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We need a unified insurance

coverage for the Caribbean
he recent devastation of
several Caribbean islands
Hurricanes and other nat-
ural disasters are pressuring
Nevertheless, it is tough
for anyone on the island to
The Caribbean Commu-
nity (CARICOM), an organi-
caused by the destructive forces the economies of these provide protection or zation of fifteen Caribbean Call About Our Fly & Buy Program
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Less than fifty persons the meager GDP they Significant and cooperation among its
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hurricanes, but the damages to agriculture, manufac- and human effort, prehensive insurance coverage
property, including homes, turing, and the service will be required in for the entire region.
cars, as well as other infrastruc- sectors. grants and loans at con- The Caribbean region may
tures are estimated to be in the The people are cessionary rates. not lack insurance coverage,

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When the force of a hurri- period without adequate substantial donations and stantial insurance initiatives to
cane bears down on residential food, shelters, and med- support from international help safeguard against the
structures, homes were ripped ication in some cases. organizations and donator damaging impacts of these ex-
apart by the storm's powerful Sadly, the people liv- countries are not as generous treme weather events as well as
winds. Storm surges and inland ing in the Caribbean is- as before. their frequency and intensity.
flooding can also cause cata- lands or this region of the In fact, charitable support We need unified insurance
strophic damage. world will continue to face the from developed countries such coverage for the Caribbean to
In most of the Eastern devastation caused by hurri- as the US, Canada, and Europe achieve a lower premium and
Caribbean islands, electricity canes and other acts of God. are limited as they are also higher payout to the insured.
service was entirely out, the These disasters are beyond our struggling to provide relief as-
water system was shut off to control, but we can put in place sistance to their citizens af-
80% of customers, and the strategies to reduce their ef- fected by a similar catastrophe.
telecommunications infrastruc- fects on people. _____________________
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Wanted- A Caribbean hurricane fund initiatives

Courtesy of North America and Europe should make $1 or more as a tax-deductible contribution
he 2017 Hurricane Season has been one when they file their annual taxes just as how
of the most devastating in recent American Jews contribute to Israel.
Caribbean memory. The utter destruction in by The genesis of the idea of a Global

some islands has called into question their Caribbean Hurricane Fund was back to an
very survival as, today, weeks after the on- early 1980s conversation with the late Bar-

slaught of the destructive winds and flooding, bados Prime Minister Tom Adams and his
many people are still on the edge of starva- NY Consul General Clyde Griffith.
tion as they strive for shelter while trying to Adams felt that every time a hurricane
eke out a living from limited, and sometimes damaged a few islands, the head of govern-
slow aid flow. ment of each country marches to the U.S. and
As in the past, foreign governments, the Europe begging for help. Publisher & Editor:
Red Cross, and concerned world citizens He suggested a more comprehensive ap- PATRICK MAITLAND
With the U.S. having its share of hurri-
have risen to the call for help. However, this canes and with donor nations, who once gave proach including the creation of a Caribbean Consulting Editors
is not enough and a bit too haphazard. to the Caribbean generously in times of nat- Hurricane Fund as a CARICOM initiative on GLORIA BENT; PAULETTE GRANT
Now seems to be the time for an ongo- ural disasters, having problems with their behalf of Caribbean states and not a bilateral
ing transnational project to prepare for these economies, money is scarce; there are inade- approach when each country tries to create Business office:
catastrophes when they occur as we know its funds and negotiate with North American Street Hype Newspaper
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effects of climate change or global warming. pices of the CARICOM Secretariat, must cre- The actual and entire article is at
It is against this backdrop that EVERY- ate a global hurricane fund to help and in the print
BODYS Magazine now in its 40th year is themselves. edition of the magazine. Herman Hall is the
putting forward a few suggestions. Caribbean people and other taxpayers in publisher of Everybody magazine Published by: JAMVISTA INC.

