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Caribbean Life News Update – 22 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update -22 February 2017 Caribbean Life

Hamilton names office ‘Sanct­uary Senate District’

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

In light of Presi­dent Trump’s Execu­tive Order putting in jeopardy the rights of immig­rant popul­ation in New York City and their families Brooklyn Senator Jesse Hamilton has declared his office to be a “Sanct­uary Senate District (SSD)” for the term of Presi­dent Trump’s execu­tive order.

American entrepr­eneurs head to Carib­bean for exchange program

BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL

The United States Depar­tment of State says 34 Young Leaders of the Ameri­cans Initi­ative (YLAI) Profes­sional Fello­wship hosts from busin­esses and civil society organiz­ations across the US have been selected to partic­ipate in the Reverse Exchange program, a new compo­nent of YLAI.

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 February 2017

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 February 2017

City Hall and Smart City Solutions working to restructure controversial parking meter project

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 01:52 AM PST

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – Feb 17

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 01:51 AM PST

GWI says it is working with the fire department

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 07:27 PM PST

City Vendors are not happy with City Hall officials

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 07:26 PM PST

Caricom to hire lobbyist firm to tackle it’s concerns of De-risking and Correspondent Banking to the political directorate in the United States says Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 06:53 PM PST

Barbados: Economy Between a Rock and a Hard Place With General Elections Looming

Barbados Underground

Submitted by Inkwell

barbados-election-map-2013 2013 Final Electoral Map, the government won by a 2 seat margin

1. Consider this argument. The Central Bank (CB) Governor has refused to print any more money for the Minister of Finance (MOF). The MOF needs printing to continue to pay civil servants and keep Government running. If the Government can’t pay the civil servants this month, all hell will break loose. Therefore the CB Governor has to be fired so that somebody who will agree to print the money can be appointed. These delays being granted by the High Court are making the MOF nervous. Time is of the essence. But Jeez, if the printing continues, the economy will only get sicker.

2. Foreign reserves are at an all-time low and heading further south, and with the poor tourist season we are now having, not much hope for recovery. The Government can’t even put its…

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Caribbean Life News Update – 16 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 16 February 2017

Tenants get more legal aid

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito say that, for the first time, the City will fund unive­rsal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court.

CARICOM TO FOCUS ON US RELAT­IONS

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Carib­bean Commu­nity leaders begin two days of talks at their half-yearly summit in Guyana this week with the recent election of Donald Trump to the presi­dency of the United States, Brexit and a string of other interna­tional issues on their agenda.

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News Headlines from News Americas Now – 17 February 2017

NEWS HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW  news-americas

CARICOM Heads Meet Again: Will Anything Change? All Talk No Action? + calypso

CHALKDUST – A Trinidadian Calypsonian, summed it up in a Calypso in 1986, in the time of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and when George Chambers was Trinidad’s Prime Minister. He was calling then for Caribbean Unity.…  Here is his Calypso.

Chalkdust – Sea Water And Sand – Calypso -1986

More on Dr. Hollis Urban Lester Liverpool, aka Chalkdust below:

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News Headlines from News Americas Now – 15 February 2017

Caribbean nationals urged to take care when travelling to the US

Caribbean nationals urged to take care when travelling to the US

MIAMI, Feb 12 2017 – A Florida immigration attorney, Dahlia Walker-Huntington, is warning Caribbean nationals with green cards who have been charged with a crime in the United States to postpone overseas travel.

In spite of a ruling from a federal court stopping the Trump Administration’s executive order banning travellers from seven predominately Muslim nations, Caribbean nationals living in the US are nervous. The attorney spoke at recent immigration forum at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens, Florida, and stated that non-US citizens are still exposed to the ban’s negative implications.      Continue reading

Ziggy Marley Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy – 2017 + Music Video

Ziggy Marley Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 2017 — Ziggy Marley a short while ago won the Best Reggae Album Grammy for his album “Ziggy Marley”.  [Listen to Album below]

This is his seventh Grammy, having previously won three from his work as part of The Melody Makers and three from solo projects.      Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 09 January 2017

CARIBBEAN LIFE NEWS UPDATE – 09 January 2017

GUYANA STANDS STRONG

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Concerns by rights groups and Democ­rats about conflict of issues invol­ving new Secre­tary of State Rex Tille­rson on the job have not emerged so far but Guyanese gover­nment offic­ials have found it neces­sary to push back on fears that his stewar­dship at the depar­tment will allow him to have undue influ­ence on the country’s emerging oil and gas sector, its laws and regula­tions going forward in parti­cular.

Inaug­ural flight to Argyle Interna­tional Airport

BY NELSON A. KING | ST VINCENT

St. Vincent and the Grena­dines’ United States Consul General, Howie Prince, and United States Director of Sales and Marke­ting at the St. Vincent and the Grena­dines Tourism Autho­rity, Celia Ross, say they are ecstatic to be among passe­ngers on the historic, chart­ered flights that will land at the Argyle Interna­tional Airport (AIA) when it is offic­ially opened on Valen­tine’s Day.

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