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Cheer But Also Invest In Caribbean Athletes Says Diaspora Activist

Team-Jamaica-BickleNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 24, 2012: 2012: Millions across the Caribbean and its Diaspora have cheered, danced and celebrated the successes of top Caribbean athletes like Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Kerani James and Keshorn Walcott at the just concluded 30th Olympiad. But the struggle to the top has been no walk in the park for many now reaping the gold, and one Caribbean American activist is urging nationals to ensure they invest in their athletes and not simply cheer when they win.

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Grenadian American legislator unconvinced about reported decrease in stop-and-frisk statistics

NEW YORK, August 5 – A Grenadian American legislator here remains skeptical even as official reports reveal that the number of times police officers stopped, questioned and frisked Caribbean and other minorities on the streets has dropped significantly.

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JAMAICA - Information Minister Lauds the Diaspora

falconer-bonnerInformation Minister, Senator Sandrea Falconer has lauded the Diaspora for keeping the good name, image and reputation of Jamaica at a high level.

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US Outlines Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process during a national media call in preparation for the August 15 implementation date.

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Obama renews call for comprehensive immigration reform

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2012: As America marked its 236th birthday on July 4th, it was only fitting that 25 active immigrant members of the military should be sworn in as new citizens of the United States and the focus should be again put on immigration by President Obama.

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‘Discrepancies’ in consulate exam says Ambassador

There were “wide discrepancies” in the procedure used to mark the examination papers of nine dismissed  workers at the Trinidad and Tobago consulate in New York. This was the finding of an investigation done by Ambassador to Washington Neil Parsan after the July 5 termination of the services of the workers.

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Obama: Supreme Court ruling on health care a victory for all Americans

Washington (CNN) — In a landmark ruling that will impact the November election and the lives of every American, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

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US hospitals concerned about cuts in fund for illegal Caribbean immigrants

WASHINGTON, July 29 – An increasing number of hospitals in the United States say President Barack Obama’s health care law is putting tremendous burden on them by cutting aid they use to pay for emergency care for Caribbean and other illegal immigrants.

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Obama president blames politics for inaction on immigration

ORLANDO, Florida,– US President Barack Obama has defended his action in blocking deportations of as many as 800,000 undocumented, young Caribbean and other immigrants, blaming politics for overall inaction on immigration.

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J'can Olympic Torch carrier Noel Morris, proud

LONDON, England — When Noel Morris came to the United Kingdom as a nine-year-old boy, racism was so rampant the teachers at the all-white school he attended hastily pulled the Caucasian children from the swimming pool when he got in with them.

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World Travel president denounces UK travel tax

CNS Business: World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) president and CEO, David Scowsill, has called Britain’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) a “disease”. Calling for a concerted effort to persuade the UK to discontinue the travel tax to the Caribbean, he pointed out that it actually harmed the UK as well as Caribbean economies.

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EXPRESS EDITORIAL: Respecting Emancipation

The definition of insanity as the act of doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome applies to the parties involved in planning and executing the annual Emancipation Day programme.

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Diaspora Important to Jamaica - PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has reminded Jamaicans living overseas that they are just as important to the growth and development of the country as nationals at home.

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TRINIDAD - Gopee-Scoon: Remove NYC Consul General

Former foreign affairs minister Paula Gopee-Scoon is calling on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to commission an investigation into the dismissal of eight members of staff at the consulate in New York last month. Contacted for comment yesterday, Persad-Bissessar said concerns about the matter should be put to Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran.

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US accused of creating major confusion in Caribbean immigrant programme

immigrationOTSWASHINGTON, April 9,– The Inspector General of the United States Department of Homeland Security says senior Obama administration officials have created major confusion for state and local authorities by providing “inconsistent information” about a high-profile federal programme that identifies illegal Caribbean and other immigrants who committed crimes.

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TRINIDAD - Fired NY consulate workers want their jobs back

Eight workers dismissed from the T&T Consulate in New York have written to Ambassador in Washington Neil Parsan and the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) to be reinstated. The T&T Guardian understands that Parsan was compiling a report on the matter. The workers claim a high-ranking official at the consulate in New York “summarily” dismissed them.

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London Police investigated over murder of Grenadian born Kester David

SCOTLAND YARD is facing a new race storm after a damning internal inquiry revealed “a catalogue of errors” in its investigation into the suspicious death of a black London bus driver. A leaked Metropolitan police report says the blunders “amount to a failing in duty on the part of the investigating officers” who looked into the death by burning of Kester David, a 53-year-old bus driver.

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Wisynco partners with Golden Krust in the NY Diaspora

NEW YORK, USA — Bigga soft drinks maker Wisynco aims to drive the product into the US carbonated beverages market through a distribution deal with Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill — the largest Jamaican franchise chain in North America.

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US Congress discussing travel restriction to Cuba

cubaThe U.S. Congress is  reportedly considering a bill that would again restrict travel of U.S. citizens and Cuban-Americans, as well as remittances to Cuba.

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Jamaicans the happiest people in the Caribbean

jamaicansIt’s official! Jamaicans are the happiest people in the Caribbean.

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Anti-Cuban Bill Triggers Controversy in Florida

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 23 (acn) An editorial of the Tampa Bay Times newspaper urged Florida governor Rick Scott to veto an anti-Cuban project aimed at punishing companies commercially linked to Cuba.

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