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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

‘Science is clear’ on hurricane destruction: SVG envoy

St Vincent: Noting the destruction caused by recent Category 5 hurricanes in the Caribbean, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the United Nations, I. Rhonda King, stresses that “the science is clear” on climate change. Comments (1)

Miss World Guyana 2017 in China for pageant final

Fashion: Beauty is only skin deep and this holds true for 19-year Vena Mookram, Miss World Guyana 2017. However, she is not only beautiful but she is passionate about a cause dear to her heart. She is on a crusade to save as many people as possible from becoming victims of diabetes, a disease that has taken the life of one grandmother and is now affecting another. Comments (1)

Prayer breakfast to aid Vincy athletes

St Vincent: Three Brooklyn-based, Vincentian-born sisters recently collaborated with James Cordice, the architect behind St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ participation in the illustrious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, and the umbrella Vincentian group in the United States in hosting what they described as a very successful fundraising Prayer Breakfast in aid of Vincentian athletes competing in the annual relay carnival. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Jamaican philanthropist to receive Global Spotlight Award

Jamaica: Jamaican Irwine Clare, Sr. OD., philanthropist, immigration advocate and Diaspora power-house will be honored Wednesday with the Global Spotlight Award by the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) at the group’s annual Business and Civic Leadership Award at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Comment

Annual Diwali festival lights up Richmond Hill

Queens: Prominent author, columnist and educator, Dr. Dhanpaul Narine, was the grand marshall of the annual Diwali motorcade along Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, against the backdrop of colorful costumes, multicolored lights and music during the “Hindu Festival of Lights,” on Saturday, Oct. 14. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Caribbean Airlines appoints new CEO

Trinidad and Tobago: The Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago-owned Caribbean Airlines has appointed Garvin Medera as the new chief executive officer, effective Oct. 10, 2017. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Trump ‘a direct threat’ to Carib community: Clarke

Brooklyn: As the Trump administration in the United States heightens its draconian immigration policies, a Caribbean American legislator has warned that the president is “a direct threat” to the Caribbean American community in the United States. Comment

Barbados workers demand part of tax money

Barbados: Following reports of added money in the treasury of the Barbados government, trades unions and politicians have joined in a chorus calling on the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart administration to put some of that cash into workers’ pockets. Comment

Vincentian group honors three at annual gala

St Vincent: A popular Vincentian group in Brooklyn on Sunday, Oct. 8 honored three outstanding community personalities at its 34th Anniversary Luncheon at El Caribe Country Club in the Mill Basin, Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Garvey among celebrants to honor Jamaican heroes

Jamaica: Dr. Julius Garvey is front and center to a week-long celebration of Jamaica’s heritage and culture. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Eugene to announce launch of ‘District 40 Cares’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene says he will be joined by elected officials, school administrators, and clergy members on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10 am, outside his District Office (900 Rogers Ave.) for the launch of “District 40 Cares.” Comment

Guyanese author unveils ‘The Guyana Contract’ at home

Books: Journalist and author, Rosaline Kilkenny McClymont, chose her homeland of Guyana, on Oct. 4, to launch her latest book “The Guyana Contract” a suspense / international thriller, set against the backdrop of power, influence, greed and a developing country’s economic plight, where people clash while discovering their true selves, and some find love. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

Guyanese artist show works in Times Square Port Authority

Arts & Theater: Guyanese-born artist, Carl F. Anderson stood proudly to be photographed by Spencer Richards, in front of his 25-piece collection of contemporary paintings, now on display at the Port Authority building in Times Square, New York City, until Oct. 31, 2017. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

University embarks on longevity research

Jamaica: Researchers at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be trying to discover the secret of longevity from Jamaica’s late oldest citizen. The body of supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown has been donated to University of the West Indies for scientific research. Comment

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