Jamaica Govt. To Swear In New Minister

admin

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 13, 2009: The Bruce Golding administration in Jamaica is set to swear in a new member to its cabinet this week. Marlene Malahoo-Forte has been added as a senator and minister of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. She will be […]

Boat Collapse Kills Six In Haiti

admin

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. July 13, 2009: Some six people are feared dead following a boat overturning in Haiti. The overloaded boat was reportedly en route from Anse a Pitre to the southern city of Jacmel when it overturned, news reports indicate.  Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of Haiti’s civil protection agency, […]

Over 1,300 Caribbean Nationals Granted Asylum Status In 2008

admin

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: Some 1,342 Caribbean nationals were granted asylum status in the U.S. last year, according to a CWNN analysis of recent data released by the Department of Homeland Security. Nationals of only three Caribbean nations were approved for asylum status compared to only […]

Puerto Rican Now Head Of NY State Senate

admin

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, N.Y., Fri. July 10, 2009:  Over a month after he joined with Republicans to essentially shut down the New York Senate, Puerto Rican-born, Bronx Senator, Pedro Espada, Jr. yesterday returned to the Democratic fold and was handed the reins of Senate majority leader. Espada`s return and appointment brought […]

New York Philharmonic For Cuba

admin

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: The New York Philharmonic may perform in Cuba later this year. The New York Times reports that orchestra president, Zarin Mehta, and other top officials of the organization are set to travel to Cuba today to look at possible concert halls and […]

Reggaeton Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

admin

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: You can now look up `Reggaeton` in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.The popular music of Latino origin that combines rap with reggae, was added among more than 100 entries to the latest edition of Merriam-Webster Inc.`s Collegiate Dictionary. Reggaeton became popular with Latin American […]

Wreath Laying To Remember Greatest Caribbean Immigrant

admin

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: The 205th death anniversary of the late, great Caribbean immigrant, Alexander Hamilton, will once again be marked by a wreath laying ceremony on Monday. As it has done for the past three years, CaribWorldNews and the Bowling Green Association will remember the […]

Election Boundaries In St. Kitts Now An Issue

admin

CaribWorldNews,  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. July 10, 2009: A hearing in the election Boundaries Commission Report injunction, filed by the opposition in St. Kitts, has been adjourned until next Monday.  The injunction filed by Shawn Richards, of the Opposition People`s Action Movement, temporarily calls for the Parliament to be stopped […]

Pelosi Says No To Michael Jackson Honor

admin

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 10, 2009: Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has shut down a resolution honoring the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Lawmakers are free to use House speeches `to express their sympathy or their praise any time that they wish,` said Pelosi, D-Calif. `I don`t think […]