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Chikungunya Death Toll In The Caribbean Passes 100 Mark

Share Tweet Chikungunya has been dubbed the ‘bend up’ disease. (PAHO image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 17, 2014: The death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya continues to rise in the Caribbean, now passing the 100 mark, health officials say. The Pan American Health Organization, (PAHO) puts the death toll from the disease in the region ...

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Puerto Rican Jailed For Child Porn

Share Tweet News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Sept. 17, 2014: A 26-year-old man Puerto Rico will spend the next 15 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised released, for production of child porn. Pedro Luis Baez-Torres, of Cidra, was recently sentenced over a year after his Sept. 5, 2013 arrest at his place of work in ...

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Cocaine Inside Computer Bag At JFK

Share Tweet The seized laptop bag with the cocaine. (US CBP image) News Americas, JAMAICA, N.Y., Mon. Sept. 15, 2014: Over three pounds of cocaine with an approximate street value of  US$55,000 was recently founded in the computer bag of an arriving passenger from the Dominican Republic at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. U. S. Customs ...

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Markel Global Reinsurance adds Erik Manning, Jamie Welsby and John Duda to its team

Share Tweet RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Dr. Erik Manning and  Jamie Welsby have been appointed Managing Directors of Markel Global Reinsurance (Markel Re), Markel Corporation’s reinsurance operating division. In addition, John Duda has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Reinsurance Underwriter for Markel Re. Jed Rhoads, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, ...

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WANTED! – On 13th Anniversary Of 9/11, A Man Carrying a Caribbean Passport Remains on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terror List

Share Tweet News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 11, 2014: It’s been exactly 13 years to the day since terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City, killing almost 3,000, including several from the Caribbean. And it’s been over four years since the U.S. government has indicted a man with a Caribbean ...

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A Win & A Loss For Two Caribbean-American Lawmakers

Share Tweet New York State Senator John Sampson of Brooklyn, NY. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Sept. 10, 2014: Guyanese-American New York State Senator John Sampson last night declared victory in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary challenge despite federal embezzlement charges but Jamaican-American Queens Sen. Malcolm Smith, was not as lucky. Sampson, a former Democratic majority leader, easily defeated his three challengers ...

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Legal Woes But NY Caribbean American State Senators In Election Race Today

Share Tweet Senators John Sampson, l, and Malcolm Smith, r. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 9, 2014: Both are facing legal woes but two New York-born, Caribbean-American state senators are looking past that and ahead, to maintaining their political seats today. In Queens, NY, Senator Malcolm Smith, (D-Hollis), who has Jamaican roots, survived barely when his trial for bribery ...

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Jewish Real Estate Developer And Wife Killed In Crash Off Jamaica Coast

Share Tweet News Americas, PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica, Fri. Sept. 5, 2014: Jewish real estate developer and Rochester resident Larry Glazer and his wife Jane Glazer, are declared dead after the small private plane in which they were travelling crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday. The plane reported veered far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggered ...

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Colombian National Guilty Of Kidnapping, Murder of DEA Agent

Share Tweet   News Americas, RICHMOND, VA, Fri. Sept. 5, 2014:  A 31-year-old Colombian man this week pleaded guilty to his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent James Terry Watson in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 20, 2013. Julio Estiven Gracia Ramirez, 31, extradited to the Eastern District of Virginia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District ...

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November Sentencing For Airline Owner Who Flew Guyana Route

Share Tweet Sonny Austin Ramdeo, former founder of EZ Jet airlines. News Americas, West Palm Beach, FL, Thurs. Sept. 4, 2014: The former chief executive of an airline that flew the New York/Guyana route in 2011, is set to be sentenced this November. Sonny Austin Ramdeo, former founder of EZ Jet airlines, is set to be sentenced on November 14th ...

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