November 20, 2019

Abuse of state machinery in former top model case

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A prominent lawyer representing a former top Vincentian model has described as “a colossal misuse and abuse of state machinery” the case in which the ex-model was sent to a psychiatric institution for evaluation. The case has gripped the nation and has garnered national, regional and international outrage […]

Caribbean pastor battles for his life in Harlem nursing home

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The Rev. Reginald Euclid Moore, a very vibrant Methodist Church Minister who served in the Chateaubelair-Kingstown Circuit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the 1970s, is now battling for his life in a Harlem nursing home. The Nevisian-born Moore, 77, who received this theological training at the […]

Outrage over termination of TPS for Haitians

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Black Democratic congressional leaders have joined Caribbean legislators in expressing outrage over the Trump administra­tion’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 60,000 undocumented Haitian nationals residing in the United States. US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke said on Monday that she […]

Vincentian PM: ‘Much to celebrate, despite challenges’

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By Nelson A. King from Caribbean Life In extending greetings and congratulations to Vincentians in the Diaspora, on the occasion of the country’s 38th anniversary of political independence, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves said “it is evident that we have much to celebrate, despite challenges.” “Almighty God has spared us the ravages of hurricanes […]

Caribbean diplomats organize relief efforts

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life St. Vincent and the Grenadines New York Consul General Howie Prince has described as “commendable” and “encouraging” combined efforts to date by the New York Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Consular Corps and the Brooklyn-based Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Organizations, U.S.A., Inc. (COSAGO) in gathering relief supplies […]

Guyana’s prez calls for peace at the 72nd United Nations

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By Tangerine Clarke from Caribbean Life In his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, David A. Granger, president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, called for peace in the world. The head of state told the General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017, that ‘striving for peace’ has been the principal purpose and preoccupation […]

Kaios International looks at ‘Time Machine, Then, Now and Future’

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life As it participates for the 17th consecutive year in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, Kaios International Mas Band is looking at “Time Machine, Then, Now and Future.” “The concept is a tribute to ‘ole mas’ as we used to know it (‘Then’ […]

Caribbean pols strongly condemn hate, violence in Charlottesville

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Caribbean American legislators in Brooklyn on Sunday vehemently denounced the hate and violence that engulfed the City of Charlottesville, Va. the day before when white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in what has been described as one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments […]

Boom Mas again ‘Escape(s) to Rio’

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life While last year’s Summer Olympics have come and gone in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Brooklyn’s Boom Mas, LLC is again “Escap(ing) to Rio” for carnival. “This year, we want everyone to come journey with Boom Mas, as we venture (again) into ‘Brazil: Escape to Rio,’” band leader […]

U.S. accusation creates vexing financial worries for region

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From The Philadelphia Tribune CARICOM leaders are in a state of shock, dismay and disbelief after the United States accused 14 of the 15-member states of money laundering. News reports indicate that this accusation was included in the March report from the International Narcotics Control Strategy of the U.S. Department of State. According to a […]