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Tax Collectors Clampdown Jamaican businesses


Vol: 7 No. 16






SEPTEMBER 1-18, 2012

• Nakisaki Restaurant owes $103,413 in taxes • Brammers Subway at Nostrand Inc. owes $30,159

By Patrick Maitland, Street Hype’s Editor ays after the Nassau County Supreme Court granted a temporary stay halting an auction of the Nakisaki Restaurant’s assets for some $103,413 in unpaid taxes, the 22-year-old Jamaican-Chinese owned and operated business is now up for sale. The building is listed on by the Court. "They just told the Unlimited Homes Realty us, 'Get your personal stuff and Corporation website and was get out.' We do owe sales taxes, bank-appraised at $3.2 million, and we have been paying relihowever the family is willing giously," Lyn said. "But every to sell for less, Street Hype time we pay, they want more,” she added. understands. Meanwhile, JamaicanLocated in Hempstead, Nakisaki is among the growing born entrepreneur Roland list of companies being served Brammer, owner of Brammers with tax warrants and auc- Subway at Nostrand Inc and tioned to recover outstanding operator of two Subway stores on Nostrand Road and Fulton New York State taxes. The assets of Nakisaki was Street in Brooklyn was also seized by the New York State served with three State Tax tax department on August 1 for Lien Notices dated November the unpaid taxes and was 10, 2011, April 24, 2012 and scheduled for the auction block July 19, 2012 and totaling $30,159, according to the New on August 29. However a last-minute York State Tax Department reprieve was given when the website. Tax officials observed that Court granted a temporary stay halting an auction of the restau- with late fees and penalties Brammer’s total tax obligation rant's assets. The restaurant had 10 war- to the State should be over rants issued between March $100,000, while his assets are 2011 and June 2012. Five of being ceased and auctioned by the warrants, totaling $30,570, the Tax Department. Brammer who was recentwere related to withholding tax, and five warrants, totaling ly honored by the Comets Club $72,843, were related to sales International, a New York Citytax, tax department spokesper- based charitable organization, for his outstanding contribution son Cary B. Ziter confirmed. "There was no warning," and commitment to community family matriarch and office development, declined to commanager Dorothy Lyn, 72 said ment on the matter. after the injunction was granted

Roland Brammer Jamaican-born entrepreneur & owner of Brammers Subway

However his colleagues in the Jamaican Diaspora movement expressed sympathy and wished him all the best for the future. The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) launched a drive to raise funds to save the Nakisaki from the Tax

Karlene Largie President, Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations

Department’s auction. UJAA’s president Karlene Largie said members of the coordinating umbrella for approximately 38 different Jamaican Alumni Associations based in New York have been approached to help save Nakisaki restaurant. Continued on page 5

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Those ‘Tax Warrants’ are terrifying for businesses!

e are in an economic climate where a significant number of businesses are finding it very difficult to generate enough income to take care of the expenses and realize a profit. At the same time, New York State is joining the growing list of states across the country that are pursuing an aggressive tax collections drive. Several states have a variety of strategies for following up when audits find taxpayers lodging behind with their payments. For example, one tactic in California is public shaming where the state publishes lists of individuals and businesses behind on income or sales taxes. However, New York is taking a more empathetic approach in responding to the recession by stepping up its program to forgive parts of back payments due from taxpayers in economic distress, while forcefully

issuing what is called “Tax Warrants” and “State Tax Lien Notices” to hundreds of business owners. But the Tax Warrants and Tax Lien Notices are becoming terrifying for most businesses especially the small-scale and minority owned. As in the cases of Nakisaki Restaurant and Brammers Subway at Nostrand Inc, while they are disputing the amount of sale taxes, the Tax Department was forcefully selling their assets to recover outstanding taxes. This is a very difficult time for these businesses as there is little protection from tax collectors. Scores of restaurants, hair salons, day care centers and auto repairs shops are closing or are being placed on the auction block as they are unable to pay their taxes. Something is definitely not right when so many small businesses are being closed as

a result of non-payment of their sales taxes. We are not talking about tax dodgers and people who deliberately refuse to pay their taxes. Tax collectors and the State have a vested interest in seeing businesses prosperous because they'll collect more taxes and the businesses will be hiring more people who will in turn pay taxes also. In the long run, they don't gain when any business shuts down. The New York State should therefore consider staging business management training intervention programs including tax education to assist minority business owners as part of an overall strategy to enhance tax compliance. We cannot achieve sustainable economic growth in New York without a vibrant small-scale business sector.

Divorce: the silent killer of women!

