LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain, France and Germany joined a growing list of countries to ban Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace on Tuesday, as airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months. On Sunday a new Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 went down minutes […]
by Eli Valentin (gothamgazette.com)
Melissa Mark-Viverito & Jumaane Williams (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold […]
Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations.
On behalf of the organizers and volunteers at the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP), we want to thank you for attending our 4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations. It is our sincere hope that you found the community safe space that we created together healing, transformative and empowering. […]
The gathering, billed Summit 1 - Barbadians Working Together, an initiative of Consul General of Barbados at NY, Mackie Holder, was held at Medgar Evers College.
Three initiatives benefitting the Child Care Board and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados were launched recently in Brooklyn, NY, at a convocation of individual Barbadians and representatives of Barbadian Associations. A dedicated cancer funding project and a comfort programme for children will benefit the QEH while a child sponsorship programme will target the Child […]
By REBECCA C. LEWIS (City & State)
Before the 2018 state election cycle, universal rent control was not a common phrase among New Yorkers. When the idea gained popularity, thanks to the campaigns of progressive insurgents such as Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar, it seemed to some like an ill-defined pipe-dream. But now, just two months into the state Legislative […]
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said economic activity in the Caribbean is still projected to pick up in 2019-20 mainly due to robust tourism from the United States and reconstruction from the devastating hurricanes of 2017. Figures released by the Washington-based financial institution note that real gross domestic growth in […]
This year themes: Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change and #BalanceforBetter
Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has noted that the themes for this year’s International Women’s Day challenge us to develop transformative thinking and adopt innovative approaches to dismantle persistent barriers to an acknowledgment of women’s equality. […]
Small states, as Jamaica has proven over the years, can have an impact well beyond their economic and population size on much more powerful countries, including superpowers. This is even more so when the small states act collectively. As a bloc, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has had a long and outstanding record of influencing international […]
Your alarm clock echoes in the early morning hour as you begin your daily routine of flipping on the TV to listen to the traffic report. The last thing you want is to be late for work. But you might be very late for work if you’re in a car accident. Becoming a statistic should […]
City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York
NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]