Haitian Survivors Of Quake Now Face Sexual Violence

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 20, 2010: Meet `Gentile,` a Haitian woman who was recently grabbed by five men and taken into a nearby house in the congested Parc Jean Marie Vincent camp of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. There she was raped, forced to perform oral sex, and brutally beaten. Gentile, […]

Obama Pushes Congress To Act Soon On Immigration Reform

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: With the issue of health care reform still up in the air, President Obama is turning his attention to immigration reform even as thousands are set to descend on the Capitol Hill Sunday. Obama on Thursday issued statement Congress to act at the […]

Former U.S. Presidents For Haiti Monday

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: Two former US presidents are set to touch down on the earth-quake devastated capital of Haiti Monday. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush are set to visit the country to assess recovery needs following January`s devastating earthquake and to pledge continued […]

EU Agrees To Cut Banana Tariffs For Latin America

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CaribWorldNews, BRUSSELS, Belgium, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: The European Commission this week agreed to gradually cut its import tariff on bananas from Latin America from 176 Euros (US$239) per tonne to 114 Euros (US$154) over the next seven years. The decision could effectively end the 15-year banana dispute between Europe […]

Haiti-based WIN Group and South Florida-based Sante Holding Corp. Announce Agreement for New Development and Expansion Plan at Haiti’s Terminal Varreux

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Plans call for new jetties and increased depth, along with state-of-the-art container terminal facilities to be jointly developed  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the desperate need for new and expanded port infrastructure to serve earthquake recovery efforts, as well as to address the long-term shipping needs of the […]

Dominican American Wins NY Senate Seat

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CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Mar. 18, 2010: A second generation migrant from the Dominican Republic is the newest member of the New York State Senate. José R. Peralta was elected in a landslide to the New York State Senate in a special election, outpolling Hiram Monserrate 65 percent to 27 […]

DR National Among Women of Courage Honorees

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Mar. 18, 2010: A national of the Dominican Republic was among 10 other women recently honored by the U.S. as the 2010 Women of Courage awardees. Sonia Pierre, a human rights activist, was among the honorees at a ceremony attended by First lady Michelle Obama and […]