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Serena Whips Big Sister And Eyes US Open Finals

Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in the quarter-finals of the US Open on September 8, 2015. (Jason Szenes image) Fans including Donald Trump packed into the Billie Jean King stadium to witness history. (Jason Szenes image) Serena and Venus were both gracious after the match. One in defeat – the other in victory. (Jason Szenes image) Venus Williams played ...

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Markel to Acquire Assets of CATCo Investment Management Ltd.

RICHMOND, Va., LONDON and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Markel Corporation (“Markel”) (NYSE: MKL) and CATCo Investment Management Ltd. (“CATCo”) jointly announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby Markel will acquire substantially all of the assets of CATCo. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter ...

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Multi-Million Caribbean Ganja Bust Completed

A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 2,842 pounds of marijuana worth over $2.5 million during three separate law enforcement operations in the Bahamas this past weekend. News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015: A drug bust valued at $2.5 million has been completed in the Bahamas.  A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, ...

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Caribbean Hindu Mandirs – Agreeing To Disagree

 By Annan Boodram  News Americas, BRONX, NY, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015: It is a trait that seems to have become systemic in the community – the capacity to take disagreements and create irrevocable schisms. Everyone is well aware of the fact that 60 plus Caribbean Hindu mandirs in New York City are the result of an inability to agree to ...

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West Indian American Carnival Slandered Over Brooklyn Shootings

A New York cop with carnival revelers on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2015: The West Indian American Day Carnival that occurred between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday September 7, 2015 was incident free but you won’t read that in any main stream media. Instead, a number of shootings that ...

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The Ed Ahmad Lesson

  Ed Ahmad. By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2015: He flew high, feeling unencumbered by the travails and battering of more ordinary folks. And somewhere between the acquisition of millions and the hobnobbing with VIPs he forgot that the law has a way of clipping wings sprung on illegality and taking advantage of the voiceless ...

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This Caribbean Island Has A New Government

PNM’s Keith Rowley will be Trinidad & Tobago’s new PM for the next five years. News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Sept. 8, 2015: Trinidad & Tobago has become the latest Caribbean nation to be swept by the winds of change hat’s been blowing many governments out of office in recent months. The incumbent government led by United National Congress leader, ...

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Politicians Become West Indians For A Day At Caribbean Carnival

Grenada-roots NYC Councilman Jumanee Williams at WIADCA 2015.     News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2015: It’s become the place to be for politicians in New York each Labor Day and Monday was no exception as several politicians flocked to the West Indian American Day Carnival Association breakfast for the kick-off of the 48th carnival. Non-West Indian pols. ...

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Caribbean-Born NY Governor Staffer Fighting For Life After J’Ouvert Shooting

Carey Gabay, a Caribbean-born lawyer in New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration is fighting for his life after being hit by an apparent stray bullet at the annual J’Ouvert Festival early Monday morning. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2015: A Caribbean-born lawyer in New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration is fighting for his life after being ...

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APR Energy 250MW Extension in Uruguay Gains Final Signature, Approval

Multiple extensions of the 250-megawatt project in Uruguay underscore the fact that fast-track mobile power is an ideal source of interim electric-generating capacity during construction of permanent infrastructure. (PRNewsFoto/APR Energy) JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – APR Energy plc (the “Company”), a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces final signature and government approval of the extension of its 250MW ...

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