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Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment

Trinidad and Tobago: NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. Comment
Guyana: The Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. on July 13 honored the best and brightest in the community at its 2nd Annual Awards Gala, celebrating the stellar accomplishments of 13 women in aviation, medicine, arts and entertainment, and law enforcement, and the judiciary, and in education. Comment
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams climbed the steps of City Hall on Friday flanked by an unlikely entourage of yoga gurus, wellness experts, and police union honchos to demand meditation classes for New York’s Finest amid a rash of suicides. Comment
Brooklyn: Musing that he is always “a bit jittery” whenever he is called to speak in front of distinguished jurists,” a Barbadian-born academic, nonetheless, used the opportunity to inform many Caribbean American jurists in Brooklyn about “the Sides of the Windrush Effect.” Comment

Ganja dispensary launches safe sensimilia registry in Kingston

Music: KINGSTON, Jamaica — Advocates for the legal use of medicinal marijuana joined with recreational smokers and curiosity seekers last Wednesday for what was described as a soft launch of Itopia Life, an upscale facility, established to provide information and technical support to patrons wanting enlightenment about the once tabooed herb Jamaicans and others have maligned with felonious penalties a deterrent to usage. Comment
Jamaica: It is often said that “necessity is the mother of invention”; and so, on Friday, July 5, the basketball court at Lenox Road Baptist Church in Brooklyn was transformed into what has been described as a “Wonderland of Gold,” with a touch of purple decorated for royalty. Comment

Carib Fest in South Jersey

Carib Fest in South Jersey

Music: The South Jersey Caribbean Cultural and Development Organization (SJCCDO) this Saturday hosts its 19h Annual South Jersey Caribbean Festival at Wiggins Park on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront. Comment
Brooklyn Cannabiz Collective, held its first awards ceremony to honor trailblazers of color in the cannabis industry on Thursday, June 27. More than one hundred investors, business people, elected officials, community members, and others interested in learning about cannabis related opportunities, gathered at Bedford Manor, a lounge / restaurant located at 1177 Bedford Ave. to celebrate their own. Comment
Barbados: Two recent reports, one from the International Monetary Fund and another from world credit rating agency, Moody’s, have given the Barbados government a vote of confidence as it goes about returning viability to an economy that was on the verge of collapse. Comment
St Vincent: Ten members of the United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) and six non-members will leave Brooklyn on Wednesday, Jul. 17 2019 for the group’s 5th biennial mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment

American billionaire among seven killed in helicopter crash

Bahamas: A West Virginia, USA, billionaire, Chris Cline, 60, was among seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash about two miles off Grand Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas on July 4, 2019. Comment

Lara gets doctorate from Indian University

Trinidad and Tobago: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has been given an honorary doctorate by the DY Patil University in India. The Doctor of Science from the University is for a “remarkable cricketing career and his impact on cricket in the West Indies and around the world at large.” Comment

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