Pedro Ortiz does not want to expose his 6-year-old son Ángel Gabriel to the Zika virus, which has affected dozens of people in the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Zika Ruins Travel Plans for New York Hispanics

Caribbean, Health, Latino, Transportation February 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Some Latinos in New York are cancelling their plans to visit their native countries for fear of catching the virus, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Haitian American NYS Civil Judge Inducted

First Haitian American NYS Civil Judge Inducted

Brooklyn, Caribbean December 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Attorney Dweynie Esther Paul is the first Haitian American NYS civil judge, The Haitian Times reports.

Maniche, Haiti (Photo by Blue Skyz Studios,   Creative Commons license)

A Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education December 8, 2015 at 5:17 pm

A Haitian Studies Institute could open in the spring at Brooklyn College, a fitting location for the proposed academic and research hub given the large Haitian population in the borough, says Caribbean Life.

At the rally on Dec. 5, from left to right: Indo-Caribbean artist and activist Simone Devi Jhingoor, Public Advocate Letitia James, MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Indo-Caribbean community advocate Vishnu Mahadeo (Photo by Anand Mohanlall via Sadhana Facebook page)

#WeAreOne Protests Hindu Flag-Burning

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Politicans and community leaders gathered in Woodhaven to protest the Hindu flag-burning that occurred in front of the home of an Indo-Caribbean family.

Sunita Shiwdin, founder and owner of Mahalo New York Bakery (Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso via

A Tropical Flavor in Queens

Caribbean, East Asian, Food, Queens November 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

A taste of the tropics can be found at Mahalo New York Bakery on Myrtle Avenue in Queens, reports

Naomi Jackson (Photo by Lola Flash via Ditmas Park Corner)

A Writer Reflects on Influences from Barbados to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Novelist Naomi Jackson talks about the interplay of influences of the Caribbean and Brooklyn in her writing and in her life, in an interview with Ditmas Park Corner.

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Dance, music and a traditional Haitian procession came to the Brooklyn neighborhood Nov. 1.

Flatbush Caton Market (Photo via The Home Reporter, courtesy of Google maps)

A Renovation for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Housing, Real Estate November 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Flatbush Caton Market will be renovated to include a new home of the market, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and 166 affordable housing units, says The Home Reporter.

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

African American, Black, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video October 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

The drama “The Fall of Kings” explores issues of racism, class and colorism in a Black family in the 1940s.

The Caribbean Voice Team at Suicide Prevention Walk in  Guyana (Photo via Facebook)

Bronx Group Aims to Lower Guyanese Suicide Rate

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

The Caribbean Voice has launched an effort to reduce the very high suicide rate in Guyana, and to address the problem among the Guyanese diaspora here.

‘Flambeaux’ Brings Caribbean History to Stage 

‘Flambeaux’ Brings Caribbean History to Stage 

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Voices' Picks September 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Trinidadian history comes to life in the musical “Flambeaux.”

Flanbwayan founder and director Darnell Benoit and student member Pavarotti Absalon (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Haitian Immigrants

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

For the past decade, the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project in Brooklyn has been helping Haitian youth new to NYC to adjust to new schools and a new life.

Preserving Haitian Music

Preserving Haitian Music

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A Brooklyn high school teacher has just published his second collection of traditional Haitian music, Caribbean Life reports.

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte joined Haitian diaspora groups and the Coalition for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic. (Photo via Haitian Times video)

Haitian Diaspora Groups Protest DR Expulsion

Caribbean, Dominican, New York August 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Protests against the expulsion of Dominico-Haitians from the Dominican Republic continued with a march that included 15 diaspora organizations and public officials, reports The Haitian Times.

Rodneyse Bichotte speaking at the podium, with Scott Stringer at left and other community leaders at right. (Photo by Nick Perez for the Haitian Times)

Haitian Immigrants: Getting Info in Creole

Caribbean, Immigration August 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has issued his Immigrant Rights and Services Manual in Haitian Creole, The Haitian Times reports.