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CACCI calls on president to revisit CBI

Brooklyn: If the president of the borough of Brooklyn followed instructions from the president of Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry,(CACCI) the president of the United States will already know that the Caribbean community wants to be included in his speeches. Comment

Against tax cuts for the wealthy

Business: As a software entrepreneur, I find it ironic to see people going online to rail against taxes and government spending. The Internet grew from government research financed by earlier generations of taxpayers. So did computers, GPS technology and many other technologies we take for granted today. Comment
Brooklyn: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center opened its doors to approximately 100 patients from local nursing homes who were displaced due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The hospital staff was joined by 70 Commissioned Corps Officers of the United States Public Health Service, who traveled to Brooklyn, from Washington, D.C. and the greater metro areas in response to the hurricane. The patients are expected to stay for several weeks or longer. Comment

U.S. voters punish Republicans for ‘reckless obstruction’

People: WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 - Despite a bitterly and closely fought presidential campaign fuelled by record financial backing, analysts sifting through Tuesday’s national election results here are forecasting a period of introspection for the opposition Republican Party that could ease the gridlock that has gummed up Washington politics in recent years. Comment

Small business outlook for Obama’s 2nd term

People: NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Comment

Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit

People: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling “fiscal cliff” negotiations, said Friday he won’t accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn’t ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes. Comment

Caribeean leaders say Obama’s victory is ‘historic & well-deserved’

People: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller extended kudos to President Barack Obama on his victory and appointment to a second term in the White House. Comment

Dodging the bullet of a Romney presidency

Viewpoints: All of the Obama camp’s actions in the 2012 campaign may not have been pure as the driven snow; rarely would there be such an animal. But that being said, it’s hardly a stretch to characterize the campaign of 2012 as having been a juxtaposition of good and evil. Had Mitt Romney triumphed, it would have seriously raised questions among those still wedded to the belief that hewing to principle and the high road invariably beats any predisposition to sleaze. Comment

It’s a 50-50 nation, give or take

Viewpoints: WASHINGTON (AP) — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Comment

NY Caribs hail Obama victory

People: An overwhelming number of Caribbean nationals in the New York metropolitan area have hailed the reelection of United States. Comment

Caribbean-Americans living overseas cast absentee ballots

Caribbean: While early voting allow citizens in 32 states to get a jump-start on the Nov. 6 elections, those living in foreign countries also have an advanced opportunity to cast ballots for their presidential candidate of choice. Comment
New York: WASHINGTON (AP) — The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call “Frankenstorm” is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready. Comment

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