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Attorney General James Fights to Protect Affordable Housing in New...

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Attorney General James Fights to Protect Affordable Housing in New York AG James Files Amicus Brief Supporting Non-Profit Housing DeveloperAgainst For-Profit Developer Seeking to Limit Affordable...

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 with the new Prime Minister of Haiti, Claude Joseph,...

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 Association (IDA) to support the Caribbean and other countries...

Guyana is concerned about Exxon’s gas compressor issues

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– The government of Guyana has expressed concern about ExxonMobil’s unresolved issues concerning its gas compressor, leading to a reduction in daily production...

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 direct route out of Austin, Texas. The airline revealed in a...

Finance Minister urges businesses to prepare for digital currency

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke is Encouraging businesses to prepare for digital currency, which is expected to be launched in 2022...

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 the past 24 hours several other Caribbean countries were...

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

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a tax attorney in Texas has been indicted for allegedly facilitating tax fraud linked to offshore...

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 men in a hail of bullets on the street...

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,...

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,...

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, passengers traveling to the country will now be required to...

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 island is now being affected by ash stemming from...

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...

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 of copious amounts of ash, the Trinidad-based Seismic Centre...

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 will serve as a major marketing position for the...

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...

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 following the torrential rains that have caused widespread damage...

A.T. Jones for Brooklyn Borough President

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A.T. JONES - Democrat for Brooklyn Borough PresidentVOTE in the Democratic Primary, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.GIVE BROOKLYNWHAT BROOKLYN DESERVESA.T. JONES  For Brooklyn Borough President "Making Brooklyn...

ERIC ADAMS RELEASES PLAN TO TURN NYC INTO WIND POWER HUB

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ERIC ADAMS RELEASES HIS PLAN TO TURN NEW YORK CITY INTO WIND POWER HUB OF THE NORTHEAST New York, NY--New York City mayoral candidate Eric...

Property Tax Redlining

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by Lou Cespedes –  March 15th was the last day to file for any challenges to the NYC Department of Finance (NYCDOF) regarding the amount of...

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 city's new poet laureate. Thompson, born and raised in Los...

Guyanese warned against a surge in new COVID-19 cases

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -The Ministry of Health has issued a warning to citizens to guard themselves against the current surge in new COVID-19 cases by...

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...

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 VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD POP-UP COURT FOR SANITATION SUMMONSES (Brooklyn, New York)...

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

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Apr 1, CMC – The Grenada government says it cannot afford to pay public officers a four percent salary increase that...

Government working on strategy to deal decisively with violence, Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica: Amid public outrage over the recent murder of a young woman, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to assure that the government is...

Windies lose two wickets but stretch the lead

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NORTH SOUND, Antigua – West Indies lost two wickets in the morning session but managed to build on their 96-run first-innings lead at lunch...

All of us Research Program to host community education event

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Right now, health care is often one-size-fits-all. But imagine a future where your health care is tailored to you. That’s called precision medicine, and...

Injured Matt out for the season following surgery

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LONDON – English League Two promotion hopefuls Forest Green Rovers have confirmed Jamaican Jamille Matt, their leading scorer, has been ruled out for the season...

LICA blasts GCB, BCA counterparts over no-show

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Leeward Islands Cricket Board has slammed a decision by  Guyana Cricket Board and Barbados Cricket Association representatives not to...

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...

Private sector asks for a delay in the minimum wage hike...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) has urged the government to defer the increase in the national minimum wage, set to...

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 for presenting a fake COVID-19 test result since Grenada...

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 in Bermuda this summer and offer cruises to its...

Funds earmarked to support the vulnerable during expanded weekend curfews, Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government is providing JAM$2 million (US$13,706) for each of the 63 constituencies to support citizens requiring assistance during the expanded...

Jamaica to establish diplomatic relations with countries in Africa, Pacific Islands

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica is to establish diplomatic relations with two countries in Africa and the several Pacific Island States. These are the Republic of...

Guyana government warns against the illegal imposition of VAT

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– The Senior Minister in the Office of the President with Responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, is warning business here that they...

