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Renewed call for action in Haiti on third anniversary of earthquake

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, CMC – As Haiti marks the third anniversary of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has renewed calls for heightened action to help the improved, French-speaking Caribbean country recover quickly.

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U.S. spends a massive $18b on Immigration in 2012

Immigrant-ArrestsWASHINGTON — The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, with the nearly $18 billion spent in fiscal 2012 approximately 24 percent higher than collective spending for the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.

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Jamaican Dr. Winsome Leslie receives IDB award

Jamaican-born senior specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Winsome Leslie, is the recipient of the Antonio Ortiz Mena 2012 Award, which is given by the bank annually.

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Wall Street and the Criminalization of Immigrants

CCAOver the past four years roughly a million immigrants have been incarcerated in dangerous detention facilities in our taxpayer-financed private prison system. A growing number of news reports and investigations confirm that for many of the people funneled into this system, it is a living nightmare. Children were abused, women were raped, and men died from lack of basic medical attention.

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US Senate votes against indefinite detention for Caribbean immigrants

US_State_DeptWASHINGTON, Dec. 2, – The United States Senate has voted in favor of barring the government from imprisoning Caribbean and other nationals who are US citizens and permanent residents and are arrested and held in indefinite detention without trial.

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Reggae Lovers Descend Upon Brooklyn’s Barclay's Centre

Thousands of music lovers poured into the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the city’s top sports and concert venue since the Dodger’s split in 1957, to watch reggae superstars make history as they performed for the first time at the home of the Brooklyn Nets.

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GUYANA calls for "immediate" ceasefire in Palestine-Israel conflict

Guyana on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict while at the same time urged respect for the 1967 borders of Palestine.

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JAMAICA - Minister gives commitment to upgrade Trelawny hospital

Better health-care delivery from the Ulster Spring Hospital could soon be a reality for residents of South Trelawny, according to Jamaica's Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson.

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Surinamers in diaspora could get PSA status

PARAMARIBO–The National Assembly DNA last week Monday installed a commission of rapporteurs that will prepare new legislation that will govern the status of People of Surinamese Origin PSA.

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