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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 wrought on communities of color, today, FPWA is rolling out...

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 after drugs estimated at more than TT$64 million (One...

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...

OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS-UPDATE 1 Tapper gets bronze, Thompson-Herah reaches 200m final

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BROOKLYN,NY – Jamaican Megan Tapper has clinched bronze in the women’s sprint hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old clocked 12.55 seconds running out of...

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...

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 of defiance and increasing tendency towards lawlessness,” as it...

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 dollar=US$0.37) economic stimulus package that is expected to benefit...

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), saying that the fiscal package is intended to help...

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 bill in the United States House of Representatives that...

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 recorded a 15 percent increase in employment, despite the...

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 recorded a 15 percent increase in employment, despite the...

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 election. Still, his ruling United Workers Party (UWP) is...

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...

“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 the general election on Monday as St. Lucian voters...

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 resulted in his United Workers Party (UWP) suffering a...

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 by a radical Muslim group, the Jamaat Al’Muslimeen, with...

Air Canada to resume flights to Bermuda.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Air Canada will resume direct flights to Bermuda twice a week, starting on  August 6.  According to the travel website  – TravelWeek, Air Canada’s service between...

IMF approves policy reforms, funding package to better support the recovery...

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BROOKLYN,NY – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a set of reforms to the fund’s concessional lending facilities to...

New study finds inequalities in HIV prevention, child treatment services in...

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BROOKLYN,NY –The United Nations program that leads the global fight against HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, says in a report that nearly half of the 1.7...

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 a ship in the ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise line, the...

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 an unprecedented tie, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has announced...

Police going after parents who traffick their children

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be going after parents and guardians involved in the trafficking of their children. Sub-Officer in charge...

BARBADOS-COVID-Residents urged to take a vaccine from China amid uncertainty about...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Amid residents’ tentativeness about taking the Sinopharm vaccine from China, and with no definitive date for the arrival of the next...

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...

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 Nancy Hagans, RN, CCRN, as the new president 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 reported move by Public Works Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill,...

Japan and Jamaica eyeing closer cooperation

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BROOKLYN,NY – Jamaica says it will continue to partner with Japan as they respond to the economic challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic...

DOMINICA-COURT-Venezuelan national jailed for illegally entering Dominica and escaping COVID facility.

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BROOKLYN,NY – A magistrate has sentenced a 32-year-old Venezuelan national to 12 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to illegally entering the island...

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...

US Coast Guard offloads multi-million dollars in seized cocaine in the...

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BROOKLYN,NY – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos has offloaded nearly US$15 million in seized cocaine and...

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 judge’s ruling in Texas making unlawful a program that...

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council to Join Mount Vernon Mayor...

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The City of Mount Vernon is faced with an unprecedented sewage crisis exacerbated by climate-fueled extreme weather events. On Monday, July 16th, beginning at...

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...

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...

Two dropped catches prove crucial as Windies lose by four wickets

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BROOKLYN,  NY – Two dropped catches let Pakistan Women off the hook as they trounced West Indies Women by four wickets in the fourth...

TRINIDAD-CRIME-Police investigating bloodbath

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BROOKLYN, NY – Trinidad and Tobago police were on Wednesday bracing for possible reprisals after eight people were shot and killed along the east-west...

Grenada-labor-public sector workers protest in support of restoration of pensions.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Public sector workers took to the streets here on Wednesday urging the Grenada government to restore their constitutionally guaranteed right to...

CRICKET-WINDIES U19-‘Innovative’ methods in use as Reifer preps for ICC tournament

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BROOKLYN, NY – West Indies Under-19 head coach, Floyd Reifer, says the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced his coaching staff to resort to “creative...

Widow of the assassinated president says Haiti must not “lose its...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Martine Moise, the widow of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise, says Haiti must not “lose its way” in the aftermath of...

T&T Government announces more easing of restrictions

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday announced a further easing of the restriction of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus...

Search underway for missing vessel with 15 onboard

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Jamaican Coast Guard are currently searching for a local vessel with 15 persons on board that has been...

HAITI President Jovenel Moise assassinated

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BROOKLYN, NY – President Jovenel Moise has been shot and killed at his private residence above the hills of Port-au-Prince during an armed attack...

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

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By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Jul 7, CMC – The Haitian American chair of the Brooklyn, New York Democratic Party,  Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, says...

LEAD Connell stuns Pakistan to give Windies series lead

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NORTH SOUND, Antigua – West Indies Women held their nerve. It staved off a late challenge from Pakistan Women to pull off a ten-run...

