Georges, the artist’s New York-based producer. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Shake-up in Jamaica’s Cabinet

Jamaica: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has announced a shake-up in her Cabinet effective Nov. 9. Comment.

US, Jamaica sign immigration memo

Jamaica: The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says it has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security of Jamaica to enhance their ability to share records containing immigration and criminal histories of Jamaican nationals being repatriated from the United States. Comment.

A blame-game farce from T&T Opposition

Trinidad and Tobago: There’s a farce underway among some of the players who, until quite recently, strutted the Trinidad and Tobago landscape not only like they owned the place, but like they would continue to do so till kingdom come. Comment.

Grenada apiary wins gold award

Grenada: Eden Apiaries, a boutique organic apiary from the Caribbean island of Grenada, won the highly coveted Medal of Ukraine which is awarded to the best honey in the world outside of the British Isles at the 84th National Honey Show held in London from Oct. 29 - Oct. 31. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

New SVG Diaspora sporting, cultural ambassadors elated

St Vincent: The newly-appointed St. Vincent and the Grenadines sports and cultural ambassadors in the United States have expressed elation, saying they are honored to accept the roles bestowed on them by the government. Comment.

Scientists map genetic history of humans in the Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: In the island chain called the Lesser Antilles, stretching from the Virgin Islands south to Trinidad and Tobago, a team of United States researchers led by Theodore Schurr, an anthropology professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, is solving a generations-old mystery: Do indigenous communities still exist in the Caribbean region today? Comments (1).

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Baha Men unleashed

Music: Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out” is a battle cry at athletic events, the perfect song to get the body moving, family friendly for all to enjoy, but is not the sum of the Bahamian band. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Vincentians go to the polls on Dec. 9

St Vincent: Ending months of speculation about the election date, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves says Vincentians will go to the polls in fresh general elections on Dec. 9. Comment.

Caribbean RoundUp

Venezuela: Two Antiguans, Omarie Banjamin, 27, and Sheba Charles, 27 were arrested on arrival at London’s Gatwick International Airport with cocaine concealed in their luggage. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Bahamas fails in UN bid

Bahamas: Bahamas has failed in its attempt to become the first English-speaking Caribbean nation to sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015


Trinidad and Tobago: Just in the past three weeks alone, two Caribbean Community nations held general elections, a third is set to hold one in less than a month’s time and once the new year breaks, all bets are off as to which party will form Jamaica’s next government. Comment.

Magnificent Martinique warms up the ‘Apple’

Travel: The Martinique Promotion Bureau is making a strong push to attract U.S. travelers this winter by hosting its annual Martinique Magnifique Travel Show in five key markets New York, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Miami the end of last month. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Three-nation cricket tourney

Grenada: The Caribbean will host two of the world’s leading cricket teams — Australia and South Africa — in a three-nation One-Day International tournament in June next year. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Alandon sees growth in his music

Music: It’s been quite the year for Jamaican native Alandon. The reggae artist has increased his visibility, switched up his musical approach, and is working tirelessly to drop his upcoming album at the top of 2016. Comment.

All-time biggest Caribbean music seller – Dead or alive

Music: MARLEY RANKS 4TH AMONG AFTER-LIFE TOP SELLERS Bob Marley continues to break records. Thirty-four years after his passing, the legendary reggae singer is selling more records than many living. According to Forbes Magazine, the Rastafarian netted $21 million, and is ranked fourth among top money-earners beyond t Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015


Trinidad and Tobago: Ask most people in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana which issue is perhaps uppermost on their minds and the answer could well relate to a visible spike in violent crimes in these key members of the regional trading bloc. Comment.

Rally for Vincy Heat in World Cup campaign

St Vincent: Though many are still yet to render their unflinching support, in one form or the other, Vincentians in the United States are generally rallying around the national football (soccer) team, known as Vincy Heat, as it attempts to beat the mighty U.S. Soccer Team in a FIFA World Cup pre-qualifying match on Friday, Nov. 13. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Jimmy Jean-Louis, friends supporting education

Haiti: The people who need the most help are the people we don’t see,” says actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (“The Haitian” in Heroes and the lead actor in the film Toussaint Louverture) of the people in the Cadet area in Haiti, deep in the countryside of the Petionville zone. Comment.

Ho wins suit against Simmons

Trinidad and Tobago: West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons who breached the confidentiality of a woman he was having an extra-marital affair by showing sexual photographs to his cricket colleagues was ordered by a High Court judge in Port of Spain, Trinidad to pay her TT$150,000 (US$25,000) in compensation. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Regional carrier LIAT has announced reduced fares between Trinidad and Guyana, along with relaunching its Santo Domingo service. Passengers traveling between Trinidad and Guyana can benefit from a 10 percent discount on return fares ranging from the basic to fully flexible. Comment.

