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Four Ways To Enjoy Jamaican Culture Without Leaving The US

A jerk vendor at the annual South Carolina Reggae Jerk Festival. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 30, 2017:   If you can’t afford those pricey airline ticket prices to Jamaica right now, don’t be too disappointed. There are still ways to enjoy the Jamaican culture this summer without leaving  the US. Here are four cultural events that are definitively ...

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US Disability Organization Outraged As Trump Calls ‘Morning Joe’ Scarborough “Psycho”

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. News Americas, Boston, MA, Fri. June 30, 2017: The Ruderman Family Foundation, an international leader in disability inclusion, denounces in the strongest terms the insult tweeted by President Trump at MSNBC show anchor and former US Congressman Joe Scarborough, referring to him as a ‘psycho’ before hurling additional insults, derogatory to people with disabilities, at ...

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Can The West Indies Win Against India?

The pressure is on the shoulders of Skipper Jason Holder. Can he deliver? By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 30, 2017: The question on every die hard West Indies cricket fans lips is simple: can the West Indies manage by some miracle to win the remaining three ODI matches against India? India, a world cricket ...

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Trafficking In Persons 2017 Report Shows Progress In The Caribbean

By Ambassador Curtis Ward The Ward Post News Americas, Washington, DC, Fri. June 30, 2017: The U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report 2017, issued Monday, shows progress in some Caribbean countries but leaves some unhappy with their Tier rankings. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement on the TIP Report stressed that it “highlights the successes achieved and the ...

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Caribbean, Latin America Cannabis Fast Facts From The Latest UN Drug Report

Rastafarian in a field of marijuana plants, Blue Mountains, Jamaica. By NAN Business Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 30, 2017: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its 2017 World Drug Report regarding the production, distribution, and consumption of illegal substances on a global scale. Here are six fast facts from the report ...

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Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Calaloo And Cod Fish With Green Banana And Flour/ Corn Meal Dumplings

By Minna LaFortune News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 30, 2017: One of my favorite Caribbean meat less meal is calaloo and cod fish served with green banana and flour/ corn meal  dumplings and paired with avocado . This is also a very easy dish to make and it is rich in vitamins, iron and fiber. The recipe for ...

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These Caribbean Nationals Received The 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Siddel Ramkissoon from Trinidad & Tobago received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017 from Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 30, 2017: Several lucky Caribbean youth on Thursday received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017 from Queen Elizabeth II at the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards ...

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Usain Bolt Barely Holds Off Cuba’s Perez

Triple Olympian Usain Bolt wins by three seconds in Ostrava. (Twitter image) By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Thurs. June 29, 2017: The world’s fastest man, Triple Olympian Usain Bolt, had a seemingly tough time at the 56th Ostrava Golden Spike in the Czech Republic earlier. The famed Jamaican athlete barely held off Cuba’s Yunier Perez to ...

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This Caribbean Nation Has Been Rated Non-Compliant By The OECD

Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad. By NAN Business Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 29, 2017: An oil rich Caribbean nation has been rated as “non-compliant” by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD), after it failed to make progress towards satisfactory implementation of the tax transparency standards. The OECD said recently that Trinidad and Tobago, which previously had a ...

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US Slaps This Caribbean Country With Worst Rank In Latest Human Trafficking Report

By NAN News Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 28, 2017: The U.S. State Department yesterday slapped the worst tier status on the Central American CARICOM nation of Belize as it released its annual Trafficking in Persons report. Belize is the only Caribbean country with a tier 3 status again this year, which means its government does not ...

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