Guyana working towards improving trade within CARICOM

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana government says in collaboration with the private sector; it is making strides towards removing barriers that affect trade within...

OECS leaders to meet with WHO Director-General

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is scheduled to meet leaders from the Organization...

Four soldiers dismissed from GDF on rape charges in Guyana

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -The Guyana Defense Force (GDF) on Thursday said that two officers and four ranks face disciplinary action, including dismissal from the force,...

Ruling party mourns death of councilor due to COVID-19

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is in mourning following death Derron Wood's death, a councilor from Portland's eastern parish. Wood, who represented...

Former top Petrojam officials plead not guilty to fraud charges

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former general manager of petroleum refinery Petrojam Floyd Grindley and former chairman Dr. Perceval Bahado-Singh were granted bail Wednesday morning after...

Striker Antonio picks Reggae Boyz over England reports

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LONDON – West Ham striker Michail Antonio has given up on playing for England, where he was born and has opted for Jamaica in...

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) to amplify the region’s recovery from the impacts of...

Call for a revisioning of global financial architecture to help region...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – One of the ways forward in helping small island developing states (SIDS) and small to middle-income countries to build back better...

Government suspends use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Martinique

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FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique: The government has suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, following France and several other countries that have taken the step after some...

President Ali commissions new GDF helicopter, Guyana

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BROOKLYN, NY – A promise made to the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) to enhance its current transport fleet and security capabilities became a reality...

No new taxes to fund 2021/2022 budget in Jamaica

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BROOKLYN, NY– Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke announced recently that the Government would not be introducing any new taxes to...

CCJ ruling in election treating case “a victory for Dominica” –...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) decision to reinstate a criminal complaint against winning Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidates in the...

IMF warns Caribbean countries to risk becoming COVID-19 ‘economic long-haulers’

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BROOKLYN, NY – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that many Caribbean countries risk becoming COVID-19 “economic long-haulers.”  “Much the same as some patients...

IMF says Belize ‘severely affected’ by COVID-19 pandemic

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BROOKLYN, NY – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Belize has been “severely affected” by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Following a successful containment of the first wave...

Nine writers announced on the long list for the Caribbean Literature...

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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...

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 goal as English National League leaders Sutton United recorded...

‘Leader’ Holder still ‘integral part,’ assures Harper

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BROOKLYN, NY– Chief selector Roger Harper has hailed Jason Holder’s six-year tenure in charge of the Test squad, stressing the all-rounder remained a leader...

CARPHA says AstraZeneca vaccine in the Caribbean differs from one in...

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has sought to assure members states within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that the AstraZeneca vaccine has...

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

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands– Premier Alden McLaughlin announced that the mandatory quarantine period across the territory, will be reduced to 10 days, starting March 22.   The...

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 Adams another big endorsement for his campaign. 32BJ represents...

Government grants additional allowance for persons securing the maritime border in...

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands– Members of the Joint Task Force who has been assisting with securing the maritime border of the territory will be...

Bowery brace sinks leaders, Matt on the mark again

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LONDON – Jordan Bowery scored twice after the break as Mansfield Town came from behind to topple English League Two leaders Cheltenham Town 3-1...

World Bank approves a US$75 million grant to strengthen social protection...

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WASHINGTON – The World Bank on Tuesday approved a US$75 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adaptive Social Protection for...

COVID-19 immunizations begin on the anniversary of the first case in...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica began its COVID-19 vaccination program on Wednesday – exactly one year after the first case of the virus was confirmed in...

Former Prime Ministers join call for Jamaicans to take COVID-19 vaccine

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Prime Ministers PJ Patterson and Bruce Golding have joined the Jamaicans' call to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Patterson and Golding...

Caribbean Airlines launches non-stop service from Barbados to JFK

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Caribbean Airlines plans to launch a non-stop service between Barbados and the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York next...

Public advocate Williams, releases plan for A renewed deal for NYC

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NEW YORK – Caribbean American, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams, has released ‘A Renewed Deal for New York City,’ an extensive...

