Caribbean Life News Update – 13 December 2016

CARIBBEAN LIFE NEWS UPDATE – 13 December 2016 Caribbean Life

Miss World Guyana vies for 2016 crown


The gorgeous Nuriyyih Gerrard, Miss World Guyana 2016, who arrived in the United States via Fly Jamaica Airways, is currently competing in the preliminary phase at the 66th Miss World Pageant, slated for Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington DC.

Guyanese artisans in NY promote their work


Entrep­reneur Kim Jones said she is not a fashion designer, but she is passi­onate about promo­ting Guyanese artisans in the US where she has lived since she immig­rated from her rural Buxton Village, at a very young age.            

City Council passes Tempo­rary Prote­cted Status resol­ution


Even as the Obama adminis­tration has resumed deport­ation of Haitians living illeg­ally in the country, the New York City Council has passed a resol­ution reque­sting that the Secre­tary of the Depar­tment of Homeland Security (DHS) grant renewed Tempo­rary Prote­cted Status (TPS) to undocu­mented Haitian natio­nals.

Carib­bean RoundUp


Heavy rains in the Eastern Carib­bean have caused property and infrast­ructure damage recently.


Windies players fail to shine

No West Indies crick­eters have been named in any of the top ICC 10 players’ categ­ories, accor­ding to a release from the Interna­tional Cricket Council (ICC) recently.

Independent & Foreign Films

Barry (Unra­ted) Devon Terrell plays Barack Obama in this biopic about the future Presi­dent’s stint as a student at Columbia Unive­rsity during the early Eighties. With Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman and Famke Janssen.

Chris­tmas nosta­lgia

In conti­nuing to bring the Chris­tmas spirit at home to natio­nals in New York, the United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) last Saturday night hosted its third annual Chris­tmas Caroling showcase in the Fello­wship Hall at the Miracle Temple Minis­tries in the Browns­ville section of Brooklyn.

East Flatbush store brings all-purpose natural needs


A herba­list is raising the health conscio­usness in his commu­nity with his one-stop natural food store.

Winter fest aims for healt­hier eating


A winter festival with a health consc­ious goal is debuting in Crown Heights to encou­rage aware­ness and healthy eating at P.S. 221 on Dec. 15 and Dec. 17.

Brendon Rodney motiv­ates Brooklyn Commu­nity Services Youths


Brendon Rodney, who won a bronze medal for Canada running track in Rio, brought his Olympic medal to visits with youths at Brooklyn Commu­nity Services’ East New York Family Academy and GKCC afters­chool programs.

Amerijet provides all-cargo service from New York


Amerijet Interna­tional, Inc. is a full-service all-cargo carrier provi­ding regional and interna­tional sched­uled service

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