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To Decriminalize Or Legalize Is The Question In This Caribbean Nation

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 27, 2018: A Caribbean government now says it will be seeking the input of nationals in the country to provide answers to the question surrounding the controversial herb – to decriminalize or legalize? Trinidad and Tobago’s government, on the heels of saying the issue was not of their front burner,  has now announced ...

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Valuing Workers Guarantees Caribbean Tourism’s Long-Term Future 

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 27, 2018: A few weeks ago, this column made the point that the time has come for tourism in the Caribbean to be managed in such a way that it is less about numbers and more about delivering lasting nation-wide social and economic growth. It suggested, in part, that to achieve ...

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Jamaicans Among 65 ICED in New York

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 26, 2018: At least three Jamaican immigrants are among a group of 65 mainly Caribbean and Latin American migrants who were recently nabbed by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) unit. The 65 were arrested over a 5-day operation that ended ...

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Trinidad Passenger Now Facing Drug Smuggling Charges

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, N.Y., Thurs. July 26, 2018: A U.S. citizen who arrived on a flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad is now behind bars and facing federal narcotics smuggling charges after she was found with more than clothes in her suitcase. Diamonaire Smith was stopped at JFK Airport in Queens, NY on Monday, July ...

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SEC Slaps Fraud Charge On Founder Of  Failed Caribbean Festival

By NAN Business Editor News Americas, Washington D.C., Weds. July 25, 2018: Remember the debacle that was the Caribbean “Fyre Festival” in The Bahamas? Well the SEC, (Securities and Exchange Commission), on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 slapped its founder, New York entrepreneur William Z. (Billy) McFarland, with fraud charges and they have agreed to settle. The SEC, in a statement, said, ...

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Daughter Of Caribbean Immigrants Named New Dean At Harvard

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 25, 2018: The daughter of Caribbean immigrants has been named a dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the prestigious Harvard University. Professor Claudine Gay, who was born to Haitian immigrant parents in New York, will assume the position on Aug. 15th, Harvard President Larry Bacow announced ...

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These Caribbean Immigrants Were Pardoned By A U.S. Governor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 25, 2018: Six Caribbean immigrants with minor criminal convictions that could have gotten them deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, have been pardoned by a U.S. governor. New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, issued the pardons on July 23rd. This is the third time the New York governor has used ...

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Brexit, The Caribbean And British Politics

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. July 25, 2018:  The word ‘cakeism’ has yet to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary. Used recently by several British publications, it is intended to express the view of some in Britain that the UK can have everything it wants in relation to leaving the European Union (EU), merely because it wants ...

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Reggae Sumfest 2018 Performances

News Americas, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Tues. July 24, 2018: Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica completed another year Saturday night. Here are some of the top performances from #Sumfest2018 that you may have missed. DAMIAN MARLEY CAPLETON SPICE BERES AND BEENIE MAN GOVONA RYGIN KING POPCAAN DING DONG The post Reggae Sumfest 2018 Performances appeared first on Caribbean and Latin ...

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This American Will Serve Over Two Decades For Illicit Sexual Conduct With A Haitian Child

By NAN Contributor News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. July 24, 2018: An American-born man will spend the next 23 years of his life in jail for traveling to Haiti and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a five-year-old child. James Daniel Arbaugh, 40, of Virginia man, was on Monday sentenced to 276 months in prison, to be followed by a ...

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