Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted In Michael Brown Shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced Monday.
The Aug. 9 death of Brown, who was unarmed, sparked massive demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and a national conversation on race and law enforcement. Activists had predicted a new wave of demonstrations if Wilson was not indicted -- not only in Ferguson, but in the greater St. Louis region and in other cities across the country. (learn more)
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Our Deepest Sympathies
to the families and friends of the victims in the tragic plan crash on Sunday Nov. 9th in Freeport, Grand Bahama
Officers and members of the Bahamas Association of Georgia, Inc. extend a heartfelt sympathy...
Dear Bahamian Family and Friends,
The tragedy on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 in Freeport, Grand Bahama that took the lives of Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth Munroe, Dr. Richard Pinder, Pastors Lavard and Radel Parks, and their son Johannan, Frakhan Cooper, Stanley Thurston, and the unidentified passenger still has our community in complete shock and disbelief.
Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to experience and this tragedy has really hit close to home. Bahamas Association of Georgia Inc. board member Lincoln Parks lost his brother, sister-in-law and nephew on that flight.
Dr. Myles Munroe was a great spiritual leader, internationally known and recognized.
We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the all the family members, and pray for their healing in this most grievous time.
Let us take a few moments to reflect on their lives and the lives of their family members.
May their souls rest in peace.
The Bahamas Association of Georgia, Inc.
16TH ANNUAL ERIC WILLIAMS MEMORIAL LECTURE MAKES THE CASE FOR TRADE SLAVE REPARATIONS
Miami, FL – October 31, 2014 – On October 17, 2014, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Hon. Kenny Anthony, delivered the thought-provoking Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture “Reparations and 21st Century Development: The Silence Is Broken and We Speak to the World”at Florida International University.
The lecture addressed CARICOM’S political stance on slave trade reparations, made possible by Eric Williams’ 1944 groundbreaking study on the abolition and emancipation of British West Indian slavery,Capitalism and Slavery. Popularly referred to as The Williams Thesis, this landmark text - translated into eight languages including Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish and this year, Korean - established the contribution of Caribbean slavery to the development of both Britain and America.
In a determined and measured fashion, entirely consistent with his legal background, Prime Minister Anthony discussed recent precedents of reparatory justice made by Great Britain to the Mau Mau freedom fighters of Kenya - to the tune of 20 million pounds sterling; and the payment of some 455 million dollars to an indigenous community in the US. “These awards suggest,” stated the Prime Minister, “that the world has begun to understand and accept the idea of compensation…[for the] ‘value extraction’ … wealth, labor, liberty, dignity, and everything else [wrested by] one section of the community, the free section …from the enslaved community.”
Established in 1999, FIU’s annual Eric Williams Lecture honors the distinguished Caribbean statesman, consummate academic and historian, and author of several other books. Eric E. Williams was also the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Head of Government for a quarter of a century until his death in 1981. He led the country to Independence from Britain in 1962 and onto Republicanism in 1976.
Among prior Eric Williams Memorial Lecture speakers have been: the late John Hope Franklin, one of America’s premier historians of the African-American experience; Kenneth Kaunda, former President of the Republic of Zambia; Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas; Mia Mottley, Attorney General of Barbados; Beverly Anderson-Manley, former First Lady of Jamaica; Portia Simpson Miller, now Prime Minister of Jamaica; the celebrated civil rights activist Angela Davis; and prize-winning Haitian author Edwige Danticat.
With the help of Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications, a boutique public relations firm that specializes in travel, tourism and real estate, the institute is able to spread the word on the work being done to motivate and guide the talented youth of the Caribbean. For more information, visitwww.ericwilliamsmemorialcollection.com or www.cam-pr.com.
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From: Press Office [Press.Office@exec.ny.gov]
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:47 AM
Subject: GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEW YORK STATE, NEW YORK CITY TO CREATE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO TRAVEL TO WEST AFRICA TO TREAT EBOLA PATIENTS
State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
For Immediate Release: October 30, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE NEW YORK STATE, NEW YORK CITY TO CREATE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO TRAVEL TO WEST AFRICA TO TREAT EBOLA PATIENTS
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the State of New York and the City of New York will create a program of financial incentives and other employment protections to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa and provide assistance treating Ebola patients to help contain this disease.
“We believe that public health in West Africa and the public health in New York are interconnected and both must be addressed,” said Governor Cuomo. “The depth of the challenge we face in containing Ebola requires us to meet this test in a comprehensive manner on multiple fronts, and part of that is encouraging and incentivizing medical personnel to go to West Africa.” (read more here)
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For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO OUTLINES STATE RESPONSE TO POSITIVE TEST
FOR EBOLA IN PATIENT IN NEW YORK CITY
A link to the You Tube link to the press conference can be found here: http://bit.ly/1z2KTsO
A link to the audio, available on SoundCloud, can be found here: http://bit.ly/1tPJ8hd
And a link to an earlier release outlining the state’s preparations can be found here: http://on.ny.gov/1zneX3m
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York City – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Bellevue Hospital is one of the eight hospitals statewide that Governor Cuomo specially designated earlier this month to treat Ebola patients as part of the State’s Ebola Preparedness Plan. Bellevue has been prepared and equipped for the isolation, identification and treatment of Ebola patients. As part of Governor Cuomo’s Ebola Preparedness Plan, New York State health, public safety, and transportation officials have been in engaging in an ongoing series of training exercises and drills to be ready for just such a potential Ebola case.
State health officials noted that Ebola is spread by directly touching the bodily fluids of an infected person. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water – or simply by being near an infected person.
“As we learn about the first positive Ebola Case in New York City, I want to assure New Yorkers that we are prepared,” Governor Cuomo said. “Over the past few weeks we have undertaken a thorough and coordinated effort alongside all relevant partners, from healthcare workers to the local and federal governments, in order to implement the appropriate precautions. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Spencer as well as his family and friends, and I hope for his quick recovery.” (read more here)
Its Just us Radio Show returns to Caribvoiceradio November 6, 2014 at 8pm, Est. Miss last week's show? We are scheduled for repeat November 11, 2014 at 8pm, Est.
Our guest will be
Author of Bamboo and Fern
In this courageous story of growing up in one of the poorest areas of Jamaica,
Ava Brown learned the life lessons of perseverance and survival.
BARBADOS AND DELTA AIR LINES ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM
NEW YORK AND ATLANTA TO BARBADOS
Service to Begin Twice Weekly on December 4, 2014, with first ever nonstop on Delta Air Lines from JFK
R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA’s Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani
after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines’ Barbados service.
NEW YORK (June 25, 2014) – Barbados and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announce a collaboration on new nonstop service this winter to the Caribbean island. Travelers from the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. now have a new reason to head to the sun-drenched island, with nonstop flights beginning on December 4, 2014, twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available.
Flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, and two flights will start simultaneously, one from New York into Barbados and then onto Atlanta; and then a second one originating in Atlanta, traveling to Barbados and on to New York. (read more)
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Top Five Reasons Why Trinidad & Tobago is the Place to Visit This Fall/Winter
The dual-island nation is well positioned to cure wanderlust of travelers young and old
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – August 19, 2014 – With summer coming to an end, travelers are eagerly seeking the above-the-ordinary Caribbean experience for the fall and winter season. Trinidad & Tobago, home to the largest Carnival in the region and well-known for its remarkable festivals, also offers gastronomical allure from around the globe, a dynamic cultural history, the largest brain coral in the world and the Western Hemisphere’s oldest protected rainforest. Here, the top five reasons why Trinidad & Tobago continues to attract travelers looking to satisfy their wanderlust. >>> read more