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Caribbean Sports – Guess What The Caribbean Medal Total At The Commonwealth Games Is?

By NAN Sports Editor  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 12, 2018: There are still three more days to go for the 2018 Commonwealth Games but so far, the Caribbean region’s combined medal haul has pushed up to 18. That includes 6 gold medals from the region’s stalwart athletes. As is usual at athletics events on the world’s stage, ...

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GoFund Me Launched To Help Son Of Caribbean Immigrant Shot By Cops

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. April 11, 2018: A GoFundMe campaign has emerged on the fundraising platform which aims at helping the surviving teenage son of a mentally ill Caribbean-born immigrant shot to death by NYPD officers as millions around the country were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The campaign, launched by ...

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This Caribbean Immigrant Could Spend The Rest Of His Life In Prison

News Americas, NEWBURGH, N.Y., Tues. April 10, 2018: A Caribbean immigrant who was twice removed from the US, only to return again illegally, could now spend the rest of his life in federal prison. Jamaican national, Ronald Greenland, 55, was recently sentenced to 151 months in federal custody, with 100 months to run consecutively with his 40 year to life ...

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Long Time Caribbean Tourism Representative Dead At 61

News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. April 10, 2018: Caribbean regional tourism officials are mourning one of their own, who passed away on Friday, April 6th after a battle with cancer. Bonita Morgan, director of resource mobilization and development of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), was reportedly undergoing treatment for cancer when she died. Morgan, 61, had been with the CTO ...

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The Implications Of A Divisive Summit Of The Americas

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. April 10, 2018: In just over a week’s time the Summit of the Americas will take place in Lima, Peru. It will likely illustrate just how divided the hemisphere has become. Since the last such event was held in Panama City in 2015 much has changed. Then, improved hemispheric relations seemed possible. ...

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Usain Bolt Girlfriend’s Jamaica Carnival Photo Is Heating Up Social Media

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. April 9, 2018: Usain Bolt’s girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, is stepping hotter this year for the 2018 Jamaica carnival and social media is loving it. Bennett posted a photo of her in a very revealing white carnival costume, complete with wings and rhinestones, that rivaled any Victoria’s Secret model creation. Bennett paired the costume with ankle ...

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Usain Bolt Girlfriend’s Jamaica Carnival Photo Is Heating Up Social Media

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. April 9, 2018: Usain Bolt’s girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, is stepping hotter this year for the 2018 Jamaica carnival and social media is loving it. Bennett posted a photo of her in a very revealing white carnival costume, complete with wings and rhinestones, that rivaled any Victoria’s Secret model creation. Bennett paired the costume with ankle ...

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This Caribbean Artist Created Denmark’s First Public Monument To A Black Woman 

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 9, 2018: A Caribbean-born artist has made history by collaborating to create the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark. Tobago-born, St. Croix-based artist, La Vaughn Belle, collaborated with Copenhagen-based Jeannette Ehlers, to create “I Am Queen Mary,” a tribute to Mary Thomas, a 19th-century freedom fighter who led a major ...

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Latin America, Caribbean Is Only Region Where Child Marriage Has Not Decreased In 10 Years

News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Mon. April 9, 2018: Latin America and the Caribbean, (LAC), is the only region in the world where the prevalence of child marriage and early unions has not decreased in the last decade, UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean says. Levels of child marriage in Latin America and the Caribbean has remained ...

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Caribbean News – Why Was This Caribbean Immigrant Shot By Cops?

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. April 6, 2018: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to know why a mentally ill Caribbean-born immigrant was shot to death by NYPD officers. Jamaican immigrant Saheed Vassell was holding a silver metal pipe with a head Wednesday afternoon at Utica Avenue near the corner of Montgomery Street, in ...

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