After retiring from athletics as one of the sport’s greatest ever, Usain Bolt continues to set his sights on a professional football career. Sprint star Usain Bolt will undergo a trial with Borussia Dortmund in a bid to earn a professional contract at Manchester United. The Jamaican, an all-time athletics legend after winning eight Olympic
Caribbean-American New York Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, is calling on the Caribbean community to stand up against Donald Trump. Clarke – the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, made the call while delivering the keynote address at the 25th anniversary celebration of Brooklyn’s Progressive Democrats Political Association (PDPA). During her address, Clarke – who represents the 9th
The Jamaica College Robotics Team won 4 awards at an international high school competition. Held last month in Manhattan, the 2017 NYC FIRST Robotics Regional (FRC) Championship is an international high school robotics competition dubbed a “varsity sport for the mind”, as it combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
A historic Caribbean American New York politician has passed away. Helen Marshall, the first Black president of Queens Borough New York, passed away Saturday March 4, at her home in Palm Desert, California, succumbing to an extended illness. Born in the Bronx to Guyanese immigrants, Helen Marshall began her 40 year political career in East
A Jamaican has been hired as a head swimming coach at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook. On Monday the institution announced that Jamaican Olympian Janelle Atkinson is now the head coach of Women’s swimming, as well as a diving coach. SUNY Stony Brook recently reinstated it’s women’s swimming & diving program
A New York Senator declares a Brooklyn Caribbean community a ‘Sanctuary Senate District’. Senator Jesse Hamilton represents Brooklyn’s 20th Senatorial District that includes Crown Heights, Park Slope, and Lefferts Gardens – which all have large Caribbean immigrant populations. He instilled the “Sanctuary Senate District” program to provide assistance to immigrants in response to Donald Trump
A St. Lucian filmmaker is set to premiere his documentary in New York. Entitled “Who Are You?” Kendal John’s documentary profiles the rich history and culture of St. Lucia, and is being described as “a wonderful and loving tribute to the nation and its people”. The film features interviews with local historians and scholars who