The Benefits of a Caribbean Federal Credit Union

  The Benefits of a Caribbean Federal Credit Union Byron A. Ellis – September 02, 2019   Often private banks are unwilling to provide credit or offer higher interest rates on loans to certain borrowers....

The United States Pledges to Support Alternative Energy Projects in the Caribbean

BROOKLYN,NY– The United States says it will support the Caribbean in implementing alternative energy-related projects. Global Power Sector Programme Manager, Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State, Faith Corneille,...

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...

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...

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