Jamaican murder convict faces second deportation after caught trying to re-enter…

first_imgJamaican national Horace Tajah is facing asecond deportation after spending four years behind bars after he was caught trying to re-enter the United States.Convicted in a New York City gang case in 2010, Tajah was sentenced to prison and eventually deported back to Jamaica and barred from the United States for life.Prosecutors point to the drug, gun and murder convictions on his record to suggest that his motivation in trying to re-enter the United States was to commit more violent crime.On Monday, a federal judge set the stage for Tajah’s second deportation back to Jamaica by sentencing him to time served – he’s been in custody since his arrest four years ago – and three years of probation.Just months after his removal, he tried to re-enter the United States by crossing the Peace Bridge on a commercial tour bus. He was caught, and so was his wife, who later admitted to lying about her husband’s identity during the illegal border crossing.“I wasn’t coming here to commit any crimes,” Tajah told U.S. District Judge Lawrence J.Vilardo . “I committed a lot of crimes when I was younger, but I’m older now.”Unlike most illegal re-entry cases, Tajah’s prosecution attracted attention because of his previous criminal record in New York City, where he was convicted on multiple federal charges in 2010.The charges included drug dealing, weapons possession and conspiracy to commit murder. He was sentenced to six years in prison and eventually deported to Jamaica.“While in Jamaica, he received various threats and attempted to relocate to Canada where he still didn’t feel safe,” said defense lawyer John P. Pieri.Pieri said the threats stem from Tajah’s cooperation with federal prosecutors in the 2010 gang case and that, even now, his client fears a return to Jamaica.LaTanya N. Notice, Tajah’s wife, who is also a non-citizen from Jamaica, had previously pleaded guilty to making a false statement and will face a recommended sentence of up to six months in prison when she is sentenced by Vilardo. She also will face possible deportation, a punishment she hopes to avoid. Jamaican murder convict faces second deportation after caught trying to re-enter the USlast_img read more

Popular Caribbean candidates win in New York elections

first_imgTwo Caribbean candidates – Jumaane Williams and Dr.Mathieu Eugene secured sound victories in New York City general elections on Tuesday.Son of Grenadian immigrantsWilliams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, and the Haitian-born Eugene will now serve another four-year term in districts in Brooklyn that are predominantly Caribbean.With 100 percent of the 121 precincts reporting, Williams, who represents the 45th Council District and ran on the Democratic and Working Families parties line, defeated Anthony Beckford, of the True Freedom Party, by a landslide.Williams – who currently serves as Deputy Leader of the New York City Council, chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, and co-chair of the Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence – trounced Beckford in attaining 20, 347 votes. Beckford only received 613 votes.Williams, who is also among eight candidates vying to become Speaker of New York City Council in the Special Elections in January, had won the Democratic Primary in a landslide in September with 100 percent of the 121 precincts reporting. At that time, he received 8,588 votes to his then lone challenger, Lou Cespedes, who garnered 904 votes.First Haitian AmericanOn Tuesday, Democrat Dr. Eugene – the first Haitian to hold elective office in New York City and who represents the 40th Council District, juxtaposed to Williams’ 45th Council District – beat Brian Christopher Cunningham, the son of Jamaican immigrants in garnering 13, 840 votes.With 100 percent of the 104 precincts reporting, Cunningham, running on the Reform Party line, mustered 8, 370 votes. Another Eugene Challenger, Brian Kelly, who contested the seat on the Conservative Party ticket, received 767 votes.“I just want to say ‘thank you’ to the voters; ‘thank you very much,’” Williams told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) after Tuesday night’s victory. “It shows they’re [voters] happy in giving me a mandate to do what I’m doing. Now, I can focus on the Speaker’s race.”Eugene again attributed his success to God and his dedicated to community service. “Thank God for giving me the opportunity to be elected one more time, to continue do what I love doing – serving the people,” he told CMC after the results were announced. “I like to thank all the voters and supporters for putting their trust and confidence me.“I pledge to work harder, to continue to do what I can to address the issues and improve the quality of life for all, including those who did not vote for me,” Eugene added.He said, even though he has accomplished a lot in his district, his priorities are to “address the challenges facing the youth; to ensure quality education with smaller class size; to improve access to healthcare for all people; to expand employment opportunities; to improve public safety services and police/community relations; to improve affordable housing opportunities and support immigrant rights; as well as to provide strong advocacy for neighborhood preservation and homeowners.“I believe much more needs to be done, and I will do everything I can to address the challenges,” said Eugene, stating that he has been “well known and respected for more than a decade as a community leader, educator, health professional, local media personality and founder of the non-profit organization, YES (Youth Education and Sports).”For more on Caribbean-American elected official in New York, click the link: Caribbean American Congresswoman introduces body camera billlast_img read more

