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CPL’s tourney team

Sports: The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced the team of tournament which recently ended in Trinidad with Barbados Tridents taking the title for a second time. Comment
Sports: Trinidadian Gus Logie is now the interim head coach of the West Indies Women’s team. Comment

CPL STARS

CPL STARS

Sports: Three Caribbean Premier League (CPL) stars, Brendon King, Lendl Simmons and Hayden Walsh Jnr. have been selected in the West Indies squad for the upcoming matches against Afghanistan, that will be played in India from Nov. 5 to Dec. 1. Comment

DR. BAG

Music: He entertained while ever mindful of his impoverished beginnings which enabled him to grace the world stage with humility, now those unpretentious qualities have resulted in the man known as Reg Plastic Bag being recognised by the highest university in the Caribbean. Comment

A complicated tale of slavery

Books: Home Sweet Home. Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like it. It’s where your family is, where you hang your coat, where you keep your stuff. Even the word “home” equals safety and comfort, and in the new book “Sweet Taste of Liberty” by W. Caleb McDaniel, getting home could mean payback, too. Comment
Barbados: Amid numerous twists and turns, the trial in New York of former Barbados Government minister, Donville Inniss, on money laundering charges has been moved from the scheduled Oct. 28 date to January 2020. Comment

Another instance of miscarried justice in Grenada

Grenada: We have a screwed-up judicial system in Grenada, which is in dire, urgent need of reform. The Wednesday, Oct. 16 court decision in the Grenville Court House in Grenada, regarding an admitted-to sex crime committed by an adult male, Treverson Roberts, against a five-year old, must be appealed and amended, if justice is to be served. This decision with a very light penalty, came as yet another in multiple recent cases involving alleged sex crimes against children, which have resulted in dismissals or very light sentences, compared to the much tougher penalties being meted out by the same Margistrate’s Court, for perpetrators found guilty of praedial larceny and burglary. Comment
Bronx: The Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester Chapter of the Caribbean American Nurses’ Association, Inc. (CANA) on Saturday, Oct. 12 honored New York State Assembly Carl Heastie and Jamaican-born the Rev. Audrey Bailey, priest-in-charge at St. Francis and St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in White Plains, NY, with the Community Service Award. Comment
Health: Unlike a plethora of career fields, more than financial rewards, a nursing profession demands caring and dedication. Recently at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital 30 nurse practitioners went the extra mile to execute their duties by serving the community and in the process made history by conducting the first free, all-day health fair there. Comment

Myrie, Richardson launch 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

New York: In their fervent bid to encourage Caribbean and other nationals to participate in the 2020 Census, Brooklyn Senator, Zellnor Y. Myrie and Assembly Member, Diana Richardson recently hosted the first gathering of a Census Complete Count Committee at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College. Comment
Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ President Jovenel Moise broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti’s unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Comment
Music: Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Fall 2018 season of performances. The season is curated by Monique Martin, recently appointed director of programming for Harlem Stage and features artists who #Disrupt and take creative risk. Comment
Sports: Gladiators rebounded to beat Revellers by three runs to square a two-match T10 series featuring the leading women’s cricketers in the Caribbean last weekend in Trinidad. Comment
Fashion: Caribbean American nurses were in their full glee last Saturday as they strutted their stuff in African outfits before delightful patrons during the 24th Annual Vernese Weekes Scholarship Luncheon at Eastwood Manor on Eastchester Road in the Bronx. Comment

Art for low-level offenses

Art for low-level offenses

Arts & Theater: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Wednesday announced that Project Reset, an art-based diversion program for those arrested for minor offenses, has been launched in Brooklyn through a partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), The Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services. Comment

‘My client is innocent’ says Justice Ash’s lawyer

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidadian-born attorney Roger Archibald, who is representing Caribbean-born Justice Sylvia Gwendolyn Ash against charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice, categorically says his client is innocent. Comment

MASS DEPORTATIONS

Haiti: The Bahamian government, still reeling from last month’s widespread destruction of Abaco and Grand Bahama family islands by Hurricane Dorian, has begun mass deportation of Haitian nationals in a move that is being widely condemned by civil society groups and the United Nations. Comment
New York: Schneps Media, helmed by Publisher Clifford Luster and Editor-In-Chief Robert Pozarycki, published the first edition of the new amNewYork on Tuesday. Comment

