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Caribbean Jockey Among Winners At Youth Olympic Game

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 12, 2018: A Caribbean-born jockey this week was among the gold medal winners at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires in Argentina. Haiti’s Mateo Philippe Coles made history on October 9th, winning gold for his country at Olympic and Youth Olympic level across all sports since the reinstatement ...

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After Shellacking, This West Indies Player Says They Are Ready To Bring The Fight

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 12, 2018:  Days after the West Indies cricket team took an embarrassing shellacking at the hands of India, a West Indies player on Thursday said the team is ready to fight back as they head into the second test match today, Oct. 12th. West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase said ...

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Jamaican Jockey Vassell Najair Dead After Caymanas Park Mishap

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 12, 2018:  Jamaican jockey Vassell Najair, passed away on Monday, following in a mishap at the Caymanas Park racetrack late last month. The horse Perfect Asset struck Najair on Wednesday, September 26, prior to the start of the seventh race. Three five-year-old mares bolted from the starting gate and ...

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Son Of Former West Indies Player To Run For The US

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 12, 2018: The 21-year-old son of former West Indies fast bowler, Winston Benjamin, says he will be running for the United States. University of South California three-time NCAA Division champion, Rai Benjamin, made the official move recently, not long after becoming the third fastest man in history over the ...

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8 Earthquakes Shake Four Other Caribbean Countries On Heels Of Deadly Haiti Quake

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 12, 2018: Four other Caribbean countries were shaken by 8 smaller quakes between Wednesday night and Thursday, as the death toll from Haiti’s 5.9 October 6th quake reached 17. The US Geological Survey reported quakes ranging between 2.8 to 3.4 occurred in the British Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the ...

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This Caribbean Diaspora Organization Is Saving Young Students Lives One Defibrillator At A Time

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018: A Caribbean Diaspora organization is on a mission of saving the lives of young students and athletes in Jamaica and the Caribbean one defibrillator at a time. New York-based organization, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), began its Defibrillator to Schools Program in 2014 after the passing of student-athlete Cavahn McKenzie of St. ...

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This Mexican Company Will Begin Operating Jamaica’s Other Airport Next Year

  News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018: As of next year, Jamaica’s other airport will be also be operated by a Mexican corporation. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), will begin operating the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica in 2019. In April 2015, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico assumed operational control of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, ...

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Parkland Fuel Corporation to Acquire 75% of SOL, the Largest Independent Fuel Marketer in the Caribbean

News Americas, CALGARY, Alberta, WEDS. Oct. 10, 2018: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”, “We”, “Our” or “Us”), (TSX:PKI) Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator, and SOL Limited have entered into an agreement to complete a business combination (the “Business Combination” or “Transaction”) between Parkland and ...

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17 Dead, 333 Injured In Haiti Earthquake

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 10, 2018: The death toll from Haiti’s October 6th earthquake climbed to 17 Tuesday, government officials said while another 333 people were reported among the injured. Nine people died in the north coastal city of Port-de-Paix, seven in Gros Morne and one in Saint-Louis de Nord. Among the dead were a 5-year-old boy ...

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West Indies Look To Second Test

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 10, 2018: After a humiliating inning and 272-run defeat at the hands of India, the West Indies is now gearing up to face the host side again this week. The second test match is set for Friday, Oct. 12-Tuesday, Oct. 16th in Hyderabad. The West Indies side was crushed ...

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