April is National Minority Health Month

first_imgDid you know that the month of April is officially recognized as National Minority Health Month? Numerous health providers work tirelessly each day to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. They also work to increase awareness about the health care law’s groundbreaking policies to reduce these disparities and achieve health equity. This year’s theme, Partnering for Health Equity, emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities. It is a call to action, a charge for all of us to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities. “For five decades, the Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) in Miami has been committed to ensuring that residents of our community have access to quality, yet affordable healthcare,” says Annie Neasman, President and CEO of JTCHS. “We join the many partners who recognize and celebrate National Minority Health Month each year.”Partnerships at the national, state, tribal and local levels are vital to the work of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity. This month, the Office of Minority Health will join with partners, health advocates and organizations to highlight the role of partnerships in improving the health of people and communities across the country.The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. A community mainstay, JTCHS owns and/or operates fifty-four (54) facilities, which includes eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, including a women’s substance use residential program, forty (40) school-based locations and two (2) university centers. JTCHS’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff serves a diverse population of over 47,000 patients who make more than 187,000 visits annually. WE KNOW how to satisfy our patients and have been doing so for decades.last_img read more

(UPDATED) Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from cancelling Temporary Protected…

first_imgUpdate:  (October 5) A United States federal district judge has granted reprieve to tens of thousands of Haitians on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the country.Judge Edward M. Chen ruled that the Trump administration could not immediately end special protections for undocumented immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan, whose countries have been ravaged by wars and natural disasters.About 59,000 Haitians have been granted TPS, which does not offer them a path to permanent residency in the US.Judge’s ruling“It is hereby ordered that defendants, their officers, agents, employees, representatives, and all persons acting in concert or participating with them, are enjoined and restrained from engaging in, committing, or performing, directly or indirectly, by any means whatsoever, implementation and/or enforcement of the decisions to terminate TPS for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua pending resolution of this case on the merits,” he ruled.Take action to preserve the status quo“It is further ordered that defendants shall take all administrative actions needed to preserve the status quo pending completion of discovery and a ruling on the merits of the case,” the judge said, adding that the defendants should report to the court within 15 days of this order on the administrative steps taken to comply with this paragraph and otherwise preserve the status quo.Effective immediately“The preliminary injunction shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect pending resolution of this case on the merits or further order of this court,” the judge said, adding that a case management conference will be held on October 26.Judge Chen said the parties shall file a joint case management conference statement by October 19,  “and shall address, inter alia, the expedited setting of trial or other means of adjudication of the merits.”In his ruling, Judge Chen noted that Haiti was originally designed for TPS on January 21, 2010 based on the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010 that prevented Haitians from returning home safely. He said the Haiti designation was subsequently “extended and re-designated four times by the Obama administration and once by the Trump administration.”The judge noted that, although the Trump administration extended Haiti’s TPS designation one time, the extension was for six months only, in contrast to the customary 12 months.He ruled that TPS beneficiaries and their children “indisputably will suffer irreparable harm and great hardship.“TPS beneficiaries who have lived, worked, and raised families in the United States, many for more than a decade, will be subject to removal,” Judge Chen said.“Many have US-born children; those may be faced with the Hobson’s choice of bringing their children with them and tearing them away from the only country and community they have known or splitting their families apart.”Failed to establish real harm In contrast, the judge said the Trump administration has “failed to establish any real harm were the status quo, which has been in existence for as long as two decades, is maintained during the pendency of this litigation.“Indeed, if anything, plaintiffs and amici (court brief) have established without dispute that local and national economies will be hurt if hundreds of thousands of TPS beneficiaries are uprooted and removed,” he said.On January 18, this year, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had announced that current beneficiaries of TPS under Haiti’s designation, who wanted to maintain that status through the program’s termination date of July 22, 2019, must re-register before March 19 this year.Marleine Bastien, executive director for the Family Action Network Movement (FANM) in Miami, Florida, issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen recently granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Trump administration from terminating temporary protected status, or TPS, for immigrants Haiti and other nations. The original TPS expiration dates by the Trump administration were: Sudan, 11/2/2018, Nicaragua, 1/5/2019, Nepal, 6/24/2019, Haiti, 7/22/2019, El Salvador, 9/9/2019, and Honduras, 1/5/2020Judge Chen ruled that the government must continue TPS, and employment authorizations for TPS beneficiaries from those countries, while a lawsuit challenging the government’s decision to eliminate their protections proceeds. Bastien said, “This decision is tremendous news. I commend Judge Chen for his courage and thank him for the sign of relief he brought to hundreds of thousands of families, including their American-born children, from the specter of family separation that loomed over them. Make no mistake, the Trump administration’s decision to terminate TPS was based on racism and xenophobia. Our hope is that this decision will hold to allow us to continue our efforts toward a permanent solution for those 300,000 deserving families. These immigrants and their families deserve better and we thank Judge Chen for his sensible decision.” FANM will hold a press conference in reaction to the ruling today, Thursday, October 4 at 11 a.m. FANM’s mission is to empower low to moderate-income families socially, financially, and politically and to give them the tools to transform their communities.last_img read more

