More Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy

More Caribbean nationals facing deportation  under new US immigration policy

NEW YORK – When Nevisian Floyel Stapleton appeared in a Manhattan Criminal Court in New York for a routine hearing in his misdemeanour assault case, he was stunned to be met by US federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom. “I didn’t know they were there. They were in plain clothes. They had no […]

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

LOS ANGELES – Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-winning ex-member of the Fugees, said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police in Los Angeles. Haiti-born Jean, 47, came to the United States as a child with his family and grew up largely in New Jersey. That is where the rapper-singer played with a group […]

Hidden Figures: Story of a victory over white supremacy and sexism

Hidden Figures: Story of a victory over white supremacy and sexism

By Ian Xun Hidden Figures is an incredibly inspiring film that you and your children should  see before  it exits the theatres. It is a triumphant story about  the genius and foresight  of black women  that went untold for far too long. The film is set in the early 60s,  and chronicles the critical work […]

US citizens targeted after extradition of Haitian senator-elect

US citizens targeted after extradition  of Haitian senator-elect

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -Haitian police have evacuated some 50 .US citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on Monday. Philippe, long wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and remembered for his role in a […]

Donald Trump’s team ‘poking around’ for information on immigrants

Donald Trump’s team ‘poking around’ for information on immigrants

NEW YORK – United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. According to New York’s Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo […]

Action needed to guide US regional priorities

By David Jessop On December 13 last, the US Congress sent to President Obama The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 for signature into law. This extraordinarily important development comes just as a new US Administration is about to take office. Uniquely it offers the Caribbean, unlike any other part of the world, a […]

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

Few in Toronto’s Caribbean community may be aware of the three African-American woman whose work on “Project  Mercury” made it possible  for  the United States to catch up in the space race by launching the first American, Alan Shepard, into space and sending John Glenn into orbit around the earth. Now the inspiring story about […]

Where some countries are more equal than others

By Carlton Joseph The New Year is here and many of us resolve to improve our organizations, our community and ourselves.  This is normal behavior for all thinking people and organizations.  This year I would like us to step outside of our personal resolutions and focus our energies on evaluating an organization that was established […]

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