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Caribbean Bar Association Concerned Over Delay In Confirming Florida Federal Judges

The CBA wants U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-FL) to intervene. News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Sept. 20, 2013: The Caribbean Bar Association has joined the Haitian Lawyers Association, the NAACP and others in expressing concern about what they term “the unexplained and inexcusable delay” in confirming judges in Florida’s Federal District Courts. The CBA is urging Senator Marco Rubio and ...

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Remembering The Caribbean Victims of 9/11

Tribute in lights. (Sept. 11, 2013) News Americas, NY, NY, Weds. Sept. 11, 2013: Today marks 12 years since the horrific terrorist attack of 9/11 that took over 3,000 lives including several from the Caribbean and Latin America. Today we pause to remember those lost: Guyana Nizam Hafiz Eustace R. Bacchus Kris Romeo Bishundat Shivonne Mentis Annette Andrea Dataram Ricknauth ...

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Black Voters Help Deliver For Bill de Blasio – But Election Still Too Close To Call

Bill de Blasio addressing supporters during his election night celebration, Sept. 10, 2013. (NY 1 image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 11, 2013: Black voters, including Caribbean Americans or West Indians gave Public Advocate Bill de Blasio an edge in Tuesday’s September 10th Democratic Mayoral Primary election, exit polls show. Exit polling conducted by Edison Media Research for ...

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Jamaican Challengers In NYC Election Races Fail To Win

New voting machines from the NYC Board of Election reportedly broke down on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 11, 2013: The Caribbean American candidates hoping to win city posts in Tuesday’s New York City election primary failed, initial election results show. Jamaican businessman Mark Escoffery-Bey, who was seeking the seat of Bronx Borough President ...

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Rafa Nadal Trounces Djokovic To Win Second U.S. Open

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Mon. Sept. 9, 2013: There’s just no stopping Rafael Nadal. Nadal slammed his way to his second U.S. Open win Monday evening with a convincing whipping of 26-year-old Serb and reigning U.S. Open champ, Novak Djokovic. The 27-year-old Spaniard proved just why he’s been 21-0 on hard courts all season with a superb, focused and exciting ...

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Memorial Service Set For Guyana-Born Recording Musician

The late James Cannings. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013: A memorial service for Guyanese-born, international recording musician and businessman James Cannings is set for Thursday, September 12th in New York City. The Memorial Service at 1 p.m. in the Tillman Chapel at the Church Centre for the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue, New York, New York ...

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Djokovic Beats Youzhny For A Spot In Semis

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: Novak Djokovic earned himself a spot in the U.S. Open semi-finals Thursday night at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center by beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. The Serbian maintained a perfect record in the quarterfinals in New York, now 7-0. On Saturday, he takes on Stanislas Wawrinka, ...

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Serena Crushes Chinese Competitor To Advance To Finals

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: There seems to be no stopping Serena Williams. Serena, the U.S. Open defending women’s champ, grabbed the coveted spot in the 2013 finals, beating China’s Li Na, 6-0, 6-3 Friday. Williams, the world No. 1, will now be looking to win her fifth US Open and 17th overall major title on Sunday, ...

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Belizean Garifuna Leader Remembered In Illinois

The late Thomas Vincent Ramos News Americas, CHICAGO, Illinois, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013: Belizean-born Garifuna Leader, Thomas Vincent Ramos, will be celebrated posthumously in Illinois later this month. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued a proclamation to establish and recognize September 17th as Thomas Vincent Ramos Day in the state. Ramos was the catalyst for the first Garifuna in the ...

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Upset At The Open

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Thurs. Sept. 5, 2013: Defending US Open champion suffered a Swiss shock at the U.S. Open Thursday that sent him packing from the tourney – frustrated scream and all! Murray simply self-destructed and was beaten by the No. 9-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in their quarter-finals match-up at Flushing Meadows. The match included Murray ...

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