WASHINGTON, DC – CARICOM countries recorded “significant human rights issues,” last year, with Haiti and Jamaica being among regional countries being singled out were there were credible reports that some officials alleged to have committed human rights abuses were not subject to full and swift accountability.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The United States has shipped three mega generators to the island of Puerto Rico in an effort to help stabilize the territory’s electricity grid and minimize continuing outages.
NEW YORK, New York – New City Mayor Eric Adams has released a document outlining the next phase of the city’s response to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis resulting from the surge of asylum seekers arriving in the five boroughs since last year.
NEW YORK, New York – The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has strongly denounced corrections officers’ emails to agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and called for swift passage of protections for Caribbean and other immigrants.
ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands – Governor John Rankin has signed the proclamation to pave the way for residents of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to vote for a new government on April 24, a few weeks before the polls are constitutionally due.
NEW YORK, New York – The wife of Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Juliet Holness, will deliver the keynote address at an International Women’s Conference to be held at the Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island on Saturday.
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Introduces Legislation to Place Shirley Chisholm Statue in US Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, the first vice-chair of the United States Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Brooklyn, New York Republican Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis on Friday introduced bipartisan legislation in the US House of Representatives directing the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of late US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm for placement in the US Capitol building in Washington.
NEW YORK, New York – New York Attorney General, Letitia James, has co-led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in pushing back against the ongoing effort by Texas to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for immigrants.
NASSAU, Bahamas – A group of Bahamians in the United States and Canada are reportedly planning to protest against the administration of Prime Minister Phillip Davis later this month in Miami, Florida.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Criminal gangs in Haiti have openly established their own toll stations to collect money from road users traveling by car or motorcycle, in defiance of police and government authorities, in several parts of in the Caribbean country torn apart by a deep political and humanitarian crisis.
WASHINGTON, DC – The situation in Haiti where political instability has rocked the country since the 2021 assassination of President Jovenelle Moise will be among matters discussed when leaders from the United States and Canada meet in Ottawa next week.
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States government said on Wednesday that disrupting illicit firearms trafficking in the Caribbean is “a shared priority” for the US and its Caribbean partners.
LONDON, UK – Jamaica sprint darling Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the only English-speaking Caribbean national nominated for the 2023 Laureus World Sports award.