Defeat Delta: Key to NYC Vaccination Mandate Begins August 17

Enforcement will begin on September 13, 2021

Defeat Delta: Key to NYC Vaccination Mandate Begins August 17

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the Key to NYC vaccination mandate for indoor dining, entertainment and fitness will starts August 17. Enforcement will begin, with a multi-agency coalition, on September 13. Read the Executive Order here. “New York City has one mission: defeat the delta variant and build a recovery for all of […]

Statement by Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez on the Passing of Former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird

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Statement by Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez on the Passing of Former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird

The name Lester Bryant Bird will forever feature prominently in the annals of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean’s history. He will long be revered as an architect of the post-colonial development of Antigua and Barbuda. Our nation, and the people of the Caribbean have lost a stalwart and visionary with the passing of Sir […]

Governor Cuomo Responds to Independent Reviewer Report

Video, Audio & Rush Transcript

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued the following response to the independent reviewer report. The position statement from Attorney Rita Glavin can be viewed here. VIDEO of the Governor’s response is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h.264, mp4) format here. AUDIO is available here. A rush transcript of the Governor’s response is available below: Over the past several months, you have heard a number of complaints brought […]

Independent Investigators Find Governor Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Violated State and Federal Laws

Report by Independent Investigators Find NYS Governor Sexually Harassed Multiple Women From 2013 Through 2020

Independent Investigators Find Governor Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Violated State and Federal Laws

Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK – The independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James — led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark — today released their report into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After nearly five months, the investigators concluded that […]

JAICC and Mango Errands Partner On Sponsor a Student Project

JAICC and Mango Errands Partner On  Sponsor a Student Project

 Photo: Danita Delimont / Shutterstock.com The Jamaican American International Chamber of Commerce (JAICC) of Atlanta, in partnership with Mango Errands, is excited to announce that we have created a Sponsor a Student project. This project is for the school year, September 2021-2022.   Our ultimate goal is to sponsor at least 40 students across Jamaica […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Dismisses Over 3,500 Marijuana Cases Following Legalization

The Cases, Dating Back to the 1970s, Remained Open Mostly Because of Warrants; About 240 Active Cases Previously Dismissed, Virtually Clearing the Docket in Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Dismisses Over 3,500 Marijuana Cases Following Legalization

Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock.com Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today asked the Court to dismiss 3,578 marijuana cases that remained on the docket mostly because of open warrants. With this move, nearly all marijuana cases in Brooklyn have been dismissed. Since the State Legislature legalized marijuana in March, the DA’s Office dismissed about 240 […]

Governor Cuomo Announces State to Receive Initial Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for 170,000 New Yorkers

Governor Cuomo Makes an Announcement, Holds Briefing - 12/2/2020

State Expects to Receive Vaccines December 15 if All Safety and Efficacy Approvals Are Granted New York Expects to Receive Additional Vaccine Allocations from Pfizer and Moderna This Month Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 5.88 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.21 Percent      Statewide Positivity […]

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Announce Test and Trace Protocols for NYC Public Schools

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Announce Test and Trace Protocols for NYC Public Schools

NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced health and safety protocols, including guidance for testing and tracing, for schools for  the start of the 2020-21 school year.  These protocols will apply to all school communities and will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   “We are doing everything in our […]

Celebrate Caribbean L.O.V.E on February 22, 2020 in Queens

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Celebrate Caribbean L.O.V.E on February 22, 2020 in Queens

For immediate release Hassan Ghanny hello@hassanghanny.me Caribbean Equality Project info@caribbeanequalityproject.org   This weekend in Queens, Caribbean love will take center stage – with equal portions of callaloo and liberation served on the side. Queens-based Caribbean Equality Project will host the event L.O.V.E. (Living Our Values Equally) on Saturday, February 22 at the Jamaica Center for […]

Destination Jamaica Wins Triple Gold at 2020 Travvys

Destination Jamaica Wins Triple Gold at 2020 Travvys

Alsion Wilson-Roach, Consul General of Jamaica to New York (center), joins the award-winning JTB team of Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager, Northeast USA on the red carpet to celebrate their win at the 2020 Travvys in midtown Manhattan NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2020 – Jamaica captured three […]

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