News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 2, 2017: As the debate continues over whether UFC fighter Ronda Rousey should retire or not, one thing is clear â€“ few know that the fighterâ€™s roots actually extend to the Caribbean. While Rousey has announced she would take time to contemplate her future in the sport after Brazilian Amanda Nunes knocked her out in 48 seconds at the December 30th UFC 207 in Las Vegas, little reported is that the 29-year-oldâ€™s maternal great-grandparents were both born in Trinidad.
News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Jan. 2, 2017:Several Caribbean nationals have made the Queen of Englandâ€™s annual New Year Honours List for 2017. Among them is Caribbean-born Beverley Glean, founder and artistic director of IRIE! Dance Theatre, who received the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Promotion of African and Caribbean Dance. Glean founded the Theatre in 1985. She was trained at LABAN, Jamaica School of Dance and El Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 2, 2017: The controversial practice in some Caribbean nations of Citizenship By Investment was in the global spotlight Sunday as CBSâ€™ 60 Minutes put the focus on what it called simply: â€œPassports for Sale.â€ Steve Kroft along with producers Graham Messick and Evie Salomon, interviewed Lennox Linton, a Member of Parliament in Dominica, who talked the option of getting a passport there for as little as US 100,000.