Trinidad and Tobago:
President of the Barbados’ Prison Officers Association pleaded not guilty of encouraging four other prison officers to stay off the job in May this year when he appeared in court recently. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
The heartbreak felt by ex-Petrotrin workers was the same that was experienced by retrenched University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) lecturers who were sent home earlier this year. Comment
Stockholm / Rome, Dec. 10, 2018 (IPS) — Several celebrities use their power to insult or take advantage of women. We read about sexual abuse from men like Harvey Weinsten, Bill OReilly, Leslie Moonves, Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Dennis Hastert, Robert Packwood, Roger Ailes, James Levine, Hans Hermann Groër, Marcial Maciel, Justin Forsyth, Ruud Lubbers, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Bill Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi and Donald Trump. Comments (1)
You dig, and you dig, and you dig.
Like a dog with a bone, you’re all in when presented with a tiny scrap of intriguing information. You don’t let go until you know everything there is to know about it, searching and uncovering and digging until, as in the new novel “Triple Threat” by Camryn King, you’ve dug yourself into trouble. Comment
Capernaum (R for profanity and drug use) Coming-of-age tale about a young Lebanese boy (Zain al Rafeea) who sues his parents (Fadi Yousef and Kawsar Al Haddad) for neglect while serving a five-year sentence for attempted murder. With Yordanos Shiferaw, Cedra Izam and Nadine Labaki. (In Arabic and Amharic with subtitles) Comment
Several of the city’s domestic workers will be celebrated at an annual gala next week.
The celebratory Dec. 15 gala, created by nanny platform — My Nanny Circle, is honoring some 21 nannies with awards at Grand Prospect Hall. This year, the annual gathering is not only extolling a hardworking group of women, but with a major backing from a leading media company — honorees will be getting special surprises, said its founder. Comment
She’s all about manners.
A Trinidadian-American teacher and author is releasing a new children’s book about general courtesy and manners. Debut author Amarimba Charles, introduces youngsters to the do’s and don’ts of employing common courtesy and politeness in her book, “Please and Thank You are Magic Words! A Story About Manners And Etiquette.” Comment
Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (D–Flatbush) joined Councilman Mark Treygar (D–Coney Island) in a push to advocate for more translation services for Russian and Haitian Creole speaking voters at City Hall on Dec. 5. The politicians demanded that the Board of Elections revise their current law, which limits interpretation services for a select number of languages. Comment
Arts & Theater:
More than a half dozen Caribbean actors are going to perform excerpts from Zeno Obi Constance’s plays at TheatreLab Studios on Dec. 10. Parts from eight of the Trinidadian playwright’s work will be read by some of the rising and dominant names in Caribbean theatre in “From Page to Stage: A Caribbean Journey.” Comment
Vincentian gospel artiste LaFleur Durrant and her Jamaican counterpart Croswell Daley brought the house down Saturday with heart-wrenching gospel songs as the Bronx-based St. Matthias Charities, Inc. hosted its annual fundraising prayer breakfast at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) recently announced that the Estadio Nacional, in San Jose, Costa Rica will host a Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader, featuring the home nation, on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Comment
In what appears to be one of the most productive of meetings among Caribbean Community leaders in recent years, a special sitting of heads of government in Trinidad has come up with a string of decisions, if handled well, could end decades of frustration among regional citizens in matters relating to free travel and free trade among others. Comment
Residents in an Upper West Side building are leading a desperate search to find the relatives of their beloved security guard who quietly passed away recently. Comments (1)
This Saturday, Flatbush politicians — Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (D–Flatbush), state Sen. Kevin Parker (D–Kensington), and Councilman Jumaane Williams (D–East Flatbush), are inviting their constituents to attend a free citizenship workshop. Comment
A challenge to whether Barbados violated FIFA rules by allowing a footballer to play in a match against Guyana when he was not cleared to do so could derail the Bajan Tridents’ progress in the Nations League qualifiers. Comment
West Indies Women will tour England next year for a six limited overs series at several major country avenues. Comment
Stand-in West Indies Captain Kraigg Brathwaite has taken a heavy blow in the latest ICC Test rankings. Comment
Veteran West Indies star Deandra Dottin has been ranked No 2 all-rounder in the latest ICC Twenty20 Internationals.
In the latest rankings announced recently by the ICC, the 27-year-old had jumped by two spots to second, following her achievements in the recent ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean. Comment
In the wake of the referendum defeats in Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda in adopting the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the region’s final court of appeal, the court’s chief justice has admitted that more still needs to be done to educate the public about the role of the court. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
A Caribbean company that originated in Barbados more than 100 years ago and grew to have a presence in many regional territories is being sold to a Canadian concern for just over half-a-billion dollars. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
Antigua and Barbuda is taking another step towards legalizing the regulated production and supply of marijuana for religious and medical purposes, when final consultations on the Cannabis Bill 2018 are held. Comment
While stating that the Appellate Court on which she sits is the busiest in the nation, Caribbean-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix has described as “interesting and fulfilling” her role on the New York court. Comment
You already know the story about Santa.
You know about his reindeer and his sleigh and the toys. You know about Frosty, and Rudolph, and the elves. But what about fairies, tubas, or construction equipment at Christmastime? With these great picture books, you’ll learn fast… Comment
The World’s Fare is coming back to Citi Field next spring and figures to attract thousands of local foodies eager to try curated bites from across the globe. Comments (1)
1. Prior to Spain Britain and the other European countries colonizing this part of the world, several nation states existed but they came and used unjustifiable force on the native citizens to take away their territories from them and colonized the entire region. Comment
Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) was a promising prodigy whose formal training in classical piano began when he was admitted to Russia’s prestigious Leningrad Conservatory at the age of 9. Because he had the misfortune of being raised in Florida in the Jim Crow Era, it was very unlikely that his extraordinary talent would be appreciated anywhere in the South upon his return to the States. Comment
Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Monday night stepped up her warning to Caribbean and other immigrants about the Trump administration’s proposed Public Charge rule, saying that it will “deeply affect a large portion of residents” in her Ninth Congressional District, who are predominantly Caribbean nationals. Comment
The Caribbean-American Social Workers Association (CASWA), under the theme: Cultural Wellness — Celebrating Caribbean Food, Music and dance, last Saturday, hosted its 15th Annual Fundraising Breakfast at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, to continue improving the social status and functioning of people of Caribbean heritage. Comment
The rainy weather last Sunday, did not dampen the holiday spirit of Canarsie Brooklyn residents, who looked on in awe as the Seddio Family Holiday Lighting Display lit up the corner of 93 Street and Flatlands Avenue, against loud applause and greetings of Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanza and Merry Christmas. Comment
Lee Hoesung was appointed chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2015. He is also the Endowed Chair Professor of economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development in the Republic of Korea*.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 3, 2018 (IPS) — When governments set a target in December 2015 of limiting global warming to well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels while pursuing efforts to hold it at 1.5ºC, they invited the IPCC to prepare a report to provide information on this Goal. Comment
West Indies suffered another lost inside three days in the two-Test series against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday.
Spin bowler Mehedi Miraz produced the best bowling performance ever by a Bangladesh bowler to bowl his side to a convincing victory and claim a historic series win over the West Indies. Comment
Ben Is Back (R for drug use and pervasive profanity) Lucas Hedges plays the title character in this coming-of-age drama about a troubled teen who arrives home unex Comment
The world is abuzz about UNESCO’s recent overwhelming endorsement of reggae’s impact on the world.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the genre among the world’s protected “intangible cultural heritage” treasures during its 13th session held in the Republic of Mauritius recently. Comment