March 24, 2023

Vincentian cultural icon, community organizer Verna Arthur heads volcanic relief

By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Black History Month When La Soufriere Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines erupted explosively last April, a group of Vincentians in New York immediately sprang into action to coordinate relief efforts for their ravaged homeland. With the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn serving as […]

‘Mask Fo So’ for SVG Connect

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Verna Arthur, the Brooklyn-based founder and bandleader of the two-year-old SVG Connect, says it will be “Mask Fo So” for this year’s J’Ouvert in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “As part of our costume, revelers will be wearing masks, and they will be playing mas; hence the double […]