Government

Letters to the Editor

Mayor’s Message: Mayor Dwayne D. Warren

be5ed3fd91a1a8f40416_Caribbean_festival_3.jpg
f32ae612303dacf24828_Mayor_Warren.jpg
be5ed3fd91a1a8f40416_Caribbean_festival_3.jpg

ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. and the City of Orange Township City Council hosted the 17th Anniversary of the Caribbean Heritage Day Festival in Monte Irvin Orange Park, on Saturday August 6, 2016. The Festival is a tradition that began in East Orange in the 1970s and moved to Orange, NJ in the late 1990s. Today, it is the premiere Caribbean Festival in Essex County with thousands of people from numerous countries participating each year. 

"This festival showcases the energy and diversity of our Caribbean community right here in Orange and our surrounding sister cities," said Mayor Warren. "Every year, New Jerseyians look forward to the pulsating rhythms of the steel drums, the excitement of the entertainers and the swell of the crow ds that represent all of the islands - this has become a tradition in our town. The festival not only showcases the best of our Caribbean and West-Indian communities, but serves as a reminder that because of our immigrant communities, our city is thriving and our best days are yet to come."

This year Mr. James Lynval of Jamaica and Lady Ira of Guyana were honored for their contributions to the Caribbean community and keeping the culture in the forefront and relevant for residents who have relocated and also to the new generation of Caribbean Americans.  Additionally, the Jamaican and Guyanese flags were raised as the history of these two countries were explained by Mr. Patrick Reid of the Jamaican Organization of New Jersey, JON-J, and Lady Ira of the Guyana American Organization.

Sign Up for E-News

Guests enjoyed the music of DJ Groove and the Red Team, a martial arts demo, entertained by the Kaisoah Moko Jumbies, stilt walkers and Ujama Fire and Limbo dancers.  Kids and families took advantage of the Kiddie section from Trade Amusement and could be seen taking a train ride or climbing the rock wall. Local artists, Deep Rivers, Jiggy Spruggy, and International artists, Kamarley Da Big Show, Adrian Dutchin, GBM Nutron and Shal Marshall entertained the crowd all afternoon.  Brooklyn DJ, Bevan Romano and Splash Radio, OB1 kept the crowd engaged and entertained.

The Mayor's VIP Tent was made possible with food and beverage donations from: Golden Krust, El Salvador Restaurant, Toast of the Town, and other home cooks and caterers that donated dishes.

The Caribbean Heritage Day Festival creates an environment where people can participate in the creativity of different cultures while celebrating their similarities and diversities, which emulate the history of Carnival and demonstrate the strength of the Caribbean American community in New Jersey.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey

July 12, 2018

How often do you read TAPinto?  Have you downloaded the TAPinto APP?  These are a few of the questions for readers in our 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey.

We want to hear from you!

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will help TAPinto better serve you. 

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey.

Thank you.  We appreciate your support and ...

2nd Annual Love & Not Hate March Today in East Orange

July 13, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - This morning the Rev. Al Sharpton will join East Orange Mayor Ted Green for their 2nd Annual Love & Not Hate March against gun violence at 8:00 AM. 

The March will begin at Hollywood Ave & Central Avenue in East Orange and will work its way to Oval Park. Once at the park there will be youth activities, vendors, music, school give-a-ways and much more.

Even More Valuable Case Study Topics

In the last article, we looked at finance and marketing topics that would make ideal case studies. This time, we want to continue looking at case studies that can help even complete beginners to the world of business improve their skills. We will look at customer relations, leadership and self-help topics.

Customer Relations

Customers are the lifeblood of any business, but it can be ...

More Essential Niches for Case Studies

Last time, we discussed how valuable business-related case studies can be in showing the way to success for aspiring entrepreneurs. In this article, we will be discussing two more important categories, finance and marketing. 

Finance

Finance case studies can offer valuable guidance for small businesses. Topics include:

* Budgeting

* Best accounting practices

  Automation ...

Winning Case Study Topic Areas

In the last article, we discussed why case studies can be an excellent opportunity to add income and prestige to your business. This time, we want to start taking a look at the kinds of case studies that people in your niche would be eager to see. 

Business Case Studies

Every small business can use a helping hand when it comes to laying a solid foundation for success. One of the most ...