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n choosing to write this piece, detailing the struggles of the single woman with children, black or otherwise, I can only speak the truth as the truth they say shall set you free. I must admit that divorce has caused such a strain on my wallet, that thoughts of becoming a stripper, robbing a bank, or finding a sugar daddy often cross my mind. Most men, however, I believe would not be interested in seeing an almost grey haired, 40 year old woman (including my private areas), dancing nude on stage. Yes, like many other 40 something year olds, I have also experienced that Samantha Jones moment, (the character from Sex and the City), where she glances down, while nude in her bathroom, and finds a grey hair protruding from her private area. Like her, I screamed and thought to myself, “Sandy Daley, your life is now over and no man will ever wish to see you naked again!” So there went my “becoming a stripper” thoughts. Also, the thought of being someone’s bitch while in jail is so horrifying, (I am such a chicken), that I know that I could never rob a bank. And finding a sugar daddy is also unlikely these days, as the recession is still affecting everyone, and men are finding it difficult to even buy you a drink at the bar, much less pay your rent like they used to years gone by. So I, like most of the other women who are single, (according to the stats, 59 percent of adults in poverty are women, and three quarters of us are on our own), continue on a daily regiment of trying to make ends meet, while hoping and praying that nothing major happens to rock the boat. The minute that I decided to venture out on my own, my life changed drastically. Every financial decision that I made, I had to second guess each thought as it

popped up in my head. Did I really need that new car, or will that trusty, 7 year old Honda suffice for now? I chose the Honda, as it was reliable and would get me from place to place safely with the children. Also, gone were the days when I could spend whatever I wanted to on myself. The designers Gucci and Prada, are certainly not in my vocabulary anymore, and sometimes even the knock-offs are too pricey for me, even if they have just happened to “fall out of the back of a truck.”

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Not to mention manicures and pedicures, as they are only done on a “must have to” basis. The girls at the spa (usually very beautiful Chinese ladies), often ask “Why don’t you come more often Sandee?” (this is how they usually pronounce my name. “It is either pedicures or bus passes for my children for the month”, I would rationalize to myself. And, will you ever marry again? Only if you are lucky is my answer, as it is a different reality for women compared to men who experience a break-up when children are involved. While your ex can move on quite easily with the hot, young, yoga instructor, with perky breasts, and the expensive Brazilian weave, (yes my

friends, this was my reality), women often find it difficult to find a suitable mate after a divorce. Worse, if you are a single black female, as finding a good black man who is, not living on the down low, not in jail, educated, with no baby mama dramas, and still interested in being with black women, is seemingly very , very difficult. Picture yourself trying to find a needle in a haystack. Dating, of course, is not an easy task! Financial woes or not, divorce has taught me to be more giving, patient and ultimately only depend upon myself for everything. A very hard pill to swallow, but swallow it I must, as I have no choice.

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Fernese ‘Ninny’ Russell April 14, 1931 - August 28, 2012

Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy Mom Died


ernese ‘Ninny’ Russell, 81 the mother of popular Jamaican entertainers Brigadier Jerry and Sister Nancy died on August 28 at in Passaic, New Jersey where she has been living since 1978. She was one of Jamaica’s 1st female JOS busdrivers and was also a teacher and a nurse in the island. ‘Ninny’ worked at Wayne General Hospital as a hospice nurse and was a member of the New Day International Church of God in Passaic, NJ for over 30 years. She is survived by seven childrenRobert, “Brigadier Jerry,” Ophlin, “Sister Nancy,” Patience, Jeremiah, Michael, Samuel and Pauline; 48 grandchildren and 39 greatgrand children; sister, Ermine Edwards; and brother, Bishop Ezekiel Massop.



RIBBON-CUTTING FOR THE NEW PARK: Council Member Mathieu Eugene(5th lest) cuts ribbons to mark the

official opening of the Parkside Playground located next to Public School 92 on Winthrop Street, Brooklyn. Joining Council Member Eugene at the ceremony included Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, Principal Diana Rahmaan of Public School 92 and Pearl Miles, District Manager of Community Board 9. The project cost $3 million.

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bullets, fired by three New York City Police officers. in the attack, two of his friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, survived with unimaginable injuries. Nicole vowed that she would devote her energy into seeking justice, not only for Sean, but for many other citizens violated by police wrong doing. We cannot afford to forget families in crisis from injustice by our court system, police brutality, gun violence, civil rights abuse and abandonment from our federal system. For more information on Blaque Conference Registration, Vendor Enrollment or general inquiries:

Woman Steals and Crashes Car



Mount Vernon: 22-year-old Mount Vernon woman faces larceny charges after stealing her former boyfriend’s car and then crashing it. Casheika Bristow of 507 S. 11th Aveue went to the man’s residence and apparently took his car keys without his knowledge recently. Bristow crashed the man’s car into a parked car on Warwick Avenue before careening through a wall and down an

embankment along the Hutchinson River. Mount Vernon Police Department Emergency Service Unit officers along with the Mount Vernon Fire Department Rescue Unit pulled Bristow from the vehicle and up the embankment. She was transported to Sound Shore Hospital where she was treated and released, suffering a broken leg. Bristow was arrested and charged upon her release. She is due in Mount Vernon City Court next week.

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I The senseless violence is holding New York Captive Council Member Williams


Brooklyn: ouncil Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), co-chair of the Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, recently released the following statement in response to recent violence that has taken place throughout New York City. This includes two stabbing incidents today in Jamaica, with three injured at the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue and an off-duty NYPD officer in an apparent burglary attempt at his home. "My prayers for peace and comfort go to the most recent victims of the continued wave of senseless violence holding New York City captive, as well as for a speedy recovery for NYPD Officer Rishi Gobin. We cannot simply treat today's attacks as just another page in the city's growing saga of crime. These incidents of violence need to enrage us at our very core, as should the recent deaths of Frantlee Alcinder, Yoearis Diaz, Frank Fortuna, Anthony Rivera and others who in just the last week have been killed by gunfire.

