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New York Mayor dismisses call for end of Labour Day J'ouvert after two murders

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out cancelling J’ouvert activities in the Caribbean community, saying that it is an event that’s “important to the community”.

But he said one day after the grand West Indian American Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn ended, that the city would consider changing the hours of the pre-dawn event.

New York Labour Day murder victim identified as 17-year-old T&T national

One of the two people shot dead during J'ouvert celebrations in Brooklyn this morning, is a 17-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national.

Tyreke Borel's mother said she had cautioned her son to stay home for J’ouvert, but the teen had insisted on joining the revelry where he was shot and killed.

"He was just a lovely child who wanted to enjoy the Labor Day. I told him to be safe. But he's 17. He didn't want to stay home,”  Alima St. Clair said to the New York Daily News.

T&T woman sentenced to 22.5 years in New York prison for boyfriend's murder

A Trinidad and Tobago woman living in Buffalo, New York has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison followed by deportation back to this country, for beating her boyfriend to death with a statue.

Debra Haynes-Thomas was sentenced today by State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia.

Haynes-Thomas pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter in connection with the death of Peter Wiepert, 56, of Cheektowaga. 

Trini woman stabbed 83 times in Brooklyn, NYC

A 57-year-old Trinidadian woman was stabbed 83 times while at her Brooklyn, New York apartment on Saturday.
She was identified as Liza Millet, a resident of the Y.W.C.A., at 30 Third Avenue in the Boerum Hill neighborhood.

24-year-old 'Trini' man charged with murder of New York Governor's aide

After an intense seven-month investigation, NYPD detectives Friday arrested a Queens man in the killing of an aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during a wild gunfight at a West Indian celebration in September, an official said.

Micah Alleyne, 24, was charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in connection with the fatal shooting of Carey Gabay, 43, on Sept. 7, 2015, according to court papers unsealed Friday in Brooklyn.