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Haitian Fined For Disrupting Flight

Share Tweet News Americas, BOSTON, MA, Fri. Mar. 27, 2015: A 60-year-old Haitian national has been fined $1,000 and ordered to pay more than $6,300 in restitution for disrupting an American Airlines flight. Edmond Alexandre, 60, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston on Friday to a year of probation as well for disrupting the American Airlines flight from ...

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Gay Activists Interrupt Jamaica PM’s Diaspora Launch In NYC

Share Tweet A gay protester at the meeting on Thursday March 26, 2015. in NYC. Secret service officers stood watch as the protesters made their voices heard. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 27, 2015: Gay rights activists interrupted the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference launch in NYC yesterday where Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was in attendance. Several ...

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister For New York Today

Share Tweet Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 26, 2015: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, will be in New York City this afternoon to kick off the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference. PM Simpson Miller will address the Jamaican community in New York at a community meeting set for 6:30 p.m. this ...

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Former St. Kitts/Nevis Prime Minister Threatens Lawsuit

Share Tweet Fromer PM Denzil Douglas News Americas, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Mar. 25, 2015: Former St. Kitts & Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas is threatening to sue two local nationals over comments that the U.S. government had revoked his visa before the February 16th election. The St. Kitts Observer and WINN FM are each reporting that Dr. Douglas ...

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Haitian American Designed UN Memorial To Slavery To Be Unveiled

Share Tweet The Ark of Return, News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 24, 2015: The eighth International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade – tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 –  is set to be even more special this year. The United Nations will proudly unveil The Ark of Return, the permanent memorial, designed by Haitian ...

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African-Caribbeans In UK More Likely to Be Strip-Searched By Police

Share Tweet News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Mar. 23, 2015: People of African-Caribbean descent living in the U.K. are more likely to be held in police cells and strip-searched than those of other races. That’s according to a recent report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for England and Wales (HMIC) conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) ...

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Fruit Fly Results In Ban On Dominican Republic Fruits

Share Tweet The pesky Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 20, 2015: The pesky Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) has resulted in a federal quarantine order issued on the importations of several fruit and vegetables from the Dominican Republic. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will enforce the quarantine order issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal ...

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Fruit Fly Results In Ban On Dominican Republic Fruits

Share Tweet The pesky Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 20, 2015: The pesky Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) has resulted in a federal quarantine order issued on the importations of several fruit and vegetables from the Dominican Republic. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will enforce the quarantine order issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal ...

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Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued In The Dominican Republic

Share Tweet   News Americas, SOSUA, Dominican Republic, Fri. Mar. 20, 2015:  Twenty-nine sex trafficking victims – some as young as 14, were recently rescued in Sosua, Dominican Republic following an international undercover law enforcement investigation. Twenty of the 29 were minors between ages 14 and 17. Seven Dominican nationals, including two women and five men, were arrested. Prosecutors allege ...

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Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued In The Dominican Republic

Share Tweet   News Americas, SOSUA, Dominican Republic, Fri. Mar. 20, 2015:  Twenty-nine sex trafficking victims – some as young as 14, were recently rescued in Sosua, Dominican Republic following an international undercover law enforcement investigation. Twenty of the 29 were minors between ages 14 and 17. Seven Dominican nationals, including two women and five men, were arrested. Prosecutors allege ...

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