Global challenges for the ‘NextGen’

Environment: MELBOURNE, Oct 15, 2019 (IPS) — Success has many parents – so the saying goes. In the case of the massive successes of international agricultural research, no one person can claim parentage. There are heroes along the way such as Norman Borlaug and his early cereal breeding, and the team that eliminated the cattle disease Rinderpest from the world — smallpox is the only other disease that has been totally eradicated. Another is the founder of The Crawford Fund, Derek Tribe, who was also instrumental in the creation of what is now the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which I chair. However, it would be more correct to highlight the thousands of scientists who have contributed to the world’s greatest feat of feeding an extra three billion people when pundits said it was impossible. Comment

Simmons back as West Indies head coach

Sports: Three years after being sacked, Trinidadian Phil Simmons is back again as West Indies head coach. Comment

Barbados beat USVI

Barbados beat USVI

Barbados: Barbados put a total of five goals into the United States Virgin Islands’ net in two matches over the course of four days in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Nations League fixtures. Comment

Let plants be thy medicine – You are what you eat

Food: ILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16, 2019 (IPS) — United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on Oct. 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World.” This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. Comment

Students benefit from Black College Expo

Brooklyn: Thanks to New York State Senator, Kevin Parker, and the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) for the Black College Expo New York, hundreds of high school college bound students received, necessary information to get them ready for higher learning, during a Sept. 28 presentation at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Comment

Barbados Tridents crowned CPL champions

Barbados: Guyana Amazon Warriors have lost another Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final. Playing in their fifth CPL final in seven years, the Amazon Warriors lost to Barbados Tridents by 27 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium in South Trinidad last Saturday night. Comment

CWI appoints four on the West Indies senior selection panel

Sports: Former West Indies off-spinner and coach Roger Harper is among four men chosen by the Cricket West Indies (CWI) to be on the senior selection panel for the regional team. Comment

HAT TRICK

HAT TRICK

Cuba: WASHINGTON (AP) — Weston McKennie got the U.S. off to a record-setting start against Cuba in the Americans’ CONCACAF Nations League debut. Comment
Guyana: The Guyanese American Law Enforcement Association (GALEA), honored 1st Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD, Benjamin B. Tucker, with the Man of the Year Award, State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud, with the Woman of the Year Award, and Detective Noel Lawrence PBBS, with the Cop of the Year Award, at the organization’s 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Dance at Terrace on the Park, in Queens. Comment
Grenada: The Grenada government has praised the achievement of Anderson Peters following his historic capture of gold in the men’s javelin at the recent World Championships in Qatar. Comment

Caribbean-born jurist charged with obstruction of justice

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan has charged a Caribbean-born jurist with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is no longer interested in buying Barbados’ chare in the cash-strapped LIAT airline. Prime Minister, Gaston Browne recently announced that the idea of purchasing LIAT’s shares is on longer on the table. Comment

Barbadian-born breast cancer survivor tells her story

Barbados: In quoting Dave Pelzer, an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books, Barbadian-born breast cancer survivor, Cecille White says “you can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” Comment
People: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) will now go to Ohio on Oct. 15 to audition one dozen party candidates willing to represent them at the fourth of 12 televised debates with hopes of derailing President Donald Trump’s bid to secure a second term in the White House. Comment

Reggae Girlz on a rampage

Having settled their pay dispute with management, Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz appear to have turned their fury into skilled football, demolishing all in their way in the eliminator matches for the Olympic Qualifying Championship next year. Comment
St Vincent: In reflecting on the contributions of current and past members of the Brooklyn-based Vincentian-American National Charities, Inc. (VINCI), president Wayne Ragguette says that the organization, on a whole, has contributed significantly io improving “the lives of many in our community.” Comment

SVG has experienced socio-economic transformation says Gonsalves

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves says the multi-island nation has, over the decades of political independence, and particularly over the last 20 years, experienced “a deep and far-reaching socio-economic transformation, which has resulted in vast improvements to the standard of living and the quality of life” of nationals. Comment

Humbleton releases ‘Rifle’

