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Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua A 57-year-old Japanese woman who kicked a police officer in the groin and refused to be searched on arrival at the V.C International Airport in Antigua recently was jailed for 14 days on a charge of assault and disorderly conduct. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Haitians showed their anger over recent words and actions by U.S. President Donald Trump with a protest Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. Comment

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Another blow to Haiti: Trump ends participation in guest worker program

Haiti: As if Haiti has not endured enough at the hands of the Trump administration in the United States, the French-speaking Caribbean country has been slapped again with the ending of Washington’s guest worker program for Haitian nationals. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Haiti: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied at Times Square to protest against President Trump’s derogatory comments on Jan. 15. Last week the president allegedly made derogatory remarks disapproving immigration from El Salvador, Haiti, and Africa and referenced those nations and the continent as “shithole.” Comments (1)

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Fiery & furious redress to racist slur on Black immigrants

Haiti: Last year, President Donald Trump gave an ultimatum to North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un that if he did not cooperate with US dictates, the Asian leader and his people would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Comment
Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight years ago, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many of those left homeless, life hasn’t yet returned to normal. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

Caricom leaders flay Trump

Caricom leaders flay Trump

Haiti: GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Calling President Donald Trump’s remarks about Haiti and African immigrants as repulsive, the 15-nation Caribbean single trading bloc at the weekend flayed Trump for his outburst, calling them unenlightened views. Comment

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Profound outrage over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks about Haitians

Haiti: Lawmakers, Haitians and other Caribbean nationals in the United States have expressed profound outrage over President Donald J. Trump’s alleged disparaging remarks on Thursday about Haitians and Africans. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Immigration activist Jean Montrevil detained

Haiti: With the piercing sounds of sirens and traffic, immigration activists, local politicians, and clergy braved bitter weather at the prayer vigil and rally protesting the detention of Jean Montrevil. Comment

United Nations peacekeeper face hostility in Haiti and elsewhere, but prevail and save lives

Haiti: UN officials said 2017 was a particularly deadly year for its peacekeepers, who nevertheless completed objectives in Africa and has refocused its work in Haiti Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Haiti earthquake anniversary is a chance to stand in solidarity with immigrants

Haiti: I found out that I was a different from my fellow immigrant classmates in high school, as I applied for college and scholarships. At the time I didn’t understand why I had to pay the same tuition as someone who lived in another state. And I didn’t understand why I couldn’t meet any of the scholarship requirements. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Haitians are outraged by Trump’s alleged ‘AIDS’ remark

Haiti: Even as New York’s Haitian community prepares to mark their nation’s 214th anniversary of independence, they are angered by purported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that Haitians “all have AIDS” Comment

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Trump Adminstration lauds Haiti on the 214th anniversary of its independence

Haiti: President Donald Trump says the U.S. and Haiti “share a long history of close relations,” even as he reportedly said “all Haitians have AIDS,” and is being blasted by a Brooklyn politician for moving to eliminate Temporary Protected Status for tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S. Comment

Caribbean community seeks groundbreaking climate resiliency

Haiti: Leaders of the Caribbean Community are moving toward forming what would be the world’s first climate resilient region to deal with the effects of droughts, hurricanes, floods and other potentially catastrophic weather Comment

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