CARIBBEAT: Runners and Jumpers Ready for Women’s Games Colgate

The runner from Kunusasha Medas-King Primary School has won an impressive number of local and national honors in races ranging from 200m to 1500m. With ability on the track comes special sources—the dedicated training of her Guyanese-born father, Andy Medas-King, and the lessons in competitiveness and camaraderie she learned from Colgate’s popular women’s games.

In the 48th edition of America’s largest women’s and girls’ athletics series, Colgate-Palmolive is touting a significant increase in educational awards for top athletes in the elementary, middle school, high school, college and open categories.

“The scholarships will be doubled this season,” said meeting director Cheryl Toussaint. “Participants can receive one of more than 100 Colgate-Palmolive Educational Scholarships in denominations of $2,000, $1,000, and $500, depending on the order in which they finish in the series,” she said.

On April 16th and 23rd, Queens College Flushing will host the Outdoor Qualifiers, followed by the Semi-Finals on April 30th. The Colgate Women’s Finals will take place on May 7 at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island.

Kunusasha Medas-King (left) of PS 220 in Forest Hills, Queens takes the lead to win the 2022 Colgate Women's Games Elementary B 400m at Randall Island narrowly beating Miriya Pender (right) from Park Avenue .  Elementary school in Orange, New Jersey

Mandatory digital entry forms are now available to runners, high jumpers and shot putters from New York’s five boroughs, their suburbs and municipalities of all sizes in the northeastern United States. Digital entry forms can be found online at

Once digital entry forms are completed online, the season will continue with on-site registration events on March 25 and April 1 at Queens College, where athletes will receive their identification number, a Colgate Women’s Games jersey, and a free Colgate-Palmolive package. goods for health and hygiene.

Toussaint has also hailed supermarket chain ShopRite as a supporter of the longtime sports and education series. On April 12, ShopRite will host a registration day and a special event celebrating Colgate games at the Elizabeth, NJ store at 865 West Grand St.

For more information on Colgate Women’s Games, visit


Half a dozen authors from Grenada and Jamaica joined forces to showcase their latest literary works in Brooklyn on March 26 at the Spring Book Fair, held at the Coal Boiler, 1466 St. John’s Place (Utica and Rochester Avenues), from 3:00 pm until 19:00

Authors from Grenada and Jamaica will meet and greet readers and book buyers at the Spring Book Fair at the Coal Pot Pub in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Meet the writers and see their work: VP Records co-founder Pat Chin (“Miss Pat: My Reggae Journey”); Herman Hall, founder and publisher of Everyone’s magazine (“Julien Phaedon: Revolutionary, Patriot and Rebel – The Untold Story of a Mulatto Leader”); community leader Claudette Joy Spence (“366 Days of Liberation”); writer and poet Anthony W. DeRiggs (“We Kinda Talk”); founder of Jah Jerry Inc. James Haynes (“Jah Jerry: Legacy of an Original Skatalites”); and Donovan Chin (“Dirty John Crow”, “Useless Dirty Girl”).

There will be prizes, food and music. Call (718) 930-0230 for information.


The Grenada national football team is ready for their home game against Team USA on Friday at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium.

In their last meeting in 2004, the Americans beat the Spice Boys from Grenada with a score of 3: 2. The island nation is investing in sports tourism with the Grenada Invitational in June and the Grenada Rugby World 7 in December. Visit for more information.

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