Category - Caribbean Diaspora

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COVID couldn’t stop us, and it won’t

COVID couldn’t stop us, and it won’t Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (14 October 2021) — Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) a little-known Jamaican diaspora charitable organization, Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica (POGS) continued to raise funds under extremely difficult circumstances to support three charities in Jamaica. With a three-member board and a core group of dedicated committee members, though having to cancel its annual signature fundraising events in 2020 and...

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US Supreme Court Decision Impacts Caribbean Diaspora TPS and Dreamers

US Supreme Court Decision Impacts Caribbean Diaspora TPS and Dreamers Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (09 June 2021) — The unanimous decision of the US Supreme Court denying adjustment of status to legal permanent resident (LPR) – green card – for certain TPS (Temporary Protected Status) beneficiaries, while a devastating blow particularly to long-term TPS beneficiaries, should not have come as a surprise. Immigration law generally, with few exceptions, precludes adjustment of status (AOS)...

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Why members of the Caribbean Diaspora should support Sen. Kamala Harris for VP

Why members of the Caribbean Diaspora should support Sen. Kamala Harris for VP Ambassador Curtis A. Ward As Host of CaribNation television, I recently had an opportunity to have a conversation with Jamaican-American Attorney Dahlia Walker-Huntington, a Jamaican and Caribbean community leader, and an advocate on a number of issues affecting the Caribbean diaspora. In particular, we discussed reasons why members of the US-based Caribbean diaspora should support the Democratic ticket of former...

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CARICOM can’t Afford to Wait too Late to be Right

CARICOM can’t afford to Wait too late to be Right Ambassador Denis G. Antoine (10 July 2020) — The future we want for sustained prosperity in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been staring us in the face long enough. It’s time to unlock and turn on the secret power sources of the region. CARICOM proudly declares that it has been on a long journey.  Therefore, it seems like a fitting juncture in its history for introspection to avert faltering.  CARICOM’s arrival at this...

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Caribbean Diaspora aroused with show of discontent

Caribbean Diaspora aroused demonstrating discontent Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (04 December 2019) — Discontent within Caribbean diaspora communities is growing in intensity. To most governments in the region, peaceful demonstrations on the streets far removed from the homeland are viewed as non-threatening and inconsequential, thus easily ignored and dismissed. But they should take heed! What they see is only the tip of the iceberg. Traditionally, diaspora’s passionate patriotism has...

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CaribNation TV Video presentation of JNA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

CaribNation TV Video presentation of JNA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration In a previous report, The Ward Post provided a narrative of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Jamaican Nationals Association of Washington DC fifty years of service to the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States. TWP is pleased to provide here CaribNation TV’s video presentation of the event produced by Larry Sindass, Founder and Producer of CaribNation TV.

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A Leadership Imperative: Preserving Our Voice

A Leadership Imperative: Preserving Our Voice Response to community on Global Jamaica Diaspora Council Akelia A. Maitland At the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference (June 16-20, 2019) in Kingston, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) Jamaica introduced the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC) as the successor body to the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board (JDAB). Thus far, throughout consultations, members of the Northeast USA community leadership have expressed either...

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From Emancipation to Caribbean Independence

From Emancipation to Caribbean Independence Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (03 August 2019) — Some 100 members of the Caribbean Community of the DMV area (Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia),  who attended the Lecture “From Emancipation to Caribbean Independence” in Silver Spring, Maryland on the evening of Aug. 1st were taken on an awesome journey through  the history of Caribbean peoples by widely recognized historian and an expert on Caribbean and African diaspora history Dr...

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JNA & POGS: Jamaican Diaspora Organizations contributing to nation building

JNA & POGS: Jamaican Diaspora Organizations contributing to nation building Ambassador Curtis Ward (April 15, 2019) — I recently sat down as a Host of CaribNation TV with leaders of two small Jamaican Diaspora organizations operating in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) area to talk about their work in the Jamaican communities in the United States and in Jamaica. These two small organizations, the Jamaican Nationals Association (Washington DC) (JNA) and Partners...

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Requirements for Meaningful Consultations on Jamaica National Diaspora Policy

Requirements for Meaningful Consultations on Jamaica National Diaspora Policy Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (03 Jan. 2019) — The current Government of Jamaica (GoJ) has announced it is well on its way to completing a long-awaited Jamaica National Diaspora Policy (JNDP), a project which appeared to have been close to completion when a draft was first presented by the former government to the 6th Biennial Diaspora  Conference in Montego Bay in June 2015 (2015 Conference). It appears from what...