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Archives for December 13, 2017

Kwanza 2017 honors two dynamic black women

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life Anticipation is at peak for the celebration of the 51st anniversary of Kwanza as well as the annual commemoration festivities held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. This year in particular, the seven principles will be explained, expressed and personified by tributes to two former educators who changed […]

Hyndman Initiative Aids The Caribbean

BY TRONE DOWD From Queen’s Tribune The Consulate General of Dominica stopped by Alicia Hyndman’s office on Friday to help pick up supplies for Caribbean nations still recovering from hurricane season. (Photo courtesy of NYS Assembly) Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) and her colleagues in the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus are […]

Caribbean Public Health Agency gets lab testing accreditation

By Joyce Loan From WIC NEWS Drug testing facilities at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have been awarded an international accreditation at a ceremony in Jamaica. The testing services of the Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL) have now been certified to comply with ISO17025:2005 standards by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC). This is […]

Free Lyft

Budweiser offers 150,000 free Lyft round trips Steve Dent From engadget While Uber brings the Budweiser, Lyft takes you home after drinking it. If you’re on the lookout for a designated driver this holiday season, a brewery can save the day. Starting today, Budweiser is offering up to 150,000 free round-trip Lyft rides (worth up […]

Exclusive: Canada’s CIBC plans U.S. listing of $2 billion Caribbean unit – sources

By John Tilak, Matt Scuffham From Reuters TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM.TO) plans to list its $2 billion Caribbean unit, FirstCaribbean, in New York, enabling it to exit a region where earnings growth has been slow, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week. Canada’s fifth-biggest lender, which will […]

Three months after deadly hurricanes hit Caribbean islands, thousands of children still in need of assistance

From UNICEF PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 13 December 2017 – Three months after two category-5 hurricanes – Irma and Maria – barreled through the Caribbean, causing widespread damage and loss of life, thousands of children remain in need of support across the region. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, caused extensive damage […]

Pope on Guadalupe feast: ‘Valiantly defend’ church’s diversity

By Nicole Winfield AP From The Spokesman Review VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying Tuesday the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black. Francis celebrated a special Mass to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the dark-skinned virgin […]

Largest Photovoltaic plant in the Caribbean to be built in Jamaica

From Presna Latina Kingston, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The largest photovoltaic power plant in the Caribbean will be built in Paradise Park, Westmoreland, some 150 kilometers southwest of the capital city, said Jamaican Minister of Energy Andrew Wheatley. The work, which has a $60-million USD investment, will be carried out by a French-German consortium and […]

Activists speak out against ‘racial issues in FDNY’

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams joined local activists, including the Rev. Kirsten John Foy and the National Action Network (NAN), in speaking out against the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY) intention to allow Joe Cassano to re-enter its ranks on Monday, Dec 4. Cassano, 28, resigned four […]

NG Nature Photographers of the Year

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest By ALAN TAYLOR From The Atlantic 20 PHOTOS IN FOCUS National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National […]