Weiner gets 21 months for sexting underage girl

MANHATTAN, NY: She also said Weiner "has a disease. He that his misconduct had "crushed the aspi-
isgraced former Rep. Anthony has compulsivity. Some say a sex addic- rations" of his wife, Huma Abedin, and ru-
Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 tion." ined their marriage. Ms Abedin filed for
months in prison, facing the most severe Acting Manhattan US Attorney Joon divorce on the same day as her husband
penalty yet in connection with the sexting H Kim said in a statement that Weiner was found guilty in May.
scandal that drove the New York Democrat "asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years She did not attend the sentencing, but
out of Congress and ruined his marriage. old to display her naked body and engage asked for leniency on their son's behalf in
Weiner, 53 burst into tears as he was in sexually explicit behaviour for him on- a letter to the judge.
sentenced for sending sexually explicit line". "Justice demands that this type of The FBI began investigating Weiner
messages to an underage girl. conduct be prosecuted and punished with last September after the Daily Mail re-
He pleaded guilty in May to transfer- time in prison." ported that he had exchanged obscene
ring obscene material to the minor and In addition to jail time, Weiner was messages with a North Carolina teenager.
agreed not to appeal against a prison sen- sentenced to three years of supervised re- The 15-year-old girl said he had asked her
tence of 27 months or less. lease, according to a statement from the to undress on camera.
Weiner, quit Congress in 2011 over a US Attorney's Office. Weiner's lawyers Once a rising Democratic star, he
sex scandal and was again exposed in his contended the former politician had acted stepped down from Congress in June 2011
2013 run for New York mayor. Disgraced former Rep. out of the "depths of an uncontrolled sick- after a graphic image sent from his Twitter
His lawyers had asked a US District ness" and was now seeking treatment. account went public. Initially claiming his
Judge for probation instead of jail. But in Denise Cote said: "This is a serious crime In a letter to Judge Cote, Weiner said account was hacked, he eventually con-
sentencing Weiner, US District Judge that deserves serious punishment." he felt "profound" regret for his crimes and fessed to having lied.

FDA warns of
Capsules, Lagundi Capsules, Natural Herb

Lagundi Food Supplement, Sambong Cap-
sules, Natural Herb Spirulina Food Sup-

food supplements
plement, and Taheebo Capsules. These
food products and supplements had been
found out to be violating through the FDA
post-market surveillance (PMS) activities.
Continued from page 1 As per Republic Act 9711 or the Food and
These products had been advertised in Drug Administration Act of 2009, manu-
their website FDA had facture, importation, exportation, sale, of-
also warned against trade and consumption fering for sale, distribution, transfer,
of 10 unregistered food supplements non-consumer use, promotion, advertising
which includes Ampalaya Capsules, or sponsorship of health products without
Ashitaba Food Supplement, Banaba Cap- the proper authorization of FDA is prohib-
sules, Banaba Food Supplement, Bignay ited.

Meeting with Patriot Bank:

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Thomas (3rd l) with the leaders of Patriot Bank (l-r)
Richard A. Muskus Jr., President, Judith Corprew, Executive Vice President and Chief Com-
pliance and Risk Officer and Frederick K. Staudmyer, Executive Vice President & Chief Ad-
ministrative Officer during a recent courtsey call at the Mayors offices as they discussed
opportunities for collaboration and investment in small businesses. As part of the Mount
Vernon Industrial Development Agency's strategic growth plan, new banks and lenders are
coming to the table to do business with the city and local entrepreneurs, the Mayor said.

Bronx woman convicted of

fatally stabbing pregnant woman
Natural &Organic
& Caribbean
The defendant slashed Suttons throat and proceeded

Meals, Grocery
to remove the victims uterus and cut out the infant
BRONX: with a childhood friend, Angelikque Sutton,
Juice Bar & Catering
ronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark 22, over social media.
last week announced that a Bronx On November 20, 2015, Sutton--who
woman has been found guilty of Murder and was eight-months pregnant--stopped by the Open Monday - Saturday
Kidnapping for killing a pregnant woman and defendants apartment to pick up some baby
stealing the infant she removed from the vic- items before heading to her civil wedding cer-
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
tims mutilated body. emony. The defendant slashed Suttons throat
District Attorney Clark said the defen- and proceeded to remove the victims uterus
dant, Ashleigh Wade, 24, of 4450 Monticello and cut out the infant. Wade claimed she had
Avenue in the Bronx, was convicted by a jury given birth to the baby when police later ar- 3565C Boston Road
of second-degree Murder and second- degree rived.
Kidnapping after a nearly two-week trial be- District Attorney Clark said, The facts Bronx, N.Y. 10469
fore Bronx Supreme Court Justice Margaret of this case are unfathomable: a child was
Clancy. yanked from the womb moments after her
Wade faces a maximum of 50 years to mother was murdered on her wedding day. Fax 718-653-5499
life in prison when she is sentenced on Octo- Two years later, that child is a vibrant little
ber 20, 2017. girl, a testament to survival and hope. We are
According to trial testimony, Wade, who glad we have brought justice to her and her
was pretending to be pregnant, reconnected mothers family.
Husband and wife get prison

