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Dozens of NYC Caribbean-Born Teachers Still Awaiting Green Cards

By Felicia Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 15, 2013: Over sixteen dozen Caribbean-born teachers, recruited by the New York City Board of Education ten years ago to teach in public schools in the Big Apple, are still in legal limbo in the system – unable to secure green cards, News Americas Now has learned. According to Kira ...

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CTO Aviation Task Force Recommends Single Visa Regime To Enhance Visitor Experience In Member Countries

News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013: The Caribbean Tourism Organization, Aviation Task Force – a highly focused committee established to facilitate air transportation into and throughout the Caribbean and to enhance airlift – has recommended a review of visa regimes in member countries in order to improve the visitor experience. The task force is to recommend to its ...

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President Puts Spotlight On Haitian Immigrant In State Of The Union

Desiline Victor is applauded at the State of the Union on Feb. 12, 2013. By Felicia Persaud News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Feb. 13, 2013: Few people are lucky enough to get a Presidential spotlight cast on them and on Tuesday night, during his State of the Union, President Obama took time out to pay tribute to a lucky few, ...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Remains Call Of President

President Barack Obama, speaking at the State of the Union, February 12,2013, at the United States Capitol, in Washington D.C. (photo credit/ Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Feb. 13, 2013: President Obama used his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Feb. 12th, to again call for comprehensive immigration reform. To the applause ...

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Severe Weather Advisory Issued For NYC

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 8, 2013: New Yorkers are being advised that significant snowfall has been forecast starting this afternoon, Feb. 8th, through Saturday morning, Feb. 9th. The public is being urged to avoid all unnecessary driving during the duration of the storm and, until further directed, to use public transportation wherever possible. The MTA has advised ...

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Super Bowl Champ Ramon Harewood Heading Home Soon

The other side of Ramon Harewood. (Twitter image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 8, 2013: Newly-minted Super Bowl XLVII Champ, Baltimore Ravens guard tackle, Ramon Harewood, will be heading back to his native land of Barbados soon – to give back! The St. Michael-born national, whose only contact with American football was via television some nine years ago, ...

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Spanish Caribbean Most Active On Facebook

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 8, 2013: When it comes to Facebook activity, the Spanish Caribbean continues to lead the entire region, a top Caribbean digital marketing agency says. GetConnectiD this week released data to show that the Spanish Caribbean countries lead in Internet users as well as time spent being on the social network site. Data culled ...

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Novartis Issues Recall In Six Caribbean Nations

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Feb. 5, 2013: Several cough syrups are being voluntarily recalled by Novartis Pharma Logistics, Inc. in six Caribbean nations. The recall involves certain lots of Triaminic® Syrups, Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups, Jack & Jill® brand pediatric syrups and Buckley’s® Complete Liquids. A company statement late Tuesday said consumers who may have the product (s) ...

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Is There a Shortage of Chicken Wings?

CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sat. Feb. 2, 2013: Colette Burnett, owner of Super Wings New York, announced today that her restaurants will sell more than 2 tons of chicken wings for Super Bowl Sunday. “We have been marinating wings around the clock,” stated Burnett. “Our customers were concerned because of the rumor on the shortage of wings. What occurred was ...

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TJB On Penn Relays/Caricom Corps Meeting

Team Jamaica Bickle at 115th Penn Relays. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW YORK, N.Y., Fri. Feb. 1, 2013: On the heels of a meeting between The Penn Relay Carnival and the Caribbean Consular Corps, the founder of the non-profit group that spearheads the feeding, housing and care of Caribbean athletes at the annual relays is questioning whether the ...

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