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Caribbean Roots Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting Victim To Be Laid To Rest Friday

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Feb. 20, 2018: A Caribbean roots Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, who was among 17 who were slaughtered by crazed gunman Nikolas Cruz in the Valentine’s Day/Ash Wednesday massacre of February 14, 2018, is set to be laid to rest this Friday. Helena Freja Ramsay, 17, of Coral Springs, Florida, will be laid ...

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Latin America Roots Teen Remains Hospitalized After Taking Bullets To Save Others From Florida Shooter

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Feb. 20, 2018: A 15-year-old Latin America-roots immigrant and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High remains in a Broward County hospital, six days after he used his body as a human shield to save many in his class. Anthony Borges, whose roots extend to Venezuela, has a long road to recovery. He was shot five times ...

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Mexico Shaken By Another Earthquake

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southern and central Mexico on Friday evening, damaging buildings and shocking local residents. The epicenter of the earthquake was eight kilometers to the northeast of Pinotepa Nacional, southern state of Oaxaca, reported the National Seismological Service of Mexico. It is said that the tremor was felt in ...

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This Caribbean Nation Has Recorded Over 158 Murders So Far This Year

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 19, 2018: The Caribbean island nation that has given the world reggae music, jerk cuisine and Usain Bolt and is heavily dependent on tourism, has recorded a reported one hundred and fifty-eight murders so far this year. Jamaica reached the shocking numbers in less than 50 days of 2018. The latest victim is ...

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Latin American Immigrant Among Victims Of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: A 17-year-old Latin American immigrant is among the 17 victims slaughtered by gunman Nikolas Cruz at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Wednesday. Students, friends, and family gather to pray during a candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday, at ...

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Mexico’s First Female Indigenous Candidate Holds First Campaign Rally

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: The first indigenous female running for Mexico’s presidential election held her first campaign rally at Mexico City’s Ibero-Americana University on Monday. For the first time, an indigenous woman, Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez is running for the election. The 53-year-old, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional Nahua (a group ...

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Six Caribbean Revolutionaries In US Black History

Compiled By NAN News Editor News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: There is no denying that black Caribbean immigrants brought their revolutionary, pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit to the US from way back in 1700s and that spirit lives on to today. Here are six radical West Indians in US black history you may not know: 1: Founder Of ...

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Stay-Over Visitors Spent Over US$34 Billion In The Caribbean Last Year – CTO

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: Stay-over tourists to the Caribbean spent an estimated US$34.2 billion last year alone. That’s according to the latest Caribbean Tourism Performance Report for 2017, reported by the Caribbean Tourism Organization Thursday. The spend amounts to an estimated US$1,230 per trip, an increase from 2016 of just over $100. Combined with cruise ...

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Caribbean Entertainment Round-Up – Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’ Opens To Poor Reviews

  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: British-born, African-roots actor turned director, Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’ film opened at the Sundance Film festival to poor reviews. The film is about a younger brother taking revenge for his older brother’s gang killing in Kingston, Jamaica. In the movie, Jerry Dread, played by Jamaican actor Everaldo Creary, stops the music ...

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Caribbean Entertainment Round-Up – Jamaican Actress To Play Megan Markle In Lifetime Movie

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 16, 2018: A former Miss Jamaica Fashion Model winner turned actress will play Megan Markle in a Lifetime movie, set to air this spring. Parisa Fitz-Henley, 41, will star in the movie dubbed ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.’ It depicts the whirlwind romance of the soon-to-wed British royal couple, Prince Harry and Megan ...

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