The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

The 35th Council District celebrates its own Spike Lee on his first Oscar win! His film BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay, and the night was historic for many! There were a total of seven Black artists who took home awards in seven different categories on Oscar Sunday. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Peter Ramsey, Spike Lee, Ruth Carter, […]

Canada raises travel alert for Haiti

Canada raises travel alert for Haiti

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada raised its travel alert for Haiti late Thursday, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean island nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is “deeply concerned by the unfolding events in Haiti.” The upgraded federal advisory followed […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults […]

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

By Howard Walker, Senior staff reporter

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

First Gibson Relays in 1973 showing the victorious 4x400m Boys Open Relay team from Kingston College. The individuals are from left to right: Maurice Lawrence, Ronald Gray, Charles Headlam and Noel Gray. (Photo: Courtesy of the Gibson McCook relays) In 1973 Noel Gray brought the house down for Kingston College (KC) at the then inaugural […]

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

By Kayleen Devlin and Rob Brown (BBC)

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

(BBC News) Almost half of 16-24s say they don’t use a condom when sleeping with someone for the first time. But why? Trying to avoid a potentially awkward conversation just before having sex might have something to do with it. But having ‘the condom chat’ is more important than ever, with a young person being […]

CARPHA urges region to reduce risks of flu virus

CARPHA urges region to reduce risks of flu virus

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging people to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses especially as the region prepares to host carnivals and other festivals. It said that influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory […]

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