PREVIEW Increased discipline needed to rescue series: Simmons

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – A concerned head coach Phil Simmons has urged his batting group for increased discipline ahead of Thursday’s fourth Twenty20 International...

Residents urged to complete preparations as Tropical Storm Elsa forecast to...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams and disaster preparedness officials here urged residents to move with urgency to get themselves and...

Warnings and watches issued as Tropical Storm Elsa form east of...

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Tropical Storm Elsa moved quickly towards the Caribbean after forming in the early hours of Thursday. Tropical storm warnings were issued for Barbados, Martinique,...

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 accident. From news reports it appears her car was...

Trinidad and Tobago Parliament debating greater autonomy for Tobago

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The Trinidad and Tobago Parliament Monday began debating legislation aimed at improving the socio-economic and political relationships between the two islands, amid uncertainty as...

Jamaica upgrading aviation system

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says it is advancing plans to upgrade the island’s aviation system with a satellite-based navigation platform to boost...

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 by a further six months. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy...

Health authorities report deaths despite people getting their first vaccine dose...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –Health authorities Monday said they are still investigating reports that at least four people may have died after being given...

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 Twenty20 International against South Africa here. The sides split the...

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...

CCJ upholds appeal from Belizean sentenced who claimed breach of constitutional...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Wednesday upheld an appeal by Solomon Marin Jr of Belize, permanently staying the...

Government brushes aside call for Commission of Inquiry into COVID management

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday brushed aside calls by the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) for a...

Government to fund multi-million dollar severance payment for dismissed CAL employees

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Finance Minister Colm Imbert says the state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which earlier this week announced that it would be...

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...

Holder toppled from the top spot; Roach closes in on top...

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LONDON – Jason Holder has been dislodged from the top of the all-rounder's charts. Still, Jermaine Blackwood and Kemar Roach enjoyed upward movement in...

Grenada welcome fully vaccinated fans for T20s

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Grenada has followed St Lucia’s lead in allowing fully vaccinated fans to attend the five-match Twenty20 International series between West...

Winger Browne joins UK club Wealdstone

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LONDON – Antigua and Barbuda winger Rhys Browne have joined English National League club Wealdstone on an initial one-year contract with an option for...

UN chief urges debt relief extension for Caribbean middle-income countries

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BROOKLYN, NY– United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for debt relief extension for the Caribbean and other middle-income countries, saying that innovative measures...

Jumaane D. Williams wants legislation to protect Caribbean nationals from immigration...

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NEW YORK, NY – Caribbean American New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams has called for passage of the New York For All Act...

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 Marte Pintiani, says commercial and cargo flights between this...

Group of Haitian nationals attacked in Honduras

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BROOKLYN, NY – The authorities in the Central American nation of Honduras investigate the circumstances that led to a group of Haitians being attacked. According...

Government hits back at “false” claims in Guyana that PM Rowley...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs condemned what it said were slanderous, misleading, disrespectful, and potentially damaging comments made...

Jamaica to get some of the initial 25 million COVID-19 vaccine...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica is poised to benefit from the United States donation of an initial 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have been...

Windies win toss, fielding vs. South Africa – 1st day, 2nd...

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat on the opening day of the second...

King cameo helps leaders Islamabad takedown Sammy’s Zalmi

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates– West Indies white ball discard Brandon King produced a starring role for Islamabad United. They beat Daren Sammy’s Peshawar...

UN worried at the number of Venezuelans displaced by COVID, economic...

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United Nations: United Nations humanitarians say there is a need for more excellent international support for vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees to the Caribbean and other...

Barbados to get European Investment Bank financing for healthcare and COVID-response

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Euro 50 million (One Euro=US 1.29 cents) in long-term financing to the Barbados government...

Government is looking towards a restructured CAL in the post COVID...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government provided US$100 million in subsidies to the state-owned Caribbean Airline (CAL)  last year in...

Patience with rookie batting lineup critical warns Holder

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Former captain Jason Holder has urged patience with West Indies’ “inexperienced” batting lineup in the wake of the heavy...

Steady Brathwaite helps Bears march to third straight win

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NORTHAMPTON, England– Out-of-favour West Indies star, Carlos Brathwaite, produced another steady, if not spectacular all-around performance, as his Birmingham Bears won their third on...

Haitian American lawyer bids for Civil Court judgeship in NY

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NEW YORK, NY – Haitian American lawyer Cassandra Aimée Johnson, who has built her life’s work around helping others, says she is ready to sit...

