Tag: New York


Influx Of Asylum-Seekers Forces New York City Mayor’s Cry For Help

Photo credit: nyc.gov The continuous flow of asylum-seekers from other states to New York has left New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) with no choice but to request help from the state government. “We are at our breaking point,” Adams said in a statement. “Based off our projections, we anticipate being unable to continue sheltering arriving asylum seekers on […]


Disney, Other US Companies Offer Abortion Travel Benefit As Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe

NEW YORK — U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co. and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right […]


Jamaican Consulates Providing Scholarships For Study Overseas

The Jamaican consulates in New York and Miami are providing scholarships for Jamaican students to study at colleges and universities in the United States. Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Alsion Roach Wilson, informed that 30 scholarships are available for students to register at Monroe College in New York. The scholarships cover tuition and housing for undergraduate students seeking to […]


President Biden Calls For A Stop To “Hate-Fueled Domestic Terrorism”  

Following the killing of ten people by a lone gunman in a Buffalo, N.Y. supermarket, President Biden has called for an end to “hate-fueled domestic terrorism.” The President said in a statement that acts of domestic terrorism are “antithetical” to U.S. values. “Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act perpetrated in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, […]


Appointment Of New Permanent Representative To New York

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Wallace as Jamaica’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Mr. Wallace succeeds Ambassador E. Courtenay Rattray who demitted office in May 2021 to take up an assignment at the United Nations. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Wallace has considerable experience in […]


New York Coronavirus Cases Highest In The World

The 27th largest U.S. state in land area, New York, may now be dubbed the capital of coronavirus cases. The state with a population of 19.54 million people has emerged as having more COVID-19 cases than any other place on the planet, far outstripping the location of the origin of the disease – Wuhan, China. There are now images of […]


Cuomo Hopes Amazon Will Return For A Bite Of The Big Apple

Amazon’s decision to pull the plug on New York as one of its headquarters’ locations has provoked a lot of debate and moreover viewed as egg on the face of not only New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo but also Mayor Bill de Blasio. However, Cuomo is not taking the blow lying down and has had several discussions with Amazon’s executives […]


AOC Slams President Trump As Racist

The freshly minted Democratic Party U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in no doubt that President Trump is a racist. In a 60 Minutes interview covering a wide range of subjects, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said there’s “no question” President Trump is racist. Posed with the question of whether she believes President Trump is a […]

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Amazon Set To Go Physical In New York

Amazon.com, Inc., the American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington, is set to opening a physical store in New York that will only sell products that receive a high rating on its website. The store will sell toys, household goods, and other items that have a rating of four stars or more online. Customers who visit […]


New York Botanical Garden Rocks This Spring

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is not only a botanical garden of great repute, but also is a National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, New York City. The 250-acre (100 ha) site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Thousands of visitors from all over the world visit the garden each year and during […]