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NYC Mayoral Candidate Wins At Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio during the cook-off. News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Mon. July 22, 2013: Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio is campaigning in all communities, including in the Caribbean community where he entered a jerk cook off Sunday and came out the winner. Mr. de Blasio faced ...

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Jamaican National Steps In To Help Needy UWI Students

Ms. Janet Silvera (FB Image) NEWS AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 19, 2013: A Jamaican-born journalist will turn her birthday this year into a time of giving as she expands on a social media auction to help needy students at the University of the West Indies pay for college. Janet Silvera of the Jamaica Gleaner has become a “point ...

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Nelson Mandela Birthday Day Marked At U.N.

Reverand Jesse Jackson Former US President Bill Clinton UN Secretary Ban Ki moon on the commemoration of the Nelson Mandela International Day, at U.N. Headquarters, on Thursday July 18, 2013, in New York City. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 19, 2013: The United Nations on Thursday, July 18th, marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating ...

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Remembering Alexander Hamilton

Noel Mignott, PR representative of the island of Nevis, reads a statement at the Hamilton wreath laying on July 12, 2013. (Arthur Piccolo image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 12, 2013: What began ever so modestly on July 12, 1989, the 200th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton becoming the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury with a simple idea ...

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Malala Yousafzai Rallies Youth To Stand Up For Universal Education

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, at the United Nations on Friday, July 12, 2013. (Hayden Roger Celestin) News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Fri. July 12, 2013: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, today addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging ...

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New York Congressman Slams Zimmerman Verdict

George Zimmerman stands and listens to the verdict as it was read on July 13, 2013. News Americas, Brooklyn, NY, Sat. July 13, 2013: Congressman of New York’s eighth congressional district, Hakeem Jeffries, has called on the U.S. Justice Department to open an immediate investigation to determine if George Zimmerman can be charged with civil rights violations in the killing ...

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Caribbean Trade Mission To China Planned

Panelists on the China & The Caribbean Panel at Invest Caribbean Now 2013 in NYC. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 12, 2013: Caribbean governments and top private sector executives in the tourism and investment sectors are being urged to participate in a 10-day trade mission to four top cities in China, set for this ...

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Mexico Tops U.S. On Fat List

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 12, 2013: Mexicans are now fatter than Americans. That’s according to a recent United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization report. The study claims that nearly one third of Mexican adults are obese, topping even the United States as the world’s most overweight industrialized nations. The report says Mexico’s new weight worries are due ...

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Caribbean Nationals & The “N” Word

Paula Deen’s admitted “N” word slips have cost her several lucrative contracts. (NBC Today image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 5, 2014: The “N” word! It’s a word derived from the Latin expression for the color black which evolved into a derogatory noun and common ethnic slur directed at dark-skinned people or blacks of Sub-Saharan African descent. The ...

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Haitian American Named U.S. Ambassador To South Africa

Patrick Gaspard News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 28, 2013: From former campaign operative to U.S. ambassador to South Africa – the son of Haitian immigrants has indeed come a long way. President Obama on Thursday confirmed New Yorker, Patrick Gaspard, the son of Haitian parents, will become the new ambassador of the United States to South Africa. Deputy ...

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