Photo: Leon Rafael/Shutterstock.com Quite often, the welfare of immigrant minors is raised among news outlets. In recent news, we heard about an alarming number of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border and held in detention facilities. But what about children who overstayed their visa or were brought to the United States […]
Shirley Chisholm, who was also the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination as president, will be honored with a statue at Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
WASHINGTON, DC, United States — In this file photo taken on February 15, 2005, a US Capitol Police Honor Guard participates in a memorial service for former US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Chisholm died on January 1, 2005. New York City announced yesterday that Chisholm, America’s first black congresswoman, was getting a statue […]
2018 will mark 30 years of international commemoration of World AIDS Day which will be observed under the theme “Know your Status”.
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States – Today marks World AIDS Day with the OECS HIV/TB Elimination project releasing a series of Public Service Announcements on HIV awareness and advocacy in conjunction with civil society organizations and various Ministries of Health. OECS HIV/TB Elimination Project Coordinator Dr. Cleophas D’Auvergne said the ‘Know your Status’ theme for 2018 was an opportunity for all citizens […]
City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, November 14, the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus voted to support Intro. 1092, introduced by BLAC member and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, to prohibit the City of New York from entering into revenue contracts with entities that are engaged in immigration enforcement. The legislation would also invalidate any […]
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Convicted drug baron Roger Khan Commentary by Rickford Burke, President of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) GUYANY’S Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, a former President, has filed a no confidence motion against the new coalition government of Guyana, led by […]
West Hartford, Connecticut – Chantelle and Allyson Swaby are making history. “Six months ago I never thought that anything like this would ever happen. It honestly happened so quickly,” said Chantelle. The 20 and 22-year-old sisters will be one of the first to do something no one has ever done before. They’ll be going to the […]
Caribbean Airlines and Boeing last Wednesday signed an agreement for the acquisition of (12) 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Holding the ceremonial pens used to sign the agreement are Reggie Abel (second left), Boeing’s director of sales, Africa and the Caribbean; and Garvin Medera, chief executive officer Caribbean Airlines. Flanking them are Colm Imbert (left), Trinidad […]
Photo: EQRoy / Shutterstock.com GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping has reiterated its support for the World Trade Organization (WTO) amid growing concerns to the multilateral trading system. The Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat yesterday said the region’s trade and economic affairs ministers at their meeting here last week “reiterated the Caribbean Community’s support for the rules-based, […]
Photo: shutterstock.com PARIS, France (AFP) — Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO announced. Paris-based UNESCO keeps a list of so-called “intangible heritage” found around the globe, which groups together traditional cultural practices such as horse games in central […]