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Brooklyn: A young and hip Brooklyn dentist loves to bring the smiles to her Crown Heights community, as much as she fixes them. Dr. Barbara Peterson, affectionately known as Dr. Bobbi, has been practicing dentistry for about 15 years. An orthodontist as well, she runs her Rutland Road clinic, Aces Braces — providing all sorts of dental needs and improvements. Comment
Brooklyn: The Flatbush Caton Market has been ringing in the holiday season all month. For the final weekend before Christmas, the market is hosting a holiday market this Saturday, ensuring that locals find all of their last minute gifts. Comment

Harlem lounge joins Kwanzaa crawl

Food: This year’s Kwanzaa Crawl is expected to be even bigger than its previous two. After expanding to include Harlem just last year, the organizers behind the crawl — sisters Kerry Coddett and Krystal Stark— reached out to several businesses uptown to partake in their black business empowerment event. Comment
Bronx: A recently opened take-out restaurant doesn’t have a conventional name, it doesn’t have a conventional flavor and it doesn’t have a conventional backstory. Comment

Celfie Cosmetics: A beauty brand celebrating selfie culture

Brooklyn: A Brooklyn-based entrepreneur created a cosmetics line for the fast-forwarding thinking woman. Celfie Cosmetics is a family-run business headed by its Jamaican-American CEO and founder, Nicole Harding. She said in today’s selfie-driven culture, she yearned for a beauty line that invested in celebrating self-love, and celebrated women who personify success. Comment

Caribbean loses Sagicor

Trinidad and Tobago: A Caribbean company that originated in Barbados more than 100 years ago and grew to have a presence in many regional territories is being sold to a Canadian concern for just over half-a-billion dollars. Comment
Food: It’s beginning to taste a lot of like an island Christmas! The Crown Heights ice cream shop Island Pops, is expanding its menu all season into December. The Caribbean-inspired frozen dessert business is making some additions to its usual offerings, just in time for the holiday season, said the co-owner. Comment
Barbados: Barbados has responded to another instance of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development pressure by radically reforming its company tax system, that probably puts the island ahead of many jurisdictions trading in international business. Comment

Caribbean entrepreneurship community set for opportunity-driven cooperation

Caribbean: Toronto, Canada Nov. 26, 2018 ―— On Thursday, Nov. 15, Caribbean business leaders signaled to the Community that they are ready to take charge in making entrepreneurship inclusive. The occasion was the launch of The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP). Comment

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