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Prime Minister and seven others take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Mia Mottley disclosed to the nation Thursday that she was...

Union denies sanctioning any planned sickout by COVID-19 essential workers:Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The island’s largest public-sector trade union has distanced itself from a social...

Government, private sector sign symbolic MOU:Guyana

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) and the Private Sector Commission on...

Private sector warns lockdown could hurt more than COVID-19

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases among locals, the private sector...

More scientists to monitor the erupting La Soufriere volcano

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Two scientists from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), Thomas Christopher and...

Government to invest in “heart-ware” of Jamaicans in the new crime-fighting initiative

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the Government will be investing in Jamaicans'...

More Jamaicans to receive COVID-19 vaccine in the second quarter, once available

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Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says the number of people to be vaccinated...

US extends physical presence requirements for Employment Eligibility Verification for Caribbean immigrants

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 The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has further extended the physical presence...

Caribbean Airlines suspends service to Havana, Cuba

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ORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Regional carrier Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) has suspended its commercial...

Government of Barbados committed to tackling corruption

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Attorney General Dale Marshall has promised to continue Government’s efforts to fight against corruption. He gave...

Historic direct flight from Lagos to Sangster’s Airport in Montego Bay

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nigerian carrier: Air Peace made its historic direct flight from Lagos to the...

Eastern Caribbean dollar remains strong – says ECCB governor

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, says...

POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT

US President-elect taps Caribbean American voting rights advocate for senior Department of Justice post

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On Thursday, United States President-elect Joe Biden tapped a Caribbean American voting rights advocate for...

US adds more Cuban military-owned companies to Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Person List

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WASHINGTON, DC– The administration of US President Donald Trump added three more Cuban military-owned companies...

What goes for the goose will also have to go for the gander

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, – Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George, Tuesday adjourned to November 30, the hearing...

Opposition remains confident of victory in election petitions

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Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon, Friday remained confident that the opposition coalition will be successful in the two election petitions challenging the results of the disputed March 2 regional and general elections even as the ruling party moves to get them struck off by the High Court.

St. Vincent diplomat remains reformer of UN Security Council

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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the United Nations, Inga Rhonda King, Monday said...

Caribbean American Public Advocate wants more polling sites for early voting

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, CMC – Caribbean American Democratic New York City Public Advocate Jumaane...

COMMENTARY

An Awakening!

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By Lou CespedesI wanted to take a break from my series this week because I...

Black Owned!

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 by Lou Cespedes I am a building professional and I work in construction. A few...

Gloria’s Fall

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By Lou CespedesExactly one year ago, I wrote on the pages of this paper, that...

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

Government to invest in “heart-ware” of Jamaicans in the new crime-fighting initiative

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the Government will be investing in Jamaicans'...

President Laura Walker Honored by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

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In addition to Walker, this year’s virtual gala will honor David Adjaye, architect; Roger W....

Antigua and Barbuda renew call for access to financing on concessional terms

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Antigua and Barbuda Wednesday said countries in the Caribbean are seeking “breathing space in which...

HEALTH

Prime Minister and seven others take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Mia Mottley disclosed to the nation Thursday that she was...

Private sector warns lockdown could hurt more than COVID-19

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases among locals, the private sector...

More Jamaicans to receive COVID-19 vaccine in the second quarter, once available

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Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says the number of people to be vaccinated...

IMMIGRATION

TRAVEL

Premier says cruise tourism unlikely to resume this year: Cayman Islands

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Island – Premier Alden McLaughlin says that it is unlikely that cruise ships...

Jamaica Tourist Board Hails Travel and Tourism Icon Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

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Jamaica and the entire tourism world have lost an icon and travel and tourism visionary...

Caribbean Airlines suspends service to Havana, Cuba

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ORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Regional carrier Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) has suspended its commercial...

Historic direct flight from Lagos to Sangster’s Airport in Montego Bay

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nigerian carrier: Air Peace made its historic direct flight from Lagos to the...

