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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

Jamaican sporting icon Horace Burrell dies in the US

Jamaica: Jamaicans were recently mourning the death of President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell. 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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Caribbean Life associate editor honored

Grenada: After more than 40 years in the field of mass communication and photojournalism that began in his homeland of Grenada, Associate Editor of Caribbean Life newspaper, Michael Kevin Williams, an unsung hero, who works feverishly to ensure Caribbean Life is on the newsstand in a timely manner received a well-deserved honor from the Guyana Tri-State Alliance. Comment

State comptroller honors congresswoman Clarke, slain officer

Manhattan: They’re some of the best around. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli honored several notable members of the city’s Caribbean-American community in Manhattan on June 16. 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

Malcolm X – American Muslim leader, human rights activist, of Grenadian mother

Grenada: Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Grenadian-born Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children. Comment

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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

Monday, June 19, 2017

State Department revokes visas of opposition MP’s

Guyana: Guyana’s main opposition party has complained that the United States State Department has cancelled tourist visas of two active lawmakers facing criminal fraud charges as well as several other high ranking officials who were also indicted with them. Comment

Dr. Rhonda N. Cambridge-Phillip, MD, MPH, CHC

Caribbean Healthcare Awards: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Rhonda Cambridge-Phillip is the daughter of parents who emigrated from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Comment

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

Guyana consul general praises Queens Mandir for elderly initiatives

Guyana: Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly, told a group of senior citizens at the Richmond Hill Queens Shri Trimurti Bhavan Mandir, on its 19th anniversary, and a celebration of mothers, that women are the bedrock of society, and they should be honored everyday. 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

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

Guyana’s First Lady visits 911 Memorial

Guyana: First Lady of Guyana, Her Excellency Sandra Granger has expressed sadness after touring the World Trade Center Museum on June 9, during a weekend visit to New York as a guest of the Brooklyn-based Guyana non-profit, Guyana Unity Movement (GUM) in celebration of Guyana’s 51 Anniversary of Independence. 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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Former JA consul receives Literary Award for telling immigrant’s tales

Books: Dr. Basil K. Bryan, a former New York consul general from Jamaica has retired from official diplomatic duties but he has not given up on diplomacy. Recently lauded and rewarded in his homeland, he was presented with the coveted Musgrave Award for literature by the Institute of Jamaica for penning a book about immigrants who migrated to Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Comments (1)


Music: He makes the sounds. A young Harlem-based music artist and producer Evan Brown is rising in the hip-hop music industry as a sound maker. He is no newbie to music, having began playing the piano since eight years old. He recently released his downloadable all-instrumental album, “E is for Excellence,” compiling a variety of his sound creations to introduce his work to the world and other artists, he said. Comment

16-year-old crowned Miss Dream Castle 2017

Fashion: Sixteen-year-old New Yorker Jasmine Charlot was crowned Miss Dream Castle 2017 at the coronation on Saturday at the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers, New York. Comment

Monday, June 12, 2017

Claudette D. Powell, RN, BSN, MA

Caribbean Healthcare Awards: Claudette Powell, a registered professional nurse who has served in a wide array of specialties. Her career and experience span over twenty years in home healthcare administration encompassing hospitals and community based programs. Comment

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Draw strength from predecessors says Clarke

People: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke told a diverse audience at the Douglaston Manor in Queens, that even though Caribbean nationals have achieved greatness in all the sectors in America, this group of people are still confronted with forces of rejection by the same people who denied that President Barack Obama was American, and now want to deny “our rights to live in the United States of America.” Comment