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Kim Théodore and Kim Théodore as Wyclef Jean / Video credit: Kim Théodore

A very specialbirthday giftfor Wyclef Jean, whose51st birthday took placeon October 17th. Kim Théodore, a veryskilledfemalemakeup artist, amazedher nearly 60,000 Facebook followers Saturday,by postinga short video in which she artisticallytransformsherself into her fellow-Haitianinternational singer Wyclef Jean. With her brushstrokes, sheaimedto realizeon her own face, theimage of the ex-Fugees's member as a giftfor his51stbirthdaycelebration. All we can say is the result of her work is captivating. Andshe is "flattered" to offer this tothe one she calls a"hero". "I am very flattered and delighted at the same time to transform myself into you, she posted on Facebook. I hope this means something to you and I want to let you know at the same time how much we (Haitians) appreciate you". “Hope this is one of the most important gifts on your birthday. Happy birthday to you hero Wyclef,” she added. As he discovered the artwork, Jean reposted it on his Instagram account with the caption: "Thank you for my Birthday Makeover. WOW!!!" Voir cette publication sur Instagram #repost @kimtheodore_kimmakeup12 ・・・ I am very flattered and delighted at the same time to transform myself to you, I hope it means something to you and want to let you know at the same time how we ( Haitian people) appreciate you. Hopefully this is one of the most significant gift for your birthday. Happy birthday to you Hero @wyclefjean Press play...please share🙏 #jeffreestarcosmetics #jeffreestar #conspiracy #nyxcometicsbaltics #nyxbaltics #hollywood #madrid #manicure #transformationtuesday #halloween #makeupartistworldwide #makeupartis #makeuplooks #makeuplooks #black #blackandwhite#blackisbeautif_ Une publication partagée par Wyclef Jean (@wyclefjean) le 17 Oct. 2020 à 1:43 PDT Artist Kim Théodore is not a beginner. The young woman has already carried out other work availableon her Instagram account, where she has17k followers for now. Her works have already been picked up by internationally recognized platforms such as The Shaderoom.

Ashanti at Hodges Bay Resort Antigua, where she celebrated her birthday.

R&B singer Ashanti is no stranger to the Caribbean and judging from her Instagram posts, seemed to have had the time of her life during her most recent trip to Antigua and Barbuda. The Grammy-winning artist turned 40 on October 13 and chose to celebrate the milestone while enjoying the sun, sea and sand in the two-island state. Like a true celebrity, she commemorated the milestone in fine style with relatives and some of her closest friends. View this post on Instagram 😱😱😱 OMG I thought he was gonna drop me!!!! 😨😨😩😩🙈📸 @fliphd_life @hodgesbay_antigua @beaurevetravel @dreamyachtcharter A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 17, 2020 at 2:54pm PDT Rapper Flo Rida was among those who journeyed to Antigua for Ashanti's birthday festivities. The group stayed at the Hodges Bay Resort. According to owner Jeff Wellemeyer, since news of Ashanti's stay was made public, three other celebrities have also announced plans to travel to Antigua and Barbuda and have made arrangements to stay at Hodges Bay. View this post on Instagram 🥳🥳🥳 @hodgesbay_antigua A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:29am PDT Wellemeyer said the celebrated recording artiste recorded scenes for an upcoming music video during her recent vacation in Antigua. View this post on Instagram I just stay in the cut... 💕 📸 @pgsilver @hodgesbay_antigua A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 17, 2020 at 5:28pm PDT Meanwhile, the Gaston Browne administration has since been accused of having a double standard as it relates to enforcing rules and regulations put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Residents of the Hodges Bay and Royal Estate areas said they were rattled by fireworks thinking it was gunshots that interrupted the peacefulness of the night as late as 1:30am. View this post on Instagram A lil strawberry short cake 🍓🍓 #bday recap 🎉🎉🎉♎️ #shanbdayweek hair @iam_jonathan_ @hodgesbay_antigua 10/13 A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:57am PDT Chair of the United Progressive Party, Gisele Isaac, said while the government continues to complain about the prevalence of private parties being held in Antigua, they seemed to have no issue with gatherings being hosted by visiting celebrities. She said local businesses are struggling and dying because of "the Government's knees on their necks."


Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after Getafe's Jaime Mata scored during their Spanish La Liga football match at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez).

Barcelona lost 1-0 at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday for theirfirst defeat this season under new coach Ronald Koeman. Getafe lived up to theirreputation as one of the top defensive sides in Spain and limited the visitors to two scoring opportunities. Lionel Messi hit the upright in the 20th and Antoine Griezmann wasted a great chance on the half-hour mark. After that, Getafe tightened theirmarking and Barcelona didn't threaten again until Djene Dakonam almost scored an own-goal when he cleared a cross onto the crossbar. José Bordalás’ Getafe went ahead in the 56th minute when Jaime Mata converted a penalty kick after Frenkie de Jong fouled Dakonam on the edge of the area while trying to clear a loose ball. The first loss in four league matches this season for Koeman’s team comes before its Champions League opener against Hungarian club Ferencvaros on Tuesday, and the season’s first “clásico” match against Real Madrid next weekend.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match against Newcastle United  at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP).

