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U.S. Virgin Islands Lawmaker Stands Up For The Caribbean’s Most Famous American

Share Tweet Rep. Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands News Americas, WASHINGTON, DC, Fri. Aug. 14, 2015: A US lawmaker from an island America’s Caribbean-born first secretary of the Treasury spent his youth on, is among those urging the U.S. Treasury Department to delay its decision to redesign the ten dollar bill which features Alexander Hamilton. Rep. Stacey Plaskett ...

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Caribbean-Based Company Accused Of Providing Products To Syria

Share Tweet The Syrian government of Bashar Assad faces US sanctions. News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Aug. 13, 2015:  An energy company based in the Caribbean has been accused of providing energy products to the Syrian government of Bashar Assad. Blue Energy of P.O. Box 556, Charlestown in Nevis, West Indies has been slammed by the US Treasury Department, along ...

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Haiti Gets Ready To Host 12th edition of CARIFESTA

Share Tweet News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Aug. 12,2015: CARIFESTA, which is the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972. As a result, it has become a major multicultural and international event that increasingly attracts countries from other continents. The Caribbean is a meeting place ...

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Golf Ventures Form International Division

Share Tweet News Americas,  VALRICO, Florida, Tues. August 11, 2015: Golf Ventures Inc. has expanded into the international turf and landscaping market with a new division initially focused on the Caribbean and Central America. Scott Jones has joined the company as International Sales Manager. Jones is a professional with more than 33 years’ experience in international sales within the golf, ...

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NYC Activists To Rally Against DR Deportation Of Haitians

Share Tweet Haitians and Dominicans protesting last January in NYC. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 11, 2015: Haitian activists are amassing a support base for a massive protest rally this Friday across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Haitian New Yorkers and their supporters, including some from the Dominican Republic community, are set to ...

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Connecticut’s West Indian Club Fined

Share Tweet The West Indian Social Club. News Americas, HARTFORD, CT, Mon. Aug. 10, 2015: A popular West Indian club in Connecticut has been slapped with fines for labor violations. The West Indian Social Club, which had its roots in the basement and homes of the first West Indians to set foot in Hartford, was cited for the violations by ...

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Caribbean Nationals Throw “Shade” On Trump

Share Tweet Donald Trump at the first GOP debate on Aug. 6, 2015. (FOX News image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2015: The first GOP debate is officially over but many are still talking about it on social media, including Caribbean-Americans, who tuned in to watch seven Republican men slug it out for their party’s nomination. Many ...

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Former US Virgin Islands Official Busted On Bribery Charges

Share Tweet News Americas, ST. CROIX, USVI, Fri. Aug. 7, 2015: The former Director of Finance and Administration for the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority (VIPFA) has been slapped with conspiracy and bribery charges by the U.S. Justice Department. Julito Francis, 53, was on Thursday charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, bribery, extortion under color of official right, honest services ...

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United States Salutes Jamaica On Its Independence

Share Tweet President Obama with Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller in Jamaica in April. News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Aug. 6, 2015: As Jamaica celebrates its 53rd anniversary of independence from Britain today, the United States Government has insisted that it “remains a steadfast partner and friend.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a statement on behalf of President ...

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