News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 20, 2016: In a Caribbean country where race and skin color is often a controversial issue, a black woman has emerged as the second most beautiful woman in the world. Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez, 23, on Sunday night was named the runner-up in the 2016 Miss World contest. Ramírez, a student, actress, and secretary bucked trends in the DR in 2016 to represent the country out of 36 candidates. She then managed to take the spot as the second most beautiful woman in the world on Dec. 18, 2016.
News Americas, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Fri. Dec. 16, 2016: The Opposition People`s Democratic Movement (PDM) led by Sharlene Cartwright Robinson seems like the clear winner of Thursday’s election in the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to initial results. As of late last night, the People`s Democratic Movement was leading the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP) led by Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing, 7-3.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 15, 2016: The onus is now on President Obama to make The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939) law, an act that could be beneficial to the Caribbean ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. The Act, which was co-sponsored by Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a former Chair of the Committee, passed the Senate this week after the House passed it in June and now needs Obama’s signature to make it law.
News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Dec. 15, 2016: Two 21-year-old men have so far been charged with the murder of a Guyanese New Yorker who was shot and killed as he slept beside his girlfriend in a South Ozone Park, Queens apartment Sunday. The alleged murderers have been identified as Jonathan Chan, 21, who resides on the service road of the Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica, Queens and Shamar Daley, also 21.