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Food: Vincentian fashion designer Donna Weekes and her son, Jamane, had plans of opening up a business together for years, and their vision turned into reality recently with the grand opening of Lips Café in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Council Member Mathieu Eugene, in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, last Thursday hosted a free small business workshop at his 40th District Office. Comment


Guyana: As the work week began, Guyanese awoke to news that a second oil major had found a large quantity of oil and gas in an offshore oil field south of where American supermajor ExxonMobil has so far drilled 13 successful wells since 2015, pointing to the possibility of Guyana sitting perhaps on some of the world’s largest deposits of sweet light crude. Comments (1)
Music: Patricia Chin, co-founder of VP Records, was her usual self on Saturday, Aug. 3 — hardworking and involved in all aspect of the successful brand, that according to her, could be considered 60 years since she was the driving force from the age of 18, when her journey began in her homeland of Kingston, Jamaica. Comment

New SVG Caribbean Bakery in town

St Vincent: Four years after Cynthia Bernard, proprietor of Ethlyn’s Bakery, on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, went to the Great Beyond, her brother and sister-in-law are now the new owners of the bakery, renaming it SVG Caribbean Bakery. Comment

Local entrepreneurs host Haiti as a wedding destination expo

Haiti: I DO Haiti: Bridal & Wedding Expo, the first of its kind, will make its debut in the New York Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 31. Hundreds of brides-to-be will attend the one-day extravaganza designed to showcase Haiti’s growing wedding industry to couples hoping to tie the knot with class and culture. Comment

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