After Four Years And One False Start, Discrimination Watchdog Gets New Boss

Ahuja is chief of staff at the advocacy group Girls for Gender Equity. She previously worked at City Council as the deputy director of policy and innovation from under then-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

By Yoav Gonen (thecity.nyc) City officials ended a four-year vacancy by finally naming a chairperson to lead an independent workplace discrimination, diversity and sexual harrassment watchdog. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson jointly picked Sasha Neha Ahuja, a former Planned Parenthood official, to head the Equal Employment Practices Commission. The commission […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

"It is time for the world to take notice," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva at which the emergency was declared.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

By BBC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern.” The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the […]

CARICOM leaders add more categories to free travel

By Bert Wilkinson, New York Amsterdam News

CARICOM leaders add more categories to free travel

One of the main bugbears to progress in the 15-nation Caribbean Community has been linked to the slow pace of implementation of rules regarding free movement and resettlement of various categories of workers but leaders say they are moving to improve the work pace. At last week’s main leaders summit in idyllic St. Lucia, the […]

Caribbean Countries Ensure Insurance Coverage for 2019 Hurricane Season

Caribbean countries are taking no chances this hurricane season and have purchased insurance ahead of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.

Caribbean Countries Ensure Insurance Coverage for 2019 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Irma aftermath destruction to some of st.maarten/stmartin beaches blowing down trees and uprooting some on the beach.  (Image:Shutterstock) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean members of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) have completed the selection of their insurance portfolio for 2019/20, with nine governments increasing their level of coverage for at […]

ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests

By Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests

A North Georgia woman is suing her former landlord, alleging that he evicted her because she invited her black co-worker to visit the Adairsville home she was renting. Victoria Sutton, a white woman who now lives in Calhoun, claims the couple who own the house launched into a racist tirade telling her they don’t allow […]

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

HESC Now Accepting Applications, Allowing for Undocumented Students to Apply for Programs, Including TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

The City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson today announced that qualifying undocumented students educated in New York high schools can apply for state financial aid and scholarships for higher education including the Tuition Assistance Program and the Excelsior Scholarship, under the José Peralta New […]

Regional countries seeking support for dealing with climate change impact

Regional countries seeking support for dealing with climate change impact

St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Caribbean countries have welcomed an initiative by the SIDS Resilience Foundation and Project Lodge designed to mobilise financing to build resilience, St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said. Chastanet, who chaired the just ended Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit here, said that a presentation […]

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (caribbean360.com)

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (Photo: Rihanna’s Instagram) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Fourteen years after breaking into the music industry, smashing records and creating history along the way, Barbadian singer and entrepreneur Rihanna has become the world’s wealthiest female music, according to Forbes. The business magazine has estimated the […]

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbadians and persons interested in the economy and investing in Barbados got a thorough overview of the country’s situation, insights into several areas for business development and even heard two pitches for new business investment from two young persons. All of this was delivered at Summit 2: Barbadians Working Together – Let’s Do Business, held […]

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an updated 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide to Services and Resources – the most comprehensive directory of LGBTQ+ organizations and programs in New York City. This year’s guide is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and coincides with the City hosting WorldPride […]

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