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Mottley stars in Rihanna’s Diamond

Music: At least one entertainment media outlet thought that Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley drew attention equal to that Rihanna at the pop superstar’s annual Diamond Ball, but when interviewed the island’s leader gushed only about the child of the soil who now entertains the world. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day was commemorated at Queens Borough Hall for the very first time, and expatriates applauded their accomplishments, during a Citations of Honors presentation, on Sept. 12 in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center. Comment

Maritime foundation, industry partners changing lives

Caribbean: The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) announced that it will honor three outstanding leaders in the maritime sector in the Caribbean at its annual Anchor Awards to be held Friday, Oct. 11 at the New York Yacht Club. Comment

Clarke seeks protected status for Bahamians seeking refuge from Dorian

Haiti: In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Sept. 10 introduced in the United States House of Representative legislation that would provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamian nationals. Comment
Arts & Theater: The New York State Assembly Haitian Caucus said on Monday that Speaker Carl Heastie will join them in assisting in relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, as well as those devastated by the Category 5 hurricane in the eastern coast of the United States. Comment
Guyana: Sunny skies warmed hearts and spirits during Family Fun Day, the final event of the 2019 Guyana Folk Festival, in Crown Heights on Sept. 1. Comment
Haiti: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is requesting an initial $3.5 million in donations to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Comment

Trump issues changes to strengthen rules regarding Cuba sanctions

Haiti: The United States Department of the Treasury says its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement US President Donald J. Trump’s June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) Strengthening the Policy of the United States Towards Cuba. Comment

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