Jamaica among most business reform countries

Jamaica: The World Bank says Jamaica and Mexico have recorded the most reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last five years, continuing to make big strides to improve their countries’ business climate Comment.

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

NYPD descend on Guyana for funeral

Guyana: More than 100 New York Police Department officials arrived in Guyana late Thursday for the funeral of murdered officer Randolph Holder. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015


Guyana: Caught off guard by the announcement that slain NYPD officer Randolph Holder would be buried in his native Guyana this Saturday, government and officials at Guyana’s City Hall are scrambling to spruce up Georgetown’s main cemetery in time for Saturday’s internment of the five-year veteran. Comment.

SVG advocates receive NY independence honors

St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based umbrella Vincentian group in the United States, Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Organizations, U.S.A., Inc. (COSAGO) on Sunday honored two stalwart community advocates for their exemplary service to the Vincentian community in the Diaspora and at home. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015


Music: With clearly less controversy that had bedeviled the inaugural New York Vincy Independence Calypso Competition last year, Dennis Bowman, perennial finalist in the national calypso competition in Vincy Mas, Friday night re-captured the New York Vincy Independence Calypso crown. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Haitians vote in tense presidential election

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Haitian voters faced a ballot featuring more than 50 presidential candidates on Sunday as they selected a leader they hope might be able to lift the nation out of poverty and turbulence. Comment.

Vrinda Jagan finds her own niche

Guyana: The name ‘Jagan’ is synonymous with a long legacy of politics in Guyana and even though the epithet opened doors for Vrinda S. Jagan, Esq, a general practitioner, she is confident that clients now seek her services because of the trust she has built up in the Guyanese and Caribbean community. Comment.

Caribbean Airlines win travel award

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago state-owned Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has won the “Caribbean’s Leading Airline” for the fifth time at the recent annual World Travel Awards held at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort Great Exuma, Bahamas. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Caribbean RoundUp

Venezuela: Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA will buy a 25 percent stake in Antigua and Barbuda West Indies Oil Company as the first of many “joint investments” between both countries. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Guerilla ‘Nanny’ developed art of war

Movies: “Queen Nanny – Legendary Maroon Chieftainess,” the 59-minute document which premiered at the United Nations on Jamaica’s National Heroes Day on Oct. 19, furthered the quest for definitive history about Nanny, a fighter, leader and soldier who led an all-male army through inhospitable terrain in Jamaica and in the end beat the British at their best to emerge the only female among seven heroes of Jamaica. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Protest over anti-Haitian job posting

Haiti: Caribbean American legislators in New York have expressed outrage over a job listing published in the New City Pennysaver that specifically excludes individuals who are Haitian. Comment.

Envoy says St. Vincent’s record ‘solid’

St Vincent: As Vincentians in New York on Sunday began celebrating their 36th anniversary of political independence, United Nations Ambassador I. Rhonda King says the nation’s record amid debilitating economic forces has been “solid.” Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

OAS to observe Belize general elections

Belize: The Organization of American States (OAS) says it will send an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Belize for its Nov. 4 general elections. Comment.

Jamaican artist visits New York

Music: Mark-Anthony Abel, a British-born singer, songwriter and composer of Jamaican roots arrived in New York City on Tuesday, Oct 20 for a two-week promotional run. Comments (1).

St. Kitts joins Caribbean fight for reparations

St Kitts and Nevis: Backlash from UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s dismissive attitude toward addressing the issue of reparations while on a visit to Jamaica seems to be galvanizing support from Caribbean leaders. Comment.

Calypso Rose to perform at gospel concert in Grenada

Music: The undisputed Calypso Queen of the World, Calypso Rose, will headline a major gospel concert in Grenada on Saturday, Oct. 24. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

NDC aims to strengthen ties with Diaspora

Grenada: Members of Grenada’s National Democratic Congress party — the main opposition party of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – kicked off the North East United States and Canada tour Oct. 16 with a press conference to reopen communication with the Diaspora. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Jamaican novelist wins prestigious literary prize

Books: The name Marlon James is now and forever etched indelibly in history as the very, first Jamaican novelist to win Britain’s acclaimed Man Booker Prize. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua and Barbuda has won its first case involving confiscation of money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act in the High Court recently. Comment.

Jack Warner takes a back seat from politics

Trinidad and Tobago: Political leader of the Trinidad and Tobago Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner has bowed out of active politics. Attorney Reka Ramjit was elected the new political leader of the party when the ILP held its internal election for the leadership post last Sunday. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Mighty Sparrow to receive British honor

Music: The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) has been bestowed the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Caribbean sounds alarm on climate change

Grenada: As the United Nations General Assembly last Saturday wrapped up its 70th Session Debate, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and foreign ministers, one after the other, did not hesitate to the tell the global community the major impact climate change is having on their already beleaguered economies. Comment.

