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NYC Voters Hand Incumbent Caribbean Roots Lawmakers Return Ticket

Grenadian-American Jumaane Williamsposted this selfie with his team on Twitter and thanked voters in the 45th District “for coming out strong!” (Twitter image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 8, 2017: Voters in New York’s 40th and 45th City Council districts on Tuesday handed their incumbent Caribbean roots representatives return tickets to the body. Haitian-born City Councilman Mathieu Eugene ...

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A Jamaican Roots Non Profit Worker Takes On An Incumbent Haitian Councilmember In NYC

Flatbush-born Brian Cunningham, r., a former aide to New York State Senator Kevin Parker and chief-of-staff of Councilmember Laurie Cumbo is challenging Haitian-born incumbent Councilmember Mathieu Eugene for the 40th Councilmatic district seat. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 7, 2017: A Jamaican roots former political worker turned non-profit worker will face-off again against a Haitian-born City Councilmember in ...

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These U.S. Congressional Lawmakers Tour The US Virgin Islands Post Irma and Maria

Senator Kamala Harris, l., who has roots in the Caribbean, was among those who toured St. Thomas post hurricanes Irma and Maria on Nov. 5, 2017. (USVI Governor’s Office image) News Americas, ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I, Tues. Nov. 7, 2017: A bi-partisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers toured parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands Sunday, some 47 days after Hurricanes Irma ...

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This Caribbean Island Has Been Shaken By An Earthquake

A quake of with a magnitude of 5.7 on the seismic scale and with a depth of 45 km occurred south east of Grenada Sunday, according to the UWI Seismic Research Center. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 6, 2017: A Caribbean island that was spared the wrath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria was on Sunday shaken by an ...

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Lawsuit Against Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister Going To Trial

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, seen here onstage during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City, is being sued by Dr. Isaac Newton for defamation. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images) News Americas, MIAMI, Fl, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: A defamation lawsuit filed by a U.S. Caribbean Diaspora national against ...

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Caribbean Sports – Meet The Caribbean-Born Players Of The World Series Winning Houston Astros

Cuban-born Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros celebrates with teammate Jose Altuve #27 after scoring off of a double hit by Brian McCann #16 against Tommy Kahnle #48 of the New York Yankees during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by ...

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Idaho Credit Union Says ‘Black Face’ Jamaican Bobsled Wearing Halloween Costume Staffers Meant No Disrespect

The four women in black facepaint with what appear to be afro or braid wigs, yellow stocking caps and a cardboard “bobsled” labeled “Jamaica” — a nod to the 1988 Olympic team and the popular ‘90s movie “Cool Runnings. (Instagram image) News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: A credit union in the northwestern state of Idaho says four ...

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Caribbean Entertainment – Guyanese-American Actor To Star In Horror Flick

Sean Patrick Thomas’ roots extend to Guyana. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for GOOD+ Foundation) News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: Guyanese-American Actor Sean Patrick Thomas (Halloween: Resurrection) has joined forces with actress Linda Cardellini in the James Wan-produced horror flick, The Children. The story follows a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, ...

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Caribbean Business – Russia’s Growing Caribbean Interest

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) shakes hands with Saint Kitts and Nevis’s Foreign Minister Mark Brantley during talks on the sidelines of the 72nd session of UN General Assembly. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS (Photo by Alexander Shcherbak\TASS via Getty Images) By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: On October 10th, a report appeared in the Russian media ...

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Caribbean Tourism – The Solo Traveler And The Caribbean

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: One of the odder experiences in my past was when, while sitting on a beach in Barbados, a young American visitor appeared from nowhere and asked if I was vacationing on my own. As it happened, I was quietly spending a Sunday alone before a week of political interviews. ...

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