Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

GNYCC Black History Month Trailblazer Awards

People: At a holiday networking event on December 1 at the landmark GNYCC building, The Greater New York Commerce held a surprise press conference to announce plans for a Black History Month celebration on February 29. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Obama Administration’s tips for food satety

Queens: The Obama Administration recently released a progress report on efforts to protect consumers from foodborne illness. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

U.S.: Oil rig bound for Cuba meets int’l standards

Cuba: HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. inspection of a Chinese-made oil rig due to begin drilling in waters off Cuba has determined that it meets international safety norms, the American government said Monday. Comment.

Guantanamo closure hopes fade as prison turns 10

Cuba: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Suleiman al-Nahdi waits with dozens of other prisoners in a seemingly permanent state of limbo five years after he was cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

University helping restore power in Haiti

Haiti: BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado engineers are heading to Haiti to set up renewable energy projects to cope with power outages. Comment.

U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomat

Venezuela: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expelling Venezuela’s consul general in Miami after allegations surfaced that she discussed possible cyber-attacks on U.S. soil while she was stationed at her country’s embassy in Mexico. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

Help sought to get more Haitians visas to U.S.

Haiti: MIAMI (AP) — Some members of Florida’s congressional delegation are asking federal officials to help more Haitians get visas to live and work in the U.S. Comment.
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