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Bulls-eye on Jamaican, Fowler-Reid in the championship final

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Jamaican superstar Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is bracing for a tough defensive challenge when her West Coast Fever clash with Melbourne Vixens in Sunday’s...

T & T FA president, Wallace ready to quit FIFA fight...

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 Beleaguered Trinidad and Tobago FA president, William Wallace, says if FIFA wins next week’s court appeal, he will not pursue any further...

Security boosted along Haiti/DR border

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Nearly 10,000 soldiers from the Dominican Republic have been deployed to the border it shares with Haiti to contain undocumented migrants' illegal...

Business Aviation, Women and the Caribbean

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By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert CARIBAVIA has announced that it will hold its annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference in June...

Fitness issues delay the naming of the T20 squad for NZ

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Player fitness has created headaches for West Indies selectors and has forced a delay in the announcement of the Twenty20 squad for...

Five Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel

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Five countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed safe for the United States citizens to travel. According to...

Trinidad banking group signs onto UN initiative

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The Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) says it has become an official signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking,...

Soldiers being questioned in connection with marijuana seizure

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An investigation has been launched by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) in the aftermath of the...

Belize and Trinidad and Tobago record deaths from COVID

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Belize and Trinidad and Tobago recorded deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Jamaica announced plans to procure the antiviral Remdesivir to treat the...

Integrity Commission says probe into MNIB to continue following a court...

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The Integrity Commission says it will resume its investigation into the operations of the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) after...

ST. LUCIA-HEALTH-St. Lucia investigating two dengue-related deaths

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St. Lucia health authorities Tuesday said they were investigating two dengue-related deaths and appealed to persons to seek immediate medical attention if...

Pride collects the winning trophy from legend Sir Garry

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Barbados Pride has is finally got their hands on the Headley/Weekes Trophy to captured this year’s Cricket West Indies first-class tournament.

Reflections on Community

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by Lou Cespedes For several weeks now, my family and I have been strolling through Holy Cross Cemetery....

Not In My Backyard Community Cleanup Initiative creates change in Flatbush...

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On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Anthony Beckford, City Council Candidate of the 45th District who is also the President of Black Lives...

Jamaica Updates Its Pre-Testing Requirements

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New Procedures Make Travel More Seamless While Protecting Visitors and Residents KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Jamaica has announced revised measures for...

NEVIS PROMOTES “HEALTH CAMPAIGN” FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS

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* Island Reopens to International Travelers on October 31st* The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) in collaboration with the...

LIAT, likely to return to the skies in November

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The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, which is undergoing a restructuring program, is likely to return to the skies in November, a senior...

New charges laid against embattled Guyana Chief Elections Officer

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Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, was granted GUY $ 300,000 (One Guyana dollar=US$0.008 cents) bail after he appeared in court on...

Caribbean American Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate criticizes President Trump’s COVID-19 response

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Caribbean American Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris Wednesday night criticized the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as the...

US appeals court rejects Trump’s attempt to end the 2020 Census...

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 A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday afternoon rejected the Trump administration’s appeal for a stay of a lower...

Anti-narcotics unit arrest Guyanese and Barbadians following marijuana seizure

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct. 8, CMC – A crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians was arrested late Wednesday when agents from Guyana’s Customs...

Mixed reactions to the government plan to privatize the Ports.

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There have been mixed reactions to the Trinidad and Tobago government's plans to privatize the ports as part of its efforts to...

St. Lucia to get 345 room Grand Hyatt hotel

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation says a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with the Indian-based TTS Resorts Limited for the first...

Police dispute attorney’s statement regarding the arrest of Deputy Chief Elections...

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The Guyana Police Force (GPF) Wednesday said that the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Roxanne Myers, is being detained on a charge of...

Jamaica Updates Its Pre-Testing Requirements

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New Procedures Make Travel More Seamless While Protecting Visitors and Residents KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Jamaica has announced revised measures for...

Montserrat’s 2020 Alliouagana Festival of the Word Goes Virtual

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Montserrat’s 2020 Alliouagana Festival of the Word Goes Virtual BRADES, Montserrat - The 12th edition of the Alliouagana Festival of the Word will be its first virtual experience. Slated for November 20-22, 2020,...

Government presents stimulus budget of TT$49.5 billion

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– Finance Minister Colm Imbert Monday presented a TT$49.5 billion (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) national budget to Parliament viewed as a stimulus...

Belizeans vote for a new government on November 11

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Belizeans will vote for a new government on November 11 after Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who is bowing out of active politics,...

Pods, Tech, & Education Futures

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by Lou CespedesThis past June as protests raged, I wrote about families struggling through the summer without activities or schooling for kids,...

Trinidadian comedian and cultural activist Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall has died

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Well, known comedian and cultural archivist, Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall died late Friday from complications caused by a stroke. Hall,...

