Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbadians and persons interested in the economy and investing in Barbados got a thorough overview of the country’s situation, insights into several areas for business development and even heard two pitches for new business investment from two young persons. All of this was delivered at Summit 2: Barbadians Working Together – Let’s Do Business, held […]

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an updated 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide to Services and Resources – the most comprehensive directory of LGBTQ+ organizations and programs in New York City. This year’s guide is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and coincides with the City hosting WorldPride […]

State Medicaid Bought Erectile Dysfunction Drugs for Sex Offenders

Lax Oversight Also Let Other Medicaid Patients Get Drugs They Shouldn't Have

State Medicaid Bought Erectile Dysfunction Drugs for Sex Offenders

The state’s Medicaid program paid more than $60,000 for sexual and erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs and treatments for 47 sex offenders, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In total, Medicaid made more than $930,000 in payments for ED drugs and treatments for recipients, including sex offenders, that are barred […]

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump A Racist In Exclusive Interview With “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO”

Bernie Sanders Calls Trump A Racist In Exclusive Interview With “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO”

MIAMI – June 2, 2019 (Telemundo) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders sat with Noticias Telemundo’s Anchor Julio Vaqueiro for an exclusive one-on-one interview. They talked about President Trump, gun control, the Democratic primaries, and immigration policy, among other issues of interest to the Latino community. Highlights of the interview aired today on “Noticias Telemundo.” An extended version will be available for streaming […]

OECS Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

“Everything in life is connected. Life is biodiversity. Even the grass and the soil beneath your feet here today are teeming with life.”

OECS Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Saint Lucia’s Ministries of Sustainable Development, Education, Fisheries and Forestry, and with the support of other partners and sponsors, celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019 under the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” The event was marked with an all […]

Criminal and Social Justice Advocates Praise Speaker Johnson’s Policy on Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal and Social Justice Advocates Praise Speaker Johnson’s Policy on Criminal Justice Reform

Speaker Corey Johnson (photo: John McCarten/City Council) New York, NY – Today, criminal and social justice reform advocates, activists, social service providers and educators praised Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s first policy speech on criminal justice reform delivered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “John Jay College is a recognized forum for vibrant discussions about […]

Jovia Radix Aims to Make “Affordable” Housing, Affordable for 45th District Residents

By Chereen James, Special to Caribbean American Weekly

Jovia Radix Aims to Make “Affordable” Housing, Affordable for 45th District Residents

Jovia Radix, Esq. As New York City’s 45th district of the City Council prepares for its special election on May 14th, candidate Jovia Radix, Esq. seeks to improve NYC renters’ accessibility to housing, and she aims to protect homeowners from the city’s Third-Party Transfer, “deed theft” program. Among the 8 candidates vying for Jumaane Williams’ […]

Media Institute of the Caribbean salutes Journalists

Media Institute of the Caribbean salutes Journalists

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Media Institute of the Caribbean on Thursday lauded journalists, as the world observed World Press Freedom Day. In a message to mark the day, the institute said that, with some exceptions, the Caribbean “remains a region that scores high on press freedom indexes”. “Jamaica and, to a lesser extent, Trinidad, […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

(L. to R.) Former NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust.  The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

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 […]

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