US Coast Guard repatriates 20 Haitian migrants to Haiti

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The United States Coast Guard says the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew repatriated 20 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti on Thursday, following an...

Government declares nationwide flooding a national disaster

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -President Irfaan Ali proclaimed that the floods across Guyana had reached the stage of a national disaster and crisis. In a gazetted proclamation...

British Royal Navy delivers 75 tons of aid to volcano-ravaged St....

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LONDON, – The British Government said says the Royal Navy has delivered 75 tons of crucial aid to Commonwealth citizens in St. Vincent and...

First-ever in-person National Caribbean American Restaurant Week launches in New York

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NEW YORK, NY – The Queens, New York-based Caribbean American Restaurant Association (CARA) says that the first-ever in-person National Caribbean American Restaurant Week will...

Caribbean American congresswoman urges Google to conduct an audit on racial...

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NEW YORK, NY – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, has joined several US legislators in penning a letter to tech conglomerate Alphabet,...

St. Lucia says the tourism sector is rebounding in the COVID...

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia –The St. Lucia government says the tourism sector is continuing to rebound, with the island recovering a significant portion of the...

FIU warns of scam in the height of COVID-19 pandemic in...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana– The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana says it has become aware of nationals who are actively involved with international partners in...

Barbados reiterates for change to criteria used to assist developing countries

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has renewed her call for an agreement on a global vulnerability index to replace the historical per...

LEAD UK-based Clifton double-takes Montserrat top

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MIAMI, Florida – United Kingdom-based striker Adrian Clifton came off the bench to score twice and fire Montserrat to a 4-0 victory over US...

Powell hoping inter-squad knock returns him to Test fold

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Kieran Powell has not featured in a Test for West Indies in 2-½ years but hopes his 95 in...

Powell nudges selectors as Seales also shines

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Left-handed opener Kieran Powell put himself in the selection mix for the South African series when he narrowly missed...

Trinidad health authorities worried about the spread of COVID as more...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Health authorities in Trinidad and Tobago reiterated the need for adhering to the health protocols as the country continued...

Government offers land to get vaccinated in Antigua

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– The Antigua and Barbuda government is offering an 8,000 square feet parcel of land as an inducement to get nationals to...

Brown looking to ‘new challenge’ after Colchester snub

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LONDON – Jevani Brown believes he could have made a more significant impact at Colchester with more opportunities but said it was now time...

Police investigate fatal stabbing of a nurse

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The police have launched a probe into an incident that led to the fatal tabling of a 33-year-old nurse...

Simmons urges consistency as negative tests pave the way for the...

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – All members of the West Indies training squad have tested negative for COVID-19, paving the way for head coach...

US Coast Guard repatriates Cuban migrants

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MIAMI,  – The United States Coast Guard says crew members from its cutter Kathleen Moore have repatriated eight Cubans to Cuba after being interdicted...

Brathwaite squanders starts, Joseph among wickets for Worcestershire.

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LONDON – Kraigg Brathwaite twice got starts but failed to carry on. At the same time, West Indies Test colleague Alzarri Joseph played a...

Housing versus Homeowner

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by Lou Cespedes –  Recently, as I was walking back from petitioning, I approached a homeowner. I introduced myself and made my pitch. She looked...

All-rounders Brathwaite, Russell retained by Tallawahs

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BROOKLYN, NY – Former West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite is one of seven players retained by Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier...

US extends TPS for Haitians for 18 months

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Joe Biden administration in the United States on Saturday announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Secretary...

Republican Status Transition advisory committee established

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BROOKLYN, NY– The Mia Mottley-led administration has announced a Republican Status Transition advisory committee (RSTAC) to help plan and manage the island's transition from...

Over one million deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Latin America and...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Director Carissa F Etienne, says that to date, more than one...

What’s in the cards after the pandemic?

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by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert How serious can we take the various messages and forecasts about the post-pandemic era? In essence, many of them boil down...

Clean and Green: The New Economy Set to Transform the Caribbean

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by Deodat Maharaj A new economic turn Seismic shifts are taking place in the global economic architecture as countries accelerate efforts to transition clean and green...

Martin shines with a triple to raise the curtain on Alberta...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Jamaican Andre Martin reeled off a triple at Century Mile to make headlines on the opening day of the new season...

Guyana schools to remain closed until the new term

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Guyana government recently said that all schools, except those that have already been re-opened, will remain closed until September. “We have...

Reefs in the Caribbean facing heat stress condition

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says the heat stress conditions for reefs are predicted to be at...

