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Caribbean Carnival In New York City Gets Underway Today

Share Tweet The 2013 queen of carnival Kay Mason, from the band Borokeete, portraying “Celebration of Darkness to Light thursday night at the Brooklyn Museum. Thecostume was designed by Follette Eustace. (William Farrington/WIADCA Photo) News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 28, 2014:  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will today help kick-off the beginning of the annual five-day celebration of Caribbean ...

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Guatemalan man guilty to immigration document fraud

Share Tweet News Americas, ALEXANDRIA, VA., Tues. Aug. 26, 2014: A 39-year-old Guatemalan national faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison after pleading guilty to immigration document fraud. Mauricio Florian-Polanco, of Manassas, VA, pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to falsely make Social Security cards and alien registration receipt cards, more commonly known as green cards, for individuals ...

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Invisible No More? –Will Caribbean Immigrants Finally Be Able To Self-Identify On U.S. Census Forms?

Share Tweet Celebs. with Caribbean-roots. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 22, 2014: After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society. If the recommendation made by the National Advisory ...

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Low Pressure System Could Turn Into Tropical Depression In The Caribbean

Share Tweet News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 22, 2014: A low pressure system outside the Caribbean Sea has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next five days, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said last night. Chances for the system to develop into a tropical depression are 50 percent (medium) within 48 hours and ...

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Central Americans Slapped With Immigration Violations

Share Tweet News Americas, HARRISBURG, PA, Fri. Aug. 22, 2014: Three Central American migrants have been slapped with immigration violation charges  following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Philadelphia. Baltazar Lua-Garcia aka Ruben Garcia-Rodriguez, 52, a citizen of Mexico, living in the United States illegally, was charged in a one-count indictment ...

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Cocaine Found In Rocking Horses

Share Tweet News Americas, IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA, Fri. Aug. 22, 2014: Twenty-nine pounds of cocaine hidden in two wooden rocking horses with an estimated street value of $377,000 was this week busted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Officers detected anomalies inside the wooden structures of the horses being carried by a 28-year-old male at the Calexico downtown port ...

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West Indian American Carnival Turns 47

Share Tweet News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating ...

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Guyanese Travelers Face Another Nightmare With A New Airline

Share Tweet News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 20, 2014: Guyanese travelers from New York to Guyana can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to air travel. The latest debacle involves passengers choosing to book on new airline Dynamic Airways. They have been again left in the lurch. The carrier failed to honor its August 8th return direct ...

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Puerto-Rico-Based Journalist John Collins Dead At 80

Share Tweet News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug.20, 2014: A Missouri man who adopted the Caribbean as his home and served as a journalist and contributor to the former Hardbeatnews for many years, has passed away at the age of 80 in Puerto Rico. John Collins, according to the Sun Sentinel, died on Aug. 11th following complications from hip replacement ...

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U.S.V.I.-Born Former Ambassador Passes On

Share Tweet The late Ambassador Terence A. Todman. News Americas, WASHINGTON, DC, Tues. Aug. 19, 2014: St. Thomas-U.S.V.I.-born former ambassador and career diplomat Terence A. Todman is dead. Todman passed away last Wednesday, August 13th at age 88. Todman served the U.S. across the globe for almost 50 years. He began his distinguished career with service in the U.S. Army from ...

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