COMMENTARY

SAVE KINGSBROOK JEWISH HOSPITAL: SAY NO TO GOV. CUOMO’S ONE BROOKLYN SYSTEM PLAN

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By Gerry Hopkin JD THE FACTS1) BROOKLYN has already lost more lives, especially Blacks, Latinos, and...

“D” for Doom; The End is Coming in 2024

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 by Lou Cespedes I often mention on Twitter that the “end of the world is coming...

Property Tax Redlining

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by Lou Cespedes –  March 15th was the last day to file for any challenges to the...

RANK YOUR CHOICE!

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by Lou Cespedes – Christian, Homeowner & Candidate to the 45th Council District I am not different...

RANK YOUR CHOICE!

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RANK YOUR CHOICE! by Anthony Beckford - Community Leader & Candidate to the 45th Council District           Our city...

Rank Your Choice!

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By Lou Cespedes - Choice is the cornerstone of our American “way of life.” It...

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Trinidad record deaths, Jamaica to restrict travel from Trinidad

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Council Member Louis Denounces Weekend Shootings in District 45

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and...

Trinidad government announces stricter measures as COVID cases soar

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday announced stricter measures to...

Jamaica’s ban on travelers from the UK to be lifted May 1

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica will reopen its borders to travelers from the United Kingdom (UK)...

Helpline for abused children to be launched during Child Month:Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 211 helpline for use by children at risk of abuse or...

Jamaican Government commit to assist vulnerable citizens impacted by COVID-19

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda says Government is committed...

Two people, including a foreign national on sexual charges against minors:Trinidad

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Two people, including a national from St. Vincent and the...

Guyana examining the possibility of “vaccine passport.”

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, – Guyana Wednesday hinted at the possibility of introducing a “vaccine passport” as...

First electronic monitoring device installed on the offender

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Ministry of National Security has installed an electronic monitoring device...

Health systems in some Caribbean countries overwhelmed amid pandemic: PAHO director

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WASHINGTON,  – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne,...

Government transitioning sugar industry in Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir says Government is moving...

Haitian Americans United For Progress Join Coalition to Advocate for App-Based Workers

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than ever, we have come to understand the value of independent work for vulnerable groups...

POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT

Grenada Labour Union boss says he will not be intimidated

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Jude Bartholomew, says...

US pledges to work with new Haitian Prime Minister

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PORT AU Prince, Haiti – The United States says it is looking forward to working...

CCJ ruling in election treating case “a victory for Dominica” – lawyer for Opposition candidates

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) decision to reinstate a criminal complaint...

32BJ SEIU ENDORSES ERIC ADAMS FOR MAYOR

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New York, NY– 32BJ SEIU endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor today, giving...

Regional leaders urge Haiti to hold elections “as soon as possible.”

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BROOKLYN, NY – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have called on Haitian President Jovenel Moise to...

US president anticipates strengthening ties, addressing security issues with Guyana

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BROOKLYN, NY – Recently inaugurated United States President Joe Biden expressed a desire to strengthen...

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COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

Council Member Louis Denounces Weekend Shootings in District 45

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and...

Government announces stricter measures as COVID cases soar

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday announced stricter measures to curb...

Haitian Americans United For Progress Join Coalition to Advocate for App-Based Workers

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than ever, we have come to understand the value of independent work for vulnerable groups...

HEALTH

Trinidad record deaths, Jamaica to restrict travel from Trinidad

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Trinidad government announces stricter measures as COVID cases soar

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday announced stricter measures to...

Jamaica’s ban on travelers from the UK to be lifted May 1

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica will reopen its borders to travelers from the United Kingdom (UK)...

SPORTS

Reggae Boy Lambert scores as Phoenix dominates opener.

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TEMPE, Arizona – Jamaican forward Kevon Lambert scored his first goal of the new season as Phoenix Rising FC capped off a dominant display...

CSK positive COVID tests put IPL in turmoil

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AHMEDABAD, India – Two players from Kolkata Knight Riders and another three officials from Chennai Super Kings have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the...

Hetmyer’s nerve sees Delhi to a key victory over Pollard’s Mumbai

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CHENNAI, India – West Indies left-hander Shimron Hetmyer held his nerve in a tense finish as his Delhi Capitals inflicted a six-wicket defeat on...

