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Guyanese American Chamber welcomes increased U.S.–Caribbean relationship

Guyanese American Chamber welcomes increased U.S.–Caribbean relationship

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) welcomes the announcement made yesterday (Tuesday, June 20th) by  Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee, of a new United States Government strategy on future engagement with the Caribbean, including […]

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Lawmakers Urge Increased Commitment to U.S.–Caribbean Relationship

Lawmakers Urge Increased Commitment to U.S.–Caribbean Relationship

Engel, Ros-Lehtinen release multi-year State Department strategy for engagement with Caribbean WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee, today (June 19) announced the release of a new U.S. Government strategy on future engagement with the Caribbean. […]

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Senator Marco Rubio to address Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

Senator Marco Rubio to address Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C . – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will meet with Caribbean American Diaspora Leaders at the 19th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Forum taking place from June 21st-22nd on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The roundtable is scheduled to take place in the Senate Dirksen Building at 1:30 pm on June 21st. Senator Marco Rubio will address […]

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Trump to impose travel, trade restrictions with Cuba

Trump to impose travel, trade restrictions with Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump will announce a significant rollback of former President Barack Obama’s accord with Cuba by imposing travel and trade restrictions on the island nation, according to a new report. Trump will announce the changes to the Obama-era policies that improved US relations with Cuba in a speech in Miami, Florida, […]

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Rep. Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Decision on Cuba

Rep. Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Decision on Cuba

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee is appalled by the Trump Administration’s reported decision to reverse Obama-era policies normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba. “I am appalled and saddened by the reports that President Trump will reinstate failed isolationist Cuba policies. Instead of considering the best interests of the American and Cuban people, the president has made […]

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Aviation Safety Specialists oppose Trump’s proposal to privatize air traffic control

Aviation Safety Specialists oppose Trump’s proposal to privatize air traffic control

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to privatize the air traffic control system: “The dedicated federal employees at the FAA represented by PASS […]

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Haitian Officials encouraged to reintegrate Haitian TPS recipients

Haitian Officials encouraged to reintegrate Haitian TPS recipients

DHS Secretary Kelly Encourages Haitian Officials to Reintegrate Haitian TPS Recipients during Haiti visit MIAMI – On Wednesday, May 31st, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly traveled to Haiti for a four-hour trip to make assessments regarding the country’s conditions. DHS released a readout of Secretary Kelly’s trip, which indicates that he encouraged […]

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Major impact on middle-class with the Trump budget

Major impact on middle-class with the Trump budget

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the White House budget: “The Trump budget is an all-out assault on the poor. Once again, the administration has prioritized the needs of the rich over the poor. “The budget double-downs on Medicaid with a $610 billion cut on top of […]

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Trump Administration Lets Down Haitian Community

Trump Administration Lets Down Haitian Community

Advocates say that Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti unlikely to be resolved in six months MIAMI –  Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) released the following statement upon the news that the Trump Administration had extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitians in the United States for six months. The recent decision announced by the Department […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Responds To Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation

Congresswoman Wilson Responds To Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the six-month extension of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status  TPS designation: “Following a meeting last week with Haitian Senators Wilfrid Gélin and Wanique Pierre, I decided to wage a Twitter storm in a last-ditch effort to save the nation’s Temporary Protected Status […]

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