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New York Memorial For Botham Jean

By NAN Contributor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018: A memorial service for Dallas Police shooting victim, Caribbean immigrant Botham Shem Jean, is set to be held in Brooklyn this evening, September 19, 2018. The service is being led by Saint Lucian and Caribbean clergy and community leaders to celebrate the life of the St. Lucian-born Jean. ...

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This Caribbean Nation Has Seen 32 Cases Of Child Rape So Far This Year

By NAN Contributor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018: Police in a single Caribbean nation are reporting that there have been 32 cases of rape of children over the past nine months of this year alone. Wesler Appolon, a spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti, described the issue as a real plague on the island. Police ...

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Former Manager Pleads Guilty In Pesticide Poisoning Of Family On Caribbean Vacation

By NAN Contributor News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Sept. 18, 2018: The former branch manager of Terminix International USVI has copped a guilty plea in the 2015 pesticide poisoning of Delaware family on vacation in the Caribbean island of St. John. Jose Rivera, 58, pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of an indictment charging violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide ...

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Trinidad And Tobago Make It Third Win At CPL T20 Tourney

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018: Defending CPL 2017 champions, Trinidad and Tobago, have retained the title and bragging rights in the CPL T20 2018 tourney. Despite a rain affected game at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad, the host team won over Guyana by 8 wickets to claim their third win in the CPL series. The ...

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Arrest Made In Killing Of Caribbean Roots Correction Officer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018: A 30-year-old man has been arrested in the murder of a Caribbean-roots, NYC correction officer. Gifford Hunter, 30, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (MTA), bus maintenance worker of Queens, has been arrested on murder and other charges in the death of Guyanese-roots Jonathan Narain, also of Queens, NY, according to the New ...

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Three Caribbean Islands Shaken Again By Earthquakes

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018: Three Caribbean islands were yesterday again shaken by earthquakes that measured a maximum of 3.3 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS). Jamaica registered the 3.3 earthquake Sunday at 2:46 p.m. that occurred 6 miles from Above Rocks, Jamaica. Local media reports said the quake was felt ...

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Rhode Island Woman Found Guilty In Jamaican Lottery Scam

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018: A Providence, Rhode Island woman was the 27th defendant convicted late last week in a  Jamaican lottery scam case that was investigated and prosecuted over 6 years. Melinda Bulgin was found guilty of 15 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering by a federal jury in Bismarck, North Dakota. Authorities say ...

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Caribbean Roots Lawmaker Loses Bid For Top NYS Post

By NAN Contributor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 14, 2018: Caribbean-American City Councilmember, Jumaane Williams, last night lost his bid to become the next lieutenant governor of the State of New York. At 11 p.m. last night, New York 1 called the race for the incumbent, Kathy Hochul who secured 623,544 votes or almost 53 percent ahead of ...

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See The Models This Caribbean Born Designer Used To Turn New York Fashion Week Upside Down

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 14, 2018: A Caribbean-born designer turned sent Twitter crazy Wednesday night and turned New York Fashion Week upside down by changing the game and the perception of how runway models should look. Grammy-winning singer turned designer, Rihanna, returned to New York Fashion Week with her Savage x Fenty lingerie ...

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Canada Updates Its Travel Warning Levels For These Two Caribbean Nations

By NAN Travel Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 14, 2018:  The Canadian government this week updated the warning levels from normal to high for two Caribbean nations in the Eastern Caribbean region. The new warning, issued on September 12, 2018, advises Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” when travelling to Dominica and St. Lucia. The ...

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