Files Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. Jan. 17, 2021: U.S. VP-Elect Kamala Harris on Sunday evening delivered a assorted message to Caribbean Americans at a famous person-studded digital world Caribbean inauguration birthday party in her honor, conceptualized by Caribbean American entrepreneur and advocate, Felicia J. Persaud, and presented by Invest Caribbean and the Caribbean American Action Community, (CAAN).
“Thanks for the efforts that so quite rather a lot of you possess gotten gotten quite rather a lot of you possess gotten gotten made in the guts of the direction of the campaign to net us to this moment. … You did the work. You helped lay the groundwork for this historic occasion,” VP-elect Harris acknowledged. “Now, attributable to you and so many others, our nation is on a route to heal and rebuild.”
She also identified the contributions of Caribbean Americans to the US, which she acknowledged are woven “in the guts of the cloth of our nation.”
“These contributions are mirrored in the lives of so many Americans with Caribbean roots, from Eric Holder and Colin Powell to Shirley Chisholm,” acknowledged the VP-elect, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants. “And I’m proud to be with you, as a vice-president elect with roots in the Caribbean.”
VP-elect Harris also added that “President-elect Joe Biden and I uncover ahead to working with you each and every step of how to herald a brighter future for Caribbean Americans, and all Americans.”
In opening remarks, Persaud delivered a fiery snort to the VP-elect and the incoming administration, while love Harris, also recognizing the truth that Caribbean immigrant voters helped bring the historic retract for the Biden-Harris note.
“We’re right here tonight to hope that the election of Kamala Harris because the US’ first Dark Caribbean American vice-president makes its imaginable for the Caribbean space to determine its rightful blueprint as a exact companion with these United States,” acknowledged Persaud. “We’re right here to net to the bottom of tonight that Caribbean immigrants in these United States will no longer be taken for granted.; will no longer be no longer eminent and left on the again of; will no longer possess our votes taken and then brushed off love we’re nothing.”
And he or she issued a assorted snort to the VP-elect, stating: “Our snort to you dear Vice-President-Elect is that you change into a fighter for the Caribbean. That you reveal your Caribbean ancestry and your Caribbean heritage to carry out a mark in history, and no longer merely be valid one other US Vice-President.”
“Kamala Harris, we possess an very ideal time you, however we’re also going to be watching you,” acknowledged the ICN CEO and founder of CAAN.
The realm Caribbean inauguration birthday party, dwell streamed by One Caribbean Television from 7 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 17, 2021, on its Fb page at facebook.com/onecaribbeantelevision, also featured remarks from Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, who eminent that “with deep Caribbean roots,” VP-Elect-Harris’ “values and imaginative and prescient” are a part of a “prolonged Caribbean walk to democracy.”
Pointing to the history of the Caribbean’s prolonged walk of embracing love of education, pursuit of professional advancement, commitment to public service, inserting community above self and commitment to the precept of equal justice for all, Sir Hilary acknowledged VP-Elect Harris’ “values and visions” are a part of a prolonged Caribbean walk to democracy.
“She is a manufactured from those values. She is an expression of these Caribbean within and valid ethnical views,” acknowledged the UWI Vice-Chancellor. “Severely, she is a Caribbean mentality, on its method to demonstrating the richness and the fertility of Caribbean civilization.”
“We possess each and every correct to possess an very ideal time her as an within manufactured from who we’re – the Caribbean family,” he added. “She is an expression of the Caribbean’s family’s walk into the future.”
Also delivering congratulatory remarks to Harris were Caribbean-born US Congressman Adriano Espaillat of NY; Jamaica’s Top Minister Andrew Holness; Jamaica’s Opposition leader Tag Golding; Chair of the CARICOM Consular Corps of Recent York, Counsel Accepted of Barbados to NY, O. St. E. Mackie Holder; Guyanese-born Dr. Michelle Chester who administered the most most essential COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Jamaican-born nurse, Sandra Lindsay, who grew to change into actually apt one of the essential most well-liked nurses in the US after receiving the COVID-19 shot in the US, and several Caribbean Diaspora leaders, along side President of ICN and CAAN co-founder, Dr. Sheila Newton Moses; Caribbean Immigrant Companies founder, Irwine Clare, Sr., O.D.; Global Village Book Publishing LLC’s Aubry Padmore; Coalition for the Preservation of Reggae Song’s Carlyle McKetty and Esther Austin of Esther Austin Global.
The occasion also featured signature performances from one of the essential crucial Caribbean’s high entertainers, along side Jamaican-born dancehall famous person, Flourgon who performed a assorted re-carry out of his hit ‘We Flee Issues,’ by adopting it to “Kamala Flee Thing.”
Reggae famous person Nadine Sutherland also delivered a assorted tribute in song to Harris with her remake of ‘Action,’ while Papa Michigan delivered his modern single, ‘Reggae In The White Dwelling.’
Barbados’ bask in Soca King, Edwin Yearwood of ‘All Aboard’ status, delivered the inspirational ‘I Am,’ while Owen Dalhouse and his band performed their modern single ‘Heal the Soul of The USA.’
Grammy-nominated Jamaican maestro, Dr. Monty Alexander performed a tribute to Harris with Bob Marley’s ‘No Girl No Bawl,’ while Jamaica’s Fab 5 Band added to the tribute with their well-liked ‘Jamaican Girl.’
Nine-year-primitive rising famous person Tykairi Sargeant, of Barbados, delivered a veil of Celine’s Dion ‘The Energy of the Dream,’ while Jamaica’s Janine Jkuhl turned into as soon as intelligent on guitar with a assorted song entitled ‘Dreamer.’
Guyanese grasp drummer and spiritualist Menes De Griot opened the expose with a libation to Harris and ended with a rhythmic drum tribute with his Shanto drummers as St. Vincent and the Grenadines Frankie McIntosh as well to Maxie Gouveia; Sundiata King and Rashid Thorne added some jazz to the evening with a ‘Tribute To Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe.’
Antigua & Barbuda’s soca famous person Claudette Peters boosted the energy with a racy efficiency of ‘One thing Got A Support On Me,’ as Jamaican gospel singer Joan Meyers of ‘Can’t Even Spin’ status, introduced the curtains down on the expose with the well-liked, ‘One Fancy’ veil, also from Marley, and a gospel normal, ‘Destiny.’
The essential Dark Bond Girl, Trina Parks and Barbados soca famous person and deejay, Kirk Brown, added to the evening’s birthday party.
Sponsors of the occasion incorporated: Invest Caribbean, One Caribbean Television, Onerous Beat Communications, CaribPR Wire, Global Village Book Publishing, LLC, Esther Austin Global, The Caribbean Immigrant Companies, Team Jamaica Bickle, Coalition For The Preservation Of Reggae Song, Files Americas Files Community, CCFED and the Bowling Inexperienced Association.