Caribbean American legislators wish President Trump a speedy recovery from COVID-19

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Two Caribbean American leaders have extended best wishes to United States President Donald Trump, who on Friday disclosed that he tested positive...

COVID deaths in Guyana and Jamaica

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The death toll in Guyana from the coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 78 on Sunday after two patients died earlier during the day.

How young people die from COVID in Guyana and Belize

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BROOKLYN, NY– A 25-year-old man has become Guyana’s latest victim of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as Suriname; the Bahamas also reported deaths from...

“Your task will be delicate and even perilous.”

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BROOKLN,NY– President Jovenel Moise has installed the nine members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) after a  divided Haitian Supreme Court opted...

BLACK JOURNALISTS LAUNCH NEWS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PODCAST WITH INAUGURAL EPISODE...

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New York, NY  Four-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Wesley Lowery, and former magazine...

LIPS Cafe: Jamane Weekes answers the call!

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 By Lou Cespedes Back in April of this year, I walked into LIPS Café (IG @lipscafe_) for the first time. It’s...

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

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 West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell gave up 30 runs in a critical 18th over before Barbados-born England star Jofra Archer lashed...

Shapleigh Severino Officially Launches Historic Campaign for New York City Council

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BROOKLYN, NY — Paralegal and advocate Shaeleigh Severino officially launches her Democratic candidacy for New York City Council District 32 as incumbent Eric...

TRINIDAD-POLITICS-UNC leader says she is not stepping down

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BROOKLYN,NY– The leader of the main opposition, United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad Bissessar, has brushed aside calls for her to step...

Nina Turner Launches National Public Affairs Firm To Advance Progressive Issues

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Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and Co-Chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, announced today she has launched a new firm designed to bring a progressive voice to America’s public affairs...

Caribbean countries record a 50 percent decline in visitor arrivals in...

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BROOKLYN,NY– Caribbean countries have recorded a 50 percent decline in tourist arrivals up to the month of June this year, a senior...

FPWA Releases Statement on the Inaccuracies of New York City’s Census...

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The U.S. Census Bureau released their annual poverty numbers for New York City today, noting that from 2018-2019 poverty in the city...

Bermuda Governor to replace current BVI Governor

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, has been appointed to serve as the new governor of this British Overseas territory.

New report says better banking policies needed to blunt the impact...

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BROOKLYN,NY– A working group report says better banking policies are needed given the serious challenges financial systems will face from the economic impacts...

TRINIDAD-CRIME-Baby rescued after being kidnapped

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BROOKLYN, NY – Police have detained two people including a 19-year-old woman after rescuing an eight-month-old baby, who had been kidnapped on...

GRENADA-HEALTH-Grenada adopting new protocols to benefit tourism and entertainment sectors

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BROOKLYN, NY – Grenada has announced it will adopt a new protocol for the hospitality and entertainment industries as part of the...

UPDATE-TRINIDAD-MEDIA-Police Commissioner has not resigned

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Police Service Commission (PSC) in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday said the Police Commissioner Gary Griffith had not resigned...

Josue Pierre Calls on State, City Leaders to Demand Wealthiest New...

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Josue Pierre, candidate for City Council in the 40th District, has issued the following statement urging state and city...

State Senator Kevin Provides School Supplies and PPE For Brooklyn...

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With New York City Public Schools set to open on September 21st, State Senator Kevin Parker is...

PM Keith Rowley Says Trinidad and Tobago’s Economy has Shrunk by...

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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says the coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit Trinidad and Tobago “hard, shrinking our economy by 10 percent”.

CARICOM SG Praises Andrew Holness on Resounding Election Victory

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The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque has told Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the margin of his votary...

Bermuda Records First Case of a Child Testing Positive for COVID-19

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Bermuda has recorded its first child case of COVID-19 after a 10-year-old tested positive for the disease. Health Minister...

New School Terms Begins in Trinidad & Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday began a new school term in the era of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with students staying away from school...

St. Vincent’s Opposition Leader Calls on Prime Minister to Name General...

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The leader of the main opposition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, New Democratic Party (NDP), Dr Godwin Friday, is calling on Prime Minister...

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The embattled former vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner has been hospitalized on Friday after he had tested positive...

The Second Plague; Religion

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by Lou Cespedes When I was younger, Bill Clinton once said in a conference for the Clinton Global Initiative, that religion is the practice of...

St. Kitts-Nevis Lifts Curfew and Shelter-in-place Orders

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The St. Kitts and Nevis government has lifted a curfew and shelter-in-place orders that had been put in place as part of the measures...

Bahamas Undertaking Phased Reopening of Economy

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The Bahamas was on Monday undertaking another phased reopening its economy from “the worst economic downturn in most of our lifetimes”, with Prime Minister...