Tax Collectors Clampdown Jamaican businesses

Continued from page 1 She appealed, “Are those of you who have funds in the UJAA Building Fund

NEWS Tax Department Stepping Up Child Support Enforcement Efforts

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n an effort to ensure children receive the child support they are owed, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) recently announced that it is enhancing its child support enforcement function. The Department has added four agents - two in New York City and two in Syracuse. The new agents are part of a 40person team that partners with the State's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to collect overdue child support from delinquent noncustodial parents through New York State's child support enforcement program. By law, if a parent owes four months or more of child support and is not paying by income withholding, OTDA will refer the case to the Tax Department. The Department uses collection tools to enforce the child support case. The Department issues warrants and is then able to seize financial assets and personal property, such as vehicles, that can be auc-

tioned. Last year, the Tax Department issued 115,542 tax warrants for delinquent child support. Recent notable seizures and results include: ●2007 Mercedes Benz, auctioned - $40,500 collected ●Two businesses, a music and photo store, released to respondent - helping resolve $13,400 in arrears ● 1993 Chevrolet Suburban, released to respondent - helping to secure nearly $81,000 ● 2011 Lexus hybrid, auctioned - $22,000 collected

In 2011, $49 million in child support was collected in cases that were included in the OTDA/DTF process. OTDA also refers delinquent child support cases to the Tax Department on an annual basis for the tax refund offset process. Delinquent noncustodial parents

who are eligible for a state tax refund will have their refund offset to pay past due support. "There are children and parents throughout the State who need help - and need it now," explained Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox. "That's why we've added resources for this vital mission. In addition, we use cutting edge technologies to enhance our ability to locate parents, along with their income and assets. We are proud to be part of this team effort to help children and their families." OTDA Executive Deputy Commissioner Elizabeth Berlin said, "We value our partnership with the Department of Taxation and Finance and applaud their efforts. As a result of New York's commitment to the child support enforcement program, including relationships between state agencies and the contributions of child support workers in counties across the State, collections last year exceeded $1.8 billion. Families depend on these funds to help support their children.

Former Chase Bank Employees Plead Guilty To Tax

Three former employees of J.P Morgan Chase Bank (“Chase”) pled guilty in Manhattan federal court recently to participating in two separate tax refund schemes that used the identities of Puerto Rican citizens to obtain fraudulent tax returns. Katherine Torres, 52, Rosalind Smith, 41, and Judith Fulgencio, 32, all of the Bronx, each pled to one count of conspiracy to steal government funds. They each face a maximum sentence of five years in prison. In the first scheme, Torres, a former Chase branch manager, and Smith, a former Chase employee at the same branch, pled guilty to

willing to have your portions used to assist in keeping Nakisaki in the hands of the Jamaican community?” Largie however told Street Hype that she was very disappointed as responses have not been encouraging. “It's been very discouraging so far," she said. “But it is the nature of our people for not supporting each other in time of crises,” she claimed.

participating in a scheme that defrauded the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and New York State out of over $1 million. In the second scheme, Fulgencio, a former personal banker at another Chase bank branch, pled guilty to participating in a scheme that also defrauded the IRS and New York State out of more than $1 million.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “As bank employees on the take, these three defendants facilitated fraudulent tax schemes using the stolen identities of Puerto Rican citizens. Their conduct contributed to a national crime wave that is costing the IRS billions of dollars in lost revenue.”

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Canada imposes visas on St Lucia and St Vincent


Robert Mugabe's latest rant:

'Jamaicans Men are drunkards and pot smokers who don't work'


By Emma Reynolds imbabwean president Robert Mugabe has infuriated Jamaican men by labelling them chronic drunkards and unambitious pot smokers. He claimed they had 'no interest in higher education' and are 'always drunk', during his controversial speech last week at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. 'The men want to sing and do not go to colleges, some are dreadlocked, let us not go there,' said Mugabe in several unscripted asides. He alternated between English and the Shona language during the three-hour talk, but his comments were corroborated by reporters afterwards. His comments are now making waves across the Caribbean island, where Jamaicans are debating the matter on street corners, in letters to newspapers and on radio talk shows. Over the years, Mugabe has repeatedly made disparaging remarks about Rastafarians, whom he once described as having 'moths and mud' in their hair. From skin-bleaching to eyelid surgery, the worrying extremes taken by models in Korea and Jamaica 'to look like white girls' Rastafarianism, best known for its ritual use of marijuana and the dreadlocked hairstyle worn by followers, emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of anger over the oppression of black people. A small minority of Jamaicans are adherents. Reggae singer Cocoa Tea, a Rastafarian who performed in Zimbabwe last October, told The Jamaica Star tabloid that Mugabe's comments were 'not a true reflection of us as people.' 'Jamaicans are way better than that and we are leaders, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion,' said Cocoa Tea. 'Laidback': Most Jamaicans were incensed at the stereotypical view of their nation, but some said the comments had some basis in fact 'Laidback': Most Jamaicans were incensed at the stereotypical view of their nation, but some said the comments had some basis in fact. Glen Harris, a labourer and father of two children, said he felt irritated when he heard about the Zimbabwean president's remarks on a local radio program. 'This is an African leader talking like this? Black man should stick up for each other. We're all Africans,' he said on a Kingston street of low-slung concrete buildings and sheet metal fences.