Music: Queens-based roots, reggae and culture singer Humbleton debuted his most recent single, “Rifle”, on Oct. 1 on multiple streaming platforms, according to Marie Driven, managing partner of Marie@playbookmg.com. Comment
Books: Literacy awareness in South Ozone, Queens was highlighted at a Book Party organized by Assembly District 31 District Leader, Richard David, in conjunction with Congressman Gregory Meeks, Council Members Eric Ulrich, Donovan Richards, and more than a dozen community organizations and featured two award-winning authors. Comment
Viewpoints: We condemn the surge of violence, hate crimes and attacks all across America, from the murder of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, a Sikh police officer who was recently murdered in Texas, the murder of Bronx police officer Brian Mulkeen who died in a case of friendly-fire while trying to arrest an armed man, Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin both immigrants from Bangladesh and fathers of three who were walking home from midday prayer when they were killed, to the several other unreported crimes. Comment
St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based Vincentian-American Independent National Charities, Inc. (VINCI) on Sunday honored international soca superstar Kevin Lyttle and retired national broadcaster Nina Maloney at the group’s 36th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony at El Caribe Country Club on Strickland Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment

UN faces its worst cash crisis in nearly a decade

Viewpoints: Stéphane Dujarric is spokesman for the Secretary-General UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 2019 (IPS) — The Secretary-General António Guterres wrote to member states about the worst cash crisis facing the United Nations in nearly a decade. The organization runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors. Comment

LOVE SAGA

LOVE SAGA

Arts & Theater: Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s foremost female playwright, actress and comedienne, Andrea Wright, renowned by her stage name, “Delcita,” is bringing her latest theatrical production, “Honeymoon”, to Richard Green Campus School, 3710 Barnes Ave., Bronx, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 p., according to the Brooklyn-based Everybody’s magazine. Comment
Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Stones flew and barricades burned in parts of Haiti’s capital on Monday as the country entered its fourth week of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Comment
National: In the wake of the United States House of Representatives’ expansion of its far-reaching impeachment probe of the Trump administration, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke sounded the alarm Sunday that the US is in a constitutional crisis. Comment

SPORTS POWER

Jamaica: Jamaica was third overall and, as expected, led the Caribbean charge in a total 18 medal-haul for the region at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Qatar, Doha 2019, the games that decide global sports supremacy between Olympics. Comment

CPL to host Women’s T10 games

Sports: The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the government of Trinidad and Tobago are partnering to host two women’s T10 matches ahead of the men’s T20 semi-final and final. Comment
Dominica: The newly-elected president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) Dr. Jean Joseph last week hosted the President of Dominica Charles Savarin and First Lady of Dominica, Clara Savarin at a “meet and greet” with “prominent members” of the Brooklyn community, according to Joseph. Comment

Brief reflection on Trump’s impeachment

Viewpoints: ROME, Oct 7 2019 (IPS) — It is very likely that the idea of impeaching Donald Trump will be a boomerang. Trump fans are listening to a furious campaign which smacks of coup d’etat and call his accusers traitors who deserve to go to jail. Comment

Challenging road ahead warns T&T PM

Trinidad and Tobago: As the United Nations approaches the 75th anniversary since its establishment, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley warns about the challenging road ahead, “unless we collectively do what is necessary to alter the current trajectory of global events.” Comment
Sports: West Indies will host Ireland in a full limited overs series for the first time, when the two teams clash in three One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 next January. Comment

A living breathing exhibition

Arts & Theater: An exhibition of billboards, video recordings, an interactive virtual museum and a number of other paraphernalia have triggered emotions of visitors and are likely to do so in many others who attend this display at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS). Comment

Brathwaite’s bowling action cleared

Sports: West Indies vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite has been cleared for the second time of his bowling action by independent assessors. Comment

Windies Women to host T20 series against India

Sports: West Indies Women will host India Women for three Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20s Internationals from Nov. 1-20, with matches to be played in Antigua, St. Lucia and Guyana. Comment

Bi-reparations meeting in Antigua

Antigua: Since Freundel Stuart, the prime minister of Barbados and the then head of the umbrella Caribbean Reparations Commission (CRC) was swept out of power in general elections last year, the momentum of the regional body to make European nations pay for the transatlantic slave trade has slipped a bit but a key meeting in Antigua this week could well breathe new life into the struggle. Comment
Antigua: The Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations says it has begun its three-month observation period of the UN Security Council. Comment

