Remembering The Caribbean Immigrant Victims Of 9/11

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By NAN Staff Writer

NEWS AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 11, 2022: Dozens of immigrants from the Caribbean were among the nearly 3,000 who perished on 9/11, 21 years ago. Caribbean American congressmembers, including Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Congresswomen Yvette Clarke and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick were among those paying tribute to the victims.

“We reflect on the day in remembrance of the frontline workers who perished while helping their
fellow neighbors, and reaffirm our commitment to comfort the survivors and frontline workers who continue to suffer various health issues to this day – including those of whom remain undocumented and feared deportation as they assisted with the cleanup efforts in the days that followed. They too, deserve a pathway to citizenship and legal immigration status here in the United States,”
Congressman Espaillat said.    “It is a reminder that we can come together across divides, differences, and ideologies. We stand together and lift each other up, neighborhood by neighborhood, just as we did twenty-one years ago–and vow to never forget 9/11.”

“Twenty-one years later, and the hole in the heart of our city from the impossible pain and horrors of
September 11th, 2001 remains unfilled and unforgotten. It always will,” said Congresswoman Clarke.

“On #September11, our nation came together and showed resilience in the face of terror. House Dems
remain dedicated to remembering and honoring the memory of those lost. We will
#NeverForget,” said Congresswoman Cherfilus-McCormick.

Some of the lost from the Caribbean were:

