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CAHFT RECOMMENDS U.N. CARIBBEAN AMBASSADORS OUT REACH TO PRESIDENT-ELECT 

Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas  - Policy UpdatesThe Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas (CAHFT) formally recommends that the seventeen Caribbean United Nations Ambassadors request a meeting with the President-Elect after the November 8, 2016 General Election and before Inauguration Day, Friday January 20, 2016.  This recommendation comes after the successful passages of H.R.4939 - United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016.  The bill declares, “that it is U.S. policy to increase engagement with the governments of the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Diaspora community in the United States, and the private sector and civil society in both the United States and the Caribbean.”  The Hon. Carroll G. Robinson, Esq, Interim Associate Dean of External Affairs at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University has graciously agreed to work with CAHFT and the Caribbean Diaspora with our outreach the Ambassadors. 

 

There has been a gradual push to strengthening U.S. ties to the Caribbean from President Barack Obama’s administration in recent years.  The President visited Jamaica on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 met with a group of CARICOM Prime Ministers for what was billed as a Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-US Summit.  This was the first visit of a sitting president to Jamaica in thirty-three years.  President Ronald Reagan came to the island nation in 1982.  Vice President Biden Visited Trinidad and Tobago on May 29, 2013.  During his visit the Vice President remarked, “I'm here because President Obama wanted me to have an opportunity to dialogue with all of you and because our country is deeply invested and wants to become more deeply invested in a partnership with all the nations of the Caribbean.” 

 

The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas continues to advocate for and support solid public policy that seek to strengthen ties between the United States, the Caribbean and the large Diaspora in the country.  H.R. 4939 is now in the Senate and will potentially have a hearing once Congress reconvenes after the November 8, 2016 General Elections.  We will continue to provide policy updates and advise you on the progress on the recommended meeting between our Ambassadors and the President-Elect. 

 

Very Best Regards,

Hon. Peter Lyn René, MPP

Chairman & CEO

The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas

prene@caribbeanheritagetx.org

 

The Barbados Association of Texas to celebrate Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence

Barbados Association of Texas (BAT), respectfully request your presence at this years’ Scholarship Awards and Barbados’ 50th year independence celebration. This annual event takes place on Saturday November 12th, 2016. This year also marks the 24th Anniversary of our Association.

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2016 Barbados Association of Texas Independence Celebration 
 

A family friendly atmosphere all are welcome! Event includes sumptuous Caribbean meal (buffet style), live entertainer from London England "Mr. Ryan Chandler" of 2 Tone, an oral presentation of "Barbados then and Now over 50 years", Scholarship awards presentation, dance to DJ W.A.R. spinning music genre's Soca-Calypso-R&B-reggae-pop-etc., 7-prizes raffle drawing, cash bar, professional photographer, island life pictorial slide show, Steel Pan musician, program souvenir journal, free parking...

 
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Caribbean American Heritage Foundation, in our efforts to continue to keep our community informed, launched CAHFT TV with our channel on YouTube.  We provide in depth interviews with member of the Caribbean Community who continue to make positive contributions to  society;  we will also provide live coverage of social and entertainment events.

 
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