Open Letter #88 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Published on Aug 28 2014 // Caribbean, Central America, Immigration
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Dear Mr. President, I’m sure you are caught up on Twitter but just in case you missed it, House Speaker, John Boehner on August 7th Tweeted a picture of him with a farmer under the caption: “Always great to spend time with America’s hard-working farmers and ranchers.” Interesting...

Invisible No More? –Will Caribbean Immigrants Finally Be Able To Self-Identify On U.S. Census Forms?

Invisible No More? –Will Caribbean Immigrants Finally Be Able To Self-Identify On U.S. Census Forms?
Celebs. with Caribbean-roots. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 22, 2014: After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within...

Puerto-Rico-Based Journalist John Collins Dead At 80

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Breaking News, Caribbean, News, Puerto Rico, Top Stories
News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug.20, 2014: A Missouri man who adopted the Caribbean as his home and served as a journalist and contributor to the former Hardbeatnews for many years, has passed away at the age of 80 in Puerto Rico. John Collins, according to the Sun Sentinel, died on Aug. 11th following...

Open Letter #87 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Open Letter #87 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 5, 2014: Dear Mr. President, It’s amazing to me that both chambers of the House cannot agree on major issues of interest to Americans who elect them – including immigration reform – but they did manage to pass legislation providing financing for Israel’s...

Open Letter #86 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Open Letter #86 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is joined by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, just after House Republicans voted to make McCarthy the new majority leader, replacing Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., who was defeated in his primary earlier this month, on Capitol...

Open Letter #85 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Open Letter #85 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!
Assemblyman Marcos Crespo stands with New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform and calls on the President to keep his promise to enact executive action on July 18, 2014. (NYIC image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 21, 2014: Dear Mr. President, Against the background of the Statue of Liberty in...

Open Letter #84 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Open Letter #84 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, in Brownsville, Texas June 18, 2014. CPB provided media tours June 18 of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Arizona that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who...

On Nevis, Mango Gets Its Own Festival

Published on Jul 09 2014 // Caribbean, St Kitts and Nevis, Travel and Lifestyle
On Nevis, Mango Gets Its Own Festival
By Felicia Persaud News Americas, CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS, Weds. July 9, 2014: The sweet, juicy mango fruit, popular in the Caribbean region, has earned its own festival in one small island, much like with the international mango festival in Miami and in Delhi, India.  Chief Marketing Officer at the Nevis...

Open Letter #83 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Open Letter #83 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 7, 2014: Dear Mr. President, Help for the 11 plus million undocumented migrants in the United States almost always seems to take a back seat to one crisis after another. Just when it seems relief is in sight for hard working people who desperately need some form...

Open Letter #82 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Open Letter #82 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas. Pelosi said during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday that she holds little hope that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. (AP Photo/The Brownsville...