News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. July 19, 2016: The U.S. on Monday issued a new travel warning on Haiti, advising U.S. citizens travelling to or living on the Caribbean island about the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities, and the security environment in Haiti. The warning comes as the United States suspended financial assistance to Haitiâ€™s electoral authorities as they plan to redo a presidential vote that a special commission found was marred by widespread fraud and as the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will receive the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Haiti, Pierrot Delienne, on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 EDT to discuss the evolving political and electoral situation in Haiti.
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 Bahamasâ€™ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is warning its citizens travelling to the United States to be wary of â€œrecent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.â€
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 14, 2016: How well do Caribbean immigrants integrate into the US labour market? Thatâ€™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 â€“ 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.