Betting Odds For August 19, 2017

first_imgBrazil : Seria ACorinthians SP vs Vitoria Ba (1x & u 4.5)This tie can easily be ticked as a home win without much analysis by most football pundits. Corinthians SP are a very good team in the Brazilian league and their opponents for this tie (Vitoria Ba) have not been in good form this season.Corinthians SP are the overwhelming favourite for this fixture but my crystal ball tells me that this will not be easily won by Corinthians SP. So my call for this will be 1x and under 4.5.Scotland : League OneAlloa Athletic vs Queens Park (1x/12)Fresh from a good cup win, Alloa Athletic will fancy their chances of winning this tie. Playing at home is a factor in this league and most home teams which are favourite in their ties end up winning.Queens Park will be hoping to surprise the home team and judging from the history of this match-up, one cannot rule such outcome out.My call for this will be a home win or draw in the first half and the entirety of the game should not end in a draw.France : Ligue 1Stade Rennes vs Dijon (1x/12)For Stade Rennes, playing at home is a big factor which they use to their advantage majority of the time. This encounter will see the home team playing against a Dijon side that just gained promotion to French Ligue 1.Dijon lost their last match 1:4 against Monaco last weekend and they will be hoping to improve this time around playing away from home. The team has a bad away form of late.My call for this tie will be a home win or draw in the first half and the entirety of the game should not end in a draw.England : Premier LeagueSwansea vs Manchester United. (away win)Having won their first tie this season, Manchester United will be hoping to consolidate on that result by winning this against Swansea. The reverse fixture saw both teams settling for a draw.The optimism in the Manchester United camp is high and this game should be a straight forward win for Manchester United. Swansea just sold arguably their best player in sigursson to Everton and this should count as something against them in this fixture.My call for this tie is an away win for the Red Devils.All odds amount to a 3-odd multiplier.The mastermindRelatedBetting Odds For August 12, 2017August 12, 2017In “Europe”Betting Odds For August 11, 2017August 11, 2017In “Europe”Betting Odds For August 13, 2017August 13, 2017In “England”last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Nigeria Beat Ghana 2-0 To Reach WAFU Cup Semi Finals

first_imgVideo Credit: Twitter.com – Oluwashina Okeleji‏RelatedWAFU Women’s Cup: Ghana’s Black Queens Overwhelmed of Super Falcons Ahead of Semifinal ClashMay 15, 2019In “National Team”2019 WAFU Cup of Nations: Nigeria Draw Togo in New Tournament FormatMay 30, 2019In “Nigeria”Flying Eagles Emerge Runners-up at WAFU U-20 TournamentDecember 17, 2018In “Nigeria” The home base Super Eagles of Nigeria have reached the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup of Nations after defeating host country 2-0 in their final group game.Two second half goals in the space of three minutes from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses was enough to earn Nigeria the much-needed victory. Following two baren draws in their opening two group games against Mali and Guinea, the coach Salisu Yusuf led Eagles finished second behind Ghana in group A with five points.last_img read more

Klopp Delighted To Write New UCL Chapter For English Clubs

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his delight over his side’s history making performance in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Tuesday night.The Reds annihilated Slovenian side Maribor 7-0 in front of their home fans to set a new English record for an away win in the UCL, formerly European Cup.The win surpasses the 6-0 away victories recorded by Manchester United against Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers in September 1957, and Leeds United over Norwegians Lyn in October 1969.Speaking after the game, Klopp said:“I was told about the record after the game and I didn’t know.”“The wonderful history of this club can feel like a backpack at times so it is nice to write our own good piece of the history.“It will be difficult to beat that record. It is quite rare to win 7-0 but it showed we did unbelievably well.” he further stated.Roberto Firmino (2), Mohammed Salah (2), Philippe Coutinho, substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold got the goals for the Reds.Relatedlast_img read more

