The United States slowed and, in some cases, shut down delivery of vital medical supplies for multiple Caribbean nations needed to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which poses a mounting threat to the region.
Some Caribbean nationals facing deportation and other actions from law enforcement in the United States are getting a reprieve - for now - after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agreed to “temporarily” scale down those processes as the country battles the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks, has conveyed the Government’s appreciation to members of the Diaspora all over the world, for their support of last Easter Sunday’s ‘Telethon Jamaica Together We Stand’, which raised funds to contribute to Jamaica’s fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
In another New York City fundraiser for the University of the West Indies, the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) will host its 23rd Annual Legacy Awards Gala on February 19, at The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street in New York City. This year’s Gala theme is “Why Not Say Yes!“