Caribbean celebrates historic Obama victory

By Oscar Ramjeet
Caribbean Net News Special Correspondent

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: History was created on Tuesday night when 47-year-old Senator Barak Obama defeated 72-year-old Senator John Mc Cain to become the 44th President of the United States of America and the first African-American to move into the White House.

The Caribbean Diaspora, especially in New York, California, and Florida, turned out in full force to support the Illinois Democrat following calls by regional leaders in Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and St Kitts and Nevis, amongst others, to support Obama, who in his victory speech pledged to unite America. He repeated the speech he made at the Democratic Convention more than four years ago when he said there is no blue state or red state but a United States. Read on.

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