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 for Fifty is Gold - is the theme for...

Trinidad looking to benefit from US vaccine pledge

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –The Trinidad and Tobago government Tuesday said it is moving to ensure that the country benefits from the decision of...

Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica record COVID deaths

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Trinidad, and Tobago Tuesday reported an additional 23 deaths and 601 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as Caribbean countries...

European Union funds for Trinidad and Tobago in dealing with Venezuelan...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The European Union says it has approved Euro 2.7 million (One Euro=US 1.29 cents) for the protection, education, and...

EPA issues modified environment permit for Liza I project, Guyana

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the environmental permit for the Liza 1 Development Project, Offshore Guyana, has been modified to...

Former hotel workers benefit from the auction of goods in St...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent– Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves says former workers of the Buccament Bay Resort are to receive a pay soon out of EC$2,000...

Government warns owners ahead of re-opening of bars and clubs

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will revoke the liquor licenses of bars that fail to adhere to the...

Central Bank announces moratorium on loan repayments due to COVID-19 measures...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) has announced a new moratorium on the regulatory treatment of payment...

Widespread Informality likely to slow recovery from COVID-19 in developing economies

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WASHINGTON, – A new study published by the World Bank has found a huge percentage of workers and firms operate outside the line of...

Court mulls over using offenders to clean-up areas affected by ...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – A senior magistrate has suggested that some offenders be ordered to perform clean-up duties in the Red Zone, when it...

Caribbean countries report new cases of COVID-19.

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Barbados – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries reported increased coronavirus cases (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours. According to the latest bulletin from the authorities,...

CWI prepared to be ‘agile’ in planning as Proteas series looms

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BROOKLYN, NY– Cricket West Indies is anticipating another testing time when they host next month’s bio-secure series against South Africa, but said it was...

Gloucestershire storm to victory with Brathwaite’s help

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BROOKLYN, NY -Chasing a modest 90 for victory at Lord’s, the visitors were taken to victory by Tom Lace’s breezy unbeaten 31 while captain...

COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to the US less than...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to the United States is less than one percent. This was noted by the President...

Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited takes over Barbados-based insurance company

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (Tatil) has acquired Barbados-based Trident Insurance Company Limited. After officially getting the nod from...

Jamaican named Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland

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Edinburgh: Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Scotland, Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, has been named the new Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sir Geoff, who is...

CARPHA urges residents to protect against mosquito-borne diseases during the COVID-19...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has urged residents of the region not to neglect to protect themselves against...

Government to assist severed Barbadian LIAT workers

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– The Government has offered a helping hand to just under 100 displaced Barbadian workers of LIAT, who will get some relief by...

Government temporarily shelves legislation regarding production of marijuana and hemp

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government has shelved plans to introduce legislation that would have allowed for the production and cultivation...

S.E. Queens Elected Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New Small Business...

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As the City begins its rebound, Southeast Queens celebrates new beginnings for local small businesses. South Jamaica, NY—Southeast Queens elected officials celebrated the grand opening...

Trinidad record deaths, Jamaica to restrict travel from Trinidad

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago recorded deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as Jamaica has indicated plans to restrict travel...

Reggae Boy Lambert scores as Phoenix dominates opener.

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TEMPE, Arizona – Jamaican forward Kevon Lambert scored his first goal of the new season as Phoenix Rising FC capped off a dominant display...

CSK positive COVID tests put IPL in turmoil

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AHMEDABAD, India – Two players from Kolkata Knight Riders and another three officials from Chennai Super Kings have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the...

OECS economies to contract by 0.5 percent this year

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WASHINGTON– The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday said that the fall-out from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is hitting hard, the economies of the member...

Council Member Louis Denounces Weekend Shootings in District 45

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NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after five people...

Trinidad government announces stricter measures as COVID cases soar

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday announced stricter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after the...

Jamaica’s ban on travelers from the UK to be lifted May...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica will reopen its borders to travelers from the United Kingdom (UK) this weekend, after banning direct flights from that country...

Helpline for abused children to be launched during Child Month:Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 211 helpline for use by children at risk of abuse or persons who wish to make a report will be...

Jamaican Government commit to assist vulnerable citizens impacted by COVID-19

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda says Government is committed to assisting the most vulnerable persons who have been...

Two people, including a foreign national on sexual charges against minors:Trinidad

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Two people, including a national from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were granted bail totaling TT$300,000 (One TT dollar=US...

Guyana examining the possibility of “vaccine passport.”

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, – Guyana Wednesday hinted at the possibility of introducing a “vaccine passport” as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to record deaths and...