Brace Puts Bridgmohan into Double Figures

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Jamaican jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan broke into double figures at Indiana Grand on Thursday when he logged a double on the 11-race card in the...

Eastern Airlines Experiences Growth Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

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WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA, AUGUST 26TH, 2020 — In line with Eastern’s commitment to offer nonstop service to underserved markets around the globe, the rebranded carrier...

Kamla Persad-Bissessar Sworn in as Opposition Leader in T&T

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Sixty-seven-year-old Kamla Persad Bissessar was sworn in as the Opposition Leader on Tuesday promising to lead a “formidable” team that would work in the...

The University of Guyana says No Face to Face Classes

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The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday said there would be no face to face classes for the first semester of the new academic...

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES NEW COMMITMENTS TO FURTHER BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN...

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NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today announced new commitments to further invest in Black entrepreneurs in all five boroughs. The BE NYC initiative is a...

Calling A Village to Action

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By Lou Cespedes At the height of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this summer, Governor Cuomo made a call for communities to reimagine policing....

PM Keith Rowley Goes Into Quarantine After Being Exposed to COVID-19

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BROOKLYN,NY  Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Friday said he had gone into voluntary quarantine after he had been exposed to a person...

Jamaica’s Police Commissioner Tests Positive for COVID-19 as New Curfew is...

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Jamaica’s police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has tested positive for COVID-19. The police information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), says he is now...

CARICOM Banks Face “Mask Challenge”

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(BROOKLYN, New York); Caribbean territories have joined the rest of the world in implementing a number of protocols to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in...

CARPHA COVID-19 speedy Turnaround tests

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(BROOKLYN, New York): The regional body tasked with scrutinizing suspected Covid cases has carried out almost 14,000 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic...

Steelpan Must Broaden Influence

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Widening steelpan offerings to include classical music and more events staged in the countryside would help boost appreciation for the artform....

Trinidad & Tobago “Locks Down” Again Fearing COVID-19 Uptick

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Scant days after its general election, a worrying increase in Covid-19 coronavirus infections has resulted in a rollback in public health...

Holeness Calls Jamaica Elections

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Reports reaching CARIBBEAN TIMES NEW have confirmesd that Thursday, September 3, 2020 is the date when Jamaicans will head to the...

A Market of Disappointments – The Flatbush Caton Market

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By Lou Cespedes In June of 2019, I wrote about the groundbreaking of Caton Flats, a new 14 story residential development that will house the...

Jamaican Voters Will be Allowed to Cast Ballots Without ID Cards

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BROOKLYN,NY– The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has confirmed that Jamaicans without a Voter Identification (ID) Card will be allowed to cast their ballot...

Inspiring Ladies of the Caribbean VIRTUAL SUMMIT

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First INSPIRING LADIES OF THE CARIBBEAN Virtual Summit 2020 Top female experts from the region to inspire and empower during online event Paramaribo,...

Reggae & Soca PSA-Jingles to Raise 2020 Census Awareness Among Caribbean-Americans,...

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PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE CIRCULATION | YOUTUBE LINKS TO PSAs BELOW Reggae & Soca PSA-Jingles to Raise 2020 Census Awareness Among Caribbean-Americans, African-Americans &...

The Honorable ShawnDya L. Simpson announces her retirement from the Supreme...

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PRESS RELEASE – August 10, 2020 The Honorable ShawnDya L. Simpson and her family herewith announce her retirement from the Supreme Court for the Second...

Top Black Women Leaders Denounce Racist, Sexist Attacks Against VP Candidates

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OPEN LETTER BY BLACK WOMEN LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO THE NARRATIVE SURROUNDING BLACK WOMEN NOMINEES FOR VICE PRESIDENT Black women are many things. We are...

Mi Statewide Official Pamela Pugh: Governor Whitmer Not Qualified to be...

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is Not Qualified to be Vice President The Time is Now for a Black Woman Vice President by Pamela L. Pugh As a Michigan...

St. Lucian Humanitarian Group Urges CARICOM to Support Cuban Health Care...

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BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Lucia-based Humanistic Solidarity Association (HSA) Monday called on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to push back against efforts by...

Lewis Hamilton Limps Home to Take Seventh Silverstone Win

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BROOKLYN, NY – Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his third straight race and a record seventh at Silverstone but was forced to drag...

Guyana’s New President Sworn into Office

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BROOKLYN,NY– Dr. Irfaan Ali was on Sunday sworn in as the ninth President of Guyana promising a ‘government “that is accessible” and transparent and...

GECOM Declares Opposition Candidate Ifraan Ali as President-Elect

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BROOKLYN,NY– A report by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), on Sunday, has given the main opposition...

Trinidad’s Vanguard Melly Rose Makes Doing The Right Thing “Body Good”...

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The social butterfly for justice hailing from the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago AKA Melly Rose releases a body empowerment anthem for black...