Former chairman of petroleum refinery hit with 12 fraud charges in...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The former chairman of Petrojam, Dr. Perceval Bahado-Singh, has been slapped with multiple fraud charges related to US$73,620 that he allegedly...

CUNY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NAMES DR. MARILYN A. FRASER

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Dr. Fraser Honored Alongside Three Fellow Healthcare Trailblazers Brooklyn, NY – The City University of New York School of Medicine (CSOM) will honor SUNY Downstate Health...

Trinidad to get smaller COVID-19 vaccine batch due to global shortage

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Monday disclosed that Trinidad and Tobago would get only a third of the doses Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines...

LEAD Spinners ambush Windies as Sri Lanka level series

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua: A cavalier West Indies paid a heavy price for their indiscreet stroke-play as Sri Lanka’s spinners weaved a web around them to...

US Coast Guard interdicts Haitian migrants off Southern Florida coast

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MIAMI,– The United States Coast Guard says rescue crews interdicted a 30-foot vessel with 25 Haitian migrants aboard after they called for help after...

COVID-19 pandemic described as the greatest test in Labour Department’s history

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BROOKLYN, NY – Acting Chief Labour Officer Claudette Hope-Greenidge on Wednesday admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic had been the greatest test in the 81-year...

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke welcomes passage of George Floyd Justice in...

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WASHINGTON,– Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has welcomed the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the United States...

Focus on economic recovery amid COVID-19 vaccination drive in St. Kitts

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BROOKLYN, NY – As the COVID-19 vaccination continues, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said his Team Unity administration is now shifting its attention to...

Unemployment Fund exhausted due to pressures of COVID-19 pandemic in Barbados

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BROOKLYN, NY– The National Insurance Scheme’s (NIS) Unemployment Fund has been depleted, due to the high level of payouts during the COVID-19 pandemic, but...

Bipartisan bill introduced to address brain aneurysm research

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Washington, D.C. – Representatives Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced H.R. 1553, Ellie’s Law, which...

Caribbean Export and EU to provide financial assistance for SMEs

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BROOKLYN, NY– In collaboration with the European Union, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has approved funding to provide much-needed financial support to...

Colchester boss backs Jaguar Harriott to continue scoring run

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BROOKLYN, NY– Colchester United interim first-team coach Wayne Brown has backed Guyana international Callum Harriott, who netted twice in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over...

ST. Vincent’s labor unions encourage members to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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BROOKLYN, NY – The two main unions representing public sector workers have urged their members to take the COVID-19 vaccine as the government ramps...

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 Jamaica for an exclusive promotion and special acoustic concert....

Invest Newark Launches Region’s First Land Bank to Provide Equitable Access...

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Newark Land Bank Program will act as a powerful tool to help lift and improve Newark residents' quality of life. Newark, NJ (March 2, 2021)...

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer dies

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BROOKLYN, NY – Jamaica is mourning the death of reggae legend Bunny Wailer who passed away on Tuesday morning at 73. The three-time Grammy award...

Pollard hails senior players for a key role in title triumph

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BROOKLYN, NY– Captain Kieron Pollard has underscored the critical role of veteran players in Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s capture of the Regional Super50...

Lambe, Eve returns to boost Gombey Warriors’ World Cup hopes.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Former captain Reggie Lambe and goalkeeper Dale Eve have given national coach Kyle Lightbourne a boost by making themselves available for...

Opposition Leader chided for writing to India’s PM asking for COVID-19...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dr. Amery Browne has chided Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar for what he said was an...

Caribbean Airlines collaborates with exporTT to bolster the export industry

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BROOKLYN, NY– Caribbean Airlines Cargo and exporTT – the national agency that seeks to diversify the export sector through the growth of non-energy, manufacturing,...

Cricketer, Johnson urges Hetmyer to continue matured approach.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson says West Indies stroke maker, Shimron Hetmyer, has been encouraged by team management to place a...

“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...

RANK YOUR CHOICE!

