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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

CARICOM dodges real LIAT issue

Trinidad and Tobago: With LIAT facing a cash crisis that could shut down the airline, Caribbean governments are in a series of meetings aimed at saving the lifeblood regional transport system, but they appear to be skirting around the main issue — their taxes that make air travel costly. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Monday announced his plan for a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust by ensuring fairness and equal justice for all. Comment
Food: It’s a taste of Brooklyn — and beyond! Restaurants across Kings County and other outer-borough eateries will serve up budget-friendly, three-course meals to customers as part of a unique dining campaign kicking off on March 18. Comment

Kings County hosts Black History Month event

Brooklyn: In honor of Black History Month, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County hosted a special event to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to American history. Comment

AIRLINES PLAY IT SAFE

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Some Caribbean Community governments and airline operators have not surprisingly slapped bans on Boeing’s troubled Max-8 series aircraft from landing in the region or overflying airspaces until safety concerns about its cockpit computer systems are ironed out. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s Fenimore Street United Methodist Church Women on Saturday bestowed special honors on 10 past presidents during the group’s gala 60th anniversary luncheon at El Caribe Country Club on Strictland Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment
Montserrat: Montserrat’s Premier Donaldson Romeo was among thousands of mourners Friday night paying their last respects to Caribbean academic, Montserratian-born Dr. George Irish, who died on Feb. 12. He was 76. Comment

Windies captain wants minimum wage for cricketers

West Indies Captain, Jason Holder has suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Federation of International Cricket Associations (FIAC) come together to bring on board a minimum wage so that players can feel comfortable playing for their country and not going the Kolpak way. Comment

Charges of ‘onemanism’

Sports: Cricket West Indies presidential candidate hopeful former St Kitts and Nevis Minister, Ricky Skerritt, has accused incumbent president Dave Cameron of running a “one-man show” in regional cricket. Comment
Barbados: The points standing in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League competition is showing close positions of the top teams for the 2018-2019 season, pressuring the leaders to pull out the stops. Comment

St. Lucian inventor provides hope for water woes

St Lucia: CASTRIES, March 11, 2019 (IPS) — Karlis Noel spends his days in his lab in the small, picturesque community of Laborie in St. Lucia. The former fisherman’s story might sound like an overnight success, but his present accolades in the field of engineering are the result of years of hard work and an unceasing drive to make life easier for communities in the throes of a water crisis. Comment

Beauty in the rainforest

Beauty in the rainforest

Fashion: Entertainment virtuoso, Philbert Giddings, founder and CEO of the first ever Guyana Fashion Showcase, joined New York fashion designers, Roger Gary, creative director, and Michelle Cole-Wagner, executive director, to unveil the extravaganza, billed as an exciting weekend of music, visuals, and artistry. Comment

Promoting privatization

Viewpoints: After discrediting state-owned enterprises, privatization advocates successfully pushed a broad reform agenda under the rubric of privatization from the 1980s, with the support of the Washington-based international financial institutions. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 12, 2019 (IPS) — Privatization has been central to the ‘neo-liberal’ counter-revolution from the 1970s against government economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development. Comment

CULTURAL FEST

CULTURAL FEST

Music: Several Vincentian and Garifuna artistes Saturday night brought the house down at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, as the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Inc. (GIPSVG) hosted its 4th Annual National Heroes Day Cultural Fest. Comment

WHITEWASH

Sports: England wrapped up the Twenty20 series (3-0), thrashing the West Indies in the last two matches in St. Kitts (last Friday and Sunday), dismissing the regional team for just 45, the second lowest international Twenty20 series ever in the second match. Comment
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