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DIASPORA | Undocumented, Black, and Unseen

I am one of approximately 619,000 undocumented, Black immigrants living in the United States. My immigration story began at seven years old, when I came to the United States from Belize without my mother, father, or siblings. The latter is a common narrative for DACA recipients like me. But the former challenges a popular misconception: that immigration is solely a Latinx issue.

JAMAICA | Holness needs to stand on the side of Justice says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 26, 2020: The People's National Party (PNP) says for the first time Prime Minister Andrew Holness is publicly admitting that he was aware of the grave nature of the allegations against former Education Minister Ruel Reid in regards to the far-reaching and unconscionable plunder of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

JAMAICA | Jamaicans are less safe under PM Holness' watch —PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 2, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security Fitz Jackson said the brazen murder of a business man today, on Church Street, in the busy business district of Montego Bay, St James, where the State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect is deeply troubling.

CARICOM affirms solidarity with Cuba

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have expressed strong condemnation of the suggestion that medical scholarships provided by the Government of Cuba to CARICOM Nationals, was a form of human trafficking.
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CARICOM Heads meet on Sunday amidst the Spread of COVID-19

BARBADOS, February 29, 2020 - Against the background of the World Health Organization raising  the global risk assessment of the COVID-19 Coronavirus world wide infection level to “very high, CARICOM Heads will meet tomorrow Sunday, March 1, to discuss ways of protecting the region from the continued spread of the deadly virus.
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Jamaican Embassy in USA To Launch Immigration Awareness Program

WASHINGTON DC, February 28, 2019 -Against the background of the changing immigration landscape in the United States in relation to new laws for Caribbean nationals and other immigrants, the Embassy of Jamaica is teaming up with its Consulates in Miami and New York to launch an Immigration Empowerment Program aimed at promoting awareness of the new laws as they affect Jamaicans who are permanent residents or green card holders in the US.
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DIASPORA | Look to the Diaspora in maximizing use of transformative technologies

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2020 - Jamaica’s Permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Ambassador Audrey Marks, is proposing that the Caribbean and Latin America look to its Diaspora for human talent and network with a view to promoting the required changes to expanding the use of transformative technologies within the Region.
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Trump’s so-called Mideast ‘peace plan’ dispossesses Palestinians

Nothing is further from a peace effort than the plan that Israel and the Donald Trump administration have concocted for Palestine. Previous American administrations have all been pro-Israel, and they’ve made every effort to circumvent international law. But previous U.S. administrations have never formally challenged international law, and they considered the West Bank and Gaza occupied territories.

HAITI | Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse

NEW YORK, NY, February 26, 2020 - Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018.
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CARICOM passport superior to American

A recent Caribbean Court of Justice ruling has re-enforced the fact that a passport issued by any of the 15 member states of CARICOM is considered superior to that of the US as a travel document within this region.
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Costa Ricans condemn increased US aggressiveness against Cuba

San José, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Circle Yamileth López and the Costa Rican Popular Center for Social Studies (Cbylo-Cpces) of Costa Rica today condemned the increase in the aggressiveness of the United States against Cuba, which highlighted their altruistic response.
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CARICOM to mount fact-finding mission to Haiti

As Haiti continues to struggling with gang violence, kidnappings and political unrest, it remains a challenge to CARICOM Heads and  even though the situation is complex and there are a number of views on the way forward, it is felt that it cannot continue without the intervention of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
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GUYANA | Granger commits to promoting science education

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 20, 2020 - Guyana's President David Granger, has given a commitment to support the continued development of the science education curriculum which he said was key to the success of economic transformation.
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CARICOM | SG posits all-inclusive approach to strengthening CARICOM

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana -    Building a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that is hardened to shocks requires an approach that embraces the talents, skills and resources of all actors of society, CARICOM Secretary-General said recently.
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CARICOM Crime & Violence Summit set for April in Trinidad

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is not happy with the high level of crime and violence affecting member states and will convene a multidisciplinary summit on Security in April to have “frank discussions” given the continuing high rates of crime and violence in the Community. 
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CARICOM | Fixed single CARICOM telecom roaming rate coming

CARICOM Secretariat,Georgetown, Guyana February 18, 2020 -  Community governance, a fixed single CARICOM roaming rate and a unified regional approach were among the key highlights of Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),  Mia Amor Mottley, when she addressed the opening of the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference in Barbados.
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JAMAICA | Holness pulls out of CARICOM's Barbados Meeting

KINGSTON, February 18, 2020 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will be a ‘no-show’ at the annual two-day Inter-Sessional meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) now taking place in Barbados under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley at  the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
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CARICOM Heads to tackle wide ranging agenda

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government meet in Barbados, 18-19 February 2020, with issues ranging from current public health concerns to strengthening ties with Africa before them.
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