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Jamaican-Born Former West Indies Cricketer Dead

By NAN Sports Writer News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Oct. 28, 2015: A Jamaican-born cricketer who once served as an opening batsman of the West Indies cricket team is dead. He was 65. Basil Williams was born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica and played seven cricket tests between 1978 and 1979. “We mourn the loss of another servant of the ...

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Accused Killer Indicted On Day Guyana-Born Cop Is Waked

Hundreds of police officers were joined by members of the general public on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 in Jamaica, NY. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Oct. 28, 2015: The 30-year-old East Harlem man accused of murdering Guyana-born New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder was indicted yesterday, the same day hundreds lined up outside a Queens ...

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Jamaican-Born Former West Indies Cricketer Dead

The late Basil Williams. By NAN Sports Writer News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Oct. 28, 2015: A Jamaican-born cricketer who once served as an opening batsman of the West Indies cricket team is dead. He was 65. Basil Williams was born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica and played seven cricket tests between 1978 and 1979. “We mourn the loss of ...

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West Indies Suffer Another Loss

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath, centre, celebrates during the final day of the second Test in Colombo, on October 26, 2015. (Reuters Photo) By NAN Sports Writer News Americas, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tues. Oct. 27, 2015:  The West Indies cricket squad were forced to swallow another loss Tuesday after having the win in sight but losing by just over 70 runs. ...

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Guess What Barbados Star Rihanna’s Up To?

Rihanna on The Voice as a coach Monday night, Oct. 26, 2015. By NAN ET Writer News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. Oct. 27, 2015: Barbados Star Rihanna has gone from singer, to actress, to entrepreneur and now to coach. The R&B superstar last night made her first appearance on popular NBC music reality show, The Voice as a special ...

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Antigua-Born, Former UN Bigwig Wants Out Of Jail For Son’s Football Games

Former UN General Assembly President Ashe was recently arrested on bribery charges. He remains jailed. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 27, 2015: The recently arrested Antigua-born former President of the UN General Assembly wants a judge to reduce his bail and let him out of jail so he can catch his son’s football games ...

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Vested Interests, New Technologies And The Caribbean

Uber or Yellow Cabs? By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 27, 2015: Will innovative or new technologies become a threat to vested interests in the Caribbean? In many parts the world innovative technologies are helping create new markets and add value by disrupting existing business networks in a manner that the existing market may not expect. The effect usually ...

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Caribbean Undocumented Migrants Busted

An unidentified Dominican migrant is escorted by a Border Patrol officer after being detained by Puerto Rico’s police near La Esperanza beach in the northern coastal town of Manati, Puerto Rico, Monday, Oct. 8, 2007. The bodies of three suspected Dominican migrants were found and at least 12 were detained after police received an anonymous call about a suspicious boat ...

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Jamaica’s Legendary Master Pianist For Hollywood Performance

Jamaica’s Legendary Pianist Monty Alexander is set to perform in LA in November. NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 26, 2015: Jamaica’s legendary award-winning international master pianist, Monty Alexander, fresh from a tour of Japan, will be taking his Harlem Kingston Express to Hollywood this November. Alexander, who has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular ...

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Gun Thought To Have Killed Guyana-Born Cop Found

Menes de Griot, top Guyanese drummer, l, with Randolph Holder Sr. and Guyana designer Gold Teeth, r, at a wake for Officer Holder. (Shaun Walsh image)  By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 26, 2015: A gun consistent with the one used to murder Guyana-born NYPD Officer Randolph Holder has been found. The NYPD last night ...

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