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by Lou Cespedes – Christian, Homeowner & Candidate to the 45th Council District I am not different from anyone else in my community. I’m happily married...

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 hold presidential elections in the French-speaking CARICOM country “as...

Grenada, other OECS countries to get COVID-19 vaccine shipment from India

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BROOKLYN, NY – Health Minister Nickolas Steele said a new shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from India is due to arrive in St....

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 of the population get the COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister...

PAHO chief briefs Guyanese, Surinamese leaders on COVID-19 vaccine supply

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says its director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, on Thursday briefed the leaders of Guyana and Suriname...

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 bilateral relations with Guyana, as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

COVID-19 immunization drive underway Aruba; PM wants all adults to take...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Aruba, the first country in the Dutch Caribbean to begin a COVID-19 immunization campaign, continued its vaccination drive this week with...

Bermuda’s Ex-Premier says cannabis law change being used by government in...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Former Premier Michael Dunkley says the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) government has used controversial new cannabis legislation in this British Overseas...

ST. LUCIA’s P.M. says pandemic will not define or deter country

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BROOKLYN, NY – As St. Lucians marked the island’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence on Monday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet declared that the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Council Member Louis Chairs Oversight Hearing on N.Y.C’s Mental Health Emergency...

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BROOKLYN, NY— Today, Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn) chaired her first hearing with the New York City Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions. Amid the...

Attorney, Crump and Co-Counsels Delivered New Evidence in Assassination of Malcolm...

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ICYMI: Press Conference Convened by Attorney Ben Crump and Co-Counsels Delivered New Evidence Regarding the Assassination of Malcolm X to his Daughters and the...

RANK YOUR CHOICE!

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RANK YOUR CHOICE! by Anthony Beckford - Community Leader & Candidate to the 45th Council District           Our city is going through so many issues and struggles during...

GUYANA-CRIME- Woman held at the airport with drugs concealed in condoms

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 The police have arrested a 23-year-old woman at the Eugene F. Correa International airport early Saturday with several drugs wrapped in condoms inserted in...

L.I. African American Chamber Blazes New Partnership to Keep African American...

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New York, New York - Many small business owners and members in the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. were underserved during the...

Jamaica and the US close to finalizing improved protocols about the...

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Governments of Jamaica and the United States of America (US) are close to finalizing improved operational protocols about the Ship rider...

SUPER50 LEAD Pollard, Mohammed power Red Force as Pride lose again

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BROOKLYN,NY – Captain Kieron Pollard undermined Barbados Pride with a devastating maiden five-wicket haul, and veteran Jason Mohammed followed up with his sixth List...

Prime Minister announces extension to national lockdown in Barbados

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BROOKLYN, NY– Barbadians will now remain on lockdown until the end of the month, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced Monday, as the number of...

Elderly care facilities “hotspots” for COVID-19 in Barbados

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BROOKLYN, NY – Minister of Health Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic said Monday that his ministry has been monitoring several COVID-19 “hotspots” at elderly care...

First COVID-designed contact centers to open in the Caribbean

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Caribbean’s largest homegrown contact center, itelbpo, says it has designed the region’s first COVID-ready facility. Itelbpo said in a statement that...

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 – February 11, 2021 – Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival...

New York Attorney General continues the fight to stop deportations to...

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York Attorney General Letitia James says she has led a coalition of 16 attorneys general from across the United States...

Amendments to essential crime-fighting laws set to be completed soon, Jamaica

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BROOKLYN, NY – National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang says amendments to key pieces of legislation, which form part of measures to modernize Jamaica’s...

CARICOM thanks Barbados PM for COVID-19 vaccines

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BROOKLYN, NY – Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has thanked Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados for her provision of Covid-19 vaccines for the staff of the CARICOM...

US Coast Guard seizes US$69 million in drugs, nabs suspected smugglers...

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BROOKLYN, NY– The United States Coast Guard says a crew of its Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) returned to its homeport in Key West, Florida...

Cornwall gives Windie’s lead, but batsmen slip to leave the match...

