COMMENTARY

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...

WELCOME TO THE CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS

Attorney General James Fights to Protect Affordable Housing in New York

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Attorney General James Fights to Protect Affordable Housing in New York AG James Files Amicus Brief Supporting...

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...

American Airlines to expand service to The Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas – American Airlines has announced expanding its service into The Bahamas, adding a new...

Three CARICOM countries record COVID deaths

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Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and Guyana recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over...

Attorney indicted for alleged tax fraud with offshore accounts in the Caribbean

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a tax attorney in Texas has been...

Police brace for revenge killings after six men shot and killed

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NASSAU, Bahamas- Bahamas police were bracing for revenge killings after shooters shot and killed six...

Grenada affected by Saraha dust and ash from St. Vincent’s volcano

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport says the...

Scientists say volcano continues to erupt explosively in st. Vincent

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The La Soufriere volcano continues to erupt explosively with the production...

Jamaica looking to vaccinate front line tourism workers

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says vaccinating the island’s front-line tourism workers...

Pandemic forces Canada T20 shift to Malaysia

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TORONTO, Canada – The Global T20 League, which has featured West Indies stars Kieron Pollard,...

Three killed as heavy rains lash Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – At least three people have died and three others missing...

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...

POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT

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...

Ruling party loses ground in local government elections in Trinidad

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The United National Congress (UNC) won three of five local...

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COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

World Bank replenishes aid to Caribbean recovery from COVID-19 crisis

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WASHINGTON, – The World Bank has launched an early replenishment process of the International Development...

CM Eugene Partners with OATH for RemOATH Virutal Pop-Up Court

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COUNCIL MEMBER MATHIEU EUGENE PARTNERS WITH THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIALS AND HEARINGS FOR THE...

“My message to all public officers is this…you will be paid your increase….”

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Apr 1, CMC – The Grenada government says it cannot afford to...

HEALTH

World Bank replenishes aid to Caribbean recovery from COVID-19 crisis

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WASHINGTON, – The World Bank has launched an early replenishment process of the International Development...

Three CARICOM countries record COVID deaths

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Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and Guyana recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over...

Suriname to quarantine passengers for one week

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname – The government of Suriname says that to stem the spread of COVID-19,...

SPORTS

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...

Pandemic forces Canada T20 shift to Malaysia

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TORONTO, Canada – The Global T20 League, which has featured West Indies stars Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, and Andre Russell will be moved to...

Second Willock’s brother hits the target

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On-loan Joe Willock scored a late equalizer as lowly Newcastle United held Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park on Sunday...

Simmons wants results pitches in the wake of the series stalemate

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NORTH SOUND, Antigua – West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has urged authorities in the Caribbean to prepare more results-oriented pitches, following a nil-all...

TRAVEL

American Airlines to expand service to The Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas – American Airlines has announced expanding its service into The Bahamas, adding a new...

Suriname to quarantine passengers for one week

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname – The government of Suriname says that to stem the spread of COVID-19,...

Returning Grenadian national charged for presenting fake COVID-19 test

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada– A 33-year-old Grenadian woman has become the first person to be charged...

Royal Caribbean to the homeport cruise ship in Bermuda

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HAMILTON, Bermuda– Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is set to homeport one of its cruise ships...

Airbnb and CTO collaborate to promote tourism in 2021

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Airbnb on Wednesday announced a partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)...

Cayman Islands to shorten Quarantine period to 10 days starting March 22

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands– Premier Alden McLaughlin announced that the mandatory quarantine period across the territory,...

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

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...

Looking to become a vendor at the Queens Night Market or start a business in NYC?

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Join us for a series of free small businessseminars covering a range of topics such as:• creating a viable business idea• industry and competitor analysis• branding and marketing• social media• food service operations• obtaining requisite permitsThe seminars will also cover Queens NightMarket-specific topics and...

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...