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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gonzalez builds partnership with CARICOM Consular Corps

Brooklyn: As part of an ongoing effort to partner with Brooklyn communities in making “the borough safer and fairer for all,” Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says he had the honor last week to host a group of dignitaries from Caribbean nations for a roundtable discussion at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Comment

Europe stands by Caribbean on climate funding

Environment: BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 26, 2017 (IPS) - A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region. Comment

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Seaborne Airlines will resume non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and VC Bird International Airport in Antigua and Barbuda next month. Comment

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pressure cracks Barbados gov’t tax plan

Barbados: Resistance from two of the island’s most powerful trade unions and a wide array of business associations to planned tax hikes now has the Barbados Government buckling under pressure. Comment

Give Caribbean ‘Dreamers’ permanent status: Clarke

Immigration: As the United States Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, otherwise known as the “Dream Program”, marks its fifth anniversary, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke is urging the United States Congress to pass legislation that would grant permanent status for Caribbean and other “Dreamers.” Comment

Thursday, June 22, 2017

BRET BRINGS MISERY

Trinidad and Tobago: Grenada and its smaller family islands as well as the Dutch dependencies of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao were spared the wrath of Tropical Storm Bret as it roared through the Caribbean and northern South American countries this week, dumping tons of rain, snarling traffic, cancelling commercial flights and closing government and private sector offices in one of the earliest storms of an annual hurricane season in recent memory. Comment

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

State comptroller honors congresswoman Clarke, slain officer

Manhattan: They’re some of the best around. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli honored several notable members of the city’s Caribbean-American community in Manhattan on June 16. Comment

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Group General Manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Patricia Affonso-Dass is the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held alongside the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) and Taste of the Caribbean at the Hyatt Regency in Miami recently. Comment

Exxon gets license, environmental permit

Guyana: Guyana’s government has approved an operating license and environmental permit for Exxon to begin pumping loads of oil and gas from the seabed by 2020, five years after the company said it had found world class deposits of hydrocarbons off the coast of the Caribbean Community nation. Comment

Monday, June 19, 2017

State Department revokes visas of opposition MP’s

Guyana: Guyana’s main opposition party has complained that the United States State Department has cancelled tourist visas of two active lawmakers facing criminal fraud charges as well as several other high ranking officials who were also indicted with them. Comment

Sunday, June 18, 2017

New citizens

Brooklyn: They can now call it home! Dozens of candidates for citizenship became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the historic Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush on June 15. Many of the new nationals were thrilled to reach this accomplishment, particularly those who waited many years, said one woman who came to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago. Comment

City’s digital kiosks celebrate Caribbean heritage

Staten Island: A digital way to honor the leaders. In commemoration of June as Caribbean-American Heritage month, all of the city’s digital WiFi kiosks — LinkNYC, are displaying images of Caribbean-American icons all month. The project was created by Caribbeing, a Flatbush-based cultural center, in partnership with LinkNYC. The display intends to familiarize passersby with the influential people of West Indian background, and honor their contributions to American history, according to the project’s creator. Comment

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Grenada strengthens tourism ties during CTO Week NY

Grenada: The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) says Caribbean Week in New York, hosted by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), “proved to be a successful endeavor for the promotion of Grenada’s tourism product.” Comment

Friday, June 16, 2017

FOCUS NOW ON ISIS

Trinidad and Tobago: When Caribbean Community leaders meet for their annual summit in Grenada in early July, they would have the very challenging task of setting up a coordinated system to monitor ISIS fighters returning to the region from the Middle East. Comment

Container trade to the Caribbean declines: ECLAC

Caribbean: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reports that new ports ranking confirms the decline in the region’s foreign trade last year and marks a loss in activity not seen since the crisis of 2009. Comment

WIADCA launches ‘Eat Caribbean 2017’

Food: Hundreds of Caribbean and other nationals on Thursday converged on Milk River Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn as the West Indian Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) launched “Eat Caribbean 2017.” Comment

More companies looking for oil and gas off Guyana

Guyana: Its offshore concession just a few miles from where ExxonMobil found large deposits of oil and gas two years ago, so Tullow Oil of the UK and Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas of Canada have announced plans to begin aggressive exploration of their own bloc, confident that the basin is rich in resources officials said this week. Comment

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Caribbean Life assoc. editor to receive award

Guyana: Associate Editor of Caribbean Life, Kevin Michael Williams, is among eight distinguished professionals to receive the Golden Arrowhead Award of Achievement and Distinction at the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Award ceremony under the patronage of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and NYC Councilmember, Dr. Mathieu Eugene, to commemorate Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of Independence. Comment

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jamaica has new approach to help tourism grow

Jamaica: New York City’s buzzing excitement heightened with the natural groove and flow of the distinct Caribbean flavors extending in the City. It is of course, Caribbean Heritage Month and in New York City several Caribbean celebrations are taking place. Among the celebrations was last week’s annual gathering of all the Caribbean nations exhibiting their best in the tourism industry, propelling and branding their respective countries during Caribbean Tourism Week, June 3-10. Comment