CARIBBEAN NEWS: November 8th – 14th, 2014

NINE DEAD IN CARIBBEAN PLANE CRASH—11/09/14
A small plane crashed while approaching Grand Bahama, killing all of the nine individuals on board, according to the government of the Bahamas. The plane had taken off from Nassau, crashing when it tried to land in Freeport. Names of victims were not available nor has any reason been cited for the crash.

BRIXTON UNVEILS AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN WAR MEMORIAL—11/10/14
A memorial to fallen soldiers from the First and Second World Wars will be unveiled in Brixton in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2014. This will be followed by an unveiling of a monument to African and Caribbean servicemen and women who served their country. High Commissioners from seven African and Caribbean Countries, the Mayor of Lambeth, Members of Parliament, Business and Community leaders, Other VIP’s, Members of the Public, and international media are scheduled to be in attendance at the ceremony.

EXODUS OF CARIBBEAN, LATIN AMERICAN POPULATIONS NOTED—11/11/14
There are some 28.5 million individuals from the Caribbean and Latin American regions living outside of their home countries, according to a report from the Economic Commission for Latina American and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The United States is the first-ranked destination for the expatriates, housing 20.8 million Caribbean and Latin American immigrants.

CARIBBEAN CULTURE ENRICHMENT WEBSITE LAUNCHED—11/12/14
Tropical Current, a Caribbean culture portal on the web, is designed to encourage unity and knowledge about the culture through advanced technology. AOWR Media LLC, a woman-owned business, designed to launch the website to allow visitors to obtain content on topics that include politics, self-directed courses, business, and event listings. Site founder Arlene Wilson said she wants her portal to become the top site online for Caribbean content.

RUSSIAN MILITARY PLANS SET TO PATROL CARIBBEAN REGION—11/13/14
Russia is planning a show of military force by sending long-range bomber plans to perform regular patrols around the world, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean area. Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister, announced the plans, which are linked to actions involving Ukraine.

CARIBBEAN MINISTERS TO HOLD MEETINGS IN JAPAN—11/14/14
Foreign ministers of CARICOM will meet in Japan with that nation’s counterparts to discuss improving relations between the 15-member Caribbean organization and Japan. A joint statement from the meeting participants noted that they will talk about enhancing collaborative efforts on issues such as the environment and climate change.