PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Three days of national mourning have been declared in Haiti following the recent death of former Prime Minister Gérard Latortue.
Washington, DC - Mrs. Sybil Leslie, the educator, author and “cultural ambassador of Jamaica” this past February 9 became one of the latest to enter the exclusive rank of centenarian, with family and friends celebrating and Governor General Sir Patrick Allen “most heartily” helping to mark the milestone.
North Miami, FL – In a gymnasium filled with a sea of energetic high schoolers, local human trafficking experts ended Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a thought-provoking discussion that led to a barrage of questions from inquisitive North Miami teens. With one hand being raised after another, the teens asked questions that extended the gamut of issues involving sex trafficking – just one of several types of human trafficking tragedies known in the United States.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The former employee of the investment firm, Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), Jean-Ann Panton, has been remanded in custody until February 24 after she appeared in the Supreme Court on Friday on several charges arising from the alleged multi-million dollar fraud at the company whose clients included eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Former president and military strong man, Desi Bouterse says the 20-year jail sentence “came as no surprise,” as the acting Attorney General, Carmen Rasam, said that his “victims were riddled with a hail of bullets” as the appeal case continued regarding Bouterse’s complicity in the murder of 15 men on December 8, 1982.
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Haitians involved in street gangs and other criminal organizations, saying that the additional steps are necessary to support Haiti by continuing to promote accountability for individuals who foment violence, corruption and instability.
FLORIDA – Four men detained in Haiti in connection with the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, are due to appear in a court here on Wednesday after they were transferred to US to face criminal charges related to their alleged involvement in the July 7, killing of the Haitian leader.