OTTAWA, Canada: eginning on Tuesday, citizens of St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines now require a visa to travel to Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced. For the first 48 hours, or until 11:59 pm on September 12, citizens of these countries who are in transit to Canada at the time the visa requirement takes effect will be able to receive a temporary resident permit on arrival in Canada, free of charge, if they are not otherwise inadmissible to Canada.

Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney “We continue to welcome genuine visitors to Canada,” said Kenney. “However, these visa requirements will give us a greater ability to manage the flow of people into Canada.” This change will allow Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and its partners to screen more travellers for security risks prior to their arrival in Canada. This will help significantly reduce the risk that individuals engaged in organized crime or the trafficking of per-

Man questioned on terrorist connections remanded


KINGSTON, Jamaica: he Afghan-American allegedly caught with more than euro 300,000 at the Norman Manley International airport is to return to court on September 27. Sohail Muhammad Siddiq, 41, was formally charged Tuesday with breaches of the Customs and Proceeds of Crime Acts and was scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court today. He is remanded until the court date. According to the police, Siddiq, who resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates arrived on a flight from Panama, en route

Grenada Finance Minister blames media for lack of investor confidence


ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada: mbattled Finance Minister Nazim Burke has failed to specifically explain why the salary payments for government workers were late for the second time in three months. Government workers, including reportedly some members of parliament, were caught unawares when their salary deposits were not made to their bank accounts at the end of August and it was not until early September that the workers received the estimated EC $20 million owed to them. While media reports have cited top officials in the Ministry of Finance as saying that the money was secured from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), in his first public comment on the late salary payment, Burke refused to confirm or deny that government received a bailout from the NIS. In an interview with veteran broadcaster Lew Smith yesterday (September 12), Burke, who is also deputy leader of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), said he was not prepared to “give a running commentary’’ on the borrowings or other related financial matters of government.

from Dubai. "During routine security checks, his luggage was searched and euro 313,500 along with US$700 were found," the Constabulary Communication Network said in a release. It was earlier reported that Siddiq told the police that the money was to be used to buy cell phones in Jamaica. He had reportedly travelled to Dubai, Afghanistan, and South Africa prior to his trip to the island. Siddiq has also been questioned about suspected links with terrorist groups in Africa and the Middle East.


Barbados, Jamaica in ‘Milk War’


arbados has reportedly not dropped the issue of apparent roadblocks being put in the way of milk exports to Jamaica. Richard Cozier, managing director of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) complained about excessive duties that Jamaica imposed on milk imports from Barbados that were not placed on milk imports from countries outside CARICOM. According to Cozier the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade had written to the CARICOM Secretariat seeking clarification on whether Jamaica had been given any “special dispensation” to vary the Common External Tariff. That letter was sent to the regional body about three weeks ago. Barbados writes to CARICOM about ‘roadblocks’ to milk exports to Jamaica Barbados has reportedly not dropped the issue of apparent roadblocks being put in the way of milk exports to Jamaica. Richard Cozier, managing director of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) complained about excessive duties that Jamaica imposed on milk imports from Barbados that were not placed on milk imports from countries outside CARICOM. According to Cozier the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade had written to the CARICOM Secretariat seeking clarification on whether Jamaica had been given any “special dispensation” to vary the Common External Tariff.

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endy Gorodetsky and Shalom Rabkin, both residents of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty on Wednesday (September 13) in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York to tax evasion, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. According to court records and admissions made by the defendants, Gorodetsky and Rabkin co-owned Asbestways Services Corp., an asbestos abatement and lead testing company located in Brooklyn. Gorodetsky and Rabkin attempted to evade their income taxes by not reporting the income they earned from Asbestways. In addition, Gorodetsky and Rabkin spent Asbestways corporate funds for personal use by charging personal expenses on an Asbestways corporate credit card. They cashed Asbestways gross receipts checks at a check cashing company and used the unreported cash proceeds for personal expenses. When Gorodetsky and Rabkin filed their 2006 individual income tax returns, they each falsely reported earning no income from Asbestways. Gorodetsky admitted that he underreported his income by at least $709,134 and that his criminal conduct between 2006 and 2008 caused a tax loss to the IRS of at least $188,757. Rabkin admitted that he underreported his income by at least $598,491 and that his criminal conduct between 2006 and 2008 caused a tax loss to the IRS of at least $148,999. Gorodetsky and Rabkin each face a potential maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is set for Dec. 10, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein.


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Reggae Boyz beaten 1-0 by US



amaica went down one nil to the United States in their return leg semi-final round world cup qualifier at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio last night. The Americans scored the winner in the 55th minute through a free kick from Herculez Gomez. The defeat means the Jamaicans slip to third in group A on 7 points on goal difference after Guatemala stopped Antigua Barbuda by a goal to nil thanks to a Carlos Ruiz 25th minute goal. Jamaica’s next game is set for October 12 away to Guatemala. CONCACAF Group A standings; Guatemala - 7; United States - 7; Jamaica - 7 and Antigua/Barbuda Members of the 4th Annual All-dacosta vs All-Manning All-Stars at the Soccer Festival held on Saturday and Sunday (September 8-9), at the Evander Childs High School Field, Bronx. The festival was staged by Comets Club International and the Bronx New York International Soccer League. The match ended at in a two all draw.

