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A 91-year-old actress and daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean island of Nevis has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Cicely Tyson was among the 21 other Americans who received the honor from President Barrack Obama in a White House ceremony on Nov. 22. Tyson was born and raised in Harlem, New York. She is the daughter of Frederica, a former domestic helper, and William Tyson, who worked as a carpenter and painter. Her father arrived in New York City at age 21 and was processed at Ellis Island on Aug. 4, 1919.

NEW YORK – Caribbean American congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has urged the administration of outgoing President Barack Obama administration to immediately halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians. Last month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed that removal proceedings have resumed for Haitian nationals in the United States who lack Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that “the majority of the people DHS intends to remove have not been accused of any crime.”

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris was last month awarded the Gusi Peace Prize here. The Awards Committee of Gusi Peace Prize International bestows Asia’s foremost accolade to politicians and other leaders from around the world who, in its opinion, excel in respective fields while ensuring the advancement of human dignity.

West Indians of many nations celebrate at the annual West Indian American Day Carnival. 

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017: Caribbean nationals from five nations in the region make up the most foreign immigrants in New York City, ranking in the top 10. According to a new report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer this week, they are:

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