Archive for January, 2017

Nigel Sylvester, born by Grenadian parents, is living his dream

Nigel Sylvester, born by Grenadian parents, is living his dream

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nigel Sylvester was raised in a strict Grenadian household in the Southside area of Jamaica Queens but his story is different from the typical stories we read about people of Caribbean descent. In a uniquely intimate conversation with VICE Autobiographies, Nigel Sylvester shares the pivotal moment that ignited his rise in the world of BMX and the […]

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President Trump’s Policies and the Caribbean

President Trump’s Policies and the Caribbean

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is systematically implementing the pledges he made during the Presidential election campaign.   Those who argued that limitations on Presidential power and the restraining hands of Cabinet and Congress, would cause many, if not all, of the President’s promises to fall by the wayside, are now […]

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Spotlight on Jonathan Kelly from St Kitts and Nevis

Spotlight on Jonathan Kelly from St Kitts and Nevis

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Kelly from St Kitts and Nevis and Ei Hnin Phyu Htun from Myanmar were chosen to deliver the key note speeches at the Australia Awards Welcome and Farewell Celebration recently before returning to their native countries. Jonathan completed a two year master degree in renewable energy at the School of Engineering and Information Technology […]

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We rise by lifting others. A lovely act of kindness

We rise by lifting others. A lovely act of kindness

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A black Washington, D.C., waitress received a pleasant surprise Monday while working her usual shift at Busboys and Poets, a Washington restaurant that has its own distinct social-justice mission, the Washington Post reports.  Rosalynd Harris went into work still in a great mood from Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. The optimism of her customers over […]

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THE PRO BALLER COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK

THE PRO BALLER COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nigel Byam was born and raised in Brooklyn with strong Caribbean roots. Spending ample amount of time in his parents birthplace of Grenada “My whole life going to Grenada growing up was the highlight of my childhood. I went to school in Brooklyn, New York. As soon as school was over in June, I was […]

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New St Lucia High Commissioner Mayers charms the Associations

New St Lucia High Commissioner Mayers charms the Associations

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new St. Lucia High Commissioner to the UK, his Excellency Guy Mayers, met with representatives of the various St. Lucan Associations and voluntary groups at a cordial get together on a cold Wintry London evening.  Those in attendance had braced the winter conditions, to engage at short notice the new representative from St. Lucia. […]

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Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Actors of Color Make Oscar History

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reversing course from last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored “Moonlight,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and other people of color-centered works with Oscar nominations today (January 24). The three films, each of which features a predominantly Black cast, compete in the “Best Picture” and “Writing (Adapted Screenplay)” categories. Actresses Viola Davis (“Fences”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”) and Octavia […]

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JPMorgan Settle $55m Discrimination Complaint

JPMorgan Settle $55m Discrimination Complaint

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $55 million to settle an investigation into whether it charged thousands of African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher interest rates on mortgages than white customers. The proposed settlement, which was announced Wednesday, would conclude a federal inquiry that began nearly seven years ago into possible discriminatory mortgage practices by JPMorgan, […]

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Trump, trade and the Caribbean

Trump, trade and the Caribbean

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trade between the US and other countries of the world, particularly China, was a major plank of Donald Trump’s campaign for the Presidency.  He regarded all the trade deals as inimical to US interests.   So, is there reason for Caribbean Community Common Market (CARICOM) countries to worry about their trade relationship with the US under […]

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The Results of Caring for Jamaican Youth

The Results of Caring for Jamaican Youth

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jamaica is not short of organizations trying to solve social issues affecting Jamaican youths. These organizations, nonprofits, schools, faith groups and businesses will offer young people a broad range of options. I came across an organization that I think has developed an approach that seeks to address the fundamental issues that face many Jamaican youths. […]

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