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Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Caribbean domestic workers being ripped off

Brooklyn: A Caribbean immigration attorney in Brooklyn wants nationals engaged in domestic work to know their rights, claiming that a significant number of them are being ripped off over wages by the homecare industry. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Political commitment needed in the Caribbean to fight Zika virus: PAHO

Health: The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne has called for political commitment and more resources are urgently fight the spread of Zika in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Brazil’s Olympic faces Zika V bug challenge

Health: Going forward to May, 3 when the Olympic torch leaves Rio de Janeiro for a nationwide relay race through 26 states in Brazil in promotion of the biggest summer sporting games on the planet, one of the biggest hazards to competition could be the Zika virus. Comment.

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Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Zika outbreak reaches Caribbean

Puerto Rico: The sweet call of vacation, sun, and crystal blue water beaches is hard to ignore as New York is covered in snow with matching frigid temperatures. Before logging into your favorite cheap flight website, be sure to check on whether your particular destination is battling the Zika virus. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

CapraCare shows its love for Haiti

Haiti: Jean Pierre-Louis works in public health in the New York area since getting his Bachelors degree and then Masters in Public Health in 2009 from Brooklyn College. He also has taken his passion for health education, disease prevention and treatment to his ancestral Haitian village Fonfrede in the south of Haiti. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

US considers travel warnings over Zika virus

National: United States federal health officials are debating whether to warn pregnant women against travel to Brazil and other Latin American and Caribbean countries where mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in newborn babies, according to reports. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Lutheran focuses on traumatic stress in children

Brooklyn: After years of careful research, New York University (NYU) Lutheran has begun training more than 100 medical and behavioral health professionals to help children in southwest Brooklyn recover from the crippling effects of psychological trauma. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Lions aid eye screening for students

Brooklyn: Students at a Brooklyn school has benefited from an eye screening projected organized collaboratively by the Central Brooklyn Lions Club and District 20 K1. Comment.