The First Plague, Language

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What is language? This is a question that has entertained philosophers for centuries. In an article on the Encyclopédie, Dennis Diderot wrote: “The language...

Blow for CWI as South Africa Rules Out Caribbean Series

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BROOKLYN, NY – Cricket South Africa confirmed that its team would not tour the Caribbean in September as hoped, dealing a harsh blow to...

Trinidad PM says Public Not Following Protocols Regarding COVID ahead of...

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BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said recently that despite his appeal, members of the public were not taking the threat of...

Cayman Airlines Adds Kingston, Miami Flights

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BROOKLYN,NY– Cayman Airways has announced five additional repatriation flights for August. On the weekend, the airline advised that two flights will depart Grand Cayman for...

Lakeside Reopens + Summer Events in Prospect Park

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Summer Events in Prospect Park Celebrate Summer with Events and Activities for All Ages in Brooklyn's Prospect Park The Reopening of the Beloved LeFrak Center at...

Bahamas Government Announces More Lockdowns as COVID-19 Cases Soar

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BROOKLYN, NY – The Bahamas government says it will implement two additional weekend lockdowns as the country continued to record increases in the number...

Trinidad PM Hints at Only CARICOM Observing August 10 Elections

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BROOKLYN, NY– Trinidad Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says it is unlikely that the Commonwealth would send observers to Trinidad and Tobago for the...

Clarke Statement on Trump Decision to Suspend DACA Applications

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WASHINGTON, DC-- Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke issued the following statement after the Trump administration issued a suspension on new DACA applications: “After the Supreme Court...

Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation Launches Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORPORATION LAUNCHES EMERGENCY COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. MONEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH NEW ONLINE, AFRICAN-AMERICAN OWNED PLATFORM MOCAFI, THAT PROVIDES LOW-COST BANKING OPTION TO ...

CITY MOBILIZES THOUSANDS TO RESPOND TO 2020 CENSUS, TO WHICH ONLY...

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Without a complete count, New York will lose billions for schools, hospitals, and transit, as well as two congressional seats amidst the worst economic...

Wrongful Imprisonment of 25 for 426 years

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(BROOKLYN, New York); The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office last week released a historic analysis that profiles the wrongful convictions of 25 people who served...

Legendary Musician/Activist Harry Belafonte joins Harlem School of the Arts Advisory...

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New York, New York (July 23, 2020)…The Harlem School of the Arts, today announced, the addition of esteemed cultural icon and civil rights activist,...

Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis 

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BROOKLYN, NY-- Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)  issued the following statement honoring the life and legacy of activist, leader and politician Congressman John Lewis...

Former CCM president takes legal action

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(BROOKLYN, New York); Former President of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), Loftus Durand, is taking legal action against two CCM members for defamation of...

Civil Rights Leader Rev. C.T. Vivian Dies At 95

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and later led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The...

U.S. Speedster Noah Lyles smashes Bolt’s 200m record – then discovers...

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Noah Lyles of the US was denied a 200m world record in the Inspiration Games after it was revealed he ran...

John Lewis Famed Civil Rights Icon Dies

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(BROOKLYN, New York): Lewis was one of the Big Six civil rights leaders, which included Martin Luther King Jr, and helped organize the historic...

Antiguan Sprinter College Bound

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(BROOKLYN, New York): CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS has learned that one of Antigua and Barbuda’s top female sprinters, Soniya Jones, is set to begin her...

Six Carriers Vying For Route

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LIAT UPDATE: (BROOKLYN, New York): The process by which an airline applies and for and is granted regulatory approval through the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation...

Unmasking Stupidity

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An Essay By Michael Derek Roberts Sane and intelligent Americans from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds are looking on with barely concealed concern...

Jamaal Bowman Unseats Rep. Eliot Engel

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(BROOKLYN, New York): The veteran congressman’s defeat is a big win for the progressive left and a crushing blow for the Democratic establishment. Bronx...

State Senator Kevin Parker Joins The Jamaican Embassy To Hand...

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Brooklyn, NY (7/20/20) - On Saturday, July 18, State Senator Kevin Parker teamed up with Jamaican Consul General Alsion Roach Wilson to distribute over...

‘Framework’ guidance on schools reopening released

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Cuomo: 5% infection rate will determine reopening (ALBANY, New York) — CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS is reporting that New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo...

THE SILENCE OF FAILURE

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By Lou Cespedes Last week on July 8th, what may have at first seemed like a recurring tactical request by CM Joe Borelli of Staten...

New Dog Run Opens in Prospect Park

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Join Prospect Park Alliance Press New Dog Run in Prospect Park Brooklyn’s Newest Dog Run Has Tail-Wagging Opening Prospect Park Alliance, NYC Parks, Elected Officials and Community...

BVI in Talks with Other Carriers to Fill Void Left by...

