Barbadians to receive high honours for their worldwide contributions to film
Cameron Bailey and Menelik Shabazz toast their roots and shared passion for film at a CTFF2017 Special Event on September 13th.
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TORONTO, September 11, 2017 – Two Barbadians who have put a worldwide stamp on film will be honoured at the 12th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF2017). Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival, and Menelik Shabazz, award winning film director, producer, writer and pioneer in the development of contemporary Black British cinema, will be celebrated in a special evening presented in partnership with the Consulate Office of Barbados in Toronto.
The "Menelik Shabazz Tribute" will be part of CTFF2017's commitment to honour the legacies of trail-blazing Caribbean and Diaspora film artists, activists and influencers who have made their mark on the world. ( read more)
Haitian American authors scheduled for Independent Book-Music-Short-film & Fashion Festival Launch in Atlanta, Georgia
Yamila F. Coby - New York
Book Title: "Let It All Out"
I was born in Cite Soleil, Haiti on November 6, 1992 but I was raised in the capital Port-au-Prince. My mother died when I was just six years old, I was raised by her sisters, my grandmother and my father. I am the only child of my mother. However, I have two little sisters on my father’s side.
I started writing when I was near eight years old. I was mostly writing scripts and poems. I was always excited, and I became very passionate about what I do. It was either the entertainment industry or childhood education. When I was ten I use to have lots of kids from the neighborhood that did not go to school in my backyard. I showed them what I had learned, taught them to read and write, etc. (read more here)
|Barbadian authors scheduled for Independent Book-Music-Short-film & Fashion Festival Launch in Atlanta, Georgi
Alicia Bailey - Barbados
Book Title "Silent War for LOve"
This book is about a young lady who has been raped, sodomized, forced into prostitution, adultery; treated poorly by family members, and friends of family members. It depicts several debilitating events in the life of Alicia Bailey from the tender age of four years old. All encapsulated in the serene island of Barbados, gem of the Caribbean.
Alicia hopes that her story will serve as a warning to others and also a calling card of hope. As you read these pages may God grant you the peace and serenity she has achieved through absolute forgiveness of those who have threatened the safety and security of her life. You will enjoy this mesmerizing and unbelievable true story of pain, suffering and overcoming the odds despite a stacked deck serving up a demeaning dish of failure for Alicia.
Alicia has a jazziest voice of velvet and gold as she sings across all genres of music. She shares a passion for art, fashion and helping others. She loves ballet which has been a source of strength in her life. She has spent time speaking and coaching in the prison system of Barbados and in her church as well as personal time with friends while managing the horrific past she has slowly and steadily overcome. ( read more here )
Press Release TB 2017
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Yellow Taxi Drivers Can Now Lease on Commission:
The TLC’s Fair Share Pilot Announces First Participant
Yellow taxi drivers that lease cabs participating in the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) Fair Share Pilot can now work on commission, rather than beginning a shift by paying a full lease payment.
New York City Taxi Group is the first garage to join TLC’s pilot and offer this popular leasing arrangement, and is doing so using the latest technology. The app Lacus Driver lets drivers lease on commission, check their earnings, find an available taxi, and get on the road in a tap.
“Yellow taxi drivers now have more options, they don’t have to start their day ‘in the hole.’ Drivers will pay for the lease as they earn instead of regardless of whether or not they earn,” said TLC Commissioner and Chair Meera Joshi. “And we are very excited that an innovative garage is providing this opportunity for yellow taxi drivers.”
New York City Taxi Group, a Brooklyn-based fleet that manages over 260 medallions, has begun to offer fair share commission leases to drivers. The maximum commission charged is 35%. Through the app, drivers receive the following benefits: (read more)
For Immediate Release
Source: Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
Contact: Greta Andzenge, Marketplace Excellence + 1 201 861-2056
CHTA's Director General Frank Comito
CARIBBEAN TOURISM PROGRESS HINGES ON SMARTER PARTNERSHIPS
CHTA points to progress, but government and private sector stakeholders must exercise greater prudence in managing communications and resolving challenges
MIAMI (August 27, 2017) - The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) applauds efforts being made by the region's public and private sectors to grow tourism, but cautions against the inherent risks if the sectors do not work more closely together to resolve differences.
With regional and global investor confidence critical to the Caribbean's tourism future, the organization called for more effective collaboration and pointed to tourism's immense contribution to employment, entrepreneurial activity, tax revenues and to its untapped potential to grow and develop to the benefit of the Caribbean's people, governments and the industry.(read more)