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JLP Legislator, Robert Montague, Resigns from Cabinet

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Robert Montague, a member of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has resigned from Cabinet in the wake of a damning report from the Integrity Commission on the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in which Montague was cited for knowingly granting a firearm permit to six people with criminal traces when he was National Security Minister.

Robert Montague (photo courtesy of JIS)

Queens Borough President Welcomes TPS for Ukrainian Nationals

“Queens also stands in firm solidarity with all our Ukrainian American neighbors who are already in the United States, and we applaud President Biden for quickly extending Temporary Protected Status protections to those individuals,” he told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).

Donovan Richards Jr. (via The City)

Statewide Black Chamber Launched During Black History Month

Tallahassee, FL - Florida now has a chamber focused on uplifting and helping black businesses around the state. On February 1st, 2022, to kick off Black History Month, the Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce hosted its first Black Chamber Day at the Capitol to advocate for resources for black chambers and black businesses.

The Bahamas Still Determining Sanctions Position on Russia

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government has warned local companies to be very cautious when conducting business with any Russian entity even as the main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) called on the government to act more decisively in the interest of sovereignty.

Russian troops take part in drills near the country's border with Ukraine, Dec. 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of AP)

Black Women’s Group Recruits Its First Candidate for Florida Cabinet

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Democratic Black Women’s Consortium (FDBWC) has recruited Former State Attorney Aramis Ayala to run for Florida attorney general in the 2022 election. After discussions with FDBWC leadership, Ayala is turning her sights to challenge incumbent Ashley Moody for the cabinet position and become the state’s 39th attorney general.

Former State Attorney Aramis Ayala
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