How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

The IJLEF acts to empower immigrants and protect them against proposals such as the Public Charge Rule

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

By IJLEF, Inc. Immigrating to the United States is a difficult task that raises many questions for immigrants who want to ensure their rights to stay in this country. If you’ve ever researched the legality of immigrating to the U.S. from any country, you may have asked yourself these questions: What is Unlawful Presence? What […]

Missed Opportunity in Tobago

By Ravi Maharaj

Missed Opportunity in Tobago

Prior to this week, I have never spoken publicly on the matter of the Sandals project as a result of ambivalence on the matter. On the one hand, it did appear on the surface to have potential to attract greater number of tourists to Tobago and thereby increase foreign revenue in this country, but it […]

Venezuela’s economy, political crisis

Venezuela’s economy, political crisis

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro holds up a small copy of the constitution as he speaks during his swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela  CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro started a second, six-year term Thursday despite international cries urging him to step down and return democratic rule to a country […]

U.S. Court blocks Census question for Caribbean Immigrants

“I celebrate this ruling with the millions of immigrants throughout our city and our country who feared they would be targeted or silenced if this question were allowed to tarnish and bias the Census” - Jumaane

U.S. Court blocks Census question for Caribbean Immigrants

Jumaane D. Williams (Photo: Shutterstock) NEW YORK, NY (CMC) – Caribbean-American New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has welcomed a ruling by a US federal judge blocking the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship status for Caribbean and other immigrants in the 2020 Census. “Time and again, over the last two years, we’ve […]

Caribbean-American legislators welcome healthcare for undocumented immigrants

Caribbean-American legislators welcome healthcare for undocumented immigrants

NEW YORK (CMC) – Caribbean American legislators in New York City, Councilman Jumaane Williams and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, have welcomed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unveiling of “the largest, most comprehensive plan” in the United States to guarantee health care for every New Yorker, including undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. “I was glad to see the […]

Treason?

By Rickford Burke

Treason?

Charrandas Persaud, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member Peter Ramsaroop and others have been exuding confidence, if not arrogance, since the unconstitutional no-confidence vote in Parliament on December 21, 2018. They believe that their attempted overthrow of the APNU+AFC coalition government will force a snap election which they presume they can win. […]

Over a Hundred Families and Organizations Join Police Reform Advocates in Urging State Legislators to Fully Repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-a

Over a Hundred Families and Organizations Join Police Reform Advocates in Urging State Legislators to Fully Repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-a

(Photo Editorial credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com) NEW YORK CITY – DECEMBER 12 2014: Carry the Names staged a rally in Times Square where 60 activists held signs naming people killed or injured by law enforcement New York, NY- Over 100 organizations and family members of New Yorkers killed by police joined Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) […]

PAHO publishes new guidelines to treat Chagas disease

PAHO publishes new guidelines to treat Chagas disease

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced new guidelines to improve detection and management of Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that claims some 12,000 lives in Latin America and the Caribbean every year. PAHO said an estimated 65 million people living in 21 endemic countries of the Americas are […]

Mayor De Blasio: Delivering on our promise to make New York City the fairest big city in America

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his sixth State of the City Address on Thursday. Taking the stage at the Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Mayor highlighted a series of sweeping proposals aimed at fighting income inequality across New York City. Policy promises focused on health care, workers’ rights, and tenant protection […]

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