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Nigel Spence: In Brooklyn, Requiem for a Pan Yard

 Brooklyn’s disappearing pan yards By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor The Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer in New York City.  It’s the last weekend for barbecues, block parties and most outdoor events before kids head back to …

Haiti: New Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation From UN For Cholera

 Above: the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal court in Brooklyn seeks compensation from the United Nations for its alleged role in bringing cholera to …

The Caribbean on Display in New York

 Above: Dominica’s “Know Your Culture” dance company on Saturday (Photo: CTO) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is on full display in New York City this week for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual Caribbean Week. From Anguilla to Trinidad, …

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 Above: “Do the Reggae” (Photo: BAM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marking the 50th year of Jamaica’s independence, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City is hosting “Do the Reggae,” a 14-part film series looking at Jamaica’s music …

 Above: the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn By the Caribbean Journal staff Antiguan-born Margo Kitsy Brodie was confirmed on Monday as a Federal District Court Judge in Brooklyn, making her the first Afro-Caribbean-born jurist to sit in a US District Court. …

 Ed Robinson occupies several seats in the world of reggae—from a long career as a reggae drummer to broad work now as a reggae singer. It’s taken him from his native Jamaica to Brooklyn, which he now calls home. Caribbean …

 Above, from left: Major Daps, Ossie Dellimore, Ed Robinson, Qshan Deya (Photo: Caribbean Journal) What is reggae? It’s a word that has a meaning simultaneously static and dynamic. To answer the question, Caribbean Journal talked to four major reggae artists …