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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Trump issues National Caribbean-American Heritage Month proclamation

National: By Nelson A. King Like his predecessor President Barack Obama, United States President J. Trump has issued a proclamation declaring June National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Comment

Thursday, May 11, 2017

US digs for evidence of Haiti immigrant crimes

Haiti: WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Trump administration weighs extending humanitarian protections for thousands of Haitian immigrants, officials are digging for unusual information: How many have been convicted of crimes. Comment

Bichotte says Republican healthcare bill ‘heartless, irresponsible’

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte has derided the House of Representatives’ passage of a Republic healthcare bill that seeks to replace Obamacare as “heartless” and “irresponsible.” Comment

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

US slams CARICOM as money launderers

National: In one fell swoop the United States government has condemned 14 of the 15 CARICOM states as major money laundering countries, and Barbados government minister, Donville Inniss, is calling for joint regional reaction. Comments (12)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

CBC chair, Clarke urge Trump to extend TPS for Haitians

National: The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Cedric Richmond, and Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke have urged the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals who were in the United States prior to Nove. 4, 2016. Comment

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

New policy for immigrant defendants

Brooklyn: Amid heightened fears in the immigrant community in the United States over President Trump’s draconian immigration policy, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Monday announced that his office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and other low-level offenses. Comment

Clarke announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Arts & Theater: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has announced the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, which allows young Brooklyn artists to share their inspiration with the entire community. Comment

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Clarke: Defend your community

Brooklyn: Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has urged the Caribbean community in New York to vigorously “push back and fight back” on United States President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Comment

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Protest rallies across the U.S. cloud Trump’s reaching the 100-days mark

National: Not only will the 45th president of the United States be indelibly recorded as the oldest elected leader since Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump’s 100-day tenure in the White House could also be imprinted as the most contentious, with a record number of national protest rallies in cities throughout the nation and particularly in the nation’s capital. Comment

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Political unrest in Suriname worsens

Suriname: Suriname is experiencing labor — and political — pains again. Comments (1)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

US, SVG sign new Open Skies Agreement

St Vincent: The United Department of State says the Trump administration has welcomed the signing of the new Open Skies Agreement between the United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment