The Baldwin Spencer administration in Antigua and Barbuda says it and Cuba have pledged to further strengthen existing relations, not only between the two states but with CARICOM as a whole. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
A Caribbean delegation is scheduled to attend next month’s (June) United Nations high level meeting on HIV/Aids.
Two prime ministers, one deputy prime minister, 10 ministers of health, one minister of foreign affairs and six first ladies from the Caribbean will head to New York to speak to the global community about the Caribbean reality of HIV.
Among the Caribbean delegates to the June 8-10 meeting will be the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Denzil Douglas, who has lead responsibility within CARICOM for Health and HIV; Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize Gaspar Vega. Civil Society representatives will be key participants at the meeting.
Director of the UNAIDS Caribbean Regional Support Team Dr. Ernest Massiah has said that although five countries in the region have seen dramatic decreases in new HIV infections, approximately 18,000 people become infected each year. That is, 1,500 new infections each month, or close to 50 people a day in the Caribbean. Comment
“Reggae 4 Japan” is a benefit concert being produced by Japanese sound system Mighty Crown and their management team Irish and Chin, in conjunction with VP Records, to support Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief on June 5, at York College Auditorium in Queens, New York. Comments (2)
A major United Nations seminar on decolonization was scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, May 31 in Kingstown, the St.Vincent capital. Comment
A major United Nations seminar on decolonization was scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, May 31 in Kingstown, the St.Vincent capital. Comments (4)
Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning El Gran Combo, one of the world’s most popular Salsa bands for nearly five decades will be performing at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. Comment
Everyone has the occasional “senior moment.” Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and can’t remember why, or can’t recall a familiar name during a conversation. Memory lapses can occur at any age, but aging alone is generally not a cause of cognitive decline. When significant memory loss occurs among older people, it is generally not due to aging but to organic disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness. Comment
Gloria Lynne will kick off the first annual “Celebrating Legends In Music” Awards Night at Hostos Theater Saturday, June 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. Comment
For the second consecutive year, big names are coming out in support of the Brooklyn based Afro-Caribbean dance company, Something Positive, for a spectacular one-night performance titled “Ancestral Chant” on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts (Long Island University Brooklyn Campus – Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street). Comment