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Clarke hosting Citizenship Workshop

People: The Congresswoman is calling on all eligible green card holders to apply for citizenship. Comment

Jeffries: Remove offensive language from federal code

People: The Brooklyn Congressman calls for outdated wording to be replaced with appropriate terms of respect. Comment

Independent & Foreign Films

People: Apollo 11 (Unrated) IMAX documentary revisiting NASA’s historic 1969 mission, the first spaceflight to land on the moon. Featuring archival footage of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Comment
People: Disposed Venezuelans continue to pour into neighboring countries, forcing local authorities to beef up national systems to deal with the growing number of refugees. Comment
People: Plus, Olivia Colman upsets Glenn Close for Best Actress. Comment

‘Roma’: Devoted nanny dotes on kids in dysfunctional family drama

People: ‘Roma’ from director Alfonso Cuaron is a semi-autobiographical family drama set in Mexico City. Comment

Over 1,000 vote on Advance Polling Day in BVI

People: The Supervisor of Elections in the British Virgin Islands says that 1,120 persons voted on Advance Polling Day on Feb. 21 and not 1,118 as was previously reported. Comment
People: Two members of the Black clergy and a retired US Army Reserve Colonel spoke at Trinity Methodist Church in Brooklyn. Comment

Gayle to retire

Gayle to retire

People: Hard-hitting West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is set to retire from One-Day Internationals cricket after the 2019 World Cup this summer. Comment
People: Cricket legend Sir Viv Richards believes England took the West Indies too lightly, resulting in their shock defeat in the three-Test series in the Caribbean. Comment

West Indies women’s captain rises in ICC rankings

People: Captain Stafanie Taylor and two more West Indies Women cricketers have made important strides in the latest ICC women’s one-day rankings released last week. Comment

Records tumble in West Indies/England ODI

People: Records tumbled in the first One-Day International (ODI) between the West Indies and England at the Kensington Oval, Barbados last week. Comment

Funeral arrangements set for Caribbean academic

People: The family of late Caribbean academic, Montserratan-born Dr. George Irish, on Feb. 20 announced his funeral arrangements. Comment

‘Power grab’: Clarke to Trump on national emergency

People: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Feb. 19 described President Donald J. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico as a “power grab.” Comment

US deports Jamaican nationals

People: The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers have ordered three Jamaican men deported at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for coming to the United States to work without authorization at a Wisconsin hotel. Comment

Caribbean Roundup

Caribbean Roundup

People: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the Antigua-based regional airline LIAT should appeal the $1.55 million in damages awarded to a former employee by a jury in the United States Virgin Islands recently. Comment

Clarke named Senior Whip in Congress

People: Following her election in January as Vice Chair of the United States House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Thursday was appointed to serve as a Senior Whip for the 116th Congress. Comment

Belize PM, PAHO discuss ‘priority health issues’

People: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says its director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, and Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow have been discussing “a variety of priority health issues” for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member-state. Comment

Clarke re-introduces tax abatement bill for dental faculty

Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke last week collaborated with three congressional colleagues in re-introducing the Dental Loan Repayment Assistance Act of 2019, or H.R. 996. Comment

Advocates launch petition in light of rapper’s immigration arrest

Dominica: Atlanta-raised rapper 21 Savage was arrested and detained by immigration officials last week. On Feb. 3, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents apprehended the Grammy-nominated rapper, whose birth name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, for allegedly living in the U.S. illegally. Comment
Brooklyn: Dr. Martin Luther King’s enduring legacy of unity, and equal opportunity for all, brought together scores of children and their families at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, on Monday, Jan. 21, in partnership with the Jewish non-profit, Repair the World, to package ‘care kits’ for homeless adults at CAMBA Shelters, drop-in centers. Comment

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