News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Fri. Jan. 20, 2017: A Jamaican woman is now facing federal narcotics smuggling charge after arriving in New York City from her native country with a box of Jamaican beef patties filled with cocaine. U.S. Customs officersâ€™ at the J.F.K. Airport busted Chantal Alecia Bedwardâ€™s with a box of Tasteeâ€™s Jamaican beef patties that included cocaine, authorities said Thursday.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 20, 2017: A lot has been said recently about the Citizenship and Investment Programs run by five Caribbean countries that allows non-nationals to invest as little as US 150,000 and secure passports there. But what power do these Caribbean passports hold? Here are the most â€œpowerfulâ€ Caribbean passports ranked by their total visa-free score according to the latest Global Passport Index. Visa-free score represents the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with visa on arrival.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 20, 2017: A day before Donald Trump took the oath of office as President, Americans found out of the links of his Secretary of Treasury pick to the Caribbean. At the Senate Finance Committee Hearing for Steven Mnuchin Thursday, it was revealed that the former partner in Goldman Sachs who is also co-owner of OneWest Bank has links to at least two Caribbean nations.
At the Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing, Mnuchin acknowledged, amid questioning by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), that corporations he had registered in Anguilla and the Cayman Islandsâ€Š.
News Americas, Philadelphia, PA, Tuesday January 10, 2017: Jamaican-born Michelle Neil was recently appointed to the State of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) by Governor Tom Wolf.