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PNP Ready For General Elections, Says Dr. Peter Phillips

PNP Ready For General Elections, Says Dr. Peter Phillips BROOKLYN, NY — Jamaica’s main opposition party,...

Haiti Marks 10th Anniversary Of Devastating Earthquake

Haiti Marks 10th Anniversary Of Devastating Earthquake BROOKLYN.NY – Ten years after a powerful earthquake hit...

Trinidad’s Cherise Ransome Protests Killing of American Black Men in Reggae

Trinidad’s Cherise Ransome Protests Killing of American Black Men in Reggae BROOKLYN, NY – Though she grew...

Puerto Rico Rocked by Another 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

  Puerto Rico Rocked by Another 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico, on January...

Moise Calls for Solidarity in Building a New Haiti

Moise Calls for Solidarity in Building a New Haiti BROOKLYN, NY – President Jovenel Moise says...

Windies Evin Lewis’ Hundred Seals Ireland Whitewash

Windies Evin Lewis’ Hundred Seals Ireland Whitewash BROOKLYN, NY – Opener Evin Lewis scored a century on...

HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico Following Earthquakes

HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico Following Earthquakes BROOKLYN, NY – A series...

More Than 200 Bahamians Still Missing From Hurricane Dorian Should Be Declared Dead

More Than 200 Bahamians Still Missing From Hurricane Dorian Should Be Declared Dead BROOKLYN, NY –Months...

Caribbean Islands Warned To Be Prepared As Major Earthquakes Hit Puerto Rico

Caribbean Islands Warned To Be Prepared As Major Earthquakes Hit Puerto Rico BROOKLYN,NY – The Trinidad-based...

Jamaica Officially Bans the Manufacturing and Use of Styrofoam

Jamaica Officially Bans the Manufacturing and Use of Styrofoam BROOKLYN, NY – As of January 1, 2020,...

Opposition In Dominica Files Challenge To December 6 Election Results

Opposition In Dominica Files Challenge To December 6 Election Results Dominica UWP Leader, Lennox Linton BROOKLYN, NY...

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...

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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...

CADRES Poll Predicts Victory for Ruling Party in Dominica

CADRES Poll Predicts Victory for Ruling Party in Dominica BROOKLYN, NY – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development...

Dominica President Saverin Visits Brooklyn

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

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

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...

Belize Reporting an Increase in Dengue Cases

BROOKLYN, NY –Belize is reporting a 10 percent increase in the number of confirmed dengue...

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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...

Barbados on track for another record year of tourist arrivals

BROOKLYN, NY– The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) says the island remains on track to...

EDUCATION

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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,...

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe BROOKLYN, NY – South African contestant Zozibini Tunzi has crowned Miss...

Surinamese Singer Empress Miriam Simone Making Moves with Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae Producer

Surinamese Singer Empress Miriam Simone Making Moves with Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae Producer BROOKLYN, NY – After collaborating with...

KRANIUM ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT SPARKS DUE DECEMBER 6TH SHARES REWORK OF DAVIDO’S “RISKY”

Kemar Donaldson, more commonly known as Kranium, is known for his melodic flow, clever wordplay,...

SPORTS

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...

Bravo Makes Anticipated Return, Skerritt Thrilled by Move

Bravo Makes Anticipated Return, Skerritt Thrilled by Move  — Veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has finally confirmed his return to international cricket, announcing early on Thursday...

LETTERS TO EDITOR

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...

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...

A Dark Age and a Dark Mile by Lou Cespedes

A Dark Age and a Dark Mile by Lou Cespedes When I arrive home from work...

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...

Does island living prevent suicide?

Does island living prevent suicide? Sun, sand, and sea. Exotic fruits and veggies. Eating and enjoying....

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...

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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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...

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 MONTEGO BAY  Above: Philip Rose, JTB’s Regional Director, Northeast USA cuts the ribbon with American Airlines crew and executives including Ana Iglesia, Sales Manager, AA Vacations; Ghayyas Hasan and Tom Ginis, Duty...

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...