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The GOP’s immigration solution

Wednesday, Jan. 21, the House Homeland Security Committee took up H.R.399, the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, introduced by the committee’s chairman, Michael McCaul.

Five general elections in Caricom this year

At least five general elections are scheduled to be held in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc this year, including three in the politically volatile Southern Caribbean region, and if opinion polls are anything to go by, at least three elections ...

St. Maarten names new minister of tourism

Jan. 22, 2015—St. Maarten appointed Claret M. Connor as the country’s new minister of tourism, economic affairs, transport and telecommunications.

New Caribbean food thrust

Renewed hope for the region’s agricultural sector is on the horizon, with the launch of a global initiative to transform the Caribbean’s food and beverage industry.

House GOP: Beware the power of the immigrant vote

The House GOP has donned full riot gear and gone hard after the immigrants President Barack Obama has tried to help

Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules

The 53-nation Commonwealth grouping of former British colonies this week threatened to sanction Guyana’s government for its suspension of the country’s parliament and for its refusal to hold local government elections.

Sisters ‘Point’ to Jamaica

Legendary American R&B sibling group the Pointer Sisters and singer-songwriter Peter Cetera have been added to the lineup of the 19th Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Bahamas PM new head of CARICOM

The Bahamas has taken over the rotating chairmanship of the 15-nation Caribbean Community from Antigua and Barbuda and will be the venue for next month’s mid-year regional leaders summit, the bloc said this week

Would an open Cuba affect Caribbean tourism?

By the time Obama had finished outlining plans to normalize relations after 18 months of astonishingly secret talks, academics were releasing studies that had already predicted not so good news for countries that are members of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism ...

Cayman Hospital performs another historical heart surgery

Health City Cayman Islands has performed its second successful left ventricular assist device heart surgery, allowing another ailing Caribbean national to move to a new beat.

Unusual rains batter south Caribbean

Heavier than usual annual year-end rains have battered the south Caribbean in the past week, collapsing roads and homes, causing extensive flooding and forcing the closure of schools and state and private sector agencies.

Mariah Carey Jamaica-bound

Global music sensation Mariah Carey will be headed to the 2015 edition of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Paul Brock, Kaye Chong honored in Brooklyn

A pioneering media visionary who gave Black journalists a voice of their own was recognized for his vision and outstanding leadership at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage-sponsored Evenings of Excellence and Caribbean Media Exchange leadership awards ceremony in Brooklyn last ...

Guyana parliament dissolved

This week, Guyana’s Indo-led governing People’s Progressive Party used an unusual clause in the national constitution to duck an opposition no-confidence motion that would have forced it to resign and call general elections in 90 days.

St. Lucia resort appoints Kashmie Ali

Experienced hospitality executive Kashmie Ali, who has spent 25 years in corporate leadership, has returned to St. Lucia as the new managing director of the Landings St. Lucia.

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