//Stories you need to read this week

Stories you need to read this week

The top headlines for the week ending with Sept. 12

While people are already making New Year’s Resolutions rushing to move past 2020, the year continues to get apocalyptic. As of Sunday, 33 people have died due to mast fires in the country’s western region. According to CNN, about 46 million acres of land near Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon are ablaze. Read more.

Search mission in the Bahamas

A search and rescue mission is ongoing in the Bahamas after a vessel carrying Jamaican and Haitian migrants capsized off the coast of Berry Islands. So far, a dozen migrants have been rescued. There is no word as to how many people were on the 27-foot vessel before the incident. Read more. 

Osaka wins big

Haitian-Japanese American tennis player Naomi Osaka is our golden child this week after winning her third Grand Slam trophy in the U.S. Open. Osaka said she garnered extra motivation to win by wearing the late Kobe Bryant’s Lakers’ jersey. Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka, 6-3, in the championship, securing her the title.

New way to walk the runway

Just like everything else, New York Fashion Week will be held virtually this year. Fashion enthusiasts can see the season’s looks on Runway 360, but an annual fashion awards show has been canceled.  Instead, winners will be announced by video. Some major designer labels have opted out of this year’s activities. Read More.

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Music legends transition

The Caribbean music industry lost two legends last week. Reggae legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, died Friday at the University Hospital of the West Indies due to complications from COVID-19. Hibbert is known for his soulful voice and for giving reggae its name. Antigua and Barbuda calypso legend Sir Rupert “The Mighty Swallow” Philo also died Friday. Both men were in their ’70s. Read more.

Toots & The Maytals at Rudolstadt-Festival 2017/Wikimediacommons

A sad week for Caribbean music

Dancehall producer JBad, whose real name was not commonly known, was reportedly killed in Jamaica Thursday. He is the producer behind hits for artists such as Govana, Tommy Lee Sparta, Aidonia and Masicka. The King of Dancehall Beenie Man is also grieving his mother’s death. She died Thursday after being hospitalized in July with reoccurring strokes. Read more.

Nyam Daniel
Nyam Daniel

Nyam Daniel is a journalist, a radio host and the founder of Caribbean America Web.