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Caribbean-Born Woman Makes History As Commonwealth Secretary-General

Baroness Patricia Scotland, c., was selected at the new secretary general of the Commonwealth on Nov. 27, 2015. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 27, 2015: A Dominica-born woman has made history by becoming the first woman to take the helm as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent ...

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Barbados Hotel Association Launches Black Friday Sale

Ocean Two Resort & Residences Participates in Barbados-wide Black Friday Sale (PRNewsFoto/Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The island nation of Barbados has launched a Black Friday sale offering customers up to 50% off hotels of all categories.  The promotion, which runs from early Friday morning to late Monday night has been ...

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Shop Courts to Save Big This Holiday Season

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Courts, the leading provider of furniture & appliances across the Caribbean, is pleased to announce details of their upcoming holiday promotions. Courts is pleased to extend a multitude of impressive discounts on items on everyone’s wish list this holiday season. The promotion, aptly named WTF, runs the ...

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Unlocking Finance For Growth In The Caribbean

Delegates at Invest Caribbean Now 2015 in Saint Martin. (ICN image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 25, 2015: “Unlocking finance for Caribbean-born developers and existing regional companies is key as governments continue to struggle to grow their economies,” says Felicia J. Persaud, CEO at Invest Caribbean Now (ICN). With banks in the region now less bullish on lending there, ICN, ...

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A New Way To Fly To Cuba

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – This December sees the launch of a new Gateway to the island of Cuba from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands.  Services to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) commence on December 10th, 2015. With this new service to Santiago from Providenciales, visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be able ...

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Caribbean Voice Urges National Conversation Amidst Another Guyanese Suicide

News, Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Nov. 24, 2015: A US-Guyana-based organization formed to fight against suicide in Guyana is calling for the urgent implementation of concrete measures to battle the problem in the South American nation amidst the death of another national there. The Caribbean Voice, founded by Guyanese national Annan Boodram, says there needs to be an urgent national ...

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ISIS, The Caribbean And Latin America

U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, at an event hosted by NDU in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18th. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 20, 2015: With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS’) attack on Paris still fresh on the minds of many, News Americas Now wanted to take ...

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Former Clinton Counsel Promoting Caribbean Citizenship Programs

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Nov. 20, 2015: Lanny Jesse Davis, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton,  has suddenly taken an interest in the citizenship programs offered by several Caribbean countries. Davis, who also served as a spokesperson for the President and the White House on matters concerning campaign-finance investigations and other legal issues between 1996 ...

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Jamaican Woman Busted With Coke

The 10 thumb-sized pellets found on Camella Simone Whyte. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, BALTIMORE, MD, Fri. Nov. 20, 2015: A 31-year-old Jamaican woman will face prosecution in Maryland for allegedly smuggling more than four ounces of cocaine into the U.S. inside her body. Camella Simone Whyte was busted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the ...

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Jamaica To Soon Know All About Deportees

Share Tweet By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Nov. 13, 2015: The Jamaican government will soon know the immigration and criminal histories of all nationals being sent back from the US to their homeland. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Ministry of National Security of Jamaica this week signed a memorandum of cooperation in Kingston ...

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