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Friday, March 16, 2018

Vincy heroes tribute

Vincy heroes tribute

Music: Hundreds of Vincentians Saturday night joined the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Inc. (GIPSVG) in celebrating National Heroes Day with a cultural extravaganza at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing an emergency medical vehicle stemming from the Jan. 11 protest of the detention and imminent deportation of Trinidadian immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir. Comment

Barbados consulate honors Diasporans during Black History Month

Barbados: The Barbados Consulate celebrated five of their own at a Black History Month event at the Barbadian Consulate General in New York in Manhattan on Feb. 27. “Barbadians Salute Black History Month,” was an event to honor individuals representing the young talent the island nation has produced, compared to the more established usually recognized, said the consulate’s community affairs representative. Comment

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Brooklyn: New York State Senator, Roxanne J. Persaud is set to host District 19, 2nd Annual Easter Egg-Hunt, on Saturday, March 24 from 11 am - 1 pm, at Canarsie Park, on Seaview Avenue in Brooklyn. Comment

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Garifuna celebrates Heritage Month

Arts & Theater: The Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc., says it is “proud” to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Garifuna-American Heritage Month in New York, inviting all New Yorkers to join in the March 11 - April 12 celebration. Comment

Minorities helping minorities: Two Caribbean-American women helming city’s minority business agency

People: At the city’s premier agency to promote and sustain businesses owned by minorities and women, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), two Caribbean-American women are working behind the scenes to ensure that those goals are met. Comment

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

St Kitts and Nevis: Antigua Austria has expressed an interest in cooperating with Antigua and Barbuda to forge closer relations in areas of tourism and diplomatic relations. Comment
Haiti: Despite the treacherous weather Friday evening, employees at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and friends and supporters showed their love and respect for a retired Haitian-born doctor at a gala celebration at Glen Terrace in Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Trinidadian judge blocks investigation of chief justice

Trinidad and Tobago: A high court judge presiding in the Port of Spain Hall of Justice, Trinidad, has blocked an attempt by the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) from continuing its investigation into allegations of misconduct leveled against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. Comment

Friday, March 9, 2018


Music: She’s on to bigger things. Jamaican dancehall artist Spice is making her reality television show debut on the seventh season of VH1’s hit show “Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta,” which airs on March 19. The singer made a brief appearance on the show last season during an episode that was filmed in Jamaica. But as a avid-watcher of the series and now a cast member, the singer says this is the first step in one of many career goals she is aiming for. Comment

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Caribbean-centric scholarship awards two Kittitians

People: The annual RR Holmes Scholarship for Organization for Caribbean Advancement (RRH SOCA) awarded two Caribbean students with their 2017 scholarships. The two students, attending schools in New Jersey and Florida respectively, are both of Kitttian descent. The creator of the program, which started in 2012, wanted to provide scholarships to children from the Caribbean or of Caribbean heritage, with the support they need to advance in their educational needs due to lack of similar programs aiming at that. Comment
People: Richard Barathe is director of UNDP’s Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean UNITED NATIONS, March 6, 2018 (IPS) - Women’s role in the workplace is at the heart the International Women’s Day commemoration. Even though it first celebrated a demonstration by women workers in New York in 1857, it was the killing of nearly 150 young women workers in a sweatshop, engulfed by a massive fire in just 20 minutes, which marked the modern celebration of International Women’s Day, in New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911. Comment

Wednesday, March 7, 2018



Music: Calypso legend Harry Belafonte celebrated his birthday attending a tribute concert in his honor at City College on March 1. The 91-year-old was front and center at the “Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte,” as he was serenaded with a show of his classic hits. Comment
Guyana: Minister of State, Lt. Colonel (Retd) Joseph Harmon, told Guyanese during a recent town hall meeting in Brooklyn, that the Coalition government has brought back pride to the Guyanese people. The informative hours long discussion addressed many concerns that were on the minds of expatriates. Comment
People: Former St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ national table tennis champion David “Sky” Llewellyn has been elected chairman of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines-USA Sports Association. Comment

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

T&T chief justice challenges local investigation

Trinidad and Tobago: The embattled Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Ivor Archie is challenging the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) to launch an investigation of misconduct against him. Comment

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Arts & Theater: Renowned photographer Lem Peterkin staged an exhibit of his work during a Black History Month event on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 320 Jay St. in Brooklyn, New York. Comment

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