Dallas Police Officer Who Killed St. Lucian Should Face Murder Charge – CGID

Dallas Police Officer Who Killed St. Lucian Should Face Murder Charge – CGID

Botham Shem Jean. The New York based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) on Friday harshly condemned the killing of 26 year-old St. Lucian national and Dallas, Texas resident, Botham Shem Jean. Jean was shot and killed around 10:00 p.m Thursday night, September 6, 2018 in his own home, by a female Dallas police officer. […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces New Program to Erase Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces New Program to Erase Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Friday, September 7, 2018 As the Vast Majority of Such Cases are No Longer Being Prosecuted in Brooklyn, DA Will Consent to Defense Counsel Motions to Vacate Past Convictions First Opportunity to File Motions Will Be During Begin Again Event on September 21-22, When Marijuana-Related Warrants and Other Summons Warrants Will Be […]

Florence intensifies to Category 3 as it drifts towards Bermuda

Florence intensifies to Category 3 as it drifts towards Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermudians were upgrading their storm supply kits as Hurricane Florence intensified on Wednesday to a powerful Category 3 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (mph) as it continued to drift towards the British Overseas Territory. Local forecasts suggest that Florence — the third hurricane of the 2018 […]

When a Facebook Like Lands You in Jail

When a Facebook Like Lands You in Jail

BY SARA ROBINSON. In 2012, Jelani Henry was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in New York City. The evidence was thin at best: While he was a “tall light skinned black male,” matching a witness description, there were contradictory statements from witnesses and one failed to pick him out of a lineup. Despite […]

Remembering Aretha Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin

By Dana Mathura. This past Aug. 16, the world lost the acclaimed singer-songwriter, Aretha Franklin to advanced stage pancreatic cancer. The Queen of Soul, as she was most often referred to, was 76 years old. She passed away at her home in Detroit just two days after it was announced she was in hospice care. […]

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island. A government statement said that the position is in keeping with the “unanimous decision” taken during the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit held in Jamaica in July. Also coming out of that Summit, was a unanimous decision that […]

World Bank urges Caribbean to be environmentally and fiscally resilient

World Bank urges Caribbean to be environmentally and fiscally resilient

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left) with (from left) Jorge Familiar, the World Bank’s vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean; Usain Bolt, Olympian and an ambassador of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Programme; and Sir Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group. Occasion was the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator programme at The University of the […]