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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

Hibiscus Day Spa opens wellness center in Bed-Stuy

Health: In order to include the community in the health and wellness program offered by Hibiscus Day Spa, owner Hollis Barclay hosted a health fair to promote the spa’s journey of wellbeing and sensory therapies to nourish the mind, body and spirit. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

Fashion Wee, BKstyle

Music: Local designers are designing a consumer show, trade shows, business conference & shopping tour.A group of Brooklyn designers are in the midst offashioning their own economic stimulus. Faced with current retail climate, they have collectively come together to design a customized weeklong Brooklyn Fashion Week event October 24-31, creating a “BKStyle!™” platform as a concentrated, full service option for sourcing, showing, marketing and advertising their independent fashion related products and services! Comment

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010

Downside to the Guyana gold rush

Caribbean: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has asked the international community to take note of skyrocketing prices for gold, contending that the investment rush that has stemmed from this is bound to have a very negative impact on deforestation at a time when the world could least afford such a development. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

An outlet for ‘Heart of Haiti’ artisan gifts

New York: Creating on-going sustainable jobs in Haiti is a herculean task and necessary for an economic base so that people can live humane lives. In spite of almost no tourism in the past decade compounded by the devastation of January’s earthquake, more than 240 artisans in Haiti are selling their goods and experiencing a steady income stream. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Buying local halfway across the globe

Food: As individuals, Americans are generous, often donating in response to crises abroad even while struggling to make ends meet at home. We tend to assume that our government’s foreign aid is similarly altruistic. But is it? Comment

No easy fix for unemployment

National: Despite talk of America’s recovery, unemployment rates remain stagnant. Comment

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Jamaica Diaspora Northeast USA Conference 2010

Caribbean: Scores of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica, residing in the Northeast USA, will converge on Hartford, Connecticut, from Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 28-31, for the Jamaica Diaspora Northeast USA Regional Conference. Comment

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Mad at life insurance

Business: Would you leave your children alone with a stranger? I ask that because I recently left a message with a wife who was annoyed that I was calling. Calling to follow up on a conversation I had with her husband about getting life insurance. The troubling part is that the husband had no life insurance and five children. I was calling to reschedule a meeting we had to postpone. Comment

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

Healer with products inspired by faith

Caribbean: Allison D. Mahon, RN established her Alloma Care Spa Products and Wellness Inc. seven months ago but the vision for her company has been in the works for at least 10 years. Comments (4)

Consider renter’s insurance

Business: My friend’s apartment was hit by the tornado. Now I am hearing about renter’s insurance. Is this something I should consider? Comment

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