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.
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.
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?
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

Meet Guyana’s New Ambassador To The US

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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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