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COVID cases reach 100 in T&T

COVID cases reach 100 in T&T As of Friday night, the Health Ministry reports the following: Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19 - 722 Number...

JAMAICA NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19

NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness 10 March 2020 Ladies and gentlemen of the press, Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Other stakeholders. Good afternoon. Thank you for...

SPEAKING OUT! – A STUDENT’S TAKE ON THE RECENT ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS...

SPEAKING OUT! - A STUDENT'S TAKE ON THE RECENT ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS IN JAMAICA By Kubi-Ayana Walters (6th form student of St Andrew High School for Girls)   Kingston, JA: Since the...

Melting into Air: E. Flatbush in the Digital Age by Lou Cespedes 

Melting into Air: E. Flatbush in the Digital Age by Lou Cespedes  Early this year, a cataclysmic event befell the city and state of New York. It was an unexpected turn of...

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...

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