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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

‘Golden’ legacy will feed enduring nourishment

Jamaica: Back in another century, the government of Jamaica campaigned with encouragement to nationals to support local businesses. “Be Jamaican buy Jamaican” advanced a mantra everyone could relate to despite the onslaught of foreign made importations into the tiny island. Comment

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Eugene adds voice to chorus of shock, sadness over Hawthorne’s death

Jamaica: Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene as added his voice to a chorus of shock and sadness across the United States and in the Caribbean over the death of Golden Krust founder and chief executive officer Lowell Hawthorne. Comments (1)

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean A United Nations (UN) report says Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Jamaicans tout benefits of national ID database

Jamaica: Jamaica is going through the looking glass, taking advantage of technology and launching a National Identification System (NIDS) in 2018, according to reports. Comment
Jamaica: The Association of Black Women Lawyers (ABWL) of New Jersey has a new president. New Jersey lawyer Carolyn Chang was elected for the post and sworn in as the head of the organization last month. Having spent more than two decades with the club and holding various titles, she is now eager to take on her new duties and says this appointment is a high point in her career. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Golden Krust founder commits suicide at factory

Jamaica: The founder and chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Jamaican Lowell Hawthorne, killed himself inside his Bronx factory Saturday, reports say. Comment
Jamaica: Jamaicans residing throughout the USA are reeling from the Saturday afternoon shocker that Lowell Hawthorne had committed suicide. Disbelief temporarily pacified many who could not grasp reality that the acclaimed Patty King and founder and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill died from two self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Comments (1)

Afro Jamaican queen wins natural acclaim

Fashion: Dec. 1 was designated Afro Friday in Jamaica. In honor of Miss Jamaica Universe contestant and second runner-up Davina Bennett who bested third from a field of 92 beauty queens in the recent Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day celebrated pride in wearing natural and unprocessed hairstyles. Comment

Caribbean Maritime University hailed in the US

Jamaica: A small delegation of Caribbean maritime officials, including Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining; and Grantley Stephenson, CEO, Kingston Wharves, were in New York on Nov. 16 to attend the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) annual event. Comment

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