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Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Appeal Trial Starts Next Week

By NAN ET Editor  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel’s appeal trial is set to get underway on Monday, July 9th in Kingston. Kartel’s appeal case is set to begin in the Jamaica Court of Appeal. It’s been four years since Kartel has been waiting to present his case in front of the ...

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Paying For Some Of Her Fans To Go To College

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, is paying for some of her fans to go to college, Billboard reports. The “Barbie Tingz” rapper announced the “Student of the Game” scholarship on Friday was awarded to 37 college students. The scholarship would pay off their college tuition or student loans. ...

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F-Brexit Says Reggae’s Shaggy

By NAN ET Editor  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: Grammy-winning, Jamaican reggae singer, Shaggy, who is celebrating renewed fame for his duet with Sting, has gone on a rant against Brexit, much to the amusement of the former Police front-man. The Jamaican musician said: “It is stupid. England was built not just by Englishmen. The other ...

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West Indies Demolish Bangladesh

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: West Indies fans gathered at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua this week were in for a treat as the Windies team demolished Bangladesh on home soil. West Indies’ fast bowlers rocked again Bangladesh Thursday, reducing them to 62 for 6 in the final hour of ...

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Caribbean Born Player Drafted To The NHL

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: A Caribbean-born player was recently selected as the 199th overall in the seventh and final round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He is Jamaican Jermaine Loewen, who was born in Mandeville, Jamaica and has played with the Kamloops Blazers since the 2014-2015 season. Loewen joins the ...

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Soccer Sculptures Erected In Brazil

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: The World Cup fever has enveloped the streets of the Brazilian city Sao Paulo, with many colored soccer sculptures erected to cheer for its national football team competing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Scores of rotatable football sculptures are being placed in different streets of the city. They ...

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FIFA Ban For Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Soccer President

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: FIFA’s independent ethics committee has banned the president of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, Venold Coombs, from all soccer activities two years, Reuters News reports indicate. Coombs breached rules on bribery and corruption, conflicts and interest, and loyalty, the committee said on Tuesday, following ...

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Caribbean National Pleads Guilty To Over US $3 Million Bank Fraud

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 5, 2018: A Caribbean national has pleaded guilty to bank of more than $3 million. Garth Anthony Gardner, 49, a citizen of Trinidad & Tobago, has pled guilty to charges involving a scheme in which he made misrepresentations to apply for and obtain more than $3 million in multiple home equity line of credit ...

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Caribbean National Busted With Live Birds At JFK

News Americas, JAMAICA, N.Y., Thurs. July 5, 2018: A Caribbean national was let go with a US $300 fine after attempting to smuggle eight live birds into the U.S. US. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Agriculture Specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered eight live finches concealed inside a hidden compartment of the computer bag of a Guyanese ...

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Caribbean Immigrant Hands Trump Administration A Legal Setback

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 4, 2018: A case filed by a Caribbean immigrant in detention has left the Trump administration facing a legal setback to its immigration policies. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., ruled that the government may not arbitrarily detain people seeking asylum. The ruling comes in a case challenging ...

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