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 […]

Discover Dominica Authority Hosts International Press and Travel Advisers

Thursday, December 20, 2018 — Roseau, Dominica October through December 2018 was a hive of activity in the tourism sector as the Discover Dominica Authority executed its strategy of re-introducing destination Dominica to members of the international media and travel trade. In readiness for a more aggressive outreach in 2019, over 70 press and travel agent […]

CBI Developers in St. Kitts and Nevis Supportive of Government’s Reform Agenda

CBI Developers in St. Kitts and Nevis Supportive of Government’s Reform Agenda

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis — A number of developers, whose projects have been approved for the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, met several times with Senior Government officials and the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) to discuss the current CBI program.  These meetings were held to discuss a collaborative approach to improving the program and […]

Caribbean nationals nabbed in US immigration raids

Caribbean nationals nabbed in US immigration raids

NEW JERSEY, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals were among 105 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation in New Jersey. On Friday, ICE said they arrested four from Jamaica, two from Cuba, 10 from the Dominican Republic, and one from Trinidad and Tobago. […]

Slavery still ‘very real, widespread’ — ILO

Slavery still ‘very real, widespread’ — ILO

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The United Nations’ International Labour Organisation (ILO) says slavery is still “a very real and widespread phenomenon,” affecting more than 40 million people worldwide. On Sunday — the day designated by the UN as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery the ILO said, that children comprise a quarter […]

New York to erect statue to first black congresswoman

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.

New York to erect statue to first black congresswoman

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 […]

World AIDS Day, 2018 theme “Know your Status”

2018 will mark 30 years of international commemoration of World AIDS Day which will be observed under the theme “Know your Status”.

World AIDS Day, 2018 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 […]