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KAMALA HARRIS’ JAMAICAN HERITAGE – By her father… Donald J. Harris

by Jamaica Global – January 13, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris

Any notion that California Senator Kamala Harris does not know much about, or underplays her Jamaican heritage was dispelled on a recent visit to South Florida, home to over 100,000 Jamaicans.

In Miami for a fund-raiser in support of Senator Bill Nelson, she and sister Maya rubbed shoulders and posed for photos with a number of prominent Jamaican Americans, including Mayor of the City of Miramar Wayne Messam and City of Miramar Commissioner Winston Barnes among others.


Concern over 200,000 Trinidadians holding US visas after PM’s stance on Venezuela

Stabroek News – January 28, 2019

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

(Trinidad Express) There are more than 200,000 Trinidad and Tobago citizens who hold United States visas and can be impacted by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s “not-so-veiled attack” on the United States over its stance on Venezuela.

So said Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, at the United National Congress (UNC) national assembly meeting at Couva South Hall on January 27, 2019

United States Ambassador Joseph Mondello had slammed the Trinidad and Tobago Government for continuing to recognise Nicolas Maduro as president of the troubled country.

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CRICKET: West Indies Revival: win Second Test vs England by 10 wickets

A Caribbean triumph that the cricket world can rejoice in witnessing

It was probably fitting that the series should be clinched with a six.

It was probably reflective of the balance of power that John Campbell, playing his second Test, should thrash a delivery from James Anderson, playing his 147th, over wide mid-on to wrap up a three-day victory. It underlined the dominance of West Indies and illustrated the confidence they have in their themselves. It was the young and strong mauling the ageing and decaying.

It’s taken seven days to settle this series. One week to prick the bubble of this ‘new’ England and the silly talk of ‘total cricket’. One week to revive hopes in the Caribbean game.


Guyana-born Trinidadian Peter Minshall – Carnival’s Creative Genius with his “Dancing Mobiles”

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Trump reportedly floated ‘using military force’ in Venezuela

Trump reportedly floated ‘using military force’ in Venezuela

President Donald Trump

Business Insider – – 28 January 2019

  • President Donald Trump reportedly floated using “military force” in Venezuela to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in recent weeks.
  • Graham told Axios he cautioned Trump the move could be “problematic.”
  • The US and several other countries recently recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president over Nicolas Maduro.
  • Speculation has been mounting ever since over the Trump administration’s next moves in Venezuela

President Donald Trump reportedly weighed using the “military option” in Venezuela in recent weeks, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Axios on Sunday,  27 January 2019 Continue reading

The View from Europe: Dialogue not ideology required in Venezuela – By David Jessop

Dialogue not ideology required in Venezuela – By David Jessop

David Jessop

Last Wednesday Juan Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, took an informal oath of office and declared himself the country’s interim president. In a choreographed response the United States and a number of other hemispheric countries including Canada, Brazil and Argentina recognised him as such.

The response of other nations was significantly more nuanced, calling instead for a political process that leads to free and credible elections. Russia, China and Turkey however, indicated their support for the Maduro government and objected to external interference in the country’s internal affairs.      Continue reading

CRICKET: West Indies vs England: West Indies win First Test by 381 runs

Roston Chase

Photo: Roston Chase celebrates victory – takes 8 wickets for 60 runs.

West Indies 289 (Hetmyer 81*, Anderson 5-46) and 415 for 6 dec (Holder 202*, Dowrich 116*) beat England 77 (Roach 5-17) and 246 (Burns 84, Chase 8-60) by 381 runs

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Roston Chase bags eight as West Indies crush England

A rampaging Roston Chase tore through England’s batting line-up to hand West Indies a comprehensive 381-run victory inside four days in the first Test in Barbados, putting them 1-0 in the three-match series.

Chase finished with career-best Test figures of 8 for 60 off 21.4 overs to almost single-handedly bowl England out for 246 in their second innings but, in truth there were many more architects of the West Indies’ victory.      Continue reading

Policing of Marijuana has racist, classist undertones – CARICOM Report

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