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Caribbean Celebs, Fans Voice Sadness On Kobe Bryant’s Passing

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 27, 2020: Fans globally, including from the Caribbean and Caribbean roots celebrities, are among those sharing messages of stunned disbelief at the tragic, sudden and untimely passing of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. Bryant along with his13-year-old daughter, and seven other people were killed a helicopter crash in foggy weather in the Los Angeles ...

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Teenage Reggae Singer Koffee Is A Grammy Winner

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 27, 2020: Teenage reggae sensation, Jamaican Koffee, has claimed her first Grammy. Koffee beat out Julian Marley and veterans Steel Pulse, Third World, Sly and Robbie and Roots Radics to win the 2020 Reggae Grammy for her album ‘RAPTURE.’ Koffee accepted the award for Best Reggae Album during the ...

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Thousands Displaced, About 50 Dead In Brazil Storm

BRASILIA, Jan 27, 20206 (Reuters): At least 46 people have died in Brazil and more than 25,000 have been displaced due to widespread flooding following storms and heavy rains that have swept across the south east of the country, authorities said on Sunday. Most of the casualties were in the state of Minas Gerais, including the capital Belo Horizonte, which ...

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Caribbean Roots Teen’s School Suspension Over Dreads Goes Viral

News Americas, HOUSTON, Texas, Fri. Jan. 24, 2020: The story of a Houston-born, Caribbean roots teen, who was suspended from school unless after he refused to cut his dreads, has gone viral. DeAndre Arnold, a 17-year-old senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston, told NBC affiliate KPRC of Houston that his hair ...

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The Caribbean, China And The “Easy Money” Caution

By Humeyra Pamuk Reuters KINGSTON, Jamaica., Fri. Jan. 24, 2020, (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday, cautioned nations against taking “easy money” from China, warning it could be counterproductive, in a second attack in as many days against China’s economic role in the region. Pompeo has been a vocal critic of Chinese ...

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Caribbean Artists Up For Grammys This Weekend

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 24, 2020: It’s almost time for the 2020 Grammy’s and the big question on every one’s mind is who will walk away with this year’s Reggae Grammy? Will it be teenage sensation Koffee or another Marley – that is- Julian Marley, whose album As I Am, landed him on ...

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Bob Marley Award For This Hollywood Actress

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 24, 2020: A Caribbean-born, Hollywood actress, producer and advocate is set to be honored with the prestigious Bob Marley Award next month in New York City. Former ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star, Trinidadian Lorraine Toussaint, will receive the award at the 2020 American Foundation of the University of ...

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Here’s Comes ‘Conch Shell’ From Three Soca Stars

News Americas, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Fri. Jan. 24, 2020: St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano and The Boss Neil Iwer George have teamed up on a new collaborative single that’s already causing a stir. The track is titled simply “Conch Shell” The latest release is likely to be the ultimate crowd pleaser in 2020 at the Trinidad Carnival. “When we hit ...

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