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Commentary: Sister Pascal: A life dedicated to God and to his people


Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at jeanhcharles@aol.com

By Jean Hervé Charles

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, I attended the funeral of Sister Pascal at the beautiful and quaint chapel of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny in Port au Prince. The church was filled like an egg, with nuns, family, pupils and friends of Sister Pascal rendering a last homage to an extraordinary person.

Sister Pascal represented the personification of what Aristotle would characterize as a summum bonum, better than most of us and confident to each one of us. She represented also the spirit of the founding mother of the congregation, Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey, a life possessed by God through his mother the Virgin…

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Alleged Sister of Self-Hating Black Teen on ‘Dr. Phil’ Says the Whole Story Was Fake


A woman claiming to be the sister of 16-year-old Treasure Richards, a black teen who went on Dr. Phil’s show last week to pronounce that she was white and hated black people, is saying that the whole thing was a scheme and that her (purported) sister was just trying to become a meme.

Treasure covered a lot of ground in her few minutes on camera, but the CliffsNotes version is that she claimed to be white and superior to other African-Americans.

“I’m white. I’m a Caucasian because everything about me is different from an African American,” she said. “I have naturally straight hair. My hair is not nappy; it doesn’t require a weave. My nose is not giant, like African-Americans, my lips are perfect […] Most African-Americans speak ghetto. When it comes to black people, I think they’re all ugly…

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How This Sister Duo Became Trailblazers Within The Wine Industry


McBride SistersPhoto courtesy of McBride Sisters

Robin and Andréa McBride, founders of McBride Sisters Wines, are the first African-American sister duo to found and establish a wine company. Through their core values: sustainability, empowerment, innovation, and community, the McBride sisters were able to curate a unique wine experience for their customers for more than 13 years. Separated by geography but united through their love of wine and family, the McBride sisters embody the spirit of entrepreneurship through their passion and determination to fulfill their father’s last wish, for them to be reunited again. Raised on opposite sides of the globe—New Zealand and Monterrey, California the sisters equally fostered a unique appreciation for the craft of…

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Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica


Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Homer Davis (2nd from right) receives a warm welcome from City of Atlanta Director of International Affairs, Vanessa Ibarra, at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities, on Saturday, 29th September, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel. Sharing in the occasion from L to R, Fred Smith, Chairman of the Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee; Alrene Richards-Barr, Director of International Affairs, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport; and Chairman of Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, Dr Yvonne Smith. (Photo Derrick Scott)

By Derrick Scott

WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission,…

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Sister Cities International and Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator announce partnership


WASHINGTON, USA — Sister Cities International, the largest citizen diplomacy network in the United States, is partnering with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to develop training opportunities, special resilience projects and technical exchanges to benefit US and Caribbean smart accelerator programs.

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator is an initiative led by Caribbean government leaders and supported by private and public sector partners and multilateral institutions to establish a shared vision for transformative climate action in the Caribbean and implement innovative solutions for achieving it.

Under this partnership, cities in the United States and Caribbean will come together to lead efforts to create smarter, healthier, more inclusive, and more innovative…

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Pasadena Now » Council Votes on Pasadena’s First African Sister City | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,R…


The City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to approve Pasadena’s first Sister City relationship with an African city.

The vote considers adopting the designation for Dakar-Plateau in Senegal, which would join Pasadena’s current Sister City roster of Ludwigshafen, Germany; Mishima, Japan; Järvenpää, Finland; Vanadzor, Armenia; and Xicheng District in Beijing, China.

Dakar-Plateau is relatively small, with a population of 36,900, but it is a section of Senegal’s capital of Dakar, a sprawling coastal city of over 1 million. Dakar is the westernmost city on the African mainland.

Dakar-Plateau is 6,241 miles away from Pasadena. The road to this point in its City Sisterhood with Pasadena has been — literally and figuratively — a long one.

“The interest has been…

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