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Ja’s Dancehall fraternity welcomes ‘Prodigal Son’

Music: Port St. Lucie, Florida — Last weekend, an exodus out of every county in Florida, recorded full flights departing from Miami International, Palm Beach International, Tampa International and Orlando International to Kingston, Jamaica where a “Long Road To Freedom” headliner invited fans to his first concert in almost a decad Comment

‘Babylon’ premieres: ‘Yardie’ begins BAM Reel Caribbean Series

Movies: For the fifth consecutive year, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will spotlight more than a few fine films that feature factual and fictitious aspects of Caribbean life. From Haiti, Antigua, Guyana, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Jamaica, vintage and new documentaries provide celluloid testimony to the diversity of the tropical landscape located south of the border. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Attorney General, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin said the government was moving to establish a registry for sex offenders in the very near future. Comment
Caribbean: Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, Ambassador Courtenay Rattay, on Feb. 6, told world religious leaders, humanitarians and guests at the United Nations Headquarters in New York city, that World Interfaith Harmony Week is more than a celebration, noting that it is a manifestation of the shared values of coexistence, fraternity and human understanding. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Guyana: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne has said that the Caribbean should be careful not to be drawn into the ideological war unfolding in Venezuela where attempts were being made to remove the socialist Nicolas Maduro. Comment

Team Jamaica takes two wins at invitational

Caribbean: Out of many, won! The Jamaica National team celebrated two victories at the annual Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge, held at The Armory in Washington Heights on Jan. 26. Both of the island nation’s women’s and men’s teams competed in the 4 x 200-meter relay race — coming in first place. Comment
People: Jamaican-born New York legislators Assemblyman Nick Perry and Senator Leroy Comrie presented citations to Jamaica’s Reggae Girl Nicole McClure, who was a special guest of the Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), at its 25th anniversary launch, at the Jamaica Consulate in midtown Manhattan on Jan. 8. Comment

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