Miserly Bravo unable to prevent a victory by Hetmyer’s Delhi

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MUMBAI, India – Not even a miserly spell from veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo could save Chennai Super Kings from a seven-wicket defeat...

TRAVEL

Jamaica’s ban on travelers from the UK to be lifted May 1

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica will reopen its borders to travelers from the United Kingdom (UK)...

Guyana examining the possibility of “vaccine passport.”

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, – Guyana Wednesday hinted at the possibility of introducing a “vaccine passport” as...

COVID deaths recorded in three CARICOM countries

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Jamaica recorded deaths from the...

Caribbean Airlines and CARPHA collaborate for healthier, safer tourism

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Airlines is collaborating with The Caribbean Public Health Agency...

Trinidad and Tobago government register disagreement over latest US travel advisory

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday said it “must register our disagreement...

Health safety diligence and vaccines key to Caribbean’s tourism recovery

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BROOKLYN, NY –  The Caribbean COVID-19 Tourism Task Force calls for continued diligence and adherence...

IMMIGRATION

ENTERTAINMENT

US Mayor names Vincentian American poet laureate

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LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti, named Vincentian American Lynne Thompson as the...

Footballer, Wilson celebrates birthday early with Sutton winner

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BROOKLYN, NY – Donovan Wilson received an early birthday present by firing home the only...

Jamaica Joins Forces With Ziggy Marley for Promotion

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KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica has joined forces with reggae icon Ziggy Marley and accommodation partner Moon Palace...

“Unfiltered,” to be released this month

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Shay and Kay Productions is a full-service production company, and there is so much buzz...

No Carnival in 2021 for Grenadians

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By Linda Straker Brooklyn, NY: There will be no Carnival celebrations this year, even if 60 percent...

JAMAICA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR INDUSTRY WORKERS

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Grammy Award Winning Artist Jon Secada and Top Jamaican Acts Confirmed for March 4-6 Festival KINGSTON, JAMAICA...

EDUCATION

LETTERS TO EDITOR

RANK YOUR CHOICE!

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RANK YOUR CHOICE! by Anthony Beckford - Community Leader & Candidate to the 45th Council District           Our city...

About Protest and Return. by Lou Cespedes

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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

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

REBECCA CHATTERAM

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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

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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

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

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Grenada Labour Union boss says he will not be intimidated

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Jude Bartholomew, says he will not be intimidated after he was released from a police station on Saturday night “This is the proudest moment in my life…we have to stay firm,” he said,...

THE BROOKLYN CARIBBEAN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2021

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A Tapestry of Words and Worlds September 10-12th, 2021 The BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers' Prize and Award for Writers in the Caribbean Brooklyn, NY, April 13, 2021 - The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean...

CROWN HEIGHTS’ LIONS DOATE FACE SHIELDS

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  By Carlyle Harry PROJECT-NAME, Stopping the spread while Fighting the Pandemic.The members of the Brooklyn Crown Heights Lions Club in continuing their COVID-19 awareness projects, recently donated a case of face shields to the Guyana  United Youth Development Association (GUYDA) in order facilitate their initiative...

Proposed legislation to decriminalize marijuana before Cabinet in Grenada

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – A member of Grenada’s Marijuana Decriminalization Committee has confirmed that proposed legislation looking towards the approach to be taken by the country concerning decriminalizing the use of marijuana is presently before the Cabinet of Ministers for discussion and the next step...

Nine writers announced on the long list for the Caribbean Literature award

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ORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Writers from five different Caribbean territories have been longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. The OCM Bocas prize, now in its eleventh year, is internationally considered the leading literary award for...

POETRY CORNER

Nine writers announced on the long list for the Caribbean Literature award

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ORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Writers from five different Caribbean territories have been longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored...

“Unfiltered,” to be released this month

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Shay and Kay Productions is a full-service production company, and there is so much buzz and excitement around their new release, "Unfiltered," which will...

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

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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...

RESTAURANT & DINING

LIPS Cafe: Jamane Weekes answers the call!

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 By Lou Cespedes Back in April of this year, I walked into LIPS Café (IG @lipscafe_) for the first time. It’s located on Nostrand between Linden Blvd and Martense. I was there that day because I was working with the owner Jamane Weekes who volunteered to help feed frontline...

Footprints Café’s Executive Master Chef

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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...