Vincentians display their culture at expo

Music: The undisputed oldest and largest Vincentian cultural and educational group in the United States on Oct. 3 conducted what organizers say was a very successful biennial exposition at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

SIDS Dock Treaty makes history

St Vincent: A slice of history was made Sept. 30 as the United Nations observed the announcement of the entry into force of the SIDS Dock Treaty – the legal recognition of the intergovernmental sustainable energy and climate resilience organization established by heads of state and government of Small Island Developing States in 2009. Comment.

Jamaica is ‘open for business’

Jamaica: When you think of words associated with Jamaica you may immediately think of sun, reggae, and jerk chicken, but you’re missing something pivotal: business. Comment.

Huawei taps into the LASCO Financial Services network

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica - Sept. 14, 2015- LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL) is now the latest authorized distributor for HUAWEI Device Jamaica smart devices and accessories in the local telecoms retail industry. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Guyana prez greets nationals

Guyana: After a full day of bilateral talks with heads of state, and making his presentation to the United Nations on Tuesday, Sept. 29 to address the ongoing Venezuela border conflict, Guyana President David Granger relaxed at a reception at the Guyana Permanent Mission on 2nd Avenue in midtown Manhattan, and thanked staff members of both the Mission and the New York Consulate, for their contribution. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Envoy says Haiti taking ‘resolute’ steps towards renewal of democracy

Haiti: With the holding of the first round of elections on Aug. 9, the United Nations envoy to Haiti, Sandra Honoré, says the French-speaking Caribbean country is taking “resolute” steps in renewing its democratic institutions. Comment.

Sir Garfield to be honored in Sri Lanka

Barbados: West Indies cricket icon Sir Garfield Sobers will be honored during the upcoming Test Series between West Indies and Sri Lanka. Comment.

Clarke commits to Dominica’s recovery

Dominica: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she’s committed to helping Dominica recover from massive estruction caused by Tropical Storm Erika in August. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados Barbados and Iceland have signed an air services agreement. It entitles the airlines designated by the countries to, among other things, fly over as well as land in the territory of the other country. Comment.

Steve Camacho passes away

Antigua: Former West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive officer, Steve Camacho has died at the age of 69. Comment.

MAS2 TV is the Caribbean’s Netflix

Movies: Move over Netflix, there’s a new streaming service in town and it’s just for the Caribbean. Comment.

OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT-development in Eastern Caribbean

St Vincent: TORTOLA, BVI: An agreement between the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) promises to deepen collaboration between the institutions in leveraging information and communications technology to support development in the sub-region. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Virgin Islanders seek reparations from Denmark

Caribbean: Britain and the United States are not alone with indebtedness to African s transported against their will from the continent to be sold into slavery. Comments (2).

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Travelspan is still keeping fares low

Trinidad and Tobago: Vacation. How sweet that three-syllable word sounds. Exploring a new country, state or island or even returning to a place of origin melts the stress of the realities left at home away. In planning any vacation, there is a battle to secure the cheapest rates whether it be in terms of airfare, hotel stay or deals on cruises. Comment.

George Crooks, international promoter extraordinaire

Jamaica: Jamaican-born George Crooks, founder and chief executive officer of the Brooklyn-based Jammins Entertainment, an arts and cultural promotions event management company, considers himself a promoter of international repute. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Jamaicans angry with British prime minister

Jamaica: The fallout from last week’s visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron to Jamaica continued this week with a flaming row over whether Jamaican authorities had in fact agreed to allow Britain to dump hundreds of Jamaican convicts serving time in British jails into a facility to be built on the island specifically for that purpose. Comment.

UN officials ‘shocked’ by ex-Antiguan diplomat arrest

Antigua: Top United Nations officials say they are “shocked” and “deeply troubled” to learn about the “very serious allegations” announced by United States’ federal prosecutors against Dr. John Ashe, a former president of the UN General Assembly and erstwhile Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN. Comment.

Vinette Pryce - catches you ‘Inside Caribbean Life’

Jamaica: At the helm of all things Caribbean, logging stories from politics to entertainment, is veteran beat reporter Vinette Pryce. Joining Caribbean Life at its inception, Pryce has delivered insightful pieces from her coverage of Nelson Mandela’s visit to Jamaica to interviewing Fidel Castro at Columbia University, to name just a few. Comment.

Kam Williams - a film critic worth reading

Movies: Churning out 10 to 12 articles a week, boasting an impressive list of celebrities he has held conversations with, and one of the few black reviewers on popular site Rotten Tomatoes, Kam Williams’ career as a film reporter happened seemingly by accident. Comment.

Paul Clement — Grenadian political scientist

Grenada: Paul C. Clement is an associate professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York (SUNY). Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Nelson King: Caribbean Life freelancer since 1990

St Vincent: Nelson King began putting pen to paper for Caribbean Life newspaper while wrapping his senior year at Brooklyn College, pursuing a dual degree in Political Science and Journalism, back in 1990. Comment.

