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Family Of Missing Jamaican-American Doctor Turn To Social Media

Last seen video shot of Dr. Teleka Cassandra Patrick By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Fri. Jan. 17, 2014: The family of missing Jamaican-American doctor, Teleka Cassandra Patrick, are turning to social media in the hopes that it will help them find their daughter who vanished on December 5, 2013. A ‘Find Teleka Patrick’ page, (@findteleka), has been ...

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U.S. Urged Not To Take Caribbean, Latin America For Granted In 2014

President Obama is being urged to pay more attention to Latin America and the Caribbean. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Jan. 16, 2014: Conservative group, The Heritage Foundation, has some New Year advice for the Obama administration – don’t continue to take the Caribbean and Latin America for granted. Ana Quintana and James M. Roberts, in ...

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Caribbean Catholic Leaders Makes History

Haiti Bishop, Chibly Langlois and Dominica-born Saint Lucia, Archbishop emeritus of Castries, Monsignor Kelvin Edward Felix, r. have been elevated to cardinals. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 15, 2014: At 55, he’s become the youngest cardinal in the Catholic Church today, not to mention the very first Haitian to hold such a post. And ...

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Dominican Republic Now Chair of OAS Permanent Council

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Jan. 14, 2014:  The Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the Organization of American States (OAS), Pedro Vergés, has assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric institution. Upon receiving the gavel that represents the Council’s authority from his predecessor, Ambassador Vergés said his country “is engaged in a continuous process of ...

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St. Maarten Forced To Investigate Dead Body Mix-Up

The family of Margaret Porkka want answers. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Tues. Jan. 15, 2013: The government of St. Maarten has been forced to step into the mix after a grieving family in the U.S. received the wrong dead body. A statement from St. Maarten’s government says it has appointed its health inspector to investigate ...

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Nevis Unveils Commemorative Stamp To Hamilton

Premier of Nevis Vance Winkworth Amory unveils the stamp with John Herzog, founder of the The Museum of American Finance on Jan. 10, 2014. (Arthur Piccolo image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 13, 2014: Get ready for the Alexander Hamilton stamp in Nevis. Premier of Nevis Vance Winkworth Amory on Friday, Jan. 10th, unveiled a stamp paying tribute to former ...

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Leading Congressional Voices Urge Renewed Efforts To Help Haiti

The Haitian government and the UN Operations have teamed up with project 16/6 – a rebuilding initiative that includes construction training programs. Photo: Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sun. Jan. 12, 2013: As Haiti today marked four years since the horrific earthquake of 2010, five Members of Congress insist it is time to renew efforts to rebuild Haiti by ...

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Queen’s Caribbean Honors

Former president of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dr. The Honourable Julian Robert Hunte was among the Queen’s honorees. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, LONDON, England, Sat. Jan. 11, 2014: Several Caribbean nationals were recently recognized by the Queen in the New Year Honors list 2014. See the full list below: ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – ORDER OF ST MICHAEL ...

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Premier Of Nevis To Mark Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday In NYC

Nevis Premier Vance Amory. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 10, 2013: America’s Secretary of the Treasury and greatest immigrant, Alexander Hamilton, was born on the island of Nevis, West Indies, 257 years ago this week. Today, in New York City, the premier of his homeland, Hon. Vance Winkworth Amory, will remember the son of the soil at the annual ‘Happy ...

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North Carolina Minister Jailed For Haitian Sex Abuse

Convicted sex offender Larry Michael Bollinger News Americas, CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Fri. Dec. 10, 2013: A North Carolina Lutheran minister will have to spend the next 25 years in jail for sexually molesting four Haitian girls.  Larry Michael Bollinger, 68, of Gastonia, has been jailed for engaging in illicit sexual conduct while on mission trips in Haiti. According to court ...

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