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BROOKLYN, NY– The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is in the process of having talks with other carriers to fill the void...

Dominica Lifts Curfew, State of Emergency

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BROOKLYN, NY– Dominica says it will not extend the state of emergency and the curfew that had been in place as part of the...

Haiti Announces Significant Reduction in COVID-Cases as Airport Prepares to Reopen

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BROOKLYN, NY – Haiti has recorded 70 coronaviruses (COVID-19) cases over the past 24 hours, the first time the country has recorded less than...

The Politics of Place

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By Lou Cespedes At the intersection of history and the deep recesses of our cognitive memory, place occupies a special category. It is in place...

Caribbean-Americans March & Rally for Justice Saying Together We Are Stronger

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By Gerry Hopkin "This is tremendous; what a strong expression of protest against police brutality. In solidarity we are asserting the belief that Black lives...

Jamaica’s Workforce Training Program to Bolster Tourism Recovery

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Hospitality Workers Well Prepared to Support Post-COVID Travel KINGSTON, JAMAICA –– Jamaica’s workforce training program is being hailed as a resounding success. The free online...

New York City Phase 2 reopening: Guidelines

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Outdoor dining, retail, hair salons and more will be opening their doors starting Monday. Phase 2 of New York City's reopening started this past Monday....

Jamaican Choreographer Sues U.S. Entertainers JayZ and Beyoncé

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BROOKLYN, NY – The founder and lead choreographer of the renowned Jamaican dance group, L’Acadco, Dr. L’Antoinette Stines has filed a lawsuit against music...

Grenada to Re-open Airport on July 1

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BROOKLYN,NY– The Grenada government Tuesday said it would re-open the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) on July 1 as the country recovers from the...

Karen’s Ka-BOOM!

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by Lou Cespedes Summer fireworks in Flatbush are as common as common sense, which is why the lack of thereof in discussing noise nuisance or...

Jamaican Government Clarifies Travel Protocols As the Island Reopens for Tourism

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Jamaican Government Clarifies Travel Protocols As the Island Reopens for Tourism After Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett announced that all tourists traveling to Jamaica will...

The OAS Calls Current Guyanese Government to Move Out

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The OAS Calls Current Guyanese Government to Move Out BROOKLYN, NY – The Organization of American States (OAS) Monday called on the Guyana government to...

Haiti Records More Deaths and Cases from COVID-19

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Haiti Records More Deaths and Cases from COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY–Haiti moved closer to recording 4, 500 positive cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday after the...

Haiti Records New COVID-19 Case Every Seven Minutes

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Haiti Records New COVID-19 Case Every Seven Minutes BROOKLYN,NY– Haiti records on average one new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) every seven minutes as the...

Causion, Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador, Diagnosed with Cancer

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Causion, Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador, Diagnosed with Cancer Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador Causion has been diagnosed with Stage-3 colon cancer. The diagnosis came...

Guyana’s Presidential Election Data Shows Opposition Leader Wins Recount

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Guyana’s Presidential Election Data Shows Opposition Leader Wins Recount Preliminary data published by Guyana’s elections commission shows that opposition candidate Irfaan Ali has won a...

West Indies Arrive for Historic “Bio-secure” Series

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West Indies Arrive for Historic “Bio-secure” Series   BROOKLYN, NY  – West Indies arrived in London early Tuesday for their historic “bio-secure” three-Test series against England,...

Jamaica Prepares For June 15 Reopening With New Safety Protocols

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Jamaica Prepares For June 15 Reopening With New Safety Protocols Jamaica has announced it will reopen its borders for international travelers on June 15.  The...

BLACK FEMALE FASHION ENTREPRENEURS CREATE CAMPAIGN REPRESENTING LIVES LOST TO POLICE...

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BLACK FEMALE FASHION ENTREPRENEURS CREATE CAMPAIGN REPRESENTING LIVES LOST TO POLICE MISCONDUCT   Artwork to be Featured on the Cover of Billboard Magazine New York, NY (June...

Dr. Timothy Harris Sworn in as Prime Minister of St. Kitts...

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Dr. Timothy Harris Sworn in as Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis for Second Term BROOKLYN,NY– Dr. Timothy Harris was sworn in as Prime...

Guyana to Re-open International Airports in Phased Measures in July 

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Guyana to Re-open International Airports in Phased Measures in July  BROOKLYN, NY – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Monday said that there will be...

SPICE(ing) Up A Revolution 

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SPICE(ing) Up A Revolution Dancehall icon and Love & Hip Hop Cast regular Spice put her gift of gab for a more significant cause recently...

About Protest and Return. by Lou Cespedes

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About Protest and Return. by Lou Cespedes I’ve been struggling to write because there are so many things I need to write about. As our...

