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Friday, June 23, 2017

Baby Cham releases new album

Music: He’s back on the scene. Dancehall artist Baby Cham is making his return to the music with the release of his new album “Lawless.” The artist rose to fame in 2004 with his single “Ghetto Story” and soon after came out with an album of the same name. The hit scored him even more popularity with the remixed version of the song. Comment

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Musical brunch serenades dads on Father’s Day

Brooklyn: A day for the daddies! Dozens of dads and children celebrated fatherhood at a Father’s Day jazz brunch in Marine Park on June 18. Pops and their tots kept each other company at the Marine Park Golf Course for a day of food, dance, and music by trumpeter Etienne Charles and Pan Fusion. Comment

Kingsbrook aims to keep communities safe

Brooklyn: Kingsbrook’s Best Health School has partnered with the 71st Precinct to feature a series of educational sessions for the community in 2017. On Saturday, June 24, neighborhood Coordinating Officers Paul Parkinson and Stephen Schmitt will present the first of the series entitled: “Keeping our Communities Safe.” The event will be held on the main campus at 585 Schenectady Ave. between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom. Comment

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fly Jamaica opens ticketing office in Brooklyn

Jamaica: Fly Jamaica Airways has extended its reach into the Caribbean community with the opening of a new ticketing office at 1397 Nostrand Ave., two doors from Linden Boulevard Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn, for travellers who like the comfort of face to face service, when booking travel. Comment

Kids turn out for Juneteenth celebration

Brooklyn: Remembering the past with fun and games. About 900 children and parents packed Linden Park for the eighth annual Juneteenth NYC celebration in East New York on June 17. The theme for this year’s event was empowerment and kids got to partake in various activities, and even win prizes, said one mom who discovered the event with her son. Comment

Vincycares conducts successful fundraising scholarship launch

St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based group Vincycares, Inc. has described as a “resounding success” its recent fundraising scholarship launch. Comment

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Three key central Brooklyn pols endorse Gonzalez

Brooklyn: Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has received endorsements from three of central Brooklyn’s key state officials. Comment

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

New citizens

Brooklyn: They can now call it home! Dozens of candidates for citizenship became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the historic Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush on June 15. Many of the new nationals were thrilled to reach this accomplishment, particularly those who waited many years, said one woman who came to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago. Comment

City’s digital kiosks celebrate Caribbean heritage

Staten Island: A digital way to honor the leaders. In commemoration of June as Caribbean-American Heritage month, all of the city’s digital WiFi kiosks — LinkNYC, are displaying images of Caribbean-American icons all month. The project was created by Caribbeing, a Flatbush-based cultural center, in partnership with LinkNYC. The display intends to familiarize passersby with the influential people of West Indian background, and honor their contributions to American history, according to the project’s creator. Comment

Friday, June 16, 2017

Guyana Independence celebration in NY ‘epic’

Guyana: Chair of the Brooklyn-based Guyana Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York), Rickford Burke, has described as “epic” the 2017 Guyana Independence celebrations in the Big Apple. Comment

Revelers celebrate Guyanese pride at independence parade

Guyana: Thousands of Guyanese-Americans celebrated their homeland’s independence day in Brooklyn on June 11. The annual parade that starts in East Flatbush and ends in Canarsie, honored Guyana’s 51 years of independence this year. About 5,000 parade-goers attended the gathering waving the Guyanese flags and expressing their pride. Comment

WIADCA launches ‘Eat Caribbean 2017’

Food: Hundreds of Caribbean and other nationals on Thursday converged on Milk River Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn as the West Indian Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) launched “Eat Caribbean 2017.” Comment

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Caribbean Life assoc. editor to receive award

Guyana: Associate Editor of Caribbean Life, Kevin Michael Williams, is among eight distinguished professionals to receive the Golden Arrowhead Award of Achievement and Distinction at the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Award ceremony under the patronage of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and NYC Councilmember, Dr. Mathieu Eugene, to commemorate Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence. Comment