BY NELSON A. KING – Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, deputy leader of the City Council, has introduced the Credit Nondiscrimination Act, which would outlaw the practice of creditors discriminating in the issuance of credit on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any of the protected classes.
BY JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM – KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 20, 2016 (IPS) – Privatization has been one of the pillars of the counter-revolution against development economics and government activism from the 1980s.
BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN – The Appeal Court in Trinidad and Tobago has dismissed an appeal by the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) to declare five seats in the marginal constituencies in the Sept. 7, 2015 General Election null and void based on the one-hour extension given by the Election and Boundaries Commission (EBC).
BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN – Despite a defiant knock of 116 runs by middle order batsman Darren Bravo, West Indies went under to Pakistan by 56 runs in the opening match of the Haier Cup Test series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, Oct. 17.
BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has revised its economic growth projections for the region for 2016, predicting an average contraction of -0.9 percent for bean this year.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS – Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has announced that he will run his last race on home soil at the Racers Grand Prix in June next year before retiring from competition two months later.
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES – By Sidney Lumet (Unrated) The legendary director reflects upon his life and career in this revealing biopic based on an intimate interview conducted a few years before his death in 2011.
BY GERARD BEST | HEALTH – The Caribbean has moved one step closer to uncovering the link between the Zika virus disease and a rare neurological illness.
BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN – Head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is warning the Barbados government that it needs to deal urgently with the island’s worsening debt situation.
BY GERTRUDE ONUOHA, P.C. – A foreign national who is married to a United States citizen is eligible to apply immediately for permanent residency (Green Card). The processing time is reasonably fast because the application is processed under the immediate relative category and visas are immediately available.
BY NELSON A. KING – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Mondaydetailed more than $2 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funds from Brooklyn Borough Hall to construct and preserve hundreds of affordable housing units across Brooklyn.
BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL – The United States Department of State says the United States, the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday jointly hosted the Sixth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) launched by President Obama in 2009.
BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH – The Ministry and Community Outreach Committee of St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush, in collaboration with The Haitian Community Coalition(HCC), last Saturday hosted the 4th Annual Community Health Fair in the church’s auditorium.