Progressing into Retreat; Working Moms and COVID by Lou Cespedes

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Progressing into Retreat; Working Moms and COVID by Lou Cespedes As protests raged this week outside our normally quiet community, I couldn’t help but think...

Jamaica Records 10th Death due to COVID-19

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Jamaica Records 10th Death due to COVID-19 BROOKLYN,NY– Jamaica recorded its 10th death related to COVID-19 on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as an 87-year-old...

Bahamas Government Closes Quarantine Facilities as County Gradually Re-opens Economy

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Bahamas Government Closes Quarantine Facilities as County Gradually Re-opens Economy BROOKLYN, NY – The Bahamas government has announced the closure of its quarantine facilities as...

Antigua and Barbuda Welcomes Return of International Flights

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Antigua and Barbuda Welcomes Return of International Flights BROOKLYN, NY – Prime Minister Gaston Browne Thursday night welcomed the return of international flights into Antigua...

REBECCA CHATTERAM

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REBECCA CHATTERAM Born into a West Indian family we were taught to not meddle in the affairs of others and stay away from controversial events....

“No Testing for Tourists”; Jamaicans Call on Government To Reevaluate Border...

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“No Testing for Tourists”; Jamaicans Call on Government To Reevaluate Border Reopening Protocols As the Jamaican government rolls out the protocol for the reopening of...

The Bahamas to Reopen its Borders on July 1

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The Bahamas to Reopen its Borders on July 1 BROOKLYN,NY– The Bahamas government says many new policies, safety measures, and precautions will be introduced to...

Haiti Worried About Hurricane Season During COVID-19

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Haiti Worried About Hurricane Season During COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY– Haiti says it is concerned that the country will be stretched tremendously over the next six...

Schools in Barbados to Reopen on June 8

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Schools in Barbados to Reopen on June 8 BROOKLYN, NY – Barbados said secondary schools will reopen from June 8 to allow students to complete...

Haiti Records More Than 2,000 cases of COVID-19

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Haiti Records More Than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 BROOKLYN,NY– Haiti recorded more than 250 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on two consecutive days as the...

June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump has declared June, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, saying that Caribbean Americans have...

GECOM to Make Guyana’s Official Election Results on June 16

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GECOM to Make Guyana’s Official Election Results on June 16 BROOKLYN ,NY– The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it will be ready to make a...

Haitian-Japanese Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka Becomes The Highest Paid Female Athlete...

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Haitian-Japanese Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka Becomes The Highest Paid Female Athlete Of All Time Haitian-American tennis star, 22-year-old Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete...

Spirit Airlines Organizes Flight to Pick Up US Citizens in Haiti

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Spirit Airlines Organizes Flight to Pick Up US Citizens in Haiti BROOKLYN, NY – The low-cost US carrier, Spirit, says it has been authorized to...

Statement Regarding the Murder of George Floyd

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Photo Credit: Offices of Ben Crump Law May 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sabrina L. Rezzy 718-940-0428 rezzys@nyassembly.gov Statement Regarding the Murder of George Floyd (Brooklyn, NY) – May 29, 2020...

Dominica Relaxes Most of the Measures for COVID-19

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Dominica Relaxes Most of the Measures for COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY– Dominica, which has not recorded any new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for the past...

Four New Deaths as Haiti Crosses 1,000 Mark in COVID-19 cases

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Four New Deaths as Haiti Crosses 1,000 Mark in COVID-19 cases BROOKLYN, NY– Four new deaths and 105 news cases were reported as Haiti became...

Skip Marley Becomes the First Jamaica to Hold the Top Spot...

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Skip Marley Becomes the First Jamaica to Hold the Top Spot On Billboard’s Adult R&B Chart   As Jamaica continues to celebrate the 75th anniversary of...

Over 300 Jamaican Motorists Affected by “Bad Gas” to be Compensated

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Over 300 Jamaican Motorists Affected by “Bad Gas” to be Compensated BROOKLYN,NY– Approximately 380 motorists whose vehicles were affected by “bad gas” in 2015 will...

Jamaican-born Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Jamaican-born Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing Tests Positive for COVID-19 Jamaican-born basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Ewing, the...

Caribbean-Canadian Becomes Princeton University’s First Black Valedictorian

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Caribbean-Canadian Becomes Princeton University’s First Black Valedictorian Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, has named a Caribbean-Canadian – Nicholas...

Barbados says Grantley Adams Airport Remains Closed Until June 30

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Barbados says Grantley Adams Airport Remains Closed Until June 30 BROOKLYN,NY– Barbados says while its international airport remains closed to commercial traffic until June 30,...

Top Jamaican Producer Bobby Digital Has Died

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Top Jamaican Producer Bobby Digital Has Died Top reggae and dancehall producer, Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon has died. The producer succumbed to a kidney-related illness...

Funeral Service and Burial to be held for Bahamas Hurricane Dorian...

