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Jamaican Makes History On ‘The Voice’

Tessanne Chin greets studio fans after host Carson Daly announced she was the first contestant through to the finale. (NBC image) By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. Dec. 11, 2013: For the first time in the history of NBC’s reality show, ‘The Voice,’ a Caribbean and Jamaican immigrant has secured a spot in the finals of ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman For Mandela’s National Memorial Service

News Americas, BROOKLYN, N.Y., Tues. Dec. 10, 2013: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, will represent the Ninth Congressional District of New York as part of a bipartisan delegation of her colleagues in Congress who will attend the National Memorial Services to honor the life and legacy of President Nelson Mandela today, Tuesday, December 10th. U.S. President Barack Obama and ...

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Caribbean, Latin American Celebs., Leaders, Pause To Remember Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has joined the ancestors. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 6, 2013: The boy born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, a small village not far from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, on July 18, 1918, turned into a man that the world paused to remember Thursday as news of his death quickly ...

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Queens Borough President’s Office Gets Another Caribbean American Face

Incoming deputy borough president of Queens, Leroy Comrie. News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Fri. Dec. 6, 2013: Queens, New York Borough President Helen Marshall has led the borough of as a Caribbean American with roots stretching to Guyana since 2001. Now as she gets ready to leave office due to term-limits, the office is getting another Caribbean American – this time ...

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Here Comes The Caribbean’s First Medical Marijuana Company

MediCanja unveiling on Weds. Dec. 4, 2013. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 5, 2013: Marijuana may still be illegal in Caribbean nations but that has not stopped one man from launching the region’s first medical ganja company. With debates brewing in Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Puerto Rico about legalizing pot ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Visits With Immigration Reform Fasters

President Obama, r. and Mrs. Obama l, with the fasters late last week. News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 5, 2013: Caribbean American congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, was among several other members from the Congressional Black Caucus, who visited the advocated fasting for immigration on the National Mall yesterday. The Brooklyn, NY represented visited with the Rudy Lopez, Reverend Samuel ...

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St. Lucian Immigrant Finally Claims LOTTO MAX Jackpot

Vincent (Tony) Charlemagne is pictured in this photo released by the OLG Friday November 29, 2013. (Handout) News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Fri. Nov. 29, 2013: This Christmas will be brighter for St. Lucia-born, Canadian immigrant, Vincent (Tony) Charlemagne, who has finally been able to claim his $30-million lotto jackpot. A regular LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 player, Charlemagne checked his ...

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Trinidad & Tobago PM’s Countenance Of Deportation Of Jamaicans Undermine Regional Integration Says NY Institute

Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 29, 2013: The New York- based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) says Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s countenance of the November 19 deportation of thirteen Jamaican nationals from her country seriously engenders division among nations and dangerously undermine Caribbean regional integration. The Jamaicans ...

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Jamaican Immigrant Shows Real Meaning Of Thanksgiving

Marjorie Bibbons, r, with Healing Hands Helping Broken Hearts Foundation volunteer. By Felicia Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Nov. 28, 2013: A Jamaican immigrant has adopted the true meaning of the American holiday, Thanksgiving, helping feed families in need with a holiday dinner. Majorie Bibbons, born in St. Thomas Jamaica, founded the Jamaica, Queens-based Healing Hands Helping Broken ...

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A Thanksgiving In Jail For Son Of Suriname’s President

Accused Dino Bouterse. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 27, 2013: Dino Bouterse, son of Suriname’s president, Desi Bouterse, will be stateside this Thanksgiving for this quintessentially American holiday, having turkey and all the trimmings provided by Uncle Sam as a “guest” of the government in a Lower Manhattan federal jail. This come as his lawyers deny their client ...

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