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Saturday, April 18, 2015

US prez supports Caribbean Security Summit

National: United States President Barack Obama has agreed to a Caribbean Security Summit as early as June this year, following regional concerns about the growing number of issues which could affect the region. Comment.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Equal Pay Day at City Hall

People: New York State Assembly women colleagues with women from New York City Council rallied at City Hall on Equal Pay Day, April 14, to remind the public of the income gap between men and women and the importance of wage equality. Comment.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two winners, one loser at Summit of the Americas

Cuba: MIAMI, April 14, 2015 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama has earned a place in history for taking the first steps towards rectifying a policy that has lasted over half a century without ever achieving its primary goal of ending the Castro regime in Cuba. Comment.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

US programs to support Caribbean youth

Jamaica: On his short visit to the Caribbean last Thursday, United States President Barack Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), aimed at expanding opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists. Comment.

Obama, Castro hold historic meeting

Cuba: PANAMA CITY (AP) _ The leaders of the United States and Cuba held their first formal meeting in more than half a century on Saturday, clearing the way for a normalization of relations that had seemed unthinkable to both Cubans and Americans for generations. Comment.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Warm ‘One Love’ welcome for Obama in Jamaica

Jamaica: President Barack Obama made the most of his short visit to Jamaica by stopping into the former home of reggae singer Bob Marley, just moments after his arrival to the island. Comment.

Welcome to Jamrock! Mr. President

Jamaica: On the day President Barack Obama arrived in Jamaica, most adhered to the 2,500-year-old Chinese code of conduct — see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Comment.

Monday, April 6, 2015

In Jamaica, man hurls ‘suspicious package’ at US Embassy

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police took positions around the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday after a man hurled a “suspicious package” over the building’s wall. Comment.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Obama to visit Jamaica next week

Jamaica: For the second time in Jamaica’s history a sitting president of the United States will visit the island. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan registered first in their history books as a Republican to make a stop to the island while in office. On April. 9, President Barack Obama will make an entry for the Democrats and also imprint a new chapter in Jamaica’s history as the first Black president of the United States and the one to arrive while the first female prime minister leads the country. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OECS concern about US, Venezuela tension

Venezuela: The sub-regional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has expressed “grave concern” about the increasing tension in relations between the United States and Venezuela. Comment.

Friday, March 13, 2015

New Yorkers march in solidarity with Selma

New York: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, civil rights activist Norman Siegel, Karen Daughtry and State Senator Jesse Hamilton walked arm in arm over the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday along with hundreds of others. Those who couldn’t make it to Selma, Alabama to mark the historic 50th anniversary of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” marched symbolically on Saturday. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

US congratulates St. Lucia, Guyana on anniversaries

St Lucia: The United States has extended congratulations to St. Lucia and Guyana on their respective independence anniversary celebrations. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

US postpones immigrant plan

National: A day before hundreds of thousands of illegal Caribbean and immigrants were to begin applying for work permits and legal protection, the United States has jettisoned sweeping executive actions on immigration indefinitely. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Jamaican-born heads Military Intelligence Agency

Jamaica: The title and name Lieut. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart may not resound with military familiarity the way US Army General Colin Powell did when the latter decided policy as national security advisor and chairman of joint chief of staff. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Caribbean agrees to new energy security

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean countries have agreed to new energy security with the United States and other international partners. In a joint statement issued at the end of an extraordinary Energy Security Summit, organized by the White House, delegates stated their “commitment to support the Caribbean’s transformation of the energy systems of Caribbean states, to share lessons learned through new and expanded regional information networks, [and] to report progress in relevant fora.” Comment.