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Few nationalities embrace this Season and the celebration of Christmas like Barbadians. This is due to our overwhelming ...
12/28/2020
Christmas Message 2020

Few nationalities embrace this Season and the celebration of Christmas like Barbadians. This is due to our overwhelming Christian faith but also a result of our innate heritage.

This year, one of untold tragedy, marking the Season will be no different. In fact, celebrating Christmas in all the myriad ways will take on particular resonance as a result of the disruption and deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic that has defined our time.

By Consul General of Barbados at New York, Mackie Holder Few nationalities embrace this Season and the celebration of Christmas like Barbadians. This is due to our overwhelming Christian faith but …

The staff at the Consulate General of Jamaica, New York, extends warmest greetings to you all on this holy Christmas sea...
12/28/2020
Happy Holidays from the Consulate General of Jamaica, NY

The staff at the Consulate General of Jamaica, New York, extends warmest greetings to you all on this holy Christmas season. This year, as we pause to reflect on the spirit and meaning of Christmas, we do so, in part, with an awareness of the mixed fortunes that have redefined the realities and circumstances of so many of our brothers and sisters. In light of the global pandemic, we have been called to a greater degree of solidarity and camaraderie in spreading that much-needed Christmas cheer.

Photo Credit: Jamaicans.com By Staff Writer, Jamaicans The staff at the Consulate General of Jamaica, New York, extends warmest greetings to you all on this holy Christmas season. This year, as we …

Gov. Cuomo is calling on New York hospitals and labs to specifically test for a new, highly contagious COVID mutation fo...
12/24/2020
Cuomo calls on N.Y. hospitals to test for highly contagious U.K. COVID variant

Gov. Cuomo is calling on New York hospitals and labs to specifically test for a new, highly contagious COVID mutation found in the United Kingdom.

The governor, who a day earlier worked out a deal with airlines requiring travelers from the U.K. to report a negative coronavirus test before flying to the Empire State, said he believes the new strain is likely already in the U.S.

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo holds press briefing and announcement at the office on 3rd Avenue. – New York, NY – September 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Denis Slattery, NY Daily News ALBANY — …

The New York City Emergency Management Department today advised New Yorkers to prepare for gusty winds that may affect t...
12/24/2020
NYCEM Advises New Yorkers to Prepare for High Winds

The New York City Emergency Management Department today advised New Yorkers to prepare for gusty winds that may affect the city beginning Thursday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Wind Warning in effect for New York City from 6 p.m. Thursday, December 24 through 9 a.m. Friday, December 25. Strong winds move into the area on Thursday afternoon, with sustained speeds of 20 mph to 30 mph and gusts up to 60 mph. These conditions could lead to property damage and scattered power outages. They may also make travel difficult, especially for large vehicles like trucks, vans, and SUVs. Drivers of these large vehicles should exercise extreme caution.

December 23, 2020 — The New York City Emergency Management Department today advised New Yorkers to prepare for gusty winds that may affect the city beginning Thursday evening. The National Wea…

Odors seeping from the trucks were the clues to what was going on at the funeral home on Utica Avenue, prompting passers...
12/24/2020
A Deluge of Virus Victims and a Funeral Home’s ‘Horrifying Disrespect’

Odors seeping from the trucks were the clues to what was going on at the funeral home on Utica Avenue, prompting passers-by to complain to the authorities.

The discovery in early May, as the pandemic held a firm grip on New York, shocked and angered a traumatized city, and in November, the home’s director, Andrew Cleckley, had his license revoked by the state for improperly handling the remains of pandemic victims.

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, NY Times Sharon Escobar couldn’t recognize her father. His face was so badly decomposed that she and her mother were eventually able to identify him only because of a s…

Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa. What do you want for Christmas? Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks about wha...
12/24/2020
All I Want for Christmas

Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa. What do you want for Christmas? Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks about what should be on your list.

Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa. What do you want for Christmas? Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks about what should be on your list. Legal Help Get a FREE, no-obligation consultation h…

For undocumented immigrants, the vaccine is a chance to live – assuring them of job security and a future generation. Ho...
12/23/2020
Getting the Vaccine to Undocumented Immigrants

For undocumented immigrants, the vaccine is a chance to live – assuring them of job security and a future generation. However, the over 10 million undocumented immigrants, mostly rendering frontline services in the country’s service industry and food production (as farm helpers, meat packers,) fear a backlash if they opt to receive the vaccine. According to experts, the vaccine will increase the level of herd immunity and reduce virus transmission. According to a USA Today newspaper report, the fear of possible discrimination by health officials and immigration policies can jeopardize the movement.

By Linda N The seemingly unrelenting emotional rollercoaster that became official following an announcement of a pandemic by the World Health Organization is gradually coming to an end. On December…

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phas...
12/23/2020
Hotel Industry Urges Governors to Include Hotel Employees For Phase 1b Of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phase, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is calling on governors and state public health agencies to include hotel employees for inclusion in phase “1b” of the vaccination rollout.

