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Day 6 Of The U.S. Open

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Sat. Aug. 31, 2013: Rafael Nadal, the world No. 2. ranked player defeated Ivan Dodig, a 28-year-old player from Croatia ranked 38th, by solid straight-sets victory, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 on Day 6 of the U.S. Open as he marched on in the tourney. “If you’re not playing your best,” he told ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez on ...

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Politicians Laud Caribbean Pride – Even If Only For A Day

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn waved a Trinidad flag next to Jamaican singer Maxi Priest. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Sept. 2, 2013: New York City mayoral hopefuls flocked to the West Indian American Day Carnival Monday becoming Caribbean American in sprit – at least for a day – while trying hard to win votes as the countdown begins to ...

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Haitian-American Upset At The U.S. Open

Victoria Duval played the match of her life on Aug. 27, 2013 at the US Open. (Hayden Roger Celestin/NAN image) News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Tues. Aug. 27, 2013: Haitian-American teen Victoria Duval caused the biggest upset at the U.S. Open to date Tuesday when she trounced former champion, Samantha Stosur, to push into the second round of the competition. Duval ...

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Caribbean Foundation Puts The Focus On Science

Some of the students at SPISE 2013. (CSF image) News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. Aug. 26, 2013: Each year, the Caribbean Science Foundation, (CSF) runs the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering, (SPISE). The SPISE, led by the Interim Executive Director of the CSF, Professor Cardinal Warde, is modeled after the well-known and highly successful Minority Introduction to ...

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The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Reverend Al Sharpton, speaking at the 50th March On Washington on Aug. 24, 2013. (Mario Cabrera/Vision Fotos) By José Francisco Ávila News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sun. Aug. 25, 2013: As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, many have expressed their opinion as to the strides made since then, and how much more ...

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Jamaica May Lose Pot Capital Status To U.S.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 23, 2013: Jamaica may be blamed for marijuana or pot trafficking to America, but Drug Enforcement agents have their hands full trying to stamp out growth of the drug in the United States. While the U.S. State Department report on narcotics for this year shows there are an estimated 15,000 hectares of marijuana ...

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Dominica Hotelier Calls for Resignation of LIAT’s Chairman

Mr. Gregor Nassief CaribPR Wire, PORSTMOUTH, Dominica, Mon. Aug. 19, 2013: Dominica hotelier, Gregor Nassief, has issued a second letter to LIAT, this time to the Chairman of LIAT’s Board of Directors, Mr. Jean Holder, calling for his resignation. The letter, titled ‘Blameless and Shameless,’ calls for accountability in “what is probably LIAT’s worst operational crisis in its 56 year ...

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Meet The World’s Newest Animal

The newest species of mammal known to science, the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina). (Photo by Mark Gurney) News Americas, QUITO, Ecuador, Fri. Aug. 16, 2013: A new animal has been discovered in Ecuador’s Andean Mountain, the first in the American continents in 35 years. The first species in the order Carnivora to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere since the 1980′s ...

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Caribbean Locals Urged To Look Out For World’s Largest Message-In-A-Bottle That Is Lost At Sea

The world’s largest message is 30 feet long and weighs in at more than 2.5 tons, now it has lost satellite contact somewhere close to the Caribbean islands. OSLO, Norway, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The story of the high-tech 30 feet long message-in-a-bottle, which uploaded pictures while crossing the Atlantic, has gained attention world wide, but last Sunday the ...

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National Safety Council Launches New Driver Safety Program in the Caribbean

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Safety Council, a global leader in driver safety training for almost 50 years, has launched the NSC Defensive Driving Course – Left Side of the Road for the Caribbean nations. This course is designed specifically for motorists who drive in countries with road systems that pass oncoming traffic on the left ...

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