NY free-speech WBAI radio ceases local broadcasts

Jamaica: Listeners to New York’s listener-supported WBAI-FM, community radio station were shocked Monday when programming switched from local morning broadcasts to feature west coast California features. Comment
Barbados: Captain Tamisha Flatts led from the front by top-scoring and sinking the final three-pointer of the game Saturday to ensure a Pinelands win over Lady Tridents to become Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Women’s League 2019 champions. Comment

Barbados PM warns of mass migration backlash because of climate crisis

Barbados: UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1, 2019 (IPS) - The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley tells IPS her patience is running thin, as she challenges the world to tackle the climate crisis. Comment
People: When Dubbs Weinblatt started a new show featuring discussions about coming out, the idea was partly inspired by their own coming out story. Comment

Kids standing up for what is right

Books: Someday, this world will be yours. You and other kids like you will be in charge of ensuring that the water’s clean, the air’s breathable, the land is healthy, and people are safe. Yeah, you might think you’re just a kid now but as you’ll see in “Kid Activists” by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld, every good change-maker had to start somewhere. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean: Antigua The United States government, in collaboration with the government of Antigua and Barbuda recently launched a Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS), which is designed to help the Police Force to improve data management and analysis. Comment

Giving back from the heart to help hurricane victims

Miss Marilyn Kippins, founder and president, of the Albany-based, Flora E. Kippins Foundation, Inc., like millions of other citizens across the world who watched in horror as Hurricane Dorian ravished the archipelago — Grand Bahama, and Abaco islands, said she had to find a way to help citizens recover from the devastation they experienced on Sept. 1. Comment
People: Since last year, Panamanians have been anticipating the second Saturday in October when musicians, dancers, singers, politicians, beauty queens and proud nationals of the two-star isthmus parade through the streets of Brooklyn in celebration of their culture and heritage. Comment

Parker lauds Gov. Cuomo for allowing Bahamian students to move to NY

Bahamas: Senator Kevin Parker, who represents Brooklyn’s 21st Senate District, that encompasses sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope, thanked Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo for his leadership and forward thinking, by allowing students from The Bahamas to relocate in New York. Comment
Jamaica: Responding to the challenges Caribbean islands are facing when it comes to sustainable use of marine resources, including impacts on ocean-related sectors, such as fisheries, research, tourism, and on maritime transport infrastructure, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, Sept. 21, 2019 to support governments in the creation of public policies to diversify their economies while ensuring inclusive growth and sustainable development. Comment

Antigua to become first ‘Future Island Nation’ in the Caribbean

Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne says his country will become the first “Future Island Nation” in the Caribbean. Comment

Schneps Media acquires AM New York from Newsday Media Group

Business: Newsday Media Group is selling amNewYork, its free commuter newspaper in New York City, to Schneps Media, effective Oct. 11, officials announced Wednesday. Comment

Date named but uncertainty looms

Guyana: More than nine months since the administration of President David Granger fell by way of an opposition no confidence parliamentary vote, Guyana is yet to vote in fresh elections and despite the fact that the elections commission has now said it will be ready by the end of February, there is still no fixed date as to when Guyanese will go to the polls. Comment

MIGRANTS TOUGH CALL

Bahamas: Still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian last month, The Bahamas has begun to take a hard line against immigrants in devastated areas with cabinet ministers urging workers operating there even legally to go home until living conditions improve. Comment
Queens: Members of several communities and cultures in the city recently participated in the second Homecoming and International Day at St. Peter’s Episcopal church in Rosedale, Queens. Comment

Simmons, Haynes in line for Windies coaching job

Sports: Former head coach Phil Simmons, batting legend Desmond Haynes and current interim coach Floyd Reifer have been short-listed to be the next full-time head coach of the West Indies. Comment

THE WAILERS

Music: The Board of Directors of the Brooklyn-based Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR) announced on Wednesday that Reggae Culture Salute 2019 (RCS) will be a “Tribute to The Wailers” in recognition of the trio’s contribution to the development and spread of the genre. Comment

Live social media series

Live social media series

Music: Manhattan-based Global entertainment brand 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution on Thursday, Sept.26 launched a new live series across multiple social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook. Comment
Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moise tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said several people were hit by gunfire, including a local journalist. Comment

CPL will produce new stars

Sports: Organizers of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) say with the help of the CPL, a new crop of Twenty20 stars is on the horizon. Comment

