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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

US, CARICOM co-host Security Cooperation Dialogue

Dominican Republic: The United States Department of State says the United States, the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday jointly hosted the Sixth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) launched by President Obama in 2009. Comment

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Cuba rejects Trump’s call for negotiations on human rights

National: HAVANA (AP) — A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate’s demands. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Jamaica envoy presents credentials to OAS chief

Jamaica: The Organization of American States (OAS) says the new Permanent Representative of Jamaica, Audrey Marks, has presented her credentials to Secretary General of the institution, Luis Almagro, at the OAS headquarters,Washington, DC. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Undocumented Haitians face deportation

Haiti: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has expressed deep concern about the resumed deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants from the United States. Comment

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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Marcus Garvey family seeks justice

Jamaica: 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

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Dem, GOP set to argue – Indy issues non-debatable

National: 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

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Caribbean Diaspora to help shape foreign policy

Brooklyn: 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

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

T&T a ‘valued partner’ in advancing peace: US

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