Post Tagged with: "West Indians"

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

Caribbean, New York, Politics, Video November 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” takes a look at “why the city’s West Indian community hasn’t been able to garner and assert more political power.”

Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

Caribbean Carnival Takes Over Jersey Streets

Caribbean, Culture, In the News, Metro Area July 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Jersey City locals waved flags and danced to music at the annual West Indian/Caribbean carnival and parade.

A cricket game at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. (Photo by Chris Goldberg, Creative Commons license)

Cricket Gains New Grounds in NYC

Caribbean, In the News, South Asian, Sports November 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

A growing number of immigrants from the West Indies and South Asia have turned cricket into a more common sight on city fields. Queens Courier reports that with seven leagues, an annual NYPD cricket tournament and plenty of word-of-mouth, cricket’s popularity is quickly rising.

Members of the Caribbean community worry about the increasing susceptibility of young people in East Flatbush to gangs. (Photo by Tom Giebel, Flickr Creative Commons License)

West Indian Youth Join Gangs to Fill Void at Home

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Crime, Social Services April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Carib News finds community members worried that Caribbean youth have started turning to gangs as a result of a lack of attention and comfort at home, where working parents do not always have the time or resources to provide the care their kids need.

(Photo by Marc Aberdeen via Flickr Creative Commons)

Parang Music Festival Brings Caribbean Roots to Brooklyn

Caribbean, Culture November 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Trinidad & Tobago’s Parang music, a sort of Christmas caroling, has its roots in Spanish parrandas, reported Carib News. Nowadays, it has evolved into new musical forms called Chutney Parang and Soca Parang.

At 106, Iris Gibbs still has plenty to say. (Photo via

Profile: A 106-Year-Old With Plenty Left to Say

Caribbean, Culture March 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Here at Voices of NY, newspapers are our bread and butter. So we were tickled to read this profile of Iris Gibbs, a 106-year-old Queens resident who grew up in Barbados and has never owned a television or radio. She stays current by reading newspapers every day.