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Developing within the newscast, Jamaican-American congresswoman Yvette Clarke desires Shirley Chisholm statue in US Capitol, Jamaica bans journey from six South American nations and Barbados raises minimal wage.
Now for the information within the element
Jamaican-American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has collaborated with Georgia’s newly-elected Democratic Senator, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, to reintroduce a invoice that may put a statue of Shirley Chisholm within the US Capitol. In 1968, Chisholm, the daughter of a Barbadian mom and Guyanese father, was elected to signify New York’s then twelfth Congressional District. In doing so, she grew to become the primary Black lady to serve within the US Congress. Congresswoman Clarke stated that the Capitol at present homes one full-length statue of a Black lady – that of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. She stated that Chisholm needs to be honored as a result of her legacy has proven Black women and Caribbean migrants the greatness they will obtain in america.
Now for Caribbean Information,
The Jamaican authorities has imposed a journey ban on six South American nations – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru. In response to an announcement issued by the Workplace of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, the ban got here after a assessment of the COVID-19 scenario in South America. Brazil has over 12 million circumstances of COVID-19, the second-highest on the earth. Instances in a number of different South American nations are additionally on the rise. The journey ban which takes impact on Thursday, April 1, is to stay in place till April 13. The journey ban on the UK additionally stays in impact. Jamaican nationals touring to the island from these nations can be examined and detained in state quarantine at their very own expense for no less than 48 hours.
And in Barbados,
On April 1, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley introduced the official adjustment of the nationwide minimal wage. The speed has been moved from $6.25 Barbados greenback to $8.50 an hour or $4.25 US greenback. In the previous couple of weeks, the Barbados Non-public Sector Affiliation had known as on the federal government to delay the implementation till January 2022. The affiliation stated a delay would give companies time to bounce again from the COVID-19 pandemic. However Prime Minister Mottley insisted that the Authorities should stand by the nation’s most weak to make sure they’ve “a good wage or perhaps a livable wage”.
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