Soca Sensation – DESTRA – The Queen of Bacchanal – to Headline Queens Carnival 2022 Hosted by Senator James Sanders Jr.

We are proud to announce that Destra Garcia – the Queen of Bacchanal – will be headlining the Queens Carnival 2022 hosted by Senator James Sanders Jr. Destra Garcia is a Trinidadian musician, singer and songwriter of soca music. She is also known simply as Destra. She is one of the most popular female soca […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Love is Living Our Values Equally

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 […]

World Bank Approves US$20 million for Grenada to Reduce Disaster Risks and Build Resilience

Media Release Courtesy The World Bank

World Bank Approves US$20 million for Grenada to Reduce Disaster Risks and Build Resilience

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — WASHINGTON — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Credit for Grenada with a Deferred Drawdown Option for Catastrophe Risks (Cat DDO). The Cat DDO provides Grenada with contingent financing in case of natural disasters while supporting the country’s reform program to […]

In Face of Increased Violence Against Worshipers, Congress members Announce 50% Increase in Security Funding to Help Protect, Improve Security for High-Risk Nonprofits

Following recent attacks on places of worship and rise in anti-Semitism, NYC Reps. announced $90 million in federal funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

In Face of Increased Violence Against Worshipers, Congress members Announce 50% Increase in Security Funding to Help Protect, Improve Security for High-Risk Nonprofits

NEW YORK CITY – Following a rise in anti-Semitism and attacks on worshippers, U.S. Representatives Max Rose, Jerrold Nadler, Yvette Clarke, Eliot Engel, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Nita Lowey, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng, and Nydia Velázquez announced today that as part of the federal Appropriations legislation passed last month, Congress increased funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program […]

Make Healthy Aging a New Year’s Resolution in 2020

“It’s Never Too Soon to Think About Healthy Aging”

Make Healthy Aging a New Year’s Resolution in 2020

NEW YORK (December 30, 2019) — With people preparing their new year’s resolutions for 2020, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging people of all ages to make healthy aging a priority in the new year. “When it comes to healthy aging, it’s never too soon to start,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s […]

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