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Top Black Women Leaders Denounce Racist, Sexist Attacks Against VP Candidates

OPEN LETTER BY BLACK WOMEN LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO THE NARRATIVE SURROUNDING BLACK WOMEN NOMINEES...

St. Lucian Humanitarian Group Urges CARICOM to Support Cuban Health Care Programme

BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Lucia-based Humanistic Solidarity Association (HSA) Monday called on the Caribbean...

Guyana’s New President Sworn into Office

BROOKLYN,NY– Dr. Irfaan Ali was on Sunday sworn in as the ninth President of Guyana...

GECOM Declares Opposition Candidate Ifraan Ali as President-Elect

BROOKLYN,NY– A report by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield submitted to the Guyana Elections...

Trinidad PM says Public Not Following Protocols Regarding COVID ahead of General Election

BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said recently that despite his appeal, members...

Bahamas Government Announces More Lockdowns as COVID-19 Cases Soar

BROOKLYN, NY – The Bahamas government says it will implement two additional weekend lockdowns as...

Trinidad PM Hints at Only CARICOM Observing August 10 Elections

BROOKLYN, NY– Trinidad Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says it is unlikely that the Commonwealth...

Clarke Statement on Trump Decision to Suspend DACA Applications

WASHINGTON, DC-- Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke issued the following statement after the Trump administration issued...

Wrongful Imprisonment of 25 for 426 years

(BROOKLYN, New York); The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office last week released a historic analysis that...

Legendary Musician/Activist Harry Belafonte joins Harlem School of the Arts Advisory Board

New York, New York (July 23, 2020)…The Harlem School of the Arts, today announced, the...

Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis 

BROOKLYN, NY-- Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)  issued the following statement honoring the life and...

Former CCM president takes legal action

(BROOKLYN, New York); Former President of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), Loftus Durand, is taking...

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Guyana’s New President Sworn into Office

BROOKLYN,NY– Dr. Irfaan Ali was on Sunday sworn in as the ninth President of Guyana...

GECOM Declares Opposition Candidate Ifraan Ali as President-Elect

BROOKLYN,NY– A report by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield submitted to the Guyana Elections...

Trinidad PM says Public Not Following Protocols Regarding COVID ahead of General Election

BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said recently that despite his appeal, members...

Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis 

BROOKLYN, NY-- Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)  issued the following statement honoring the life and...

Jamaal Bowman Unseats Rep. Eliot Engel

(BROOKLYN, New York): The veteran congressman’s defeat is a big win for the progressive left...

Trinidad Projects Billions in Losses Due to Fall in Oil and Gas Prices

Trinidad Projects Billions in Losses Due to Fall in Oil and Gas Prices BROOKLYN, NY –...

COMMENTARY

The First Plague, Language

What is language? This is a question that has entertained philosophers for centuries. In an...

Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis 

BROOKLYN, NY-- Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)  issued the following statement honoring the life and...

Unmasking Stupidity

An Essay By Michael Derek Roberts Sane and intelligent Americans from all walks of life and...

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

St. Lucian Humanitarian Group Urges CARICOM to Support Cuban Health Care Programme

BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Lucia-based Humanistic Solidarity Association (HSA) Monday called on the Caribbean...

Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation Launches Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORPORATION LAUNCHES EMERGENCY COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. MONEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH NEW ONLINE, AFRICAN-AMERICAN...

CITY MOBILIZES THOUSANDS TO RESPOND TO 2020 CENSUS, TO WHICH ONLY HALF OF NEW YORKERS HAVE RESPONDED

Without a complete count, New York will lose billions for schools, hospitals, and transit, as...

HEALTH

St. Lucian Humanitarian Group Urges CARICOM to Support Cuban Health Care Programme

BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Lucia-based Humanistic Solidarity Association (HSA) Monday called on the Caribbean...

Trinidad PM says Public Not Following Protocols Regarding COVID ahead of General Election

BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said recently that despite his appeal, members...

Bahamas Government Announces More Lockdowns as COVID-19 Cases Soar

BROOKLYN, NY – The Bahamas government says it will implement two additional weekend lockdowns as...

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Cayman Airlines Adds Kingston, Miami Flights

BROOKLYN,NY– Cayman Airways has announced five additional repatriation flights for August. On the weekend, the airline...

BVI in Talks with Other Carriers to Fill Void Left by LIAT

BROOKLYN, NY– The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is in the process of...

Jamaica’s Workforce Training Program to Bolster Tourism Recovery

Hospitality Workers Well Prepared to Support Post-COVID Travel KINGSTON, JAMAICA –– Jamaica’s workforce training program is...

Grenada to Re-open Airport on July 1

BROOKLYN,NY– The Grenada government Tuesday said it would re-open the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA)...

Despite Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas Records Historic Tourist Arrivals in 2019

Despite Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas Records Historic Tourist Arrivals in 2019 BROOKLYN, NY – Despite several islands...

DESTINATION JAMAICA WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK JFK TO MONTEGO BAY  

DESTINATION JAMAICA WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK JFK TO...

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Lewis Hamilton Limps Home to Take Seventh Silverstone Win

BROOKLYN, NY – Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his third straight race and a...

