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GCA salutes 2019 honorees at annual awards ceremony

New York: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams congratulated the Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) on its 19th season, stating that Brooklyn is the Georgetown of America, and if it were not for the contributions made by the Caribbean diaspora, “we would not be who we are, in Brooklyn, or New York, or America.” Comment

‘Carnegie Hall’ comes to St. Paul’s Church

Music: It was billed as “An Afternoon of Great Music” and the billing, clearly, lived up to expectations — even exceeding them — as three Black internationally-acclaimed singers on Sunday brought Carnegie Hall to St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Comment

Mottley stars in Rihanna’s Diamond

Music: At least one entertainment media outlet thought that Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley drew attention equal to that Rihanna at the pop superstar’s annual Diamond Ball, but when interviewed the island’s leader gushed only about the child of the soil who now entertains the world. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day was commemorated at Queens Borough Hall for the very first time, and expatriates applauded their accomplishments, during a Citations of Honors presentation, on Sept. 12 in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center. Comment

Maritime foundation, industry partners changing lives

People: The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) announced that it will honor three outstanding leaders in the maritime sector in the Caribbean at its annual Anchor Awards to be held Friday, Oct. 11 at the New York Yacht Club. Comment

Translating ambition to action: High hopes for United Nations Action Week

Environment: Cameron Diver is deputy director-general, the Pacific Community (SPC) New Caledonia, Sept 13 2019 (IPS) - In less than 10 days, countries from around the planet will come together in New York for the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit. I look forward to representing the Pacific Community (SPC) at this important event, and throughout “Action Week” during the upcoming UN General Assembly. Comment

Don’t ignore your big dreams

Don’t ignore your big dreams

Books: “Keep this to yourself!” That’s the way big dreams start: don’t tell anyone, because telling makes them more delicate. Sharing makes it hurt more when what you want doesn’t happen. As in the new book “More to Life” by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, it’s even worse when your dreams are ignored. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua The Antigua and Barbuda government said negotiations with Barbados to become the majority shareholder in the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, “have been put on hold.” Comment
Arts & Theater: On the heels of a very successful medical mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) two Saturdays ago conducted another very successful cultural show at the Meyer Levin (I.S. 285) Intermediate School in Brooklyn. Comment

Records tumble in CPL matches

Sports: Veteran opener Chris Gayle slammed his 22nd Twenty20 century but Evin Lewis unleashed the fastest half century in Caribbean Premier League history, as St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots completed the highest-ever run chase in franchise cricket, to stun Jamaica Tallawahs by four wickets in St. Kitts last week. Comment
Bahamas: Consul General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Lawrence S. Cartwright, expressed special thanks to the CARICOM Consular Corps for the outpouring of support, after Hurricane Dorian ravished parts of the island nation. Comment

Brooklyn Book Fest gets a boost with Caribbean spirit

Books: Brooklyn is the destination for anyone who enjoys turning a page to enlightenment when the borough’s 13th annual book festival return for a week of literary harvest. Comment
Barbados: Guard Theo Greenidge scored a game-high 29 points to ensure Spartans beat Blackbirds 86-76 and catapult his team into the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s (BABA) Premier League for the first time. Comment

Brooklyn man jailed for stealing neighbor’s East New York home: DA

Arts & Theater: A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge on Wednesday sentenced an East New York, Brooklyn, man to five months in jail and five years’ probation for stealing and attempting to sell the home of his 85-year-old neighbor, a diabetic man for whom the defendant was a part-time caretaker. Comment

Kings County Hospital earns national accreditation on cancer

Arts & Theater: NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County on Tuesday announced that The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to the hospital’s state-of-the-art Cancer Care Center. Comment
Food: Vincentian fashion designer Donna Weekes and her son, Jamane, had plans of opening up a business together for years, and their vision turned into reality recently with the grand opening of Lips Café in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Comment

House of D’Marsh couture Spring 2020 collection wows at Brooklyn Commons show

Arts & Theater: When it comes to his latest work, fashion designer Glenroy March said he wanted to create something “to stay within his DNA.” Comment
Bahamas: Authorities in The Bahamas are stepping up aid and relief efforts to Grand Bahama and Abaco islands and have deployed nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers to quell a spate of looting that has dampened recovery efforts in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian. Comment

Clarke seeks protected status for Bahamians seeking refuge from Dorian

Haiti: In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Sept. 10 introduced in the United States House of Representative legislation that would provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamian nationals. Comment

JLC Productions hosts Caribbean American Fashion Exchange

Arts & Theater: The Brooklyn-based JLC Productions has partnered with MIST Harlem to host the Caribbean American Fashion Exchange (CAFÉ) reception on Wednesday in Harlem. Comment
Arts & Theater: CricketCountry reported on Sunday that Cricket West Indies (CWI) has sacked Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as ODI and T20I captains, respectively, with Kieron Pollard set to take over the duties in limited-overs cricket. Comment
Arts & Theater: Jamaican Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry and his compatriot, investment advisor Noel Spencer, recently co-hosted a welcome reception for Alsion Roach-Wilson, the newly-appointed Jamaican Consul General to New York. Comment
Arts & Theater: The New York State Assembly Haitian Caucus said on Monday that Speaker Carl Heastie will join them in assisting in relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, as well as those devastated by the Category 5 hurricane in the eastern coast of the United States. Comment

Brooklyn DA opens Kenneth P. Thompson Boutique

Arts & Theater: Looking to give a new lease on life to formerly incarcerated individuals, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez opened on Sept. 10 a new boutique named for his late predecessor. Comment
Arts & Theater: President of the Brooklyn-based United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) Dr. Roxie Irish-Morris hailed the group’s recent medical mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a great success. Comment

Jamaica’s tourism minister upbeat about country brand ranking in tourism

Arts & Theater: Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he is heartened by results of a new study by Bloom Consulting that shows Jamaica has entered the top 10 tourism country brands in the Americas for 2019-2020, moving up five places since the last assessment. Comment

West Indies’ Brathwaite again reported for suspect action

Arts & Theater: West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who bowls part-time offspin, has been reported for a suspect bowling action after the second Test match against India at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, according to ESPNcricinfo. Comment
Arts & Theater: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday that “the clock is ticking” for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas to receive humanitarian assistance. Comment
Guyana: Sunny skies warmed hearts and spirits during Family Fun Day, the final event of the 2019 Guyana Folk Festival, in Crown Heights on Sept. 1. Comment
Arts & Theater: When Barbadian-born academic Humphrey A. Crookendale graduated from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1981, he never in his wildest dreams believed he would play a leading role in a major academic institution. Comment
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