New York governor pardons Caribbean nationals

New York governor pardons Caribbean nationals

NEW YORK, United States–  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to Caribbean and other immigrants convicted of minor offences, even as President Donald Trump and the United States Federal Government continue to wage war on immigrant communities. On Monday, Cuomo issued pardons to seven individuals, including nationals from Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominica […]

The U.S. must stop meddling in the internal affairs of its southern neighbours

By Carlton Joseph The last few weeks we have witnessed the implementation of the racist and irresponsible Immigration policy of the administration of United States President Donald Trump.  This zero tolerance policy has resulted in thousands of Central American migrants either being detained at the border, or children separated from their parents, or parents returned […]

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

MIAMI  – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami last Thursday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories. Trinidadians in winners’ […]

Summitry? But to what end?

Summitry? But to what end?

By Carlton Joseph   Congratulations to President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un on the recently concluded summit.  The pragmatic Trump finally arrived at this meeting – at least for a very brief moment.  That same week Trump showed his belligerent, bullying side to America’s allies.  He refused to sign a joint statement with the […]

Canada must realize that trade is war

By Carlton Joseph Since the  1990s the United States trade negotiators have been pushing “Free Trade,” including the removal of tariffs, government subsidies and other measures that will limit the role of government.   The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established to deal with the regulation of trade in goods, services and intellectual property between participating […]

Rastafarians face discrimination in some Caribbean countries – US State Department report

Rastafarians face discrimination in some Caribbean countries – US State Department report

The U.S. State Department said last week that Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia […]

Caribbean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

Caribbean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

NEW YORK – A Caribbean American New York City councilman has applauded New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that he will work to reduce unnecessary arrests and disparity in enforcement for marijuana possession in New York City. “As other states across the country legalise marijuana usage, the supposed progressive beacon of New York […]

Jamaica and US amend open skies agreement to enhance commerce

Jamaica and US amend open skies agreement  to enhance commerce

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica and the United States of America have revised their Open Skies Air Transport Agreement to further strengthen the aviation partnership between the two countries and deepen commercial and economic ties. Under an amendment signed yesterday, the Governments have agreed to allow all cargo airlines from their respective countries to continue to third […]

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