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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry was recently joined by many colleagues, community leaders and supporters at a packed Paradise Caterers on Avenue U in Brooklyn celebrating 11 community figures at his annual gala honor ceremony. Comment

REBNY chief: Biz bill would kill city’s economy

New York: The Real Estate Board of New York, Inc. (REBNY) is a broadly based trade association representing owners, developers, brokers, managers and real estate professionals active throughout New York City. We are vehemently opposed to this legislation, which will do nothing to solve the underlying issues behind storefront vacancies, and instead would have a catastrophic impact on our local economy. Comment

WHITEWASH

WHITEWASH

Caribbean: West Indies ended their miserable tour of India — a whitewash in the two Tests — (3-1) in the five One-Day Internationals (one match tied) and another whitewash (3-0) in the Twenty20s. Comment

New Barbados volleyball champs

Barbados: Bubbling with desire to be at the top of the pile after languishing below for three years, Deacons have brushed aside Cawmere in straight sets to take the Barbados 2018 men’s knockout volleyball title. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne said the United States should not be concerned at the growing influence of China among developing countries. Comment

11/11/11 Armistice Centenary

11/11/11 Armistice Centenary

People: Those of us who served stints in the US military fully comprehend the distinctions when commemmorating Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Comment
KINGSTOWN, Nov 6, 2018 (IPS) — As a child growing up in Mayreau four decades ago, Filius “Philman” Ollivierre remembers a 70-foot-wide span of land, with the sea on either side that made the rest of the 1.5-square mile island one with Mount Carbuit. Comment

Dwayne Bravo will continue to play T20s

Sports: Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo intends to continue his cricket career and will focus on Twenty20 for at least another three years. Comment

West Indies players in Dubai T10

Sports: Two-time World Cup, winning captain, Darren Sammy says the plethora of West Indies players picked in the Twenty10 draft for the Nov. 23 to December tournament set for the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Dubai, is an indication of the Caribbean’s strength in the game’s shorter versions. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Bed-Stuy group feed, clothe homeless ahead of Thanksgiving

Brooklyn: A Brooklyn organization fed several of the borough’s homeless at a food pantry on Saturday in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The Bedford-Stuyvesant Lions Club held a pre-Thanksgiving event for the needy at the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church on Nov. 10. About 200 homeless people turned out for the soup kitchen and while food was the main course on the agenda — it was not the main hit, said one of the organizers. Comment
People: With the celebration of Remembrance Day in the Caribbean on Sunday, Caribbean veterans who participated in World War One are lamenting the treatment meted out to them. Comment
Movies: At Eternity’s Gate (PG-13 for mature themes) Willem Dafoe portrays Vincent Van Gogh in this biopic based on the legendary Dutch painter’s letters and on anecdotes about his life. With Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Rupert Friend. (In French and English with subtitles) Comment

Michelle Cole

Michelle Cole

Caribbean Impact Awards: Fashion designer has made a name for herself in her native Guyana and around the world. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Movies: The late Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) is best remembered as the author of the Millennium trilogy of posthumously-published best sellers, all of which were eventually made into feature films (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest). His Swedish-language psychological thrillers revolved around a crime-fighting duo composed of veteran journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Windies T20I captain bemoans absence of regular openers

Following the West Indies loss to India in both Twenty20 Internationals in India, West Indies Captain Carlos Brathwaite has lamented his team’s top order failure. Comment

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Fly Jamaica overshoots runway in Guyana

Guyana: Local civil aviation authorities were on Friday investigating an incident involving a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport earlier in the day injuring several people officials said. Comment

SVG Diaspora Committee to host public lecture on role of CCJ

St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc., says it will be collaborating with Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College in hosting a public lecture, at the college’s Founders Auditorium, on Nov. 30, on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Comment

Calling all teens: Anti-tobocco group hosts annual leadership summit

Manhattan: An anti-tobacco advocacy organization is hosting its annual teen leadership summit in Manhattan this weekend. Comment

Alert! Hunger and obesity on the rise in the Caribbean for third year in a row

Health: SANTIAGO, Nov. 7, 2018 (IPS) - “For the third consecutive year there is bad news” for Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers of hungry people have increased to “39.3 million people,” or 6.1 percent of the population, Julio Berdegué, FAO’s regional representative, said Wednesday. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Guyana: The idiom, ‘beauty is only skin-deep’ certainly does not apply to Miss World Guyana, Ambika Ramraj, who is beautiful, inside and out. The 19-year-old who will represent Guyana at the Dec. 8, pageant in Sanya, China, received warm wishes at the Urban Gallery in Williamsburg, during a farewell reception, on Nov. 4. Comment

INDIA CELEBRATES

INDIA CELEBRATES

Sports: West Indies slipped to a five-wicket defeat to India in the opening Twenty20 International on Saturday night. Comment

Tridents U-20 booted

Sports: When St. Lucia’s Sebastin Ribot netted a 51st minute penalty kick against Barbados he not only sealed an historic first win for his island but effectively kicked the Bajan Tridents out of the CONCACAF U-20 competition Monday night. Comment

New West Indies assistant coach

Sports: Former Pakistan leg-spinner, Mushtaq Ahmed has taken up a job as assistant coach with the West Indies team. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

COURT SUFFERS DEFEAT

COURT SUFFERS DEFEAT

Trinidad and Tobago: Perhaps for a long time to come, the number of Caribbean Community countries sending criminal and civil cases to the Trinidad-based regional Court of Justice (CCJ) will remain at only four in the wake of a stunning, if not embarrassing, rejection of membership by voters in two key member states, Grenada and Antigua in referendums held this week. Comment
Jamaica: In an unusually very high voter-turnout in midterm elections in the United States that observers say illustrates strong opposition to President Donald J. Trump, several Caribbean Democratic candidates in New York romped to victory Tuesday night with overwhelming majorities. Comment
Brooklyn: Central Brooklyn Lions Club, Inc. Saturday night honored five outstanding community figures during its 30th anniversary gala celebration at Sirico’s Caterers on 13th Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment

Queens mural pays homage to Selassie

Arts & Theater: But check out this wall. A new mural depicting emperor Haile Selassie currently adorns a Queens corner in Laurelton. The artwork titled “Selassie Mountain” is painted along the wall of the Health Conscious Natural Market at 231st Street and Merrick Boulevard. It shows the former Ethiopian ruler and highly regarded figure in Rastafarianism, alongside the Lion of Judah with a mountain in the backdrop. The owner of the store, who also commissioned the artwork, said the sketch stands to be a reminder of a black king. Comment
Food: A local community pop-up shop has returned for the holiday season in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Comment
Music: She’s doing it for herself! Comment
Jamaica: West Indies new fast bowling sensation Jamaican Oshane Thomas is described as already having “a habit” — a habit of turning heads with his fierce pace. Comment

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