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Haiti Cancels Carnival Amid Police/Army Gun Battle

Haiti Cancels Carnival Amid Police/Army Gun Battle PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – For the second year in a...

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...

Five Caribbean Countries Eligible for United States H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

Five Caribbean Countries Eligible for United States H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs BROOKLYN, NY — The...

“Drives” Caribbean Talent Mainstream Daily!

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

Deported Jamaicans In Hiding, Fear Gang Reprisals

Deported Jamaicans In Hiding, Fear Gang Reprisals (BROOKLYN, New York): CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS has learned that...

HONORABLE ROBERT NESTA MARLEY OM – GLOBAL MUSIC ICON

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

The Cayman Islands to be Placed on List of ‘Uncooperative’ Tax Countries

The Cayman Islands to be Placed on List of ‘Uncooperative’ Tax Countries Entering the port of...

Third Jamaican Isolated, First Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Third Jamaican Isolated, First Tests Negative for Coronavirus BROOKLYN, NY — The Ministry of Health and...

Caribbean Development Bank Disbursements Rose in 2019

Caribbean Development Bank Disbursements Rose in 2019 BROOKLYN,NY – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has prioritised improving...

British Court of Appeal Halts Deportation Flight to Jamaica

British Court of Appeal Halts Deportation Flight to Jamaica UNITED KINGDOM – The UK’s Court of...

CDC Confirms 13th Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

CDC Confirms 13th Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus LOS ANGELES, California – The Centers for Disease Control and...

UK Proceeds With Deportation Flight to Jamaica Despite Court Ruling

UK Proceeds With Deportation Flight to Jamaica Despite Court Ruling BROOKLYN,NY– The United Kingdom’s Home Office...

POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT

Gov’t, Opposition Condemn Violence Against Women 

Gov’t, Opposition Condemn Violence Against Women  (BROOKLYN, New York): St.Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr...

Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique 46 Years of Independence

Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique 46 Years of Independence Still Moving Forward An Essay By Michael Derek...

Clarke Visits the U.S.-Mexico Border:

Clarke Visits the U.S.-Mexico Border:  Voices Concern for African and Caribbean Migrants   (BROOKLYN, New York); Last week, Congresswoman...

Roosevelt Skerrit: Dominica’s Prime Minister Seeks Fourth Consecutive Election Win

Roosevelt Skerrit: Dominica’s Prime Minister Seeks Fourth Consecutive Election Win BROOKLYN, NY – Among Caribbean leaders, Dominica’s...

BOJ To Launch New Foreign Exchange Platform in 2020

BOJ To Launch New Foreign Exchange Platform in 2020 BROOKLYN,NY– The newly appointed Governor of the...

Jamaica and USA Sign Revised Air Marshal Agreement

Jamaica and USA Sign Revised Air Marshal Agreement BROOKLYN, NY – The Government of Jamaica and the...

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

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...

Dominica President Saverin Visits Brooklyn

Dominica President Saverin Visits Brooklyn   (BROOKLYN, New York): President of Dominica Charles Savarin and First Lady...

The Unabated Onslaught of Gun Violence in America, Enabled by Easy Access to Guns

The Unabated Onslaught of Gun Violence in America, Enabled by Easy Access to Guns By Gerry...

HEALTH

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...

New Project to Detect Sickle Cell in New-Born Babies in OECS

BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) said Monday that...

IMMIGRATION

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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“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...

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019 Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh has been crowned Miss World 2019,...

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...

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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...

Gov’t, Opposition Condemn Violence Against Women 

Gov’t, Opposition Condemn Violence Against Women  (BROOKLYN, New York): St.Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr...

Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique 46 Years of Independence

Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique 46 Years of Independence Still Moving Forward An Essay By Michael Derek...

G-d, Faith, and Policing by Lou Cespedes

G-d, Faith, and Policing by Lou Cespedes   For years I’ve been making a simple argument to...

The Police State & 911 – by Lou Cespedes 

The Police State & 911 - by Lou Cespedes The history of crime and policing in...

Of Cops and Clergy – Reflections on Enforcement Culture by Lou Cespedes 

Of Cops and Clergy - Reflections on Enforcement Culture by Lou Cespedes  It was about a...

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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Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley at 75

Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley at 75 Tuff Gong Still Rules An Essay By Michael D. Roberts Born on February 6, 1945, the Third World’s only superstar was a man of intense contradictions and genius. Now 39 years after his untimely death Robert “Tuff Gong” Marley is still a musical...

WHAT YOU DONT SEE IS WHAT YOU GET by Lou Cespedes

WHAT YOU DONT SEE IS WHAT YOU GET by Lou Cespedes   A funny thing has been happening on the way home from work. When I’m on the train heading toward Flatbush Junction, more and more often, I see black folk coming home with bags from...

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 World 2019 wasn’t enough for Jamaican-born Toni-Ann Singh, the dynamic 23-year-old can now add “Recording Artist” to her list of titles. Singh’s first official single, a rendition of Whitney Houston’s...

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019 Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh has been crowned Miss World 2019, becoming the first Jamaican to take the crown since Lisa Hanna’s win in 1993. At the pageant held on December 14 in London, Singh stunned the judges with her vocal...

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe BROOKLYN, NY – South African contestant Zozibini Tunzi has crowned Miss Universe Sunday 8th December at recently opened Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Tunzie, a petite black woman was a crowd favorite from she first appeared on stage among the...

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...