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News Americas, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Fri. Dec. 16, 2016: The Opposition People`s Democratic Movement (PDM) led by Sharlene Cartwright Robinson seems like the clear winner of Thursday’s election in the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to initial results. As of late last night, the People`s Democratic Movement was leading the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP) led by Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing, 7-3.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 15, 2016: The onus is now on President Obama to make The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939) law, an act that could be beneficial to the Caribbean ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. The Act, which was co-sponsored by Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a former Chair of the Committee, passed the Senate this week after the House passed it in June and now needs Obama’s signature to make it law.
News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Dec. 15, 2016: Two 21-year-old men have so far been charged with the murder of a Guyanese New Yorker who was shot and killed as he slept beside his girlfriend in a South Ozone Park, Queens apartment Sunday. The alleged murderers have been identified as Jonathan Chan, 21, who resides on the service road of the Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica, Queens and Shamar Daley, also 21.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 7, 2016: While the Republican President-Elect is continuing to use his Twitter account like a third world dictatorial policy machine, Caribbean-roots Senator-elect, Kamala Harris is using her account to lay out her 2017 platform of issues. Harris, 52, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother who made history on November 8, 2016 by becoming only the second black woman and first Indian, Jamaican-American elected to serve in the United States Senate, has been quietly laying out her agenda to her 120 thousands followers.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 6, 2016: As Donald Trump seems bent on cozying up to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin – he has reportedly had at least two phone conversations with Putin since being elected – Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, Jamaican-born Lt. General Vincent R. Stewart, was in Amman, Jordan meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat.
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