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Hundreds of illegal immigrants were apprehended and thousands of pounds of narcotics and millions in currency seized by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during operations in U.S. Caribbean territories in fiscal year 2019. 

Kamala Harris, once the lone remaining Caribbean American with a realistic chance of challenging Donald Trump for the job of United States president, has dropped out of the race.

Kingston, Jamaica/CMM….. To mark 25years of service to Jamaica’s athletes, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) made a commitment to donate 25 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to schools in 2019 under its “Defibrillator to Schools” program. The organization was however able to donate 35 units, 10 more than planned through the help of kind sponsors. Thirteen (13) high schools; Annotto Bay, Claude McKay, Foga Road, Glengoffe, Glenmuir, Jose Marti, Holmwood Technical, Holy Childhood, Holy Trinity, Kellits, Ocho Rios, Robert Lightbourne, and William Knibb; The National Stadium and The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sports Department were presented with units for a total of 15 and over 50 persons trained in use of the machine and basic CPR. The presentation took place on Friday November 15, 2019 at the JAMPRO Auditorium in Kingston. Twenty (20) units were presented earlier this year to schools in Western Jamaica. 

Multiple federal judges in the United States last month issued temporary injunctions blocking a public charge rule issued by the administration of President Donald Trump which opposes issuing permanent residence or “green cards” to Caribbean and other immigrants.

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