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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brooklyn Trade Show attracts thousands

Brooklyn: At least 2,500 New Yorkers, business owners, service providers, those looking for jobs or those who want to expand their businesses, visited Trade Brooklyn–Brooklyn’s business- to-business trade show, earlier this month. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gender pay-gap hurdle

People: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall’s congressional elections. Comment.

T&T ambassador issues call to invest in T&T

Trinidad and Tobago: Dr. Neil Parsan, ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States of America and Mexico has called on Florida businesspersons to invest in Trinidad and Tobago while delivering the feature address at the Caribbean Trade Center’s ‘Caribbean/Latin America Tourism, Trade, and Investment Conference and Exhibits’ in Doral, Florida, recently. Comment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peerless Clothing of Varied Proportions

Fashion: deanna.williams@macys.com Comment.

Friday, April 4, 2014

CaribCan Or Can’t Survive

Food: If the smaller Eastern Caribbean islands have their way, ongoing two-way free-trade talks between Canada and the 15-nation bloc of Caribbean Community nations stretching from Suriname on the South American coast to Belize in Central America, would be scrapped forthwith. Comment.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Words of wisdom about image and etiquette

Jamaica: Making a lasting first impression is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Stoosh Images Inc., a Vallley Stream, NY image consultancy for individuals and companies is the brainchild of Patrice daCosta, an expert in color analysis, personal shopping, closet clearing, etiquette and personal development for people who want to put their best foot forward. Stoosh Images Inc. created July 2005 aims to help people feel and look better about themselves. Comment.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

mSurvey changes data collection in the Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. A mobile SMS-based survey service from a Caribbean-based company could change the way data is collected and analysed in the region. Comments (1).

Monday, March 31, 2014

Garrett Oliver, brewmaster, authority and tastemaker

Brooklyn: With a twinkle in his eye, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, whimsically describes how people frequently have a fixed idea of what a brewmaster looks like: he should be of European descent, short, stout, balding, wire-rim glasses, and wearing a lab coat. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Expanded ‘Trade Brooklyn’ returns

Brooklyn: Cardinal Trade Group, Inc. (CTG), the producer of the New York region’s top business events, will bring an all new and larger Trade Brooklyn (Brooklyn’s Business Trade Show) to the heart of Brooklyn at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street. Comment.

Klutch Formal Boutique has Caribbean roots

Queens: Just after being named Small Business Owner of the Year by the 22nd Assembly District during Black History Month, “Elements of Earth” jewelry designer, Earth Rowe, cut the ribbon to officially unveil her second clothing store Klutch Formal Boutique located at 126 Central Ave. in Valley Stream. Comment.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Haiti gov’t defends plans to develop resort island

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A plan to transform a small Caribbean island off the southern coast of Haiti into a high-end resort will create more than 2,000 jobs and help change the image of this impoverished country, the prime minister said Wednesday. Comment.

UK airport taxes ‘unfair’

Travel: The British Chancellor George Osborne will present his budget on 19 March in a speech to the British Parliament. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will be listening carefully to see if the Chancellor is yet prepared to recognise the widespread concern that exists in the Caribbean and among the Caribbean community living in the UK about the damage being done and the lack of fairness in the way in which the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is applied. Comment.

Spotlight on Yolonda Watson ‘16

Brooklyn: When Yolonda Watson ’16 signed up for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation course offered by the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College, she knew she would learn a few things about how to improve her travel business. But what she didn’t know was it would lead to her getting a $2,000 loan that positions her business to really take off. Comment.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Frank J. Barone Funeral Home — a key fixture in the Caribbean community

Brooklyn: Frank J. Barone Funeral Home, in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, has been an important fixture in the Caribbean community for more than 50 years. Comment.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Donate Job Board Calendar

Staten Island: Are you looking for the Peer Job Board? Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Women On The March

People: The International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) Coalition 2014 is organizing its annual march and rally on Saturday, March 8 at the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Factory Memorial, 23-29 Washington Place. (Between Greene St. & Washington Sq. East) in Manhattan to celebrate the 104th International Working Women’s Day Anniversary Comment.

American artist finds Oasis in Guyana’s heartland

Fashion: American artist Tracy Douglas says anytime an overseas-based Guyanese ask, ‘why are you living in Guyana’ her reply is always, because you left.” Comments (2).

Monday, March 3, 2014

The race to save the Caribbean’s banana industry

Dominica: LONDONDERRY, Dominica, Feb 26, 2014 (IPS) - When Dean, the first storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, lashed Dominica on Aug. 16, it left behind a trail of destruction, claimed the lives of a mother and son, and decimated the island’s vital banana industry. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Court Approves $310 Million In Anti-trust Settlements

People: New York consumers can now file claims to recover money due to them from a $310 million fund created as a result of settling litigation brought by New York and several other states against the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (“DRAM”) computer chips. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014


Jamaica: Rastafarians and reggae singers have been lobbying for the decriminalization of marijuana for decades. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Peter Tosh recorded perhaps the most known advocacy song he named “Legalize It.” Comment.


Jamaica: A change is gonna come to the travel industry. Beginning with plans to integrate volunteerism and tourism, Jamaica seems poised to lead the charge that will probably revolutionize the industry. According to Sandra Scott, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Deputy Director of Tourism and Marketing, “visitors to the island will soon be able to vacation for one week and volunteer the following week” in the areas of health and education. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Leadership Workshop for Diaspora Vincentians

St Vincent: Over 25 Vincentian expatriates participated in diaspora leadership workshops at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22, the first in a series hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York, first in a series whose objectives are. Comment.

CARCIP calls for greater Caribbean innovation

Trinidad and Tobago: Three Eastern Caribbean countries are benefitting from an infrastructure development thrust that could usher in a new era of technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship for the region. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Jamaica aims to revive economy with port hub

Jamaica: OLD HARBOR, Jamaica (AP) — This hardscrabble harbor town on Jamaica’s southern coast seems an unlikely contender in an emerging regional competition over the shipping routes that carry global trade. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014


Westchester: New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday issued a warning to New Yorkers based on numerous complaints received by his office from consumers who have been contacted recently by scam artists posing as representatives of Microsoft or an organization allegedly affiliated with Microsoft, such as P.C. Solutions, who try to gain access to their computers Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Signs of Recovery for Carib Tourism

Travel: The state of the Caribbean’s tourism industry is solid, with positive signs that a recovery is in progress. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014


Trinidad and Tobago: Friday Jan. 10 marked the launch of the Hayes Court Restoration Project and Fund at a private cocktail reception held on the restoration site in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where an historic, dilapidated and unoccupied residence of the Anglican bishop of Port of Spain will be remodeled with an overarching vision to preserve a monumental part of the twin-island state’s cultural and religious history, the planners disclosed. 2014_02_04_sub_Hayes Court2.4.jpg From left: Canon Dr. Steve West; retired Bishop, the Rt. Reverend Rawle Douglin; and supporter of the church, Joy Dumas. Photo credit: Hayes Court Restoration Project and Fund RALLY TO SAVE T&T CHURCH continuing hed: -- Fund to restore historic Magnificent Seven building Comment.
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