West Indies touchdown in Sri Lanka


Bolt turns down offer to pose nude for ESPN Body Issue


ports superstar Usain Bolt has turned down an offer to pose nude for ESPN. The record-breaking sprinter was approached by ESPN The Magazine for their 2012 Body Issue, which features athletes in the nude or semi-nude, and he told them no. According to Bolt’s Publicist Carole Beckford, this is not the first time the Jamaican superstar has been approached by the magazine to pose nude. “Every year they approach him but there is no need for Bolt to do a semi-nude feature. Bolt is one of the finest athletes and his marketing team felt that posing nude wouldn’t enhance or grow his brand. That wouldn’t add any value to his brand.” Senior deputy editor of the magazine, Neely Lohmann spoke of the efforts to get the fastest man in history to bare it all.

est Indies captain Darren Sammy is not getting carried away about his side's prospects in the ICC World Twenty20. With a number of leading T20 players at his disposal, the Windies are being touted by many as one of the leading contenders to take the crown. Sammy said, “he believes there are a number of worthy teams at the tournament who could win the title come October 7”, as he spoke at a press conference in Colombo. “We just believe that we could come here and win. The calibre of the players we have means that once we go out there and play we can go all the way in this tournament." Spin bowler Sunil Narine and opening batsman Chris Gayle are seen as two of the most dangerous players in the competition on the back of their exploits in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL). Sammy is delighted to have cricketers of such quality available to him.


Reggae Boyz moves up to 60th place in FIFA rankings

amaica’s reggae boyz moved up 6 places to 60th ahead of Fridays crucial world cup qualifiers against arch rivals USA at the national stadium. Jamaica is now ranked 4th in CONCACAF, while USA who recently defeated leaders Mexico have moved up 3 places to 33rd, while Mexico has dropped 3 places to 21. The rankings continues to led by Spain,Germany; 2nd, England 3rd, Portugal 4th and Uruguay rounding out the top 5.

Coach optimistic about West Indies World T20 chances


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: est Indies coach Ottis Gibson said he was optimistic of his side’s chances in the World Twenty20 Tournament taking place this month in Sri Lanka. Gibson said the composition of the team struck the right balance between experience and talent, and he expected West Indies to live up to his long-held belief that they had the potential to win the World T20 title. “The players have done very well at the camp and looking at the composition of the team… we have a good combination, a good mix of experience and young players. . .and we feel we have a real good chance of doing

very well in this tournament,” said Gibson prior to the team’s departure on Sunday. Gibson noted that players like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine have done very well in the T20 format. “They have been stars of the Indian Premier League, and have in-depth knowledge of this format,” he said. “The captain, Darren Sammy, is in great form, so too Andre Russell and Fidel Edwards, and there are others that can step up.” The World T20 features 12 teams and will be played from September 18 to October 7.

Chris Gayle has faith West Indies can deliver on the big stage

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Buju's New Lawyer

hokwe Lumumba, the AfricanAmerican lawyer assigned to help Buju Banton appeal his drugtrafficking sentence, is best known for representing superstar rapper Tupac Shakur and members of the Black Panther Party. Lumumba On Tuesday, August 28 after it was announced he would replace David Oscar Markus as the singjay's attorney, Lumumba told the Jamaica Observer that he finds himself in a "unique situation." This is the first time I'm representing someone from the Caribbean, but I'm also aware of the pressure authorities place on high-profile persons," he said from his Jackson, Mississippi office. He added: "I'm not going to be making any pronouncements until I read the transcripts and talk to the brother in person." Source: Jamaica Observer

Hammond to release double-disc studio album


eres Hammond will unleash his latest studio effort, a double-disc studio album titled One Love, One Life via VP Records on November 13. Hammond produced 19 of the album’s 20 songs and collaborated with coHammond producers Donovan Germain ,Collin ‘Bulby’ York and Michael Fletcher on several others. The legendary singer is currently wrapping up his US tour with remaining dates in New Orleans, Orlando and Jacksonville. On December 12, he will headline the Barclays Centre, alongside special guests UB40, Maxi Priest and others.

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NEW YORK, NY: Braata Productions, a New York based non-profit aimed at preserving Caribbean culture will host its inaugural fundraising gala on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm at the Flatiron district’s Taj II Restaurant and Lounge. This event is Braata Productions’ major fundraiser to assist the company prepare for its upcoming theatrical season, 'Not About Eve,' the award winning play written by Jamaican Karl O'Brian Williams. This play was an A-List selection at the Readers’ Theatre Series at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2011. The evening will also see the presentation of special awards to two individuals, and one organization being recognized for their stellar work within the Caribbean community over many years. This coincides with the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence, hence Braata Productions thought it fitting to acknowledge the contribution of these great standard bearers as Jamaicans here in the Diaspora.

Tickets to the fundraiser can be obtained by visiting www.braata.eventbrite,com. The evening will kick off with a reception and cocktail hour (cash bar) and presentation of awards to honorees.

