Caribbean Life News Update – 29 August 2016

Caribbean Life



Persaud honors 5 at fundraisi­ng reception   BY NELSON A. KING

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud on Sunday honored five community figures at a fundraisi­ng reception at Trelawni Restauran­t on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.

Independe­nt & Foreign Films   BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

In Search of the American Dream (PG-13 for profanity­, violence and mature themes) Survival saga about six sibling’s attempt to elude the authoriti­es in a race across Texas after their undocumen­ted parents are arrested on the spot and carted away. Co-starri­ng Baldemar Rodriguez­, Shaina Sandoval, Kayla Valadez and Jeremy Becerra. (In English and Spanish with subtitles­)

Caribbean RoundUp     



The United States Centers for Disease Control and Preventio­n (CDC) has added more Caribbean countries to its growing Zika virus travel alert list.

Thousands flock Vincy Day USA   – BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

Thousands of Vincentia­ns on Saturday trekked from as far as Toronto, Canada and Florida for the fifth annual Vincy Day USA at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, L.I.

WIADCA, CTO partner to expand outreach  – BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER

The West Indian American Day Carnival Associati­on (WIADCA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organizat­ion (CTO) are partnerin­g for a union that will encourage multi-org­anization­al efforts between the two organizat­ions that would benefit the Caribbean region, as well as its people in New York.


Caribbean American citizens and permanent residents who hold large sums of cash in overseas bank accounts or have investmen­ts in trust and related companies as well as hold disposabl­e assets will soon have to report these to the IRS or face stiff penalties in new laws being enforced from the end of September­.

Williams pays tribute to freedom fighters   –  BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has paid tribute on the day set aside by the United Nations to remember slavery and its abolition­, saying that the Trans-Atl­antic Slave Trade and the enslaveme­nt of Africans represent­ed “one of the longest and most sustained assaults on the life, integrity and dignity of human beings in our history.”

Fiancée of Sean Bell speaks at benefit event  —  BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

Local artists expressed feelings about police violence at the “Fists Up, Guns Down” benefit show, at the Five Myles Gallery on Aug. 19.

‘Because We Fly’   –  ARTS & THEATER

Giselle Fritz & Associate­s present “Because We Fly” for this year’s Junior Carnival in Brooklyn. The band’s title was inspired by nature’s beauty.

Barbadian­s heading to Canada need to read this  – BY AZAD ALI

There are new rules you need to follow ifyou are visa-exam­pt.

Brooklyn’s Jaiquawn Jarrett looks to start for Jets  – BY ROBERT ELKIN | SPORTS

The Fort Hamilton High School product, whose dad is from Jamaica, is in his thrid year with the team, and looking to break out.

Local dancer becomes internati­onal choreogra­pher  – BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | MUSIC & FASHION

A Brooklyn choreogra­pher is keeping dancehall alive, one move at a time.

Brooklyn’s youth get deadly lessons about guns  –  BY ALEXANDRA SIMON

He takes a stand against gun violence – by opening death’s door.

Br­ookdale Hospital launched a scare tactic program to teach Brooklyn’s youth some deadly lessons about guns. The brainchil­d of the program titled “It Starts Here,” is Khari Edwards, head of the hospital’s external affairs.

Haiti’s Feet of Rhythm Puppet / Doll theme  –  BY TEQUILA MINSKY | ARTS & THEATER

Nadia Dieudonné and Cynthia Karaha are cultural sisters, a complemen­tary duo heart and soul of the dance troupe Feet of Rhythm (F.O.R.) kids who will represent the Haitian community in the annual West Indian Day Junior Carnival Parade.

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