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Memorial Service Set For Guyana-Born Recording Musician

The late James Cannings. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013: A memorial service for Guyanese-born, international recording musician and businessman James Cannings is set for Thursday, September 12th in New York City. The Memorial Service at 1 p.m. in the Tillman Chapel at the Church Centre for the United Nations, 777 1st Avenue, New York, New York ...

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Djokovic Beats Youzhny For A Spot In Semis

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: Novak Djokovic earned himself a spot in the U.S. Open semi-finals Thursday night at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center by beating Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. The Serbian maintained a perfect record in the quarterfinals in New York, now 7-0. On Saturday, he takes on Stanislas Wawrinka, ...

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Serena Crushes Chinese Competitor To Advance To Finals

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: There seems to be no stopping Serena Williams. Serena, the U.S. Open defending women’s champ, grabbed the coveted spot in the 2013 finals, beating China’s Li Na, 6-0, 6-3 Friday. Williams, the world No. 1, will now be looking to win her fifth US Open and 17th overall major title on Sunday, ...

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Belizean Garifuna Leader Remembered In Illinois

The late Thomas Vincent Ramos News Americas, CHICAGO, Illinois, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013: Belizean-born Garifuna Leader, Thomas Vincent Ramos, will be celebrated posthumously in Illinois later this month. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued a proclamation to establish and recognize September 17th as Thomas Vincent Ramos Day in the state. Ramos was the catalyst for the first Garifuna in the ...

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Upset At The Open

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Thurs. Sept. 5, 2013: Defending US Open champion suffered a Swiss shock at the U.S. Open Thursday that sent him packing from the tourney – frustrated scream and all! Murray simply self-destructed and was beaten by the No. 9-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in their quarter-finals match-up at Flushing Meadows. The match included Murray ...

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News Americas Endorses Bill De Blasio For NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio at the NY Jerk chicken cook-off – July 2013. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: The “forced” third term rule of Mike Bloomberg, aided and abetted by City Council Speaker turned Mayoral hopeful, Christine Quinn, is almost over. It’s little wonder that most New Yorkers polled simply don’t have the appetite for Quinn as ...

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Puerto Rican Castro Kills Self

Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters News Americas, CLEVELAND, Ohio, Weds. Sept. 4, 2013: Rather than face a life time in prison, Puerto Rican national, Ariel Castro, the man who had been sentenced for holding three Cleveland women captive for roughly a decade, hanged himself in in his ...

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News Americas Publisher Discusses Caribbean Community On NY 1

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 30, 2013: News Americas Now publisher, Felicia Persaud, was among a four member panel of Caribbean American journalists who joined New York 1’s Errol Lewis on August 28, 2013 for a spotlight on the issues affecting the Caribbean community in New York City. The four member panel also included Caribbean journalist Tony Best, ...

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Day 6 Of The U.S. Open

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Sat. Aug. 31, 2013: Rafael Nadal, the world No. 2. ranked player defeated Ivan Dodig, a 28-year-old player from Croatia ranked 38th, by solid straight-sets victory, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 on Day 6 of the U.S. Open as he marched on in the tourney. “If you’re not playing your best,” he told ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez on ...

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Politicians Laud Caribbean Pride – Even If Only For A Day

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn waved a Trinidad flag next to Jamaican singer Maxi Priest. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Sept. 2, 2013: New York City mayoral hopefuls flocked to the West Indian American Day Carnival Monday becoming Caribbean American in sprit – at least for a day – while trying hard to win votes as the countdown begins to ...

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