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phase, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is callin…

A chest-thumping Jovenel Moïse was taking on an adversary in Haiti’s business community, blaming him for the country’s e...
12/21/2020
Slew of presidential decrees have some wondering if Haiti is on the road to dictatorship

A chest-thumping Jovenel Moïse was taking on an adversary in Haiti’s business community, blaming him for the country’s electricity woes, when he decided to clear up any doubts about the extent of his presidential power.

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on stage at the Miramar Cultural Center. He spoke to a capacity audience about Haiti’s progress during his first year in office. – Miramar, Florida/USA &…

The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and dis...
12/21/2020
African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on African-American communities.

This is especially true among women; 60 percent of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in women in 2017 were African-American. Yet, African-American women’s voices are notoriously absent from the national discourse on HIV.

By Thurka Sangaramoorthy, The Conversation The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on African-Am…

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says renter households experiencing job loss because of Covid currently owe an ...
12/21/2020
Female Renters and Households of Color Hit Hardest by COVID-19

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says renter households experiencing job loss because of Covid currently owe an estimated $7.2 billion in unpaid rent, or $5,400 each. Among the hardest hit are female renters and households of color, the report noted.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says renter households experiencing job loss because of Covid currently owe an estimated $7.2 billion in unpaid rent, or $5,400 each. Among the hardest hit …

The coronavirus pandemic will force major changes in the ways students are admitted to New York City’s competitive middl...
12/21/2020
NYC Announces Sweeping Changes to Middle, High School Application Process

The coronavirus pandemic will force major changes in the ways students are admitted to New York City’s competitive middle and high schools this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Friday.

Middle schools will not use test scores or other academic “screens” to select students, auditions for performing arts schools are going virtual, and the controversial Specialized High School Admissions Test will be administered in middle schools across the city, rather than at just a handful of campuses.

Stuyvesant High School. The most selective of the specialized high schools in the NYC public school system. – New York City, New York / USA – November 2019 (Shutterstock) By Christina V…

White doctors can beg all they want, but what they can’t do is erase the racist past of American medicine. The mainstrea...
12/21/2020
Why Dr. Fauci’s Vaccine Plea To African-Americans Is Racist

White doctors can beg all they want, but what they can’t do is erase the racist past of American medicine. The mainstream media can keep talking at us, but many Black folks simply aren’t interested in a vaccine as we live through the worst administration in our lifetimes, and that’s saying a lot which leads me to Dr. Fauci’s interview on last week as he tried to convince Black people to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Marley K, Medium Why Black People Don’t Trust The Vaccine America is inherently racist, and this country has done many things to us for no other reason except they could. White people have used …

Justin Thomas and his father, Mike Thomas, sat atop the scoreboard at the end of this weekend’s PNC Championship at 25-u...
12/21/2020
Tiger Woods’ son Charlie steals show, pumps fist at PNC Championship

Justin Thomas and his father, Mike Thomas, sat atop the scoreboard at the end of this weekend’s PNC Championship at 25-under par.

But it was the seventh-place team that stole the show. Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, finished six spots back on a leaderboard that also featured Lee Trevino and John Daly. The father-son duo drew most of the attention at the Orlando event held for major winners and their families.

The portrait of famous American golfer Tiger Woods in Istanbul on November 05, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Shutterstock) By Jason Owens, AOL Justin Thomas and his father, Mike Thomas, sat atop the s…

The issues of diversity, inclusion and equality are important and affect all aspects of our lives. Diversity without inc...
12/21/2020
Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

The issues of diversity, inclusion and equality are important and affect all aspects of our lives. Diversity without inclusion is inequality. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains.

The issues of diversity, inclusion and equality are important and affect all aspects of our lives. Diversity without inclusion is inequality. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains. Legal Help Get a FREE…

Do you know what else works wonders if you can’t change your hair? Sparkle. If you put on pretty hair accessories with r...
12/21/2020
It’s in the Hair

Do you know what else works wonders if you can’t change your hair? Sparkle. If you put on pretty hair accessories with rhinestones or a sequin jacket, you will get noticed for all the right reasons. The key to this working is the same as the hair. It keeps the focal point up around your face. Want to try it out? Get dressed and put your hair in 3 different styles, add some bling to your hair, or neckline, then try it with a stylish blazer and a rhinestone pendant. Do you love yourself right now? Should you be? The possibilities are endless. It now becomes a game to see how many outfits you can create with the dress, and no one is the wiser.

By Tarsha Gibbons Hi. I’m Tarsha Gibbons, your lead stylist for everything fashion, color, and fun. Today let’s talk about the holiday parties that are coming up. Please keep COVID-19 g…

The bodies of 14 migrants have been found over the past two days off the Venezuelan coast.They are thought to have been ...
12/21/2020
Venezuela crisis: Fleeing migrants found drowned

The bodies of 14 migrants have been found over the past two days off the Venezuelan coast.

They are thought to have been part of a group of more than 20 Venezuelans who boarded a boat on 6 December to flee economic hardship in their homeland. The boat left Güiria in north-eastern Sucre state and their intended destination is believed to have been Trinidad and Tobago. Local media reported that at least two children were among the dead.

