Monday, 02 May 2016 18:36
Recently, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. He released the following statement about his experience: "This week I visited the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – a critical military and national security asset serving key roles in the war on terrorism, drug and migrant interdiction, and as a strategic forward base for the Atlantic Fleet.
Monday, 02 May 2016 18:34
With the impending retirement of sitting City Manager Ron Gorland set for July 31st, last night the Miami Springs City Council named Assistant City Manager/Finance Director William Alonso to the position. Although Alonso’s official start date is August 1st, the transition will be taking place over the next few months to ensure a seamless changeover.
Friday, 15 April 2016 15:50 Written by Rebecca D. Costa
What if the next President of the United States decided not to move to the nation’s capital? After the election, they announced plans to fly into Washington on Monday – keep office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – and return home on Friday. What if they were comfortable sleeping on the sofa in the Oval Office, showering at the gym, and eating in the staff cafeteria when they were in town?
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:47
Guyanese are prominent in American politics. This month, Caribbean Today salutes women of Guyanese descent who have been elected to office in the United States. Commissioner Lisa Cupid of Georgia - Cupid was born to Guyanese parents in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently the commissioner of District 4 in Cobb County, Georgia after winning election to the post in 2012.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:36
The Guyana APNU-AFC government of David Granger has named a new ambassador to the U.S. He is Dr. Riyad Insanally has been the OAS Representative in Trinidad and Tobago since April 2008. Dr. Insanally will replace Ambassador Bayney Karran who has served as Guyana’s ambassador to the U.S. since 2003.
Monday, 11 April 2016 15:51
For the first time, Ted Cruz Tuesday surpassed Republican presidential rival Donald Trump nationally in the weekly Reuters tracking poll — by just two points after a week of debacles ranging from the front-runner's switches on abortion to his campaign manager being charged with simple battery for allegedly grabbing a news reporter.
Monday, 11 April 2016 15:49
Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday following his loss to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin GOP presidential primary, blaming an establishment "onslaught." "Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again," Trump's campaign statement read. "Lyin' Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him."
Friday, 08 April 2016 15:00
Donald Trump says he'll force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars Mexican immigrants send home — a plan whose feasibility is unclear both legally and politically, and which would test the bounds of a president's executive powers to pressure another country, The Washington Post reports.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 17:21
Heated political rhetoric focused on deporting millions of undocumented immigrants from the United States, including thousands of Caribbean nationals, has again become a big talking point in an American election cycle. Yet the issue appears to have barely stirred concern in the Caribbean American community, as many have watched the squabble being used as a political football before, and view possible threats to their status in the U.S. as a mere jostle for votes.
Thursday, 31 March 2016 05:38
With the number of Hispanic voters in the U.S. topping 27 million this year – and immigration playing a pivotal role in the national debate – the impact of this rapidly growing demographic on the 2016 election is expected to be decisive. To better gauge public opinion of the Latino population – and its impact on the U.S. political process – FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs has launched the Latino Public Opinion Forum – the first university initiative in Florida to systematically study the growth and impact of the Latino population.
Monday, 21 March 2016 20:16
If Donald Trump wins Marco Rubio’s home state and John Kasich’s home state on Tuesday, he’ll take a massive leap towards securing the Republican nomination and likely end both of their campaigns. You wouldn’t know it from watching Thursday night’s debate, however, where the field seemed content to go gentle into that good night. The debate featured polite disagreements but few outright attacks and a number of substantive exchanges over issues like trade and foreign policy.
Monday, 21 March 2016 20:14
Puerto Ricans may be unable to vote in US general elections but the territory’s debt crisis is definitely getting attention in the campaign. During Wednesday night’s Univision and Washington Post Democratic Presidential debate, both contenders Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were asked if they would help Puerto Rico restructure its $72 billion debt and economic crises. Here’s what they said they would do:
Monday, 14 March 2016 16:20
Speaker Crisafulli, I thank you for your open door policy and for directing OPPAGA to conduct a study on the issues relative to unemployment and poverty. To my home city of Lauderdale Lakes, you believed in me and gave me my first opportunity to represent you when I ran for the city commission in 1996. This was after losing the race by only two votes in 1995. Vice President Al Gore should have asked me about hanging and dimpled chads and how to overcome them.
Friday, 11 March 2016 17:35
The BlakPac Intern Program arrived in Florida to give Republican Candidates a huge boost in support in Florida. BlakPac provided our Data Minting platform to identify and canvass the Supervoters within Florida and created a new urban social media approach focused upon our "We Can Do Better" messaging. The election is March 15, 2016.