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Michael Jackson’s Caribbean-Born Lawyer A Free Man

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. Oct. 28, 2013: Michael Jackson’s Caribbean-born doctor is a free man again at age 60. Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter n November 2011 after he treated Jackson in 2009 with the powerful surgical anesthetic drug propyfol at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills, was released from the jail at 12:01 ...

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Brooklyn DA Goes The Reggae Route

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 25, 2013: Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes may be facing a barrage of criticism for deciding to run as a Republican against Ken Thompson, the man who beat him soundly in the Democratic Primary election in September. But Hynes is not giving up – turning to reggae music as ...

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Slavery Still Alive In The Americas & Globally

A Haitian Restavek. (Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 18, 2013: With all the talk about reparation, who says slavery is over? According to the Walk Free Foundation, (WFF), there are over a million modern day slaves today in the Americas alone – Latin America and the Caribbean. The WFF this week released ...

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Protest Over DR Court Ruling Reaches NYC

Haitians & Dominicans Protest in Times Square on October 17, 2013. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 18, 2013: Haitians and Dominican Republic nationals in New York City, furious by a recent Dominican Republic Constitutional Court decision to deny citizenship to some D.R.-born children born in the DR before 1929 to undocumented Haitian migrant workers, ...

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Haitian Times Publisher Blasts DR Court Ruling To Strip Citizenship From Children Of Haitian Migrants

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 11, 2013: Just days after a September 25th ruling by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic to strip citizenship from children of undocumented Haitian migrants born in that country, a Haitian newspaper publisher in the U.S has expressed outrage. “It’s really unfortunate that Dominican officials have decided to take that path. This ...

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Hearing on Administration of Haiti Reconstruction Funding Begins Today

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Oct. 9, 2013: The Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs, headed by Congressman Ed Royce, is set to convene a hearing today to examine USAID’s administration of the Haiti reconstruction funding on the heels of the 2010 earthquake. The hearing, entitled “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?” will begin at 10 a.m. at 2172 Rayburn House Office ...

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Caribbean American Entrepreneur Among Thousands In March For Immigration Reform

Felicia Persaud’s message was clear! CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. Oct. 6, 2013: Caribbean-born, New York-based media entrepreneur and columnist, Felicia J. Persaud, was among tens of thousands in the United States joining the march nationally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, (CIR), on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Hard Beat Communications executive, along with Valence Williams and Menes De Griot ...

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Canadian and Caribbean researchers to participate in the Caribbean Week of Agriculture

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Researchers from universities in Canada and the Caribbean will discuss improvements in the region’s agriculture and nutrition during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA2013): Linking the Caribbean for Regional Food and Nutrition Security and Rural Development, to be held in Guyana, October 4-12, 2013. Since 2011, researchers from the University of the West ...

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Remittance To Caribbean, Latin America See Some Decline

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Oct. 4, 2013: Remittance to Latin America and the Caribbean has shown a decline, according to the World Bank. A World Bank Migration and Development Brief shows that remittance flows to Mexico are expected to decline by 2.8 percent in 2013. Jamaica registered a decline of 1 percent while Dominican Republic kept flat in the ...

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Fly Jamaica Makes History By Connecting New York, Guyana And Jamaica

Fly Jamaica’s NY crew cuts the ribbon to mark the inaugural flight on Sept. 27, 2013. (NAN image) By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 4, 2013: How often do you board a flight and hear a fellow passenger in the seat in front of you asking the question: “What exactly is ackee?” Welcome to the ...

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