COMMENTARY

“To Sir, with love” Goodbye to a legend

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NASSAU, Bahamas–The Bahamas government Friday confirmed that actor and activist, Sir Sidney Poitier, has died....

Trinidadians scammed of millions of dollars

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (FIUTT) is reporting an...

KEEPING J’OUVERT RELEVANT DURING THE PANDEMIC

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Brooklyn, NY- As keepers of a culture grounded in artistic expression and national pride, the...

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U19 CWC-LEAD Windies eliminated from title contention after SL defeat

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts: Hosts West Indies crashed out of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after suffering...

T&T Health Ministry preparing to roll out Pfizer vaccine for 5-11-year-olds

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Ministry of Health says it will consult with the relevant stakeholders before rolling...

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams concerned over police shooting

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NEW YORK, NY– Caribbean American New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has expressed deep concern...

Canada pledges aid to Haiti for security and other projects

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The Government of Canada has pledged millions of dollars to...

Trinidad among regional and international companies bidding for gas-to-energy project

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana says it has received bids from Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, the...

Trinidad Hundreds protest against COVID policies – several held by police

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The police held several people on Sunday as they mounted...

Jamaican national charged with murder of New York restaurant manager

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NEW YORK, NY– New York police have arrested and charged a Jamaican man in the...

Jamaica records a 24 percent increase in murders since the start of the year

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BROOKLYN, NY– Jamaica has recorded 72 murders during the first two weeks of the new...

GUYANA: Omicron variant cases hurt the private sector

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has been ravaging the private sector...

IMF says Grenada’s economy is “gradually recovering” from COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said that the Grenadian economy is gradually...

TRINIDAD: Unions warn “all hell would break loose” if unvaccinated public servants were sent home

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trade union leaders Friday promised “all hell will break loose”...

Councilmember Ossé Launches Participatory Budgeting for 2022

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Residents of District 36, Bed-Stuy, and N. Crown Heights will have the opportunity to decide...

POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT

Brooklyn Borough President Reynoso Taps Assemblymember Diana Richardson for Deputy BP

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Today, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso announced he would bring Assemblymember Diana...

Haitian American chair of Brooklyn Democratic Party hails victory of New York City’s next mayor

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NEW YORK, NY– The Haitian American chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, New York State...

TRINIDAD:Muslim leader denies threatening government, police

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BROOKLYN, NY- The leader of the Jamaal al Muslimeen group, Yasin Abu Bakr, has denied...

GUYANA: Government, opposition at odds over new COVID regulation

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BROOKLYN, NY– Business establishments in Guyana Monday began implementing new measures outlined by the government,...

GUYANA:Granger denies stepping down, says he has taken leave of absence

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BROOKLYN,NY –Former president David Granger has denied stepping down as leader of the opposition People’s...

Court upholds 20-year jail sentence for former Suriname President

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Court-Martial of Suriname confirmed the 20-year jail sentence imposed on former Suriname...

 

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COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

Canada pledges aid to Haiti for security and other projects

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The Government of Canada has pledged millions of dollars to...

Trinidad among regional and international companies bidding for gas-to-energy project

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana says it has received bids from Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, the...

Jamaica records a 24 percent increase in murders since the start of the year

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BROOKLYN, NY– Jamaica has recorded 72 murders during the first two weeks of the new...

HEALTH

T&T Health Ministry preparing to roll out Pfizer vaccine for 5-11-year-olds

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Ministry of Health says it will consult with the relevant stakeholders before rolling...

Trinidad Hundreds protest against COVID policies – several held by police

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The police held several people on Sunday as they mounted...

GUYANA: Omicron variant cases hurt the private sector

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has been ravaging the private sector...

SPORTS

U19 CWC-LEAD Windies eliminated from title contention after SL defeat

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts: Hosts West Indies crashed out of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after suffering a disappointing three-wicket defeat to unbeaten Sri Lanka in...

LEAD Shepherd, Smith fireworks in vain as Ireland level series

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Romario Shepherd's maiden One-Day International half-century went in vain as embattled Ireland stunned a lackluster West Indies by five wickets under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern...

Brooks happy with performance despite falling short of ODI debut century

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Despite missing out on a century on his One Day-International (ODI) debut, Shamarh Brooks is satisfied with his performance in Saturday’s match which...

Fletcher included in medical, fitness camp squad ahead of South Africa...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Veteran leg-spinner Afy Fletcher has returned to professional cricket, following her year-long maternity leave, after being included in a 23-member squad for...

TRAVEL

IDB launches program to assist LAC in improving the tourism sector

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the “Future Tourism Program” aimed at addressing the...

Former LIAT employees plan protests to press for severance

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua– Former LIAT workers are planning a protest in coming days as they...

USA expands interview waivers for certain nonimmigrant Caribbean visa applicants

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WASHINGTON– The United States Department of State has announced that consular officers in the Caribbean...

St. Lucians told us to brace for the fifth COVID-19 wave

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia– The chairman of the St. Lucia COVID-19 Management Centre (CMC), Cletus Springer,...

Air Canada to halt service to Bermuda due to COVID-19 surge

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HAMILTON, Bermuda— Air Canada is to halt flights to Bermuda next month because of the...

Jamaica is predicting the best winter season since 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica is predicting “the best winter season” since 2019, after reporting an uptick...

IMMIGRATION

ENTERTAINMENT

U19 CWC-LEAD Windies eliminated from title contention after SL defeat

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts: Hosts West Indies crashed out of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after suffering...

LEAD Shepherd, Smith fireworks in vain as Ireland level series

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Romario Shepherd's maiden One-Day International half-century went in vain as embattled Ireland stunned...

“To Sir, with love” Goodbye to a legend

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NASSAU, Bahamas–The Bahamas government Friday confirmed that actor and activist, Sir Sidney Poitier, has died....

LEAD Haynes appointed new chief selector

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua– Batting legend Desmond Haynes was Thursday appointed the new men’s chairman of...

Former Soca Warrior Hoyte keeps Maidstone in promotion hunt

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LONDON– Former Trinidad and Tobago defender Gavin Hoyte helped fire high-flying English National League South...

ST KITTS:Sugar Boy Burley joins Maidenhead on loan

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English League One club Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed their St Kitts and Nevis international Andre...

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

Councilmember Ossé Launches Participatory Budgeting for 2022

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Residents of District 36, Bed-Stuy, and N. Crown Heights will have the opportunity to decide how to spend a portion of the city budget right in their neighborhoods. Brooklyn, NY: Participatory budgeting is back in the new year. Each City Council district has the opportunity...

Jamaica’s P.M. Andrew Holness says no more pandemic lockdowns

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called on the nation to remain calm even as the country continues to record an increase in cases of COVID-19. Speaking during a press conference on Sunday, the Prime Minister also declared that there would be no...

American Airlines expands new flying service to Dominica and Anguilla

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AMERICAN LAUNCHES RECORD WINTER OPERATION AT MIA• This winter, American will operate the largest schedule in the history of the MIA hub, withup to 378 daily flights to 140 destinations.• In the next two weeks the airline will launch four new international destinations fromMiami:...

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...

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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