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Philadelphia Caribbean Festival Celebrating 28 Years Of Caribbean Culture

Share Tweet News Americas Now, Thursday, August 7 2014: The sounds of the Caribbean complimented by a market place of Caribbean Fashions and Exotic Cuisine returns to the 28th Annual Caribbean Festival, set for Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from noon to 8 p.m. Now in its 28th year, this free festival of Caribbean ...

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Happy Independence Day – Jamaica, Bolivia

Share Tweet News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 6, 2014:  News Americas Now salutes the nations of Jamaica and Bolivia which both celebrate their independence anniversaries today, August 6th by spotlighting on the Hollywood actors and actresses who have roots in these nations. Jamaica became an independent nation in 1962 after earning its independence from Britain. Bolivia’s independence was definitively proclaimed ...

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New York Montserrat Organization Turns 100

Share Tweet News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Aug. 6, 2014: A Montserrat Diaspora organization will celebrate its 100th birthday next month with a year-long a series of events to mark the century of service. The Montserrat Progressive Society (MPS), founded in September 1914, will kick off the year-long celebration with a Black Tie Awards Gala on September 20.Other events to ...

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Apple’s ‘Life of Dreams’ Has No Room For Blacks Or Hispanics

Share Tweet A screen shot from “I’m living the life of dreams” ad. By NAN Staff Writers A NAN First News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 5, 2014: Some two weeks after Apple’s CEO Tim Cook publicly committed to increasing the diversity of the iconic company’s work force, Apple has released its new television commercial that’s anything but diverse. It may ...

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Jamaica’s Minister for Philadelphia Launch Of 2015 Diaspora Conference

Share Tweet News Americas Now, Philadelphia PA, Tuesday, August 5, 2014:  Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnaldo Brown, is scheduled to visit Philadelphia, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to promote the 2015 Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference. During the visit, Minister Brown is expected to launch the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora in 2015, with ...

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Hurricane Bertha Is Here

Share Tweet The path of Hurricane Bertha. (NHC Image)News Americas, MIAMI, Fl, Mon. Aug. 4, 11 a.m.: Tropical Storm Bertha has now become Hurricane Bertha – the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. News Americas, MIAMI, Fl, Mon. Aug. 4, 11 a.m.: Tropical Storm Bertha has now become Hurricane Bertha – the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. ...

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White House Summit On Africa Lauded But Caribbean/Central American Investment Summit Urged

Share Tweet Chinese officials at Invest Caribbean Now 2014 at the Harvard Club in NYC on June 4, 2014. (Sharon Bennett image/ICN 2014) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 1, 2014: While saluting the White House for its second annual U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the Board of Invest Caribbean Now, (ICN), the biggest investment summit on the Caribbean outside the ...

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Another Trinidad Minister Resigns

Share Tweet Former Trinidad & Tobago Sports Minister Anil Roberts News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 1, 2014: A third minister in the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration in Trinidad & Tobago has resigned amid scandal. Persad Bissessar Thursday said she had accepted the resignation of Sports Minister Anil Roberts following the release of an audit into alleged financial mismanagement ...

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Migrant Smuggling Lands Three Mexicans In Jail

Share Tweet News Americas, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. Aug. 1, 2014: Three of the five Mexican men arrested in connection with the March discovery of more than 100 undocumented aliens in an area stash house have been ordered to federal prison. Jonathan Solorzano-Tavila, 30; Eugenio Sesmas-Borja, 20 and Jose Cesmas-Borja, 26, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, to respective ...

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Counterfeit Bills Found In ‘Handycrafts Pictures’ From Ecuador

Share Tweet News Americas, JAMAICA, N.Y., Fri. Aug. 1, 2014: U.S. security officials want to know who is behind the shipment of some 2,105 counterfeit US$100 bills shipped from Ecuador during a two-day period as “Handycrafts Pictures.” U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at a John F. Kennedy International Airport cargo facility seized the fake bills in an express ...

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