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Dominica President Saverin Visits Brooklyn

Dominica President Saverin Visits Brooklyn   (BROOKLYN, New York): President of Dominica Charles Savarin and First Lady Clara Savarin, recently visited Brooklyn and were invited to a meet and greet event at home...

The Unabated Onslaught of Gun Violence in America, Enabled by Easy Access to Guns

The Unabated Onslaught of Gun Violence in America, Enabled by Easy Access to Guns By Gerry Hopkin JD Brooklyn, NYC; Mon., Aug. 5, 2019 – On the heels of the El Paso, Texas...

BP Adams Holds Pow-Wow on Brooklyn Jail Plan

BP Adams Holds Pow-Wow on Brooklyn Jail Plan (BROOKLYN, New York):  – Dozens of Brooklyn residents gathered late last week at Brooklyn Borough Hall to let Borough President Eric Adams know their feelings...

Black-Flight: Tax Redlining and Gentrification

Black-Flight: Tax Redlining and Gentrification   by Lou Cespedes Recently during a walk, a Haitian neighbor and fellow homeowner said, “things would only improve in E. Flatbush when white people move in”. I...

Caton Flats – Light in a Dark Commercial Landscape by Lou Cespedes

A few weeks ago, on the empty lot where the old Caton Market once stood on Flatbush Ave, a who’s who of Caribbean leaders gathered for the groundbreaking of Caton Flats,...

The Game – Tax and the Basics of Zoning in E. Flatbush by Lou Cespedes   The name of the game is “property tax.” Who pays it? Who doesn’t, and why? Property taxes...

Domestic Violence Act passed

By Carlyle Harry The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that was sponsored by Senator Roxanne J. Persaud . The Legislation reduces prison sentences for survivors of domestic violence and allows judges...

Haitian ambassador seeks help on Wall Street

(BROOKLYN, New York): In a plea to help the Haiti crisis, that is presently engulfing that Caribbean country, Haiti’s Ambassador Gandy Thomas came to Wall Street to ask the Orthodox Jewish...

Grenada’s representative to UN to spearhead Special Committee on Decolonization

(BROOKLYN, New York): The Special Committee on the situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Committee of 24) opened...

Hurricane Irma leaves Barbuda: a ghost town with no inhabitants; first time in 300...

Someone once said that hurricanes are the terrorists in the Caribbean region. And as these annual storms become more and more powerful their devastating effects are destroying not only infrastructure, but...

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