Daily Archives: 12/01/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – December 1, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 01 December 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

Caribbean Life News Update – 30 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 30 November 2016 Caribbean Life

Major ‘Island of Flatbush’ Diabetes Expo on Saturday

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

Stating that diabetes is ravaging the Carib­bean commu­nity in Brooklyn, a coali­tion of faith-based and commu­nity groups is partn­ering with New York City Depar­tment of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric Adams and major area hospi­tals in condu­cting a massive diabetes expos­ition and sympo­sium this Saturday, Dec. 3, at Erasmus Hall High School, 1199 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.

Low turn-out for Grenada’s refer­endum

BY NELSON A. KING

The Washi­ngton, D.C-based Organi­zation of American States (OAS) says that its elect­oral deleg­ation to Refer­endum on Constit­utional Reform in Grenada has taken note of the low turn-out.

BY MARTIN KHOR | NATIONAL

Martin Khor is execu­tive director of the South Centre, a think tank for devel­oping count­ries, based in Geneva.

PENANG, Nov. 24, 2016 (IPS) – Even before taking office, Presi­dent-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a world­wide impact in at least three areas — global finance, trade and climate change.

My US spouse won’t sign the joint petition (I-751)

BY GERTRUDE ONUOHA ESQ.

Do you have a condit­ional green card? Is your U.S spouse threat­ening not to sign the joint applic­ation so you can get your green card? Do not be afraid! The law knows that situa­tions like this can happen.

With the recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal, signa­ling a new era in shipping and logis­tics in the hemis­phere, all hands are on deck to ensure that the Carib­bean is able to exploit the poten­tial opportu­nities in the sector. Shipping accounts for up to 20 percent of many econo­mies in the Carib­bean.

Jamaica captures top spots

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Jamaican sprint super­star, Usain Bolt has been voted Carib­bean Sports Journa­lists Associ­ation (CASJA) Sport­sman of the Year.

Bolt, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earned him a clear victory.

White­wash

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

West Indies Women’s team suffered a white­wash (3-0) at the hands of India Women in India recently, missing out on an autom­atic qualifi­cation for next year’s ICC 50-overs World Cup in England.

Brooklyn lodge feeds many on Thanks­giving Day

BY NELSON A. KING

More than 200 needy people received warm meals, at no cost, on Thanks­giving Day, as the Brooklyn District Grand Lodge #1 conti­nued its mission of provi­ding for the less fortu­nate in the commu­nity.

Cash-strapped magnate touched by homeless boy

KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

“Believe”

Make the planet grow again

BY WAYNE KUBLALSINGH

‘The China Pivot.’ For over two decades the United States (Fina­ncial/Mi­litary Complex) have been trying to manners the Middle East in order to free up its military hands to pivot to China.

Series to celeb­rate Cheryl Byron’s iconic styles

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

An exhibit celebr­ating Carib­bean icon and singer Cheryl Byron, will debut at the Carib­bean Literary and Cultural Center, displ­aying the items she once wore throu­ghout her life and career from Dec. 6Jan. 1.

Shelter resid­ents treated to VIP brunch

More than 100 homeless men who reside at the 13th Regiment Armory in Brooklyn were treated to a VIP brunch on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

Double Dutch compet­ition celeb­rates 25th year

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON

Jumping, hopping, and acrob­atic roping for the top prize.

The Double Dutch Holiday Classic will feature some of the best double Dutch teams from around the world to compete for the title of the best at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The annual compet­ition will see some new count­ries partici­pating, and is also reaching a miles­tone as it celeb­rates its 25th year since it’s been in opera­tion, said the shows organ­izer.

Small bites of truth, funny bits of created dialogue

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Imagine the first person who created a tooth­brush.

Better yet — imagine life before a tooth­brush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags. Same things with clean hair, unspo­iled lefto­vers, unsmelly bathr­ooms, or cool game p­ieces, as you’ll see in “Brief Histo­ries of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner.

Carib­bean leaders laud Castro at death

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

Carib­bean Commu­nity (CARI­COM) leaders, whose count­ries have been benefic­iaries of Cuba’s largesse, partic­ularly in medicine and schola­rships, on Saturday lauded the life of former Presi­dent Fidel Castro, who died late Friday. He was 90.

Adios! Senor Comman­dante Castro

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | CARIBBEAN

A global farewell lauding the veracity and self-reliance Fidel Aleja­ndro Castro Ruz — the Carib­bean’s El Comman­dante — beque­athed Cuba has all but dimmed the dominant spotl­ight United States media focused in Little Havana, Miami and Union City, New Jersey where anti-Castro revelers rejoiced the passing of the sole world leader to witness the inaugu­ration of more than 11 United States presi­dents.

Report: Jamaica fosters culture of fear with police impunity

CARIBBEAN

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Jamaica fosters a “culture of fear” and impunity linked to a high rate of killings by police officers that stret­ches back for years on the Carib­bean island with chroni­cally eye-popping rates of violent crime, Amnesty Interna­tional alleges in a report issued Wedne­sday.

Suriname: New Mine Brings Big Changes To Town In Rainforest

Suriname: New Mine Brings Big Changes To Town In Rainforest

Nov 29, 2016 – http://caribbeannewsservice.com/

LANGA TABIKI, Suriname, Nov 29 2016 — Muddy footpaths wind past empty homes, most Suriname mapcollapsing into ruins. Dozens of stores and bars have closed. The most prominent citizen, the chief of a tribe descended from escaped African slaves, has decamped to the capital.

A gold mine operated by a U.S.-based company opened recently in the rainforest of southern Suriname, bringing hundreds of jobs and badly needed revenue to a government struggling with some of the highest inflation in the world.

But it has also emptied out the nearest community, Langa Tabiki, a small frontier town with an outsized role in the history and culture of this South American nation, one that has depended heavily on wildcat mining.     Continue reading

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

loverageThe British government is being urged to use the upcoming autumn financial statement to remove its air passenger duty (APD) altogether, in a bid to ensure the United Kingdom (UK) remains attractive in a post-Brexit world.

Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives have teamed up to appeal to Chancellor Philip Hammond. Airlines UK is the trade body for UK registered airlines. It has 11 members, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook and Thomson, all of which serve Barbados.    Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – November 29, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – November 29, 2016