Bruno Fernandes recovered from a rare penalty miss to set up a late 4-1 Premier League win for Manchester United at Newcastle United on Saturday. The Portugal international, who had never previously failed from 12 yards for United, looked to have passed up the visitors' best chance of victory at St James' Park when Karl Darlow produced a magnificent stop. That spot-kick came after Harry Maguire - fit despite a knock on international duty - cancelled out a second-minute Luke Shaw own goal, with United dominant but set to be frustrated heading into the closing stages. A rapid counter-attack produced the breakthrough moment, though, as Fernandes picked out the top-right corner before Aaron Wan-Bissaka lashed in a third and Marcus Rashford finished the 96th-minute fourth, ensuring United bounced back from the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham with all three points. The latest setback in Shaw's United career had come after just 102 seconds as he toed Emil Krafth's cross past David de Gea following a Newcastle counter. It was a goal befitting a ragged start as United dictated without initially threatening, finding their range after 19 minutes only for Fernandes' stunning strike to be ruled out due to an offside in the build-up. The visitors had their leveller four minutes later, though, as captain Maguire - who missed from point-blank range at the same end of the stadium last season - headed in Juan Mata's corner. De Gea saved well from Allan Saint-Maximin's piledriver, while Darlow dealt with Wan-Bissaka's wayward cross but was then grateful to Jamaal Lascelles for a goal-line clearance from Rashford, who saw another shot parried. Only a sublime stop from De Gea denied Callum Wilson from close range early in the second half, yet Newcastle survived an even greater scare when Jamal Lewis fouled Rashford but Darlow brilliantly repelled Fernandes' spot-kick. Jonjo Shelvey nodded another Maguire header away from the line moments later and Darlow came to the hosts' rescue again with a brave block from Rashford. It looked like that would be enough to preserve a home point until United's late show as Fernandes applied a wonderful finish with four minutes left, before Wan-Bissaka rifled into the roof of the net and finally Rashford swept in number four with time up. What does it mean? Patience pays for Solskjaer's side This did not look like being United's day as Darlow came through a slightly shaky start to deny Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men time and again. The Newcastle goalkeeper, who was hobbling in the closing stages after a challenge with Rashford, made eight saves in all from 28 United attempts - 14 on target - but was helpless in a frantic finale. Rashford showed poise to tee up Fernandes and also Wan-Bissaka before belatedly scoring himself, sealing a win that was a lot less comfortable than the scoreline suggests. Maguire makes amends Newcastle appear to be incapable of dealing with Maguire, who now has two goals against the Magpies - one for Leicester City - and should have had another last year when left unmarked in the six-yard box. After tough recent outings for both club and country, the United skipper also did his job at the other end, making three clearances and four interceptions. Last straw for Shaw Shaw's days as United's first-choice left-back looked numbered even before this mishap. Alex Telles, signed after the England man's woeful display against Tottenham, watched on from the bench. It was a half-hearted attempt at blocking Krafth's centre that deceived De Gea, and Shaw was perhaps fortunate Newcastle opted not to isolate him against Saint-Maximin, who created two chances from the opposite flank. Key Opta Facts: - Newcastle United conceded four goals at home in the Premier League for the first time since April 5, 2014 -also against Manchester United (4-0 defeat). - Man Utd enjoyed their 10th comeback win against Newcastle in the Premier League - the most by any side against a single opponent in the competition. - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been awarded 17 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season, which is five more than any other side in the competition (12 scored). - Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 20 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances for Man Utd (11 goals, nine assists), scoring in each of his last three games. - Marcus Rashford registered three goal involvements in a single Premier League game for the only the third time ever (one goal, two assists), having also done so against Fulham in December 2018 and Arsenal in February 2016. What's next? This was a much-needed win for United ahead of a pivotal stretch. They visit Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Newcastle are not back in action until next Sunday's trip to Wolves.


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All Air Belgium flights to Guadeloupe and Martinique have been cancelled after the islands were declared red zones for coronavirus infections by Belgian authorities. The airline said another factor in its decision to suspend flights are the numerous restrictions on travellers such as limited access to beaches and the requirement for anyone entering or exiting the French territories to carry out a RT-PCR test “Nonetheless, the good news is that the latest indicators suggest that the islands will welcome visitors again in a safe and pleasant environment, in the coming weeks,” Air Belgium said as it stated that flights will resume on December 15th, 2020. Passengers, who have already book their flights can select a new date by emailing their requests to rebooking@airbelgium.com.

Caribbean Airlines will operate its first commercial service between Guyana and New York. This follows the opening of Guyana’s borders.The first flighttakes place on October 19. CEO of Caribbean Airlines, GarvinMederastated: “2020 has been an unprecedented year for aviation. Our customers in Guyana and North America can count on Caribbean Airlines to reconnect them with their family and friends. We attach tremendous importance to our valued Guyanese customers and their loyalty to the airline. The full schedule will soon follow.” The non-stop return service for October 19, betweenCheddiJagan International Airport, Guyana and JFK International, New York is open for sale. Mederacontinued: “We assure you, that Caribbean Airlines observes safety protocols which are aligned with the highest international standards for the protection and well-being of our customers and employees.” The airline will roll out its entire flight schedule for Guyana next week. CAL remindscustomers to check the travel protocols for entry into Guyana and New York.