sentence for $800k embezzlement

LONG ISLAND New York City. The funds $300,000 to family living

cting U.S. Attorney Joon were supposed to be utilized abroad.
H. Kim announced last to provide programming and The defendants de-
Wednesday the former exec- healthy meals to senior citi- frauded their mortgage lender

utive director of United zens at four facilities in by underreporting assets
Block Association, a non- Upper Manhattan, according when applying for a mort-
profit dedicated to serving to court documents. gage loan modification. Ap-
senior citizen, was sentenced PrisonInsaidoo and his proximately $200,000 was
to four years in prison for em- wife avoided detection by written off their home mort- Artist/Singer Song Writer
bezzlement of more than laundering the money gage.
$580,000 and defrauding through a shell company that Roxanna Insaidoo was Actress MC/Host
mortgage of about $200,000. Roxanna Insaidoo, 63 it had created. Both defen- sentenced to a 30-year prison Versatile, Vivacious,
Sixty-one-year-old $580,000 in embezzlement dants utilized the money to sentence for her part in the Creative and Talented
Kwame Insaidoo and his money for their own benefit. buy a Cadillac and Mercedes embezzlement scheme. The
wife, 63-year-old Roxanna United Block Associated re- Benz and pay mortgage for defendants were also ordered For booking and interviews:
Insaidoo, of Bay Shore, Long ceived federal and taxpayer their property in Long Island. to forfeit $779,039.62. 718-652-9836 678-462-9626
Island utilized more than funds through contracts with They also sent over

Prison Time For Mount Bronx Mcdonald's Manager

Vernon Financial Schemer Accused of selling cocaine
21-year-old man is heading to prison after Police Depart- BRONX They also arrested his girlfriend. "I
perpetrating multiple schemes in an attempt ment received a he fast food restaurant in Soundview can't believe this. I'm like what? Drugs?
to steal more than $75,000 throughout Westch- phone call from was closed by the Health Department In the Ronald McDonald's? Come on, this
ester County. an employee at after prosecutors say the night manager is horrible. What can we do?" said one
Mount Vernon resident Nygel Joseph has Mobil on White was selling cocaine. shocked customer.
been sentenced to a term between two and six Plains Road after Frank Guerrero, 26, is now under ar- "They're usually like really friendly
years in state prison after pleading guilty to mul- Joseph attempted rest. He's accused of delivering the drugs in there - never had any issues. It's just
tiple felony charges in August, Westchester to use a fake $100
by putting them directly in the bag with like you local neighborhood McDonald's,
County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. bill. Joseph was
announced on Thursday. tracked down other food items. so I'm just shocked," said another cus-
Joseph pleaded guilty to one count of crim- later that day, Nygel Joseph Police say Guerrero sold drugs to an tomer.
inal possession of a forged instrument, second- identified by the undercover officer several times during a In a statement, the owner of the
degree grand larceny, third-degree grand larceny, employee and arrested. three-month investigation called "opera- restaurant said the alleged actions of the
identity theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle. While that case was pending, in February tion off the menu." employee are unacceptable and they are
Scarpino said that Thursdays sentence is of this year, police in Mount Vernon were con- Investigators say they searched his cooperating with the investigation.
the culmination of a prosecution in which Joseph tacted by the owner of a New Hampshire auto home, where they found more cocaine.

