Caribbean warned to brace for dengue outbreak

Caribbean warned to brace for dengue outbreak

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities say up to January 3 there were 830 cases […]

Hands Off Venezuela

By Wayne Kublalsingh

Hands Off Venezuela

On January 22nd Vice President of the US Mike Pence made a video directly addressing the people of Venezuela. In it he declared that “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, with no legitimate claim to power.” He did so he said, “on behalf of Donald Trump and all the American people.” He pledged his “unwavering support” […]

US senator with Jamaican heritage opens presidential bid

US senator with Jamaican heritage opens presidential bid

WASHINGTON, DC, United States Senator Kamala Harris, (Democrat, California), speaks to members of the media at her alma mater, Howard University, in Washington, following her announcement earlier in the morning that she will run for president. Vowing to “bring our voices together” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second […]

Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson to create Martin Luther King Jr. monument for Atlanta

Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson to create Martin Luther King Jr. monument for Atlanta

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange (right) discusses the design of the Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce statue with sculptor Basil Watson. KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange says she is happy to receive word that the Jamaican sculptor, Basil Watson, has been selected to create a monument […]

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 […]