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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hastick appointed Brooklyn Ambassador

Grenada: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has appointed the founder, president and chief executive officer of the Brooklyn-based Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), Roy Hastick, as a Brooklyn Ambassador. Comment.

On-demand doctor apps bring Uber approach to medicine

Health: WASHINGTON (AP) _ It was 8 o’clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache. Comment.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jamaican college nabs major investor partner

Jamaica: The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) located in Jamaica is aggressively advancing its strategic plans to become the first private university college in the Caribbean to go public. Comment.

Mobile boutique brings you the latest

People: There is a fully operational purple truck roaming the streets of New York City. Inside you will find clothes, jewelry, cell phone accessories and a dressing room. Comment.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Royal Wine Inc. to distribute XM Rum in NY

Guyana: Guyana’s award-winning billion-dollar XM Rum company has eluded the Guyanese community in New York for way too long due to stringent U.S. laws and regulations. But thanks to persistent requests from consumers for the alcohol, Banks DIH Limited recently partnered with New Jersey Royal Wine Incorporated, to distribute the popular liquor. Comment.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CACCI to pay special tribute on 30th anniversary

Brooklyn: The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) continues its celebration of 30 years of service to the small business community with a special tribute to its founding members and corporate partners. Comment.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sneakers get a second chance

Fashion: Make your way down Flatbush Avenue between Hawthorne Street and Cortelyou Road. What do you notice? On each passing block you might take note of a surplus of nail and hair salons, Chinese American and Caribbean American restaurants and not to mention a plethora of sneaker stores. Comment.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Street vending at the touch of an app

Haiti: Anything can be made available to us with just a push of a button on our favorite smart devices. Now, even grandma is technologically savvy and as we continue to advance it only makes sense to utilize these advancements for something a bit more meaningful than the usual selfie. Comment.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Haiti president, business leaders open new container port

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Haitian President Michel Martelly, business leaders and civic boosters inaugurated an $80 million container port Thursday aimed at giving the hemisphere’s poorest country a much bigger role in global shipping. Comment.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Healthy twists on Caribbean dishes

Food: Can organic, healthy and Caribbean be said all in the same sentence? Words such as rich and heavy are often used to describe Caribbean food with jerk chicken, rice and peas and more leading the charge with hefty portions. Nola Ro is combatting these affiliations with her healthy twists on what Caribbean American food can be from tasty hummus filled cucumber bites to coconut wings. Comments (2).

Thursday, July 2, 2015

‘Dancing Doctor’ opens new clinic

Brooklyn: The doctor is in! This past Monday on June 29, 2015 Dr. Javid Yadegar and his partners hosted a grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Elite Medical Clinic at 721 Flushing Ave. in Brooklyn, New York. Comment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vincentian designer celebrates anniversary

Fashion: With music pumping and patrons reveling in the atmosphere, leading Vincentian fashion designer, Zulema N. George, recently celebrated in style the third anniversary of AK Couture Boutique & Beauty Bar in the epicenter of the Caribbean community in Brooklyn. Comments (1).

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Investment opportunities in the Reggae Island

Jamaica: Jamaica is one the most globally recognized brand in the world. According to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) the island welcomed 756,463 visitors – 445,105 of which originated from the U.S.; 184,237 from Canada; and 95,177 from Europe. Comment.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brooklyn duo ‘nails’ it with Breukelen Polished

Trinidad and Tobago: Ease back into a plush chair and let your mind wander. Your hands are precious, used daily and abused by dish washing soap, turning doorknobs, handshakes with other movers and shakers and much more. Comment.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dine Caribbean in fine style

Food: Throw the word “diet,” “waist trainer” and the phrase “summer body” out the window. The second annual Caribbean Restaurant Week is upon us, from June 22 - 29. Fourteen different locations are prepared to satisfy your taste buds, stomach and most importantly your wallet with discounts prices. Comment.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Foodies taste the islands

Food: Two words generally make a crowd of people happy: free and food. Brooklyn’s Borough Hall Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations combined the two concepts Friday, June 12 with the annual Taste of the Caribbean event. Comment.

Move to drive Caribbean fashion forward

Fashion: The situation is dire when it is in the red. When it comes to any business, financials dipping into the red zone can signify possible closure due to poor money management, marketing etc. Comment.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

New Caribbean restaurant in town

St Vincent: Yet another Caribbean restaurant has opened its doors in the epicenter of the Caribbean Community in Brooklyn. Leading Vincentian-born graphic designer and community figure, Franklyn “Supadex” Richards, and his Trinidadian-born fiancée, Marge Durant, a professional hairdresser and owner of Discover Beauty Unisex Salon in Brooklyn, opened Caribbean Spot early last month. Comment.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Caribbean Americans are ready for business

Brooklyn: To run a business in New York City is not a simple feat. For business owners, an extensive network with resources is just as important as the services or goods the new business provides. For Caribbean nationals and Caribbean Americans, working with the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is their network to help them succeed. Comment.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Retail panel discusses racial profiling

People: The Retail Council of New York State joined forces with key retailers on Thursday, June 11 to open a dialogue on race and retail. Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chef Sam makes street food for every island

Food: New Yorkers crave anything fast, easy and most importantly efficient. Show me a New Yorker who is not on-the-go and it is 99.9 percent most likely that they are actually a tourist. Speaking to Caribbean-American New Yorkers, Chef Samuel Branch makes island street food perfect for those New York minutes we are unable to spare. Comment.

Friday, June 12, 2015

CTO: ‘Bring home the business’

Manhattan: There is not time like the present to take on a new business venture. Knowing your market is half the battle and for Caribbean nationals living in New York City, bringing those ideas to contribute to the economy is in high demand. Comment.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Crumbling infrastructure threat to business

Business: Our country’s once-robust infrastructure has played a vital role in the success of our economy. Roads, bridges, and transportation systems are the heart and blood of commerce and give consumers easy access to goods and services. Our public schools produce the next generation of workers. Comment.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

National Bakery caters to bread lovers

Food: Nothing better than the food that reminds you of home - whether that is in the states or the islands. Bread happens to be one of those foods you cannot avoid. Comment.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Taste of Africa during NY African Restaurant Week

Food: Who’s hungry? New York African Restaurant Week 2015 (NYARW) kicked off May 31 with 23 different restaurants prepared to fill your waiting bellies. The NYARW is an annual cultural event encouraging people of all ethnicities to expose themselves to the spices and tastes of Africa. Comment.

Friday, June 5, 2015

CANADA DESERTS CARICOM

Caribbean: Saying it is fed up of the protracted nature of the talks, the Canadian government has not only walked away from free trade negotiation discussions with the Caribbean trading bloc but has also asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow it to revert to an old mechanism governing trade between the two because the future for a deal looks quite bleak. Comment.

Jamaican College prepares for a public offering

Jamaica: The University College of the Caribbean (UCC), Jamaica’s largest privately held tertiary education institution and one of the ranking top four recognized universities with accredited programmes in the island, is preparing to launch the first ever IPO by a college or university in Jamaica. Comment.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Comptroller steps in to protect immigrant workers

Guyana: For immigrant workers, it can seem like an uphill battle to secure representation genuinely invested in their interests and concerns. On May 18, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer showed his support for immigrant workers by presenting checks for work completed on various New York City public schools and the Queens Museum. Comment.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

AphroChic fuses culture and interior design

Books: Personal style goes far beyond the clothes on your back. How you style your home after graduating from the cutesy designs of your college dorm room courtesy of Target, says a lot about you, your interests and maybe even your cultural background. For the happily married Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, interior design and culture go hand in hand. Comment.