Presidential Proclamation - National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015


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Five Guyanese and Six Jamaicans are Amoung Crew of 12 Arrested for Smuggling 13,000 Pounds of Marijuana

The cargo freighter Caribbean Soul is moored in Ponce, Puerto Rico May 17, 2015, after Coast Guard, the Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partner agencies seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, the cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction by the HNLMS Zeeland May 13, 2015 in the Caribbean Sea.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, the Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partner agencies seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, a cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction May 13, 2015 in the Caribbean Sea.

The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $13 million dollars, while the six Jamaican, five Guyanese and a Vincentian male crew are to be prosecuted for drug smuggling by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Puerto Rico.

U.S. Coast Guard Assists in Search for Survivors After 17 Dead Migrants Wash Ashore in Haiti

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting the Haitian Coast Guard in searching for possible Haitian migrants in the water after it’s believed their sail freighter ran aground in Haitian territorial seas Wednesday.

The Coast Guard received notification Thursday evening that 17 deceased bodies washed ashore in Haiti. The Haitian Coast Guard rescued 12 survivors but advised that 19 were still missing.

The Haitian Coast Guard requested U.S. Coast Guard air assets to assist with the search.

HavServe Third Annual Volunteer Recognition Gala

Ambassador Bocchit Edmond, Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS and Ms. Carline Brice Founder/Board Chair of HavServe

HavServe held its third annual Volunteer Recognition Gala in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday January 17, 2015. The event began with a cocktail hour that included a silent auction. Gala attendees also had the opportunity to purchase beautiful hand-made arts and crafts along with Haitian Rum and coffee.  Scattered through the cocktail area guests could view beautiful pictures of Haitian children while listening to the musical stylings of Haitian musician Vilard Anglade.

Hatian Ambassador Paul Altidor Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

Haitian Ambassador Paul Altidor

Five years ago today one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history struck the nation of Haiti. The earthquake of January 12, 2010 will never be forgotten.

On that fateful day, we experienced a national trauma. Hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. Almost two million people were displaced. And more than 300,000 people perished, their voices silenced, their dreams ended. Parents lost sons and daughters. Husbands and wives were widowed. Children became orphans.

Caribbean Heads of State Start Arriving in Cuba for Summit

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 6 (acn) Heads of State and Government of the member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and regional organizations , will begin arriving today in this capital to participate on Monday in the Fifth CARICOM-Cuba Summit.

Fisherfolk Unite to Call for Improved Fishing facilities on Trinidad’s North Coast

A fisher shows the facility in Cumana

Port of Spain, December 03, 2104 – “Fishermen need to organise themselves into cooperatives and associations to make certain claims and demands and for them to be heard”.  This was one of the messages from fisherfolk along the north coast of Trinidad.  Fisherfolk from the Matura to Matelot area worked together to create a participatory video that highlighted the challenges they faced with inadequate fishing facilities.  They pointed out that many of these fishing facilities are developed without fisherfolk’s input in their design.  Poor maintenanc

HavServe Volunteer Service Network for Haiti Re-Launches Website

HavServe new website

Washington, D.C. November 21, 2014 - HavServe Volunteer Service Network today announced the official re-launch of, a modern website devoted to raising awareness and understanding of volunteerism in Haiti.

Philadelphia CBP Arrests Brooklyn Woman in Cocaine Smuggling Attempt at PHL

Two and one-half pounds of cocaine concealed inside baggage at Philadelphia International Airport

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Brooklyn, N.Y., woman after officers discovered more than two pounds of cocaine in her baggage at Philadelphia International Airport November 10.

Strengthening fisherfolk to participate in governance - CANARI Press Release

Participants working together to map out "key events" that have shaped the CNFO over the last ten years

Port of Spain.  November 13, 2014 - Over 19 fisherfolk leaders from 16 CARICOM countries, and representatives from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI),  Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CFRM),  Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of the University of the West Indies (UWI-CERMES),  and The Nature Conservancy (TNC)  participated

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