CWI creates new selection policy

Sports: Cricket West Indies (CWI) has created a new selection system to feature team-specific panels, selection analysts and a new policy aimed at creating transparency and efficiency in the process. Comment
Books: Your seat is down there, right at the end. You know, though, it’s not close enough to where you want to be. You need to be where decisions are made and careers are launched. No, your place at the table is close to the head and with “The Memo” by Minda Harts you’ll see how to get there. Comment

Barbados Tridents crush champion TKR

Sports: South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy blasted the fastest-ever Caribbean Premier League (CPL) half century, while young spinner Antigua-born spinner Hayden Walsh Jr bagged a career-best 5/19, including three scalps in one over to steer Barbados Tridents to victory over champions Trinbago Knight Riders at the Kensington Oval Barbados last Thursday night. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados continues to make good progress in implementing its ambitious and comprehensive reform program. And IMF delegation, headed by Bert van Selm recently ended a four-day visit to Bridgetown to discuss implementation of Barbados’ Economic Recovery and Transformation plan, supported by the IMF under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Comment

Don’t just say ‘no’ to change

Viewpoints: For all the attention given to the myriad problems in the city’s subway system, not enough attention is paid to the equally woeful bus network citywide. Comment
St Vincent: As St. Vincent and the Grenadines next month celebrates 40 years of political independence from Great Britain, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves Saturday evening reflected on the country’s attainment to date and outlined plans for economic advancement. Comment
Guyana: Under the theme: “Mentoring the Next Generation,” 16 female officers of the Guyana Police Force / Guyana Association of Women Police (GAWP), led by Deputy Commissioner Maxine Graham, DSM, and Superintendent Grace Davis, received mentoring, and training in peer support, during the 57th International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Annual Training Conference held in Anchorage, Alaska. Comment

Marleys’ eldest pens ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ anthem to kids

Books: When Robert Nesta Marley and his Wailers’ collaborator Peter Tosh penned a song titled “Get Up, Stand Up” there was a wall in Europe separating East and West Germany. Comment

FASTEST WOMAN

FASTEST WOMAN

Sports: Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser powered her way to her historic fourth l00 meters gold medal at the athletics World Championship in Doha, Qatar on Saturday night. Comment

Lamothe advocates for ‘Climate-Smart Zones’ in the Caribbean

Haiti: MIAMI, Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This week at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, stressed the importance of “Climate-Smart Zones” to mitigate the impact of natural disasters. Speaking at the Smart Climate Day event hosted by the Monaco Better World Forum (MBWF), Mr Lamothe spoke about how climate change multiplies the power of cyclones and hurricanes. Island states and territories in the Caribbean are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. Comment

The benefits of a Caribbean Federal Credit Union

Often private banks are unwilling to provide credit or offer higher interest rates on loans to certain borrowers. When private banks shut off credits to Caribbean, they negatively affect the community infrastructure, such as, housing and sidewalks upgrading, as well as Caribbean well-being. Comment
Brooklyn: As Democrats in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday strategized in plotting the course of their formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has wholeheartedly welcomed the probe, saying that she’s been an early proponent of the president’s impeachment. Comment

Chalkdust awarded T&T’s highest honor

Music: Former nine-time Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Monarch, Dr. Hollis Liverpool popularly called “Chalkdust” was awarded the country’s highest national award — the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT) — on Trinidad and Tobago’s 43rd anniversary as a republic on Sept. 24. Comment

Vincy cultural activist Verna Arthur honored

Arts & Theater: Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer Friday evening honored Vincentian community and cultural activist Verna Arthur for her success in “furthering the determination and excellence of the African American community through public service.” Comment

SPIN AND SCRATCH

Music: Anselm Douglas, the Trinidadian soca artiste, the original singer of the Grammy Award-winning song “Who Let the Dogs Out,” said the launching of his first children’s book, “The Adventures of Spin and Scratch, The Relocation” was a dream come true. Comment
Georgetown, Guyana-based fashion designer, Karen Hughes-Braithwaite, will bring a social conscience fashion collection to a brunch and fashion, in the auditorium of the African Center, on 111-20 Farmers Blvd. in Queens, this Saturday, Sept. 28, to begin cancer awareness month. Comment
Sports: West Indies Women suffered their second straight whitewash at the hands of powerhouse Australia Women when they went down by nine wickets in the final Twenty20 three-match series at Kensington Oval, Barbados last week. Comment

