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Puerto Rico: An Island Apart?

Gabriel Ortega, 29, surveys the damage on his property after Hurricane Maria made landfall, September 21, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The majority of the island has lost power, in San Juan many are left without running water or cell phone service, and the Governor said Maria is the ‘most devastating storm to hit the island this century.’ (Photo ...

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This Caribbean Film Has Won The Amnesty International Human Rights Prize

A scene from the award-winning film Cargo. (ttff image) News Americas, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Oct. 10, 2017: A Caribbean film that focuses on the issue of human trafficking – but from the point of view of reluctant trafficker, has won the Amnesty International Human Rights Prize. Cargo by Bahamian film director Kareem Mortimer, won the top Prize at ...

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Here’s What The UN Secretary General Says About The Financing Dominica, Barbuda Needs

Secretary-General António Guterres walks through Codrington town in Barbuda to see firsthand the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma. (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 9, 2017: U.N. Secretary General António Guterres yesterday said the islands of Barbuda and the Commonwealth of Dominica requires innovating financing in order to rebuild. Guterres, who toured the islands over ...

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Here’s What Mike Pence Is Telling The USVI

US VP Mike Pence views the damage in St. Croix, USVI via helicopter on Oct. 6, 2017 News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. 9, 2017: Donald Trump’s veep visited St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands  on Friday and brought with him big promises to the U.S. territory, decimated by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. VP Mike Pence claimed the ...

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UVI RTPark Program Launches Donation Appeal To Support Fund For The U.S. Virgin Islands

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: The University of the Virgin Islands RTPark, (UVI RTPark), the Specialist Economic Development Program, has launched a special donation appeal to support the Fund For the U.S. Virgin Islands on the heels of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The RTPark’s own headquarters on St. Croix suffered significant exterior and interior damage from ...

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Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Oven Roasted Jerk Pork Leg

By Minna LaFortune News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: Recently I was asked to do jerk pork for some of my friends at work . I bought a pork leg and prepared the pork with the necessary seasonings and allowed it marinate for one week in the refrigerator  and the freezer. When I was ready to put it ...

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Trump’s America – Episode # 37 – Guns & Drugs & Congress

Show Us The Money By Arthur Piccolo News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017:  It seems Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called his boss President Trump a “moron” recently and I was very tempted to make that very entertaining insight the subject of this episode – except I have something more important. It appears the most corrupt place ...

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Guess How Usain Bolt Is Involved In The Caribbean Day Of Giving?

Usain Bolt at his Tracks & Records restaurants in Kingston, Jamaica which will be the Jamaica venue for the Oct. 7, 2017 Caribbean Day of Giving. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: Jamaica may not be impacted by Hurricanes Irma or Maria but many from the island, including one of its most famous ...

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Caribbean ET – This Caribbean Celebrity Mom Is Using Music To Bring Awareness To Domestic Violence

Carol Maraj, l, with daughter Nicki Minaj. (Twitter image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: Music lovers in Brooklyn, New York are in for a treat on Saturday, October 29th when a Caribbean celebrity mom stages an empowerment concert to bring focus to domestic violence awareness. The event is being called ‘Repairing The Bridge’ and is being ...

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Caribbean Sports: Lone Caribbean Athlete Is Nominated For IAAF World Athlete Of The Year Title

Gold medalist Omar Mcleod of Jamaica poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 110m Hurdles Final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: A single Caribbean athlete has been nominated ...

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