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Arts & Theater: What is Memorial Weekend in Caribbean NY and NJ without Oliver Samuels and his brand of West Indian theatre and comedy? The legend Oliver Samuels, popular across the Caribbean from Jamaica to Trinidad & Tobago, is part of Memorial Weekend celebrations when New Yorkers look forward to an Oliver new play. This year’s play, “56 East Avenue” is full of laughs. After three months of performances in Jamaica, sold out in Toronto, the play comes to the tristate before it goes to England. Comment
Music: The stage is set, and the streets are ready to welcome hundreds of masqueraders who will dazzle Jersey City, NJ, in a colorful costume parade, when the Jersey City West Indian Caribbean American Carnival Association Inc. (JCWICACAI) celebrates 23 years of revelry on Saturday, July 28. Comments (4)
Guyana: Mayor of the City of East Orange Ted R. Green led a drum procession out of City Hall and joined Guyanese in raising the Golden Arrowhead flag over the municipal building on Friday, June 22 to celebrate Guyana’s 52nd Anniversary of Independence, with pomp and ceremony. Comment

ICE nabs Caribbean nationals in NJ immigrant sweep

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a number of Caribbean nationals have been arrested among 91 immigrants during a five-day immigration sweep in New Jersey. ICE said the operation targeted “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators.” Comment

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