Number of homeless students

was originally charged for possessing counterfeit parts business, leading to an investigation that
money, perpetrating a $75,000 identity theft determined Joseph had obtained personal infor-
scheme and another plan to steal auto parts from mation from four victims, whose names, home

has increased, report finds

an out of state vendor while in possession of a addresses and debit card numbers were used to
stolen car. illegally purchase thousands of dollars in parts

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 last year, from the business.

new report says there are more The report comes from the group Ad-
homeless city students than ever be- vocates for Children of New York.
fore. To help fix the issue, the group wants
The education department says there to see the city expand the number of social
are more than 104,000 in the public school workers for students in temporary hous-
system, just in the five boroughs. ing.
That works out to about one in every And also devote more resources to
10 kids, a six percent increase since the homelessness on the whole.
last school year.

Where many different NYPD seeks Subway

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here was a slashing on the A train He allegedly slashed the victim on
early Sunday morning. Now police the left side of his face and then ran off
in Queens need your help to find the sus- the train.
pect. The victim was treated for his in-
They are looking for the man seen juries at the hospital.
here. Here's a closer look at the accused
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ExxonMobil Jamaican
Girls Get
discovers more
oil off shore
Guyana HPV Vaccine
Georgetown, Guyana: By Chris Patterson
xxonMobil has discovered another Kingston, Jamaica WI:
source of oil off shore Guyana. This he Jamaican Health Ministry is implor-
is the fifth source in Guyanas oil explo- ing parents and guardians to protect
ration. US based oil giant, Exxon Mobil their daughters against cervical cancer by
Corporation on Thursday announced it allowing them to be inoculated with the
made a fifth new oil discovery after Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Since October 2, the Ministry began
drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore
offering the vaccine to girls in grade seven,
free of cost.
Turbot is ExxonMobils latest discov-

The devastation left behind

UN chief urges global solidarity after visit to hurricane-stricken Barbuda
ery to date in Guyana, adding to previous
discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek and

by Hurricane Irma
Liza Deep.
Following completion of the Turbot-
1 well, the Stena Carron drillship will

move to the Ranger prospect an addi-
tional well on the Turbot discovery is ST JOHNS, Antigua: can do to help people recover from the back-
being planned for 2018. aving seen first-hand the destruction to-back, category 5 hurricanes that struck the
ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Explo- wrought by the recent hurricanes in the region last month.
ration and Production Guyana Ltd. began Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General The secretary-general cited a clear link
drilling the Turbot-1 well in August and Antnio Guterres on Saturday called for the between the level of greenhouse gas in the at-
encountered a reservoir of 75 feet of high- full mobilization of the international commu- mosphere, including CO2, the temperature of
quality, oil-bearing sandstone in the pri- nity to support the people of the affected the water and the intensity of the rainstorms
mary objective, said ExxonMobil in a areas, while stressing the need to accelerate and of the different hurricanes in the region
statement. climate action. and in other parts of the world.
The well was safely drilled to 18,445 I have just witnessed a level of devas- Hurricane Irma, which struck the region The initiative falls under a $100 mil-
feet in 5,912 feet of water on September tation that I have never seen in my life, in early September, had winds of 300 km per lion school-based programme in collabora-
29. Guterres told a press conference following a hour for 37 hours the longest such period tion with the Ministry of Education, Youth
The Turbot-1 well is located in the visit to storm-battered Barbuda. ever recorded. and Information.
I have been in areas torn by conflict. In So the link between climate change and The move is a proactive measure by
southeastern portion of the Stabroek
my own country, I have seen earthquakes, the devastation we are witnessing is clear, and the Government to protect girls against cer-
Block, approximately 30 miles to the
Ive seen storms I have never seen such a there is a collective responsibility of the in- vical cancer, which takes the lives of hun-
southeast of the Liza phase one project.
high-level of devastation like the one that I ternational community to stop this suicidal dreds of women in the country per year and
The results from this latest well further witnessed in Barbuda, he stated. development, stated Guterres. And for that, hundreds of thousands more worldwide.
illustrate the tremendous potential we see This must make us think seriously, it is essential that the Paris Agreement on cli- Speaking at a HPV media sensitization
from our exploration activities offshore added Guterres, who was on a two-day visit mate change is fully endorsed and respected forum at the University of the West Indies
Guyana, said Steve Greenlee, president to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica to survey but also to recognize that the commitments (UWI) Mona Campus on September 29,
of ExxonMobil Exploration Company.

