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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

German couple slain in Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: Police are searching for the killer or killers who hacked to death an aged German couple in Tobago, the Sister Island of Trinidad over the weekend. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Caribbean Life celebrates ‘40 Under 40’

Brooklyn: There was nothing but sheer ecstasy last Thursday night as Caribbean Life, the nation’s most-widely circulated Caribbean newspaper, honored its “40 Under 40” Caribbean achievers at a gala ceremony at Sirico’s in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Comment.

Make this new day count

Viewpoints: Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, James Bird, Troy Davis, so many others and now Michael Brown. I’m a young black man but I’ve lived long enough to see how this situation plays out. The reactions have often been the same; public outcries for a couple of months at best and then it subsides, meanwhile very few people change their own behavior which is detrimental to the community. Comment.

Dancing Haiti’s history with KaNu Dance Theater

Arts & Theater: On Nov. 15, KaNu Dance Theater’s “Malgré Tout” was presented at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JCAL), the 1858 Dutch Reformed Church in Jamaica, Queens. The title means “Despite all, Haiti’s Still Standing.” Comment.

Enjoy the holidays, avoid the weight gain

Health: You don’t have to put on pounds this winter. Comment.

Human rights group reacts to O’s immigration plan

New York: A major human rights group in the United States has described as “laudable but incomplete” President Obama’s executive actions to fix the United States’ “broken immigration system” by halting deportations of certain undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. Comment.

Red Bulls lose to New England 2–1

New York: Last Sunday’s New York Red Bulls–New England Revolution match-up at Red Bull Arena had all the trappings of a first-leg game in the MLS Eastern Conference finals series: it was a very tense, physical, but well-played game in front of an enthusiastic sellout crowd of 25,000 on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The highly technical game lived up to its billing on the field — all was perfect in New York except one thing, the main thing, the win, which was stolen from New York by New England, 2–1. Comment.

Grenada’s cabinet is shuffled

Grenada: Grenada’s Prime Minister last week shuffled his cabinet, making former General Secretary of Grenada’s opposition National Democratic Congress Peter David a senator. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Caribbean Life celebrates ‘40 Under 40’

Brooklyn: There was nothing but sheer ecstasy last Thursday night as Caribbean Life, the nation’s most-widely circulated Caribbean newspaper, honored its “40 Under 40” Caribbean achievers at a gala ceremony at Sirico’s in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Comment.

Showtime! Apollo street named for James Brown

Going forward, anyone entering or exiting the Apollo Theater from the rear will have to walk along “James Brown Way.” Comment.

Executive order the only move for Obama

National: Our columnists says the president has earned teh right to use his executive order power on immigration. Comment.

Keisha L. Clarke Gray: Loves performing and teaching dance

40 Under 40: Keisha Laren Clarke Gray is proud to be one of the blessed 40 Under 40 honored this year. She was born and raised in Brooklyn to two lovely Jamaican parents, Lance and Jennifer Clarke. Comment.

West Indies women whitewashed

Caribbean: West Indies Women cricket team suffered a series white-wash at the hands of Australia in the four-match One Day International in Australia last week. Comment.

A commercial revolution is happening in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Business is booming in Bedford-Stuyvesant, its commercial heart beating along Fulton Street on a retail sprawl the size of eight football fields. Comments (1).

Local baker sweetens the revival

Good lookin’ Bedford-Stuyvesant is cookin’ up an economic storm, thanks to innovative entrepreneurs such as boutique baker Myriam Nicolas. Comment.

Florist makes Bed-Stuy bloom

Florist Marcia Melendez has reinvented herself almost as much as Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comment.

Griffith looks to repeat

New York: One of the top scorers and playmakers in the nation, and highly ranked on its basketball team, Kodebe Griffith, is trying to impress professional scouts. This backcourt player’s specialist is setting up for his John Jay College teammates. He did this part of his game in his junior season at John Jay. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Cosby’s Bahamas show earns standing ovation

Bahamas: Amidst mounting allegations from more than a dozen women, comedian and actor Bill Cosby traveled south last weekend and might be rethinking the alluring tourism commercial which boasts that “It’s better in the Bahamas.” Comment.

Stop those who would stop Uber

Viewpoints: Imagine coming to a city and doing business without first seeking permission from local authorities? The nerve of these people! Comments (1).

Something new brewing at Red Stripe this Christmas

Jamaicans on the island will be seeing red when they pour a Red Stripe from now until Christmas. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Attorney General to return to Caribbean

Barbados: Eric Holder will soon be resigning from his office as the first African American attorney general of the United States, but he is working to ensure he has one last high-level meeting with Caribbean Community officials before doing so in the coming weeks. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Bishop T.D. Jakes at New York Empowerment Summit 2014

Music: Bishop T.D. Jakes is slated to headline a two day New York Empowerment Summit at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York on Sunday Nov. 30 and Monday Dec.st. Hosted by Glory of God Christian Center, A Journey Through The Gospel Conference also features a number of Christian heavyweights including Bishop Tudor Bismark, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Dr. Jackie McCullough, Fred Hammond, Tasha Cobbs, Sonnie Badu, Lucy Reyes, Las Reyes Queens, Christian Cultural Center Youth Choir “C3,” the Music Research Lab and Comedian Michael Jr. Comment.

Senior Congressman wants greater U.S. presence in the  Caribbean

New York: A senior member of the United States Congress has called for greater U.S. presence in the Caribbean. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Jamaica wins Caribbean Cup

Two side of Lady Saw revealed

Music: The Queen of the Dancehall’s latest introduces ‘Marion Hall.’ Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Hundreds bid farewell to prominent Brooklyn businessman Cal Crichton

St Vincent: Hundreds of mourners jammed the pews of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in bidding farewell to prominent Vincentian businessman James Calvert “Cal” Crichton. Comments (2).

Ten years of Thanksgiving at Calvary Mission

Food: Calvary Mission food pantry in Jamaica, Queens will provide members of the community with all the trimmings for a turkey dinner during its 10th annual of Thanksgiving sustenance program. Comment.

Brooklyn church group conducts successful mission to SVG

St Vincent: The Brooklyn-based Vincentian American Adventist Association reports its latest mission trip home was a huge success. Comment.

Shocker! Marley could become face of weed!

Jamaica: By Vinette K. Pryce Comments (2).

Haiti to open ID office in the Diaspora

Haiti: Haitians living in the Diaspora will no longer have to fly to Haiti to get a national identification card, a critical document to obtain a Haitian passport or the ability to vote in the country’s elections, according to reports. Comment.

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is just plain dumb

Movies: Two decades later, Harry and Lloyd are back, but they should have just stayed away, according to our critic. Comment.

Haitian cholera epidemic compared to Ebola

Haiti: Leaders in Haiti fear it will take 40 years to rid country of the disease. Comment.
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