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Restoring the Caribbean to the paradise it used to be

When people think of the Caribbean, it’s the turquoise seas, clean beaches, coral reefs teeming with fish, turtles and balmy breezes that come to mind. For us, this paradise is what we...

IMF refuses Barbuda debt relief after hurricane

As Barbuda, part of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, reels from having almost the entirety of its infrastructure and 95% of its homes destroyed due to Hurricane Irma,...

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...

WILLIAMS’ INTERN CLASS VISITS CITY HALL

The summer Intern class at Council Member Jumaane D. Williams' office recently had the opportunity to observe the operations of New York's City Government up close. In particular, they witnessed on a...

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,...

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...

Jamaica in line for IMF funds

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica is likely to receive US$180 million in October, after an IMF delegation reached a preliminary agreement with the authorities on a set of policies...

Barbados PM announces general elections date

Opposition leader welcomes the announcement The leader of the main opposition Barbados Labor Party (BLP), Mia Mottley who recently criticized the prime minister for not announcing the date and calling on...

Grenada’s agricultural action plan for citrus plants

(BROOKLYN, New York): The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture has developed an action plan for Grenada to impart knowledge, share experiences and apply good agricultural practices, to contain the spread...

DESTINATION JAMAICA WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK JFK...

DESTINATION JAMAICA WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK JFK TO MONTEGO BAY  Above: Philip Rose, JTB’s Regional Director, Northeast USA cuts the ribbon with American Airlines crew and executives...

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