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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Jamaica wins Caribbean Cup

Two side of Lady Saw revealed

Music: The Queen of the Dancehall’s latest introduces ‘Marion Hall.’ Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Hundreds bid farewell to prominent Brooklyn businessman Cal Crichton

St Vincent: Hundreds of mourners jammed the pews of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in bidding farewell to prominent Vincentian businessman James Calvert “Cal” Crichton. Comment.

Ten years of Thanksgiving at Calvary Mission

Food: Calvary Mission food pantry in Jamaica, Queens will provide members of the community with all the trimmings for a turkey dinner during its 10th annual of Thanksgiving sustenance program. Comment.

Brooklyn church group conducts successful mission to SVG

St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based Vincentian American Adventist Association reports its latest mission trip home was a huge success. Comment.

Shocker! Marley could become face of weed!

Jamaica: By Vinette K. Pryce Comments (1).

Haiti to open ID office in the Diaspora

Haiti: Haitians living in the Diaspora will no longer have to fly to Haiti to get a national identification card, a critical document to obtain a Haitian passport or the ability to vote in the country’s elections, according to reports. Comment.

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is just plain dumb

Movies: Two decades later, Harry and Lloyd are back, but they should have just stayed away, according to our critic. Comment.

Haitian cholera epidemic compared to Ebola

Haiti: Leaders in Haiti fear it will take 40 years to rid country of the disease. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

A fair climate treaty or none at all, Jamaica warns

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 10, 2014 (IPS) - As the clock counts down to the last major climate change meeting of the year, before countries must agree on a definitive new treaty in 2015, a senior United Nations official says members of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) “need to be innovative and think outside the box” if they hope to make progress on key issues. Comment.

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana

Grenada: Guyanese travelers are breathing a sigh of relief from high airfares this holiday season, with the return of North Carolina charter service Dynamic Airway that will recommence flights from JFK to Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting on Nov. 22. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean: Chikunguyana (CHIKV) cases are approaching about one million in the Caribbean. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Montano wins a Soul Train Award

Music: Trinidad and Tobago Soca star Machel Montano has won America’s Soul Train Award for Best International Performance at the star-studded event at the New Orleans Arena stage in Las Vegas, USA last week. Comment.

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: All Relative (Unrated) Romantic dramedy, set in NYC, about a couple (Sara Paxton and Jonathan Sadowski) whose budding relationship becomes imperiled by the arrival of her folks for a weekend visit. With Connie Nielsen, Al Thompson, Liz Fye and David Aron Baker. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

ICC chides West Indies players

Sports: Cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has chided the West Indies cricketers who abruptly abandoned the recent tour of India and has warned that any such future strikes could result in disciplinary action. Comment.

West Indies select full-strength squad for SA tour

Caribbean: ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) _ Less than a month after a pay dispute derailed its tour to India, the West Indies has selected a full-strength squad for a series in South Africa next month. Comment.

Senators: We’re optimistic Cuba to free contractor

Cuba: HAVANA (AP) _ Two U.S. senators expressed optimism Tuesday that Cuba will free imprisoned American government contractor Alan Gross. Comment.

Sharpton’s first lady to receive honorary degree

People: Despite the fact, Kathy Jordan Sharpton has been accomplished pursuing her own career, throughout her 27-year marriage to Al Sharpton, she has remained in the shadows of her own light. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Williams salutes vets

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane D. Williams has joined elected officials in saluting the nation’s veterans, saying that “we are in debt to their bravery and service, more than lip service.” Comment.

Dominica celebrates 36 years of independence

Dominica: Dominica on Monday celebrated its 36 years of political independence from Great Britain with a gala ceremony at the Washington, D.C.-headquartered Organization of American States (OAS). Comment.

Jamaican indicted in fraudulent lottery scheme

Jamaica: The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia has returned an indictment charging a Jamaican citizen who was residing in Virginia in connection with the operation of a fraudulent lottery scheme. Comment.

‘Last Ship’ Musical

Arts & Theater: Just in time to make the holiday Bucket list of things to do “The Last Ship” sails onto Broadway with spirited songs composed by pop idol Sting. Making his Broadway debut, the 63-year-old former lead Police singer and songwriter can now can add composer to his discography. Comment.

Reggae Culture Salute celebrates female singers

Jamaica: Coalition to Preserve Reggae (CPR) in association with UJAA, JAHJAH Foundation and DARC Foundation commemorated the Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Mennen of Ethiopia with their co-presentation of the 10th Annual Reggae Culture Salute on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Many reggae lovers graced Nazareth Regional High School’s Performance Center in Brooklyn to see and hear the fabulous artists. Comment.

ICC: West Indies tour withdrawal ‘unacceptable’

Sports: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ The International Cricket Council called West Indies’ withdrawal from its tour of India “damaging and unacceptable” on Sunday and indicated that such behavior in future would jeopardize players’ participation in lucrative tournaments like the Indian Premier League. Comment.

ROYAL SEND-OFF

Guyana: Wearing a colorful gown designed with trumpet sleeves and a V-neckline, Miss World Guyana 2014 Rafieya Husain was greeted with flash bulbs and applause when she arrived abroad the Golden Sunshine Yacht in Sheepshead Bay last Saturday. Comment.

A stroll down Harlem streets

Books: When the music starts, your feet do, too. Oh, how you love to dance -and if singing is involved, that’s even better. You sing in church, in the choir. If someone mentions it, you dance for the family. It’s a pleasure in front of friends. Heck, you’ve been known to break out in song and do a little shuffle on the stree Comment.
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