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Adams offers overdose prevention training

Brooklyn: In light of the nationwide opioid crisis, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is hosting of a series of boroughwide free overdose prevention trainings that teach Brooklynites how to save lives. Comment
Grenada: Grenadian-born court attorney referee Derefim Bernadette Neckles is vying for the position of Civil Court judge countywide in Brooklyn, saying that she has the “knowledge, experience, integrity and compassion needed to serve as a civil court judge.” Comment
St Vincent: As the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Inc. (GIPSVG) hosted National Heroes Day Cultural Fest on March 9, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, the group did not neglect in highlighting Joseph Chatoyer, the paramount chief of the Black Caribs (Garifuna). Comment

NOT READY TILL NOV

Guyana: Following the stunning loss of a no confidence vote in parliament in late December, the Guyana’s Elections Commission should have organized fresh elections in 90 days but the body has written authorities saying it would not be ready until late November at the earliest sparking criticism about a major breach of the Caribbean Community nation’s constitution. Comment
Africa: Transatlantic slave traders got their way and cooperation from some Africans because kings and other community leaders were made proverbial ‘offers they cannot refuse’ wherein they be facilitators of slavery, die, or worse yet – become slaves themselves. Comment

Trump, select Caribbean leaders to meet in Florida

Caribbean: With the Trump administration openly and strongly supporting Venezuela’s Opposition Leader, Juan Guaidó in the on-going crisis in that South American country, the White House announced on Tuesday that President Donald J. Trump will meet with select Caribbean leaders at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, March 22. Comment

Several candidates vie to replace Williams

Brooklyn: While Public Advocate-Elect, Jumaane Williams has hardly completed his transition team, a crowded field of candidates has already emerged to replace him as representative for the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Comment

Minister Harmon: Guyana not in crisis

Guyana: Guyana’s Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told a packed audience in Brooklyn, last Saturday, that Guyana is not in a crisis, that the Republic instead, has a sound, stable government in place that respects the constitution and the rule of law, and will never damage that, adding, “at the same time, people should not believe they can pick and choose parts of the constitution and create a crisis where none exists.” Comments (1)
Arts & Theater: Societies turn to the creative minds within their midst to colorfully document incidents within the passage of time that altogether make up the history of communities, so it was no wonder that a forum grouping Caribbean artists was chockful of stories. Comment
Brooklyn: The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Fenimore Street United Methodist Church in Brooklyn began celebrating their 60th anniversary Saturday with a gala luncheon at El Caribe Country Club on Strickland Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment
Music: Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2019 season of performances. Comment
Movies: The Caribbean Film Series celebrated its milestone with a 5th Anniversary Festival that premiered the film “Yardie” – an adaptation of the novel with the same name, by Jamaica-born Victor Headley, that showcases the directorial début of British actor, Idris Elba. Comment

Bajan attorney invests in East Flatbush

Brooklyn: As a former chairman of Community Board 17 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, attorney Terry Hinds says he continues to be very involved within the community. Comment

Developing a strategic intellectual property plan for Guyana

Guyana: Between the years 2013-2017, I conducted a study which investigated how intellectual property law and public policies in the four largest Caricom economies (Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica) affected the choices made by firms about innovation and technology. Comment
Phenomenal actor, Joe Morton, who won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a drama series, for his role as Eli Pope in Scandal, told Caribbean life in an exclusive interview that he was happy for British-born actor, Idris Elba, who made his directorial début with the film “Yardie,” premiered to a sold-out audience at the Caribbean Film Series — A 5th Anniversary Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), on Thursday, March 14. Comment

Power up and explore

Books: You are a really great kid. You can run fast and jump high. You can smile and sing and catch a ball. You might even know how to make a sandwich or help out around the house. You’re pretty awesome all around, but in “Power Up” by Seth Fishman, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg, you’re insides are especially incredible. Comment

MASSIVE STRIDES

MASSIVE STRIDES

Sports: West Indies captain Jason Holder said there is no shame despite the Twenty20 whitewash the team got from England in the recently concluded three-match series. Comment
St Vincent: Vincentian track star Brandon Parris continues his winning ways, with an impressive performance for Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) in Raleigh, N.C. in the USC Open indoor track and field meet in Columbia, S.C., on Feb. 16. Comment

Vincentian awarded Firefighter of the Year in Bermuda

A Vincentian, who has been a firefighter for only 3 ½ years, has been honored as “Firefighter of the Year” in Bermuda. Lance Dale Haynes, 40, was bestowed the William Glasford Firefighter of the Year award in late January, according to Haynes’s sister, Claudette Haynes, who trekked from Brooklyn to attend the ceremony. Comment
Sports: West Indies Test and One-Day captain Jason Holder has signed up to play with English county Northamptonshire for several matches of the upcoming summer campaign, the east Midlands club announced last week. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas The Bahamas government has signed an agreement with Disney Island Development Limited for a proposed cruise port and entertainment facility on the island of Eleuthera. Comment
Environment: PORT OF SPAIN, March 15, 2019 (IPS) — Trinidad and Tobago unveiled its monitoring, reporting and verification system in mid-March with a flourish, with government authorities underscoring the launch of the Monitoring, Reporting, Verification as a milestone in that country’s efforts to reduce its emissions in line with its commitments under the 2016 Paris agreement. Comment
Movies: Dennis “D” Campbell (Aml Ameen) had the misfortune of growing up in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in the Seventies at a time when the ‘hood was infested with drugs. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised by an older brother he admired, Jerry (Everaldo Creary). Comment

Ja’s Dancehall fraternity welcomes ‘Prodigal Son’

Music: Port St. Lucie, Florida — Last weekend, an exodus out of every county in Florida, recorded full flights departing from Miami International, Palm Beach International, Tampa International and Orlando International to Kingston, Jamaica where a “Long Road To Freedom” headliner invited fans to his first concert in almost a decad Comment

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Dragged across Concrete (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity, grisly images and graphic violence) Action thriller about a couple of cops (Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn) who turn to a life of crime after being suspended without pay for police brutality caught on camera. With Don Johnson, Fred Melamed, Michael Jai White and Jennifer Carpenter. Comment
Guyana: The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is claiming that the 2018 edition, which took place between Aug. 8 and Sept. 16, raked in US$25,515,816 in Guyana — an 80 percent increase on the 2017 figure. Comment

‘Wild herbal edible plants’ tour in Bermuda

Bermuda: Doreen Williams-James is inviting tourists to taste the flowers of Bermuda, as part of her wild herbal edible tour, that not only educate, but tantalize the taste buds, during a jaunt along of the lush western North Atlantic Ocean Island, known for award-winning beaches, and the famous Bermuda triangle. Comment

Farah Louis campaigns for council seat

Brooklyn: Haitian American, Farah Louis, a 36-year-old resident of the 45th Council District of Brooklyn, and deputy chief of staff of former Councilman Jumaane Williams, is throwing her hat in the crowded ring for the seat left vacant by the councilman, now NYC Public Advocate-elect. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Friday attended the 2019 New York City Health + Hospital/ Kings County Legislative Breakfast, where he presented the hospital with a check for US$1.9 million dollars, which will go towards the acquisition of new radiation oncology and mammography equipment. Comment
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