GuyanaPatrick Adams was a security officer at Fuji
Bank at the World Trade Center on the 80th Floor, Tower 2. He was born in
Georgetown and lived in Brooklyn.
Rudy Bacchus – born May 20, 1953 at
Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice, Stockbroker with Nasdaq and former Vice
President at Merrill Lynch.
Kris Romeo Bishundat, was 23 at time of his
death during the attack at the Pentagon and a Navy Information Systems
Technician who was born in Guyana and lived in Waldorf, Maryland.
Pamela Boyce – Asst. Vice President, Carr
Futures; 92nd Floor, World Trade Center
Annette Dataram, aka Priya – born
January 20, 1976 in Guyana and lived in Queens, NY. She worked as accountant –
107th Floor, World Trade Center at the time of her death.
Babita Guman – lived in the Bronx and worked
as a computer specialist at Fiduciary Trust Company International – 97th Floor,
southern tower, World Trade Center.
Nizam Hafiz – Former Guyana Under 19 and
current USA National Cricket Team Player was born in Guyana, lived in Queens,
NY and worked for Marsh & McLennan, World Trade Center.
Ricknauth Jaggernauth – worked for NTX
Interiors – 104th Floor, World Trade Center and lived in Brooklyn, NY.
Charles Gregory John, Security Officer, Fuji
Bank
Bhowanie Devi Khemraj – worked at the World
Trade Center
Sarah Khan – worked for Forte Foods/Cantor
Fitzgerald – 101st Floor, World Trade Center, Tower 1 and lived in Queens, NY.
Amarnauth Latchman –  from Port Mourant,
Guyana and lived in Valley Stream NY. Worked at Cantor Fitzgerald as a
contractor from PM Contracting Company and would have turned 59 this year.
Shevonne Mentis – worked for Marsh &
McLennan, 93rd Floor, World Trade Center, Tower 1 and lived in Brooklyn, NY.
Hardai Parbhu – worked for Aon Corporation
and lived in the Bronx.
Ameenia Rasool – born March 4, 1968 at Mada,
near Bush Lot, Corentyne, Berbice and worked for Marsh and McLennan Inc. – 98th
Floor, World Trade Center (Tower 1). She lived in the Bronx.
Sita Sewnarine – worked for Fiduciary Trust
Company International
97th Floor, southern tower, World Trade Center and lived in Brooklyn, NY.
Kamini Singh – worked for Windows on the
World – 107th Floor, World Trade Center (Tower 1)
Ronald Singh – worked for Windows on the World – 107th Floor, World Trade
Center (Tower 1)
Astrid Sohan – born September 25, 1968 in
Georgetown, Guyana, was an assistant vice pres., Marsh and McLennan,
95th Floor, World Trade Center (Tower 1).
Charles Gregory John – lived in Brooklyn, NY
and worked at Fuji Bank as a security.
Eustace R. Bacchus, lived in Metuchen, New
Jersey and was a visitor at Windows on the World at the time of his death.
Vanavah Thompson – worked for ABM, assigned
to Marsh USA. Was on duty on 73rd Floor, World Trade Center, Tower 2 and lived
in the Bronx.JamaicaJohn Sylvester White was from St. Ann,
Jamaica and lived in Brooklyn. He worked at ABM Industries, North Tower and
would have turned 65 this year.
Keith Bromfield was from Spanish Town,
Jamaica and lived in Brooklyn. He worked at Advent Industrial.
Delrose E. Forbes Cheatham lived in Effort,
PA and worked at Cantor Fitzgerald at the time of her death.
Joyce Smith was born in Kingston on December
16, 1945 and lived in Queens, NY. She worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, Forte Food
Service.
Neal O. Hinds was born in Kingston on
September 13, 1972 and worked at Bank of New York. He lived in Queens, NY.
Vaswald George Hall lived in St. Albans, NY
and was a visitor at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey at the WTC
when he died.
Derrick Auther Green was born in Kingston,
Jamaica and lived in the Bronx, NY. He worked at Fiduciary Trust Company
International and would have turned 61 this year.
Courtney Walcott was born in Kingston on
March 23, 1964 and lived in Hackensack, NJ. He worked at IQ Financial Systems.s
Lloyd Stanford Brown was born in Portland,
Jamaica and lived in Mount Vernon, NY. He worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and would
have turned 45 this year.
Michael Howell was born in Kingston on
November 2, 1940 and lived in Queens. He worked at Fred Alger Management.
Kerene Gordon lived in Queens, NY and worked
at Cantor Fitzgerald, Forte Food Service at the time on her death.
Denise Marie Gregory lived in Queens, NY and
worked at Carr Futures.
Michael Parkes lived in NYC and worked at
Marsh & McLennan.
Artist Michael Richards, Jamaica, NY, – would
have turned 55 this year.
Nichola Angela Thorpe was born in St.
Catherine, Jamaica and worked at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods while living in
NYC.
Titus Davidson was living in Brooklyn and
working as a contractor at Morgan Stanley when he died.
Damion Mowatt lived in Brooklyn and worked at
Cantor Fitzgerald, Forte Food Service.
Carol Millicent Rabalais worked at Aon
Corporation and lived in Brooklyn.
Venesha Orintia Richards lived in New
Brunswick, NJ and worked at Marsh & McLennan.Antigua & BarbudaAlbert Gunnis Joseph, Manhattan, NY worked at
Morgan Stanley and would have turned 96 this year if he had lived that long.