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BROOKLYN, NY– Rahkeem Cornwall’s second five-wicket haul in Tests earned West Indies a significant 113-run first-innings lead. Still, the Caribbean side then lost three...

Cheddi Jagan International Airport in line for upgrade and modernization

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BROOKLYN, NY– The government has budgeted GUY$2.5 billion (US$12 million) to upgrade further and modernize the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Senior Minister in the...

Hetmyer knows form-critical to Jaguar’s chances

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BROOKLYN,NY – Left-hander Shimron Hetmyer believes his half-century on Monday in the Super50 Cup match against Barbados Pride has signaled he is returning to...

Simmons praises Brathwaite captaincy points to ‘evolution’ in batting

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BROOKLYN, NY – Head coach Phil Simmons has praised Kraigg Brathwaite’s astute leadership during the recent opening. Test in Chattogram, pointing out his handling...

Grenada P.M. recommends social fund to assist citizens affected by the...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has proposed establishing a non-legally binding social fund to assist people affected negatively by the measures...

Discussions underway to establish regulated cryptocurrency system

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Lewis, says stakeholder discussions are underway to establish a regulated local cryptocurrency system here. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or cryptocurrency can be used to...

Looking to become a vendor at the Queens Night Market or...

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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...

LEAD Stoute, Ambris inspire Volcanoes victory despite Kumar hundred

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Brooklyn, NY: Nitish Kumar’s superb hundred went in vain as Windward Islands Volcanoes raised the curtain on the Regional Super50 Cup with a 31-run win...

US group strongly condemns ‘forced’ termination of Taiwan agreement with Guyana

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Brooklyn, NY: The Brooklyn, New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has strongly condemned what it describes as the “forced” termination of the agreement...

Uptick in tourism expected by 2023 – Tourism Minister

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BROOKLYN, NY – Tourism Minister Carlos James says the country could see  “an uptick by 2023” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, barring “all of the...

Pandemic causing deep recession in Barbados but BERT plan on track,...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a deep recession in Barbados. However, the implementation of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT)...

President thanks partners for support in efforts to release fishers detained...

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BROOKLYN,NY – President Irfaan Ali has expressed gratitude to Guyana’s regional and international partners for joining in calls for the release of the 12...

Hotel association warns Caribbean economic survival in ‘serious jeopardy.’

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Miami-based Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has warned that the region’s economic survival is in “serious jeopardy” as the tourism-dependent...

Prime Minister dismisses a statement made by a former US Ambassador

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BROOKLYN, NY– Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley dismissed a statement by a former United States diplomat who said Port of Spain prefers to trade...

WHO says key workers, other vulnerable people to receive COVID-19 vaccines...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) says key workers and other vulnerable people in 145 countries, including the Caribbean, should...

Canadian extradited from Jamaica, charged for involvement in a multi-million-dollar fraud...

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BROOKLYN, NY– A 52-year-old Canadian national who was extradited from Jamaica to the United States has been charged for being involved in a multi-million-dollar...

Trinidad to get as many as 120,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago have been allocated an initial 100,000 to 120,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility,...

Guyana’s President says no bilateral talks with Venezuela until fishers are...

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Brooklyn, NY: The government has made it clear that it will only have bilateral discussions with Venezuela once the Nicolas Maduro administration releases the Guyanese...

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 government by-elections on Monday, wresting the Arima Central seat...

Reggae Boy Reid helps earn a point for struggling Fulham

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BROOKLYN, NY – Reggae Boyz forward, Bobby Reid, scored his seventh goal of the season, but Fulham was forced to settle for a point...

World Bank approves US$13.5 million more for the education sector in...

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BROOKLYN,NY– The World Bank on Monday approved US$13.5 million in additional financing to support efforts to improve education in Guyana, as the COVID-19 pandemic...

ExxonMobil increases flaring over problems with a gas compressor in Guyana

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BROOKLYN, NY – US oil giant ExxonMobil has increased natural gas flaring at the oil production vessel offshore Guyana because of problems with the...