Due to the sharp political situation, thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their homeland to Brazil. Here, next to the bus station in Manaus, hundreds of Venezuelans in camp. – Manaus, Januar…

Jamaican Olympic swim star Alia Atkinson has been named as a Champion Ambassador of the Special Olympics Movement. Her a...
12/21/2020
Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson, Becomes The First Caribbean Special Olympics Ambassador

Jamaican Olympic swim star Alia Atkinson has been named as a Champion Ambassador of the Special Olympics Movement. Her appointment was announced on December 3, 2020, during the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. She is the first competing Olympic athlete to be named to this role in the Caribbean.

Photo Source: Alia Atkinson Instagram By StephanieK, Jamaicans Jamaican Olympic swim star Alia Atkinson has been named as a Champion Ambassador of the Special Olympics Movement. Her appointment was…

The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States extends hearty congratulations to the OECS Member States ...
12/21/2020
OECS Member States shine at 2021 Caribbean Travel Awards

The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States extends hearty congratulations to the OECS Member States selected for the Caribbean Journal 2021 ‘Caribbean Travel Awards’ – winning 7 of the 20 prestigious tourism honours.

Photo: Gregor Nassief, Secret Bay Resort, Commonwealth of Dominica, winner of the ‘Caribbean Hotelier of the Year Award’. © Caribbean Journal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 — The Com…

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, on Wednesday once again urged Americans to have a low-ke...
12/21/2020
Anthony Fauci issues Christmas COVID-19 warning: ‘We have a big problem’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, on Wednesday once again urged Americans to have a low-key Christmas in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“I’m going to be with my wife — period,” Fauci told The Washington Post. “The Christmas holiday is a special holiday for us because Christmas Eve is my birthday. And Christmas Day is Christmas Day. And they are not going to come home. That’s painful. We don’t like that. But that’s just one of the things you’re going to have to accept as we go through this unprecedented challenging time.”

By Lee Moran, AOL Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, on Wednesday once again urged Americans to have a low-key Christmas in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.…

The light at the end of the tunnel is near. The COVID-19 vaccine is here. Sandra Lindsay, a critical-care nurse for more...
12/21/2020
Historic Moment for Jamaican Nurse

The light at the end of the tunnel is near. The COVID-19 vaccine is here. Sandra Lindsay, a critical-care nurse for more than 20 years, created history by becoming the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Cuomo broadcasted Lindsay’s shot’s video feed into a news conference. The needle that went into her arm contained genetic instructions that would prime her cells to recognize and defend against the coronavirus. “This is the weapon that will end the war,” Cuomo said shortly after her shot.

Photo: Sandra Lindsay, left, a registered nurse and Director of Critical Care at Northwell Health, receives the COVID-19 vaccine during a live conference with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. – Dece…

Domestic abuse always seems to increase during the holiday season, the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, as f...
12/21/2020
A Dangerous Mix: The Holidays & Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse always seems to increase during the holiday season, the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, as families and couples spend more time together at home. Coupled with Coronavirus lockdown measures, too, have led to increased incidences of abuse as couples and families are further isolated from the outside world. Now, advocates are concerned that a combination of the two will have dire consequences.

By Janet Howard Domestic abuse always seems to increase during the holiday season, the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, as families and couples spend more time together at home. Coupled…

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a global endeavor. The scientists and entrepreneurs creating the vaccine are of...
12/21/2020
Your COVID-19 Vaccine Was Likely Made by an Immigrant

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a global endeavor. The scientists and entrepreneurs creating the vaccine are of many nationalities and immigration statuses—as are the millions of people impacted by the pandemic who are anxiously awaiting a vaccine.

The three pharmaceutical companies with vaccines near-ready for distribution—BioNTech, Pfizer, and Moderna—were all founded by immigrants.

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a global endeavor. The scientists and entrepreneurs creating the vaccine are of many nationalities and immigration statu…

If your car gets repossessed, check your state’s laws to see what options you might have to buy it back or get any perso...
12/21/2020
Behind on car payments because of the Coronavirus?

If your car gets repossessed, check your state’s laws to see what options you might have to buy it back or get any personal property left in the car.
You also might still owe money after your car is repossessed. You could be on the hook for any “deficiency” — the difference between what your car sells for and how much you still owe on it, plus any fees related to the repossession. In most states, your lender is allowed to sue you for it. An attorney can tell you whether you have grounds to contest a deficiency judgment.

by Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Are you worried that you won’t be able to make your next car payment because you’ve lost your job or income because of the Coronavirus? Or are you …

I hear that I might still have to wear a mask even after I get vaccinated. Why?It will likely be the continued recommend...
12/21/2020
The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

I hear that I might still have to wear a mask even after I get vaccinated. Why?
It will likely be the continued recommendation that everyone wear a mask when in public even after receiving the vaccination for COVID-19. While these vaccines appear to be highly effective in preventing infection from the disease, even at 95% efficacy, that means approximately 5% of people receiving the vaccination may still become infected. Wearing a mask helps decrease the transmission of the virus in those situations in which the vaccine does not prevent the illness.

By Jason R. McKnight, The Conversation I hear that I might still have to wear a mask even after I get vaccinated. Why? It will likely be the continued recommendation that everyone wear a mask when …

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