December 16, 2017

Kwanza 2017 honors two dynamic black women

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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 […]

Free Lyft

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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 […]

GCF Caribbean consultations chart paths to greater resilience

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From Green Climate Fund ST. JOHN, 12 DEC 2017 The Green Climate Fund is consulting with its partners in the Caribbean to explore how to enhance the region’s climate resilience in the aftermath of a particularly destructive hurricane season this year. A number of Caribbean countries are now repairing the damage left in the wake […]

Indian Caribbean Diaspora Focus of Columbia University conference

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By Suman Guha Mozumder From India Abroad The Indian Caribbean diaspora’s struggle, its efforts for preserving its culture and its success in building an influential community from both a historical and socio-political-anthropological perspective came under focus during a daylong conference at Columbia University in Manhattan on Dec. 2. The conference, the “History, Present and Future […]

Here’s how much the iconic Rockettes get paid to do 4 shows a day, change costumes in 78 seconds, and kick up to 1,200 times

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By Alicia Bodine, GOBankingRates From Business Insider The Rockettes — dancers that perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York — are contracted by the American Guild of Variety Artists, for September through January. To be cast, they have to be between 5-foot and six-inches, and 5-foot 10-inches, and know tap, jazz, and […]

Diaspora celebrations of Independence

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From Barbados Today Annually in the diaspora, Barbadians, their families and friends celebrate Independence with themed galas, church services, dances and cultural shows. Unlike yesteryear, the celebration goes beyond listening to the message from the Prime Minister, reciting the national pledge, honouring the flag, or dancing to Bajan music. The integration of national colours into […]

Bitcoin surges past $11,000 as bubble warnings can’t cool market

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From Newsmax Bitcoin surpassed $11,000 in a matter of hours after hitting the $10,000 milestone, taking this year’s price surge to almost 12-fold as buyers shrugged off increased warnings that the largest digital currency is an asset bubble. The euphoria is bringing to the mainstream what was once considered the provenance of computer developers, futurists and […]

Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweep

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From St Lucia News Online (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) says several Caribbean nationals were among 55 immigrants detained in New York during a six-day operation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). ICE said that ERO officers “targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the […]

Cayman Airways jet en route to New York returns back to Cayman

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Last Sunday (26), a Cayman Airways Boeing 737-300 en route to New York, had to return to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport and make an Emergency Landing. The aircraft left Grand Cayman at 7:40pm and landed safely back at 8:18pm after burning fuel to reduce its weight. The plane, with 121 persons aboard, was […]

Cayman Islands: Fairfield Liquidators obtain another important victory in recovery efforts

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Last Updated: 22 November 2017 Article by Kenneth M. Krys and Charlotte Caulfield  KRYS Global Clawback claims in excess of $6 billion of overpaid redemptions have been brought by the Fairfield Sentry liquidators in about 300 United States Bankruptcy Court claims pending before Judge Bernstein in the Southern District of New York. A small minority […]