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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

Brooklyn: Parishioners at St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush, Brooklyn celebrated their 5th annual “Homecoming and International Day Weekend” on Sept. 8 and 9 to much fanfare. Comment

Barbados death penalty chucked

Barbados: Barbadian legislators are reluctantly pushing aside a law directing the death penalty for murder, only because the island’s lawmakers know that they are compelled to obey a Caribbean Court of Justice ruling making executions illegal. Comment

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Trini plane invader was depressed

Trinidad and Tobago: The father of a Caribbean national, charged by federal authorities with trying to steal a jet plane and other felonies in Florida in the past week, says his son was in the midst of a severe bout of depression in the days leading up to the bizarre incident at the state’s Melbourne International Airport. Comment
Grenada: While moving to tighten immigration security by introducing a state-of-the-art travel document, Barbados is opening its arms to Caribbean Community nationals who can help further develop the island. Comment
Arts & Theater: A Brooklyn theater actress is going to her ancestral home of Jamaica on a Fulbright scholarship. Stage performer Abigail Ramsay is heading to her parents place of birth for a 10-month teaching program at the Edna Manley School of Performing Arts, located in the country’s capital of Kingston. The nearly year-long stay will be the first time in years that a thrilled Ramsay returns to the island, but this time around she is exploring an educational avenue she hopes will be stimulating. Comment
Barbados: Wearing a pink Calvin Klein By Appoinatment floor length off the shoulder dress, designed with ruffles at the front, Barbados-born superstar Rihanna, c Comment

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Cries of justice for St. Lucian national killed by white officer

St Lucia: Cries of justice echoed throughout a memorial service in Brooklyn Thursday night, as Caribbean community leaders and members of the clergy demanded justice for St. Lucian national Botham Shem Jean, who was killed by a white female police officer in his home in Dallas, Tx on Sept. 6. Comment

TRINI OIL IN DECLINE

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley flew to Guyana for two days at mid-week with official pronouncements indicating the two will sign a pact relating to energy, agriculture and other issues but speculation was rife that the visitors might well make a pitch to refine some of Guyana’s oil there, thereby preventing a large and lifeline refinery from closing in Trinidad. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Memorial service for St. Lucian national killed by white officer

St Lucia: The Brooklyn-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) says St. Lucian and Caribbean clergy and community leaders will on Wednesday evening lead a memorial service for St. Lucian national Botham Shem Jean, who was killed by a white female police officer in his home in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 6. Comment

Guyanese judge elated to be re-elected

Guyana: A Guyanese-born judge has expressed elation and fatigue about her re-election to another 10-year term on Brooklyn’s Civil Court.“I feel elated and tired,” Judge Ingrid Joseph told Caribbean Life in an exclusive interview over the weekend. “Elated at the fact that I was able to gain overwhelming support from the Brooklyn voters to re-elect me for another 10-year term. Comment
New York: She’s lived it, and now she gives back. A former teen mom is lending a helping hand to young mothers with her resources. Don’t 4Get Me is a Brooklyn-based support organization for teenage mothers, created by its founder Simone Goss — who became a mother at the tender age of 15 years old. She started the program two years ago in her passionate mission to assist young women going through the struggle of being a young parent, and understanding their circumstance. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Guyana: The Guyana Cultural Association, New York, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, honored 90-year-old, Dharmaaacharya Pandit Ramlall Ji, a priest and scholar, who pioneered the Phagwah and Diwali parades in Queens — among a group of gifted, accomplished Guyanese, at its 2018 Awards Ceremony at Brooklyn Hall, on Joralemon Street. Comment

‘We shook up the world’: Williams

Grenada: A day after he lost a spirited bid to become lieutenant governor of New York State, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams says his campaign “shook up the world.” Comment
Arts & Theater: Jamaica scored cool points with both genders in the nation by elevating the profile of one woman with installation of a statue erected in her honor. Comment

Geoffrey Owens — An average ‘Joe’ pays major honor

Three cheers and hip-hip hoorays for a decent, hard-working American, Black man who is now being publicly lauded for his stand-up, stand-out response to a New Jersey woman who did not consider the consequences of her action when she photographed and published images of him toiling at work in a grocery store. Comment

Haitian hotelier hails tennis champs’ Haitian heritage

Haiti: Haiti’s Le Plaza Hotel’s General Manager Marc Pierre-Louis has hailed Naomi Osaka’s stunning victory at the US Open as “an achievement of which all Haitians should be incredibly proud.” Comment

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Barbados: Last Sunday, Sept. 9, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, delivered a heartfelt message, at a Service of Thanksgiving, saying she was touched and blessed to have met “the elegant, sophisticated, very intellectually gifted, Dr. Donna Hunte-Cox, Barbados Consul General to New York, who had come from the beautiful island nation of Barbados. Comments (1)

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