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Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

Queens: The Queens-based group, the Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA), aims to promote and empower Indo-Caribbean communities in New York City. As an organization specifically created to address issues concerning this group and their advancement, in their short existence — members have been instrumental in introducing programs and workshops to support their goals, said Vice Chair Artee Perumal. Comment

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Celebrating the impactful

Celebrating the impactful

Caribbean Impact Awards: Caribbean Life and Schneps Community News Group’s, annual Caribbean Impact award gala honored 36 standout Caribbean-American individuals with a stunning ceremony at Paradise Catering Hall on Nov. 15. Comment
Grenada: After opening a campaign committee last month with the New York City Board of Elections in anticipation of the race, Brooklyn Democratic Council Member Jumaane Williams on Wednesday officially launched his campaign to become New York City’s next public advocate. Comment

Immigration shift: Where is advocacy for Caribbean immigrants?

Queens: Uniting is the key to fighting. The Caribbean community must unify their struggles to challenge the onslaught of immigration policies and fears that may jeopardize their livelihood, says a longtime immigration advocate. Comments (1)
Brooklyn: Amid overcast skies and sporadic showers, members of the Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Inc., in the New York Metropolitan area, recently celebrated their 261st Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Episcopal) in Brooklyn. Comment

Pan on film: Documentary highlights Brooklyn’s steel pan culture

Movies: The story of the steel pan! Brooklyn’s rich steel pan culture comes to life in a new documentary about the instrument and the people who keep it going. Filmmaker Christine Shaw highlights the borough’s steel pan community and their journeys to the anticipated competition that bands practice year-round for — Panorama. Comment

MUSICAL DOCTOR

MUSICAL DOCTOR

Music: Eddie Grant, a Guyana-born, world-renowned, phenomenal artist, was last Saturday conferred Doctor of Letters for excellency in music by Professor Eon Harris at the University of Guyana’s first such historic distinction, during the institution’s 52nd convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Center in Georgetown Comment

The African Diaspora International Film Fest

Movies: The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 26th anniversary with a total of 61 films from 40 countries including 27 World, US and NY Premieres. Screenings will be held in five ven Comment

Rev. Dr. Clive E. Neil

Caribbean Impact Awards: His stellar social skills were the inspiration for entering the ministry, where he has served helping his community for the past 30 years. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Glenda Cadogan

Caribbean Impact Awards: Journalist and publicist serves as voice of the Caribbean community. Comment

WINDRUSH RESIDENTS IN LIMBO

WINDRUSH RESIDENTS IN LIMBO

Jamaica: Dispatches concerning the status of Caribbean nationals who wrongly deported to the region after being invited to settle in the United Kingdom after World War Two continue to be depressing. British authorities reported this week that an increasing number of people they have been trying to contact to repatriate them back to the UK are either dead or remain in hiding from the shame and humiliation of their deportation and, in some cases, from the abject state of their destitution. Comment
Haiti: The CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (HSI) is a fairly new but beneficial resource center housed at Brooklyn College. Founded in 2016 by the university’s board of trustees — it is an academic division that offers information on the study of Haiti and its Diaspora, and also examines research that reflects how minor or major changes in Haiti can influence Haitian and non-Haitian communities abroad. Comment

Persaud honors local veterans

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Senator Roxanne J. Persaud on Veteran’s Day celebrated veterans in her 19th Senatorial District at a nearby senior citizen. The senator personally thanked the senior veterans of the Millennium Development at a ceremony at the Abe Stark Neighborhood Center in Canarsie, Brooklyn, honoring the senators with certificates. Comment

Gloomy Barbados diabetes picture

Barbados: As Barbadians observed World Diabetes Day this week they had to come to grips with the fact that their rate of affliction by this disease is double the world average. Comments (1)

How choices in banking can help your community

Viewpoints: There are currently about 5,500 commercial banks and savings institutions in the U.S., down from roughly 8,300 a decade ago. Over this same period, the banking industry has evolved significantly due to technological innovation. Today, we are able to easily pay our bills, send money to friends and family, apply for a loan, or even open a checking account. This can all be done from a smart phone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Comment

A tale of greed and American consumerism

Books: You are the strongest person you know. You can lift and carry a lot of weight and many burdens, because strength comes from within as well as from muscles. So what are you capable of doing when times get strange? Place yourself in the short stories inside “Friday Black” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and see. Emmanuel had grown up with a strength his parents nurtured. Comment
Guyana: Guyanese organizations in the diaspora have told Caribbean Life that they will continue to pray for a speedy recovery of President of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger, who began receiving chemotherapy treatment on Nov. 14, in Cuba after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Comment

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 feeds, clothes needy 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

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

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