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Cuba Sends Health Professionals to Four Caribbean Islands to Help Fight COVID-19

  Cuba Sends Health Professionals to Four Caribbean Islands to Help Fight COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY – The...

Caribbean Must Prepare Against Food Shortages because of COVID-19

Caribbean Must Prepare Against Food Shortages because of COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY – The Director-General of the Inter-American...

St Vincent Warns Against Using Drugs to Treat Lupus and Malaria for Coronavirus

St Vincent Warns Against Using Drugs to Treat Lupus and Malaria for Coronavirus BROOKLYN, NY –...

Antigua Gov’t Seeks Medical Supplies, Health Professionals from Cuba

Antigua Gov’t Seeks Medical Supplies, Health Professionals from Cuba BROOKLYN, NY – The Antigua and Barbuda Government...

Extraordinary Economic Crisis Calls for Extraordinary Economic Measures

Extraordinary Economic Crisis Calls for Extraordinary Economic Measures BROOKLYN, NY – Among the more dramatic and...

The 2020 Hero CPL Not Canceled Yet

The 2020 Hero CPL Not Canceled Yet BROOKLYN, NY – As several sporting events around the...

Jamaica Confirms 21 Cases of COVID-19; Govt Updates Safety Measures

Jamaica Confirms 21 Cases of COVID-19; Govt Updates Safety Measures BROOKLYN, NY – The number of...

Jamaican Government Announces “Largest Fiscal Stimulus in Jamaica’s history” for COVID-19 Fight BROOKLYN, NY – According...

High Court Grants Injunction Blocking Recount of Votes in Guyana

High Court Grants Injunction Blocking Recount of Votes in Guyana BROOKLYN, NY — A High Court...

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK...

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Community Report:

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Community Report: CORONAVIRUS Update  Coronavirus/COVID-19 symptoms can appear up to two weeks after...

Planned Obsolescence: Buy A New SmartPhone

TECH KORNER With Wonky William   Planned Obsolescence: Buy A New SmartPhone   Ya ole bozos out there just go...

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Jamaican Government Announces “Largest Fiscal Stimulus in Jamaica’s history” for COVID-19 Fight BROOKLYN, NY – According...

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK...

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Community Report:

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Community Report: CORONAVIRUS Update  Coronavirus/COVID-19 symptoms can appear up to two weeks after...

American Airlines Suspends Service to Guyana and Several South American Countries

American Airlines Suspends Service to Guyana and Several South American Countries BROOKLYN,NY– American Airlines has suspended...

Guyana Records First COVID-19 Death As St. Vincent Records First Imported Case

Guyana Records First COVID-19 Death As St. Vincent Records First Imported Case BROOKLYN, NY – Guyana...

Cuba Confirms First Three Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cuba Confirms First Three Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) BROOKLYN, – Cuba is the latest Caribbean county...

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

JAMAICA NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19

NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness 10 March 2020 Ladies...

SPEAKING OUT! – A STUDENT’S TAKE ON THE RECENT ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS IN JAMAICA

SPEAKING OUT! - A STUDENT'S TAKE ON THE RECENT ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS IN...

Melting into Air: E. Flatbush in the Digital Age by Lou Cespedes 

Melting into Air: E. Flatbush in the Digital Age by Lou Cespedes  Early this year, a...

HEALTH

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  If you are sick...

CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States

CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Centers for...

CARICOM Urges Support For Community-Based Organisations In Fight Against HIV/AIDS The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque is urging...

CARICOM Urges Support For Community-Based Organisations In Fight Against HIV/AIDS The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community...

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TRAVEL

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...

JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD CONTINUES SEMINAR SERIES THIS FALL Jamaica Travel Specialists in All Markets Set to Benefit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                         JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD CONTINUES SEMINAR SERIES THIS FALL Jamaica Travel Specialists in All Markets...

Cuba: So You Won’t See the Truth

Cuba: So You Won’t See the Truth It’s been more than twenty years since I visited...

GRENADA’S GRAND ANSE BEACH RATED BEST IN THE WORLD

GRENADA’S GRAND ANSE BEACH RATED BEST IN THE WORLD  The 2 Mile Stretch of Milky White...

JAMAICA SUPPORTIVE OF TRAVEL CHALLENGES IN NEARBY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Tourism is big business in the Dominican Republic. About 2.7 million Americans visit the beautiful...

EDUCATION

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CLAIMING HER THRONE: SPICE TO BE CROWNED QUEEN OF DANCEHALL AT REGGAE SUMFEST 2020

Claiming Her Throne: Spice To Be Crowned Queen Of Dancehall At Reggae Sumfest 2020 Immediate Release March...

