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“Immigrants are vital to New York State’s sustained economic growth,” said Jorge I. Montalvo, Director of the New York State Office for New Americans. “We encourage all New Americans interested in starting or expanding a small business to attend one of these seminars to gain the skills needed in the current economic climate.” (read more)
Join Aubry Padmore for "Straight Talk & Motivation"
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:15 pm Est., for an interview with Arturo Tappin. We will be discussing his music and also the upcoming performance at Trinidad & Tobago Jazz Festival on April 16 - 24, 2016
Arturo is definitely the smoothest, saxiest horn man the Caribbean has to offer. His dynamic and spirited live performances have won him fans the world over.
Smooth funky jazz featuring all saxophones flute and bass clarinet w a healthy dose of caribbean sunshine.
www.arturotappin.com or visit his page on our site >>> click
Bob Law gives courts a history lesson on black radio
As part of its ongoing Black History Month events, the Kings County Supreme Court hosted legendary radio personality Bob Law for a two-part series on the death of Black Radio. Pictured from left: Hon. Deborah Dowling, Bob Law and Leah Richardson. Photo courtesy of Roderick Randall.
By Rob Abruzzese
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Kings County Supreme Court hosted legendary radio personality Bob Law for a two-day Black History Month event discussing the death of black radio this past Tuesday and Wednesday.
Law, who is a longtime talk radio host and activist in New York City, gave a presentation on the importance and history of black radio on Tuesday, and then guests watched his documentary “Saying It Loud: Radio Giving Voice to Black America” on Wednesday.
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Announce Collaboration With Microsoft To Provide Software to New York City Students
Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced an innovative collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to provide New York City students and families with access to Microsoft software.
Students and families will be able to download Office 2016, Office for Mac 2016 and the Office 365 mobile apps available for Windows 10 tablets, iPhone, iPad and Android devices. All of these are part of Microsoft’s Office 365 Education offering and available to download from the website https://studentoffice.net/. There is no cost for up to five (5) downloads on their personal computers, Windows or Mac, up to five (5) tablets and up to five (5) phones. (more here)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GETS READY TO WELCOME THE WORLD TO THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – February 5, 2016 – In less than 72 hours, the dual-island nation ofTrinidad & Tobago will erupt into a parade of merriment as thousands of people from around the world are expected to participate in the biggest street party on Earth - Trinidad Carnival.
Officially celebrated on February 8 and 9 this year, the Carnival festivities began just after Christmas and will continue until Ash Wednesday, loaded with dozens of high energy parties and premier cultural competitions.
Love and Generosity will be in the air A BENEFIT FOR THE BARBADOS HOSPICE PROJECT
BARBADOS CANCER ASSOCIATION USA (BACA), INC. will host 'An Evening of Love' concert at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at
6:00 P.M., followed by a romantic reception in the Golden Hall.
Majestic organ, piano and clarinet performances and enchanting soloists will warm your hearts, making this event a memorable one and set the mood for Valentine’s Day.
Coordinator and conductor is highly accomplished organist R. Steven LeGall. The featured artists include Neil Walker, Natasha Radix, Tristen Layne, Grace Hackett,
Mijon Zulu, Valmon Dawson and The BACA Combined Voices choir.
Please mark your calendar >>> read more
Lauryn Hill, Arturo Tappin and more for Trinidad Jazz Festival in April 16-24,2016
READY OR NOT: GRAMMY WINNER LAURYN HILL HEADLINES TOBAGO’S JAZZ EXPERIENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tobago’s scenic coastline, eclectic cuisine, friendly residents and local artists create the perfect ambiance to host the weeklong music event
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago – January 26, 2016 – The Tobago House of Assembly Division of Tourism and Transportation has just announced the headliners for the annual Tobago Jazz Experience, including Grammy® Award-winning artistLauryn Hill. Offering much more than music, the nine-day festival, held this year April 16-24 exemplifies Tobago’s vibrant culture, rich history, diverse gastronomy and friendly locals. The festival is a celebration of jazz, the indigenous music of Tobago and new music from around the world set along the idyllic beaches of Tobago.
Tobago Jazz Experience is the island’s biggest annual music event, with past performers including John Legend, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, George Benson, Erykah Badu, Trey Songz, Angie Stone and India Arie. Music enthusiasts from around the world will converge to discover and explore the quaint Caribbean island while enjoying sensational performances. Festival-goers will be treated to an electrifying fusion of home-grown entertainers and international superstars against a breathtaking backdrop of scenic Tobago landscape, which includes cove-filled coastlines, renowned diving sites and bountiful flora and fauna. >>> read more
Join Aubry Padmore for "Straight Talk & Motivation"
Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm Est for an interview with Reno Jones, Entrepreneur & owner of Security Hub International.