Home internet service to be

the damage and to assess what more the UN made in Paris are not enough, he said. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher
ExxonMobil, along with its part- Tufton said 22,500 girls will be targeted
ners, will continue to further evaluate op- under the initiative, noting that two doses

expanded throughout Cuba

portunities on the Stabroek Block, he will be given six months apart for full pro-
added. tection.
The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million He said the vaccine is not mandatory
acres. Esso Exploration and Production and assured the public that the programme

Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 is not a trial and error process.
percent interest in the Stabroek Block. HAVANA, Cuba: tions that allow the provision of the con- It is a tried and proven approach that
s part of its plan to bring Internet serv- tracted speed; the purchase of a modem and is intended to make our population healthier
ices to Cuban homes, the Cuban a account. as it relates to the risk of cervical cancer. I

It pays
Telecommunications Company (Etecsa) will For the use of the service, the user must am confident that we are doing the right
continue to commercialize the Nauta Hogar have a computer available (PC or laptop) thing. I am confident that Jamaica needs

service, incorporating it gradually by De- and is accessed through a nauta account, this, our young girls, our young women; I
cember to all provinces of the country. which will include 30 hours of use that is not am confident that it is the right step towards
Amarelys Rodrguez Snchez, opera- cumulative, therefore it must be used within dealing with the risk that is at hand, he

tions director of the La Habana Division the month. In case they do not have a nauta said.
Network, explained that the service will account, Etecsa will be enabled for free. He informed that over 200 million
begin in the provincial capitals of Pinar del Rodrguez Snchez, who leads the doses of the vaccine has been applied to pa-

Ro, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Guan- Nauta Hogar project, emphasized that if the tients worldwide, adding that more than 70
tanamo and some of its popular councils, customer requestes a speed of 1024/256 countries, including more than 20 in Latin
where technical conditions are created that Kbps, the first month will be available for America and the Caribbean have already in-

allow them to provide the service. free, receiving a bonus of 15 CUC for the troduced the HPV vaccine.
Anyone who has a phone line in his first month of entitlement. Minister Tufton said the initiative is a

house will be a potential customer and will Those customers who contract higher proactive move by the Government, point-
be contacted by telephone to arrange the ap- speeds will be subsidized with the same ing out that 392 women are diagnosed with
pointment, if they are interested, to sign the amount 15 CUC for the first month and cervical cancer in Jamaica each year while
service contract, specifying the day, time will only have to pay the difference depend- 185 women die from the disease annually,
and place of the same, she added. ing on the selected speed. primarily between the ages of 40 and 64.
Call us The offer consists of an usage al-
lowance of 30 hours for the first month for
Etecsa will also supply an ADSL
modem for sale at a price of 19 CUC each
The most common cancers in Jamaica

are prostate, lung and colorectal in men;
any speed that is paid initially at 15 CUC and accessories for the customer to install and breast, cervical and colorectal cancers
(US$15); the future monthly fee will de- the service on their telephone line, and will in women. Prostate and breast cancers are pends on the speed requested in the contract; also be given a quick installation guide. the leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
a telephone service with technical condi-


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L'Oral Asks Rakoff To Lower

Important Legal Terms

Refund For Relaxer Burn Class
An attorney for L'Oral argued Wednes-
day against the certification of a proposed
class of women who allege the beauty
products maker did not disclose its hair re- appellee: the party against whom an appeal ment in writing at the request of the party the liability issue in a personal injury or
laxer product may be dangerous, saying is taken making the same, and subscribing it as a wit- wrongful death case is heard separate from
the proposed full refund damages model arbitration: the submission voluntarily or ness and prior to trial of the damages in question
involuntarily of a disputed matter to selected attorney of record: attorney whose name bill of costs: A written statement of the item-
does not apply because some customers
persons and the substitution of their award or appears in the permanent records or files of ized taxable costs and disbursements
werent harmed by the product.
decision for the judgment of a court or its a case bill of particulars: factual detail submitted by
confirmation by the court as a judgment of award: A decision of an Arbitrator. a claimant after a request by the adverse party
Hundreds Of Musicians Object the court back to top which details, clarifies or explains further the
To $43M Spotify Copyright Deal argument: a reason given in proof or rebuttal bail: the security given (or posted) to ensure charges and/or facts alleged in a pleading
Tom Petty, Dan Auerbach and Gillian at issue: whenever the parties to a suit come the future appearance of a defendant brief: a written or printed document prepared
Welch were among more than 500 musi- to a point in the pleadings which is affirmed bar: 1. Prohibit - to bar the prosecution of an by the lawyers on each side of a dispute and
cians and song copyright owners who ob- on one side and denied on the other, they are action. 2. The members of the legal profes- submitted to the court in support of their ar-
jected to a $43 million proposed class said to be "at issue" sion. guments - a brief includes the points of law
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US knocked out of World

