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Caribbean Locals Urged To Look Out For World’s Largest Message-In-A-Bottle That Is Lost At Sea

The world’s largest message is 30 feet long and weighs in at more than 2.5 tons, now it has lost satellite contact somewhere close to the Caribbean islands. OSLO, Norway, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The story of the high-tech 30 feet long message-in-a-bottle, which uploaded pictures while crossing the Atlantic, has gained attention world wide, but last Sunday the ...

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Caribbean “60 Minutes” Type TV Show To Launch With D.C. Sniper Interview

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 12, 2013: Former Bloomberg TV reporter, Jamaican-born Zahra Burton, is set to launch a “60 minute” formatted type television show on the Caribbean next week. Titled ‘18 Degrees North’ after the geographic coordinates of Jamaica, Burton says the show’s launch in the week of August 18-24th will kick off with an interview with ...

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Colombian-Born Teen Tasered By Miami Beach Cops Is Dead

Dead teen Israel Hernández-Llach. News Americas, MIAMI BEACH, FL, Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: A Colombian-born teen who moved to Miami with his family less than seven years ago is dead after Miami Beach police chased him down and shot in the chest with a Taser. Israel Hernández-Llach, 17, was chased down and tasered after found spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s early ...

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Safety A Big Priority As Countdown Begins To West Indian American Day Carnival

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: On the heels of the death of 18-year-old Rueshad Grant at the Toronto carnival last weekend, organizers of North America’s largest carnival insist security will again be of utmost priority at the staging of the 46th annual West Indian American Day Carnival. Spokesperson Jean Alexander insists that the organizers remain proactive ...

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Former Bolivian Priest Deported For Sex Abuse

Alejandro Flores News Americas, CHICAGO, IL, Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: A former Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., who was convicted of sexually molesting a young boy for five years, was deported to his native Bolivia Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. Alejandro Flores, 40, was repatriated to La Paz, Bolivia on ...

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Puerto Rico Cops Indicted For Obstruction of Justice, Perjury

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: Five Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers have been indicted for civil rights violations and perjury by the U.S. Justice Department. According to the indictment unsealed this week, PRPD Lt. Erick Rivera Nazario, Officer David Colon Martinez and Officer Angel Torres Quinones violated the constitutional rights of Jose Irizarry Perez while he ...

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U.S. Extends Independence Wishes To Jamaica, Bolivia

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Aug. 6, 2013: U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, today extended best wishes to Jamaica and Bolivia as both countries marked independence anniversaries. Jamaica celebrates its 51st year of independence today August 6th while Bolivia marks its 188th anniversary of independence today as well. “The United States and Jamaica enjoy a close friendship based on ...

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Legendary Caribbean American Artist Makes Choice For NYC Mayor

Civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, l. with Bill de Blasio at right. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 2, 2013: Legendary Caribbean American artist and civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, has made his choice for mayor of New York City as the countdown to the primary election on September 10th begins. And no it’s not Anthony Weiner! Belafonte on ...

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No ‘Monster’ Says Puerto Rican-Born Ariel Castro

Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters News Americas, CLEVELAND, OHIO, Fri. Aug. 2, 2013: The Puerto Rican-born, Ohio man who kidnapped and tortured three young women for 11 years insists he is no monster. “I’m not a monster, I’m a normal person, I am just sick, I have ...

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Depression A Problem Among Older Caribbean Immigrants

News Americas, LANSIGNG, Michigan, Fri. Aug. 2, 2013: Caribbean nationals may know how to party but major depression is a serious public health problem among older Caribbean adults according to a new study. New research by a Michigan State University scholar of nearly 2,000 people aged 50 and older, found that whites and blacks of Caribbean descent experience much higher ...

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