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U.S. Group Welcomes Caribbean Review Of Ganja Policy

Share Tweet News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 8, 2014: A leading U.S. organization that promotes drug policies “grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights” is welcoming Caribbean leaders announcement that a commission to review marijuana policy in the region will soon be established in order to assess the need for reforms to marijuana laws. At the semi-annual ...

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Houston Police Seek Help In Finding Caribbean Festival Shooter

Share Tweet Houston Caribbean Festival 2013 Band of the Year. News Americas, HOUSTON, Texas, Mon. July 7, 2014: The Houston Police Department is calling for people with information to come forward following a shooting in the early hours of July 5th at the Houston Caribbean Festival that left four people wounded. An unidentified man opened fire at around 1:55 a.m. ...

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U.S. Ambassador Responds To Guyana Minister’s Attack

Share Tweet United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. July 4, 2014: On his last day in office Thursday, United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, took time to address the recent verbal assault unleashed on him by Guyana’s Minister of Education Priya Manickchand and the country’s acting minister of foreign affairs, at a celebration ...

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Jamaican Faces Fifteen To Life On Sex Trafficking

Share Tweet Damion St. Patrick Baston News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 3, 2014: A 37-year-old Jamaican man is facing fifteen years to life in prison after being found guilty for his role in a sex trafficking operation. Damion St. Patrick Baston, of New York, was convicted on July 1 on three counts of sex trafficking – both in the ...

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Southwest Airlines begins flights to the Caribbean

Share Tweet News Americas Now, New York, NY, Wednesday July 2, 2014: Southwest Airlines, a domestic discount airline, began its first international flights yesterday and its first flights were to the Caribbean. The airline’s inaugural flight took place from Baltimore headed to Aruba with flights to Jamaica and the Bahamas also expected. The international expansion follows Southwest’s acquisition of AirTran ...

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Alleged Jamaican “death squad” officer arrested in Canada

Share Tweet News Americas Now, Toronto, Canada, Tuesday, July 1, 2014: A former Jamaican police officer, Witney Hutchinson, 28, was recently arrested in Canada by the Toronto Police Service Fugitive Squad with assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Durham Regional Police. Hutchinson was arrested in Ajax, a town in Ontario, Canada located 16 miles east of Toronto. It ...

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The Caribbean Voice Tackles Suicide In Guyana

Share Tweet News Americas, New York, NY, June 28, 2014: Suicide seems to be fast becoming the ultimate answer for every kind of interpersonal problem in Guyana, usually catalyzed by alcoholism, domestic abuse and other forms of violence, dysfunctional and triangular relationships and teenage pregnancy. In fact, Guyana has the second highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the Caribbean; the ...

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Haitian President Reiterates October Election Date At OAS

Share Tweet Haitian President Michel Martelly and Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza during their June 25, 2014 meeting at the OAS. (OAS IMAGE) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 26, 2014: Haitian President Michel Martelly has confirmed his country’s commitment to holding elections on October 26, 2014, three years behind schedule amid a ...

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New US Embassy For The Dominican Republic

Share Tweet News Americas Now, New York, New York, June 26, 2014: A new embassy opened this week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, The embassy is situated on 16 acres of land in the Altos de Arroyo Hondo section of Santo Domingo. The $193 million project incorporates numerous sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs, including a 345 ...

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Congressman Rangel Wins Primary Election Bid

Share Tweet Charlie Rangel wins Rematch. (Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin) News Americas, HARLEM, NY, Tues. June 24, 2014: Eighty-four-year-old Congressman Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem on Tuesday night, beat back a fierce challenge from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to claim a 23rd and final term in Congress. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Rangel had 47.4% of the vote to 43.6% ...

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