Caribbean Region

Raquel Pelissier Miss Haiti 2016 and the runner-up for Miss Universe 2017 was received by the Haitian government during her first visit back to the country since the Miss Universe pageant that was held in the Philippines. Raquel was received at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince by a delegation of government officials, collaborators, students and other guests at the airport's Diplomatic Room.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 30, 2016: The current Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the United States in Havana and a veteran diplomat is the Obama administration’s choice for the first official ambassador to Cuba in more than five decades. Jeffrey DeLaurentis was selected by President Obama for the post but now faces Senate approval. DeLaurentis previously worked in Bogota and at the United Nations and is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also studied toward a doctorate in political science at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
News Americas, ROSEAU, Dominica, Fri. Sept. 30, 2016: Four earthquakes have rattle two Caribbean countries twice this month, according to The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies. The UWI Seismic reports this month indicate that Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis have been rattled twice by earthquakes.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 23, 2016:Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is among the VIPS set to bid adieu to former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sir Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus, who passed away last Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. PM Mitchell along with Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Councilmember Jumaane Williams, former Councilmember Dr. Una Clarke, Judge Sylvia Ash, Judge Sylvia Hinds-Radix and Grenada Ambassador-At-Large Sir Michael Melnicke among others are set to attend Dr. Stanislaus’ funeral tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 at the St. Francis of Assisi/St. Blaise Church on Nostrand Ave. between Lincoln Road & Maple St. in Brooklyn, NY.
BEST DECORATED PUBLIC SECTOR OFFICE: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Mrs. Alison McLean (centre) and JCDC Director of Community Cultural Development Services, Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left) present the Spirit of Independence Award in the Public Sector for the Best Decorated Office to Ms. Novlette Anderson, Director for Human Recourse Management and Development at the Forestry Department. The Spirit of Independence Competition encouraged businesses and parish councils to decorate their space during the Jamaica 54 Celebrations to ignite a sense of pride and patriotism.
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