Captain Sir Tom Moore happy to be in Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  The 100-year-old British Army officer who rose to fame when he raised over £33...

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Board of Directors Holds First Meeting in Montego Bay

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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – December 8, 2020 – Tourism veteran John Lynch has been reappointed Chairman...

EDUCATION

ENTERTAINMENT

Breakout Star Shaneil Muir Heads Audiomack’s Hold a Medz Series debut

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Audiomack gives Caribbean artists worldwide shine with new behind the scenes series Hold a Medz, which debuts...

Montserrat’s 2020 Alliouagana Festival of the Word Goes Virtual

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Montserrat’s 2020 Alliouagana Festival of the Word Goes Virtual BRADES, Montserrat - The 12th edition of the Alliouagana Festival of the Word will be its first virtual experience. Slated for...

Cottrell, the villain, Archer the hero as Royals, seal record run chase.

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 West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell gave up 30 runs in a critical 18th over...

Calling A Village to Action

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By Lou Cespedes At the height of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this summer, Governor...

Steelpan Must Broaden Influence

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Widening steelpan offerings to include classical music and more events staged in...

Lewis Hamilton Limps Home to Take Seventh Silverstone Win

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BROOKLYN, NY – Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his third straight race and a...

SPORTS

Reifer to prepare Young West Indies for Caribbean World Cup

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BROOKLYN, NY– Cricket West Indies on Thursday appointed former West Indies captain Floyd Reifer as the Under-19 head coach, tasked with preparing the youth...

Gayle, Brathwaite among four WI stars bought in PSL draft

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LAHORE, Pakistan: Veteran superstar Chris Gayle and 2016 T20 World Cup hero, Carlos Brathwaite, were both snapped up in Sunday’s draft of the Pakistan Super...

Fenwick hoping on January friendlies after ‘depressing’ 2020

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Trinidad and Tobago head coach, Terry Fenwick, said plans were in the pipeline to host international friendlies against fellow Caribbean Football Union nations later...

Trio reappointed to FIFA international referees’ list

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyanese referee Sherwin Johnson said he is looking forward to returning to the playing field next year after reappointing to the FIFA international referees’...

LETTERS TO EDITOR

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...

The First Plague; Language. by Lou Cespedes

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The First Plague; Language. by Lou Cespedes What is language? This is a question that has...

OBITUARY

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BUSINESS

WHAT'S HAPPENING

More scientists to monitor the erupting La Soufriere volcano

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Two scientists from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), Thomas Christopher and Adam Stinton, who are based at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), will this week join the team from the SRC that has been here monitoring the La Soufriere volcano...

No support for anti-gang legislation

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BROOKLYN, NY– Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says “petty politics” took precedence as opposition United National Congress (UNC) legislators on Friday night failed to support an extension of the Anti-Gang legislation the police had said was necessary for the continued fight against criminal activity in...

Murray, onboards and train essential service providers in OSHA’s amended CDC approved practices

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PROSPECT CLEANING SERVICE Ingrid Murray is an accomplished accountant, enterprising entrepreneur, and distinguished businesswoman who currently serves as the President and Director of Facilities for Prospect Cleaning Service – a family-owned company with her husband, Courtney Murray. Like most small businesses, COVID-19 presented many challenges for...

CCRIF pays out millions to Nicaragua

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) Tuesday said it would make a payment of US$10.7 million to the Nicaragua government following the destruction caused by the passage of a Tropical Cyclone. “As is customary and part of the Facility’s customer...

FLOWING HEARTS INC. LAUNCHES FUNDRAISER TO HELP FIGHT TECH POVERTY IN JAMAICA

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FLOWING HEARTS INC. LAUNCHES ‘THE LAND OF SPRINGS FUNDRAISER TO HELP FIGHT TECH POVERTY ON THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA NEW YORK – Flowing Hearts Inc. a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower underprivileged children in the United States and the Caribbean is hosting...

POETRY CORNER

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...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VALERIE RODWAY

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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...

POEM: You’re beautiful

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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...

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...