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Funeral Service and Burial to be held for Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Victims BROOKLYN, NY– An Ecumenical Service and burial for loved ones who lost their...

GRACE MAKES DONATION TO HOSPITAL WORKERS IN NY & NJ

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GRACE MAKES DONATION TO HOSPITAL WORKERS IN NY & NJ by Dave Rodney, Caribbean Times Writer In a heartwarming act of corporate goodwill, GraceKennedy Foods USA yesterday donated hundreds of bottles...

T&T Cricket Board Cancels 2020 Season

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T&T Cricket Board Cancels 2020 Season BROOKLYN,NY– The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has canceled the remainder of the local cricket season which had...

St. Kitts To Hold General Elections on June 5

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St. Kitts To Hold General Elections on June 5 After dissolving the parliament last week, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris...

Haiti Becomes CARICOM Country with Highest COVID-19 Cases

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Haiti Becomes CARICOM Country with Highest COVID-19 Cases BROOKLYN,NY– Haiti has become the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country with the highest number of positive cases of...

Over 1,000 Jamaican Cruise Ship Workers Return Home

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  Over 1,000 Jamaican Cruise Ship Workers Return Home After being stuck at sea for almost two months, more than 1,000 Jamaicans who are onboard Royal...

Haitian-American Legislator Condemns ‘Egregious, Inhumane’ Treatment By NYPD

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Haitian-American Legislator Condemns ‘Egregious, Inhumane’ Treatment By NYPD A Haitian-American legislator has strongly condemned what she describes as the “egregious and inhumane” treatment meted out...

Top American Athletes Want Probe Over Killing Of Georgia Jogger Ahmaud...

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Top American Athletes Want Probe Over Killing Of Georgia Jogger Ahmaud Arbery According to an AFP report, top NFL quarterback Tom Brady has joined dozens...

Jamaica Forfeits Participation in Regional External Exams Scheduled for July

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Jamaica Forfeits Participation in Regional External Exams Scheduled for July High school students across Jamaica and the wider Caribbean are currently on-edge following the Caribbean...

St. Lucia to Open Borders from June 4

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St. Lucia to Open Borders from June 4 BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Lucia government Saturday said it would begin the gradual re-opening of its...

CUT PASSENGER TAXES ON AIR TRAVEL TO COMPETE, IATA TELLS CARIBBEAN...

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   ~Regional VP for the Americas, Peter Cerda, says some countries risk losing service once borders reopen if they fail to invest in airlines and...

Borders of Cayman Islands to Remain Closed Until September 1

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BROOKLYN, NY – The borders of the Cayman Islands will remain officially closed, at least until September 1. This was disclosed by Tourism Minister...

Antigua to Welcome International Passengers in June

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Antigua to Welcome International Passengers in June BROOKLYN, NY – Antigua, and Barbuda says it will welcome its first international flight on June 4 since...

The First Plague; Language. by Lou Cespedes

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The First Plague; Language. by Lou Cespedes What is language? This is a question that has entertained philosophers for centuries. In an article on the...

The Rise of the Super-Labor Class, by Lou Cespedes

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The Rise of the Super-Labor Class, by Lou Cespedes Many stories have been written of late regarding the future of our civic order post COVID-19?...

Trinidad and Tobago PM Announces Phased Re-Opening of Economy

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Trinidad and Tobago PM Announces Phased Re-Opening of Economy BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday announced a phased re-opening of the country...

Trinidad’s shot-putter Cleopatra Borel to Decide on her Olympic Future

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Trinidad’s shot-putter Cleopatra Borel to Decide on her Olympic Future Photo via Trinidad Guardian newspaper Trinidad and Tobago’s National shot-putter Cleopatra Borel will decide by July...

St. Vincent Students Told to Pay Over US$1,000 to Return Home...

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St. Vincent Students Told to Pay Over US$1,000 to Return Home from Jamaica BROOKLYN, NY – St. Vincent and the Grenadines students in Jamaica wanting...

The Caribbean and Caribbean American Women in Media You Need to...

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the Caribbean and Caribbean American Women in Media You Need to Know Caribbean and Caribbean American diaspora women have a diverse community within a unique...

Jamaican Cruise Ship Workers To Sue Government

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Jamaican Cruise Ship Workers To Sue Government Eight of the Jamaican cruise ship workers that recently returned to the island after being stuck at sea...

NEW YORK BASED JAMAICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY PRO PASSES ON FROM COVID-19

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NEW YORK BASED JAMAICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY PRO PASSES ON FROM COVID-19 by Dave Rodney, Caribbean Times Writer Another Jamaican-born music industry professional has passed away from...

The Plagues of East Flatbush. by Lou Cespedes

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The Plagues of East Flatbush. by Lou Cespedes Last summer I was asked to give a speech to a local business network. I spoke about...

