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Guyana: Repsol, the Spanish oil major could soon be next in line to announce a major oil find if its Carapa-1 well that is now being drilled yields up commercial quantities of oil and gas. If this is the case, it will not only join ExxonMobil and Tullow Oil of the United Kingdom with wells yielding large amounts of oil and gas, but it will also mean oil has been found in yet another or a third concession block in the much-heralded Guyana Basin. Comment
St Kitts and Nevis: Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis were in ecstasy last Friday as the country’s flag was raised for the very first time at Philadelphia City Hall. Philadelphia resident Kylla Herbert — whose late father, Nkem Tshombe, hailed from St. Kitts and Nevis — told Caribbean Life that she was honored to lead the historic initiative. Comment
Bahamas: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says that “all hands (and paws) are on deck” in relief efforts in wake of the ravages caused by Hurricane Dorian. Comment

Jamaica’s new consul proposes reforms to better assist nationals

Jamaica: Tasked with the primary responsibility of promoting and safeguarding the interest of Jamaican nationals residing in 33 United States, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, Jamaica’s newest Consul General Alsion Roach Wilson recently announced reforms she intends to implement in order to improve relations with diasporans during her tenure at the New York consulate. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago sprint queen and Commonwealth Games 100-meter champion Michelle-Lee Ahye has been provisionally suspended by the world track and field governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) for a violation of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules. 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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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

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: 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

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