Haitian American politician Rodneyse Bichotte welcomes passage of DREAM Act in…

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC – A Haitian-American legislator in New York City joined her Caribbean American colleagues in welcoming the New York Legislature’s passage of a bill that for the first time provides undocumented Caribbean and other immigrant students access to New York State financial aid and scholarships for higher education.New York State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, who represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn, has applauded the passage of the New York State DREAM Act, sponsored by Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa and Senator Luis Sepulveda.Creates easier pathways“After six long years of lingering the Senate, this bill is finally off to the Governor’s office for signing,” said Bichotte, stating that the New York State DREAM Act, seeks to create a DREAM fund commission and a DREAM fund in order to advance the educational opportunities for undocumented Caribbean and other children by providing scholarships to college-bound students.The bill will also create easier pathways for undocumented families to obtain college tuition savings assistance and financial aid.“I’m proud to support the right of children to pursue higher education, regardless of their immigration status,” Bichotte told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). “These DREAMers should be able to do so without the many obstacles laid out for them, such as ineligibility for scholarships, financial assistance and college tuition savings programs.DREAMERS contribute to the economy“It is a known fact that Dreamers have been contributing to our economy and society, and that it would only make sense for us to extend opportunities that will better themselves and the world around them,” added Bichotte, whose Brooklyn district encompasses the predominantly Caribbean of Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood.Bichotte – currently the chair of the State Assembly’s Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) – said undocumented students have been a boon for the US economy, citing a report by the Center for American Progress, which states that immigrant children protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would contribute an estimated US$400 billion to the US gross domestic product over the next decade.If the Federal Dream Act were passed, it would illicit US$22.7 billion annually over the next decade, the report says.In a clear rebuke to US President Donald J. Trump’s draconian immigration policies, the New York Senate Majority Conference on Wednesday passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act.The measure passed the New York State Senate 40-20 and the New York State Assembly 90-37.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will sign it into law.last_img read more

“Technical glitch” responsible for delay – acting CEO

first_imgAnnandale Secondary’s CSEC resultsActing Chief Education Officer, Marcel Raymond Hutson, stated that the teachers at the Annandale Secondary School did not err with respect to the submission of School Based Assessments (SBAs) to the Caribbean Examination Council.Following a report that many students were unable to obtain passes in certain subjects due to the school’s alleged non-submission of the SBAs, the Education Ministry had sought to clear up the issue by contacting the Caribbean Examination Council.“This is not a situation that the teachers did not do what they had to do, it was a technical glitch,” Hutson indicated, adding that the children would be in receipt of their rightful grades soon.This publication was informed that the teachers had received the requisite training in sending the SBA grades via online to the CXC, but nonetheless did not adhere to the deadline.Many of the high school students were disappointed since they were failure grades barring them from qualifying for Sixth Form or entering the University of Guyana.The exact number of students affected is still unknown.Hutson, nevertheless, emphasised that the ministry is prepared to do everything in its power to ensure that those children are enrolled to tertiary institutions. He promised that the situation would be rectified.When the CXC results were announced last month, it was revealed that there was an overall pass rate of 64 per cent of students who scored between Grades One and Three after the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate results were analysed across the Caribbean.last_img read more


first_imgLoreto Convent School Letterkenny are organising some funds raising events, if you could please advertise them on your site it would be very much appreciated.Loreto Convent School, Letterkenny, are holding a Quiz Night in Arena 7 on Thursday 28th Feb at 9pm. Everyone welcome to come along to this fun evening and support this fund raising event.Also a date for your diary- on March 12th we will be holding a fashion show by Marks and Spencer. Many thanks and kind regardsSiobhan Trotman, Parents Association LORETO LK HOLDING ARENA 7 QUIZ NIGHT was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LORETO LK HOLDING ARENA 7 QUIZ NIGHTlast_img read more