CARIBBEAN QUALIFIERS

St Kitts and Nevis: Haiti thrashed Barbados 4-0 and the Dominican Republic beat St. Kitts and Nevis 2-0 Sunday to qualify for the only two Caribbean Zone places in the 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Comment

Bajan tennis ace overworked

Barbados: A superhuman attempt by Barbados’ highest ranked tennis player, Darian King, proved to be far from enough to stop his country from falling to defeat to Brazil in a Davis Cup 2019 fixture. Comment
Jamaica: OPM, Kingston, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness and Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton are expected to launch Caribbean Moves at the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, United States. Comment

T&T cyclist shatters world record

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago cyclist Nicholas Paul shattered the world record, in the flying 200 meters at the recent Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Comment

Barbados heading back to Africa

Barbados: Barbados is changing direction for foreign trade and cooperation from the traditional north American and Europe to the African continent, some middle eastern states and China. Comment

POLL DATE SOON

Guyana: A bit over nine months since a government lawmaker sided with the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a no confidence vote to bring down his own administration, the country is set to learn of the date for fresh general elections as early as this week. Comment

CARICOM Consular Corps, Vincy groups aid The Bahamas relief

St Vincent: Over the last two weekends, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Consular Corps in New York has been collaborating with Vincentian organizations in Brooklyn in collecting and organizing relief supplies for hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. Comment
Guyana: Guyanese-American, Andrea S. Ogle, Esq., was honored, on the 232 Anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, during a Constitution & Cocktails event at King Manor, on Jamaica Avenue, opposite the courthouse, where she serves as Vice President of the Assigned Counsel Association of Queens Family Court & Board of Managers of the Queens Country Bar Association. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley assured nationals Tuesday night at a town hall meeting in Brooklyn that the twin-island republic will “continue to improve under difficult circumstances.” Comment
Brooklyn: St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush, Brooklyn on the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8 celebrated its annual Homecoming & International Day Weekend. Comment
Queens: The Queens Beer Festival returns to Long Island City Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. LIC Flea & Food located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City at the corner of 46th Avenue and 5th Street will once again host the Beer festival dedicated to local craft beer. Comment

Search on for Windies coach

Sports: Cricket West Indies (CWI) has begun the search for a new full-time coach. Comment

World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates calls for decisive action, with no time to waste

Environment: MERIDA, Mexico, Sept. 23, 2019 (IPS) — In a world of increasing fragility and declining resources, can the world foster peace? With a looming climate crisis, is war inevitable? Will nuclear war be the final result? Are women the ultimate peace builders? How do we train and engage youth to promote peace? Comment
Movies: NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of “Downton Abbey” handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets. Comment

Jamaican Rastafarians to get reparations

Jamaica: Finally, the relentless campaign to redress families of Rastafarians injured by the heinous police assault on their Coral Garden community in Montego Bay in 1963 will pay off. Comment

Vincy sisters receive Girl Scouts Gold, Silver Awards

St Vincent: Two Vincentian sisters, members of the Girl Scouts at St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush, Brooklyn were recently presented with the Girl Scouts Gold and Silver Awards. Comment

Questions on that oil refinery deal with OWTU

Trinidad and Tobago: Dear Editor, Like almost everybody else, I was floored by the news that Trinidad and Tobago government has sold its oil refinery (formerly Petrotrin) to the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU). Comment

Record Barbados to St. Lucia charity swim

St Lucia: Who needs a plane or a boat to travel from one Caribbean territory to another when you could simply swim it? That must have been the question in the head of South African, Cameron Bellamy, last Friday as he stood on the beach in St Peter’s Bay, Barbados, looking west at St Lucia, then wading into the water and swimming the 94 miles beach-to-beach distance from one beautiful island to the other in 56 hours and 36 minutes. Comment

Mathieu Eugene launches relief effort for The Bahamas

Bahamas: Council Member Mathieu Eugene, in partnership with local organizations, has launched a relief effort at the District Office to provide aid to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The resulting devastation of the storm has resulted in 51 deaths, with thousands of residents missing and without food, and nearly 70,000 left homeless. 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
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

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