Catherina Henry-Robinson, Bronx, NY – would
have turned 62 this year.
Emelda H. Perry, lived in Elmont, Long
Island, New York and worked at Washington Group International and would have
turned 69 this year.BarbadosColin Arthur Bonnett, Crown Heights,
NY – would have turned 56 this year and worked at Marsh & McLennan.
Pauline Francis, Brooklyn, NY – would have
turned 74 this year and worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, Forte Food Service.
Melissa Renée Vincent – lived in Hoboken, New
Jersey and worked for Alliance Consulting Group. She would have turned 46 this
year.BermudaRhondelle Cherie Tankard – worked at Aon
Corporation and would have turned 48 this year.
Kevin Patrick York – worked at Euro Brokers
and would have turned 58 this year.
Boyd Alan Gatton – worked at Fiduciary Trust
Company International and would have been 56 this year.British Virgin IslandCalvin Dawson, worked at Euro Brokers, would
have turned 63 this year.DominicaVirgin Lucy Francis, Brooklyn, NY – would
have turned 57 this year and worked at Windows on the World.
Fitzroy St. Rose, Bronx, NY and worked at
General Telecom. Would have turned 57 this year.Dominican RepublicPedro Checo, New York, NY – would have been
52 this year.
Faustino Apostol, Staten Island, NY.
Alvarez Victoria Brito, Elmhurst, NY.
David Agnes, New York, NY.
Frank Thomas Aquilino, Staten Island, NY.
Lilian Caceres, Staten Island, NY.
Jaime Concepcion, Manhattan, NY
Nestor Chevalier, New York, NYHaitiKarl Henry Joseph was a firefighter with
Engine 207 who was born in Haiti and lived in Brooklyn, NY. He was among the
first responders who died that day.
Mark Y. Gilles was born on January 15, 1968
in Port-Au-Prince and lived in Brooklyn, NY. He was a consultant at Cantor
Fitzgerald.
Andre Bonheur, Jr., was born on April 5, 1961
in Port-Au-Prince and lived in Brooklyn, NY. He was visiting Cantor Fitzgerald
on the tragic day.
Francois Jean-Pierre was born in Cap Haitien,
Haiti on February 6, 1943 and lived in Elmont, Long Island. He worked at
Windows on the World.
Farah Jeudy lived in Spring Valley, NY and
worked for Aon Corporation.
Wilbert Miraille lived in Manhattan and
worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.
Nolbert Salomon lived in Brooklyn and worked
as a contractor at Morgan Stanley.Trinidad and TobagoRena Sam Dinnoo was born in Port-Of-Spain on
January 7, 1973 and lived in Brooklyn, NY. She worked at Marsh & McLennan.
Glenroy I. Neblett was born on September 15,
1958 in LaBrea, Trinidad and lived in Queens, NY. He worked at Reinsurance
Solutions.
Clara Victorine Hinds was born on November
26, 1948 in Belmont, Belmont, Trinidad and lived in Far Rockaway, NY. She
worked at Windows on the World.
Anthony Portillo was born on May 11, 1953 in
Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago and lived in Brooklyn, NY. He was working
Washington Group International when he was killed.
Goumatie Thackurdeen was born in
Port-Of-Spain on May 23, 1966 and lived in South Ozone Park, NY. She worked at
Fiduciary Trust Company International.
Joyce Rose Cummings was born on June 17, 1936
in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. She lived in Brooklyn.
Conrod Kofi Cottoy, Sr. lived in Brooklyn and
worked at Carr Futures.
Winston Arthur Grant lived in West Hempstead,
LI and worked at Empire BlueCross BlueShield.
Stephen Joseph lived in Franklin Park, NJ and
worked at Fiduciary Trust Company International.
Boyie Mohammed lived in Brooklyn and worked
at Carr Futures.
Paula E. Morales lived in NYC and worked at
Aon Corporation.
Jerome O. Nedd lived in Brooklyn and worked
at Windows on the World.
Oscar Francis Nesbitt lived in Manhattan and
worked at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Vishnoo Ramsaroop lived in Queens, NY and
worked at ABM Industries, North Tower.Puerto RicoAngel M. Pabon, Jr., born on May 26, 1948 in
Manatí, Puerto Rico and lived in Brooklyn. Worked at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Anna A. Laverty, born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
on March 1, 1949 and lived in Middletown, New Jersey. Worked at Fiduciary Trust
Company International.
Edna Cintron, New York, NY
Alexis Leduc, Bronx, NY
Ivan Vale, Ridgewood, NY
Santos Valentin Jr., Richmond Hill, NY
Peter Vega, Brooklyn, NY
Norberto Hernandez, New York, NY 
Carlos Segarra, Brooklyn, NY
Angel M. Pabon, Jr., Brooklyn, NY
Victor Daniel Barbosa, Bronx, NY
Juan Nieves, Jr., Bronx, NY
Paul DeCola, Ridgewood, NY
Matthew Diaz, Brooklyn, NY 
Milagros Hromada, Queens, NY
Linda Ivelisse Rivera, Far Rockaway, NY
Ivan Antonio Perez, Ozone Park, NYGrenadaJeffrey G. La Touche was born on November 22,
1951 in Grenada and lived in Queens, NY and worked at Windows on The World.Saint LuciaCharles A. Laurencin was born on July 10,
1940 in Castries, Saint Lucia and lived in Brooklyn. He worked at Morgan
Stanley.
Felix Bobby Calixte was born in Soufrière,
St. Lucia on March 6, 1963 and worked at BP Air Conditioning Corp.Saint Vincent & the GrenadinesAndre Colin Cox lived in Brooklyn and worked
at Cantor Fitzgerald, Forte Food Service.