July 1, 2022

‘The world has lost a giant’ in Joyce Quamina: Parker

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life In paying tribute to Trinidadian Joyce Quamina, one of the former stalwart executive members of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), organizer of the annual massive carnival parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, New York State Sen. Kevin Parker says that “the world has lost a […]

Judge Dweynie Paul tells of COVID-19 impact on Court

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Haitian American Judge Dweynie Esther Paul, a Kings County (Brooklyn) civil court judge, tells of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the New York court system. Judge Paul, who, in 2015, became the first Haitian-American to be elected a civil court judge in the State of New […]

‘Super Excited’ Inaugural National Caribbean American Restaurant Week

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Oliver Samuels (center) in discussion with Dominic Christopher (right) and community advocate Ray Martin during launch of National Caribbean American Restaurant Week. Photo by Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Dominic Christopher, the Jamaican-born president of the Brooklyn-based Caribbean American Restaurant Association (CARA) has described as “super excited” his organization’s hosting of the first ever, […]

WI captain dedicates Test victory to Alzarri Joseph

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By Nelson A. king from Caribbean Life West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder on Saturday dedicated the Caribbean sides’ humiliation of England in the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua to fast bowler Alzarri Joseph and his family. Joseph, 22, an Antiguan native, lost his mother, Sharon, the night before the […]

Caribbean RoundUp

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By Azad Ali from Caribbean Life Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne has said that the Caribbean should be careful not to be drawn into the ideological war unfolding in Venezuela where attempts were being made to remove the socialist Nicolas Maduro. He said the people are fighting an ideological war and believe […]

Caribbean pols rally against ending TPS for Haitians

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Caribbean legislators in Brooklyn rallied on Monday as a United States federal trial began to protect more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants and their families from being forcibly separated by deportation. The case, Saget et al v. Trump, is the first trial to challenge what petitioner’s say is the […]

Tropicalfete

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Tropicalfete’s ‘Finale’ blows audience away By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Brooklyn’s cultural group, Tropicalfete, recently blew the audience away with its final production for 2018 that featured the organization’s various groups. According to Alton Aimable, the St. Lucian-born president and founder of the Caribbean group, Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater “came alive,” with […]

Guyana CG in Barbados calls for strengthened relations

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BY TANGERINE CLARKE From Caribbean Life Consul General of Guyana in Barbados, Cita Pilgrim has said now that there is a new administration in place in Barbados, the two countries have a long way to go, since Guyana is on the brink of huge development and the nature of its relationships in the region must […]

Young Caribbean American ordained into priesthood

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Over 1,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, Long Is. on Sept. 15 to witness the ordination of the Rev. Leandra T. Lambert to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church. The cathedral, which seats 600, could not accommodate the crowd, […]

US: Boom Mas gets erotic for Labor Day

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life After four consecutive years on the Parkway, Boom Mas Carnival, the International Band, is getting erotic for Labor Day, according to co-band leaders Trinidadian Joel Deriggs and St. Lucian Daran Andrew. “This year’s presentation for Labor Day 2018 is called ‘Erotica,’” they told Caribbean Life. “This year, we […]