New York, NY: ecord Industry Executive, Shawn Prez of Bad Boy/Power Moves Inc, announces the inauguration of the Global Spin Awards, November 19, 2012 at the New York Times PREZ Center – Manhattan. The GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS (GSAs) has been established to honor DJs from across the globe for their contribution to the music and entertainment industries. The GSA’s will recognize and honor those who have impacted the DJ culture and beyond. DJ’s provide the avenue and means by which the music industry introduces new music to the masses. “In the changing climate of the music industry there has been one constant... the DJ, who has yet to be recognized for their contribution to entertainment,” Shawn Prez, BadBoy/Power Moves Inc.

Beres and Shaggy Added to Sounds of Reggae Concert

Producer of the upcoming Sounds of Reggae Concert have changed the event date to Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The new date will be etched in music history at the brand new Barclays Center. The fifteen thousand (15,000) capacity home of the Brooklyn Nets, will host its debut Reggae concert The Sounds of Reggae Concert. This concert will be particularly meaningful as Jamaica, West Indies celebrates its 50th year of independence. Tickets log onto or (800) 745-3000 or call 718.282.8041

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The honorees are Dr. Una Clarke, professional educator and the first Caribbean-born woman elected to the New York City legislature who now serves as President of the Progressive Democrats Political Association; Stanley Dennis, Chairman of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill’s franchise advisory board, who will direct the board’s role of providing advice and direction to franchises, and Robert Clarke of the Irie Jam Media Group. “We congratulate the honorees and wish to thank those who have supported Braata Productions during the past year. As we begin planning our programs for the coming year, we wish to encourage patrons to come out and help us achieve our fundraising goals so we can continue our mission of preserving Caribbean folk culture in the New York tri-state area and beyond,” remarks Chair, Board of Directors Karlene Largie.


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have worked with many parents who have been through a tough and difficult school period with their children’s teachers. The teacher was not as receptive to the child’s needs or supposedly disliked the child for no particular reason. The parents claimed their child was picked on by the teacher or singled out for misbehaviors that were often unnoticed when expressed by other students in the class. This experience is often a source of pain for parents…they experience the child’s hurt as if it were their own and feel a sense of betrayal and injustice by the teacher. After all, teachers are supposed to be fair, loving, and sensitive, aren’t they? Well, teachers are human and life isn’t always fair. I will never know all the circumstances that led to these conflicts between teacher, parent, and child, but I do believe that parents must make a concerted effort not to create the same situation with a new teacher. I know it might be challenging to change old feelings and beliefs about

teachers, but you have to try for your child’s sake. Not every teacher is going to respond to your child the way the previous teacher did. Furthermore, once you become open to more positive experiences, your child will follow suit and will become more optimistic as well. Here are some ways to make this change: 1. Pay attention to your negative thoughts about this new school experience. For example, just because the teacher reprimands your child does not mean that the teacher hates him. 2. Are you interpreting the situation accurately? Or are negative emotions clouding your assessment? For example, do you think that the teacher hates your daughter just because she does not smile at your child? There could be other reasons, such as; the teacher may have been distracted at that moment. 3. Try not to let negative past experiences dominate your perception of all teachers. This will lead to distorted perceptions without evidence.

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By Donna Lamb s always, Panorama was one of the most popular events of the West Indian American Carnival and Parade, with more than a thousand lovers of the sweet, sweet sound of steel pan flocking to the Brooklyn Museum grounds last Saturday night to hear ten steel orchestras give it their all in the 2012 competition "Excellence in Steel." Thousands more throughout the tristate area tuned in to listen to it live over the radio, while additional millions throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere were able to view it live over the internet. Along with the top-notch steel pan performances, there were tributes to sever-

al recently departed enthusiasts in the field. The first was cultural icon, Courtney Charles (Charleau), a fervent connoisseur of all things Trinidadian, especially when it came to steel bands and calypso. His encyclopedic memory and ability to dispense information about these topics earned him the title of Cultural Ambassador among his friends. Also honored were avid steel pan players Dominique Clarke, who passed on at age 35, and Leticia Dean, who was only 17. Both will be missed by their friends and fellow musicians. In the competition, each steel orchestra consisted of anywhere from about 60 to a maximum of 100 players.


Police Officers Ray Basli, Cheryl Jarosz and Alex Bates of the Mount Vernon Police Department, along with local school children, helped AAA New York to launch its 67th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Mount Vernon police headquarters recently. The officers will be mounting colorful “School’s Open” posters in Mount Vernon to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school. -Shari Harris photo:

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hink you do enough to secure your passwords, browsing, and networking? Prove it. Not all computer security is about tin foil hats and anonymous browsing. Everyone who uses a computer has a horse in the security race. For the purpose of this post, we're breaking down online security into four essential parts: passwords, browsers, athome Wi-Fi and networking, and browsing on public Wi-Fi. Within those categories we'll give you a checklist of everything you should do, from the bare minimum to the tinfoil-hat best. Think you've done your due diligence with your security? Jump to any of the four sections below to see how you stack up (and boost your security where you may be lacking): Password security checklist Browser security checklist Home network security checklist Public Wi-Fi security checklist

Password security checklist Password security has been popping up a lot in the news recently, but how much you should care is entirely dependent on what you do online. The bare minimum of password security via Lifehacker Just because you don't use a lot of online services doesn't mean you can neglect basic password security. Sure, you don't need to take any complicated measures, but everyone should at least do a couple things. Pick strong passwords: Regardless of what your password is for, it's always good to pick a strong, random password. Don't use your child's name, or a birthday. Use unique passwords for every site: Don't ever reuse the same email and password combo on multiple services. It might seem like it doesn't matter, but if a hacker gets your account information on one site, that means they can use that login information on every other site you're registered at. Keep all your passwords different.

