Presidential Pardon for Marcus Garvey

Dear Readers;

I hope this email message finds you well!!!  As Chair for the Caribbean-American Political Action Committee (C-PAC) in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, I am part of a group who is working on a groundswell of petitions to President Obama for a posthumous presidential pardon for Civil Rights icon  Marcus  Garvey (please see

The Death of President Fidel Castro of Cuba and the Half Truths and the Fascist Campaign of Lies

President Fidel Castro

In Response to the Avalanche of Half Truths and the Fascist Campaign of Lies Against the Sincere American People and Cuba - By Gabriel Christian

While the world reflects on the passing of Fidel Castro we have been exposed to the non-stop scenes of Miami grave dancers who do not represent the majority of the sincere American people. The Miami Cubans are a tiny minority and the unrelenting media focus on their grave dancing in the aftermath of Fidel Castro's death disguises the whole truth.

Dominica’s Ambassador to the USA at Zouk in the Park

Dominica’s Ambassador Hubert John Charles chatting with members of the crowd

Dominica’s Ambassador, Hubert John Charles was in attendance at the Zouk  in the Park event held in Mount Rainier, Maryland on Sunday September 27, 2015.  Among the attendees from French Caribbean countries was local lawyer and businessman Mr. Gabriel Christian.

Many other Caribbean nations were represented and the music that reflected the Afro-French Caribbean beats provided the perfect atmosphere for the crowd perusing the wares and sampling the culinary delights..

On The Water and in Distress, Use your VHF, not your Cell Phone - U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class John D. Miller

New technology, better range and reliability can mean the difference between life and death

Greg Arlotta’s voice turned grim as the boat beneath him slipped below the 37-degree waters of the Delaware Bay in the early morning darkness of Dec. 23, 2010.  

U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 2 suspected smugglers with a $14 million cocaine shipment near Puerto Rico

U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 2 suspected smugglers with a $14 million cocaine shipment near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 1,230 pounds of cocaine to Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Aug. 11, 2015 in the Caribbean Sea.

CAHFSA Launches Logo Design Competition

CAHFSA Launches Logo Design Competition

Bridgetown, Barbados, July 27, 2015 – Caribbean (CARIFORUM) resident are invited to submit creative ideas in a logo competition launched by the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA).

The agency is desirous of having a logo design that reflects its goals and objectives plus serve as an effective corporate identity.

Tsunami Alert For The Eastern Caribbean - Press Release from the United States Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana

Dear U.S. Citizen,

The United States Embassy in Georgetown informs all U.S. citizens that the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI-SRC), St. Augustine, Trinidad has  notified authorities in the Eastern Caribbean that there has been heightened seismic activities at Kick 'Em Jenny which is an underwater volcano located in the Southern Grenadines.  This activity is being closely monitored by the UWI-SRC and further updates will be issued as more information becomes available.

Coast Guard Repatriates 55 Cuban Migrants

MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday.

This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits.  Four of these events were Cubans trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly called "rustics" or "chugs." In these instances the Coast Guard not only helped secure the U.S. border, but they also prevented these perilous ocean voyages from ending in tragedy. 

Coast Guard Locates Survivors Of Downed Aircraft Southeast Of Bahamas

MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews located five survivors from a downed aircraft nine nautical miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas Monday evening.

Cuba no longer designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism - U.S. Department of State Press Release

Rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Press Statement

Jeff Rathke
Director, Office of Press Relations
Washington, DC

May 29, 2015

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