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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Initial global effects of Trump even before taking office

National: Martin Khor is executive director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in Geneva. PENANG, Nov. 24, 2016 (IPS) - Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas — global finance, trade and climate change. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Clarke wants safe alternatives to immigrant detention centers

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has called on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to consider offering community-based alternatives to overcrowded detention centers, claiming that they currently fail to protect the safety of Caribbean and other immigrants. Comment

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Millions to march in presidential protests

People: Nationally organized civil rights, community and gender-based organization have already put the 45th president of the United States on notice that they intend to protest his inauguration next year. Comment

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Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

Calls to dump Bannon from White House team

People: Brooklyn Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-9th) has joined 168 members of the United States House of Representatives in urging President-Elect Donald Trump to remove White nationalist sympathizer Steve Bannon from his White House team. Comment

Trump – The Symptom

National: ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) - The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway, this victory could –and should-be seen as a symptom not as a disease. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Caribbean American pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

National: Members of the Caribbean contingent in the city and state government say we must move forward. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Rep. Clarke calls on Obama halt deportation of Haitians

Haiti: Caribbean American congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to immediately halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians. Comment

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Rape victim speaks out against attacks, domestic violence

St Vincent: Lorna Lewis never spoke of the sexual abuse she was a victim of as a child in St. Vincent — until Saturday night. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Caribbean stunned by Trump win

National: Caribbean Community nations have traditionally been known to support the Democratic Party in the U.S., as its citizens appear to feel more comfortable with that party than the sometimes openly racist and insular Republicans. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

Clarke wants Caribbean nationals to ‘demonstrate the power of the vote’

New York: As Americans voted in Presidential Elections on Tuesday, a prominent Caribbean American Congresswoman wants Caribbean nationals to “demonstrate the power of the vote.” Comment

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

October surprises guarantee November to remember

National: Just as Nov. 2008 will forever be recalled as the month and year America elected Barack Obama the first Black leader to preside, regardless of the winner, Nov. 2016 will be historically documented either as the date a New York businessman who never sought political office successfully scored victory for his Republican party or that a woman broke the glass ceiling for her gender by becoming the pioneering female president of the United States. Comment

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

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