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Dear Divine Diva: our response to "Not Ungrateful in Brooklyn (December 20) missed the mark. Her boyfriend of eleven months is flying first class to Jamaica, but he's only paying for a coach ticket for her? I was a divorce lawyer for 31 years (now retired), so I know a few things about relationships. While Enton had no obligation to pay her way to Jamaica, once he invited her, he displayed a troubling character flaw. If he was going to pay her way, he should have paid for her to sit with him in first class. Her seat in coach is a warning sign: She'll always be in the back of the plane, the bus or his life. Of course buying a first class seat for the two of them is expensive, but if he's going to take her to his family's chateau, he should treat her as an equal -- or not do it at all. –Representing Brooklyn.


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1. Misunderstanding Misunderstanding is perhaps the most common problem in relationships. Sometimes your friends misinterpret what you do or say. Or it’s you who misinterpret them. Depending on the maturity of the people involved, such misunderstanding could be solved quickly or it could open the way to more serious problems. Misunderstanding is caused either by lack of quality or quantity in communication. You could spend a lot of time to communicate with your friends (for example, with your roommate), but if the quality of the communication is low then there is a good chance that misunderstanding will happen. The problem could also happen because you and your friend don’t communicate often enough. If both parties are busy, they may not have the chance to communicate what they need or want which may eventually lead to misunderstanding.

2. Selfishness Another common problem in relationships is selfishness. Perhaps both parties understand what the other party needs, but one or both of them are not willing to give it. They prefer to just keep it for themselves.

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Exercise Information Sheet WHY SHOULD I EXERCISE?

Exercise Helps To: •Enhance and Improve Immune Function. •To Decrease Stress. •Improve Self-Esteem and Body Image. •Increase Appetite. •Promote Regular Bowel Movements. •Decrease Body Fat and Increase Lean Body Mass by Burning calories. •Strengthens the heart, lung and other muscles. •Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. •Exercise releases Endorphins: Chemicals released after exercise that act as the body’s natural painkillers.


• Aerobic Exercise •This includes walking, bicycling, jog-


•It is a simple, effective, and safe way to By improve muscular strength and endurance, range of motion, and flexibility. Gloria Bent, •Exercises may be performed sitting, MS, RD, CDN standing, or even while walking. Nutritionist •Any form of resistance can provide the Questions & Comments: means for gains in muscular strength and endurance. •Remember that to achieve gains in muscular strength it is UNNECESSARY to exercise at maximum levels. •Ask a God’s Love We Deliver Nutritionist for more information at 212-294-8103.



•BEFORE doing anything consult your Doctor. The doctor will be able to advise you on the amount and type of exercise that is Safe for you. •Incorporate both Aerobic and Anaerobic exercise into your exercise program. •To get the minimum level of benefits from aerobic exercise you should perform your chosen aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes at a comfortable pace.


ging, jumping, dancing, swimming, and stair climbing.

Anaerobic Exercise •This includes yoga, stretching and resistance training such as weight lifting or Dynaband®. •Dynaband® is an elastic band, about 3 ½ feet long, that comes in a variety of resistance levels. These levels, distinguished by color, promote isotonic movements with different resistances that can be gradually increased.

•Be sure you are well hydrated before, during and after you exercise. •Don’t exercise on an empty stomach. •Either before breakfast or when you are feeling hungry. •Don’t exercise immediately after eating. •Wait a ½ hour after a light snack. •1 hour after a light meal, heavy snack or meal replacement drink. •2 hours after a regular meal •3 hours after a Thanksgiving type feast. •For optimum exercise performance, be sure to consume healthy, well balanced throughout the day.


•Diminished appetite. •Change in normal menstruation. •Unintended weight loss of 10 pounds or more in the last 6 months. •Nausea or vomiting. •Diarrhea or frequent loose stool. •Night sweats or fevers. •Edema. •Influenza, head cold, respiratory infection, head or lung congestion. •Dizziness or vertigo. •Immediately contact your physician if you encounter any problems.