SECURITY HUB is a home and business security alarm company with a continued legacy as a leading home and business alarm system supplier that provides reliable security solutions for your family, home, business security systems and builder security and technology solutions.
Building on our established reputation as an industry-leading home security services company, all of us here at SECURITY HUB will continue our mission of offering state-of-the-art home security systems, outstanding service, and creating "Customers for Life."
Other offerings include intercoms, cameras, data & cable and access gates. >>> learn more
Join Aubry Padmore & Neesa Williams for the 2016 premier of "Straight Talk & Motivation"
Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8pm Est for an interview with Joseph A. Michelli, Author - "Driven to Delight, Delivering World-Class Customer Experience the Mercedes-Benz Way"
What Can YOUR Business Learn from Mercedes-Benz USA?
Five Unexpected Truths About Customer Service When Mercedes-Benz USA realized it wasn't delighting its customers,
it dialed up an overhaul. A new book by consultant Joseph Michelli
shares its journey—and reveals some surprising insights on what
today's customer wants and needs from companies like yours.
New York, NY (January 2016)—To drive a Mercedes-Benz is to say, "I've arrived." It's hard to argue that point. MBUSA is known the world over for its superb engineering and the quality of its luxury automobiles. Yet despite a brand synonymous with "the best," it wasn't long ago that MBUSA's customer experience was falling short of expectations. That's why a few years back it launched a company-wide transformation to instill a "true customer obsession" in employees and dealer partners alike.
Consultant Joseph Michelli, who worked with MBUSA on its journey, says its story reveals and reinforces some surprising truths about the nature of service.>>> read more
The “Education Ambassador” bids Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean a fond farewell
For nearly four years, I have been privileged and honored to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The people of these beautiful nations welcomed me and my wife to their respective shores with an overwhelming outpouring of hospitality. It is with a profound sense of gratitude that I bid you, the citizens of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, a fond farewell. I depart with warm memories and an unshakeable belief in, and respect for, the talents that lie within the people of the region. I am thoroughly convinced that there is nothing in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean that its citizens cannot accomplish. read more>>>
JON GERSONDE NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF VICEROY ANGUILLA
Luxury Caribbean resort brings seasoned industry veteran to lead operations
ANGUILLA, B.W.I – January 6, 2015 – Viceroy Anguilla, the premier destination resort on the island of Anguilla, has appointed Jon Gersonde as general manager of the 166-room resort. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Gersonde will manage resort operations, oversee strategic initiatives and develop new programming.
“The breadth and depth of Jon’s luxury resort experience make him the ideal fit for taking the helm,” said Mike Walsh, senior vice president of hotel operations for Viceroy Hotel Group. “Viceroy Anguilla is a distinctive resort and we’re confident he’ll bring a new perspective to overall vacation experience that our discerning guests appreciate.”
Gersonde joins Viceroy Anguilla from Turnberry Isle Resort in Florida where he served as the managing director. Prior to his position in the southeast, Gersonde spent time in Hawaii as general manager at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and as vice president for the Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Beach Prince Resorts and Golf Clubs. He also has a number of years of experience working with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt International in Hawaii, Guam, the Mariana Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel Management from Michigan State University.
Viceroy Anguilla, an exquisite beachfront resort situated on 35 acres of lush tropical foliage, is the only resort on Anguilla situated on two beaches: Barnes Bay and Meads Bay. The elegant hotel represents the pinnacle of understated, opulent resort living and offers a range of luxury accommodations that include; contemporary beachfront guestrooms; bluff-top villas with full gourmet kitchens; sophisticated townhomes; and lavish resort residences. This modern, waterfront resort exudes a relaxed chic atmosphere that features the hotel’s signature restaurant Coba, a Sunset Lounge and cliff-side Half Shell beach bar and restaurant, as well as three resort pools. There also are an array of water sports, a spa and fitness center, and programs for children and families. Renowned for its remarkable design, superb location and exceptional amenities, the resort draws jet-setting travelers from all over the world. For more information, please see your travel professional, visit the website or call 800-578-0283.
CHANCELLOR FARIÑA ANNOUNCES NEW YORK THURSDAYS PROGRAM BRINGING LOCALLY SOURCED FOODS TO SCHOOLS
Initiative Celebrates Locally Grown and Manufactured Foods Every Thursday
NEW YORK – Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the launch of New York Thursdays, a new approach to school lunches that brings locally grown or produced foods directly to students in all New York City public schools every Thursday.
The program offers valuable benefits to schools, students, family farms and the environment. Part of a nationwide initiative spearheaded by the Urban School Food Alliance, New York Thursdays boosts student health and education, while strengthening the local agricultural economy and cutting carbon emissions.