First electronic monitoring device installed on the offender

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Ministry of National Security has installed an electronic monitoring device on an offender for the first time in the...

Health systems in some Caribbean countries overwhelmed amid pandemic: PAHO director

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WASHINGTON,  – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, has warned that health systems in the Americas, including...

Government transitioning sugar industry in Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir says Government is moving to transition the sugar industry from a bulk sugar...

Government announces stricter measures as COVID cases soar

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday announced stricter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after the country...

SAVE KINGSBROOK JEWISH HOSPITAL: SAY NO TO GOV. CUOMO’S ONE...

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By Gerry Hopkin JD THE FACTS1) BROOKLYN has already lost more lives, especially Blacks, Latinos, and Jews to COVID-19, than any other borough in New...

Haitian Americans United For Progress Join Coalition to Advocate for App-Based...

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than ever, we have come to understand the value of independent work for vulnerable groups that are usually left in the dark when we...

Council Member Louis Commemorates April as National Autism Awareness Month

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NEW YORK—Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions,issued the following statement in recognition...

“D” for Doom; The End is Coming in 2024

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 by Lou Cespedes I often mention on Twitter that the “end of the world is coming in 2024”. I say it tongue and cheek, both to...

COVID deaths recorded in three CARICOM countries

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Jamaica recorded deaths from the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic on Sunday, and Barbados reported...

US congressmen requests aircraft to transport disaster relief to volcano-ravaged St....

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WASHINGTON – Two United States Congressmen on Wednesday sought the assistance of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in securing aircraft to airlift disaster...

Caribbean Airlines and CARPHA collaborate for healthier, safer tourism

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Airlines is collaborating with The Caribbean Public Health Agency through its Regional Traveller Health Programme (THP) to promote...

Barbados says US travel advisory is not justified

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hit out at the United States following the recent advisory in which Washington warned Americans...

Trinidad and Tobago government register disagreement over latest US travel advisory

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday said it “must register our disagreement and concerns” at the decision of the United States...

Grenada Labour Union boss says he will not be intimidated

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Jude Bartholomew, says he will not be intimidated after he was released...

Venezuelan soldier shot and injured in Guyana

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Police said that a Venezuelan soldier was shot and injured at Imbotero, North West District, on Saturday by two Venezuelan nationals...

Culture Minister celebrates Rastafarian “Groundation Day.”

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KINGSTON, Jamaica– Culture Minister Olivia Grange Wednesday celebrated Groundation Day with members of the Rastafarian community  – a day which commemorates the 1966 visit to...

Catholic Church denies the release of kidnapped priests and nuns

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti– The Episcopal Conference of Haiti (CEH) and the Haitian Conference of Religious (CHR) said Friday they would continue the closure...

Health safety diligence and vaccines key to Caribbean’s tourism recovery

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BROOKLYN, NY –  The Caribbean COVID-19 Tourism Task Force calls for continued diligence and adherence to public health safety protocols. It encourages all tourism-related...

Anguilla under lockdown as the island records new COVID cases

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THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Anguilla has implemented new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, virtually locking down the British Overseas...

Barbados relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

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BARBADOS-HEALTH-Barbados relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. Barbados –  The Barbados government Thursday night announced further ease in the coronavirus (COVD-19) restrictions resulting in a further relaxation of...

Trinidad records death, Brazilian variant of COVID

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PORT OF SPAIN –Trinidad, and Tobago recorded one new death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while Barbados and Guyana reported new cases of the...

Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St. Lucia record COVID deaths

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Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago reported a record number of new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the twin-island republic also registered three...

PM condemns violence against violence in society

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, condemns violence in Jamaica, particularly against women and children, expressing outrage at the display of violence in...

Hetmyer’s nerve sees Delhi to a key victory over Pollard’s Mumbai

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CHENNAI, India – West Indies left-hander Shimron Hetmyer held his nerve in a tense finish as his Delhi Capitals inflicted a six-wicket defeat on...

PM says he remains focused on Dominica’s development

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ROSEAU, Dominica –Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he remains focused on the development of Dominica and is confident that lawyers representing the ruling Dominica...

World Bank says commodity prices will remain close to current recovery...

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WASHINGTON– The World Bank Tuesday said that commodity prices continued their recovery in the first quarter of 2021 and are expected to remain close...

JEFFRIES, MEEKS REQUEST AIRCRAFT for DISASTER RELIEF TO SAINT VINCENT AND...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) wrote to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo requesting assistance in...

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...