Home » Caribbean News (page 800)

Caribbean News

Over Three Dozen Arrested In Civil Disobedience For Immigration Reform

 CaribWorldNews, New York, NY, Fri. May 26, 2010:  Thirty-seven New Yorkers were arrested this week in front of 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan in a second round of civil disobedience intended to escalate pressure on President Obama and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2010. The civil disobedience involved local clergy, labor, elected, and community leaders linking arms ...

Read More »

Jamaica Gets New Ambassador At OAS

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 26, 2010: Jamaica`s Ambassador-designate to the United States, Audrey Marks, this week created history when she formally became the island`s first female Permanent Representative to the Washington-headquartered Organization of American States (OAS). Her accreditation came as her country remains in a state of emergency as law enforcement officials battle with apparent loyalists bent on preventing ...

Read More »

CARICOM And US In High Level Security Talks

CaribWorldNews, GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. May 26, 2010:   The Caribbean Community, (CARICOM), will be locked in talks with the United States at the Inaugural Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue tomorrow, Thursday May 27th. The Security Dialogue, slated for Washington D.C., is in keeping with a commitment made by U.S. President Barack Obama at the 5th Summit of the Americas held ...

Read More »

U.S. Senate Approves Billion Dollar Aid Package For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 26, 2010: The US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved a two billion dollar aid package to support reconstruction in Haiti. The legislation directs the US Agency for International Development to establish a `comprehensive rebuilding and development strategy for Haiti` and calls for the appointment of a senior coordinator to oversee US policy towards ...

Read More »

Air Jamaica Again Reschedules Flights

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. May 26, 2010: For another straight day, Caribbean Airlines Air Jamaica Limited has been forced to reschedule flights into and out of Kingston, the Jamaican capital. The changes to the carrier`s flight schedule comes as Kingston has been turned into a war zone as law enforcement officials try to arrest alleged drug lord, Michael Christopher `Dudus` ...

Read More »

Jamaica Violence Forces U.S. Consulate Closure For Another Day

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. May 26, 2010: The U.S. Embassy in Kingston will be shut for another day as violence continues in the country`s capital. The consulate said it Consular Section will be closed to the public again today, Wednesday, May 26th. The consulate says it will contact American citizens and other individuals with appointments to apply for passports, non-immigrant ...

Read More »

Jamaica`s Health Minister Quashes Hospital Take Over Rumor

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. May 26, 2010: Jamaica`s Minister of Health yesterday moved to quash rumors of a takeover of one of the country`s hospital by gunmen. Minister of Health Rudyard Spencer last night insisted that the Kingston Public Hospital remains under the control of the Ministry of Health through the South East Regional Health Authority and has not been taken ...

Read More »

Trinidad And Tobago Gets First Female Leader

CaribWorldNews, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Tues. May 25, 2010: The twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has elected its first female leader. Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the new head of the United National Congress which coalesced with a number of smaller opposition parties, ousted incumbent Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his National People`s Movement in snap election held ...

Read More »

Welcome To Jamrock: Jamaica Cops Injured In Operation Tivoli Gardens

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 25, 2010: One more police officer was yesterday killed and six injured as a Joint Military/Police operation tried to arrest accused drug dealer Michael Christopher `Dudus` Coke and restore order to the capital. Security Forces said six of seven cops were shot and one succumbed to his injuries. The other was injured in an accident. ...

Read More »

Unrest Forces Air Jamaica To Reschedule Kingston Flights

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 25, 2010: Caribbean Airlines` Air Jamaica Limited has rescheduled four flights into Kingston today. Due to the unrest in Kingston as security forces clash with apparent loyalists of accused drug lord, Christopher `Dudus` Coke in an arrest bid, the carrier said it will reschedule four flights today, Tuesday May 25, in to the country`s capital. ...

Read More »