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Jamaica’s First Female Prime Minister Suffers Stunning Defeat In General Elections

Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s Prime Minister-elect. By NAN Contributor News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: Jamaica’s People’s National Party and its first female Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller were last night handed a stunning defeat in Thursday’s general elections. Despite predictions in many quarters that the PNP and Simpson-Miller were headed for another term, the opposition Jamaica Labour Party managed ...

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10 Black Caribbean-Born Executives In Top U.S. Posts

Facebook Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams (L), was born in Trinidad. (Photo Credit: Robert A Tobiansky) By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: There is no denying that the Caribbean-born black population in the United States accounts for a significant number of the black population across the nation, including native-born African-Americans, and they dominate ...

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This Group Of Pro-Athletes Could Make It To The Olympics

Brazilian boxer Roberto Custodio trains for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 27, 2016. PHOTO / Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP / Miguel Schincariol By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: A new group of pro-athletes could become eligible to compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics if radical new proposals ...

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Dancehall’s Sean Paul Back On The Billboard Chart

Sean Paul. (Credit: Manny Carabelanny Carabel) By NAN ET Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: Jamaican Grammy-winning dancehall singer Sean Paul is picking up pace again after being dropped by the Atlantic record label IN 2014. The singer’s new collaboration with Australian singer Sia has landed him back on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single ...

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Best Hotels For Service In The Caribbean

By NAN Lifestyle Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016:  Service is everything in the travel and tourism sector and several hotels across the Caribbean region have received top ratings for best service as voted by TripAdvisor travelers. Here are the top 10 compiled by News Americas Now: 1: JW Marriott Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: ...

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Immigration and Justice Scalia’s Death

With Scalia ironically dying in the same state that is questioning the legitimacy of the President’s use of executive power on immigration, the Supreme Court is for the first time balanced. By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: Anytime a soul departs this world, it is sad and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthonin Scalia’s ...

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The Business Of Tourism: An End To The Tourist Dollar?

By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: If you read the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post or some of the world’s heavyweight newspapers you may have seen in the past months, articles discussing the abolition of currency. This startling idea, which may sound like a joke, is far from that and could, ...

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Those Sexy “New” Caribbean Dumplings

By Minna LaFortune News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: Dumplings are a favorite food in Caribbean meals whether boiled, fried or even roasted. In general Caribbean dumplings are bland to the taste, making them versatile  to pair with any cooked meats, fish or sauteed vegetables or even with melted butter. Recently I have seen changes to the ...

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APR Energy Commissions Gas Turbine Plant for Industrial Customer in Egypt

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announces today that it has commissioned its new power plant in Egypt. The plant will support development of a large-scale industrial complex being built for the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), a manufacturer and leading provider of value-creating plastics and rubber products. APR ...

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