Cup after Trinidad defeat
COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago: tory over Mexico means the Americans have
he United States were sensationally elimi- failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first
nated from the 2018 World Cup on Tues- time since 1986.
day after crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat to Panama qualify for the first time while
Trinidad and Tobago. Honduras finish fourth in the standings and
The US upset combined with Panama's 2- advance to a playoff against Australia.
1 win over Costa Rica and Honduras's 3-2 vic-

Saudi Arabia defeats Reggae Boyz

fifth goal in time added for injuries.. Hazza was left with too much time

Courtesy of Substitute Marvin Morgan got and space by Damion Lowe and
the other goal for the Jamaican Reg- flashed a neat near-post header inside
he Jamaican Reggae Boyz lost gae Boyz, in the 68th minute with his Jamaican goalkeeper Dwayne
their friendly match with Saudi first touch of the ball. Millers far post.
Arabia. The Reggae Boyz suffered a There will be no points lost or After that goal the Saudis domi-
bruising 5-2 defeat to Saudi Arabia in gained for the either team as the game nated the game, running rings around
their international B match inside the was not a FIFA-sanctioned one. Jamaicas defense, to go up 4 goals to
King Abdullah Sports City on Satur- The Jamaicans, showed some one.

NBA star gives back

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas (l) with Ben Gordon day. signs of making it an interesting Then Morgan, with his first
Salem al-Dawsari got the opener match when Jamiel Hardware equal- touch, chipped goalkeeper Muaiof to

to Mount Vernon
for the home team in the 23rd minute ized in the 35th minute after the reduce the deficit and, during a period
before Jamiel Hardware equalized for Saudis Al Dawsari scored in the 22nd where they enjoyed a bit of possession
Jamaica with his second international minute. and fluency in their attacks, Francis

goal in the 35th minute. Hardware beautifully controlled worked his way deep down the left-
Mohammed al-Sahlawi made it a right-sided back post cross, then hand channel, but his inch-perfect
MOUNT VERNON: the 2004 NBA Draft, he was se- 2-1 for the home team in the 38th cleared his path before firing home, cross was somehow missed by a slid-
en Gordon, a Mount Vernon lected third overall by the minute while Salman al-Faraj and well out of the reach of goalkeeper ing Michael Seaton, and after Rosario
native, is more than just a Chicago Bulls, winning the Sixth Mohammed al Burayk also got their Abdullah Al Muaiof. Harriott kept the ball alive, Morgan
basketball player. Man of the Year Award his rookie names on the score-sheet. substitute But the home team wasted no was inches wide of notching his sec-

Malik Jackson to
Gordon recently opened Of season. Gordon later played for Abdulah Al Joui scored Susii Arabias time in regaining their lead as Al ond of the game.
Our Own: Sports Rehab and Re- the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte
covery at 158A Gramatan Av- Bobcats, and Orlando Magic.
enue in Mount Vernon. The By opening the wellness

play for an NBA team

wellness center offers holistic center, Gordon said he wants to
sports medicine treatments like help out kids in Mount Vernon
cryotherapy, fascial stretch ther- who aspire to be professional
apy, Chinese cupping, crystal athletes like himself.

therapy and an array of mas- "This is for the kids who
sages. don't have a gym to go to," Gor-
"I want to help people," don said. "This gym is for kids
alik Jackson - 6 7 small for-
Gordon said. "I want to help take who couldn't afford certain
ward, is slated to be considered
health and fitness to another things. Now they're able to get
for a NBA team this season, according
level." these services in Mount Vernon."
to a recent press release from his
Gordon was a star at Mount Gordon said helping the
agent D. Aiken & Associates World-
Vernon High School before at- youth of Mount Vernon is more wide.
tending UConn, where he won a important to him than being a Attention has been swirling

