Murderers have a right to counsel—but not immigrants

Here’s a shocking fact of U.S. immigration law that many might not know. Whereas even the most heinous murderer has a right to a court-appointed counsel in these United States, there’s no such right in immigration proceedings for immigrants, even ...

Exxon finds more oil in Guyana as Trinidad fades away

Just when Caribbean Community nations are scrambling to find an alternative supplier for oil, the region’s largest nation is preparing to crank up its own petroleum industry as age-old supplier Trinidad fades steadily away.

U.S. Virgin Islands relaunches ‘Real Nice’ campaign

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Dec. 6, 2018)—As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate ...

Caribbean wins reparations payments

In what is being represented as a major victory in the fight to make Europe pay reparations to the Caribbean for the brutal transatlantic slave trade, the umbrella University of the West Indies is reporting that the University of Glasgow ...

East Africans Score Victory For Minneapolis Amazon Workers

Somali women packers for the giant Amazon distribution center in Minneapolis are fired up and refusing to speed up the production line, becoming the first known group to defy Amazon management and bring them to the bargaining table.

U.N.: Time to end impunity for crimes against journalists

Nov. 2, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization issued their annual report from Brussels on the safety of journalists and the danger of impunity, saying one journalist or media personnel is killed every four days.

Caribbean pressing UK to compensate those illegally deported

Caribbean governments, led by Jamaica, are beginning to press the British government to address compensation and general assistance issues to Caribbean nationals who have been inhumanely deported or denied re-entry into the United Kingdom because of drastic changes of immigration ...

At World War I Ceremony, The Songbird Of Togo Reappears

At a gathering of world leaders in the French capital of Paris, singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo reprised a hypnotic work of ethereal beauty by a youthful West African singer.

Court to soon rule in military executions trial in Suriname

Dec. 8, 1982, revolutionary soldiers in Suriname rounded up 15 opponents of the then military government and executed them at a colonial era fort in the capital.

Trump's Campaign Strategist Hired For Nigerian Presidential Race

Cash money makes things happen. That’s an expression taken from the Urban Dictionary, but it might also be the hope of Atiku Abubakar, candidate for president of Nigeria with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which just hired Donald Trump’s lobbying ...

Canister craze in England

In recent years, we know there has been a spike in teenage drug use. What leaves many baffled is the choice of drugs young people are experimenting with.

Ethiopian woman breaks glass ceiling to becomes nation's new head of state

“Congratulations Madam President! Women do make a difference. We are proud of you!” That was the excited message from María Fernanda Espinosa Garces, president of the United Nations General Assembly, to a U.N. colleague selected to be the first woman ...

Trinidad under worst flooding in 50 years

Many citizens of Trinidad and Tobago would be justified in saying that the second half of 2018 was more than a bit unkind to the Caribbean’s most southerly island, as it has been battered by one disaster after another.

Aging Autocrat Whips Opposition and Claims Victory in a Disputed Poll

Leaders of the opposition were roundly defeated in this month’s national elections that gave the six-term incumbent, President Paul Biya, a new seven-year term.

Activists: PetroCaribe protests in Haiti a new movement

Oct. 17, Haitians took to the streets in Port-au-Prince, the nation’s capital, protesting the alleged misuse of PetroCaribe funds. According to sources, the funds were a part of a Venezuelan-sponsored oil assistance program.