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Sunday, May 1, 2016

US issues safety warning for its citizens in Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States Department of State has warned its citizens in Trinidad and Tobago to avoid “hot spots” and taking taxis in several areas because of increasing crime. Comment.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

US-Carib strategic engagement

National: Two high-ranking United States congressional representatives have introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives legislation that they say would “prioritize” U.S.-Caribbean relations. Comment.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Poly-tricks impede Obama’s plea to fund Zika

National: Zika virus funding will have to wait until after mosquito season ends this summer. So says Republicans in Congress. Comment.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

US welcomes new Provisional Electoral Council in Haiti

Haiti: The United States has welcomed the new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in Haiti, saying that it is encouraged by its re-establishment. Comment.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Trinidadian now US ambassador

Trinidad and Tobago: A Trinidadian, who migrated to the USA at the age of 14 years, has returned to his former homeland as the United States Ambassador. John Learie Estrada, his wife and twin daughters arrived earlier this week to take up his post. Comment.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Obama’s ‘supreme’ choice not so civil

People: Complaints from several civil rights organization and advocates are adding to the booming Republican resistance to President Barack Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Comment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Third party proposes Green New Deal alternatives

National: Despite public opinion that the Green Party primarily and singularly focus on environmental issues while promoting an organic lifestyle — polarizing and controversial statements, violent outbreaks at political rallies and indecisive commentaries from frontrunners representing the two major political parties have now infused interest and optimism in the independent party proposing a Green New Deal. Comment.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Commission hails resolution on slavery reparations

People: The U.S. National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) has applauded and supported a resolution sponsored by Illinois State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford calling on President Obama to set up a commission to study the legacy of slavery. Comment.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

46 NY state legislators endorse Clinton for prez

People: In a strong showing of support from her home state, Brooklyn Assemblyman N. Nick Perry, chairman of New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, announced on Tuesday that 46 members of the Caucus, including Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, declared their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president Comment.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jamaica goes green again

Jamaica: In Jamaica colors matter. Regardless of race, religion, class or social standing, among nationals, two from the rainbow hold sway — green and orange Comment.

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

US, Cuba hold technical talks on cybercrime

Cuba: The United States says its working-level representatives and their Cuban counterparts have held a technical meeting in Havana, Cuba to exchange information and best practices related to preventing cybercrime and online fraud. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Obama plans historic trip to Cuba to further ties

Cuba: WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba in the coming weeks, senior Obama administration officials said, becoming the first president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades. Comment.