Rank Your Choice!

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By Lou Cespedes - Choice is the cornerstone of our American “way of life.” It is the foundation of our democracy and electoral system....

Heart, a character in short supply, says Simmons.

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CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh – Head coach Phil Simmons was frank in his assessment of West Indies following their chastening whitewash here Monday, lamenting the lack...

JAMAICA Government in talks with China, Cuba, and India to get...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. – The Government has started discussions with China, Cuba, and India about obtaining COVID-19 vaccines for Jamaicans when they become available,...

JAMAICA PM promises better protection for the homeless following murders

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday committed to providing greater protection for the homeless community after several pre-dawn attacks left four...

OAS demands release of Guyanese fishing boats and crew by Venezuela

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday demanded the release of the crew of two Guyanese-registered fishing vessels who have...

Vaccination registrations jump to 10,000 in Bermuda

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HAMILTON, Bermuda– Health Minister Kim Wilson says more than 10,000 people – roughly a sixth of Bermuda’s population – have registered their interest in...

Lockdown will result in millions of dollars in losses for Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Prime Minister Mia Mottley has acknowledged that the economy could lose as much as BDS$25 million (US$12.5 million) as a result...

Biden-Harris Aligns with Clarke’s Efforts to Address Racial Disparities in Tech,...

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Founder and Chair of the Congressional Racial Disparities Working Group, released the following statement applauding the Biden-Harris...

CWI brings players up to speed on health protocols

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Cricket West Indies says players have been fully briefed on health protocols for next month’s Super50 Cup in Antigua, paving the...

Trinidad mourns the death of calypsonian “Singing Sandra.”

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Well-known calypsonian Sandra Des Vignes Millington, better known as “Singing Sandra,” is dead. Her passing was announced officially on her...

Ambassador calls for urgent and equitable release of COVID-19 vaccines

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BROOKLYN, NY– Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, has called for the urgent and equitable release...

My COVID Story

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By Lou Cespedes* I went to Kings County on New Year’s Eve to take my COVID test. My wife took her test the day before....

PAHO says Americas surpasses one million deaths from COVID-19

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne, says that the Region of the Americas, including the...

Tax revenue expected to fall in EC$1.21 billion budget: ST VINCENT

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, – Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, on Wednesday, presented to lawmakers Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure of EC$1.21 million (One EC dollar=US...

Caribbean American legislators hail historic Biden, Harris inauguration

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BROOKLYN, NY – Caribbean American legislators on Wednesday hailed the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Caribbean American Kamala Harris as president and vice...

Cabinet approves COVID-19 deployment and vaccination interim plan:Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Cabinet has approved a National COVID-19 Deployment and Vaccination Interim Plan that outlines the overall strategies for the deployment, implementation, and...

Caribbean Development Bank appoints a new president

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has elected Dr. Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon to serve as the next President...

NMAAM Recieves Major Donation From HCA Healthcare

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In total, the health care organization has donated $1,650,000 in support of the museum. BROOKLYN, NY– Recently, HCA Healthcare announced a $650,000 donation to the...

Government grants Patriotic additional days to secure financing for oil refinery:Trinidad

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Government has given the company Patriotic Energies and Technologies a second extension to prove its ability to purchase the Pointe-a-Pierre oil...

Mohammed wants more patience from batsmen in the wake of the...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Not for the first time, West Indies’ batting has come under the microscope after posting a paltry 122 in their six-wicket...

Fourth oil, gas discovery made offshore Suriname

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Suriname,  Oil producer Apache Corporation and its joint venture partner Total SA have announced their fourth discovery of oil offshore Suriname. According to a report...

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 among eight people here who recently received COVID-19 vaccines...

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...

UNEP supports the plan to use satellite imaging to build a...

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United Nations: The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) says it supports a plan to use satellite imaging to build up a picture of coral reefs in...

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 media post that calls for COVID-19 frontline and essential...

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 Friday signed a symbolic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which...

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 has insisted that any decision to introduce lockdown measures...

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...

