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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...

CARICOM: Still divided on Venezuela at Organization of American States

(BROOKLYN, New York):  — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to adopt competing narratives and different visions of instructional authority that divide the region on supporting opposition leader Juan Guaidó, as the...

Jamaican government saved millions on oil imports

BROOKLYN, NY – The Jamaica government says Wigton Windfarm Limited, the state-owned energy company, which went public last week, had been able to save the country in excess of US$54 million in...

Jason deCaires Taylor Recognized For Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park

Jason deCaires Taylor Recognized For Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park GEORGE’S, GRENADA: World-renowned sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has been specially recognized by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) for his outstanding work...

The Venezuela conundrum

A CARIBBEAN TIMES SPECIAL NEW ANALYSIS Today, in the midst of Venezuela’s political crisis is this undeniably fact: Venezuela boasts the largest oil reserves of any country in the world. Yet it...

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...

IMF reaches provisional agreement on multi-million dollar loan for Haiti

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation is ending a two-week visit to Haiti on Friday after discussing support for measures to ease poverty, encourage good governance, raise growth and stabilize the...

Sweet potato and cassava based businesses will help economy: Antigua & Barbuda

(BROOKLYN, New York):  – Antigua and Barbuda is banking on sweet potato and cassava as alternatives that could reduce its high import bill, through value added production in these chains, which will...

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