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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Simpson Bay, St Maarten



The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer … Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line, …
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San Francisco Bay Area’s historic drop in arrests still imperils African-Americans


By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO  — California is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs, particularly in San Francisco Bay Area counties, according to a report released Monday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.

The arrest rate statewide dropped nearly 60 percent since its peak in 1989. Three-fourths of the long-term drop involves misdemeanors, particularly for traffic and alcohol-related violations. Felony arrests for property and drug offenses fell substantially by 2016, the most recent year data were available, after voters lowered criminal penalties in 2014.

The split between the arrests of blacks and whites “has dropped remarkably” and is now at the lowest level since 1980, while the…

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Palm Bay Elementary wins top honors for ‘paradise’ themed holiday float


A Caribbean-influenced float ringing out Christmas melodies on steel pan drums as students walked alongside the display in Palm Bay’s Holiday parade last week…

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Table Talk: Taste Bay hoists sales of Caribbean food in Columbus – News – ThisWeek Community News


Without a long trip south, central Ohioans can only dream of the warm sunshine and sandy beaches of the Caribbean.

Island fare, on the other hand, isn’t too far away.

Taste Bay International & Caribbean Food, specializing mostly in regional Caribbean cuisine, has opened in the former Firehouse Subs location at 1132 W. Henderson Road in northwest Columbus.

Owner Miler Montoya emphasizes that most of the food will not singe the tongue with spices.

“It’s not all spicy,” Montoya said. “We have a lot of flavor in it. It has to be spicy so you can eat it but not so spicy you can’t eat it.”

One of the more lively entrees is the Jamaican-style jerk chicken.

Montoya said Taste Bay’s recipe uses myriad herbs and spices and heat from the habanero peppers. The chicken is twice marinated, using…

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East Bay site could be named for African-American hoteliers Rebecca and Alexander Howard


A proposal to name a point in Olympia’s East Bay after an African-American couple who lived nearby in the 1860s and 1870s and ran a prominent downtown hotel will go before a state committee on names in the coming week.

Rebecca and Alexander Howard moved to Olympia from Massachusetts and operated the Pacific House near what is now State Avenue Northeast and Capitol Way North. The couple lived near a small cape on the east side of…

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Caribbean’s First Seabin Installed in Montego Bay Marine Park


Executive Director of the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust, Hugh Shim, demonstrates how the Seabin operates. (Credit: JIS)

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday October 24, 2018 – The Caribbean’s first seabin, a submersible receptacle that collects ocean pollutants such as debris and oil slicks, has been put in place in Jamaica, in the Montego Bay Marine Park.

The undertaking is a collaboration involving the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), and Finland-based entity, Wartsila, which manufactures the equipment.

Executive Director for the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr. Carey Wallace has described the project as an important step in the thrust to promote proper waste management in Jamaica and improving the…

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