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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 12, 2016: While developed nations like the U.S. Canada and the UK have been quick to issue travel alerts on developing nations, one Caribbean nation has flipped the script on the Mighty United States. The Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is warning its citizens travelling to the United States to be wary of “recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.”

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 14, 2016: How well do Caribbean immigrants integrate into the US labour market? That’s the focus of a current study being conducted by Valerie La Carte, a PhD Candidate in economics at the American University in Washington, DC. If you are from the Caribbean – any CARICOM nation or from Cuba or the Dominican Republic. or if you are born in the US of a Caribbean mother, you be a part of the study..

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 15, 2016: One Caribbean nation was recently placed into a new economic classification by the World Bank. As of July 1, 2016, the South American CARICOM nation of Guyana no longer is classified as a low income economy. Instead, using the World Bank Atlas method, Guyana is now classified as an upper middle-income economy with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of between US$4,036 and $12,475.

Six-time Olympic champion, Jamaican-born Usain St. Leo Bolt. 

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. July 15, 2016: Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign. The national launch of the HeForShe Campaign in Jamaica is a collaborative event with partners, the United States Embassy to Jamaica, Respect Jamaica, UN Women Multi Country Office – Caribbean, Digicel Jamaica, the High Commission of Canada, the British High Commission and the EU Delegation to Jamaica.

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