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TRAVEL: Caribbean tourism recovery punctured by new coronavirus spike

Just as tourism was beginning to show signs of recovery, the Caribbean has been hit by a new wave of coronavirus infections that is causing lockdowns and flight cancellations and overwhelming hospitals.

Countries including Jamaica, Martinique, The Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Dominica have seen a rise in cases fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant and a relaxation of earlier restrictions. Misinformation spread on social media has also contributed to a low vaccine uptake.        Continue reading

Caribbean: Barbados opening its doors to Immigration

Min of Home Affairs – Edmund Hinkson

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE – Caribbean Life News

Faced with a declining population Barbados is introducing sweeping changes to its immigration laws, widening the scope of non-nationals who can become citizens, and speeding up the process.

Following a slow population growth rate that began shortly after independence in 1966, the island then stepped into a negative birth rate from 2014 onwards resulting in an overall declining populace contrasted with a growing elderly group that puts in peril the National Insurance Scheme funds including pensions because of reduced entrants into the workforce to pay into those annuities.          Continue reading

Call for unity at Rockaways carnival – By Tangerine Clarke

BY TANGERINE CLARKE – August 20, 2019 – Caribbean Life News

The 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways, hosted by Senator James Sanders Jr., and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, revved up the carnival season, last Saturday, with a spectacular presentation to showcase the radiant diversity in the cape.

The compact parade with decorated floats and revelers in exotic costumes, made a loud noise through the town that is home to a large Caribbean population.


Calypso legend Harry Belafonte celebrates his 91st Birthday

CALYPSO TRIBUTE for Harry Belafonte

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON – Caribbean Life News

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.


UN, CARICOM bid farewell to Guyana’s ambassador to the UN- George Talbot

UN, CARICOM bid farewell to Guyana’s ambassador to the UN- George Talbot

George Talbot farewellPhoto: From left Troy Farrington, minister counsellor in the Guyana Mission, Joel Talbot (son), Grace Talbot (wife), Ambassador George W. Talbot, Eden Charles,Trinidad & Tobago permanent representative to the UN, Janine Coye Felson, charge d’ affaires of Belize to the UN, and Bibi Ally, counsellor in the Guyana Mission.

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News – August 3, 2016

George Wilfred Talbot, Guyana’s ambassador to the United Nations, his wife – Grace Angela and son – Joel Ephraim received an emotional and warm farewell from staff of the United Nations, Guyana Mission and the CARICOM community on Wednesday, July 27 as the envoy prepares to take up his next assignment in Brazil, South America.    Continue reading

Guyana’s Consulate celebrates Republic Anniversary – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s Consulate celebrates Republic Anniversary

By Tangerine Clarke – March 4, 2016 / Caribbean Life News

guyana-anniversary 2016A small group of expatriates celebrated in a big way the 46th Republic Anniversary and Mashramani on Feb. 19 at the Guyana Consulate of New York with spirited drumming, eloquent poetry, memories through the years, and a fine arts exhibition which showcased the pride and talents of the Guyanese people. The event also commemorated the country’s 50th Jubilee.

Creative Arts Showcase — hosted by Consul General Brentnold Evans and Deputy Consul General Jacquelyn Hamer, in collaboration with Linda Felix Johnson’s SistaSoul Productions Company and the Women of Mission International — is the first such presentation held at the diplomatic office since the Coalition came into government.   Continue reading

HIV/AIDS book launched at Guyana Consulate, NY

HIV/AIDS book launched at Guyana Consulate, NY

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News

MisirProfessor Prem Misir presenting his book at the Consulate of Guyana, NY.(Photo by MisirTangerine Clarke).

“Stigma and lack of knowledge about HIV & AIDS” was the topic of a compelling presentation by Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana Prem Misir, who launched his first health book in front of expatriates at the Consulate General of Guyana in New York City, recently.

The former associate public health epidemiologist of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of NY City was motivated to write “HIV&AIDS Knowledge and Stigma in Guyana” after conducting interviews with N.Y. residents where discrimination and stigma among all races were evident.  Continue reading