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Sunday, March 17, 2019

‘Wild herbal edible plants’ tour in Bermuda

Bermuda: Doreen Williams-James is inviting tourists to taste the flowers of Bermuda, as part of her wild herbal edible tour, that not only educate, but tantalize the taste buds, during a jaunt along of the lush western North Atlantic Ocean Island, known for award-winning beaches, and the famous Bermuda triangle. Comment

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Farah Louis campaigns for council seat

Brooklyn: Haitian American, Farah Louis, a 36-year-old resident of the 45th Council District of Brooklyn, and deputy chief of staff of former Councilman Jumaane Williams, is throwing her hat in the crowded ring for the seat left vacant by the councilman, now NYC Public Advocate-elect. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene on Friday attended the 2019 New York City Health + Hospital/ Kings County Legislative Breakfast, where he presented the hospital with a check for US$1.9 million dollars, which will go towards the acquisition of new radiation oncology and mammography equipment. Comment

Friday, March 15, 2019

CARICOM dodges real LIAT issue

Trinidad and Tobago: With LIAT facing a cash crisis that could shut down the airline, Caribbean governments are in a series of meetings aimed at saving the lifeblood regional transport system, but they appear to be skirting around the main issue — their taxes that make air travel costly. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Monday announced his plan for a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust by ensuring fairness and equal justice for all. Comment
Food: It’s a taste of Brooklyn — and beyond! Restaurants across Kings County and other outer-borough eateries will serve up budget-friendly, three-course meals to customers as part of a unique dining campaign kicking off on March 18. Comment

Kings County hosts Black History Month event

Brooklyn: In honor of Black History Month, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County hosted a special event to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to American history. Comment

Thursday, March 14, 2019

AIRLINES PLAY IT SAFE

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Some Caribbean Community governments and airline operators have not surprisingly slapped bans on Boeing’s troubled Max-8 series aircraft from landing in the region or overflying airspaces until safety concerns about its cockpit computer systems are ironed out. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s Fenimore Street United Methodist Church Women on Saturday bestowed special honors on 10 past presidents during the group’s gala 60th anniversary luncheon at El Caribe Country Club on Strictland Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment
Montserrat: Montserrat’s Premier Donaldson Romeo was among thousands of mourners Friday night paying their last respects to Caribbean academic, Montserratian-born Dr. George Irish, who died on Feb. 12. He was 76. Comment

Windies captain wants minimum wage for cricketers

West Indies Captain, Jason Holder has suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Federation of International Cricket Associations (FIAC) come together to bring on board a minimum wage so that players can feel comfortable playing for their country and not going the Kolpak way. Comment

Charges of ‘onemanism’

Sports: Cricket West Indies presidential candidate hopeful former St Kitts and Nevis Minister, Ricky Skerritt, has accused incumbent president Dave Cameron of running a “one-man show” in regional cricket. Comment
Barbados: The points standing in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League competition is showing close positions of the top teams for the 2018-2019 season, pressuring the leaders to pull out the stops. Comment

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

St. Lucian inventor provides hope for water woes

St Lucia: CASTRIES, March 11, 2019 (IPS) — Karlis Noel spends his days in his lab in the small, picturesque community of Laborie in St. Lucia. The former fisherman’s story might sound like an overnight success, but his present accolades in the field of engineering are the result of years of hard work and an unceasing drive to make life easier for communities in the throes of a water crisis. Comment

Beauty in the rainforest

Beauty in the rainforest

Fashion: Entertainment virtuoso, Philbert Giddings, founder and CEO of the first ever Guyana Fashion Showcase, joined New York fashion designers, Roger Gary, creative director, and Michelle Cole-Wagner, executive director, to unveil the extravaganza, billed as an exciting weekend of music, visuals, and artistry. Comment

Promoting privatization

Viewpoints: After discrediting state-owned enterprises, privatization advocates successfully pushed a broad reform agenda under the rubric of privatization from the 1980s, with the support of the Washington-based international financial institutions. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 12, 2019 (IPS) — Privatization has been central to the ‘neo-liberal’ counter-revolution from the 1970s against government economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development. Comment

CULTURAL FEST

CULTURAL FEST

Music: Several Vincentian and Garifuna artistes Saturday night brought the house down at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, as the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Inc. (GIPSVG) hosted its 4th Annual National Heroes Day Cultural Fest. Comment

WHITEWASH

Sports: England wrapped up the Twenty20 series (3-0), thrashing the West Indies in the last two matches in St. Kitts (last Friday and Sunday), dismissing the regional team for just 45, the second lowest international Twenty20 series ever in the second match. Comment

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Adams honors Brooklyn’s latest ‘heroes of the month’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Thursday, March 7 honored Brooklyn’s latest “Heroes of the Month” at a ceremony in the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment
Movies: Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is a typical 17-year-old in most regards. However, she is also suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease which makes her very susceptible to a variety of breathing disorders. Comment

Brown’s gracious and inspiring memoir

Books: Do unto others. Three words that are a shorthand reminder to be nice and treat people in the manner that you’d want to be treated. Do unto others and make life smoother. Be good, and be of service because, as Robert J. Brown reminds readers, “You Can’t Do Wrong Doing Right.” Comment
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How congestion pricing in Manhattan will boost Brooklyn

Advertorial: It’s working in London and Stockholm, but can congestion pricing in Manhattan have an impact on people living and working in Brooklyn? Comment

Monday, March 11, 2019

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas Seven Bahamian nationals have been selected to participate in the next staging of the Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues (CCELD), making it the largest contingent at the event which will be held from March 24-30 in Jamaica. Comment
Music: Jamaicans attending the Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRia) Awards in Kingston were privileged to greet Rita Marley, the avowed queen of reggae who suffered a setback in her musical career two years ago when a stroke ended her singing career. Comments (1)
Guyana: GEORGETOWN, March 8, 2019 (IPS) - For several decades, Guyana has been using mangroves to protect its coasts against natural hazards, and the country believes its mangrove forests should be included in programmes like the REDD+ of United Nations, in order to access financing to continue their restoration and maintenance, as they complement miles of seawalls that help to prevent flooding. Comment

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: The Aftermath (R for sexuality, nudity, violence and some disturbing images) Adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s best seller of the same name, set in the ruins of Hamburg in 1946, chronicling the tensions which arise when a German widower (Alexander Skarsgard) with a troubled daughter (Flora Thiemann) is forced to surrender his mansion to the British colonel (Jason Clarke) in charge of rebuilding the city. With Keira Knightley, Fionn O’Shea and Kate Phillips. (In English and Russian with subtitles) Comment

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