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NEW YORK – Jumaane Williams, a Caribbean American running for lieutenant governor of New York, last month joined dozens of advocates in front of the state’s Board of Elections in announcing his campaign has collected more than 68,000 petition signatures in support of his candidacy in order to secure ballot access.

UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary General Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Caribbean community (CARICOM) and other member states to pay their mandatory contributions “on time and in full,” warning that the global body is “at risk of running out of cash.”

NEW YORK – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to Caribbean and other immigrants convicted of minor offenses, even as President Donald Trump and the United States federal government continue to wage war on immigrant communities.

The biggest public display of Caribbean spirit and culture in the United States will mark a half-century of celebrations this year.

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