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Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Carver Bank contributes $50K to Junior Scholars Program

Bronx: Carver Federal Saving Bank President and CEO Michael T. Pugh has awarded a $50,000 gift to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on behalf of the Carver Scholarship Fund last month. Comment.

Lowell F. Hawthorne

Caribbean Impact Awards: Lowell F. Hawthorne is a son of the Jamaican soil who emigrated in 1981 and went on to become president and chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the nation’s largest Caribbean franchise chain. Comment.

Leanna Archer

Caribbean Impact Awards: Leanna Archer is the 20-year-old CEO of Leanna’s Inc., a hair and body care products company that carries 14 different items. She is the youngest person – she was 13 – to ring the NASDEQ opening bell. Comment.

Annette M. Hurd-Runcie

Caribbean Impact Awards: Annette M. Hurd-Runchie was born in Kingston, Jamaica in a large family of seven, emigrating with her family at the age of 11. She had an early successful career as a computer system analyst and later plant IT manager at Proctor and Gamble, earned an MBA, has a family with two sons but it was not enough. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Fusion East offers community new dining option

Food: If long wait times and food chains are your thing, Gateway Mall features endless options for a fine dining experience. To offer a different experience that reflects the community’s tastes, Andrew Walcott – an attorney-at-law and certified public accountant – opened Fusion East, a Caribbean and soul food restaurant, just a short month ago. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Drink Lounge is all about the details

Food: Inside the newest lounge in Crown Heights, it’s all about the details. For dual owners Norman Escoffery and Chadon Charles, their bar creation opened in early June is a reflection of a space they would drink in — equipped with amazing cocktails, great music, and no televisions. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Jamaica among most business reform countries

Jamaica: The World Bank says Jamaica and Mexico have recorded the most reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last five years, continuing to make big strides to improve their countries’ business climate Comment.

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Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Toast of Brooklyn in its seventh year

Food: The annual Toast of Brooklyn Food and Wine festival slated for Nov. 6 & 7 will for the first time include a farmer’s market, approved by the New York Department of Agriculture that would allow vintners to sell their products at the event. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Gray offers education for the very young

Jamaica: Who is really thinking about filling a child’s mind with the knowledge they need to be successful when they are between the ages of newborn and three? Comment.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

New meet up for Caribbean tech lovers

St Kitts and Nevis: Calling all lovers of technology — followers of Apple or Android, coders, and other innovators are welcome to occupy the same space for a meeting of like-mindedness. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

SIDS Dock Treaty makes history

St Vincent: A slice of history was made Sept. 30 as the United Nations observed the announcement of the entry into force of the SIDS Dock Treaty – the legal recognition of the intergovernmental sustainable energy and climate resilience organization established by heads of state and government of Small Island Developing States in 2009. Comment.

Jamaica is ‘open for business’

Jamaica: When you think of words associated with Jamaica you may immediately think of sun, reggae, and jerk chicken, but you’re missing something pivotal: business. Comment.

Huawei taps into the LASCO Financial Services network

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica - Sept. 14, 2015- LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL) is now the latest authorized distributor for HUAWEI Device Jamaica smart devices and accessories in the local telecoms retail industry. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Travelspan is still keeping fares low

Trinidad and Tobago: Vacation. How sweet that three-syllable word sounds. Exploring a new country, state or island or even returning to a place of origin melts the stress of the realities left at home away. In planning any vacation, there is a battle to secure the cheapest rates whether it be in terms of airfare, hotel stay or deals on cruises. Comment.

George Crooks, international promoter extraordinaire

Jamaica: Jamaican-born George Crooks, founder and chief executive officer of the Brooklyn-based Jammins Entertainment, an arts and cultural promotions event management company, considers himself a promoter of international repute. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Tropical Paradise is a dream personified

Brooklyn: Caribbean restaurants poulate Brooklyn. The mom-and-pop eateries run the streets, opening two to three flagship locations across the borough but none have expanded their resume quite like Tropical Paradise. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

PowerUP Kreyol awards Haitian small businesses

Haiti: Haitian business owners and startups were presented with a unique opportunity through the Brooklyn Public Library’s inaugural PowerUP! Kreyol business plan competition in partnership with the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Grandchamps Kitchen gives a taste of Haiti

Food: Feed your rumbling bellies with a strong semse of community in Bedstuy’s newest restaurant: Grandchamps. Comment.

Brooklyn heats up with chile pepper festival

Brooklyn: Brooklyn heats up with chile peppers Brooklynites who like their foods hot and spicy flocked to the 23rd Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Chile Festival and sampled “the spicy” poured or dipped onto corn or plantain chips. Tongues tingled and mouths sometimes burned. Comment.