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Renown U.S. Poet Endorses Nigerian For World Bank President

Dr. Maya Angelou (NAN File photo/Hayden Roger Celestin) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. April 11, 2012: Renown U.S-born poet, educator and historian, Dr. Maya Angelou, has joined the growing chorus of people from around the world supporting Nigerian finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the presidency of the World Bank. Angelou, who is also a best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights ...

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Countdown Begins To Green Investment Forum At STC 13 In Guyana

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, April 11, 2012: The countdown has begun to the inaugural “Going Green” Invest Caribbean Now Forum, part of this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 13th annual Sustainable Tourism Conference in Guyana next week. The forum, featuring Jennifer Baldwin, Research Fellow, Energy and Environment, Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Inter-American Development Group; Tony Fiddy, President of the Waste ...

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Rita’s Italian Ice Signs Area Franchise Developments in California & ABC Islands

TREVOSE, Pa., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rita’s Italian Ice®, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 550 stores in 22 states, has signed a new area franchise development agreement for part of Los Angeles County, California, and an area franchisee development agreement for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao also known as the ABC Islands. The company also announced Scott ...

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Caribbean Ambassadors Meet Over Election Of World Bank President – Exclusive

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. April 6, 2012: Caribbean ambassadors are reportedly making their voices heard over the election of the World Bank’s next President. News Americas has learned exclusively that the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Executive Directors met with Caribbean ambassadors at IMF Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Thursday and the election was very much on the meeting’s ...

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Haiti’s Novel Decentralization Program Gives a Voice to the Heartland: Hundreds Gather at Community Cafes to Help Shape Their Future

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hundreds of citizens in the Haitian cities of Jacmel, Leogane and Port de Paix have now participated in the Ministry of the Interior’s innovative Community Cafes, the first phase of a comprehensive community decentralization program called Katye Pam Poze (KPP). In addressing the enthusiastic gathering of more than 100 people at ...

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Miss Guyana World 2012 Makes NYC Appearance

News Americas, Weds. April 4, 2012: Making her second major appearance in New York City since being crowned, Miss Guyana World 2012 Arti Cameron hit the red carpet at the Launch Party of Bikini Under the Bridge 2012 on Saturday, March 31st. Cameron was well received by patrons and a crush of media at the Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel ...

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CARICOM Consular Corps Slams NYPD Over Arrest Of Camillo Gonsalves

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the U.N., Camillo Gonsalves. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 3, 2012: The CARICOM Consular Corps in New York is slamming the New York Police Department following the arrest of Ambassador of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Camillo Gonsalves, last Wednesday. The Corps met in an emergency meeting yesterday, April 2, and ...

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St. Vincent Seeks Redress Following Arrest Of UN Ambassador

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the U.N., Camillo Gonsalves. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 30, 2012: St. Vincent & Grenadines says it is seeking “redress” following the arrest of the son of the Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and ambassador to the U.N., Camillo Gonsalves. Gonsalves, was reportedly handcuffed by an overzealous New ...

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Sir Richard Branson to be honored during Caribbean Week NYC

Sir Richard Branson CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mar. 30, 2012: Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group will be presented with the first Invest Caribbean Now Leadership Award for his services to entrepreneurship in the region on June 6th in New York City. The presentation will take place during New York’s Caribbean Week at the second Invest Caribbean ...

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French Ministry to Bring Haitian Delegates to France

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Following a series of meetings between Haiti’s Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and Jean Dussourd, Prefet Referent on Haiti to the French Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Dussourd will be organizing visits to France by Haitian delegations as a way to increase collaboration and information exchange. “The proposal to bring Haitian delegates ...

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