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Brooklyn: Ten years ago, when Negesti Pinnock, proprietor of ButterMEssentials, began blending ingredients in her kitchen to create a moisturizer for her daughter’s hair, she, not being a chemist, never imagined that she would find the right formulation to produce her first creation “Creamy Delight,” a fusion that became one of her top-selling beauty items. Comment
Guyana: Known as the Dhalpuri roti queen in many circles, Fazila Ali Razack assures that her Dhalpuri roti is the best anywhere this side of the world, not because of any secret ingredient that is added, but because it is prepared with love. Comment
Cuba: HAVANA (AP) — The Havana International Trade Fair is where Cuba puts the best face on its struggling economy. There are state-run restaurants stocked with fresh food; shiny displays of electric motorcycles from traders in Panama; dozens of Cuban government companies offering goods from cigars to farmed shrimp. Comment

Williams honors Tower Isles on 50th anniversary

People: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams honored Jamaican meat patty pioneer company Tower Isles with a city proclamation as it celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Oct. 12. Comment
Jamaica: The United States House of Representatives has honored renowned Jamaican businessman, Kevin Hendrickson, managing director of The Courtleigh Hospitality Group (CHG) in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, for being “a courageous, resilient, intelligent and loving community leader, and as a valued member of the community who dedicated his time to ensuring the betterment of his employees and customers.” Comment
Brooklyn: In one of the most rapidly gentrifying areas in New York City, a group of residents in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights sections of Brooklyn have come together to organize and open The Central Brooklyn Food Coop (CBFC). Comment

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