Caribbean Images Television Hits Milestone With 20th Annual Celebration

Celebration Dedicated to Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King
 
 
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NEW YORK - Jan. 13, 2016 - PRLog -- Caribbean Images TV, the longtime weekly program hosted by Peter Pouchon, celebrates its 20th Annual Martin Luther King Award Dinner Dance this Sunday, January 17 at the Hudson River Yatch Club located at 2101 Bergen Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Among the honorees are some prominent community leaders who have made significant contributions to the Caribbean community at large, according to Peter Pouchon.

“They have given a lot to the community and deserve to be recognized,” Pouchon said, as he noted the special aspect of this year’s event.

“This is the 20th year we’ve been in business and it’s also a special way of saying ‘thank you’ to the community.”

This year’s recipients of the coveted 2015 Leadership Award include New York Congressman Charles B. Rangel, 1199 Union SEIU, community attorney Sanford Rubenstein and Dr. Wadaba Stewart of the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College.

Also awarded will be the 2016 Outstanding Community Service Award whose recipients include Eric St. Louis of Be Good to the Children organization, Rev. Micheline Calas of the Claire Heureuse Community Center.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke are “Special Invited Guests.”

Live performances are expected with such musical  and artists as: Buyu Ambroise, Carline Keil, DJ Esalar, the Dream Team and the Caribbean Dance Troupe.

When it first hit the airwaves back in 1996, Caribbean Images Television provided live coverage of a host of events, from the annual West Indian Carnival parade to countless community demonstrations to cultural events, sometimes using the now-defunct analog channels to reach a growing audience.

But as time passed and new technology crept in, the weekly community news program has been able to upgrade to the new reality, incorporating making social media – including increased used of its Facebook page and You Tube channels – to keep up with ever-changing dynamics.

“Today, our viewers get our program directly in their inboxes,” explained Pouchon, as he hailed the new concept.

“Every week, we bring a rich blend of programming to the community.”

Former honorees have included former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Eric Adams and Haitian Consul Charles Forbin.

For more information, contact Caribbean Images at 917-468-5219  718-525-0114 or email: perterpouchon@gmail.com
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