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. […]

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 […]

Charrandas Persaud: The Gandhi of Guyana

By Dr. Kumar Mahabir

Charrandas Persaud: The Gandhi of Guyana

Love him or hate him, Guyanese Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud had the courage to stand and swim against the political rip currents of the Essequibo River. And for that extraordinary courage based on a conscience vote, he must be honored, even idolized as the Mahatma Gandhi of Guyana. Already there are plans to […]

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to several Caribbean nationals, including five Jamaicans, convicted of minor drug and other offenses and saving them from possible deportation under the Donald Trump administration’s tough policy on immigrants. Cuomo said he was granting clemency to 29 immigrants “who have demonstrated […]

Guyana President, David Granger to meet Opposition leader

Guyana President, David Granger to meet Opposition leader

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are scheduled to meet on Wednesday next week for the first time since Jagdeo successfully tabled a motion of no confidence against the Guyana Government late last month. Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that Granger, who is receiving medical treatment for cancer […]

New WHO report highlights insufficient progress in tackling lack of safety on Caribbean roads

New WHO report highlights insufficient progress in tackling lack of safety on Caribbean roads

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates road traffic deaths in the Caribbean and other places continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities. On Friday, PAHO said the WHO Global status report on road safety 2018 revealed  that road traffic injuries are […]

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