British government promises to formalise status of Windrush migrants

British government promises to formalise status  of Windrush migrants

LONDON  – The British government says Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the so-called undocumented United Kingdom (UK) immigrants Home Secretary Amber Rudd in a statement to Parliament on Monday apologised for the change in […]

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights of aslyum seekers

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights  of aslyum seekers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Trinidad and Tobago government, in responding to claims that Venezuelan asylum seekers were forcibly repatriated to their homeland, says no Venezuelans were compelled or coerced into leaving the country last Saturday. The Ministry of National Security of the twin island republic, in a statement issued after the United Nations […]

The immigration scandal of the Theresa May government

Editorial The immigration scandal of the Theresa May government No one should be surprised by the apologies of British Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd for the shoddy treatment meted out to a large number of persons of Caribbean descent by the UK government. Addressing a meeting with twelve Caribbean Heads of […]

Chile deports hundreds of Haitians

Chile deports hundreds of Haitians

Chile has deported nearly 200 Haitians after they were found to be in possession of false statements and documents on entering the South American country. Chile’s Investigative Police (IDP) said the Haitians were prevented from entering the country during the period March 2-5 with 169 Haitians being turned away at the Santiago Airport after they […]

Barbados condemns discrimination against Haitians by CARICOM member states

Barbados condemns discrimination against Haitians by CARICOM member states

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Government of Barbados has expressed concern that citizens of Haiti have to obtain visas in order to travel to some CARICOM member states, although it is a member of the regional integration movement. “Barbados has always thought that this was a little inequitable and discriminatory,” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said as […]

Activist issues message of resistance against forces trying to deport him

Activist issues message of resistance against forces trying to deport him

NEW YORK –  Trinidad-born immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir issued a message of resistance against the forces trying to deport him and others as he returned last Thursday to the site here of his January 11 arrest. “There is a psychological warfare out there, and they want us to be weak,” said Ragbir outside 26 […]

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