Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has expressed deep concern about the resumed deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants from the United States. Comment
Dr. Marcus Garvey, New York surgeon and son of civil rights leader and Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Rt. Hon Marcus Mosiah Garvey presented his case for justice for his father to the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors and embassy staff in Washington DC on Tuesday Sept. 6. Comment
Despite the fact 70 percent of Americans polled insisted the need for a four-party presidential debate, a commission decided that only the two leading political parties — Democrats and Republicans — met the mandate to share a podium for the first slated for Hofstra University on Sept. 26. Comment
A top United States official is calling on Caribbean nationals in the U.S. to help shape Washington’s foreign policy.
“Our diversity is our strength, and it needs to move faster,” urged Juan Gonzalez, deputy assistant secretary for Central America and the Caribbean, U.S. Department of State, in addressing an extraordinary panel discussion on the Caribbean Diaspora last Thursday at Medgar Evers College. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago:
In congratulating the people of Trinidad and Tobago as they celebrated their the 54th anniversary of political independence on Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry says the twin-island republic is “a valued partner in advancing peace and development in the CARICOM [Caribbean Community] region. Comment
Following four days of an onslaught of snow-white speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio — committed to help build a wall in order to “Make America First Again,” the Democrats claim they will use conventional wisdom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania building bridges and presenting the most diverse speakers with a theme “Together United.” Comment
The United States Department of State has issued a travel warning for United States citizens traveling to or living in Haiti.
The warning, updated on Monday, refers to the “lack of adequate emergency medical facilities and the security environment in Haiti. Comment