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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Jamerican diva backs Off-Broadway musical

Movies: Jamerican actress Sheryl Lee Ralph believes in the message and music of a new Off-Broadway musical. Her name was added with producer credits along with her D.I.V.A (Divinely Inspired Victoriously AIDS Aware) Foundation to promote the show already winning critical acclaim with audiences. Comment.

Walk in their shoes

Viewpoints: I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today. The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did when I needed it to survive. And as a successful capitalist, it pains me to see that the American Dream, which so inspired me, is increasingly out of reach. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Caribbean RoundUp

Jamaica: Antigua Police say they have recaptured a prisoner who had been serving a 40-year jail sentence for murder after four years on the run. Comment.

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. Comment.

Resolution on Caribbean debt structuring

Caribbean: A new United Nations General Assembly resolution on debt restructuring that will set up a multilateral legal framework for Caribbean and other debtor countries to emerge from debt safely has been welcomed by the U.N. rights expert on the issue as a way forward to “fill the current legal voice and reduce uncertainty.” Comment.

Rock-star farewell to Rock-steady pioneer

Music: Ordinary and extra-ordinary Jamaicans packed the St. Marks United Methodist Church in Brooklyn to bid farewell to beloved friend, colleague and music pioneer Hopeton Lincoln Sinclair Lewis who died of kidney failure on Sept. 4 in Brooklyn. Comment.

‘Emerge’ honors fashion model Beverley Johnson

Fashion: It was a fitting tribute to legendary fashion model, actress and businesswoman, Beverley Johnson who was honored with the Fashion Innovator Award, before the “Emerge” runway show kicked off its Spring Summer 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week. Comment.

Housewife, kids abducted by killer in thriller

Movies: It is usually a bad sign when a movie studio decides not to preview a picture for film critics. In the case of No Good Deed, Screen Gems claimed that it was refraining from doing so in order to prevent the spoiling of a surprising plot twist. Well, the butler did it! (Just kidding.) Comment.

Independent & Foreign Films

20,000 Days on Earth (Unrated) A day in the life documentary chronicling Aussie musician Nick Cave’s celebration of his 20,000th day alive with family and friends. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Health org: Regulation to curb obesity should be ‘stimulated’ in the Caribbean

New York: The Pan American Health Organization has welcomed regulations that seek to inform and protect consumers in the Americas, including the Caribbean, while creating incentives for healthier eating, saying that they are “important advances that should be stimulated throughout the region.” Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Golden Krust celebrates 25 ‘Golden’ years!

Food: Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, the nation’s largest and fastest growing Caribbean franchise has been celebrating 25 years in business this year. Comment.

Elkin: Serena is unbelievable

New York: Serena has done it again, and our own Robert Elkin is mighty impressed. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Elvis impersonator showcases his talent in faith-based musical

Movies: What if Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin had survived his mother’s pregnancy rather than passed away during delivery back in January of 1935? That is the alternate reality contemplated by “The Identical,” a faith-based musical marking the underwhelming directorial debut of Dustin Marcellino. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Things to do a places to go this week. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Aussie mining company calls out Guyana government on bribes

Guyana: An Australian mining company preparing to open a large-scale mine in Guyana has unwittingly handed the opposition a key elections issue on a platter by publicly condemning demands by government officials for bribes and inducements to help it get things done in the mineral-rich country. Comments (3).

Popular Vincentian group holds successful school-supply drive

St Vincent: Bac to School supplies are going back to the Caribbean! Comment.

Caribbean-themed men’s magazine celebrates fashion

Fashion: It’s the Caribbean’s answer to GQ! Comment.

‘Rising Star finalist’ Lisa Punch comes to Brooklyn

Music: Lisa Punch proved that she is a talented to be reckoned when she brought her vivacious performance to the stage of the recent Guyana Folk Festival. Comment.

Jamaican-born designer lights up Grand Central terminal with flashmob show

Fashion: It was fashion in a flash! Comment.

Wright-Phillips, Henry lead Red Bulls

New York: Bradley Wright-Phillips and Thierry Henry are the most in-form scoring tandem in Major League Soccer this season. The pair scored 29 of the New York Red Bulls’ 37 goals in the regular season, with Wright-Phillips carrying much of the load with a league-high 21 goals, just six short of the league record for goals in a season. Comment.
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