WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States House of Representatives Ethics Committee has found that a New York congressmanâ€™s failure to disclose a $40,000 â€œloanâ€ from an indicted prominent Guyanese businessman was â€œinadvertentâ€.
The Ethics Committee also declined to rule on whether the loan to Congressman Gregory Meeks from Ed Ahmad was really a gift.
In its report, the committee quoted Steven Kartagener, a lawyer for Ahmad, as saying there was â€œno fixed interest rateâ€ and no written document of the loanâ€™s terms.
â€œI am pleased with the Ethics Committeeâ€™s decision, and I am glad that this matter is now closed,â€ said Meeks, who represents Queens, New York in the U.S. Congress.
NEW YORK - To mark a new phase in a renewed appreciation of Nevisian-born Alexander Hamilton, on Jan.11 a first ever live broadcast will take place between Hamiltonâ€™s birthplace in Charlestown, Nevis and the Museum of American Finance where Hamilton founded the Bank of New York.
The location for the event, 48 Wall Street in New York City, is just yards away from the first United States capital, where Hamilton was made the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in Sept. 11, 1789.
NEW YORK, New York - A whopping 191 Caribbean nationals have made the â€œMost Wanted Listâ€ put out by INTERPOL globally, News Americas has found.
The Dominican Republic topped the list with 120 criminals on the lam, with most wanted for homicide or what is delicately defined by INTERPOL as life and health crimes.
Cuba was second with 19 criminals, most wanted for fraud and money laundering, while The Bahamas and Guyana tied for third, each with 12.
The Sweden-born ex-girlfriend of Jamaican dancehall superstar Sean Paul has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against him claiming he forced her out of Jamaica to terminate their relationship.
According to the 126-page lawsuit filed in Manhattan, New York civil court, Susanne Persson says she wants $80 million in damages from Sean Paul, his road manager Steve Wilson and his label Atlantic Records.
Persson claims she was a â€œjet set slaveâ€ for Sean Paul, threatening to tell the truth about his alleged â€œliesâ€ and other matters. She is claiming that the international singer â€œemotionally torturedâ€ her during a love affair that began in early 2010.