West indian culture

A hotbed of hot pepper flowers for the West Indian culture of Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – He doesn’t have an official title in the Quarter, but you might want to call him the King of Pepper. Meet Ramesh Doodnauth, the man perhaps responsible more than any other for the countless chili plants that are…

Schenectady residents say code enforcement tramples Caribbean culture

SCHENECTADY – Ifrecak Miller gestured towards a house with bullet holes on Lincoln Avenue. Then she motioned to the thoroughfare next to her house once known as ‘Gunshot Alley’ for its role as an escape hatch providing a quick exit…

An artist who creates joyful and shimmering images of Caribbean culture

On an unusually warm March afternoon in Brooklyn, artist Paul Anthony Smith, dressed in his usual denim work clothes, stands in his studio in front of “Untitled (Duppy Dream in Color too)”, an almost finished, Tightly cropped, black and- white…

At Flatbush, Little Caribbean Food Tours Helps Preserve Caribbean Culture

Little Caribbean Tours founder Shelley Worrell at Labay Market in Flatbush Nicole Craine / The New York Times / Redux “Hope you are wearing your walking shoes,” Shelley Worrell said enthusiastically over her shoulder on a frosty Saturday afternoon in…

Group brings Caribbean culture to Cuba | New

A group of cultural ambassadors for the territory returned from Cuba this week after bringing traditional West Indian entertainment from the USVI to the newly opened country for the first time. Groups from the Virgin Islands have been invited to…