Trinidad’s Vanguard Melly Rose Makes Doing The Right Thing “Body Good” With Powerful Single

The social butterfly for justice hailing from the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago AKA...

Blow for CWI as South Africa Rules Out Caribbean Series

BROOKLYN, NY – Cricket South Africa confirmed that its team would not tour the Caribbean...

Lakeside Reopens + Summer Events in Prospect Park

Summer Events in Prospect Park Celebrate Summer with Events and Activities for All Ages in Brooklyn's...

Legendary Musician/Activist Harry Belafonte joins Harlem School of the Arts Advisory Board

New York, New York (July 23, 2020)…The Harlem School of the Arts, today announced, the...

Antiguan Sprinter College Bound

(BROOKLYN, New York): CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS has learned that one of Antigua and Barbuda’s top...

SPORTS

Lewis Hamilton Limps Home to Take Seventh Silverstone Win

BROOKLYN, NY – Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his third straight race and a record seventh at Silverstone but was forced to drag...

Blow for CWI as South Africa Rules Out Caribbean Series

BROOKLYN, NY – Cricket South Africa confirmed that its team would not tour the Caribbean in September as hoped, dealing a harsh blow to...

U.S. Speedster Noah Lyles smashes Bolt’s 200m record – then discovers...

(BROOKLYN, New York): Noah Lyles of the US was denied a 200m world record in the Inspiration Games after it was revealed he ran...

Antiguan Sprinter College Bound

(BROOKLYN, New York): CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS has learned that one of Antigua and Barbuda’s top female sprinters, Soniya Jones, is set to begin her...

LETTERS TO EDITOR

About Protest and Return. by Lou Cespedes

About Protest and Return. by Lou Cespedes I’ve been struggling to write because there are so...

Progressing into Retreat; Working Moms and COVID by Lou Cespedes

Progressing into Retreat; Working Moms and COVID by Lou Cespedes As protests raged this week outside...

REBECCA CHATTERAM

REBECCA CHATTERAM Born into a West Indian family we were taught to not meddle in the...

GRACE MAKES DONATION TO HOSPITAL WORKERS IN NY & NJ

GRACE MAKES DONATION TO HOSPITAL WORKERS IN NY & NJ by Dave Rodney, Caribbean Times Writer In a heartwarming act of corporate...

CUT PASSENGER TAXES ON AIR TRAVEL TO COMPETE, IATA TELLS CARIBBEAN GOVERNMENTS

   ~Regional VP for the Americas, Peter Cerda, says some countries risk losing service once borders...

The First Plague; Language. by Lou Cespedes

The First Plague; Language. by Lou Cespedes What is language? This is a question that has...

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Top Black Women Leaders Denounce Racist, Sexist Attacks Against VP Candidates

OPEN LETTER BY BLACK WOMEN LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO THE NARRATIVE SURROUNDING BLACK WOMEN NOMINEES FOR VICE PRESIDENT Black women are many things. We are business executives, political strategists and elected officials, philanthropists, and activists. We are health and wellness practitioners. We are entertainers and...

Trinidad’s Vanguard Melly Rose Makes Doing The Right Thing “Body Good” With Powerful Single

The social butterfly for justice hailing from the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago AKA Melly Rose releases a body empowerment anthem for black women with "Body Good" produced by Kit Israel. Accompanying the upbeat production of the track, Rose uses her distance voice...

Lakeside Reopens + Summer Events in Prospect Park

Summer Events in Prospect Park Celebrate Summer with Events and Activities for All Ages in Brooklyn's Prospect Park The Reopening of the Beloved LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Activity Kits, and More! This summer, join Prospect Park Alliance for fun activities in the park. From boat and bike rentals...

Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation Launches Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORPORATION LAUNCHES EMERGENCY COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. MONEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH NEW ONLINE, AFRICAN-AMERICAN OWNED PLATFORM MOCAFI, THAT PROVIDES LOW-COST BANKING OPTION TO  VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES. NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 – The nation’s first community development corporation Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation announced its COVID-Relief...

THE SILENCE OF FAILURE

By Lou Cespedes Last week on July 8th, what may have at first seemed like a recurring tactical request by CM Joe Borelli of Staten Island - to cancel the West Indian Day Parade - turned out to be nothing less than a strategic coup....

POETRY CORNER

Yvette D. Clarke Says House of Representative Has Enough Votes to Impeach Trump

Yvette D. Clarke Says House of Representative Has Enough Votes to Impeach Trump Yvette Clarke BROOKLYN,NY– Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says the US House of Representatives has enough votes to...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VALERIE RODWAY

If music be the food of love, Your contribution, like a dove, Created heights among all Guyanese, Paramount, yet peaceful above the soughing coconut trees A century has passed, however your works live on Pundits of...

POEM: You’re beautiful

You’re beautiful What a beautiful one you are, Never keep this thought far. Your beauty shines like the sun Of all beauties, you are the one!   You are beautiful, inside and out, You are what beauty...

RESTAURANT & DINING

Footprints Café’s Executive Master Chef

Basil Jones, Food Maestro By Sophia Lawson He jokingly says, “I’m cooking too long.”  That’s because he’s “been in the kitchen” professionally for 32 years now – and counting. But he started way before that, way back in Jamaica in his grandmother’s kitchen when he was...