COMMENTARY

Statement of Well Wishes for CM Farah Louis

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 by Lou Cespedes  Earlier today I learned Council Member Farah Louis was in a horrific car...

British Royal Navy delivers 75 tons of aid to volcano-ravaged St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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LONDON, – The British Government said says the Royal Navy has delivered 75 tons of...

Housing versus Homeowner

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by Lou Cespedes –  Recently, as I was walking back from petitioning, I approached a homeowner....

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TRINIDAD:Police seizes more than TT$64 million in drugs

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago police Monday said they had detained three people...

BERMUDA:Douglas century sets up easy Somerset victory

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BROOKLYN, NY – Chris Douglas, who played two One-Day Internationals for Bermuda before abruptly quitting...

GRENADA:Government announces new stimulus package

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By Linda Straker BROOKLYN, NY – The Grenada government has announced a EC$36 million (One EC...

DOMINICA:Prime Minister presents a nearly billion-dollar budget to Parliament

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented EC$993.6 million (One EC dollar=US 0.37 cents),...

Congresswoman celebrates historical funding for the Caribbean in a legislative measure

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BROOKLYN, NY – United States Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee has welcomed the passage of a...

PM says increased employment within the BPO sector

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has...

PM Chastanet wins the seat but losing government

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BROOKLYN,NY – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet comfortably won his Micoud South seat in Monday’s general...

LEAD Brilliant Duffy wins Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal

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BROOKLYN, NY – Flora Duffy destroyed a world-class field to win a historic first Olympic...

“I intend to lead a government for the entire country”

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BROOKLYN, NY – The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has claimed victory in...

Outgoing PM says election results in a shock

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BROOKLYN, NY– Outgoing Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said the results of Monday’s general elections that...

President calls for fitting annual observance of the failed coup attempt

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago is marking the 31st anniversary of the failed coup attempt...

Tobagonians to go back to the polls

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BROOKLYN, NY – Six months after the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections ended in...

POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT

PM Chastanet wins the seat but losing government

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BROOKLYN,NY – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet comfortably won his Micoud South seat in Monday’s general...

“I intend to lead a government for the entire country”

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BROOKLYN, NY – The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has claimed victory in...

Outgoing PM says election results in a shock

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BROOKLYN, NY– Outgoing Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said the results of Monday’s general elections that...

President calls for fitting annual observance of the failed coup attempt

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago is marking the 31st anniversary of the failed coup attempt...

HAITI President Jovenel Moise assassinated

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BROOKLYN, NY – President Jovenel Moise has been shot and killed at his private residence...

Haitian American Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair hails Adams’ victory a ‘major step forward’

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By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Jul 7, CMC – The Haitian American chair of the...

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COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

GRENADA:Government announces new stimulus package

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By Linda Straker BROOKLYN, NY – The Grenada government has announced a EC$36 million (One EC...

Congresswoman celebrates historical funding for the Caribbean in a legislative measure

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BROOKLYN, NY – United States Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee has welcomed the passage of a...

PM says increased employment within the BPO sector

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has...

HEALTH

FPWA LAUNCHES NYS VACCINE EDUCATION & OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM TODAY

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New York, NY - In the fight to bring an end to the devastation COVID-19 has...

New study finds inequalities in HIV prevention, child treatment services in the Caribbean

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BROOKLYN,NY –The United Nations program that leads the global fight against HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS,...

NURSES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NANCY HAGANS, AS PRESIDENT

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NEW YORK, NY — The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announces today the election of...

SPORTS

BERMUDA:Douglas century sets up easy Somerset victory

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BROOKLYN, NY – Chris Douglas, who played two One-Day Internationals for Bermuda before abruptly quitting international cricket, scored his maiden Cup Match century as...

HORSE RACING:Chadee wins Manitoba Mile as regional counterparts also shine

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BROOKLYN, NY– Trinidadian Stanley Chadee Jr continued his frenetic start to the new Assiniboia Downs season, capturing the feature CAN$36 000 Manitoba Mile Stakes...

