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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

Arts & Theater: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday that “the clock is ticking” for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas to receive humanitarian assistance. Comment
Guyana: Sunny skies warmed hearts and spirits during Family Fun Day, the final event of the 2019 Guyana Folk Festival, in Crown Heights on Sept. 1. Comment
Arts & Theater: When Barbadian-born academic Humphrey A. Crookendale graduated from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1981, he never in his wildest dreams believed he would play a leading role in a major academic institution. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

Haiti: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is requesting an initial $3.5 million in donations to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Comment

Trump issues changes to strengthen rules regarding Cuba sanctions

Haiti: The United States Department of the Treasury says its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement US President Donald J. Trump’s June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) Strengthening the Policy of the United States Towards Cuba. Comment
Bahamas: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it is focusing on providing clinical care to save the lives of persons who survived Hurricane Dorian and keeping people safe, with three Emergency Medical Teams arriving in the Bahamas. Comment

How thieves think and work

Books: Your friend “Rachel” called today. Seven times, she did, and you answered two of them before you realized that you were being robocalled again. You’re usually pretty savvy about not being fooled but lately, it seems like the more you know, the better scammers get at deception. So read the new book, “Scam Me If You Can” by Frank W. Abagnale, and protect yourself. Comment

Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados The Barbados Mia Mottley government has contracted former Prime Minister Owen Arthur to chair a new global commission that will examine issues related to small island states. Comment
Arts & Theater: In the wake of what the Grenada Tourist Board (GTB) describes as a phenomenal 24.9 percent growth in arrivals for the 2018 Carnival Season, the chief executive officer of Spicemas, Kelvin Jacob, says he is on a mission to greater promote the island’s carnival. Comment

Canada PM vows support for hurricane ravaged Bahamas

Arts & Theater: The Canadian Government said on Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has discussed the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chair and Prime Minister of St. Lucia Allen Chastanet. Comment
Sports: Antigua and Barbuda will play hosts to the West Indies Women’s International Home Series against Australia later this month. Comment

World Food Program gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

Arts & Theater: With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) is arranging for eight tons of ready-to-eat meals to be provided – part of a US$5.4 million overall funding package. Comment

Columbia University’s Miller Theatre unveils ‘Tales from the Mano River’

Arts & Theater: Days before Columbia University’s Miller Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season, the Brooklyn-born artist Adama Delphine Fawundu has transformed Miller’s lobby with a new installation, “Tales from the Mano River.” Comment

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

Guyana: Guyana’s First Lady, Sandra Granger, was hands-on at Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry in Richmond Hill, Queens, on Saturday, Aug. 31, where she handed out nutritious food items, such as fruits veggies, and meats, to scores of residents, go the pantry operated Guyanese-American Tony Singh. Comment

Windies, Pakistan Test in England

Sports: England will host the West Indies and Pakistan in a total of six Test matches from June-August 2020 as part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said last week. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019

Arts & Theater: As the annual Caribbean J’ouvert and West Indian American Day Carnival Day Parade celebrations in Brooklyn took place on Labor Day Monday, officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) were omnipresent, keeping watchful eyes on masqueraders, revelers and onlookers. Comment

CARIFESTA and Indo-Caribbean culture

Arts & Theater: The Editor, The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in Trinidad and Tobago has come and US$6. million have gone A post mortem has to be done. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

WIADCA puts Caribbean culture on world’s stage: WIADCA prez

Arts & Theater: On Labor Day Monday, for the 52nd year, the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) put Caribbean culture on the world’s stage, with the mammoth annual carnival parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, according to newly-elected president Dominican Dr. Jean Joseph. Comment

WHITEWASH

Sports: xA sudden collapse after lunch on the fourth day in the second Test sent West Indies to a crushing 257-run defeat at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Monday, leaving them with another series whitewash and without a single Test victory over the Asian side in nearly two decades. Comments (2)

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

Hurricane Dorian devastates The Bahamas

Bahamas: Consul General of the Bahamas in New York, Lawrence “Larry” Cartwright has confirmed as of press time that two citizens have succumbed to their injuries and seven are seeking medical attention, as a result of Hurricane Dorian, which swept through the tourist destination and left destruction in its path. Comment

CTO offers ‘full support’ to Bahamians in wake of Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) on Tuesday expressed deepest regret, sadness and “full support” over the loss of life and damage done to the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island by the category 5 hurricane, Dorian. Comment

Barbados kicks off Nations League football

Sports: Barbados football administrators have this year ensured that they dotted all the ‘I’s and crossed the ‘T’s in preparation for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Nation’s League that kicks off this week. Comment

Stopping the city school brain drain

Viewpoints: For decades, the “gifted and talented” program has given some of the sharpest young minds in the New York City public school system a chance to challenge themselves, hone their skills and cultivate their minds to their fullest potential. Comment
Arts & Theater: For the third successive year, masqueraders and revelers with the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers in Brooklyn jumped for education, underscoring the theme of the band as it participated in the 52nd West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. Comment

CWI honors sports broadcaster ‘Reds’ Perreira

Sports: Cricket West Indies (CWI) has honored renowned cricket commentator, journalist and broadcaster Joseph “Reds” Pereira for his dedicated service to the game of cricket and sports in the region for close to 60 years. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

CARICOM RESPONDS TO DORIAN

CARICOM RESPONDS TO DORIAN

Bahamas: Fellow Caribbean Community nations are rushing to the aid of The Bahamas after the most powerful Atlantic storm on record pummeled two of its famous Family Islands but even as authorities begin a sorrowful assessment of the damage, the head of government urged locals to brace for a rising death toll. Comment
Arts & Theater: The kiddies certainly rivaled adult masqueraders, bringing a level of maturity in mas to the streets of Crown Heights, last Saturday, Aug. 31, in some of the most elaborate costumes, seen at the kiddies carnival in recent times. Comment

Guyana’s First Lady Grand Marshall at West Indian parade

Arts & Theater: History was created last Monday, Sept. 2, when First Lady of Guyana, Sandra Granger walked the nearly three-mile route as grand marshall of the 52nd Annual West Indian Day parade, despite the torrential downpour that drenched Eastern Parkway. Comment
Arts & Theater: Despite heavy thundershowers, local and state politicians, as they do every year, were very omnipresent during the 52nd West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Monday, Labor Day, on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. Comment

Holder retains all-rounder top rank

Sports: West Indies captain Jason Holder has retained his No1 ranking, according to an ICC release recently. The 27-year-old Barbadian topped the all-rounder charts in Tests back in January following his stunning double hundred in the first Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados, that propelled the home side to a massive 381-run victory. Comment
New York: New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio told Caribbean nationals to enjoy the weekend of activities, but when carnival is over, citizens must devote themselves to the census in order to be properly counted. Comment

Reggae Girlz in messy pay dispute

Jamaica: They brought pride to the Caribbean by becoming the first female team to make it to a FIFA World Cup football finals, and in in the process inspired many a young player, but the pathbreaking Jamaica Reggae Girlz are now suffering the indignity of a pay dispute. Comment

Greenlight ‘Jump Up’ exalts steel, jourvert & emergence of NY Carnival

Arts & Theater: After taking a long and storied look at carnival, Ray Allen, a professor of music and American studies at City University of New York’s Brooklyn College carved out seven years of his life to compile a scholarly glossary and overview focusing on the totality that defines Caribbean jump up revelry. Comment

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