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 […]

Rising from bondage to sustainable development

Rising from bondage to sustainable development

By Hilary Beckles Wednesday, August 01, 2018 – We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1 — other dates are determined elsewhere and officially recognized. Marking the moment in a celebratory fashion […]

Increased access to small business loans through new project in Haiti

Increased access to small business loans through new project in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitians will have increased access to small business loans as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Global Affairs Canada and Desjardins International of Canada have partnered to increase services for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the French-speaking Caribbean nation. The project entitled ‘Support for the Establishment of a […]

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela’s birth

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela’s birth

OHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long fight against white-minority rule […]

PAHO says curative treatment for hepatitis can reduce preventable deaths

PAHO says curative treatment for hepatitis can reduce preventable deaths

WASHINGTON DC, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for curative treatment for hepatitis to reduce thousands of preventable deaths in the Americas. As World Hepatitis Day was marked on Saturday, the international public health agency called on countries in that region, including in the Caribbean, to urgently step up […]

Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Stopped by Immigration: You Have Rights. Know Them. Use Them. If you are stopped by Police Officers, Immigration Agents or other public authorities, you have rights. It does not matter if you entered the country by crossing the border in Mexico, if you are an overstay, green card holder or citizen. As long as you […]

Expert warns Caribbean must strengthen its Internet infrastructure

Expert warns Caribbean must strengthen its Internet infrastructure

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — An Internet expert has called for greater regional network resilience and security and is urging Caribbean countries to strengthen their critical Internet infrastructure if they are to defend against the growing threat of climate-change-driven natural disasters.  The expert, Bevil Wooding, is also urging regional countries to adopt the new strategies […]

The Caribbean faces a fatal fate

The Caribbean faces a fatal fate

By Sir Ronald Sanders  High-tide flooding is set to become an every-other-day affair in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the US by the year 2100. It will also fatally harm the countries of the Caribbean. As the level of the sea continues to rise, conditions will be calamitous […]

Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Every situation is different, so make sure that you think about every step you take. When in doubt, call the Immigration Law and Deportation Defense Firm of Figeroux & Associates at (855) 768-8845.

Stopped by ICE: You Have Rights!

Stopped by Immigration: You Have Rights. Know Them. Use Them. If you are stopped by Police Officers, Immigration Agents or other public authorities, you have rights. It does not matter if you entered the country by crossing the border in Mexico, if you are an overstay, green card holder or citizen. As long as you […]