Costa Rica join Mexico

national title his junior year. In basketball player. around the overseas All-Star FIBA
player who is averaging nearly 40
points a game and has had a pair of

60-point outings this season.
Averaging over 10 rebounds a

for 2018 World Cup

game, with ball handling skills com-
parable to a point guard, and an ability

to get to the rim at will combined with
an excellent perimeter and 3-point
game makes him a nightmare for de-
osta Rica joined Mex- to be the hero in stoppage fenders.
ico from the CONCA- time and send Los Ticos to I have always loved basketball,
CAF region in qualifying back-to-back World Cups. even before I knew that the NBA ex-
for the FIFA 2018 World The six team group isted, its just a part of my bloodline,
said Jackson.
Cup after earning a 1-1 all closes out on Tuesday with
In addition to playing profes-
draw with Honduras in San United States, Panama and sional basketball, Malik will begin a
Jose on Saturday. Honduras vying for the final mentoring program for junior and
Honduras took the lead automatic qualifying spot high school students who are inter-
in 66th minute before from the region. ested in playing college and profes-
Kendall Watson turned up sional sports.

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Richie Stephens to receive

Ascap Awards in England
T he year 2017 has been one of the biggest
year of Richie Stephens' musical career.
After being honored with a Pop award at the
gae Jam" in Germany, and the "Untold Festi-
val" in Romania which attracts over half a
million (500,000) patrons annually. He then
ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood in returned stateside in late August, for a two
April and an R&B award at the 30th annual week promotional tour, to drum up support for
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul (R&B) Music his current dancehall/pop single "Happy
Awards in Beverly Hills, CA - the singer will Wine," that was recorded with US based
trek across the pond to England next Thursday urban singer Nheon.
where he will collect two international awards While in NY, he shared stage at Amazuru
- "Song of the Year" and "Digital Sales of the and BB Kings with reggae/dancehall hotshots
HECTOR ANDERSON Year" by ASCAP on October 16 for his con- Konshens, Capleton, Charly Black, Shenseea,
Reggae Pioneer tribution to Rhianna's 'Work," which was Estelle, Tanto Metro & Devonte and Kranium.

Legendary record
6/12/1938 - 9/28/2017 among the top ASCAP songs on the 2016 He also did the Urban radio circuit, conduct-
year-end charts. ing interviews with Bobby Konders & Jabba

producer and store

"I am over the moon" an ecstatic (Hot 97) in New York; DJ Norie (Power 105)
Stephens exclaimed. "I am so blessed to re- in New York; B 87FM, Boston; Hot 99.1, Al-

owner died
ceive two international awards in the USA bany and Hot 93.7FM, Connecticut.
and now to be honored in England, is a major "I am extremely excited about the in
accomplishment at this time in my career. I roads that Happy Wine is making on urban
ing U Brown; 'Love Her Up' with Sister
ne of the pioneers in Reggae music share this award with my fans globally and stations in the US northeast. The song is get-
Nancy; 'Come Back To Bed' and 'Rain From
record distribution in North America, three members of the Ska Nation Band who ting steady rotation and is poised to enjoy fur-
will accompany me on the red carpet in Lon- The Sky.' ther visibility now that the video for the song
Hector Anderson died September 28, 2017
don." Besides the international awards and the is released and circulated to video channels
after a brief illness. He was 79. album, the singer was one of the top perform-
Anderson emigrated from Kingston, So far 2017 has been a whirlwind year and various social media platforms. I thank
for the singer who kicked of the summer in ers at the newly branded Reggae Sumfest, God for the blessings because without him
Jamaica to Bronx in 1961. which drew record crowds at Catherine Hall
He along with his brother Roydale Brooklyn, New York where he launched his none of this would be possible" he noted.
Steely & Clevie produced album titled 'Luv- in Montego Bay. After the award function in London, the
made Andys Records Story famous for The singer and his Ska Nation band then
A-Dub Style.' The 14 track disc, which is dis- singer and his Ska Nation Band will embark
being the first store to import reggae music embarked on a successful 6 weeks summer
tributed by VP Records, contain songs like on a fall tour in Europe in late October.
to the United States. The store remained in European tour which included stops at "Reg-
'Feel Good All Over;' 'All Night Long' featur-
business for 25 years before closing its

