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Michigan Street arch breaks ground



A new arch is being erected over Michigan Street to commemorate the contributions of African Americans to Buffalo. The groundbreaking took place …
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Jamaican born cook launches Caribbean takeaway in Bridge Street


A CARIBBEAN takeaway has launched in Warrington offering an authentic taste of Jamaica.

Pixi’s Caribbean Flavas has opened in Bridge Street and is run by Pixi Bynloss, who was born in Jamaica in Westmoreland Parish and grew up in Montego Bay.

The 42-year-old has lived in Warrington for around 15 years and was inspired to turn her passion for food into a business by her two sons, Junior and Matteo.

She said: “At Pixi’s we are all about creativity. Our aim is to combine various ingredients to make exceptional Jamaican food for our customers.

“Our three most popular dishes at the moment are jerk chicken, curried goat and oxtail. We also do other dishes such as curry chicken, brown stew chicken and ackee and salt fish – the national dish of Jamaica.

“Our Jamaican dinners…

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CDB-funded US$6.4 million street lighting project launched in St Kitts-Nevis


BASSETERRE, St Kitts — An energy-efficient street lighting project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projected to save St Kitts and Nevis over US$2.2 million a year.

Under the street and flood light retrofitting project, which was launched last Wednesday in St Kitts, 10,650 street lights throughout both St Kitts and Nevis will be replaced with more energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

The board of directors of CDB approved US$5.8 million in financing for the project in December 2016. The government of St Kitts and Nevis, the St Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) and the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) are expected to contribute approximately USD700,000 through supporting implementation and installation of the new street lights.

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One of the most powerful moments in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ features a yarmulke-clad Dave Franco


(JTA) — “If Beale Street Could Talk,” the new film from “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, is at heart a film about African-American love during a time of rampant racism. It’s an adaption of James Baldwin’s heartbreaking 1974 novel of the same name, which depicts a young African-American couple in 1970s New York whose love story is unjustly derailed.

But one of the film’s most powerful — and most talked about — scenes begins with a close-up of the back of the head of a yarmulke-wearing man as he walks up the stairs of a Manhattan apartment.

The narrative of “Beale Street,” which opens Friday and is considered an award season contender, alternates between the present and various stages of the couple’s life together. The scene in question takes place…

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CDB-funded US$6.4M street lighting project launched in St Kitts and Nevis


An energy-efficient street lighting project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projected to save St. Kitts and Nevis over US$2.2 million a year.

Under the Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project, which was launched last Wednesday at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, 10,650 street lights throughout both St. Kitts and Nevis will be replaced with more energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

The Board of Directors of CDB approved US$5.8 million in financing for the project in December 2016. The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, the St Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) and the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) are expected to contribute approximately US$700,000 through supporting implementation and installation of the new street lights.

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K Street works to court minority lawmakers


The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hosts a monthly breakfast, usually attended by about 15 lobbyists and people from the private sector. At its first meeting after the midterms, more than 100 people were in the room.

“You can’t help but notice it,” said Michael Williams, founder of the Williams Group and a regular attendee of the breakfast, of the new attention from K Street.

CBC and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members are finding themselves courted by lobbyists after Democrats won the House for the first time in eight years. The blue wave gave the caucuses a record numbers of lawmakers and new influence in the party. And a number of black and Hispanic lawmakers are expected to take the gavels on powerful committees next month and fill out some leadership posts.

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