June 26, 2019

OECS Commission convenes 6th Meeting of Tourism Ministers in New York

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Monday, June 24, 2019 — The 6th Meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers of Tourism was held in New York on June 6, 2019 under the Chairmanship of Honourable Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Anguilla.  The meeting addressed a number of priority matters including (inter alia): The 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and the […]

Jamaica wins big at Caribbean Tourism Industry awards in New York

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From South Florida Caribbean News NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) proudly served as the co-sponsor for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner held on June 6th at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. Part of CTO’s annual Caribbean Week in New York City, the awards program recognizes excellence in the promotion of […]

‘Dressed Up’

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Dressed Up’ unveils ‘reDRESSed’ initiative New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – The organizer behind ‘Dressed Up’, the specialty dress shoppe coming soon to Newark’s Teachers Village, has unveiled the first philanthropic effort by the retail business which is called ‘reDRESSed’. This is an advocacy program dedicated to providing dresses (and other clothing) to domestic abuse […]

Journalists and the business of news: “There’s no hiding place”

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By Catalina Albeanu From Reuters Community Reader-funded models for journalism often come packaged with an expectation of a new, more tight-knit relationship between reporters and readers. As media organizations continue to turn to these models, a question that simmers in closed conversations and occasionally bubbles to the surface returns: to what extent should journalists be […]

More than 7,000 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here’s the full list

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By Hayley Peterson From Business Insider More than 7,000 stores are expected to close in 2019. Dress Barn is going out of business and closing all of its 650 stores, the company said Monday. Charlotte Russe, Family Dollar, and Chico’s recently announced more than 1,100 store closures in a span of 24 hours. Payless has said it plans to close all of […]

US: ICE arrests at New York courts have increased 1,700 Percent

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By s.e. smith From Care2 Everyone’s favorite federal agency is in the news again. While Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a long history of hanging out at courthouses to pick up undocumented immigrants who are there for completely unrelated reasons, they’re getting a whole lot more bold. The agency claims it has become necessary […]

Caribbean actor/singer Jonathan Farrington awarded top honor at prestigious New York acting school

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By Arthia Nixon From Bahamas Press Manhattan, New York… Caribbean singer/actor Jonathan Farrington has been named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Lawrence Lagner Award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, New York. The award is given based on a student’s cumulative body of work especially as it pertains to speech for […]

Business is booming with New York professional engineers

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New York is benefitting from professional engineers thanks to their support in its business environment’s growth and development and more business owners are seeking their services because of this. Matters regarding the health, safety, environmental, and financial implications of planned engineering projects are also brought to light by professional engineers. Hiring professional engineers to inspect […]

Bodies of missing New York couple on Caribbean vacation may have been found

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From The Daily Beast Officials in the Dominican Republic have recovered two unidentified bodies that they believe are the New York couple who went missing in March, CNN reports. Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle were expected to return to New York on March 27, according to Moore’s half-sister, Lashay Turner, who reported them missing March […]

‘Dressed Up’ set to showcase Caribbean designers and honour women

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New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – ‘Dressed Up’, a soon to be launched retail shoppe specializing strictly in dresses, has been generating quite a buzz in several fashion-forward circles as well as on social media. Eagerness for the unveiling on this novel concept has only grown with news of the owner’s aspiration to use the […]