Jamaica Extends National Curfew Period Until Mid-May

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Jamaica Extends National Curfew Period Until Mid-May BROOKLYN,NY– The Jamaica government says the islandwide curfew, which would have ended on Wednesday, has now been extended...

Miami Carnival Reviewing Plans for 2020 Staging

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Miami Carnival Reviewing Plans for 2020 Staging While many major entertainment events around the world have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Miami Carnival is...

Cuban Nurses Depart for Trinidad and Tobago to Help Fight COVID-19

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Cuban Nurses Depart for Trinidad and Tobago to Help Fight COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY– The first group of 11 female nurses left Cuba on Friday for...

Andre Russell to Leave Tallawahs After 2020 Season

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Andre Russell to Leave Tallawahs After 2020 Season BROOKLYN, NY – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has announced that the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020...

Sarwan Dismisses Chris Gayle’s “Scandalous Allegations

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Sarwan Dismisses Chris Gayle’s “Scandalous Allegations” BROOKLYN, NY – Ramnaresh Sarwan has slammed as “scandalous allegations” claims by Chris Gayle that he played a key...

St. Lucia Records New Cases of COVID-19 After A Week of...

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St. Lucia Records New Cases of COVID-19 After A Week of No Active Cases BROOKLYN, NY – Less than a week after St. Lucia announced...

One Jamaican Deportee from United States Tests Positive For COVID-19

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One Jamaican Deportee from United States Tests Positive For COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY – Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has confirmed that one of the...

The annual Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s biggest entertainment festival, has been canceled...

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The annual Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s biggest entertainment festival, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the fallout from the spread of the virus...

Trinidad Projects Billions in Losses Due to Fall in Oil and...

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Trinidad Projects Billions in Losses Due to Fall in Oil and Gas Prices BROOKLYN, NY – The Trinidad and Tobago government on Monday said it...

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Haiti Receives US$16.1 Million in Assistance from the United States to Fight COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY – The government of Haiti has received funds amounting to...

By and For People; E4F Answers the Call! by Lou Cespedes

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By and For People; E4F Answers the Call! by Lou Cespedes I was given very specific instructions for answering the phone. First, ask if they...

When Data Fails Us. Reconciling COVID and Experience, by Lou Cespedes

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When Data Fails Us. Reconciling COVID and Experience, by Lou Cespedes I’m not a mathematician. It’s also true I don’t have “Big Data” resources at...

Windies/England Series Rescheduled for July September Window

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Windies/England Series Rescheduled for July September Window BROOKLYN.NY – The England and Wales Cricket Board said last  Friday the West Indies tour would now take...

Jamaican-Born Designer D’Marsh Couture Joins COVID-19 Fight Making Donation of Masks...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Jamaican-Born Designer D’Marsh Couture Joins COVID-19 Fight Making Donation of Masks to Brooklyn Hospital     NEW YORK, NY – April 27, 2020 – Jamaican-born...

Darren Sammy to Captain St. Lucia Zouks for CPL

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Darren Sammy to Captain St. Lucia Zouks for CPL BROOKLYN, NY- Darren Sammy will return as skipper of the St. Lucia Zouks for the Caribbean...

Cayman Islands Prepared to Sell COVID-19 Tests to Other Islands

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Cayman Islands Prepared to Sell COVID-19 Tests to Other Islands BROOKLYN, NY – The Government of the Cayman Islands is prepared to sell up to...

Oil Prices Collapse; Set New All-Time Low

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Oil Prices Collapse; Set New All-Time Low   On Monday, April 20, oil prices went into the negative for the first time in history.  The price...

Jamaica’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 200; Borders Closed Until May 31

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Jamaica’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 200; Borders Closed Until May 31 BROOKLYN, NY – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica increased by 27...

Vybz Kartel’s Sentence Reduced by Court of Appeal

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Vybz Kartel’s Sentence Reduced by Court of Appeal Jamaica’s Court of Appeal has reduced the time that dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his three co-convicts...

Buju Banton To Perform At BET’s ‘Saving OurSelves’ COVID-19 Relief Effort

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Buju Banton To Perform At BET’s ‘Saving OurSelves’ COVID-19 Relief Effort Dancehall legend Buju Banton is scheduled to perform at BET’s ‘Saving OurSelves’: A COVID-19 Relief...

US Extends Period for Caribbean Non-immigrants to Overstay Visa Amid COVID-19

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US Extends Period for Caribbean Non-immigrants to Overstay Visa Amid COVID-19 BROOKLYN, NY – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says that the...

Why Dj Spinall Is The Perfect Worldwide Ambassador? We Have The...

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Why Dj Spinall Is The Perfect Worldwide Ambassador? We Have The Answers!   Immediate Release   New York, New York (April 17, 2020) - Sodamola Oluseye Desmond is...