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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Arts & Theater: Juliana Hughes was presented with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Award of Excellence for Handicrafts, for her commitment to ecology — utilizing seeds and beads, found in her homeland of Guyana, to create fine jewelry. Comment

Friday, March 23, 2018

How mom and pop shops stay competitive against big chain stores in Brooklyn

Brooklyn: With new Duane Reades and CVSs opening up shop every year, there is a space issue in NYC. Especially in New York, which is known to be a dog-eat-dog city, more and more of the smaller stores are finding it harder to stay in business in this changing landscape. Comment

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Introducing a new Caribbean rum: Boukman Rhum

Food: There’s a new Caribbean rum in town. The Haitian-made alcoholic beverage Boukman Rhum is a liquor with a mission. As one of the newest rums out of Haiti, its manufacturer is trying to bring the island nation to the forefront of the global rum market and sustain business for several industries in Haiti. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bichotte: 2018 critical year for MWBE

New York: Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte says 2018 is “a critical year” for all Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). Comment

Friday, March 2, 2018

Media runner: Empress Lanice’s entrepreneurial spirit

Brooklyn: A Crown Heights entrepreneur is making big moves in her industry. Public relations director Jessica Lanice Chalmers, who goes by the name Empress Lanice is the founder of Tha L. Spot productions, a public relations and marketing agency. Now the 28-year-old who is of Monserratian descent, is pursuing more lanes in her career path with her television show, and the launch of her own magazine. Comment
Food: There’s a place to unwind at Sip Unwine. The Flatbush restaurant and bar Sip Unwine just celebrated its one-year anniversary in early February. The eatery offers a cozy and relaxing place to lounge in, and its a local trendy spot to enjoy modern Caribbean food and listen to music. Conveniently located not far Brooklyn College and a busy train hub in the predominantly working-class Caribbean neighborhood seeing changes. The spot is perfectly situated for its young residents looking for that environment, said its co-owner. Comment

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