“Is Anansi Meck It - Jack Mandora Mi Noh Choose None.” (With Amina Blackwood –Meeks, Owen Blakka Ellis, Fae Ellington, Easton Lee, Dr. Sue, Malachi Smith). The Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival will begin a two-day event commemorating the 10thannual celebration of the legacy of Jamaica’s former cultural Ambassador, the late Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 18, 2017: Here are the stories making news across the Caribbean, Latin America and its US Diaspora for today, Jan. 18, 2017:
Kingston, Jamaica; Sagicor Foundation today launched the 19th staging of its Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2017 at the Spanish Court Hotel. The annual run will be held on Sunday February 19 at 7:30 a.m. under the theme 'run for the fun, donate for the cause'. Sagicor Group has set out to raise $60 million from the race event and fundraising, to contribute to three beneficiaries.
A 91-year-old actress and daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean island of Nevis has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Cicely Tyson was among the 21 other Americans who received the honor from President Barrack Obama in a White House ceremony on Nov. 22. Tyson was born and raised in Harlem, New York. She is the daughter of Frederica, a former domestic helper, and William Tyson, who worked as a carpenter and painter. Her father arrived in New York City at age 21 and was processed at Ellis Island on Aug. 4, 1919.