The Manhattans
doors in 1995.
As co-founder of Andys Records,
Anderson collaborated with well-known
reggae producers and artists to move the are on the road:
music to a higher level. American popular R&B vocal group, The
Andys Record label grew to be one of Manhattans are busy on the road with
the most popular record labels of its genre several dates 2018 already confirmed in-
promoting, the music of several reggae su- cluding Feb 16, Washington and Feb 18
perstars including Delroy Wilson, Gregory Atlantic City. Their work includes million-
Isaac, Niney the Observer and much more. selling songs "Kiss and Say Goodbye"
He also collaborated with Producers such recorded in 1976 and 1980's "Shining
as King Tubbys, King Jammys, and Bunny Star". The Manhattans have recorded
Lee. twelve top 10 R&B hits in the United
States charting on the Billboard chart for
Anderson is survived by his wife-
the first time in 1965. Their 1983 song
Betty Anderson, three daughters, four sib-
"Forever by Your Side" remains espe-
lings, six grandchildren and two great-
cially popular in Brazil thirty years after
grandchildren. A funeral service was held
its release.
for him on Saturday, October 6, 2017, his For more information and
internment followed at Kensico Cemetery booking contact: 860-322-9352
in Valhalla. or thebestofthemanhattans@gmail. com

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By Anthony Turner ers and a staple on classic soul radio Man, Mr Walker, Saltfish, Big
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usic lovers in Brooklyn, New a talented musical family and is an Brooklyn based reggae crooner
York are in for a treat on Sat- award winning actress. Rayon may be best known for his
urday October 29th when a Known for her Broadway, con- string of successful combination
Caribbean celebrity mom stages an temporary soul/R&B, pop rock, jazz songs Angel, In The Summertime
empowerment concert to bring and gospel songs, Moores versatil- & Big Up that were recorded with
focus to domestic violence aware- ity can be heard on smash singles 'Mr Boombastic' Shaggy but as a
ness. You Stepped Into My Life, Pick me solo artist he is just as potent having
The event is being called Re- Up Ill Dance, Love The One Im stuck good musical notes with hit
pairing The Bridge and the featured With and A Little Bit More. She will singles One N Only, Games We
artists include R & B and gospel be sure to have patrons grooving Play, My Bad, 2-Way and his social
music icon Melba Moore alongside while thinking about love, instead of commentary piece titled no Guns
socas biggest legend The Mighty abusing their partners. No Murder.
Sparrow plus reggae star Rayvon. The Mighty Sparrow is the un- Among the other acts booked
The event is being hosted by rivaled king of Calypso and he has to perform on the concert which
singer and philanthropist Carol enjoyed a dazzling career that spans takes place at Roulette Intermedium,
Maraj, mother of hip hop superstar over 40 years of recording smash 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn are
Nicki Minaj, through Carols foun- records and thrilling performances. soca star Lyrical, one of the most CAROL
dation, the Carol Minaj Foundation. This legend is in a class by himself. sought after artists of our genera- is passionate about the issue
Sensational songbird and R & He will use his musical arsenal to tion; Singing Francine and DJ Plat-
B icon Melba Moore has been a get the crowd fired up as he un- inum Sound.
of domestic violence because
she is a survivor

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time Humanitarian Award for their work speech photographer Roland Hyde received with an official Proclamation from Brook- walked away with the Lifetime Image
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n support of the United Nations
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cently recognized as the Most In-
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well known African names such as
Akon from Senegal, South African (Sudan) and there are also those and Tais Araujo (Brazil), Ding Hui McPherson Jr., Minister of Fi- recognize individual excellence
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tors like David Oyelowo (Nigeria) as Olympic star Usain Bolt (Ja- black athlete to be selected for a Chairman, International Door of all embark on the pursuit of collec-
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on Tuesday after he allegedly stole $228 25, days after pleading guilty to con- later told reporters, "He served as a
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