October 18, 2016

For Immediate Release

Success at 21st Annual Caribbean Business Conference in Panama

New York, New York – The best minds in business and government from around the world are planning to meet in Panama City, Panama for the 21st Annual Caribbean Multi-

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Ninth Congressional District of New York

National Business Conference. The New York CARIB NEWS is delivering on its mission to be the “Eyes and Ears of the Community” by orchestrating what is destined to be one of the best Conferences in its twenty-one year history.


CARIB NEWS is pleased to confirm the participation of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke of the Ninth Congressional District of New York at the Conference taking place November 10-13.

Congresswoman Clarke continues to be a valuable contributor and leader on concerns of significance within the African American community. More recently she has contributed to the work associated with the Presidential pardon for Marcus Garvey, has lent her voice to the deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants, and was a promoter of Haitian cultural studies at the recent launch of the Institute at the CUNY Brooklyn College campus. She has been an advocate for voting at the upcoming 2016 US Presidential elections, urging native-born Americans and eligible immigrants to exercise their power and voices at the November 8th polls.

The Congresswoman will bring to the Business Conference her expertise and vision on issues around socio-economic policy and women. She will be among panelists leading discussion about ongoing world challenges within the African Diaspora. Her involvement along with that of renowned delegates at the Conference will solidify the mission of the Conference – the need to collaborate, to provide a framework for ongoing dialogue amongst companies, communities, and countries, and to continuously pursue direction for the best future outcomes.

Congresswoman Clarke has been revered for her enduring work on social issues; a similar role undertaken by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress and a daughter of Brooklyn, New York.

The impressive slate of participants and sponsors at the Conference will inform the future of the Conference. With this level of participation CARIB NEWS anticipates major success in moving forward with its purpose and agenda in serving its communities.