"Many people want to be in positions of power so that they can be served. But God puts you in a position of power so you can serve others." - Reverend A.R. Bernard Sr., Founder, Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, New York

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 21, 2016: There is nothing like Christmas in the Caribbean. First off there’s sun, warm wind and sea and sand but most of all people put more emphasis on the festival, beginning early on in December with cleaning and preparation as well as the endless parties and of course shopping for all the various Caribbean delicacies and drinks that make Christmas in the Caribbean, incomparable. Here are some unique Christmas traditions from islands across the region:

Jamaican Born Beverley Clarke Has Been a Tri-Athlete For 22 Years. So far, Clarke has competed in 350 triathlons – each comprising swimming, cycling and running segments - and won more gold medals than most Olympic athletes. The 67-year-old currently represents the United States in her age group after being drafted by the USA Triathlon Team at age 50. The invitation was a big thrill.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There’s an undeniable link between Caribbean and African American history and it’s on display at the new United States National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum was officially opened on Sept. 24 in a ceremony led by Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president. Correspondence and paintings of a Caribbean hero are among the 37,000 museum pieces on display in the building, located on the National Mall. 

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