October 30, 2020

Service a way of life for COJO awardees

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From Jamaica Observer THIS year, New York-based charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) honoured six people and entities for their invaluable support of the organisation and its cause, as it celebrates 25 years. The charity has consistently sought to help underserved children, including former wards of the State who have received over US$150,000 in COJO-funded […]

3D illusions using tape

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Colorful 3D Illusions created using Tape From Designer Daily If one asked me to describe Aakash Nihalani’s work in one sentence, I’d say that the New York-based artist turns flat, boring surfaces into geometric portals, thus creating a new world of possibilities. Using conventional art-making material, such as tape, scissors, vinyl, paint, and paper, Nihalani can transform […]

US: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

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From Newsmax Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his “blind loyalty” to Trump led him to cover up the president’s “dirty deeds.” Standing alone at the defense table, Cohen, 52, shook his head slightly and closed his eyes […]

Film festival’s Carib roots

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CARIBBEAT: African Diaspora International Film Festival touts its Caribbean connections By JARED MCCALLISTER From New York Daily News The Caribbean definitely has its place in the 2018 African Diaspora International Film Festival, which features “They Had a Dream” and other film works with connections to the region. The festival runs through Dec. 9, with screenings […]

US: Two different surveys confirm that cable companies are screwed

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By Chris Mills From BGR It is not a pleasant time to be a cable company. Decades of regional monopolies are being swept away, leaving us with — the horror! — actual competition. Prices on streaming bundles are so low that companies are actually struggling to make money on the $40-a-month skinny services. Any time […]

New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

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From BBC New York’s attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging “extensive and persistent” lawbreaking. Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in “unlawful political co-ordination” designed to influence the 2016 election. The lawsuit seeks to dissolve the foundation and $2.8m (£2.1m) in restitution. The […]

Fido’s journey to New York [from Cayman Islands]

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By Maea Lenei Buhre From New York City Lens Every year hundreds of rescue dogs and cats fly to the New York from the Cayman Islands, NYCity Lens went to one shelter to find out why. A special report. GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – A cat furiously hissed as Denaika Dunkley reached into a beige […]

Brooklyn couple host annual Christmas party for Guyana children

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By TANGERINE CLARKE From Caribbean Life Once again this year, Guyanese-American couple Brian and Pauline Clarke brought the joy and excitement of their annual Christmas party to hundreds of happy children in the village of Lodge in near the Guyanese capital of Georgetown on Dec. 23. The husband-and-wife team, born in Lodge but now living […]

Ruling looms on Caribbean Airline 2011 Timehri crash

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From Kaieteur News Connecticut, US (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether an airline should pay damages to a Connecticut woman injured in a plane crash in Guyana in 2011. Judge Michael Shea in Hartford presided over a three-day, nonjury trial earlier this month in a lawsuit by Waterbury resident, Indrawatie Shiwbodh, against Caribbean […]

Highland’s Ocean Rig bet: Fail in Cayman Islands? Try the Marshalls

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By TIFFANY KARY From World Oil NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — A battle of so-called bankruptcy tourists has erupted in New York court, with unclear consequences for global companies and their bondholders. On Thursday, New York bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn refused to issue a ruling on a request by Ocean Rig UDW Inc. to block a […]