“Drives” Caribbean Talent Mainstream Daily!

“The hardest thing for artists on the come up is gaining notoriety for their art....

HONORABLE ROBERT NESTA MARLEY OM – GLOBAL MUSIC ICON

HONORABLE ROBERT NESTA MARLEY OM - GLOBAL MUSIC ICON Jamaicans in the Diaspora renew call for...

Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley at 75

Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley at 75 Tuff Gong Still Rules An Essay By Michael D. Roberts Born on...

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh Appointed As Ambassador for Jamaica

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh Appointed As Ambassador for Jamaica BROOKLYN, NY– Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann...

Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh Releases First Single

Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh Releases First Single BROOKLYN, NY – As if being crowned Miss...

SPORTS

Gayle to Feature in Everest League as Sri Lanka Series Beckons

Gayle to Feature in Everest League as Sri Lanka Series Beckons BROOKLYN, NY – Veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle has confirmed he will feature...

Windies Evin Lewis’ Hundred Seals Ireland Whitewash

Windies Evin Lewis’ Hundred Seals Ireland Whitewash BROOKLYN, NY – Opener Evin Lewis scored a century on the third One-Day International hundred as West Indies completed...

West Indies’ Lloyd, Greenidge Honored With Knighthoods

West Indies’ Lloyd, Greenidge Honored With Knighthoods BROOKLYN,NY– Legendary former West Indies cricketers, Clive Lloyd and Gordon Greenidge, have been awarded Knighthoods in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Lloyd, the 75-year-old...

Trinidadian Footballer Shahdon Winchester Dies in Car Crash

Trinidadian Footballer Shahdon Winchester Dies in Car Crash BROOKLYN,NY— Trinidad and Tobago international Shahdon Winchester died tragically on Thursday, December 19, when the vehicle he...

LETTERS TO EDITOR

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK...

Planned Obsolescence: Buy A New SmartPhone

TECH KORNER With Wonky William   Planned Obsolescence: Buy A New SmartPhone   Ya ole bozos out there just go...

Virtual Racism & Mediated Gentrification.   by Lou Cespedes

Virtual Racism & Mediated Gentrification.   by Lou Cespedes The word “mediated” means - to bring...

Have You Heard of Gentrification?   by Lou Cespedes

Have You Heard of Gentrification?   by Lou Cespedes When you hear the word “gentrification” what...

SPEAKING OUT! – A STUDENT’S TAKE ON THE RECENT ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS IN JAMAICA

SPEAKING OUT! - A STUDENT'S TAKE ON THE RECENT ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS IN...

A Murder, A Cop, A Union, & A Chief – by Lou Cespedes 

A Murder, A Cop, A Union, & A Chief - by Lou Cespedes  Recently, while TV...

COMMENTARY

BP Adams Holds Pow-Wow on Brooklyn Jail Plan

BP Adams Holds Pow-Wow on Brooklyn Jail Plan (BROOKLYN, New York):  – Dozens of Brooklyn residents gathered...

The Culture of Black Apologists by Lou Cespedes

The Culture of Black Apologists by Lou Cespedes In 1999 I left New York City to...

Handling black/brown needs

Readers, it seems that every second and fourth year, when Congressional and Legislative Elections become...

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CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS   Marc Morial, Melanie Campbell, Derrick Johnson & Rev. Al Sharpton Question Availability of Testing and Care, Disruptions to Education and Employment   NEW YORK (March 17, 2020) – The nation’s leading civil...

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Community Report:

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Community Report: CORONAVIRUS Update  Coronavirus/COVID-19 symptoms can appear up to two weeks after exposure and can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The best way to stop the spread of Coronavirus is to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands...

Guyana Records First COVID-19 Death As St. Vincent Records First Imported Case

Guyana Records First COVID-19 Death As St. Vincent Records First Imported Case BROOKLYN, NY – Guyana has recorded its first coronavirus (COVID-19) death, just as St. Vincent has also recorded its first case on the island, becoming the second and third CARICOM nations to record...

Cuba Confirms First Three Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cuba Confirms First Three Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) BROOKLYN, – Cuba is the latest Caribbean county to have confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19)  following confirmation from health officials that tourists have been diagnosed. The three Italian tourists are now at the Pedro Kouri Medicine Institute...

JAMAICA NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19

NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness 10 March 2020 Ladies and gentlemen of the press, Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Other stakeholders. Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us this afternoon for what is an important development with the Coronavirus...

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...