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Green Card Holders from Latin America, Caribbean Show Decline

Green Card Holders from Latin America, Caribbean Show Decline
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: The number of green card or legal permanent residents from Latin America and the Caribbean has showed a slight decline over 2009 totals. That’s according to latest statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security and analyzed by News Americas....

Housing Affordability Killing Mexicans, Dominicans In NYC

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: Mexican and Dominican immigrants are most affected by the sky high housing prices in the Big Apple. That’s according to a new report from the Community Service Society of New York. The report titled, “Housing the City of Immigrants” says more than...

Jamaican Ponzi Schemer Faces June Sentencing

Jamaican Ponzi Schemer Faces June Sentencing
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Caribbean, Jamaica, News, Top Stories
News Americas, ORLANDO, FL, Fri. April 1, 2011: Former OLINT head and Jamaica national, David A. Smith faces a June sentencing date. Smith, who in a plea deal with prosecutors, this week admitted in Federal District Court in Orlando to four counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money...

Guyana Opposition Wants Independent Narco-Inquiry

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Caribbean, Guyana, News, Top Stories
News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. April 1, 2011: Guyana’s main opposition party, the People National Congress Reform, is calling for a comprehensive, independent, judicial inquiry into all aspects of narcotics-trafficking in the South American country. The PNCR’s call comes on the heels of...

Stanford Investors Sue SEC

Stanford Investors Sue SEC
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Antigua, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, DALLAS, Texas, Fri. April 1, 2011: Several former investors in R. Allen Stanford’s bank are now suing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The investors, in a lawsuit, blames the SEC and Spencer Barasch, a partner at the Dallas law firm Andrew Kurth, who worked for the SEC for...

Nicaraguan Is New Libyan Ambassador At UN

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Central America, Latin America, News, Nicaragua, Top Stories
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: A Nicaraguan national and former minister of government, is now the new Libyan ambassador at the U.N. As the U.S. and NATO forces continued an assault on Libya, the Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi regime named Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, 78, as their new representative. D’Escoto...

NY Honor For Five-Time Olympian

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Caribbean, Jamaica, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, New York, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: Five-time Jamaican Olympian, Donald Quarrie, is set to be honored in New York later this month. Non-profit group, Team Jamaica Bickle, will honor Quarrie at their annual Pre-Penn Relay Carnival Reception, on Tuesday April 12 2011 at Sullivan Hall in New...

New Ecuador Consulate Opens In New Orleans

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Ecuador, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Fri. April 1, 2011: Ecuador has re-opened a consulate in the Big Easy. The consulate in New Orleans aims to serve the some 10,000 Ecuadoreans who now call Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi home. The consul general of the new consulate is attorney Luis Quinones,...

Rihanna, Jennifer Nettles Perform At ACM

Rihanna, Jennifer Nettles Perform At ACM
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Barbados, Caribbean, Entertainment, United States
News Americas, LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Mon. April 4, 2011: In a historic move last night, sexy Bajan singer Rihanna teamed up with country music star Jennifer Nettles for a live performance at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. Rihanna, looking stunning in a white knee length body hugging dress...

Ziggy To Headline Irish Music Fest

Ziggy To Headline Irish Music Fest
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Caribbean, Entertainment
News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. April 1, 2011: Reggae royalty, Ziggy Marley, is set to headline Ireland’s premier surf and music festival Sea Sessions. The son of the late Robert Nesta Marley, will play at the event, set for Bundoran from Friday June 24th to Sunday June 26th. Sea Sessions...