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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Concerns about the future of New York’s annual West Indian Carnival

Arts & Theater: The Caribbean American community in New York City faces the daunting reality that convening and funding the West Indian American Day Parade and Carnival this year could become an insurmountable challenge. Failure to bring our community together to collectively meet this challenge could result in no parade and a major embarrassment for our elected and community leadership, as well as the Caribbean Diaspora as a whole. This result we cannot afford! Comment

Friday, April 20, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart is expected to discuss the state of the Barbados economy when he meets with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Washington later this month. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CARICOM leaders meet with Mexican counterpart

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders held a special meeting on the margins of the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, with President of Mexico Felipe de Jesus Calderón, in which they discussed a wide range of issues, including mechanisms for further bilateral and hemispheric cooperation, and strategies to prevent further financial fallout from the global economic crisis. Comment

Black Dragon tops ’em in Spanish marketing contest

Guyana: Stephanie Persaud, a marketing and management major at LIU Brooklyn, was a member of the winning team at an international marketing competition held at the Universidad Europea de Madrid in Valencia, Spain. Comment

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Michelle Cole Collection for Lion’s Club Tea Party

Music: The elegant and unique style of Guyanese fashion designer, Michelle Cole, will take center stage at the Crown Heights Pace Setters Lions Club Tea Party and Fashion Show Extravaganza, schedule to take place on April 29. Show time is at 3:00 p.m. Comment

Friday, March 30, 2012

Miss Guyana World to appear in N.Y.

Music: Miss Guyana World 2012 Arti Cameron is set to make yet another public appearance in New York City—this time at the launch party of the JRG Bikini Under the Bridge Fashion Show. Comment

Friday, March 23, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados is moving to boost its tourism industry with new additions to the list of tax exempt items provided under the Barbados Tourism Development Act. Comment

Thursday, March 8, 2012

West Indies face uphill task against Austrlia

Trinidad and Tobago: When Australia faces the West Indies this month, they will have a strong advantage going into the Tests, One-Day Internationals and the Twenty-Twenties. West Indies are facing many setbacks which include a long injury list, out-of-form batsmen, including players who have been discarded by West Indies Cricket Board selectors. Comment

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Summit With A Grouse

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders head to Suriname this week for their annual mid-year retreat with what would normally contain a list of mundane agenda items on their plate, but recent grumblings from one of the most influential among the current bunch could generate enough sound bites and quotes to make the two-day summit starting on Thursday a memorable one. Comment

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Godfrey Chin’s prize for Heritage Journalism launched

Guyana: Sunday, Feb. 26 was a pleasant day befitting the convivial spirit and extraordinary person Godfrey Winfield Chin was. His exceptional body of work that will forever be etched in Guyana’s landscape was celebrated in the worship hall of Our Lady of Victory in Brooklyn, where a journalism prize in his name was also launched. Comment

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cricket board chief resigns after police raids

Guyana: The president of Guyana’s embattled cricket board (GCB) resigned his post Tuesday after court marshals and police invaded his home, office as well as the residences and offices of several other top officials to seize financial and other documents in an escalating feud with government over alleged corruption and maladministration of the game in the former British colony. Comment

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