LEAD Brilliant Duffy wins Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal

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BROOKLYN, NY – Flora Duffy destroyed a world-class field to win a historic first Olympic gold medal for Bermuda in the women’s triathlon here...

Veteran Barbadian jockey Husbands keeps tabs on leaders with impressive double

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BROOKLYN, NY – Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands continued to keep tabs on the leaders in the early season exchanges at prestigious Woodbine, winning...

TRAVEL

Cruise tourism resumes in St Kitts

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BROOKLYN, NY – The twin-island federation’s cruise tourism resumed on Thursday with the arrival of...

Aircraft owners say Minister got it wrong

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BROOKLYN, NY –The Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AAG) Tuesday has taken issue with a...

Caribbean American congresswoman denounces judge’s ruling on DACA

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BROOKLYN,NY – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Saturday denounced a United States federal...

Jamaica upgrading aviation system

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says it is advancing plans to upgrade the island’s...

ST. Kitts Government extends state of emergency by six months

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts-Nevis coalition government Monday extended the emergency (SOE) state...

Flights between the Dominican Republic and Canada to resume in November

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BROOKLYN, NY  – The head of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) in the Dominican Republic, José...

IMMIGRATION

ENTERTAINMENT

HORSE RACING:Chadee wins Manitoba Mile as regional counterparts also shine

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BROOKLYN, NY– Trinidadian Stanley Chadee Jr continued his frenetic start to the new Assiniboia Downs...

GRENADA:Government warns of lawlessness, tightens COVID-19 protocols

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Grenada government says it has taken note of a “growing culture...

Summer Movies Return to Prospect Park

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        SHOWTIME® presentsSummer Movies Under the StarsBrooklyn Magazine, Prospect Park Alliance, and Brooklyn Borough President's Office Host...

Selectors retain the same 13 for the third T20

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Selectors have stuck with the same 13-man squad for Tuesday’s third...

Prominent calypso lyricist dies

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Culture and Arts Minister, Randall Mitchell, has paid tribute to...

Libation2021 and the return of IAA Festival at 50

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“LIBATION 2021” - The Opening Ceremony for the INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL (IAAFestival) “HAMSINI NI DHAHABU” - Swahili...

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

Summer Movies Return to Prospect Park

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        SHOWTIME® presentsSummer Movies Under the StarsBrooklyn Magazine, Prospect Park Alliance, and Brooklyn Borough President's Office Host Annual Series kicking off July 29 on the Long MeadowScreenings include Black Panther, Goonies, Jumanji + Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.BROOKLYN, July 16, 2021 -- Summer is back in Prospect...

Statement from Anthony Beckford regarding recent Police Brutality Incident

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Statement from Anthony Beckford regarding the NYPD brutalizing an innocent Black Man on the Train:"On July 6, 2021, around 6 pm, 6 to 7 NYPD Officers swarmed, ganged up on, and tased an innocent Young Black Man by the name of David Crowell, who...

Lions Clubs Elect New International President- Douglas X. Alexander

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Lions Clubs from over 200 countries voted for Douglas X. Alexander as their 2021-2022 International President.  Alexander is a proud Brooklynite who has been serving as a Lion for over 35 years with the Bedford Stuyvesant Lions Club.  On the corporate side, Douglas X. Alexander is...

Bermuda faces Guyana in the Gold Cup warm-up

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Bermuda, and Guyana will get the chance to fine-tune preparations for CONCACAF Gold Cup assignments when they meet in a behind-closed-doors warm-up game here later on Monday. Bermuda faces Barbados here on Friday while Guyana takes on Guatemala on Saturday in a...

Prominent calypso lyricist dies

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Culture and Arts Minister, Randall Mitchell, has paid tribute to the prolific calypso writer Winsford “Joker” Devine, who died earlier on Tuesday. He was 77 years old. Devine, who was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of...

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...
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