CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders delivering the ruling GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday June 18, 2019 – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) this morning ruled that the no-confidence motion passed against the Guyana government in December last year was valid, and a decision now has to be taken on the next move. CCJ President Justice Adrian […]
Catherine Pollard is the UN’s next Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. NEW YORK, United States – Guyanese national Catherine Pollard has been appointed as the next United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand. A statement […]
NEW BRITIAN, CT JOINS IN CELEBRATING JUNE as NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
The New Britain community joins the New Britain Social Club in June in celebration of the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The City Council is set to take up a resolution today June 12th, declaring, “that the City Of New Britain recognizes June 2019 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month and encourages all residents to celebrate […]
City housing lottery information was heavily redacted in a court filing. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY The de Blasio administration is fighting to keep under wraps studies of its own data used to analyze whether the city’s affordable housing lottery system reinforces segregation. The latest result: a 31-page report filed in Manhattan Federal Court on […]
Lax Oversight Also Let Other Medicaid Patients Get Drugs They Shouldn't Have
The state’s Medicaid program paid more than $60,000 for sexual and erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs and treatments for 47 sex offenders, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. In total, Medicaid made more than $930,000 in payments for ED drugs and treatments for recipients, including sex offenders, that are barred […]
Participants at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India East 2019 on April 23, 2019 in Kolkata,India. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Credit: Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images What began as an innocent collage of this year’s Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India’s obsession with fair skin. […]
An unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people.
By Rachel Holliday Smith (The City) After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people. The city’s Economic Development Corporation says it will begin looking this fall for a nonprofit […]
The First Caribbean WNBA Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019, reprising a role she first played in 2017.
Simone Ann-Marie Edwards (born 17 November 1973) is a female basketball player who played for the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm and was the first Caribbean and first Jamaican player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The 6’4″ Edwards center is known to fans as the “Jamaican Hurricane.” Like some other Caribbean-born […]
MIAMI – June 2, 2019 (Telemundo) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders sat with Noticias Telemundo’s Anchor Julio Vaqueiro for an exclusive one-on-one interview. They talked about President Trump, gun control, the Democratic primaries, and immigration policy, among other issues of interest to the Latino community. Highlights of the interview aired today on “Noticias Telemundo.” An extended version will be available for streaming […]
WHITE HOUSE PROCLAIMS JUNE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage. Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields. Through his dedication to his faith, Joseph Sandiford Atwell exemplified […]