An Urgent Appeal

We need $5 M to purchase two Linear Accelerator Machines for Jamaica


am appealing to everyone especially our Caribbean brothers and sisters. I have been asked to purchase a Linear Accelerator Machine for Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, Jamaica costing approximately US $5 Million. I met with the Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson a few weeks ago. He asked if I can purchase two machines as Kingston needs one also. If 500,000 people give a one-time donation of $10, we will be closer to our goal. Please send donations to Vincent HoSang Family Foundation (VHFF), 117 Route 303, Suite B, Tappan, NY 10983. Your donation is tax deductible. Thanks for your kind support

Vincent HoSang Chairman, Caribbean Food Delights 117 Route 303, Suite B, Tappan, NY 10983 Phone: 845-398-3000 • Fax: 845-398-3001

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Business Hype

Highlighting the Opportunities and Challenges of Local Business Operators

PanAfrican Entrepreneurs

Top 7 Ways To Attract Clients And Keep Them

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Conference Launches


WASHINGTON,/PRNewswire-USNewswire: he PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference (PAEC) president, Kay DeBow, has announced the launch of a new nonprofit global business organization. The first conference convenes in Houston, Texas, during November 15-18, 2012. PAEC's mission is to create an arena for entrepreneurs and business people within the Black Diaspora to come meet and further business connections. Also, to suggest policy improvement and issue awareness that will benefit the status of black entrepreneurs internationally. This conference is for entrepreneurs who are doing business or who desire to do business globally. The conference will focus on agribusiness, technology, infrastructure and energy. Water sustainability and logistics, capital access and health care are on the agenda. The glamour industries of entertainment, fashion and beauty will also be addressed. There will also be ample time to network and have face-to-face meetings. This event is open to the public and Early Bird registration is available until the end of September at Contact: Ryan Downey, +1-202-466-4917

By Reiner & Elisabeth Schuhle 1. Provide personalised service; know your clients: birthdays, some events in their life, family members, remember last personal topics raised, concerns and problems conquered. In other words, be FOCUSED! 2. Take time to listen to your client; listen carefully - do not let your mind wander during the listening process. Take time to find out the real motives and emotions, perceived and real problems. 3. Provide advice as a professional to a professional even if the person opposite you does not appear to be a professional at all. Any such advice will be taken more to heart this way and will sow the seeds for business success.Therefore, be UNIQUE! 4. Follow up, follow up, follow up. The secret of keeping clients is to show interest, show that you care, that you have their business at heart, that their success is your success. 5. Always establish and keep deadlines; and if they cannot be kept, ring up, explain how and why circumstances have changed, advise on your new approach and re-establish the new deadlines necessary. Do not promise what you cannot keep - ever.

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6. Provide progress reports, communicate, write, telephone, talk. Do not keep your clients in the dark. Let them partake in the progress of their business from your own angle. Be an integral part of their business life. 7. Don’t argue, but persuade by showing examples of successful approaches to obstacles. Don’t preach, but explain why you advise to go about their affairs in a

particular way. Tell your clients front up that you are not interested in ulterior motives, ‘political’ games and ‘funny’ business, be it legally, financially or any other way; tell them that you may come across from time to time in a very blunt way, but that this originates in you caring for their ultimate success. Source:

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FURI to Host 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance and Awards Gala

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By Sharon Gordon Brooklyn: he Board of Directors of the Family Unification Resettlement Initiative (FURI) has announced plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 501 (C) (3) organization with a grand gala where they will recognize key individuals who have contributed to the organization's growth. The proceedings will include a keynote presentation by noted anthropologist and radio host, Dr. Kingsley "Ragashanti" Stewart and proceeds from the auspicious affair slated for Saturday, October 6th at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1367 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn from 8 pm to 1am will benefit the organization's effort to help displaced persons plan for a better tomorrow. FURI was founded by Jamaican born Forensic Social Worker, Carmeta Albarus, author of "The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo," (the D.C. Sniper) because of concern about the impact of deportation on Jamaican nationals as well as the impact that displaced persons have on the nation's development. Seeing a need for services that could help some of her clients adjust positively to deportation, FURI collaborates with other service agencies in Jamaica to accomplish its objectives. "Since 2002, FURI has been fortifying deported persons with alternatives that foster faith, hope and confidence that life can be worthwhile while providing assistance in their reintegration," says Carmeta.






Dr. Kingsley "Ragashanti" Stewart Anthropologist and Radio Host,

Hope is a renewable resource, and FURI has been a lifeline to many for whom deportation is a source of great shame. For a decade Carmeta and her team, several of whom are themselves deported persons, have worked towards assisting these individuals and contributing to the development of their home country and the FURI office in Kingston is a place of refuge for many. FURI will honor Marleen Brown, Director of Operations for FURI in Jamaica. Dr. Geneive Brown-Metzger, the former Consul General of Jamaica to New York has been an ardent supporter of the mission of FURI. Paulette Meredy will also be honored for her dedication to FURI. As the founder of Future Grads, an organization that assists the children of deported and incarcerated parents.

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McLeod Customs Broker No Longer Represents Quality One International Shipping Express in Jamaica WI


The management of Quality One International Shipping Express wishes to advice the public and consumers that effective July 27, 2012, McLeod Customs Broker of Kingston, Jamaica is no longer authorized to conduct business on behalf of Quality One.

Jackson Q1 International Shipping Network Limited is now Quality One, exclusive agent in Kingston, Jamaica WI.

For further information and Shipping Arrangement:

Jackson Q1 International Shipping Network Limited

146 First Street, Newport West, Kingston • Tel: 876-437-8457 or 876-764-8758

Quality One International Shipping Express

3913 Dyre Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466 • Tel: 718-231-1909.

We look forward to your continued support, as we continue to provide fast, efficient, hassle-free service with friendly and courteous staff.

Signed by:

MANAGEMENT Quality One International Shipping Express Jackson Q1 International Shipping Network Limited

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