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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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Haitian-American Upset At The U.S. Open

Victoria Duval played the match of her life on Aug. 27, 2013 at the US Open. (Hayden Roger Celestin/NAN image) News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Tues. Aug. 27, 2013: Haitian-American teen Victoria Duval caused the biggest upset at the U.S. Open to date Tuesday when she trounced former champion, Samantha Stosur, to push into the second round of the competition. Duval ...

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Caribbean Foundation Puts The Focus On Science

Some of the students at SPISE 2013. (CSF image) News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. Aug. 26, 2013: Each year, the Caribbean Science Foundation, (CSF) runs the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering, (SPISE). The SPISE, led by the Interim Executive Director of the CSF, Professor Cardinal Warde, is modeled after the well-known and highly successful Minority Introduction to ...

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The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Reverend Al Sharpton, speaking at the 50th March On Washington on Aug. 24, 2013. (Mario Cabrera/Vision Fotos) By José Francisco Ávila News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sun. Aug. 25, 2013: As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, many have expressed their opinion as to the strides made since then, and how much more ...

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