Tropical Paradise is a dream personified

Brooklyn: Caribbean restaurants poulate Brooklyn. The mom-and-pop eateries run the streets, opening two to three flagship locations across the borough but none have expanded their resume quite like Tropical Paradise. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Antigua, Malta to advance the interests of SIDS

Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda and Malta have pledged to work together in advancing the interests of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), according to an Antigua and Barbuda government statement issued in New York. Comment.

Elderly honored at Yesterday’s Children Tribute

Trinidad and Tobago: A salute to Yesterday’s Children is about love, honor, obedience, gratitude and unity- qualities that were certainly expressed on Sept. 20, when five elderly women were treated to an evening of elegance at the New Hope Empowerment Center in Brooklyn. Comment.

FIFA bans Jack Warner for life

Trinidad and Tobago: FIFA, soccer’s world governing body for the sport has banned its former vice-President Jack Warner for life last Tuesday for “many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official,” FIFA’s ethics committee said. Comment.

Francine Chin is taking over Internet radio

Jamaica: We are spoon-fed that radio, newspapers, magazines and eventually television, are dying. Many pioneers have left their perches in search of either joining the new wave in the digital realm or reminiscing on the good ol’ days. Comment.

George Irish embraces diverse fields

Montserrat: The community work of Montserratian Dr. George Irish, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College, embraces diverse fields. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Cameron provides Caribbean aid, rejects slavery reparations

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday rejected the Caribbean’s push for slavery reparations during his first official visit to Jamaica, a once-profitable British colony that became independent just over 50 years ago. Comment.

Antigua takes WTO dispute to UN

Antigua: Declaring that rich and powerful nations must help developing countries, such as those in the Caribbean, grow, instead of putting obstacles in their way, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has taken the country’s ongoing dispute with the United States over online gambling to the United Nations. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Guyanese call for peaceful resolution to border conflict

Venezuela: More that 300 Guyanese held a peaceful demonstration on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, calling for a peaceful resolution to the fight for the South American country’s mineral rich Essequibo Region that Venezuela has laid claim to 116 years ago. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will settle the country’s longstanding debt to the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Guyana wants protection from foreign aggression

Venezuela: Reaffirming his country’s commitment to international law and the primacy of the decisions of the United Nations, the President of Guyana, David Granger, on Tuesday called on the world body to stand by its commitment to protect small states from foreign aggression. Comment.

Grandchamps Kitchen gives a taste of Haiti

Food: Feed your rumbling bellies with a strong semse of community in Bedstuy’s newest restaurant: Grandchamps. Comment.


Fashion: Runway shows aren’t always so cookie cutter or rest on a surface stitch level. With New York Fashion Week already etched in our minds as a good memory, the Grenadian American Young Women’s Association is inviting us to revel in good fashion for an inspiring cause. Comment.

Brooklyn heats up with chile pepper festival

Brooklyn: Brooklyn heats up with chile peppers Brooklynites who like their foods hot and spicy flocked to the 23rd Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Chile Festival and sampled “the spicy” poured or dipped onto corn or plantain chips. Tongues tingled and mouths sometimes burned. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Guyana nationals can travel to Russia without a visa

Guyana: Russian President Vladimir Putin may not agree with U.S. President Barack Obama on how to handle Syria. Comment.

Guyana’s first lady champions women’s causes

Guyana: Guyana’s First Lady, Her Excellency Sandra Marie Granger, a champion for women’s causes, was the guest speaker at a Women’s Networking Reception on Sept. 26, as part of her first official visit to New York to attend the 70th UN General Assembly with President David Granger. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Antigua, South Africa pledge closer ties

Antigua: The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne and the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma have pledged to establish closer cooperation between the two nations, according to an Antigua and Barbuda Government statement issued in New York. Comment.

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Students from Montserrat have been offered a scholarship to pursue studies at the American International College of Arts and Sciences (AICASA) or the American University of Antigua - College of Medicine (AUA). Comment.

SVG PM urges calm in Guyana-Venezuela border dispute

Venezuela: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves has appealed for calm among “agitators” in the Guyana-Venezuela border dispute. Comment.

Vincentian PM appeals for another term

St Vincent: As the constitutionally-due date for general elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines draws near, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves has made an impassioned appeal for voters to return his Unity Labor Party (ULP) administration to office. Comments (1).

Caribbean braces for worsening drought as dry season nears

Environment: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

US congratulates St. Kitts, Belize on independence anniversaries

St Kitts and Nevis: The United States has congratulated St. Kitts and Nevis and Belize on their respective independence anniversaries, saying that their partnership and bilateral work in the region “can only serve to strengthen our relationship.” Comment.