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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Grenada: After opening a campaign committee last month with the New York City Board of Elections in anticipation of the race, Brooklyn Democratic Council Member Jumaane Williams on Wednesday officially launched his campaign to become New York City’s next public advocate. Comment
Brooklyn: Amid overcast skies and sporadic showers, members of the Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Inc., in the New York Metropolitan area, recently celebrated their 261st Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Episcopal) in Brooklyn. Comment

MUSICAL DOCTOR

MUSICAL DOCTOR

Music: Eddie Grant, a Guyana-born, world-renowned, phenomenal artist, was last Saturday conferred Doctor of Letters for excellency in music by Professor Eon Harris at the University of Guyana’s first such historic distinction, during the institution’s 52nd convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Center in Georgetown Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Glenda Cadogan

Caribbean Impact Awards: Journalist and publicist serves as voice of the Caribbean community. Comment

WINDRUSH RESIDENTS IN LIMBO

WINDRUSH RESIDENTS IN LIMBO

Jamaica: Dispatches concerning the status of Caribbean nationals who wrongly deported to the region after being invited to settle in the United Kingdom after World War Two continue to be depressing. British authorities reported this week that an increasing number of people they have been trying to contact to repatriate them back to the UK are either dead or remain in hiding from the shame and humiliation of their deportation and, in some cases, from the abject state of their destitution. Comment
Haiti: The CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (HSI) is a fairly new but beneficial resource center housed at Brooklyn College. Founded in 2016 by the university’s board of trustees — it is an academic division that offers information on the study of Haiti and its Diaspora, and also examines research that reflects how minor or major changes in Haiti can influence Haitian and non-Haitian communities abroad. Comment

Persaud honors local veterans

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Senator Roxanne J. Persaud on Veteran’s Day celebrated veterans in her 19th Senatorial District at a nearby senior citizen. The senator personally thanked the senior veterans of the Millennium Development at a ceremony at the Abe Stark Neighborhood Center in Canarsie, Brooklyn, honoring the senators with certificates. Comment
Guyana: Guyanese organizations in the diaspora have told Caribbean Life that they will continue to pray for a speedy recovery of President of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger, who began receiving chemotherapy treatment on Nov. 14, in Cuba after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry was recently joined by many colleagues, community leaders and supporters at a packed Paradise Caterers on Avenue U in Brooklyn celebrating 11 community figures at his annual gala honor ceremony. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

11/11/11 Armistice Centenary

11/11/11 Armistice Centenary

Those of us who served stints in the US military fully comprehend the distinctions when commemmorating Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Caribbean: With the celebration of Remembrance Day in the Caribbean on Sunday, Caribbean veterans who participated in World War One are lamenting the treatment meted out to them. Comment

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