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Barbados: Donville Inniss, a former senior minister in the government of Barbados just 20 months ago was Thursday found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering and two counts of money laundering. Comment
Guyana: Students of Guyana’s highland regions have a savior in Headteacher Quado Vancooton, a dedicated educator for more than 18 years, who has made it his life’s career to travel to remote villages of Guyana to educate underprivileged children in indigenous villages. Comment
Barbados: Administrators of Barbados entered 2020 in a happy New Year mode following multiple pieces of good financial news in December with the latest being an International Monetary Fund’s further approval of the way they are restructuring the economy. Comment

Vincy culture on display

Vincy culture on display

Music: The United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) Saturday night expressed its “deep love and appreciation” to members and supporters at its annual holiday party at Miracle Temple Ministries in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Comment

GUYANA’S SPLENDOR

GUYANA’S SPLENDOR

Arts & Theater: With the display of spectacular costumes, the Brooklyn-based Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. (GCANY) Saturday night in Brooklyn launched the jubilee celebration of Mashramani at St. Gabriel’s Golden Hall on Hawthorne Street. Comment

BRAVO RECALLED

BRAVO RECALLED

Sports: West Indies Cricket (CWI) selectors have recalled veteran all-rounder Dwayne DJ Bravo to the West Indies side for the three-match Twenty20 series, which started on Wednesday in Grenada. Comment

PREZ FIGHTS RULING

PREZ FIGHTS RULING

Suriname: In about a week’s time, embattled Surinamese President Desi Bouterse of Suriname will make his very first appearance before a court or war council which had last month ordered him jailed for 20 years for the 1982 mass executions of 15 government opponents. Comment

Soca artist appeals for more airplay

Music: He says he’s got nothing to lose. “I’ve been releasing music, recording professionally since 2005 and I’m yet to make it to mainstream radio. What do I have to lose at this point?” he rationalized. From Guayaguayare, Trinidad, one of the most persistent, hardworking vocalists in the underground Soca music industry, is bursting at the seams, urging programme directors at radio stations across Trinidad and Tobago to create better systems to accommodate the industry. Comment

NIGHT OF COMEDY

Arts & Theater: A Vincentian high school alumni group in Brooklyn will next month host an inaugural comedy show in which a “Battle of the Sexes” will be an integral part. Comment
Guyana: Brooklyn Borough Hall was packed to capacity Friday evening as the Brooklyn community celebrated the retirement of former Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Sandra Chapman after 35 years of city service. Comment

Grenadians congratulate country’s new cabinet secretary

Grenada: Several members of the Grenadian community in Brooklyn has extended overwhelming congratulations to Ruth Elizabeth Rouse, a former Grenada United Nations ambassador and distinguished senior public servant, who earlier this month was appointed Secretary to the Grenada Cabinet. Comment

The face of reparations

The face of reparations

People: Within the decade beginning this year the Caribbean may have solutions to the growing scourge of Type II diabetes, have a new economic approach as former colonial nations, and re-establish links with sub-Saharan Africa. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Visual magazine, “Lawd” shines a light on Caribbean creatives everywhere. The quarterly publication is the brainchild of Trinidadians, 27-year-old Sinead Collymore-Jones and business partner, Sache Alexander–George. They came up with the name after thinking of a phrase recognized in the Caribbean and the diaspora. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Motorists who have been caught by police using cellphone while driving will have to pay a fine of EC$500 immediately. The Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Legal Affairs said in a statement that the amendment to the Vehicles and Road Traffic Amendment Act 2018 has gone into effect making it an offence of careless driving holding and using a hand-held mobile device. Comment
Jamaica: Make no mistake about it, Jamaicans have staked a claim positioning themselves at the forefront of proclaiming Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, His Imperial Majesty, the Lion of Judah, the conquering Lion of Judah, direct descendant of King Solomon and Queen Sheba and have relentlessly extolled their messiah with a long list of reverent titles. Comment

A decade after Haitian earthquake, a young victim struggles

A decade after Haitian earthquake, a young victim struggles

Haiti: CANAAN, Haiti (AP) — Just before 5 pm, Marie-Mislen Thomas’ house fell on top of her three children. In the first nightmarish hour after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Thomases were able to pull their sons Chilo and Jameson from the rubble. It took them hours more to find the then two-year-old Rose-Berline. Comment

Grenada PM warns against spoiling young WI talent

Grenada: Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell believes Cricket West Indies (CWI) should review how it manages young players like Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer in order to get the most out of their talent. Comment

Climate change in Haiti terrifies nation

Haiti: MADRID, Dec 13 2019 (IPS) - Haiti’s Environment Minister Joseph Jouthe has compared the climate emergency to a violent act and appealed to the international community for help to fight climate change. Comment
Barbados: Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, was Thursday appointed new LIAT chairman and with the announcement this week also came news that travellers will have to wait another two years for 25 percent reduction in fare charges. Comment

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