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

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the Government will be investing in Jamaicans' “heart-ware” as part of the fight against crime and...

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 will be returning to the territory this year due...

US President-elect taps Caribbean American voting rights advocate for senior Department...

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On Thursday, United States President-elect Joe Biden tapped a Caribbean American voting rights advocate for a senior US Department of Justice (DOJ) position. In a...

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

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

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...

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

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 The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has further extended the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification for the Caribbean...

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 with Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart's passing on Monday evening. The...

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 service to Havana, Cuba, with immediate effect, until further...

Caribbean American congresswoman takes 8th Oath of Office at 117th US...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has taken her 8th Oath of Office at the start of the historic 117th United States Congress. “We ushered...

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 this commitment during the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ of...

Stunning Pooran fifty overshadowed by Hughes, Brathwaite in Sixers win

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GOLD COAST, Australia: Nicholas Pooran smashed an exhilarating half-century. Still, West Indies teammate, Carlos Brathwaite, hit a cameo in a quick-fire stand with top-scorer Daniel...

PAHO issues food safety guidelines in the Caribbean amid holiday season

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WASHINGTON,  – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued what it described as “five keys” for food safety in the Caribbean and other...

Guyana marks the first year of oil production

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – ExxonMobil Guyana celebrating the first year of oil production from the Liza field offshore. Earlier this month, the Liza Destiny Floating Production...

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 Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay's western city earlier...

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’...

US adds more Cuban military-owned companies to Specially Designated Nationals and...

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WASHINGTON, DC– The administration of US President Donald Trump added three more Cuban military-owned companies to its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List...

T&T-Association starts to clear debts to players, coaches and admin staff

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Players, coaches, and administrative staff of the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will have a Merry Christmas after...

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 the subregion currency remains ‘very strong’ amid the economic...

Teammates key to third Player-of-the-Year honor: Fowler

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Jhaniele Fowler has praised her teammates at West Coast Fever for their support after winning a third successive Suncorp Super Netball Player-of-the-Year Award. The Sunshine...

An Awakening!

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By Lou CespedesI wanted to take a break from my series this week because I wanted to share some of my thoughts about this...

IDB to assist with the development of the national broadband strategy

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The Ministry of Technology has secured the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) assistance to develop a national broadband strategy, which will support the implementation of...

Central Bank governor to continue in post for three more years

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Finance Minister Colt Imbert says that the Central Bank Governor, Alvin Hilaire, will continue to serve in that position for another three years.  Imbert, who...

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 million for the National Health Services earlier this year in...

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 this upcoming week, featuring viral starlet Shaneil Muir who...

Region urged to be cautious regarding corruption amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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President of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm Warren Smith. said the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had focused on the thorny and...

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

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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – December 8, 2020 – Tourism veteran John Lynch has been reappointed Chairman of the new board of directors of the Jamaica...

Survey finds a significant number of employees were forced to work...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A survey conducted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus has found that an estimated 60 percent of...

Australian company considers investing in Guyana

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A 10-member team from one of the world’s largest iron ore companies are hoping to invest in Guyana. The team from Australia, Fortescue (FMG), led by...

Black Owned!

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 by Lou Cespedes I am a building professional and I work in construction. A few days ago, in a conversation with a colleague, we...

CARICOM places temporary ban on poultry from the United Kingdom

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua,– Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have placed a temporary ban on the importation of all poultry from the United Kingdom because of...

No nation accepts non-nationals without due process

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, – The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday said it is awaiting the outcome of a legal challenge on behalf of...

Gloria’s Fall

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By Lou CespedesExactly one year ago, I wrote on the pages of this paper, that our merchant class struggled with basic knowledge about contracts,...

Budget day in Grenada is December 2

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government will be presenting the 2020-21 national budget to Parliament on December 2. It will be the first presentation by...

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

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, – Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George, Tuesday adjourned to November 30, the hearing of the two petitions filed by the coalition opposition,...

This is a matter, not for the OAS, but the people...

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By Peter Richards PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday criticized the international community, most notably the Organization of American States...

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...

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

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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...