It will likely be an all-Caribbean inauguration celebration this Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 7 p.m. EST, as high Caribbean regional and Diaspora entertainers and public figures be a part of palms throughout the waters to have a good time the primary black and feminine, Caribbean-American US vice-president – Kamala Harris.
Make investments Caribbean, the worldwide personal sector, funding company of the Caribbean, has initiated the occasion with the Caribbean American Motion Community, (CAAN), a collective of Caribbean American and Caribbean organizations, have joined collectively to current the stay, digital, Caribbean inauguration get together below the theme: “Celebrating #CaribbeanAmericanKamala.”
This dynamic, digital celebration is ready to function signature performances from among the Caribbean’s high entertainers, together with Jamaican-born dancehall star, Flourgon; Barbados soca king Edwin Yearwood; Jamaican reggae star Nadine Sutherland; Jamaican gospel singer Joan Meyers; Antigua & Barbuda’s Soca diva Claudette Peters of Antigua; Barbados Gospel singer Toni Norville; Bajan soca star Kirk Brown; and nine-year-old rising star, Tykairi Sargeant additionally of of Barbados. Others on the invoice embrace impartial Jamaican artiste Janine Jkuhl of ‘Sway’ fame; Owen Dalhouse who lately launched ‘Heal the Soul of America;’ Guyanese Menes De Griot and Shanto together with St. Vincent and the Grenadines Frankie McIntosh, Maxie Gouveia and Rashid Thorne.
The Caribbean American inauguration get together, to be held forward of the 59th inauguration, can be hosted by the primary Black Bond lady, Trina Parks, whose roots prolong to Barbados, via her mom, and to Antigua via her grandparents.
The star-studded Caribbean occasion, the brainchild of ICN CEO and CAAN’s founder Felicia J. Persaud, can be stay streamed by One Caribbean Tv on its Fb at fb.com/onecaribbeantelevision/; YouTube – and Twitter – @onecaribbeantv in addition to picked up throughout the Caribbean together with by ABS TV on their digital platform and Demerara Waves and Radio 102.9FM radio.
It would function remarks from Caribbean-born US Congressman Adriano Espaillat of NY; Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness; the Vice Chancellor of the College of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles; and Chair of the CARICOM Consular Corps of New York, Counsel Normal of Barbados to NY, O. St. E. Mackie Holder.
Holness has referred to as Harris a “daughter of the Caribbean,” whereas Sir Hilary identified that Harris’ “values and roots” are part of “an extended Caribbean journey.”
Caribbean American frontline staff, Guyanese-born Dr. Michelle Chester the company director Worker Well being Providers at Northwell Well being, who administered the primary COVID-19 vaccine within the US; and Jamaican-born nurse, Sandra Lindsay, who grew to become some of the well-known nurses in the US after receiving the primary COVID-19 shot within the US, will ship remarks on behalf of well being care staff.
Representing the Caribbean Diaspora can be a few of its strongest advocates together with the ICN CEO and Founder who additionally spent 12 years lobbying and securing a way for Caribbean nationals within the US to depend on Census types; long-time immigration advocate and Caribbean Immigrant Providers founder, Irwine Clare, Sr., O.D.; President of ICN and CAAN co-founder, Antigua & Barbuda-born Dr. Sheila Newton Moses; Bajan advocate and International Village E-book Publishing LLC’s Aubry Padmore; the Jamaican-born Coalition for the Preservation of Reggae Music’s Carlyle McKetty and Esther Austin of Esther Austin International and the UK Diaspora.
In commenting on the occasion, Persaud, the ICN CEO and CAAN Co-Founder, stated: “The occasion is a labour of affection to have a good time a pivotal second of historical past the place Caribbean American voters additionally labored onerous, campaigned and donated to assist make the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris win a actuality.”
“We hope, that not like previous administrations, the Caribbean and Caribbean American voters right here within the Diaspora, is not going to proceed to be ignored, dismissed and our votes taken without any consideration as historical past has proven too usually,” she added.
The stay stream will kick-off at 7 p.m. EST on January 17, 2021 on the Fb, Twitter and YouTube platforms of One Caribbean Tv, (OCTV), in addition to on Radio 102.9 FM in Antigua & Barbuda. On Inauguration Day, OCTV will air the occasion on broadcast tv throughout the Caribbean. (PR)