Prince of Darkness and Metal Casino join forces

first_img StumbleUpon GiG helps Metal Casino roll out new sportsbook June 5, 2019 Share Share Submit GiG repositions itself as a ‘sportsbook first’ operator with Guts launch June 7, 2019 Related Articles Twin aims for “unmatched casino experience” after CRM deal January 11, 2019 The ‘Godfather of Metal’ Ozzy Osbourne has signed a deal with Metal Casino, the self confessed “biggest, boldest and most hardcore online casino on the planet,” to become both a brand ambassador and part owner of the company.Launched in August of this year Metal Casino promises it’s players a harder rush through the use of the edgiest games, and by bringing fans closer to both their favourite bands and genre of music in general.Clas Dahlén, Chief Marketing Officer at Metal Casino, said: “Ozzy Osbourne is a legend and now he’s a partner with Metal Casino. As far as we’re concerned, this is the biggest sponsorship deal in the world and we’re still in awe that our all-time hero is on board with the project. “But the most important thing is, when we started Metal Casino, we knew it had to be more than just a casino, but a platform for a global community of metalheads and casino lovers to share their passion. With Ozzy’s help, we’re going to make this happen.”Metal Casino, who proclaim to be “the world’s first casino that embraces metal music fans and casino lovers,” partner with some of the biggest names in hard rock.Through these link ups players could be on the receiving end of a number of perks including merchandise, concert tickets and even backstage access, in addition to big cash prizes.Speaking about his latest collaboration, Ozzy added: “The guys at Metal Casino told me that their brand was all about being true, relevant and dedicated to the customer and that really resonated with me. “To me, that translated as keeping it real, keeping it original, and doing it all for your fans, and that’s all I’ve been trying to do my whole life.”The original Black Sabbath, with releases such as Paranoid and Master of Reality, were ranked as ‘The Greatest Metal Band of All Time’ by MTV, before Ozzy went on to sell over 100 million records and receive three grammy nominations in a hugely successful solo career.In 2006 Ozzy, along with Black Sabbath, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Sky Betting and Gaming enters Glassdoor’s top employers list

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Sky Betting & Gaming has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards, now in its fourth year in the UK, relies solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor.Sky Betting & Gaming is ranked as the number one betting and gaming company in the UK and the first ever to make the list. It is also now a top seven UK tech company, placing it alongside Google, Expedia and Facebook. The company achieved 17th best place to work overall in the rankings.   Rob Painter, Managing Director of People and Brand at Sky Bet said: “We’re delighted to receive this recognition from Glassdoor. It demonstrates what a thriving location Leeds is for people working in fast-growth tech companies and that we are building a great culture for developing exceptional careers within a betting and gaming company.”Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and Co-Founder commented: “We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more. To help people find companies that stand out from the pack, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognise employers that are truly Best Places to Work because they’re determined by those who really know best – the employees.“Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage. We’re proud to celebrate the 2018 winners as we mark our tenth anniversary of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.”On Glassdoor, current and former employees of companies worldwide can share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation, benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by UK based employees between 1st November, 2016 and 22nd October 2017. To be considered, a company must have at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 30 ratings across eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. Submit Sharelast_img read more

Rank Digital places new compliance demands on affiliate marketing partners

first_img John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Issuing a corporate statement, Rank Group Plc has announced that it has moved to toughen its affiliate program’s due diligence requirements for new and existing marketing partners, as the operator seeks to meet ‘elevated industry regulatory requirements’.Updating stakeholders, group subsidiary Rank Digital which operates the marketing services of Grosvenor and Mecca digital properties will add a series of new due diligence checks, seeking to gain ‘clear visibility’ on partner marketing activity and the promotion of Rank Digital products and services.In the communication, Rank Senior Media Manager Dana Bocker states that the provisions have been implemented to sustain the requirements of the group’s ‘licensing and regulatory conditions’.“Rank takes compliance very seriously and is committed to ensuring both a fair and secure playing environment for all of our customers, as well as a transparent and profitable affiliate platform for our partners.” Bocker comments.“Our new requirements allow affiliates to promote Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo confident they meet the UK marketing guidelines that protect customers.”The firm ends its notice, by stating that it will deliver a new communication to its marketing partners this week, outlining information requirements needed to promote Rank Digital services.‘Affiliates can expect communications this week that highlight the required information partners need to provide and we are clear that those that do not respond, or cannot provide the necessary information, face suspension and withheld payments.’ Submitlast_img read more